Welcome to the Influence section of the Little Fish Podcast. Our Little Fish hosts will chat to the Big Fish of the Influence/Influencer world in this section.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last five or ten years, you should know what an influencer is. Just in case, let’s explain.

An influencer is someone with a large following on a social media platform. This could be YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok or Pinterest. They have such power over their audience that they can influence consumer decision making, such as whether or not someone buys a product. By promoting a product to their fan base, an influencer makes bank from the company that produces that product.

For some people, being an influencer is their full-time gig, and they make their big bucks by partnering with brands in order to promote products to their audience.

Who We Talk To

We’ll chat to some of the big names in the influencer community and share with our audience everything and anything about this new phenomenon.

There are some obvious parallels between business success and influencer success, as the majority of topics on the Podcast. Often, influencers start with a small follower pool – like your own social media channels. Through hard work and careful crafting of their image, they grow this follower and fan base into the hundreds of thousands or millions.

Once established, they would generally have massive potential to influence the decisions of their followers. Influences are now big business, and that’s why we’re interested in chatting to some of the Big Fish in this market.

So, in this section, you’ll see our episodes featuring who’s who in the zoo in influencer land, from within Australia.

Willem Powerfish on Harpooning Records and His Unconventional Path to Success

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Willem Powerfish Ungermann, a comedian and prankster, has captivated a cult-like following with his unique brand of humour. His extraordinary journey takes us through addiction and mental health struggles, leading to unprecedented fame and business success. Balancing record-breaking fishing achievements with a deep commitment to philanthropy, he embodies resilience and an unconventional path to theContinue Reading

Phar-jack Jenkins Unleashed: UFC Rising Phenom Puts Alexander Volkanovski on Notice

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Phar-jack Jack Jenkins: 9-fight win streak, former Dana White contender, HEX fighting legend, and future Volk challenger? Dive into the wild and electrifying journey of Australia’s UFC sensation. From Baccus Marsh roots to UFC stardom, discover the story behind the “one-trick pony.” Timestamps 5:50 Welcome, Jack Jenkins8:18 How They Grade Jr JuiJitsu Belts8:58 How HeContinue Reading

Exclusive! Million Dollar Bogan Danny Hayes Conquers Death Road on a Harley | Mind-Blowing Story

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Danny Hayes, the fearless Million Dollar Bogan, conquers Bolivia’s treacherous Death Road, solo and on his Harley Davidson! Hear his gutsy tales of bravery, survival, and unmatched fortitude. This packed episode will inspire, astonish, and leave you in awe. Prepare to have your mind blown. Timestamps 00:00 New Morning Routines07:34 Danny Hayes Introduction11:24 Bolivian “DeathContinue Reading

The Block Head Landscaper Dave Franklin on Growing Franklin Group into a Landscaping Empire

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Dave Franklin is the Block’s head landscaper, host of Open Homes Australia and founder of Franklin Group, one of Australia’s leading landscape design and construction companies. He shares his journey with the boys. Timestamps 0:00:55 Dan’s night teeth grinding and dentist0:05:26 Introducing today’s guest, Dave Franklin0:08:30 Why landscaping, and how did you get into it?0:11:26Continue Reading

Becoming a Bondi Rescue Lifeguard: Harrison Reid’s Unbelievable Journey

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Harrison Reid, star of Bondi Rescue, shares his inspiring journey of moving to Sydney from New Zealand straight out of school to pursue his dream of becoming a lifeguard at the iconic Bondi Beach. He also founded the online e-commerce bed mattress business, 10 pm. Timestamps 00:01:42 Hollywood is missing00:02:19 Was Ben happy with the plane?00:02:52Continue Reading

Amanda Goff AKA Samantha X: Behind the Stilettos of Australia’s Highest Paid Escort

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Amanda Goff, aka Samantha X, shares her journey to becoming Australia’s highest-paid escort. She breaks down the business side of the sex industry and shares her journey of self-discovery, including her diagnosis of bipolar II. Welcome to the Little Fish Podcast Amanda! Timestamps 0:01:15 Email pleasantries0:05:35 Welcome back to the podcast, introducing Amanda Goff0:08:56 WhoContinue Reading

Darryn Lyons on the Paparazzi King, the Mayor of Geelong, Getting Kidnapped & Playing Russian Roulette

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Darryn Lyons has been many things. We’re talking paparazzi king, war correspondent, politician, nightclub owner, serial reality TV star, and of course, the mayor of Geelong. He’s renowned for his iconic mohawk and revered for his unapologetic attitude. Timestamps 7:06 Darryn’s beginning10:53 Working overseas14:20 The cat with 9 lives18:05 Movie star21:13 The big picture26:32 PushingContinue Reading

Nathan Chan on Building Foundr into The Global Home for Entrepreneurs & Working with Richard Branson

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Nathan Chan’s entrepreneurial skills have seen him in chairs opposite the likes of Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Tony Robbins, Jessica Livingston, Seth Godin, Mark Cuban, and Tim Ferriss. When he’s not interviewing other rockstar business leaders, he heads up Foundr, the global media and education company for entrepreneurs. Timestamps 7:53 The Old You10:05 Turning Point11:24Continue Reading

Kelly Cartwright on Losing Her Leg to Cancer at 15 to Breaking World Records and Winning Paralympic Gold

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This week on the Little Fish Podcast we have Kelly Cartwright, a multi-world recording-breaking athlete and Paralympic Gold and Silver medallist. She shares her journey from being diagnosed with rare cancer resulting in having her leg amputated at 15. It’s an incredible story of resilience, family, community, and country. And she is a superstar mumContinue Reading

Grant Smillie on Winning Arias, Taking Over Hollywood and Rubbing Shoulders With Al Pacino & Matt Damon

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This week on the podcast we have Grant Smillie – who started in the entertainment industry at age 17. He has achieved success across many aspects of the entertainment and hospitality industries.   He enjoyed an international DJ career and is one half of the record-breaking dance music duo, TV Rock – winning two ARIAsContinue Reading

Danny Hayes Spills All Of Big Brother’s Dirty Little Secrets & Shares His Powerful Mantra To Live By

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In our second episode the Little Fish Podcast, welcome one of the hottest reality stars to come out of 2021, the vivacious Danny Hayes! He shares all of big brother’s dirty secrets and his greatest moments on the reality TV show. Danny shares his powerful mantra to live by of never quitting or giving up. HeContinue Reading