Josh Langley Gets to know chat show

In Josh’s new chat show he talks with people in the kid’s mental health and well-being fields to discover the person behind their work and what motivates them.


NEW! Ep4. Michelle Mitchell Teen Expert and author of ‘Everyday Resilience’

Michelle Mitchell is the expert on all things Tweens and Teens. Her talks pack out conferences, schools and she’s always on TV giving advice to parents about how to manage the challenging teen years. Michelle is also all over social media handing out compassionate and practical advice and has written two books on resilience and one about why Teens self harm.

This is the first time Michelle has opened up about how she got to be doing what she’s doing and what motivates her. In this chat we discuss:

  • When she first realised what she wanted to do in life.
  • Why she left teaching at 24 to start a charity.
  • Finding your life purpose
  • Knowing when to quit.
  • What’s the most important thing to remember about life in general.

*Michelle’s laptop died as she finished answering the last question!

Find out more about Michelle, www.michellemitchell.org



Ep3 Holden Sheppard author of Invisible Boys

Award winning children’s author Josh Langley chats with people at the forefront of kid’s mental health and well-being around the world. Casual, upfront and honest, Josh finds out what motivates these people to do what they do and why they keep going. http://www.joshlangley.com.au

Multi award winning author Holden Sheppard, Zoomed in on my little chat show this week where I got to know the person behind his book, Invisible Boys.

We chatted about:

  • – Why he wrote Invisible Boys in such a bold, uncensored way.
  • – How he came out to his parents (and why his Mother was almost relieved). – I even tell the story of how I came out to my Dad (Tots awkward)
  • – What is masculinity?
  • – The lingering shame felt by gay people.
  • – Current teenager’s attitudes toward to LGBTQI people.
  • – and Holden finishes off with some eternal wisdom.

Holden’s book, Invisible Boys is published by Fremantle Press and is available at all good bookstores. http://www.holdensheppard.com


Ep2. Karen Young from Hey Sigmund

In this new episode of ‘Josh Langley gets to know’, I chat with the incredible Karen Young. Karen is a psychologist and is behind the popular Karen Young – Hey Sigmund website.

In this chat we discuss:

– Her personal story about why she’s so passionate about helping kids and their parents with anxiety.

– We bravely discuss anxiety in kids and what role parents may or may not play. If you’re a parent, this is an eye opener. I am not a parent and it was for me!

– The moment she was brought to her knees earlier this year and how she dealt with it.

Quote from Karen:

“When you’re on the right path, the path widens to take you.” You can find out more about Karen and her work at http://www.heysigmund.com

NB: the quality is a little dodgy due to internet issues, but it’s worth hanging in there as you’ll learn heaps.


Ep1. Karalee Katsambanis author of ‘Step Parenting with Purpose’

Ep1. Josh Langley Gets to know Karalee Katsambanis author of Step Parenting with Purpose

In this episode I get to know Karalee Katsambanis who has released “Step Parenting with Purpose – Everything you wanted to know but were to afraid to ask”.

We discuss why she wrote the book, unearth a concept that blew my mind, find out what grandparents can do with their kid’s old wedding photos and discover what Karalee thinks is the most important thing to focus on in life. Please excuse my rough introduction and dodgy editing,

I can only get better as time goes on. If I waited til everything was perfect, then I’d never release anything! Please enjoy. You can order her book through here: www.karaleekatsambanis.com/