Hammer It Home



Join builder, developer, entrepreneur and host of The Living Room, Barry Du Bois, on lifestyle podcast Hammer it Home. Barry will chat to interesting people from all walks of life (including a few friends from the telly) about modern living. Learn about design innovations, gadgets, sustainability and how to improve your home from the inside out.  


  • Where to from here?

    07/04/2021 Duración: 22min

    Well, we’ve come to the end of our journey, and what an adventure it’s been! Barry takes a look back at what we’ve learned throughout the series and, with a little help from his friends, reminds us why environmental sustainability is important, and what things we can start doing to live our best lives and ensure a sustainable future for our great, great, great grandchildren.  Series produced by Ali Aitken.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Building the foundations for a better future

    31/03/2021 Duración: 31min

    Having been a builder for a few years now, Barry is passionate about urban architecture. But with the temperature and our population steadily rising, is it really working in our favour? He’s called in Robert Puflett, principal at international architecture and design firm ThomsonAdsett to get some answers. Barry and Rob discuss where we’re going wrong with the current built environment, and how sustainable designs are essential for our future. https://thomsonadsett.com/   For Owen Barbour-Woods, it really is a material world. He has started a sustainable clothing company, making protective workwear out of hemp. Owen tells Barry why we should be using hemp rather than cotton for our clothes. You can find out more about the company at https://kempt.com.au/    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Unpacking the corporate perspective

    24/03/2021 Duración: 36min

    When it comes to climate change and emissions, what part do the big corporations play? And are they doing anything about it? Barry wants some answers so he’s going straight to the top at one of the biggest corporations in the world - IKEA. He sits down with Australia CEO Jan Gardberg to talk about the state of the environment, why IKEA believes waste shouldn’t be seen as waste but rather a resource, the company’s plans for the future, and kitchens made out of PET bottles.You might even get some tips from Jan about what he and his family are doing to reduce their carbon footprint.Visit IKEA’s Sustainability Hub to find out more about IKEA’s sustainability program and follow the families on their journey to a better future - IKEA.com.au/sustainableeveryday  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • If we could talk to the animals

    17/03/2021 Duración: 37min

    In the last couple of eps we’ve been talking about the damage us humans are doing to the planet and the effect it’s having on our lives - but what effect is climate change having on the animal kingdom? There’s only really one person Barry can talk to about this.You’d be forgiven for thinking that Robert Irwin is older than his 17 years. He’s leading the way when it comes to making Australia Zoo as green as possible. And it’s working - it’s the most solar powered zoological facility in Australia and one of the most renewable in the world.He tells Baz why Australia Zoo is about so much more than animals, and why the answer to environmental sustainability is to be as smart as a crocodile!https://www.australiazoo.com.au/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Why do we do the things we do?

    10/03/2021 Duración: 37min

    Last time we looked at what carbon is and why sustainability is important. And this has got Barry thinking – now that we know all of that, why do we keep repeating the same old behaviours? Why do we do things over and over again that we know are bad for us?  That’s not a question Barry can answer, so he’s called in behavioural scientist Kim Borg from BehaviourWorks Australia to get the lowdown. BehaviourWorks is a behaviour change research unit at Monash Sustainable Development Institute in Melbourne  https://www.behaviourworksaustralia.org/So, let’s find out if it is possible to trick our brain into patterns which will benefit us AND the planet.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • What Is Carbon?

    03/03/2021 Duración: 23min

    Carbon. It’s a word that’s bandied about a lot when we talk about environmental sustainability. But how many people can honestly say they really know what it is? To find out more, Barry talks to self-confessed carbon nerd Dr Vanessa Rauland. Vanessa is passionate about climate change and sustainability. She’s the founder and CEO of ClimateClever which helps homes, schools and businesses reduce their carbon footprint and save money, at the same time ensuring future generations are educated about sustainability. You can find out more about that here - www.climateclever.org  She’s also an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University’s Sustainability Policy Institute in Perth, Western Australia.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Barry’s back!

    24/02/2021 Duración: 03min

    Baz Du Bois is back! In this special series about environmental sustainability, Barry deep dives into what environmental sustainability is, why it’s important, what’s happening to our planet, and what we can do to help. Join Baz and his special guests on a journey to a more sustainable future  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Perez Hilton

    31/01/2020 Duración: 44min

    After watching weeks of “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here”, Barry decided he wanted to get involved in some of the action! What better way to do that than to reach out to Perez Hilton?They discuss Perez’ time in the jungle (including thoughts on camp conflict), ethics in celebrity reporting, social media and more (including campaigning for Barry's good mate Miguel to win IAC!)Perez' chosen charity while in the jungle was Ozchild, a welfare organisation committed to improving the lives of children and families. Find out more about it here https://www.ozchild.org.au/Barry and Miguel are both big supporters of R U OK? You can learn more about that here https://www.ruok.org.au/If you want to hear more I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here content (including more Perez) check out Jungle Nights (Tanya's Sexy Jungle Podcast) wherever you listen to pods or here https://10play.com.au/the-reality-bite-jungle-nightsYou can also check out Perez Hilton's own podcast here https://www.podcastoneaustralia.com.au/podcasts/th

  • Barry’s Technology Rant

    21/11/2019 Duración: 07min

    There’s something Barry wants to get off his chest this week – it’s to do with kid’s not being allowed to use their imagination.Do you agree? He wants your opinions, send an e-mail to hammerithome@networkten.com.au  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Barry, his Dad and the Bikies

    15/11/2019 Duración: 14min

    Barry’s a bloke with a lot of wild stories. This week you’ll hear about a run-in he and his dad had with bikies at a wrecking yard in the 70s. Not everyone came out unscathed.  If you’re interested in reading more about Barry, check out his book Life Force: https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/biography-autobiography/Life-Force-Barry-du-Bois--Miguel-Maestre-9781760682996  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Derek Rielly

    07/11/2019 Duración: 27min

    The man who helped write Barry’s book ‘Life Force’ is in the studio today. Derek’s just written a new book about actor David Gulpilil – it’s his second biography after ‘Wednesdays with Bob’ (Bob Hawke that is). Derek shares some anecdotes about his writing process and gives a bit of insight into his own life. As a fanatical surfer, Derek also shares some tips on where to find the best waves in the world.  For more information on Derek’s novels: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/author/derek-rielly/ For more information on Life Force: https://www.echopublishing.com.au/titles/life-force/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Guided Meditation

    25/10/2019 Duración: 07min

    Did last week’s episode get you interested in meditation? Still not sure where to start? Barry invites Tom Cronin to do a quick 5-minute guided meditation. Sit down, get comfortable and give it a try.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Power of Meditation and Mindfulness

    18/10/2019 Duración: 24min

    If there’s a question Barry’s used to hearing, it’s how he stays upbeat despite everything life’s thrown at him. Barry attributes much of his positivity to mindfulness and meditation. On today’s episode Tom Cronin and Jacqui Fifer, the creators behind new movie The Portal, have a frank conversation about how mindfulness can change the world.If you want more information on The Portal, check out their website: https://entertheportal.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Tania Soulos

    03/10/2019 Duración: 16min

    Tania Soulos is talented business coach and mentor with over 20 years experience helping executives solve their businesses problems. Tania is also the CEO and Founder of TWALK, a company that combines Tania's mentoring abilities with getting outside and being active.As part of Sparkfest, TWALK are hosting a Spark Twalkfest, Wednesday October 23, 7.15-9am, departing from Sydney Startup Hub, details and registration here. https://twalk.com.au/twalkfest-spark-festival-2019/”Spark Festival is aimed at Startups, Innovators and Entrepreneurs, with over 100 events over 17 days, October 10-27.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Amanda Keller

    26/09/2019 Duración: 37min

    Barry chats to good friend and 'The Living Room' cohost Amanda Keller about her thoughts on her childhood, parenting, work philosophy and role models.Catch Amanda on 'The Living Room' 7:30 Fridays on Channel 10 and weekday mornings on 'Jonesy and Amanda' on WSFM.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Kate Peck

    19/09/2019 Duración: 30min

    Kate is a model, television presenter, and motorbike fanatic. She talks about highs and lows of her career, including why modelling can be a tougher gig than it appears.If you want to keep up to date with what Kate's up to, follow her @katepeckmeMusic provided by Storyblocks  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sam ‘Mac’ McMillan

    13/09/2019 Duración: 31min

    The fur-midable Sam Mac talks about his Instagram-famous pet, how he became a signed artist with the Wiggles with his song ‘Half Man, Half Cat’ and what caused his run-in with the police at a Perth radio station.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Miguel Maestre

    30/08/2019 Duración: 27min

    Miguel talks about his life with Barry over lunch at South Melbourne Market. Hear why Miguel’s parents decided to put him in an all-girls high school and how Miguel managed to win over his now-wife Sascha, despite speaking no English at the time. If you’d like to get in touch with Barry, send him an e-mail at HammerItHome@networkten.com.au  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Interviewing Your Kids

    23/08/2019 Duración: 07min

    This week’s podcast comes with a challenge: sit down with your kids and interview them about their lives. Barry did just that with his seven-year-old twins and was charmed by their funny, honest answers. If you want to take part in the challenge, here are some good questions to start with:What made you happy today?If you could to anything in the world right now, what would it be?What do you think mum/dad does for work?If you could be a superhero, what would your name and super power be? Tell Barry how you went by sending an e-mail to HammerItHome@networkten.comMusic provided by Storyblocks  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Declutter Your House, Declutter Your Mind

    16/08/2019 Duración: 28min

    Peter Walsh - a decluttering guru who has appeared on shows like Oprah and the Living Room - talks about how to clear your house of unwanted items. According to Peter, the process is as mental as physical.  If you want more information, take a look at Peter’s website: http://www.peterwalshdesign.comMusic provided by Storyblocks  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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