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Hello all! Ah, it’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve caught up hey? We’ve got a couple of episodes of The Ginni Show coming out – and this one is the last Monday Mocha. Oh no!

But, I wanted to finish the last Monday Mocha of Season 3 with a bang.

Madame Gandhi, otherwise known as Kiran Gandhi was MIA’s drummer. Now, taking a leap into her own solo career and channeling all the feminine energy she can, she is teaching unity and female empowerment through her music. I had the pleasure of having her on Monday Mocha and we spoke about the quality of coffee in Sri Lanka, being from south Asia and stepping into your own truth.

It’s Monday Mocha with Madame Gandhi!

Follow Madame Gandhi @madamegandhi
Available on: iTunes | ACast Stitcher | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Kiran Gandhi & Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: The Ginni Show
Photos: Joey Middleton


Today’s Monday Mocha is with someone who I’ve known for a number of years, but have never met. Remember back in the day when we used to have Pen-Pals? This guy is kinda like my pen pal except we’ve never written a letter to each other. I used to listen to his morning show on Proud FM in Canada and he used to listen to mine on JOY 94.9 with Adam Samuel.

We followed each other on Twitter, added each other to facebook – sent emoji’s across the web here and there, but we’d actually never spoken. So, this is actually the first ever conversation we’ve had, live in person. Not through listeners or any listening device, but an actual conversation.

What I love about these chats are they are so authentic – you have so much to talk about and you already feel like you know the person. Similarly to me, Chris recently moved to Phuket, Thailand for a radio job where he is the station manager of Live 89.5. We learn about how a series of events from being fired on air from his breakfast gig, having his TV show canceled and his partner break up with him that forced him to reassess his direction and landed him exactly where he is. Another thing you should know about Chris is that he has Brooke Shield’s eyebrows. Take a closer look.

It’s Monday Mocha with Chris Howson!

Follow Chris: @thechrishowson
Available on: iTunes | ACast Stitcher | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Chris Howson & Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Monday Mocha Jan 29 Kayla Radomski/ The Ginni Show Wednesday, Jan 24
Photos: Joey Middleton


Wow, today’s Monday Mocha I could have almost done without the actual Mocha.

I’m kidding. Why did I say that? I hope the mochas didn’t hear me.

The episode had so much fire in it that you almost didn’t need a Mocha or any caffeinated beverage to get through it.

It’s no secret that one of my favorite podcasts is The Gary Vee Audio Experience. Gary talks a lot about hustle, hard work and making content. Dr. Chris Zaino DM’d me on Instagram about my podcast and said some nice things. Checking out his channel, I could tell this dude was the real deal. A true hustler and above all sets his purpose to drop pieces of light, truth, and authenticity in the world. Sometimes with time aligns and the universe presents you with an opportunity in the guise of a person, event, circumstance or place, you just need to be in the flow of allowing it to come through without question.

So when I did that, this awesome Podcast came to life! Chris shares his story about beating a terminal illness, his workout regime and morning practice which involves waking up at 5 am, reading, being inspired and, check this out – he has a phone holder, charger, and player in his bathroom. Safe to say we know what his answer to, “do you take your phone to the bathroom with you,” is.

Follow Chris: @drzaino
Available on: iTunes | ACast Stitcher | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Dr Chris Zaino & Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Monday Mocha Jan 22 Chris Howson / The Ginni Show Wednesday Jan 10
Photos: Joey Middleton


Happy New Year Everyone!

So last week, you got a dose of “The Ginni Snow.” I couldn’t get the episode out as I was snowed in! But safe to say the actual “Ginni Show,” is back on Wednesday. It’s been crazy cold weather here in New York. I got my first experience in shovelling show. It was fun until I couldn’t feel my hands anymore. The other fun part of  snow is knowing how much to layer. It’s a catch. If you layer too much, it means that every single establishment you walk into, there’s a potential that you have to de-layer and that takes time. Otherwise you can just risk potentially sweating up a storm.

Nonetheless, it’s the perfect time to warm up with a mocha. This week’s guest is filmmaker, podcaster and emergency physician Dr Seku Gathers. You may have heard his podcast – The Truth Prescription which is out today and every other Monday. We talk about money versus passion and legacy, why it’s important to audit the closest people around you and an attempt to teach me some “hood,” talk.

Follow Seku: @thetruthprescriptionpodcast
Available on: iTunes | ACast Stitcher | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Dr Seku Gathers & Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Monday Mocha Jan 15 / The Ginni Show Wednesday Jan 10
Photos: Joey Middleton


Hello everyone!
Wow, a week before Christmas exactly! Have you been naughty or nice? Either way I hope Santa is good to you. I’m currently sitting at a café in Brooklyn waiting for my next guest. This guy has had amazing success. He learned to code when he was just 13 – can you believe it? When I was 13, my milestone was the fact that Ammi actually let me go to and from school unescorted for the most part. My next guest sold his first technology at 18 for a million dollars. WOW! He’s now one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers in the world. So, let’s go have a Monday Mocha with Joel Beasley.

Follow Joel: @joelbeasleyapps
Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Joel Beasley & Sam Phelps
NEXT EPISODE: Monday Mocha January 8 – Dr Seku Gathers
Photos: Joey Middleton


This Monday Mocha Episode is a special tribute. Why I started this particular podcast on top of the usual Wednesday episodes of The Ginni Show is that I wanted to help you start your Monday’s with that extra spring in your step that may or may not have a helping hand from a caffeinated beverage of some sort.

This episode is a special tribute to Persis Shanker – one of the hosts of Tomboy Tirade – one of Asia’s biggest girl podcasts. I’m joined by Persis herself and her co hosts Joanna, Raven and Siti. Persis sadly passed away earlier this year and I wanted to hold off on this episode and release it at the right time. The first interview I did with Persis was when I was staying at a friend’s place in Brooklyn. Funnily enough, that place is now my home in New York so it’s only fitting that I release this podcast now. Here’s a special Monday Mocha tribute to Persis Shanker of Tomboy Tirade.

Follow Tomboy Tirade: @tomboytarts
Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Persis Shanker, Raven, Siti & Joanna
NEXT EPISODE: Monday Mocha, December 18
Photos: Joey Middleton


This week’s Monday Mocha is with a couple of champions who, even though yell at me on a frequent basis, are one of the most loveliest and hardest working duo’s around. Kath Rento and Mike Genitsaris are the owners of Pick It Up Fitness – Melbourne’s East Side Fitness specialists. From working hard, deploying empathy and positivity into their own lives, I sit down with Kath and Mike and we talk about what they care about, if they take their phones to the bathroom and just who they would like to switch lives with.

Follow Pick It Up: @pickitupfitnessmulgrave
Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Kath Rento & Mike Genitsaris
NEXT EPISODE: Monday Mocha, December 11
Photos: Joey Middleton


It was so awesome to have The Ginni Show return last Wednesday. And this week, Monday Mocha is back! Monday Mocha is an opportunity I have to sit down and have a coffee with an awesome individual who is doing something inspiring in the world. I love starting my Monday’s with such inspirational chats and of course, an excuse to drink copious amounts of coffee! This week, I have a coffee with Christopher Plowman, the CEO of popular meditation app Insight Timer. He’s a fellow Aussie and he explains just how he came to acquire the meditation app, how meditation has helped him in life and of course, we find out if he takes his phone to the bathroom with him.

Connect with Chris @christoplowman

Next Episode of The Ginni Show: Wednesday, 30th of November   #21 The Butterflies Won’t Eat You

Next Monday Mocha: Monday 4th of December with guests Kath Rento & Mike Genitsaris


I used to be very quiet in my pre-teen years. I was the quiet, unassuming student; the one that would be called “oh so obedient,” during parent/teacher interviews.

Even in my first month of kindergarten, I was so shy that the teachers tried to get me to talk by distracting me with sesame street toys and shiny objects.

Then one day, I was on the school playground and it was my turn to go on the swing. The teachers were delighted because they all seemed to be playing a game of, “Let’s see who can get Ginni to talk.”

I was the shy, chubby Sri Lankan girl who kept to herself and played quietly with the other kids. One of the teachers began her schmoozing; buttering me up so I would finally saying something out aloud. She tried asking me about television, my parents, food – she played all the right cards. Then, she finally exhausted all attempts and said, “Do you talk at all, Ginni?”

I finally gave in and shouted “Yes!” This was met with a look of relief on her face. She probably had gloating points for a whole year and was made the “Diversity Co-Ordinator,” at that school after that moment. You go girl.

Since then, for me, it’s gone from “Let’s see who can make Ginni talk,” to “Let’s see who can shut Ginni up.” What a journey.

And the same goes for podcasting! A lot of entrepreneurs now are turning to podcasting. It’s a great way to share the great knowledge you already have and network with other professionals, experts and colleagues in your industry.

As one of my favourite leaders – Gary Vaynerchuck says; with business these days; it’s likely that you’re a media company first. And podcasting is one of the many, many digital mediums we can use to be that kind of company. To commentate, inform and share key points of information about our industry.

Having worked for both live to air broadcast radio at commercial and community stations, I’ve found that podcasting is a great platform that breaks the usual censorship and red tape you have to be mindful of when it comes to the industry regulators the station faces. How you distribute your content and allocate time for your guests and sponsors is entirely up to you – if there is no affiliation with another station or broadcaster.

Podcasting allows you to share all your information with potential customers and existing clients in a more personalised way. The human voice has an influence and a tone of emotion that cannot be conveyed by text – no matter how much you can channel Hemmingway or Shakespeare in your writing.  This way, you have your listener’s attention. You have an exclusive human connection.

This is the place where The Ginni Show is different from your entrepreneurial podcast. Firstly, the content on the show is not really selling you any product, other than stories of myself and ridiculously large family. It’s these things that got you to my site and to the podcast in the first place. The fact that you take time out to listen to the show;to listen to me. In my shows I try to provide content in a way that’s unique but also universal in how it connects us all through it’s themes. Even though I’m telling my story – in my story, there is a shade of your story. That’s the most valuable connection we will have; more than any further leads or revenue; the connection of humanity.