Driving through the desert at 200km/h isn’t a sport for the faint hearted. Molly Taylor swapped equestrian for rally car driving as a teenager, and since then she has become the World Champion, Australian Champion, European Ladies Champion an d British Ladies’ Champion in the sport, she won the 2021 Extreme-E Championship and finished the iconic Dakar Rally, racing 8000km through the Saudi Arabian desert, earlier this year. Molly sits down with host Sam Squiers to discuss: Learning from her Mum, who was a four-time Australian champion co-driver. What rally car driving actually involves and the complex language shared between driver and co-driver. The challenges of competing in Europe in the early days. Getting the call to compete in the Extreme E Championship from former Formula One World Champion, Nico Rosberg. And the reality of competing in the Dakar Rally for 14 days in the desert.
Mianne Bagger was the first transgender woman to play competitive golf in Australia. She successfully lobbied major golf tours around the world to allow transgender women to play, paving the way for herself and other trans women to compete in the sport. Mianne joins host Sam Squiers to discuss: the inner turmoil that pushed her to transition, the impact transitioning had on her game, competing in the Women’s Australian Open and the Ladies European Tour and the acceptance of trans women in sport.
A meteoric rise to fame gave retired Hockeyroo, Anna Flanagan, even further to fall. Anna first represented Australia when she was 17 and she had 50 caps to her name by the time she competed in the London Olympics when she was only 20. But behind the scenes, Anna was battling with eating disorders and alcohol addiction. Anna joins host Sam Squiers to discuss: Growing up with undiagnosed ADHD, how she attracted big name sponsorships including Red Bull and Nike, her struggle with eating disorders why no one noticed she was losing weight, how her drinking spiralled into alcoholism, forcing her out of the sport.