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#461 – Ben Fordham 🍕 That’s Crazy/

#461 – Ben Fordham 🍕 That’s Crazy/

  • September 20, 2019

Ben Fordham – Australian Journalist and host of Australian Ninja Warrior and Sydney’s 2GB Drive shift.

Ben started his career in radio, working on Sydney’s 2UE radio station, winning a Walkley Award for covering the 1997 Thredbo landslide.

Since, Ben has spent an incredible 20 years working with Channel 9 on programs like 60 Minutes, Nine News and Today. In 2016, Ben was announced as the co-host of Nine’s hit program Australian Ninja Warrior.

Ben has an amazing work ethic and is incredibly generous and supportive.

On today’s episode of The Daily Talk Show we discuss:

– Ben’s part time job working at Giovanni’s Pizza
– Becoming a wine critic
– Podcasting from first class
– Ben’s first job in radio at 16 years old
– Our Fat Fridays order at Giovanni’s Pizza & Maggio’s Cafe
– Talkback radio content
– Different opinions on radio
– Karl Stefanovic’s advice for appearing on TV
– Broadcast energy
– Only doing things you want to do
– Employing the kids on the block
– Fatherhood and parenting
– Comfort zones and saying yes
– Family time and working at Channel 9

Ben Fordham on Twitter: https://twitter.com/benfordham

Ben Fordham on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benfordham9/

A massive thank you to Giovanni’s Pizza and Maggio’s Cafe:

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