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The Examined Life is the latest podcast series from award winning entrepreneur and life coach, Matt Purcell.

Join Matt as he talks to some of Australia's most inspiring and recognisable people about business, leadership, mental health, relationships and much much more. Chatting to high profile Australians, Matt aims to uncover what makes them tick, understand how they perceive themselves, and engage them to share about how they overcome struggles and achieve their goals in our 21st century culture.

The Examined Life is a program that aims to get you thinking about your own values, direction and meaning.

The unexamined life is not worth living - Socrates.
64 Episodes
Matt interviewed Success Resource Australia's director, Michael Lane. They bring out some of the worlds best self educators such as Tony Robbin, Gary Vee and more.@itsmichaellane
Matt joins Gabe Robinson, director of the Hunter Institute Of Fashion and head stylist for The Voice, X-Factor and celebrities. Matt digs into Gabes story, what makes him tick, what Gabes idea of fashion and style is and much much more.
Matt Purcell interviews USA political celebrity Dave Rubin during Jordan Petersons tour in Australia.DAVE RUBIN's journey from a left leaning progressive to a free thinking classical liberal has been quite an adventure. As a gay married man living in America, Dave spent the majority of his adult life subscribing to a certain political belief system based primarily on his immutable characteristics. Fed up with the mainstream media narrative and click-bait news, Dave decided to open up about his awakening, for all to see. He came to realize that no person or idea should be expected to join a side, but rather they should embrace their status as an individual. He now feels that the modern left has lost its way by taking political correctness and groupthink to a dangerous level, distracting from the true American dream of the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.Dave's background as a stand up comedian, degree in political science, and willingness to listen without fighting has uniquely positioned him to tackle big ideas and uncomfortable truths with thought leaders from both sides of the aisle. His show The Rubin Report aims to create civil discourse with people we both agree and disagree with, and host a dialogue with others whose ideas are judged before being given the chance to be presented in an honest way.Dave is currently taping season 5 of his talk show, speaking around the world with Dr. Jordan Peterson on the "12 Rules for Life Tour," and performing stand up comedy in cities around the U.S.
Matt Purcell speaks with Sam Evans (@samevanslife) about creating films, content, gear and mental health. Sam Evans is one of the word's finest young content creators and works with Qantas, Audi, Samsung, Go Pro and more.Check out his stuff
Janine Allis joins Matt Purcell on the last episode for 2018 and discusses her rise from single parenthood to multi million dollar success. Her story is inspiration and her ambition and drive is something to model from. About JanineBRW named Janine Allis one of fifteen people that changed the way Australia does business in the last 35 years. There are almost 7000 people working across the four businesses under the holding company Retail Zoo, for which Janine is now a director. Retail Zoo has over 540 stores that has turned over from inception just on $2 billion dollars. Boost Juice bars are also in over 15 countries outside of Australia.Based in Melbourne, Janine is a working mother of four. Her life is hectic so she understands firsthand the demands the world can put on an individual! Janine is an advocate for a healthy lifestyle - she maintains a five-day-a-week yoga practice and she is a very average surfer and tennis player...but loves both.
My next guest on The Examined Life is tv presenter, qualified wellness coach and teenage girls role model Liv Phyland. We had a deep and fun chat about her work, the judgement that is in our culture, over coming challenges and much more.About Liv's a fresh, healthy face with a cheeky sense of humour and hergenuine lust for life is addictive. Liv's television debut was in 2011, when she became the host of ABC3's flagship show 'Studio3'. In 2015 Liv made the jump from ABC to host Eleven's music show The Loop, alongside Scott Tweedie. Indulging in her love for all things lifestyle and adventure, she has also appeared in her own show 'Liv on theEdge', and her adventure web series 'Letting Go'. Liv has MC'd events such as the 'Fun4Kids' festival, Cyber Safety Summit, St Kilda Festival, the ARIA's Red Carpet, The Retailer Awards, and Tropfest. Liv is also an ambassador for The Starlight Foundation, Ride 2 School, REELise, and Surfrider.Liv is passionate for all things health and well-being, having completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology, and becoming a health coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her proudest achievement is combining her passion for physical and mental health to launch and run Girls Who Glow; workshops for teenage girls to be their healthiest, happiest selves.
Matt Purcell spoke with Australian music artist Dami Im on The Examined Life Podcast which they discussed her music, story and beliefs.Support Dami on her tour DamiIn 2013 Dami Im arrived, seemingly out of nowhere, and found herself a home in the sonic heart of Australia. Born in South Korea, Dami won The X Factor on the strength of her astonishing voice and palpable sense of artistry. More success followed as Dami earned multiple ARIA accreditations, including #1 chart positions and multi-platinum sales for the likes of her self-titled debut album and hit singles 'Alive', 'Super Love' and 'Gladiator'. For any one tuning into The X Factor it was obvious that Dami was not only an artist of the new millennium, but she possessed a devout understanding of the rich history of pop and how truly great songs are crafted.Since then, Dami released two more acclaimed studio albums, including the Gold accredited 2014 release, CLASSIC CARPENTERS, which peaked at #3 on the ARIA album charts and gave rise to a sold out national tour. Dami then travelled to Sweden to represent Australia at The Eurovision Song Contest 2016-where she placed second in the world performing in front of an audience of 200 million with her power ballad & international smash, 'Sound of Silence'.The beginning of 2018, saw Dami release her fourth studio album, I HEAR A SONG via Sony Music Entertainment Australia. I HEAR A SONG sees Im breathe new life into jazz classics while also weaving pared-back pop hits around two stunning new original songs, all beautifully recorded in Nashville. The impressive collection of songs from the most iconic and ground-breaking women of music include album opener, 'Feeling Good' famously performed by Nina Simone, Beyoncé's 'Love On Top' and the first instant grat track, the emotionally charged, 'Autumn Leaves'.When asked about the track listing, Dami comments, "Before you listen to the album it might look like an unusual combination of songs but I recorded every tune with the same desire, which was to share the stories of these amazing women, the most raw and simple way, through a microphone and my fingers on the black and white keys."Breaking with the modern multitrack style of recording, where each instrument and vocal layer is recorded in isolation, Im and producer Rick Price fittingly returned to more old school methods. Every track you hear was recorded with Im playing the piano or the Wurlitzer live as she sang. "Even though doing it together is more imperfect, it sounded better left organic and raw rather than trying to have that perfect, polished sound," she says. Among the musicians on the album is double bassist Dennis Crouch (Johnny Cash, Elton John, Diana Krall), virtuoso harpist Kirsten Agresta Copely (Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Beyoncé), string arranger and viola player Kristin Wilkinson (Taylor Swift, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton), and members of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.Dami returned to the stage in April & May performing tracks from I HEAR A SONG in an up-close and personal environment along the east coast. Due to the success, Dami will be back performing three regional performances across Australia. Starting on the 3rd of November at Gladstone Entertainment Centre, 23rd of November in Coffs Harbour and 24th November at Wests New Lambton, Newcastle. Tickets via
Matt Purcell spoke with celebrity chef Pete Evans on The Examined Life Podcast which they discussed about culture, his rise to fame, authentic self and lots more.BioPete Evans is an internationally renowned and household chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter. His passion for food and a healthy lifestyle inspires individuals and families around the world.Pete has been co-host and judge of Australia's number 1 television show My Kitchen Rules for 9 seasons. He has hosted and produced 2 seasons of The Paleo Way, a television series which sees Pete creating delicious non-inflammatory dishes with special guests from around the globe and interviewing some of the world's leading experts on health and wellness. Pete also hosts the award-winning PBS series Moveable Feast, now into its 6th season, which sees Pete cooking with leading chefs in the USA and learning where to source amazing local produce. Over the past 20 years, Pete has been host of numerous television series including FISH (cooking, fishing and travel), the Lifestyle Channel's Home show, Postcards from Home, as well as over 400 episodes of daily cooking show Fresh.As Australia's number one selling author of healthy cooking and lifestyle books, Pete is dedicated to educating people about nutritional food and wellness. With over 20 books to his name over the last 12 years, Pete is one of Australia's most published contemporary Australian chefs. He is also a health coach, with qualifications gained from New York's internationally recognised Institute of Integrative Nutrition.Through his passion and commitment to ongoing education, sharing of information and, of course, delicious recipes via free 10 Week Program The Paleo Way (, Pete has helped over 50,000 people around the world reclaim their health. This initiative is complimented by a range of products that Pete has developed for both human and pet health.Peteʼs loves his family, the ocean, surfing, and maintaining his own healthy lifestyle. When he changed his life to a healthy way of living, an abundance of mental, physical, and emotional changes followed. This paved the way for Peteʼs belief that food can be medicine, and that it should be our first port of call for a healthier life.As an in-demand keynote speaker on healthy eating, wellness and sustainability, he loves to share his knowledge and educate all generations, from parents and children to corporate audiences.Support us here:
We have an authentic discussion about Oshers new book "Back After The Break" which dives heavily into his battle with mental illness. Our conversion is real and honest and we cover lots of topics including mental illness, anxiety, depression, our wives, life's purpose and much more.Osher Gunsburg Bio:It's hard to remember a time when Osher Gunsberg (or Andrew G as he was then) wasn't on TV - he's just always been there, looking at ease in the spotlight, beaming a big smile, with a questionable haircut. He was there hanging out with The Offspring backstage at the Warped Tour on Channel V; announcing to a national audience of three million people that Guy Sebastian was our first Australian Idol; and later capturing the heart of the nation by hosting every season of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and now Bachelor in Paradise.But while everything looks great from the outside, the real picture has not always been quite so rosy. Osher has always known he's different to most other people. Struggling with anxiety, panic attacks and weight issues since he was young, he tried for years to drink away the anxiety and depression. He ended up unemployed, divorced, suicidal and certifiable on the other side of the world, yet somehow he managed to put the broken pieces of his mind back together and make a life for himself again. He lives with a mental illness - and he's come to terms with it to live an authentic, rich and fulfilling life.SponsorsFor the best place to stay accountable, get well and measure your fitness progress visit Genesis Gyms Coaching ZoneGroup Personal TrainingHeart Rate Technology - Live Feedback during every workout (in app and on screen in club)Nutrition - Access to World class nutrition portal (can swap out meals and generate shopping list for the family)Individual Coaching - In and out of sessions, constant contact with your coachGuaranteed Results 6 week challenge starting again in October - Join up now to save money and start positive habits're on a mission to connect people to their purpose! workplace workshops, strategic planning sessions and individual coaching assist workplaces in identifying their overarching organisational purpose, and foster individuals' strengths and skills, which uniquely contribute to optimal performanceWe offer one-to-one coaching sessions, both face-to-face and online, to guide individuals through the process of change, drawing on the science of happiness to arm our clients with the tools and strategies that best suit their lifestyle and goals.We offer a free 15 minute initial Skype coaching consultation to discuss your goals and recommend an approach to suit your needs and budget. Send us a message through the form below and we'll be in touch to schedule a
My first guest on "The Examined Life" podcast is "The Mentor Himself" - Mark Bouris. Mark Bouris is one of Australia's most successful and respectful businessmen. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Mark has established a successful career from building disruptive businesses to challenge the market and provide smarter solutions for consumers. Mark's current positions include Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road Group, Non-Executive Director of TZ Limited and Non-Executive Director of The Sydney Roosters Football Club. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀In 2015, Mark was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the finance industry and tertiary education and has most recently acted as Chairman of the Taskforce into Digitisation of Small Businesses in Australia for the Australian Treasury. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀Mark has created a new TV show along with Channel 7 called The Mentor which aired in April this year and coincides with The Mentor podcast and
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