Telstra - Behind the Mic with Adam Spencer

Explore the enterprising thinking that drives business forward, turning challenges into opportunity.

In this series, Adam Spencer talks to many of today’s most enterprising minds to find out how they’re solving problems, how they embrace change to create progress, and how technology is at its best when it is laser focused on the people it aims to serve.

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Our most recent episodes

Brad Webb from Samaritans on the business case for digitisation.

Samaritans CEO Brad Webb joins Adam Spencer for a conversation on change - why Samaritans needed to embrace it, and how their journey to digitise helped them prepare for the biggest one to hit our generation.

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Christian Neyle from Taylor on the risks and rewards of early tech adoption

From 5G to Microsoft HoloLens, hear how advanced wireless solutions are helping to rethink not only construction but the buildings themselves, to give us spaces that really connect with people.

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Hear how Mikaela Jade from Indigital is pairing ancient storytelling with the most cutting edge digital technology

Founder and CEO of Indigital, Mikaela Jade, is actively bridging the gap between cultural competency and digital skills development within Indigenous communities. Hear how Indigital is exposing young Indigenous Australians to the digital world.

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Podcast | 31 minutes

Libby Christie on the challenges and unexpected upsides for The Australian Ballet as a result of COVID-19

Executive Director of The Australian Ballet, Libby Christie, has faced enormous challenges for this beloved institution as a result of COVID-19. There has also been a number of unexpected and surprising upsides.

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Podcast | 24 minutes

Kamal Sarma on ways to build resilience and thriving communities through COVID-19

From monk to venture capitalist and author, Kamal Sarma knows a thing or two about resilience. Hear his insights into managing stress, strengthening resilience and ways to help your community thrive.

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Podcast | 24 minutes

Bernard Salt on the effect of COVID-19 for Australians and their business

What will Australian society and business look like post COVID-19? What will we have learnt? Hear Australia’s leading demographer Bernard Salt discuss the effect on the community and how we can apply the learnings into the future.

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Podcast | 22 minutes

Dr Jordan Nguyen on using technology to make rockstars

Dr Jordan Nguyen almost walked away from electrical engineering until fate intervened. Now, as an inventor, he empowers people with disabilities to achieve their dreams, including the incredibly talented Jessica Irwin.

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Podcast | 18 minutes

Anousheh Ansari on space travel, a child's drawing and a dream fulfilled

Co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems and formerly co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc., Anousheh Ansari travelled to space just after her 40th birthday. Host Adam Spencer explores her world of business and life beyond earth.

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Podcast | 25 minutes

Charles Duhigg on the real reason you eat so many cookies

Pullitzer prize winning reporter for The New York Times and author of "Smarter Faster Better" and "The Power of Habit," Charles Duhigg discusses how to understand, influence and ultimately change habits.

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Podcast | 29 minutes

Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics, on why "I don't know" is a good answer.

Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner and host Adam Spencer sat down for a fascinating discussion on cheating teachers, bizarre baby names and self-dealing real estate agents.

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Podcast | 22 minutes

Daniel Pink unearths the secret motivation behind perfect timing.

Explore the science of perfect timing with New York Times best-selling author and motivation expert, Daniel Pink, in a discussion led by host Adam Spencer. This open conversation helps us find our most productive times for work and business.

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