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John Cowan hosts ‘Real Life’, a weekly nationwide chat show featuring a different high-profile guest every week. John talks with them about their life, their upbringing, their passions and their view of the world.
John Cowan is an accomplished author, media producer and seminar presenter. He's been a hospital scientist in neurophysiology, a youth worker, a social worker, minister, and parenting expert, but his primary passion is communication: mainly as a speaker to live audiences, and as a writer. His wit and humour have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of people in live-audiences around the country.
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Pio Terei on his career, the revival of te reo Māori, and grieving the loss of his teenage son Teina
Pio Terei came to fame in 1995 when, after years as a truck salesman, he landed a comedy show Pete and Pio. He shared the show with fellow comedian Peter Rowley...
Dan Carter tells John Cowan about his post-rugby career including his latest venture into NFTs
Dan Carter's latest position is as the co-founder new NFT studio and marketplace, Glorious. The highest point scorer in test match rugby, Dan played for Crusaders...
Interview: Brooke van Velden
John Cowan interviews ACT party deputy leader Brooke van Velden.
Psychologist and parenting educator Steve Biddulph talks with John Cowan about his latest book 'Fully Human'
Australian psychologist and author Steve Biddulph joins John Cowan to discuss his latest book, 'Fully Human' and how we need to listen to our gut.
Writer and director Tom Waller discusses his film 'The Cave' retelling the Thai soccer team rescue of 2018
Born in Bangkok to a Thai Buddhist mother and Irish Catholic father, Tom spent his formative years at a Benedictine monastery school in Yorkshire, England before...
Matt Heath talks to John Cowan about his upbringing, career and worldview on Real Life
Matt is an actor, producer, radio host, sports commentator, columnist and musician. He played Danny Parker on Back Of The Y Masterpiece Television. He was guitarist...
Interview: John Minto
John Cowan interviews activist John Minto.
Five-time Olympian Barbara Kendall shares her story with John Cowan on Real Life
Born and raised in Auckland, former boardsailer Barbara has won a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, a silver medal in 1996, and a bronze medal in 2000. She...
Interview: Rae de Lisle
Studying in London at the Guildhall School of Music, Rae became an accomplished performer, winning the Sheriff’s Piano Prize, the Victor Hoddy Memorial Prize and...
Phil Gifford looks back over his remarkable career with John Cowan on Real Life
The sportswriter and broadcaster began his on-air career exactly 40 years ago on an Auckland breakfast show. Up until last month, Phil hosted an afternoon slot on...
Interview: Ross Taylor
John Cowan interviews Black Caps cricketer Ross Taylor.
David Shearer shares tales from his humanitarian career with John Cowan
David’s career has largely been in foreign aid, coordinating humanitarian aid programmes and initiatives for the United Nations and other organisations in a host...
Mike Pero discussed the role he played on The Apprentice Aotearoa with John Cowan on Real Life
Mike Pero founded his mortgage broking business in 1991, and in 2011 established a real estate company under the same brand name. In 1999 and 2003, he won the New...