Michael Cassidy- Legacy of Nelson Mandela
We join the chorus of tributes around the world for the most significant man of the last century, Nelson Mandela. Friend of Michael Cassidy founded African Enterprise and talks about the significance of Mandela and the freedom fighter he was. He also talks about his connection to Mandela and the reconciliation that literally saved South Africa.
Dwayne Jeffries- Another era of Open House
Get to know new Open House host Dwayne Jeffries. He talks about his love of radio, a decade in breakfast radio and his decision to move into Christian radio. Dwayne also talks about his vision and hopes for the future of Open House.
Commissioner Andrew Scipione- A life in the fast lane
We meet the man behind the uniform. NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has one of the toughest, high pressure and heart wrenching jobs in the state. He deals with things on a daily basis most people never have to see in a lifetime. The Commissioner talks about leading the NSW Police Force, the highs and lows of his career and opens up about his personal life. He also talks about the influence his Christian faith has on his job and life.
Michael Leunig- Illustrations of influence
He’s a leader in Australian public thinking and has spent the last 40 years exploring life, faith and culture through illustration and writing. Michael Leunig talks openly about his influence in Australia and the thought process behind some of his most controversial and popular works. He also explains how his Christian upbringing continues to shape his life today.
Dr Harry Cooper- The vet we know and love
Dr Harry Cooper is one of Australia’s most likeable television personalities and has been a staple on our screens for decades. Behind his cheery nature and enthusiasm, Dr Harry has faced his share of personal battles including losing his daughter, fighting prostate cancer and experiencing divorce. He talks about these heartbreaking moments, but says his faith has remained strong and resilient in the midst of it all.
Mark Burnett- Award winning TV for Jesus
Emmy Award winning television producer Mark Burnett talks about the huge success of The Bible this year. He talks about the significance of spreading the gospel through TV and says the series broke records on the mainstream market. Mark also talks about his illustrious career producing Celebrity Apprentice, The Voice and Survivor, but says The Bible is the best story ever told.
Justine Toh- Christ in Christmas
Amidst the end of year frenzy, food, family, shopping and the presents, is it possible to stop and find meaning in Christmas? Dr Justin Toh from CPX puts it all on the table and talks about how we can come back to Christ and find true contentment at Christmas. She also talks about being an expectant mother for the first time and the impact Jesus’ birth is having on her two thousand years later.
Marina Prior- Queen of the carols
She’s the leading lady of musical theatre and the queen of Carols by Candlelight. Marina Prior shares a special Christmas message from the heart and sings one of her favourite carols, which features on her first Christmas album, Candlelight Christmas.
Steve Crain- Playing the year out with Leigh's favourite music
Jazz musician Steve Crain treats Leigh to his favourite music as he finishes up on Open House. Steve is music leader at St Barnabas Broadway and talks to Leigh about his passion for jazz, Jesus and the impact they both have in his life.
Leigh's top ten: Tony Campolo
Leigh’s top ten: World renowned speaker, author, pastor, preacher and TV host Tony Campolo shares his rich life experiences as a top Christian figure. He talks about his days as Bill Clinton’s spiritual advisor during the depths of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He also reflects on his greatest achievements and speaks from the heart about his Red Letter Christian Movement.
Lyn Worsley- The woman behind the human condition
Lyn Worsley has shared her expertise of the human condition over the past three years on Open House. Now, we get a glimpse at the life of Lyn Worsley and what’s shaped her as a person. She talks about challenges growing up, family, her passion for clinical psychology and how God influences everything she does in life.
The Open House culture gurus
All the Open House culture gurus come together for the last time to celebrate a great year on the show. Book reviewer Kara Martin, television critic Mark Hadley, film critic Ben McEachen and social media guru Steve Kryger reflect on the highs and lows of their respective areas of prowess.