Legendary football commentator and CEO/Founder of the Heartbeat of Football charity, Andy Paschalidis, has warned that fatal on-field cardiac arrests have sharply risen since COVID, prompting FIFA – football’s governing body – to take action with a stark warning.
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Speaking on the latest episode of the Ouzo Talk Podcast, Mark Bouris recalled a recent trip to Greece that saw him uncover the reality of just how poor his father was growing up in a village in the Peloponnese during WWII.
Growing up Greek in Australia in the sixties, seventies and eighties wasn’t always easy. But according to actor and comedian George Kapiniaris, comedies like Acropolis Now helped to change attitudes towards migrant families as they integrated.
From the steep cliffs overlooking the deep blue of the caldera, the shining white houses and churches with blue doors and windows, coupled with that breathtaking sunset, it’s easy to see why Santorini has become the postcard image of Greece, and why shows like My Greek Odyssey feature it. But it’s so much more than that according to host of My Greek Odyssey, Peter Maneas.
The Rugby League World Cup kicks off this October and for the first time ever, Greece will be there to take part with Greek-Australian NRL players set to feature. Greek Head Coach and North Queensland Cowboys Assistant Coach, Steve Georgallis, joined South Sydney Rabbitohs and Greek hooker, Peter Mamouzelos on the Ouzo Talk Podcast to talk about the historic tournament and the role their families have played in inspiring their involvement.
When Ukrainians began driving out of Kyiv and Mariupol at the beginning of the war with Russia, Greek-Australian humanitarian nurse, Helen Zahos, was driving in. Such is her commitment to helping those in need.
Speaking on the latest episode of the Ouzo Talk Podcast, Sydney University’s Sir Nicholas Laurantos Chair in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Professor Vrasidas Karalis, explains how Quinn ‘created’ the character of Zorba for the 1964 Michael Cacoyannis film, Zorba the Greek.
Speaking to the Ouzo Talk podcast, the proud Greek-Italian-Australian candidly recalls the night that he ditched ‘ethnic comedy’, only for that decision to be brought into new perspective after nearly being run over… by another famous Greek-Australian comedian outside the club.
After recently returning from Greece, Ouzo Talk co-host Tom Skolarikis says that pent-up travel demand has led to a visible boom in early arrivals in Greece this summer – a trend that is being felt by businesses, many of whom are still looking for staff to be able to service the new early arrivals. Listen to the latest episode of the Ouzo Talk podcast.
To say that Coustas is a strong Greek woman, is an understatement. Not only has the comedian, actor and writer managed to scale the heights of her profession in a career spanning over 30 years, she’s achieved it all while battling years of setbacks and emotional trauma – the likes of which would be enough to break the hardest of people.
For Greek-Australian conductor and composer, George Ellis, there aren’t too many accomplishments that come close to plying his trade at the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games – and it’s not hard to understand why as he retells his story on the Ouzo Talk podcast.
In a wide-ranging discussion on Greek wines on the Ouzo Talk podcast, avid wine collector, Nick Andriotakis, alongside wine importer Con Ipermachou from Miloway, suggest that Greece’s standing as the cradle of much of Western Civilisation extends to Europe’s wine culture.
Speaking to the Ouzo Talk podcast, Founder and Chair of the International Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles Inc (IOCARPM), Emmanuel John Comino AM, and committee member Theodora Gianniotis, are of the strong opinion that the British Museum are now clutching at straws, as their out-dated arguments have been systematically disproved over time.
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