Thursdays, 1pm

High on Life and Lily Steiner

J-AIR Presenter Lily Steiner
High on Life host Lily Steiner.

Lily Steiner came to Australia from Russia at the age of four. She very much appreciates growing up in a warm and wonderful Jewish community in Melbourne, Australia. Since then she has been blessed to live and work in many parts of the world and with diverse global communities. Her roots are in education and broadcasting, and expanded into sales and marketing, business strategy, always with an intuitive, spiritual philosophy that required honest, integrity and common sense. Coming back to radio when returning to Australia was a joy that reignited a passion from early days when Lily studied with doyen Lee Murray, in the early days of radio.


The purpose of life is to feel good. When you feel good everyone around you feels better and life flows more easily. There will always be challenges in life and being able to deal with them and come back to a personal equilibrium adds a positive quality to life. I love talking to people and bringing out their personal stories so we all realise we cannot judge anyone by outer appearances. My goal is to encourage everyone to find that feeling of love in our hearts so we can be a little kinder and smile a little more.


Previous Shows – Listen On-Demand

19 Nov 2020, 11pm

19 Nov 2020, 11pm Lily High on Life A very special interview with my mother, Sophie. She was born in Poland, grew up in Russia and was blessed to come to Australia. She reads voraciously and is very outspoken about world events. Coming out of a communist system into the Democracy that is Australia, she is very worried about what she has seen happening around her in recent years.  She has her testimony recorded in the Shoah Project, but today I speak to her about the differences in life she experienced in her lifetime.  Things we take so much for granted today.

19 Nov 2020, 1pm

19 Nov 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life A very special interview with my mother, Sophie. She was born in Poland, grew up in Russia and was blessed to come to Australia. She reads voraciously and is very outspoken about world events. Coming out of a communist system into the Democracy that is Australia, she is very worried about what she has seen happening around her in recent years.  She has her testimony recorded in the Shoah Project, but today I speak to her about the differences in life she experienced in her lifetime.  Things we take so much for granted today.

12 Nov 2020, 1pm

12 Nov 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life What others think about you or your options is none of your business if you want to feel good and enjoy your life. There are such divided options about The President Donald J. Trump and the challenger Joe Biden that people are enraged that anyone should believe anything different than they do. That type of rage does not make you feel good. It doesn’t allow you to lead other parts of your life to the fullest. The truth is you do not have to accept someone else’s opinion as your own, even if you are forced to raise a fist and declare that Black Lives Matter more than all lives in order to avoid physical violence. What you do need to do for your own peace of mind, is allow others to believe whatever they choose and get out of harm’s way. It is only under communism that you are actually killed or locked up for having different thoughts to the majority. This should not happen in a democracy but not everyone seems to agree. Disclaimer, I do believe in respecting the office of The President of the United States, and I do believe Donald J. Trump has done an excellent job in his first 4 years. 

5 Nov 2020, 1pm

5 Nov 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life Sue Smethurst is the epitome of ‘the better life gets, the better life gets’. She does not conceive of something she cannot achieve, it is just a matter or working out how to accomplish it. From a childhood in rural Australia she has met and entertained the rich and famous that you clamour to read about in your favourite magazines, she has hob nabbed with them all and then some. Her career achievements are formidable,  from editor of New Idea at the age of 26 to developing a skin care range sold in Henri Bendels and sold off to an International conglomerate.  Sue has managed to publish books, raise 2 children while remaining totally grounded and a true blue ‘nothing fazes me’ Aussie. We met about 20 years ago in L.A. and it was as if that was just yesterday. As impressed as I am with all Sue’s accomplishments, I love her unassuming real values and family priorities.

22 Oct 2020, 1pm

22 Oct 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life Your daily life could be so much easier and you could have so much more fun if you knew you were going to have a good day, each and every day.  How amazing would it be to see the world in a way that makes you happy.  You absolutely can. Change your attitude, change your life. 

9 May 2020, 4pm

9 May 2020, 4pm Lily High on Life Mai Gutman is an extremely sweet, accomplished young woman with a brilliant future and mature attitude to life. Born in Israel, growing up in Melbourne Australia, Mai chose to go back to Israel as a Lone Soldier once she finished school. Just returned to purse a Journalism degree in Melbourne, she is confident and articulate about her growth from a privileged teen into a real IDF combat soldier. 

12 Mar 2020, 1pm

12 Mar 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life Peter King seems like a regular guy, and he is. He escaped Romania with his parents when he was 4, and lived in Israel for 5 years before coming to Australia. A musician in his earlier years, he became very successful in all areas of his life. Financially, and also emotionally through relationships and fatherhood and spiritually through community work and long lasting friendships. At the same time, Peter also opens up about very personal challenges that you would not know about had he not generously shared them with us in this interview. He is the perfect interview that illustrates why I do the show Lily High on Life. Most of us do not realize the richness of the lives we pass every day in the streets. Life takes all of us on a roller coaster journey and Peter chooses to celebrate his blessings, many of which we did not even get to touch on in this all too short conversation.

5 Mar 2020, 1pm

5 Mar 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life Anne de Costa lives and shares her passion and joy every single day. From her depression and pain she took responsibility for her own life and learned a different way of being that transformed her previous reality and saw her blossom into a strong and vibrant woman.  She uses the education she gave herself to guide others into a better and more fulfilled life, leading by example and speaking from her heart. Gratitude for everything life has to give is the guiding path that brought her from Sri Lanka to the United States and eventually to the shores of Australia. Anne generously shares just a little of the wisdom that has transformed her own life. She recently had her first book published ‘The Mystical Explorer Wins’.

20 Feb 2020, 1pm

20 Feb 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp is a ‘can do’ kind of girl ! She grew up with the attitude that anything and everything is possible, and maintains it today, instilling it in others. Sally has had many firsts throughout her career and shares those highlights, as well as some character building challenges in this very honest and wonderfully inspiring interview. Solid, down to earth and a team player in all her leadership roles, Sally has gone from strength to strength through confidence and innovation, with an inner guidance that makes her naturally stand out. She doesn’t follow the pack or shy away from a challenge. She has created new paradigms and pathways to both career and personal goals. Inspired by both parents’ entrepreneurial examples. She married her childhood sweetheart and has two wonderful boys that look like carrying on in their parents’ footsteps. It is little wonder she brings so much fun and light into the very important and enormous role she has chosen as Melbourne’s Lord Mayor.

14 Feb 2020, 6pm

14 Feb 2020, 6pm Lily High on Life Ben Morley is a passionate force to be reckoned with.  He grew up in Melbourne Australia, went to Mount Scopus College, has parents and a sister who adore him, recently got married, and is about to become a Dad himself.  He is using his personal story as the fire that drives him to make a difference each and every day in the lives of others. Smart, sincere and grateful for the life he gets to live, he takes nothing for granted and there is so much to be gained from knowing Ben. 

14 Feb 2020, 10am

14 Feb 2020, 10am Lily High on Life Rod Hardy is an acclaimed Australian Director who has also established a solid career in America. I have known Rod for over 30 years and was thrilled to be able to interview him because he is total heart and soul in human form, and has exuded love and kindness with a full personality and strength of character from the day I met him. He very generously shares his life as well as insights he has gathered as an amazing son, father, husband and friend. This is a very full interview right to the very end. He is a man that truly owns his own life and has had a wonderfully successful career to boot. 

6 Feb 2020, 1pm

6 Feb 2020, 1pm Lily High on Life Warren Wills, is a truly international musician, producer, director, creator, philanthropist and extraordinary talent. His innate talent and vision is making a huge difference in the world across communities and cultures never before linked. His commercial successes are impressive with successful shows in London’s West End, the Middle East and Australia. His philanthropic passion projects through Socially Inclusive Music Theatre even more so. Eurasia, the Middle East, London, Australia and points in between, Warren is still leading a extremely passionate, prolific, life that shows no signs of slowing down.  www.WarrenWillsWorld.com

19 Dec 2019, 1pm

19 Dec 2019, 1pm Lily High on Life Minna Lederberger has always lived High On Life. Her ‘always look at what’s good in your life attitude was instilled from an early age, by her parents who survived the Holocaust. To look at her and listen to her she has lead a wonderfully ‘normal’ Jewish life following Torah values. She moved to Melbourne Australia when she married, has 2 grown children, one who has just given her a grandchild and lives in Israel. She volunteers as various non profits around the city, both orthodox and secular. The thing that is not obvious about Minna is that she is a double amputee both her legs needed to be amputated, but she does not let it define her or get in the way or anything and everything she does. I loved this interview and the life insights she shares that are the epitome of living High On Life. 

12 Dec 2019, 1pm

12 Dec 2019, 1pm Lily High on Life Shyrla Pakula Werdiger is an authentic superwoman. Without airs, graces or outside accolades she became a doctor, married and raised 7 children, baked her own bread and grew her own vegetables (for many years), while juggling a career and a kosher home and Jewish lifestyle.  Her life is truly well lived and deserved.  She lost a brother in the Yom Kippur War in Israel, and her other brother to failed health. She is truly pragmatic and blessed and has a lot to look forward to with grandchildren and philanthropy guiding her into a plethora of future adventures. 

5 Dec 2019, 1pm

5 Dec 2019, 1pm Lily High on Life Taibe Ash is a force to be reckoned with. Apparently she always has been as one of 10 children, she stands out in the world, not just her family. Under 30 and already a successful business woman, Taibe has also just completed a nursing degree. I love that she takes responsibility for her life and is tuned into what makes her really happy. The decisions she has made in her life have come from am inner guidance rather than discontent, and she is obviously passionate about what she does and who she is. The biggest thing that stood out for me, is that she takes responsibility for her own life, and makes things happen.  Married earlier this year, she seems to have found a truly ‘b’shert’ (divinely guided) match. Although very different in many ways, you can sense a joy and connection in their growing relationship that is definitely based on mutual love and respect. I loved talking to Taiba, and her happiness is infectious. I know you will enjoy listening. 

28 Nov 2019, 1pm

28 Nov 2019, 1pm Lily High on Life Max Gross has a huge personality and a skill set that promises great success. He is an eclectic man in a multicultural time and place and makes it all work for him. His wife is from the Philippines and they have had their first child, which makes a great blend with his Jewish heritage. He is open to experiencing it all, and started a food blog www.MaxPlusFood.com  Professionally, Max is a social media guru with marketing skills that are focused into the retail space. His shopping centre photos have been viewed over 99 Million times – impressive analytics.  Max is fun, open and eager to experience all life has to offer.