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Episode One - Lift off

The very first show. Clunky and lighthearted. We had a lot of fun making this one. A solo effort in introducing Nick our host and his background. Lots of fun!


The first one is always the hardest! 

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Episode 3 - The Pilot Guy - Cran Middlecoat

Wow is a word that immediately comes to mind when talking with Cran. In this episode you'll meet a man whose journey through mental and physical health challenges led him to inspire high schoolers, aspiring pilots, and the world at large.

This episode is a gem, a testament to rising above adversity, reinventing oneself, and offering boundless inspiration.

Join us as we delve into Cran Middlecoat's incredible story on this captivating episode of the Man O'Clock Show.


Cran's contact details are at 

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Episode 5 - Dr Tristan Casey

We are excited to launch Season 2 with the esteemed Dr. Tristan Casey, who generously unveils his personal journey through the labyrinth of mental illness.


A few years back, it hit him like a ton of bricks, but now he's here, sharing his triumphs and tribulations enroute to becoming a leading figure in the realm of organisational wellness.


This marks one of the first occasions he's discussed it so publicly, straight from the depths of his heart.


The show just keeps getting betterer!


Your continuous feedback and support have been nothing short of legendary. Brace yourselves for more captivating and slightly awkward moments as we navigate the hilariously profound journey that is The Man O'Clock Show!


Psssst... by the way, our new Man O'Clock Show listener shirts are now up for grabs. Because looking sharp is the first step to conquering the world, one snicker at a time at ⁠⁠

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Episode 7 - Donna Thistlewaite

This week, we're taking it to the next level with none other than Donna Thistlewaite, a mental health champion and survivor-thriver.


Her journey is nothing short of remarkable — a story of despair, darkness, and ultimately, recovery.

*** Trigger warning ***

In 2012, Donna fell from Brisbane’s Story Bridge in a desperate attempt to end her life. Her actions shocked those who knew her, as they regarded her as a competent human resource professional and a friendly, enthusiastic person.


However, Donna's journey led her from breakdown to receiving an ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in 2016, finding her purpose in career coaching and speaking.


As an entrepreneur and speaker, Donna shares her story to help others navigate their own challenges.


The link to her ABC Australian Story episode is ⁠⁠.


There are some wonderful takeaways in the area of thriving after facing darkness, imposter syndrome, daily gratefulness, breathing techniques, music therapy, mental health strategies to help you stay on track, and some other tasty morsels of mental strength goodness. OMG it is a doozy!


A clunky intro by me, but hey, who doesn't love a guy giving it a go!? Just love making this show and getting in front of the mic every week.

Any feedback welcome! I have tried fixing the low volume, so open to more! Thank you.


Next episode is one incredible man and veteran. Another doozy incoming!!


If you need someone to talk to, call:

Lifeline on 13 11 14

Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800

MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978

Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467

Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36

Headspace on 1800 650 890

QLife on 1800 184 527

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Episode 2 - Andrei Wightman

What a delight to chat with marathon runner and talker, Andrei Wightmas. He discusses his efforts raising a squillion for Movember from a very personal and deep lived experience with the loss of his brother and his remedy for positive mental health. Click on his photo for the link to his Movember page

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Episode 4 - Fasting and Fitness - Steve Roberts

In this episode of "The Man O'Clock Show," we sit down with the incredible Steve Roberts, a former boxer and Rugby Union representative player who has transformed his life into a powerful narrative of resilience and raw strength. As a personal trainer and now a successful business owner, Steve shares his journey and imparts tough love coaching to men over 40, guiding them towards reclaiming control over their physical and mental well-being.

Our host, Nick, recently took on Steve's renowned 5-day Fasting Challenge, shedding an impressive 5.5kg in just five days, all while fasting on his cherished pizza day on Friday!

Fasting, a concept unfamiliar to many men, unfolds its remarkable benefits during our conversation with Steve. From enhanced mental clarity to elevated energy levels, Steve delves into the transformative effects of fasting, offering valuable insights that challenge preconceptions.

Join us for this enlightening interview with Steve Roberts, where we explore not only his personal journey but also the transformative power of fasting for men over 40. Share your thoughts and feedback – we'd love to hear from you!

Steve can be contacted at


Episode 6 - Leanne Hughes 

In this episode join me for an insightful and candid conversation with the inspiring Leanne Hughes, as she generously shares her wealth of experience in supporting her network through their mental health journeys backed by her Psychology studies and interactions with her organisational and talent management business clients.

Leanne, combines her "experience in Marketing, with her education with Group Dynamics and Psychology, to help leaders create engaging everyday experiences - that are so contagious they scale across teams, functions and regions."

Throughout the episode, you'll gain valuable insights into building a compassionate community, breaking down stigma, and maybe setting a goal of something small like a marathon....

Leanne Hughes is a catalyst for positive change in the realm of mental health and facilitation. Whether you're seeking guidance on supporting others or looking for ways to enhance your own mental well-being, this episode is a must-listen.

Join us as we delve into the compassionate world of mental health advocacy with Leanne Hughes, and discover the transformative impact of a supportive community.

It was such a pleasure dealing with Leanne in this podcast. An absolute trooper and brightly shining happy person!

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Episode 8 - Lt Col (ret) Kevin Humphreys DSC

Coming soon!  Due 20th Feb 2024!

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