First Act season two trailer: Hear the origin stories of Australia’s most inspiring business owners and personalities


First Act is back with a brand new season!

Each week, Kochie’s Business Builders editors and co-hosts Cec Busby and Adam Bub talk with some of Australia’s most innovative business owners and personalities and share their inspirational stories and origin tales.

From former Bachelor Matty J’s first job to Jodie Fox’s raw insights from the rise and fall of Shoes of Prey, these frank conversations dig into the trials, tribulations and lightbulb moments behind the veil of success.

So, join us each Tuesday from April 19, 2022, for First Act. Because every story has a beginning.

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