Nova’s Meshel Laurie explores her love of people and their unique stories, in an intimate podcast series that is a tale of the guts and the glory and the nitty gritty of life, launching on iTunes from today, Thursday 9 April.
Meshel wanted to create a podcast series featuring interviews and stories that she enjoys. Some of her guests are famous, Osher Gűnsberg, Cameron Daddo and Molly Meldrum, while others have accomplished extraordinary things with their lives due to circumstances or desire, but they all have interesting stories.
“My guests aren’t necessarily “topical right now”, or even particularly interested in attention. Even the famous ones had to be cajoled into this conversation, because I was honest with them about the direction I’d be taking, which was inward and relentlessly so.”
The first series of interviews sees Meshel chat to five time rehab attendee Camilla, the daughter of comic legend John Cleese, who is attempting to make a name for herself as a comedian, Spicks and Specks’ Alan Brough who gives a very real account about the challenges of raising children and Meshel also puts the spotlight on Missing Persons in a special with Loren O’Keefe, Dylan Redman and Amelia Kaiser, all of whom have had family members disappear into thin air.
The Nitty Gritty Committee is available free from iTunes.