EPISODES

The 90's Nostalgia Episode

June 6, 2021

It's time for a mid-lockdown re-charge in Melbourne. What better way than throwing it back to a simpler time - the 90's! In this episode Byron is joined by Aussie music icon Joanne as we go back through all those nostalgic memories you sent in via the show's instagram. Listen out for some amazing c…

Social media sensation Ibby Akbar

May 28, 2021

Eight years ago, Ibby Akbar decided to post a few videos on Facebook to entertain his family and friends. What started out as a bit of fun pretty quickly became something much bigger. Now having built up over 200K followers across his social media networks, Ibby is about to realise a childhood drea…

A Covid Vaccine Q&A ...with NO QUESTION off limits!

May 24, 2021

Dr Rod Pearce AM, Chairman of the Immunisation Coalition returns to The Byron Cooke Show to answer more of your questions regarding the COVID vaccine rollout in Australia. Asking questions does not make you an "anti-vaxxer" and Dr Rod Pearce welcomes all to join the conversation. Many issues are co…

The Disruptors - Startup founders share their tips for success

May 16, 2021

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Maybe you're just curious as to what life is really like for the people who do? A "disruptor" creates a product, service, or way of doing things which displaces the existing market leaders and eventually replaces them at the helm of the sector. Thr…

Being a Single Mum is my Super Power

May 8, 2021

Single parent families are now the fastest growing family type across Australia. On Mothers Day weekend, Byron hosts a timely conversation with three powerful single mums including his American ex-wife Crissy, the mother of their son Zephyr. Also joining Byron for this episode are Melbourne single …

Ask Byron Anything!

May 3, 2021

Nothing is off limits as Byron openly answers your questions, including the REAL story behind leaving the Fox FM breakfast show. It's a one-off episode to celebrate a [mini] milestone of 25 so far! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How Connected Are We To Anzac Day in 2021?

April 24, 2021

It is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. So 106 years after the first landing of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, how connected are we to Anzac Day as a coll…

Farmer Wants a Worker

April 18, 2021

Thousands of fruit and vegetable pickers are urgently needed RIGHT NOW! The current labour shortage is a result of coronavirus travel restrictions leading to a huge drop in overseas workers, who in the past have made up a large proportion of the Australian workforce. So why aren't local Aussies app…

Man up & Speak up

April 11, 2021

Men are encouraged to show strength and many find it difficult to open up when they are struggling. So how should a man behave when his child is diagnosed with cancer? Research from www.redkite.org.au has revealed that men are less likely to ask for Redkite's cancer support services than women. Red…

Melbourne Storm vs Rugby League Journalists

March 30, 2021

HIGHLIGHT : In the wake of recent controversies, former Melbourne Storm player Sandor Earl takes aim at Rugby League journalists Paul Kent, Danny Weidler and James Hooper. Earl believes both the NRL and the Rugby League Players Association should be doing more to hold journalists without any "moral…

Stars vs Journalists

March 28, 2021

In this age of clickbait, journalists that push the most provocative and extreme content are standing out. If winning the ratings means offending a high profile person at the centre of a story - so be it. With controversial opinions out-rating straight factual news content, many journalists are now…

Adult Toy Boom!

March 22, 2021

The global adult toy market is estimated to reach a staggering USD $36.1 billion by the end of 2027 and much of this growth is female-led. One local company experiencing a spurt in sales is www.sexyland.com.au who opened their first store in Melbourne 21 years ago. Female adult toys are their faste…

Real Babes Recycle

March 14, 2021

Every year Australia sends 85% of textiles to landfill. "Fast fashion" is fast becoming a big environmental problem. Born in 2015, www.huntermarkets.com.au connects influencers like Hannah Orval with girls who want to snatch up a fit straight from their wardrobes. Hundreds of influencers have since…

We're here for a spontaneous wedding

March 8, 2021

The global pandemic has forced couples who want to get married to get VERY creative. You won't believe these crazy spontaneous wedding stories! A ceremony conducted at 40,000 feet on a domestic plane flight? A big wedding brought forward by a day with only a few hours notice. The countless stories …

National Be Kind Day 2021 - Standing Up To The Bullies

Feb. 28, 2021

Ali Halkic, lost his son Allem on 5 February 2009 as a result of cyber bullying. Allem Halkic was a 17 year old from Melbourne who tragically fell victim to persistent and callous bullying. Ali has since worked tirelessly to educate Australians about the dangers of bullying and cyber bullying. To m…

Is your Relationship Making You Fat?

Feb. 21, 2021

Researchers at the University Of Queensland recently concluded that those who reported to be in happy romantic relationships weighed almost 6 kilos MORE than their single counterparts! In this episode, Byron blames his weight gain over the past year on the move from his bachelor pad into his girlfr…

The foundation of resilience is the team around you

Feb. 15, 2021

HIGHLIGHT : Melbourne Storm premiership winning halfback Jahrome Hughes and former star Sandor Earl open up on The Byron Cooke Show for a conversation around resilience. Both players credit the Melbourne Storm club culture as a major influence in turning their careers and lives around. Get the full…

Resilience : with Jahrome Hughes and Sandor Earl

Feb. 15, 2021

In the world we currently live in, an ability to be resilient has never been more important. New Zealand Rugby League international Jahrome Hughes and his former Melbourne Storm team mate Sandor Earl have both overcome massive personal obstacles to be where they are today. With the help of Leading …