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You've Gotta Start Somewhere

39 EpisodesProduced by Rachel CorbettWebsite

Rachel Corbett interviews well-known media personalities and celebrities to find out exactly what it takes to make it in show business.

39 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Carrie Bickmore

July 14th, 2019


Carrie Bickmore is one of the most well-known faces on Australian television. As the host of The Project she’s been delivering the news differently for ten years, she’s also host of Carrie & Tommy on the Hit Network …

Derryn Hinch

December 25th, 2018


Derryn Hinch is an Australian journalist whose career has spanned almost six decades.

He’s recently made a return to the small screen as the host of Hinch on Sky News Australia after spending three years as a Senator in …

Dr Chris Brown

May 29th, 2018


Dr Chris Brown is a veterinarian, television presenter and half the Australian female population's hall pass.

He started out as a guest host on the …

Tim "Rosso" Ross

May 22nd, 2018


Tim Ross (aka Rosso) is an Australian comedian, radio host, design enthusiast and television presenter.

Rosso is best known for his work as part of the comedy duo Merrick and Rosso with fellow comedian, Merrick Watts.

Natarsha Belling

May 15th, 2018


Natarsha Belling is a journalist and newsreader with just about one of the most infectious laughs you’ll ever see on television.

Ever since preschool …

Meshel Laurie

May 8th, 2018


Meshel Laurie is a comedian, radio and television host and author.

Meshel started out as a stand-up comedian in the 90s, treading the boards with a lot of the comedy stars of today including Dave Hughes, Rove McManus and …

Hamish Macdonald

May 2nd, 2018


Hamish Macdonald is an Australian journalist and host of The Sunday Project.

He’s had an incredible career that’s seen him reporting from war zones, disasters and major world events. He’s also worked as a reporter for …

Joe Hildebrand

April 25th, 2018


Joe Hildebrand is an Australian journalist and host of the daytime television program, Studio 10.

Joe started his career as a cadet journalist at the Australian Associated Press and worked his way up to Editor at Large …

Chris Bath

April 17th, 2018


Chris Bath is an Australian journalist, radio and television presenter. She’s currently the host of Evenings on ABC Radio Sydney and presenter of 10 News First Weekend on Network 10.

Chris’ path to working as a …


April 10th, 2018


Lehmo is one of Australia's most well-known comedians and in this episode of You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Rachel Corbett sits down with him to find …

Season 2 Coming Soon

April 3rd, 2018


Season two of You've Gotta Start Somewhere is on the way and guests include Chris Bath, Meshel Laurie, Hamish McDonald and Lehmo.

Catch up on all the episodes at

Shaun Micallef

October 10th, 2017


Shaun Micallef is an Australian comedian, actor, writer and television presenter who worked in what would seem to be the world’s least funny field …

Amanda Keller

October 3rd, 2017


Amanda Keller is an Australian comedian, television and radio presenter.

She’s one of the hardest working people in media hosting WSFM’s breakfast radio show, Jonesy & Amanda, Channel 10’s The Living Room and Dancing …

James Mathison

September 19th, 2017


James Mathison is a television presenter who rose to fame as the host of Australian Idol.

James’ very first television appearance was on Channel 10’s,

Shane Jacobson

September 12th, 2017


Shane Jacobson is an Australian actor, writer, director and comedian.

Shane became a household name after playing the role of Kenny Smyth, a portaloo …

Ross Greenwood

September 5th, 2017


Ross Greenwood is the Nine Network’s business and finance editor and host of Money News on 2GB.

Ross started his career in print journalism and decided to specialise in finance after noticing the finance guys seemed to …

Deborah Knight

August 29th, 2017


Deborah Knight is a journalist, newsreader and host of The Today Show.

Deborah was part of the “Mitchell Mafia” studying journalism at Charles Sturt University. After graduating she started working for 2GB in Wagga Wagga …

Gorgi Coghlan

August 22nd, 2017


Gorgi Goghlan is a journalist, singer and host of The Project.

Gorgi grew up on a sheep farm in Warrnambool and started her career as a teacher at …

Michael Usher

July 25th, 2017


Michael Usher is an Australian journalist, newsreader and host of Seven News Sydney and The Latest: Seven News.

Michael started his television career …

Tommy Little

July 18th, 2017


Tommy Little is a comedian, radio presenter and the funny guy on The Project.

Tommy originally wanted to be an actor but realised pretty quickly he …

Marc Fennell

July 11th, 2017


Marc Fennell is a podcaster, radio and television presenter, documentary maker, author and host of SBS Viceland’s The Feed. Basically, he’s a busy guy.

Marc’s career began when he won an AFI Outstanding Young Film …

Ben Fordham

July 4th, 2017


Ben Fordham is an Australian journalist, sports reporter, radio presenter and regular on Today.

Ben started his career as a work experience kid at …

Mia Freedman

June 27th, 2017


Mia Freedman is a journalist and co-founder of the Mamamia Women’s Network.

Mia began her career as the work experience kid at Cleo Magazine and got her first paying job as the magazine’s Beauty Editor.

She left Cleo

Waleed Aly

June 20th, 2017


Waleed Aly is an Australian journalist, academic, lawyer, television and radio presenter. Basically he’s one hell of an overachiever.

He’s best known as the host of The Project, but he also writes for the New York Times,

Leigh Sales

June 13th, 2017


Leigh Sales is host of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 730 as well as the hit podcast Chat 10 Looks 3.

Since starting at the ABC in 1995 …

Peter Helliar

June 6th, 2017


Peter Helliar is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, television and radio presenter. So there’s pretty much nothing in showbiz he can’t do.

His first crack at high-profile television was as a part …

Sarah Harris

May 30th, 2017


Sarah Harris is an Australian journalist and host of Studio 10.

Sarah studied journalism at the Queensland University of Technology and got her first …

Brendan "Jonesy" Jones

May 23rd, 2017


Brendan “Jonesy” Jones is a radio presenter and one half of WSFM’s incredibly successful breakfast radio show, Jonesy & Amanda with Amanda Keller.

Ugly Phil

May 16th, 2017


Ugly Phil O’Neill is a radio legend and for anyone over the age of 30, he’s probably best known for his time as host of the Hot30 Countdown with his then-wife, Jackie O.

Phil’s story is one of focus and determination. He …

Lawrence Mooney

May 9th, 2017


Lawrence Mooney is a comedian and host of Triple M Sydney’s breakfast show, Moonman in the Morning.

Lawrence worked a number of different jobs, including as a customs officer, before getting into stand-up. Now he’s one …

Tim Gilbert

May 2nd, 2017


Tim Gilbert is an Australian television and radio presenter and host of The Business of Sport on Sky News Australia.

Tim’s career began at Radio 2GM …

Larry Emdur

April 25th, 2017


Larry Emdur is an Australian television presenter and host of The Morning Show on Channel 7 with Kylie Gillies.

Larry started his career as a copyboy for the Sydney Morning Herald before moving into television at the …

Sylvia Jeffreys

April 18th, 2017


Sylvia Jeffreys is an Australian journalist and newsreader.

Sylvia began her career in media at the Nine Network in Brisbane as a script assistant while she was completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of …

Peter Berner

April 11th, 2017


Peter Berner is an Australian comedian, television and radio presenter and artist.

Peter started his career in the late 80s as a stand-up comic and …

Paul Murray

April 4th, 2017


Paul Murray is the host of Paul Murray Live and Saturday Edition on Sky News Australia.

Paul was ‘discovered’ hosting a Little Athletics carnival when …

Sam Mac

March 28th, 2017


Sam Mac is a radio and television presenter, prolific content creator, cat lover and the Sunrise weatherman.

Sam Mac started his career in radio by …

Merrick Watts

March 21st, 2017


Merrick Watts is a comedian, television and radio presenter best known for his time as part of the comedy duo Merrick & Rosso.

Merrick started his …


March 14th, 2017


Michael “Wippa” Wipfli is an Australian radio and television presenter who currently hosts the NOVA breakfast show Fitzy & Wippa with Ryan Fitzgerald.

Wippa started his career as a builder but knew he wanted to do …

Welcome to You've Gotta Start Somewhere

March 9th, 2017


You've Gotta Start Somewhere is the podcast that's all about pulling the curtain back on the wizard of showbiz to reveal exactly what it takes to …

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