He has interviewed everyone from President George Bush Snr to Sir Edmund Hillary to every Australian Prime Minister since Gough Whitlam. He is also a popular after-dinner speaker and the only Wallaby sent from the field against the All Blacks — unjustly, he swears.
In conversation with Angela Pippos about his book, A Simpler Time, Peter speaks candidly about lost love, the death of his mother, and his attempts to resist This Is Your Life.
Angela Pippos is a journalist, television presenter, radio personality, author and MC.
Angela left her native South Australia in 1997 to pursue a sports journalism career with the ABC in Melbourne. She’s best known for anchoring the sports segment on the ABC TV News for almost a decade.
Searching for a new challenge in 2007, Angela ventured where no woman has dared go – the testosterone-charged world of breakfast sports radio.
In 2017 Angela released her second book, Breaking The Mould – Taking A Hammer To Sexism In Sport, and she produced two documentaries about the rise of women in Australian Rules football, League of Her Own (Seven Network) and Heroes (ABC).
Peter FitzSimons is a former Wallaby and journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald.