Episode 8 - Samuel Johnson
Summary: Samuel Johnson is a charged and fearless crusader and by the list of his achievements, an owner of multiple lives. Sam has been awarded the Gold Logie, Silver Logie and AACTA Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Australian music industry icon Molly Meldrum, but that’s not it. Samuel uni-cycled through Australia - over 15,000kms, all while raising awareness for Breast Cancer and much needed funds, which he did. Well over a million dollars for his cycling effort and now over 7 million dollars with Love Your Sister; a charity that began from Sam’s undying love and commitment to Connie, his sister, who sadly passed in September last year. Sam’s charitable efforts have seen him become a Medal of the Order of Australia recipient and he now speaks regularly at schools, huge corporate events, on national television programs and for huge campaigns that set the wheels in motion for change and increased awareness of Breast Cancer across the Country. But Sam’s road to happiness is curbed and well worn with the pitfalls of personal sabotage, mishaps and misdemeanours. Sam’s stories, knowledge and personal motivation are honest, heartfelt and sincere - his insight; golden, his humility; unfathomable, his empathy; real and his tolerance for bullshit; non existent. Thank you Sam for the chat, this is one of the great ones - enjoy.