About E

Writer, singer, stand-up comedian and podcaster Em Rusciano is truly one of Australia’s most well-rounded performers.

Em’s podcast ‘Emsolation’ was picked up as Australia’s FIRST ever Spotify exclusive and came second in the Australian Podcast awards in the People’s Choice category. Emsolation is now produced by Em’s production company Down The Hill Studios and they debuted at number one on the Apple podcast comedy charts on their first week of independence. They’ve also launched a hugely successful premium subscription offering, Emsolation Extra on top of their weekly regular episode.

Em’s best-selling first book Try Hard: Tales from the Life of a Needy Overachiever went to the top of the iBook charts before it was even released, with great critical and public acclaim. After release, the self-narrated audiobook version reached the top of the iTunes charts and was nominated for the ABIA Audiobook of the year award.

Em’s social media community is fierce, loud, and passionately loyal. With a Facebook following of over 281,000 fans and 242,000 on Instagram, she has a weekly social media reach of up to 10 million and is an extremely in-demand content creator. Em has worked on campaigns for Amazon, Telstra, The Body Shop and Uncle Toby’s to name a few.

Em is an engaging and unique keynote speaker; she recently addressed the prestigious National Press Club of Australia on the subject of ADHD and her son’s autism. She has been widely praised for the speech and the effect it’s had on helping to remove the stigma around neuro-divergence.

Em is one of the highest selling Australian comics, having spent the last seven years touring the country annually with her sell out, stand-up comedy concerts. Em’s 2019 one hour comedy special ‘Rage and Rainbows’ was a rating smash on Network Ten, with original music Em wrote with Australian music royalty Kate Miller-Heidke.

Em has two dogs, three kids and one husband. Is that the order in which she loves her family? Sometimes, yes. Em regularly encourages her family members to keep trying, to improve their spot in the order.

Most importantly, she still finds time to watch every single episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Priorities are essential.

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TV & Radio

Would I Lie To You? Australia (TV Series – Ch 10)2022
Frankly (TV Series – ABC)2022
The Masked Singer (TV Series – Ch 10)2021
The Project (TV series – Ch 10)2020
Hughsey we have a Problem (TV series – Ch 10)2019
Rage and Rainbows Live comedy special (Ch 10)2019
The Em, Grant & Ed weekday breakfast show (2Day FM – Radio)2018
The Em Rusciano Show with Harley Breen (2Day FM – Radio)2017
Sisters (TV Series)2017
The Em Rusciano Show (Hit Network – Radio)2016
Party Tricks (TV Series)2014
Please Like Me (TV Series)2014
Offspring (TV Series)2013
Mamamia Today (Today Network – Radio)2012 – 2013
The Project (TV Series – Ch 10)2012 – 2013
The Circle (TV Series)2012



Podcast chats

Uninterrupted by Woman’s Health Australia
Em Rusciano | Permission To Do Less When You Have Your Period
Straight Talk with Mark Bouris
Em Rusciano: All my life I’ve just wanted to be seen
Look at Moi with Rowdie Walden
Fashion Victims with Em Rusciano
The Lise and Sarah Show
EM RUSCIANO: curating a stunning life in her best decade yet
Healthy-ish by Body + Soul
Em Rusciano’s cheat sheet to life
Don’t be a F**kwit
Lehmo and Em Rusciano chat with parenting expert Kate Mullholland
Pure Grit with Paula McGrath
Em Rusciano
She Is Legend
In Her Words – Em Rusciano Part 1 | Part 2
The Saturday Quiz
Runners-Up with Em Rusciano and Michael Lucas


Organisations I believe in

Here are a few amazing organisations doing fabulous things to better the world for us. Just remember, no matter your situation, there are people out there that can help you. Never be afraid to reach out.

Eat Up logo

Some kids go to school every day without any lunch to fill their little tummies. The wonderful people at Eat Up are helping battle this by bulking up kids’ lunchboxes across Australia.



Beyond Blue logo

I’ve been a huge advocate for Beyond Blue for years. They offer great resources for anyone affected by mental health issues in any form – not just the individual, but their family and friends as well. Speak up, check in. You are never alone.



Fitted For Work logo

This killer organisation has been helping out and empowering women from all walks of life by getting them back into the workforce since 2005. Fitted for Work not only transforms the woman, they transform their lives.