Hosted by Edwina Bartholomew, What Should I… features one-on-one interviews with writers and educators, nutritionists and cooks, travellers and thinkers, who talk about what we should eat, think, or read, to live happier, more fulfilling lives, on the inside and out.
For more information about our guests and the topics and to listen to each episode, see below:
In this episode, Edwina Bartholomew chats with Silvia Colloca about her passion for simple and delicious home-cooked Italian food. Silvia shares her food philosophy (keep it simple!), the importance of focussing on fresh, local produce, and how the magic of social media keeps foodies creative and connected. Plus, she gives her tips for the must-have items to keep in the pantry.
More information about Silvia and her books here.
In this episode, Edwina Bartholomew chats with Damon Gameau about the environmental impacts of global food production — from packaging to water consumption to food waste. He talks about the importance of knowing where our food comes from, and provides suggestions on how we can help reduce our impact on the environment by making simple changes to the food we eat.
Find more information about Damon and his books here.
In this episode, Edwina Bartholomew chats with Professor Grant Brinkworth from the CSIRO about the health benefits of eating a lower carb, higher protein diet. Grant explains what the diet looks like day to day as well as the benefits of personalising it to meet your lifestyle and preferences. Plus, he gives some tips on how to avoid junk foods at the supermarket.
For more information about Professor Grant, the CSIRO books, and what we should eat, click here.
In this episode, Edwina Bartholomew chats with Michelle Chevalley Hedge about the importance of managing stress, and how making micro changes to your day to day life to form new microhabits, is the best way to create a diet that serves you. Plus, Michelle busts some common food myths including if breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and she also shares her simple four-pronged approach to staying healthy.
For more information about Michelle and her books, click here.
In this episode, Edwina Bartholomew chats with Mark LaBrooy, one of the creators and owners of The Three Blue Ducks, about how they’ve revolutionised the Australian cafe-dining scene and they way we think about the food that’s on our plates. Plus, Mark talks about the art of hunting and gathering, and his philosophy for creating good food.
For more information about Mark, his books, and what we should eat, head here.
In this episode, Edwina Bartholomew chats with Tim Cope about carving his own path on the trail of Genghis Khan. Tim discusses his nomadic life and transcending the modern era to go back to basics during a three-year trip through Mongolia. He shares how his dog and best friend, Tigon, and the people he met along the way taught him about the importance of community connection. Plus, he talks about reuniting with Tigon in Australia after the expedition and how his love for travel means he’ll continue moving until he can’t anymore.
For more information about Tim and his book, Tim & Tigon, click here.
In this episode, Edwina Bartholomew talks about finding joy in mathematics with educator Eddie Woo. Eddie chats about his journey to becoming an internet sensation on his Youtube channel Wootube and how maths is everywhere from snowflakes to poetry. Join Eddie and Edwina as they delve into the wonderful world of maths.
Find more information about Eddie Woo and his books here.
In this episode, Edwina Bartholomew talks with Damon Gameau about how ‘fact-based dreaming’ can help us solve existing environmental issues and work towards a more sustainable future. Plus, he explains why we should focus on reassuring storytelling around climate change, rather than the negatives, to help motivate our generation and the next to be environmentally minded.
For more information about Damon, his books here.
In this episode, Edwina Bartholomew chats with bestselling children’s author Andy Griffiths about his imaginative and fun Treehouse book series. Andy believes that storytelling should be about laughter and fantasy, and he shares why the joy of reading is important for the whole family. Plus, he recounts how he managed to convince a generation of children to eat their veggies…
For more information about Andy and The Treehouse series click here.
In this episode, Edwina Bartholomew talks with John Marsden, the award-winning, internationally bestselling author and the founder of two schools. John shares his insights and philosophies into what growing up, parenting, and education in the 21st century looks like and he reminds us that while your child and your parenting aren’t going to be perfect all of the time, we shouldn’t sweat the small stuff.
For more information about John and his books click here.