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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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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...
Author Wendyl Nissen discusses her latest book 'My Mother and Other Secrets' with John Cowan on Real Life
Wendyl Nissen is a journalist, broadcaster and former magazine editor who is the author of ten books, mostly about living a chemical-free, old-fashioned life. She...
Interview: Kaiora Tipene
John Cowan interviews The Casketeers funeral director Kaiora Tipene.
Interview: Chris Penk
John Cowan interviews MP for Kaipara Ki Mahurangi Chris Penk.
Political commentator Shane te Pou joined John Cowan in studio
John Cowan chats with political commentator Shane te Pou.
Interview: Rosemary Riddell
John Cowan interviews retired Judge and author Rosemary Riddell.
Sulu Fitzpatrick's remarkable journey back to the Silver Ferns
New Zealand netballer Sulu Fitzpatrick joined John Cowan for Real Life.