Speakola is the home for great speeches on the web.
Tony Wilson is the founder and curator of Speakola, which now hosts more than 2000 speeches, some famous – think Churchill, Obama, Gandhi - some not so well known.
In each episode, Tony interviews someone who has written, delivered or studied a great speech to reveal the stories behind the scenes, to provide context to the historical moment, or in the case of eulogies, birthdays and other common events, to inspire people to hit new creative highs.
Tony will also play a ‘speech of the week’ to honour great words by great orators. Released fortnightly.
Speakola, for all speeches great and small.
We have been a collective failure — Brendan Gale's CEO address to players and officials, Richmond Football Club, March 2010Brendan Gale who is CEO of AFL club Richmond Tigers talks about a whole of club address he delivered at the beginning of his tenure
ARCHIVE: He is one of us ─ Don Watson on Prime Minister Paul Keating’s Eulogy to the Unknown Soldier, Remembrance Day, 1993Re-release of interview with speechwriter Don Watson about Prime Minister Paul Keating's Eulogy to the Unknown Soldier, 11th November 1993
'Won't keep you, Les' — Andrew Rule's eulogy for Les Carlyon, Flemington, Melbourne, 2019Journalist Andrew Rule talks about the eulogy he delivered for mentor and friend, Les Carlyon
ARCHIVE: 'Lou was bigger than a legend' — Ron Joseph's eulogy for Lou Richards, RIP Ron JosephA tribute to footy administrator Ron Joseph who died this week, and a republish of his eulogy for Lou Richards
You daughters of freedom — Prof. Clare Wright on Vida Goldstein's campaign launch speech as first English speaking woman to stand for national office, Portland, 1903Professor Clare Wright reads and discusses Vida Goldstein historic campaign launch speech from 1903, which launched the first ever campaign for elected national office by a woman.
No, Tony, I did not write the Misogyny Speech! — Speechwriter Michael Cooney on working for Prime Minister Julia Gillard, 2010-13Interview with Michael Cooney who was speechwriter for Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, 2010-2013
Solomon in a singlet — Andrew Rule's eulogy for father Keith Rule, Lake Tyers, 1998Award winning journalist Andrew Rule talks about and reads his eulogy for father Keith Rule delivered at Lake Tyers 1998.
How to do a TED talk (or three) — Ruth Clare's 'The pain of hiding your true self', TEDx Melbourne, 2019Ruth Clare talks about her three TED talks and gives advice on how to write a TED talk. She also discusses her memoir 'Enemy'.
Best speeches of 2022 - Tony presents 'The Speakolies' on Triple R's The GrapevineTony pays his annual visit to Kulya Coulston and Dylan Bird on Triple R's The Grapevine to talk about best speeches of the year and award Speakolies.
You're not my rock — Laura Lexx on her bride speech, Somerset, 2015British comedian and author Laura Lexx talks about her very funny bride speech, and in particular the hilarious and lovely thank you she penned for husband Tom Livingstone.