Month: September 2015

Matt Kirshen – Hawks on planes, how to make it in America and Probably Science.

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Matt Kirshen - Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic Hollywood interview
Matt Kirshen – Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic Hollywood interview

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Podcast #44 Matt Kirshen (Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic).

Hawks on planes, how to make it in America and Probably Science.

Wicked podcast in Hollywood, California with English stand-up comic and podcaster, Matt Kirshen.

With performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s Green Room and a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Matt Kirshen has built an international comedy career and travelled the globe, performing at Glastonbury, Montreal Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival and more.

Today Matt shares his top tips for performers hoping to build a career as a successful, international entertainer and we chat about LA Podcast Festival, ‘The Worst Idea of All Time’, the fallacy of life coaching books, Warren Buffet’s breakfast, creepy one-liners for wanna-be pick-up artists and the beauty of people, who manage to be ridiculously successful, yet wonderfully humble and giving.

Ripper chat & can’t wait to catch his next live set somewhere around the planet! 

Free Download podcast #44 Matt Kirshen (Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic).  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Connect with Matt Kirshen via Twitter for all show dates & general dates
Subscribe to the Probably Science podcast.
Subscribe to the Jesse vs Cancer podcast.
Buy Matt Kirshen’s album “I Guess We’ll Never Know” on Amazon or iTunes.
Watch the Probably Science podcast live at LA Podcast Festival (use the code “science” for a $5 discount).
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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Hot & Delicious sit-down with Graham Elwood – Director of Ear Buds PodCast Movie.

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Hot & Delicious catch-up with Ear Buds Podcast Movie director Graham Elwood.
Hot & Delicious catch-up with Ear Buds Podcast Movie director Graham Elwood.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Podcast #42 Graham Elwood (Comedy Film Nerds podcaster & Ear Buds Podcast Movie director).

Wow! What a mind-blowing weekend it was driving social media for LA Podcast Festival!

Met so many wonderful people, made some wicked networks and new friends, shot a bunch of shows and excited to attend the world premiere of the Ear Buds – The Podcast Documentary preview.

EarBuds Podcast Movie, Comedy Film Nerds creator, stand-up comic and LA Podcast Festival director, Graham Elwood is all about the people. I almost never seem to see a smile leave this guy’s face and he seems to have boundless energy for doing what he loves. Such a wonderful, positive person and one of the key reasons why I felt part of the LA Podcast Festival team immediately! 😃

Today’s mini-cast is about about podcasting, LA Podcast Festival, the inspiration for the Ear Buds Podcast Movie, the challenges, Kickstarter campaigns and all the wonderful experiences they’ve had along the way!

Enjoy this ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ mini-cast and don’t forget to subscribe to ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ podcast featuring interviews with Wil Anderson, Dave Anthony, Gareth Reyolds, I Love Green Guide Letters’ Steele Saunders and shitloads more!

Free Download #42 Graham Elwood (Comedy Film Nerds podcaster & Ear Buds Podcast Movie director).  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Comedy Film Nerds live at LA PodFest with Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini, Doug Benson & more. Photo Credit – Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet):

Connect with Graham Elwood via Twitter.
Download the Comedy Film Nerds podcast

Stay tuned for Ear Buds – The Podcast Documentary launch in 2016 via earbudspodmovie.com

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

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Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Quokkas, Wisconsin Vegans and the Statue of David. The journey to being a stand-up comic, podcaster & TV show writer.

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Gareth Reynolds tearing up LA Podcast Festival.

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Interview #41 Gareth Reynolds (American stand-up comic, podcaster and TV writer).

Touchdown in L.A. for a month in the USA and I’m already having blast!
 
Spoke at Social Media Week – Miami last week and my biz, ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ has just spent the weekend driving social media for Los Angeles Podcast Festival. Pretty… bloody… excited!
 
In just over a week, I’ve recorded podcasts with Dave Anthony, Steele Saunders & Nick Cody, Graham Elwood of Comedy Film Nerds,  Henry Wagons, been hangin’ in Hermosa and Venice Beach with one of my best mates, Andrew Bongiorno, who’s been building his career as an actor in Los Angeles the past few years – bodysurfing the waves of LA’s beaches in this scorching hot weather after leaving behind the Australian winter, street-art walks around Venice, a shit-ton of delicious Mexican food that California’s renowned for and we punched out an epic Runyon Canyon hike with views of the picturesque LA skyline, Conservatory and Hollywood.
 
And then there’s this… wicked podcast chats with American stand-up comic, podcaster and writer, Gareth Reynolds.
 
I met Gareth briefly earlier this year during Melbourne International Comedy Festival through his podcasting partner-in-crime on The Dollop podcast, Dave Anthony, and we smashed more than a few beers together in Melbourne when Dave/Gareth were touring The Dollop and their stand-up shows around Australia in August.
 
We cover a diverse and mind-blowing array of content including The Dukes of Hazzard, Washington Redskins and nations that haven’t dealt with their racism, the deliciousness of travelling through Italy with your eyes welling up at the sight of the Statue of David in Florence, three key pieces of advice for anyone wanting to start a career in stand-up comedy, Tim Tam Slams, his journey from growing up in the cheesehead state of Wisconsin to English-born parents to university life in Boston, writing on a TV show in New York and building his career in stand-up, the impact that writing sketch comedy with writing partner Evan Mann has made on his career, kangaroo ball bottle openers, the Green Bay Packers, koalas & chlamydia and so much more!
 
 A wonderful, flowing and hilarious chat with a guy that I’ve found to be one of the friendliest and funniest dudes there is… seriously… download his podcasts and come check out his stand-up sometime! His sh*t’s the BOMB!
 
Oh yeah, and there’s a HEAP of photos of Gareth’s LA PodFest set and The Dollop at LA PodFest below.
This one’s a cracker! Enjoy!

Free Download #41 Gareth Reynolds (American stand-up comic, podcaster and TV writer.  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

The Dollop live with Dave Anthony, Gareth Reynolds and Patton Oswalt:

Connect with Gareth Reynolds via Twitter.
Download his wicked podcasts The Dollop and Point vs Point.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

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Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

The rise of Falls. The stuff that dreams are made of.

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Falls stop by from the USA on their Australian tour.
Falls stop by from the USA on their Australian tour.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #40 – Falls (Australian folk rock band).

It’s that age-old love tale. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Then they break up. And live happily ever after… as an internationally-signed folk rock band… ha ha… couldn’t help myself… True story though.

Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown AKA Falls are a duo from Darwin and NSW, who were originally a couple and now two friends, who are signed with a US record label (Verve Records), booking agent and management – helping them make the transition from independent Australian band to North American touring band.

Utilizing premier Australian music conference BigSound, Melinda’s experience with Eleven music company founder, John Watson at John Butler’s ‘the seed’ and the team at Sounds Australia as a launching pad for Canadian Music Week and South By Southwest, Falls signed a booking agent, management and lawyer on their North American tour in March 2013, followed later in the year by an approach from the Verve Records A&R team at CMJ Music Marathon, a 5 day music & film conference in New York City.

Flash forward 2 years and they have now spent the past 2 years living in the USA, touring the country and recording their debut album ‘Omaha’ due out on October 2nd worldwide! AND they launched their first single from the new album on the Wall Street Journal. Epic!

I’ve not caught up with these 2 since that 2013 SXSW tour when we met and became friends at SXSW in Austin, Texas and it was lovely to have them sitting on the couch in my castle in the sky telling all their tales from the road and what makes these two tick.

Ever wanted to know what it takes to make in the music industry? Then this is the podcast for you. They’ve poured blood, sweat, tears & a whole swag of hard-earned Benjamins into their career on the sniff of a chance to achieve success beyond their wildest dreams. 

Truly an inspiration & makes me happy every single time I see their latest update on social media.

This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Free Download #40 – Falls (Australian folk rock band).  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Connect with Falls via Twitter or check out more of their music/tour dates via the website fallsofficial.com

Falls live at SXSW in 2013 – Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

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Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Rakhal Ebeli founder & CEO, Newsmodo pioneering the changing face of journalism.

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Melbourne catch-ups with Newsmodo founder & CEO, Rakhal Ebeli

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Interview #39 – Rakhal Ebeli (former journalist, founder & CEO – Newsmodo).

One of the most exciting parts about the current age we live in is that most of us will now have not one or two, but multiple careers across span of our lifetimes – I myself have had many permutations – working behind the bar at Crown Casino in Melbourne, running music festivals and events around Australia, an international flight attendant living in Dubai and traversing the globe with 5-star hotels and pretty girls working for Emirates Airline for 6.5 years, music supervisor for Ballistyx Snowboard Show on Channel GO! and now I get paid to guide global brands in their ongoing social media strategy and campaigns… and that’s just a few of my jobs.

Like myself, Newsmodo.com founder & CEO, Rakhal Ebeli, is a fascinating guy who has transformed his professional career as his passions change, he grows as an individual and the news media marketplace evolves to an ecosystem almost unrecognizable from what it was just 20, 15 and even 5 years ago.

Having worked at Australian national television broadcaster Network 10 as a news reporter and presenter for 10 years, Rakhal original set-up the News.me app to improve the way people find and talk about the news, before creating Newsmodo –  a content marketing agency that empowers businesses to connect with audiences through engaging and visual content, crafted by experienced journalists from around the world.

Newsmodo create content for brands and connect their global network of freelance journalists with their clients including international news media giants and brands such as M&C Saatchi, ANZ Bank, Suncorp Bank and more.

Today’s inspiring chat covers Newsmodo’s amazing work, including being first on the ground covering the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight shot out of the sky in the Ukraine, providing news media footage for the likes of Associated Press, The Mirror, ABC, Seven News, Ten News, The Project.

We spend time talking about life-changing stories like the Black Saturday Fires, one of the most horrific and landmark events in Australian history, which Rakhal covered live – being the first man in the Network 10 offices on that fateful day, the fires a moment in time bigger in scale than anything he’d been equipped to cover, going into areas where his team were making on-the-fly decisions as to where they should position themselves to shoot broadcasts or seek refuge and then returning to these places to find these houses or positions only to find them razed by fire and the enormity of events as the day unfolded.

Across the course of the podcast we cover his journey from journalism to content creation, growing up in Fitzroy at time when gangs of thugs rather than flocks of hipsters roamed the streets of the northern suburbs of Melbourne, making a start in journalism whilst unemployed after returning from university in San Francisco and being taken under the wing of enigmatic Australian TV journalist & personality, Grant Denyer.

For those of you who work in the digital industry or aspire to, we spend time on branded content, hints and tips for how to make a start in content creation as a career and what makes great content great.

Fascinating individual, inspiring chats and we both could have honestly chatted on for hours – I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with Rakhal Ebeli, look forward to joining him on the Brand Storytelling podcast and to having him back again as a guest of on our very own Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast.

The story starts now… Enjoy!

Free Download #39 – Rakhal Ebeli (former journalist, founder & CEO – Newsmodo).  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Connect with Rakhal Ebeli via Twitter, subscribe to the Brand Storytelling podcast or head on over to Newsmodo.com to find out more.

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.