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Freo de Janeiro delivers engaging conversations with a range of inspirational personalities and public figures from across the world to help us better understand people, sport and culture. Expect friendly and emotive conversations with Western Australian sports mind, Abid Imam, filled with rich storytelling and a whole lot of laughs. Abid and his guests take listeners on an audio journey across the globe, sharing stories which provide insight on diverse cultures and lived experiences. Previo ...
 
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Natalie Burton is an Australian professional basketballer and Rio 2016 Olympian. Throughout her career, she’s played at a high level around the world. Natalie has constantly searched for the deeper meaning behind sport which makes her story very compelling.It’s a must-listen, especially for younger athletes or those working with them.Natalie has em…
 
Shownotes: abidimam.com/ps4lAn honour to speak to Tamara Awartani from Ramallah, Palestine about growing up and living there before creating a successful NGO to support her community through sport and education. About Tamara Awartani:Tamara is the founder and director of Palestine: Sport for Life (PS4L) - the only local Sports for Development (S4D)…
 
Shownotes - http://abidimam.com/gilly/A huge moment for the show. Legendary Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist joins Abid Imam for a wide ranging discussion covering life experiences, sport, inclusion, cultural diversity and much more. About Adam GilchristMany cricket fans believe that Adam Gilchrist is the greatest wicketkeeper/batsman to have pl…
 
Mary Harvey was a goalkeeper for the US Women's National Soccer team, winning both the World Cup and Olympic Gold.A former Director of Development at FIFA, Mary did much to drive gender reforms, and the work she did still has huge global impact for the women’s game.Mary also served on the board of US Soccer for 12 years and was COO for the US Women…
 
Nina Las Vegas is a music producer, NLV Records founder/boss, world-class DJ, former host of Triple J House Party and all round champion of Australian music.Nina and I spoke about making music, DJ'ing, the intersection of sport and music plus some great cultural travel stories.There was a bird chirping in the room for the first bit of the episode, …
 
Show Notes: https://abidimam.com/budapestI am pumped for this episode because it's packed with firsts and has been a while in the making. It was as experimental as anything I've produced and rough around the edges. But you know what? that's the Freo de Janeiro way. Once upon a time in the world of travel pre-COVID I was in Budapest, Hungary for the…
 
June 25, 2020 will be a day etched in Australia & New Zealand sporting folklore, both nations were awarded the rights to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. Jane Fernandez had the huge responsibility as General Manager of the Bid. You could only imagine how she felt in the lead up to this announcement.Basking in the glory of victory, Jane was gre…
 
Karishma Ali (@KarishmaAli22) of Chitral in remote north-west Pakistan is the first girl from her hometown to have played football and Australian rules football at a national and international level. She has represented Pakistan in football at the Jubilee Games in Dubai, and was part of the first women's team from Pakistan to participate in an AFL …
 
Tim Vickery (@Tim_Vickery) is the BBC's South American Football Correspondent based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Born and raised in London, Tim explains his remarkable journey leading him to Brazil and becoming one of the world’s finest football journalists covering the South American game for the BBC, World Soccer and ESPN, as well as being an analy…
 
Professor Fiona Wood AM is one of Australia’s most innovative and respected surgeons and researchers. A highly skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon and world leading burns specialist, she has pioneered research and technology development in burns medicine.It was an absolute privilege to be able to discuss her inspirational journey and the app…
 
Craig Foster (@Craig_Foster) is a former Socceroos captain, SBS Chief Football Analyst and a renowned global advocate for diversity and social harmony. I was absolutely overjoyed when he accepted my invitation to have a chat about football and human rights. Growing up as a football fan, SBS's coverage of the game was my authority. Craig Foster, alo…
 
Sean Terry (@sterry91) is an international cricketer who represented Ireland. He is also a childhood friend, so it was great to reminisce over our days at Ardross Junior Cricket Club and Melville Cricket Club. Sean shares some brilliant stories about playing cricket in England at professional County level for Hampshire. He also fielded in a Test Ma…
 
Gary Matalon is an innovator and trend-setter in his field, he has made a name for himself as a business mogul that is eager to take on new adventures and revolutionize the way business is done in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. His greatest moments throughout the years have ranged from founding successful businesses and starting his family.In 200…
 
Sharon Gregory has been striving to make a difference in her community through revitalisation of Noongar language for the last 16 years. Noongar is the local First Language in the south west region of Western Australia, including Perth and Fremantle.She is a Department of Education-trained Indigenous Language teacher. She started her Noongar teachi…
 
Michael & Lucy Deller are a couple immersed in cool tourism and hospitality ventures in their home town of Fremantle, Western Australia.They've travelled extensively, living in some of WA's most iconic tourist destinations while forging career paths in the industry.A shared love of their home town, customer service and enhancing peoples experiences…
 
It was the adventure of a lifetime in Russia at the 2018 World Cup. This story is of our first day in the country, in a city called Nizhny Novgorod on the day Russia beat Spain. This sparked the wildest celebration the nation has witnessed and an unforgettable ride for us.Featuring one of my best mates, Tim Schibli and audio captured from the rowdy…
 
Yelena Isinbaeva is widely considered the greatest female pole-vaulter of all time. She is the current female world record holder and an Olympic gold medallist in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.She has won numerous world championships, indoor and outdoor.Yelena won the prestigious Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award in 2007 and 2009.Beyond At…
 
Jody King is an incredible dude. He moved from England to Brazil and is now living in the country's largest favela, Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro. It's an amazing community home to approximately 70,000 people in a small space along a steep hill. He has definitely adapted to life there.Jody started an English school called Favela Phoenix in Rocinha whic…
 
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