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After a tumultous 2007, ANDREW JOHNS joined John Laws in the studio to talk about his autobiography, The Two Of Me.

Television star and current affairs commentator, JANA WENDT, came in to talk about her new book, A Matter Of Principle.

Long-time friend and reknown Australian author, COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH, talking to John about her latest novel, Anthony & Cleopatra.

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The queen of Asian cuisine, KYLIE KWONG, joined John to talk about her latest book, My China.

Recently TROY CASSAR-DALEY joined John in the studio armed with his guitar to play some acoustic songs from his greatest hits record, Born To Survive.

A swag of Australians are making names for themselves on the International motor sport scene. But while Casey Stoner has become a household name, CHRIS VERMEULEN is a 22 year old Brisbane boy who is hot on Casey's trail.

Chris joined John in the studio just days after his podium finish at the US Moto GP Championship.

Inspired by the words of Glenda Jackson, New Zealand actress BARBARA EWING, decided to put her acting on hold and put pen to paper. Now she's up to book number six... and delving into the world of hypnosis.

Barbara came in to talk to John about her new book, The Mesmerist.

On Thursday 12th July , the ABC aired The Great Global Warming Swindle, and followed it up with an in-depth discussion with a panel of Australian environmental experts.

One of the experts was PROFESSOR BOB CARTER, a marine geologist from James Cook University. A man who is no stranger to the John Laws Show. He joined John in the studio to discuss the documentary.

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First came Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth... and now here's The Great Global Warming Swindle. A documentary by controversial director, MARTIN DURKIN. Swindle debunks the myths of manmade global warming, and the ABC's decision to screen the film offended a lot of climate change lobbyists. MARTIN DURKIN spoke to John from his home in London, just hours before it premiered in Australia.

In a career that spans three decades, PAUL KELLY, has learnt how to tug at the heartstrings of all Australians. He's made songs about farmers, about bushies, about the desert, about the suburbs... He's just released Stolen Apples; his first solo release in a number of years; and he joined John in the studio for a chat and an acoustic song.

JOHNSON BEHARRY VC of the First Batallion, Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, is a British soldier who was awarded the highest military declaration for valour in the Commonwealth Armed Forces, the Victoria Cross, on March 18, 2005.

He relaid his experiences serving in Iraq while he was in Sydney, promoting his book Barefoot Soldier


One visit just wasn't enough for DAME EDNA EVERAGE... just weeks after joining John in the studio, the Dame returned for more on-air shenanigans.

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AINSLEY HARRIOTT is a jack of all trades... actor... comedian... and the former head chef of Lord's Cricket Ground. You probably know him best as the host of Ready, Steady Cook. He joined John in the studio on his recent trip out here for the Good Food & Wine Show.

DAME EDNA EVERAGE is currently celebrating her fiftieth year as a successful entertainer. John and Edna's history goes back to the early days... when she was just a nervous housewife from Moonee Ponds. She joined John in the studio to talk about her return to Australian theatres with her new show - Back With A Vengeance.

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Born in Naples, Patrizio Buanne, has touched hearts all over the globe... including Pope John Paul II and the World Cup winning Italian Football team. He joined John on the phone from his home in Vienna ahead of his Australian tour.

At just twenty six years of age, JOSH GROBAN has already sold 15 millions album worldwide.... and incredible feat! He waded through the swams of young girls at the 2UE studios to talk to John about his brand new album, Awake.

With 25 books to her name... 400 millions sales worldwide... translated into twenty languages for forty countries.... it's hard to believe JACKIE COLLINS still finds the motivation to write! But she does... and she stopped by the studios to tell John about the inspiration behind her 20th book, Drop Dead Beautiful.

It's been two years since Aussie expat GILL HICKS life changed forever. She was on the London tube when a suicide bomber blew up, just metres from where Gill was standing. Miraculously she survived, and despite having to have two legs amputated as a result, Gill is one of the most Australians you will ever meet. She spoke to John from her home in London about the release of her book, One Unknown.

For a self-confessed Grumpy Old Woman, Jenny Eclair has found little to complain about in Australia! She's out here for the stage show spin-off of the her highly successful BBC TV series, Grumpy Old Women. She joined John in the studio to whinge about long legs and unripe avocados.

Born in Rhodesia, Wilbur Smith's novels have always indulged in his love affair in Africa. He joined John on the phone from his residence in London to talk about his highly anticipated new release, The Quest.

Without a doubt Russell Crowe has been the driving force behind the remarkable start to the Rugby League season for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He stopped by the studio to talk to John about dream starts, drum squads, and fatherhood.

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It's been 40 years since The Doors first came to the attention of radio stations and music fans around the world. Their keyboard player, Ray Manzarek, is still going strong, and he joined John in the studio on his recent promotional tour.

Good Friday 2007 will mark 13 years since the day Donna Carson's life changed forever. Doused in petrol and set alight by her de facto partner, not only is it amazing that Donna survived - her ability to hold her head high and inspire other victims of crime is remarkable. She joined John in the studio on the day she launched the book that tells her story, Judas Kisses.

You've heard Al Gore and Nicholas Stern in their recent trips to Australia warning that we're headed for a global warming disaster, but what about the Australian experts who say global warming is a lot of hot air?

Professor Bob Carter caused quite a stir when he hosed down the doomsdayers on the John Laws Morning Show on Friday... and it's definitely worth hearing what he had to say!

For more information on Professor Bob Carter and his research CLICK HERE

Before it was even released, Pauline Hanson's autobiography Untamed and Unashamed was in the headlines... in the book she reveals what happened behind closed doors in her political career. Pauline joined John in the studio just before the books' launch to discuss free speech, what goes on behind political doors, and THAT relationship with David Olfield.

Rachel Hunter is as famous for her marriage to rockin' Rod Stewart, as she is for gracing the covers of all the big international fashion magazines. She's about to release a new swimwear range in Australia, and she joined John on the phone from New Zealand to tell him all about it...

Ralf Schumacher first stepped behind the wheel of a car when he was three years old. He's now Toyota's leading driver, and with a new car raring to go, Ralf spoke to John in the lead-up to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Alan Dale started his acting career on The Young Doctors, and then Neighbours... but Australian success wasn't enough - he was drawn to the bright lights of Hollywood. He's now playing Bradford Meade on the new hit TV show, Ugly Betty. He joined John on the phone from his new home in Los Angeles to talk about his new life in America.

Barry Moore began his music career in the shadow of his sister, Chrsty Moore, the successful Irish folk singer. But a trip to the States saw him change his name to Luka Bloom, and success immediately followed. He joined John in the studio to play some acoustic songs from his new album, Tribe.

You need to be a rare breed of athlete to find success in more than one sport, and Scott Draper is one of the elite handful that has done it. He's successfully swapped his tennis racquet for a five iron and has just won his first Pro Golf Tournament. He joined John in the studio to talk about his new autobiography Too Good: The Scott Draper Story.

Golden Girl Cathy Freeman has written a book for young readers, to aspire them to follow their dreams. It's called Born To Run, and Cathy joined John in the studio to tell him how life after athletics is treating her.

Two decades after their debut album was released, Simply Red continue to enjoy the fruits of success. Lead singer, Mick Hucknall, came into the studio on his recent promotional tour and told Johnabout his childhood nicknames, and why he no longer considers himself to be a 'ladies man'.

Jessica Mauboy is the seventeen year old schoolgirl who stole our hearts when

she was runner-up in the 2006 Australian Idol. She joined John in the studio

just days before her debut album, The Journey, hit record stores around the country.

Bull Riding isn't a sport that gets a lot of coverage in Australia... but this could be about to change! Australian Bullriding champion, Brendon Clark, joined John in the studio to announce that the inaugural Bull Riding World Championships will be held in Brisbane later this year. .

After Australians fell in love with Split Enz... then Crowded House... it comes as no surprise that Tim Finn still retains a remarkable following decades after his involvement with those legendary bands. He joined John in the studio after the release of his new album Imaginary Kingdom.

The John Laws Morning Show has been following the coronial inquest into the terrible death of Diane Brimble from Day One. Her former husband, Mark Brimble, spoke to John following the announcement that P&O will compensate the Brimble family.



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On Monday 25th June, 2007, John announced he would be retiring from radio in November. Click below to hear his announcement...

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Damien Leith, Australian Idol winner for 2006 called into the Fortress to discuss with John Laws the release of his debut single ‘Night of My Life’ and the planned release of his debut album through Sony BMG.


The Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Tony Nicholson, tells John Laws, people aged between 15 and 20 should not be eligible for unemployment benefits because giving them the allowance sends all the wrong signals. Instead he explains how young people should receive a federal payment only when they engage in a work and earn scheme combining jobs with education or training.

Scottish singer Sandi Thom is the first of a new generation of artists that have come to prominence through the internet. Her ‘21 Nights from Tooting’ webcast tally counted 162,000. The attendant media frenzy prompted major record label execs to begin literally knocking on her door. Her first single was picked up by John Laws in Australia and she called into the Fortress to speak with the man.

'Paul Hogan: Twice as Funny' is a newly released DVD from Paul Hogan. Hand-chosen material from his favourite on stage performances over the past 30 years. The Australian comedy icon speaks with John Laws.


Listeners across Australia and the world are urged to support the new John Williamson CD which will assist the work of Wildlife Warriors. Following the death of Steve Irwin, John Williamson (Steve's favourite artist) was inspired to write a powerful tribute song entitled ‘Wildlife Warriors: It’s Time’ and called into the Fortress to release the CD with John Laws.


Rod Stewart has been on the pop charts now for five decades. Formerly a member of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces before embarking on a solo career. He returns with a new CD titled ‘Still the Same – Great Rock Classics of Our Time’ and speaks with John Laws.


Scientists from the Victor Change Cardiac Research Institute have found interesting results from research showing not only, we are what we eat, but that we also inherit the food choices of our mothers and grandmothers. Doctor Jennifer Cropley tells John Laws that a pregnant woman's diet not only affects her unborn child's health, but also the health of her children's children.

The Commonwealth Government has been calling for the State Governments to bring in school report cards that are easy for parents to understand. East Ryde Public school Principle Jane Law has implemented such a system and speaks with John Laws about her non-union stance on report cards.


Tony Bennett is one of the most popular recording artists of our time and considered one of the best interpreters of the genres of American Popular Music, Standards and Jazz. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer even as he enters his 80’s and John Laws speaks with ‘Mr Bennett’ on the release of his latest album ‘Duets An American Classic’.

Gordon Ramsay is Britain’s most fiery chef, with three Michellin Stars and with twelve restaurants around the world, one of the most successful. More than 8 million people tune into his reality television programmes, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares’. He called into the Fortress to discuss his autobiography, ‘Humble Pie’ with John Laws.

Peter Andrews is a ‘Natural Sequence’ farmer, and author of the book ‘Back from the Brink’. He speaks with John Laws about our current farming and conservation issues and the practices he has discovered that could combat drought conditions.

When seeking out people to speak about the ‘War on Terror’ the John Laws Morning Show has a record of accessing the people at the top of their field in combating this global menace. Until recently Efraim Halevy would not have been permitted to discuss the matter as he was Head of Mossad and Israel’s National Security Adviser for Ariel Sharon. Now as Head of Centre for Strategic & Policy Studies at the University of Jerusalem he can speak with John Laws about what is taking place on the clandestine frontlines and the possibilities of peace in the Middle East.

Joanne Lees’ life was turned upside down on the night of July 14th 2001 when her boyfriend was murdered on the Stuart Highway in the remote part of the Northern Territory. Joanne was found hours later by a passing road train driver, hands bound and bleeding. Bradley John Murdoch was later found guilty of the murder. His appeal against his conviction and mandatory life sentence will be heard in Darwin in December. Joanne has now released her book ‘No Turning Back’ about that horrific night and speaks with John Laws about the public backlash shortly following the incident.

Australia’s new country king Lee Kernaghan has sold more than a million albums and has just released his eighth CD 'The New Bush.' It’s already certified gold status by ARIA. Currently touring Australia, Lee managed to call into The Fortress to speak with his mate John Laws. For tour dates click on Lee’s photo and view his website.


Lilly Tomlin is a Multi-talented performer and writer who came to our attention in 1969 as a featured performer on the TV comedy show, "Laugh In.” Recently seen in the 'West Wing', Lilly speaks with John Laws about coming to tour Australia for 'An Evening of Classic Lilly Tomlin.'



Multi Golden Guitar winner Melinda Schneider has released a new album titled 'Stronger' and is coming soon to a town near you with her stage show. She called in to the Fortress to speak with John Laws and play a track from the album.



Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds called into the Fortress to speak with John Laws about the golden years of Hollywood. Large MP3 file.



Tania Kernaghan has just released a new album 'Higher Ground' and called into the Fortress to speak with John Laws. For links to Tanya's website click on the image.


Chris Isaak began his career after college in the rockabilly band Silvertone. His solo career has seen the release of nine successful albums and he speaks with John Laws about the new 'Best Of' release of his work.

The Dixie Chicks have become one of the most popular acts in contemporary country music. They began when fiddler Martie Seidel and her banjo-playing sister Emily Erwin formed the group in Dallas, Texas and were later joined by Natalie Maines. John Laws speaks with Emily about the release of their eagerly awaited new CD ‘Taking The Long Way.’

The funniest woman in the world, Joan Rivers called into The Fortress to speak with John Laws.

Before hitting Australia, Joan Rivers spoke to John Laws.

k.d. Lang has just release a CD titled 'Reintarnation' with a mix of her well established early work and a few new favourites. k.d. Lang speaks with John Laws about the music and her career to date.

A merging of Australian Idol's Kate DeAraugo, Paulini Curuenavuli, Ricki-Lee Coulter and Emily Williams has created Australia ’s newest pop group Young Divas. Kate and Paulini called into The Fortress to sing a tune for John Laws.

Judy Collins was one of the major interpretive folksingers of the 60's but her best-known performances cover a wide rangeof styles... from the traditional gospel song ‘Amazing Grace,’ the Stephen Sondheim Broadway ballad ‘Send in the Clowns,’ and the Joni Mitchell penned track ‘Both Sides Now.’ She called into the Fortress to speak with John Laws.

Australian Author Peter Carey’s novels have received critical acclaim around the world. Illywhacker was short listed for the Booker Prize in 1985 and Oscar and Lucinda won the award in 1988. Peter Carey has also been successful in Australia with Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs all winning the Miles Franklin Award. His novel True History of the Kelly Gang was shortlisted for the 2001 Miles Franklin Award, and My Life as a Fake was shortlisted in 2004. He has just released a new novel titled Theft: A Love Story and speaks with John Laws about the new book.

'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' sold 5 million copies worldwide. Author, John Berendt has now turned his attention to a new book 'The City of Falling Angels' and called into The Fortress to speak with John Laws.

Christopher Lawford is an actor, public speaker and political activist. The son of Peter Lawford and Pat Kennedy Lawford, he currently appears in the movie 'The World's Fastest Indian'. He speaks with John Laws about the movie, and his previous movie '13 Days' which focuses on the Cuban Missile Crisis, a situation dealt with by his uncles John F Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.

The Aunty Jack Show starred Rory O'Donoghue as Thin Arthur, Grahame Bond as Aunty Jack, a motor-cycling transvetite boxer. It ran from 1972 to 1973 on Australia 's national broadcaster ABC-TV and was one of Australia 's earliest and best loved TV comedy series. Grahame and Rory called into The Fortress to speak with John Laws.

Two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda - actor, producer, writer and staunch political activist describes herself as a liberal, as well as a feminist and Born-again Christian. In a very candid interview, she called into The Fortress to speak with John Laws about her auto-biography 'My Life So Far'. (Large MP3 File)

How would you react if you were told that you are the rightful heir and king of England? Michael Hastings tells John Laws of the day a group of historians turned up on his doorstep claiming he was royalty. Their theory is that the 15th century King Edward IV was illegitimate, which invalidated his claim to the throne. The royal line should have extended through Edwards brother George, Duke of Clarance of whom Michael Hastings is a direct descendent. Michael simply prefers to live in Jerilderie.

Author Frank McCourt received a Pulitzer Prize for his first novel, ‘Angela’s Ashes’ which went on to sell millions of copies worldwide. He’s now in Australia to promote his latest book ‘Teacher Man’ and speaks with John Laws.

The movie ‘I Walk The Line’ is the story of Johnny Cash and and wife June Carter. Produced by their son John Carter Cash, who speaks with John Laws about the movie, the life and the antics of a country music legend.

Described as Osama Bin Laden’s worst nightmare, Muslim woman Irshad Manji is passionate about building bridges between her faith and others. Described as controversial, her book has become a best seller and John Laws discusses 'The Trouble With Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in her Faith'.
To view the Irshad Manji website, click here

Troy Cassar Daley was the winner of four Golden Guitar awards for 2006 at the Tamworth Country Music Awards. Troy called into The Fortress to speak with John Laws.
For concert dates click on the photo for Troy's website.

John Farnham released a CD titled "I Remember When I Was Young, The Great Australian Songbook" and called into The Fortress to speak with John Laws. Click on the photo for a link to John Farnham's Website.



An album from Neil Diamond titled '12 Songs' was released and he called John Laws from The United States to discuss the making of the album. Click on the photo for a link to Neil's Website.



Best selling author Bryce Courtenay has released a novel about Africa, Whitethorn. Bryce tells John Laws that the book is in some ways autobiographical.


Owners of dogs will appreciate the expertise Don Sullivan brings to training any new member to your family of a Canine variety. With much publicity recently of dog attacks, Don has expert advice on how to train a Canine friend to accept their surroundings.

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In 1991 a jury found Roseanne Catt guilty of soliciting the murder of her ex-husband Barry Catt by ordering a hit on him. Roseanne became one of the longest-serving female prisoners in NSW. A judicial inquiry later found she was framed and Roseanne has now released a book, 'Ten Years' about her experiences in prison.

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Colleen McCullough called into The Fortress to discuss with John Laws her new crime thriller 'On, Off.'


The Emu, John Williamson and his mates Warren Williams and Pixie Jenkins called into The Fortress to chat with John Laws and to sing a few tunes. On the 3rd anniversary of the Bali bombings, one tune particularly struck a chord with listeners.


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