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Comedy Podcast Feature: Sam Taunton (comedian, writer & MTV presenter)

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Sam Taunton joins the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #155 Sam Taunton (comedian, writer & MTV presenter). 

It’s amazing the friends and connections that you can make through social media if you put yourself out there!

This week’s very special guest on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! is comedian, writer & MTV presenter, Sam Taunton. Sam and I met via Twitter through Sri Lankan-born Australian-based stand-up comic and actor, Dilruk Jayasinha 2 years ago, after Dilruk was a guest of mine on the show.

Bursting onto the scene in the 2015 Triple J RAW Comedy National Final, of late Sam Taunton has been juggling stand up and various media projects including being MTV Australia’s newest VJ and in 2017 was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Sam Taunton has performed on ABC2’s Comedy Up Late, MTV, SBS, Channel [V], ABC Radio, NOVA and Triple J, has just recorded his 1st hour-long special for ABC and now he’s on my show!

Ever wanted to know the steps & tenacity it takes to be come a stand-up comic?

Download this hilarious and candid episode of  Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! with comedian Sam Taunton!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #155 Sam Taunton (comedian, writer & MTV presenter).

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Sam Taunton joins the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast.

Chart-topping ‘Grease: Live’ star Sam Clark live from Los Angeles, releases ‘Out Of Reach’!

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Sam Clark live from Los Angeles on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

Los Angeles-based Australian actor and singer/songwriter Sam Clark joins us this week on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! LIVE from LA!

Sam’s first ever acting job was on Australian TV soap opera Neighbours, he’s had 2 x #1s on the ARIAs Physical Singles Chart and last year starred in Grease: Live, the USA television special broadcast by Fox that was a live, televised remake of the 1978 film Grease and this week Sam’s launched a brand new single and music video called ‘Out Of Reach’ that we’re featuring on the show!

Sam & I chat about working with Grammy award-winning songwriting partner Bill Grainer (Jennifer Hudson, Forever In Your Mind), our very first meeting for at a house party in the Hollywood Hills with Aussie actor Jacinta Stapleton, our shared love of hiking the canyons around greater Los Angeles and top tips/key lessons/advice for any Australian contemplating packing up their lives and making a go of it in LA.

Are an Aussie actor or budding rockstar wanted to live a life in Los Angeles, California? THIS is the show for you!

Download Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! now via iTunes today!

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Artist Alexandra Danielle AKA @thecolourofsound: https://www.instagram.com/thecolourofsound/
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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
Sam Clark live from Los Angeles on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

Andrew Bongiorno. The Boy From Oz, Robert De Niro & the life of Tinsel Town | Podcast.

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'Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet' kicks it in LA with actor Andrew Bongiorno from The Boy From Oz.
‘Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet’ kicks it in LA with actor Andrew Bongiorno from The Boy From Oz. https://hotndelicious.com/

DOWNLOAD PODCAST – #81 Andrew Bongiorno (actor – The Boy From Oz).

 
 Andrew Bongiorno, star of the sold-out, twice-extended West Coast USA production of award-winning Broadway musical, The Boy From Oz, was born in a small country town like myself, has lived in many different cities/countries around the world and is striving for a life and career that dreams are made of.
 
Bongiorno AKA Bonge is an Australian actor who’s TV/film credits over the past 4 years in the USA include NCISNCIS: Los Angeles, Ben Affleck‘s latest Warner feature Live By Night and for the past six weeks he’s been starring in the lead role in the The Boy From Oz.
 
For those of you not familiar, The Boy From Oz is an Australian musical that’s already been a massive success on Broadway including 5 Tony Awards nominations including Best Musical and Australia’s very own Hugh Jackman winning Best Actor in a Musical.
 
The Boy From Oz focuses on the extraordinary life of legendary singer/songwriter Peter Allen, from his birth in 1944 and humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame as an international star. The story covers Peter’s life and career in Australia and the United States, as well as his relationships with the legendary singing stars Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli.
 
Studying the same 3 year acting degree as Hugh Jackman & taught by the late Oscar nominee writer of The Boy From Oz – Nick Enright, Bongiorno has been living in the USA for the past 4.5 years and in today’s podcast we discuss what it’s like to be living & working as an Australian actor in Los Angeles, meeting & being starstruck backstage by Robert De NiroE & Turtle from Entourage, some of the amazing hikes on offer in the Santa Monica Mountains that surround Los Angeles, his earliest ever memory in Papua New Guinea and much, much more.
 
I often talk on my podcast about one of the keys to success being to surround yourself with individuals who inspire you, no matter what industry you work in and for me, Andrew Bongiorno, AKA Bonge to his friends, is one of those.
 
Like The Boy From Oz, this inspiring podcast is all about following your ambition, living your dreams & life to the fullest and it is a bloody ripper!
 
I’m proud of you, man. Let’s get amongst it! 
 

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Aussie Actor Dan MacPherson. Australia Day, life in California & MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles

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Australian actor Dan MacPherson drops by our West Hollywood pad on the Hot & Delicious podcast.
Australian actor Dan MacPherson drops by our West Hollywood pad on the Hot & Delicious podcast.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #166 Daniel MacPherson (Australian actor) – Original Recast from 2016. 

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Every now and then I have a podcast guest on my show where the conversation just flows and this Los Angeles podcast with hardworking, talented & award-winning Australian actor, Dan MacPherson is one of those.
 
Born in the beachside suburb of Cronulla, just south of Sydney CBD, Dan MacPherson was originally spotted by his agent whilst at a triathlon in southern Sydney and was soon placed in a role on long-running Australia soap opera, Neighbours.
 
Since that time Dan’s gone on to a number of different acting and presenting roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA, including the musical theatre in London, British police drama series ‘The Bill’ (which I grew up watching in my parent’s household) and most recently ‘The Shannara Chronicles’, a brand new MTV TV series based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks.
 
In today’s podcast, we enjoy vast, fascinating and ranging chats at length about the significance of Australia Day or “Invasion Day” as it’s known by some people, the beauties of life in Los Angeles and California, what ANZAC Day means to both Dan and myself as the grandsons of ANZACs who fought in the 2nd World War (ANZAC Day is also his birthday), Australia’s need to evolve as a country and culturally to make it a place that’s welcome for people of all backgrounds, nationalities, cultures & gender/sexual identities, career discipline, the hunger for personal & professional growth and what it takes to take a leap of faith and to start from scratch in a new country in what has already been a highly successful acting career and the excitement of working on MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles’.
 
This is an absolute cracker of a podcast & no doubt one of the most candid chats you’ll hear from Dan MacPherson.
 
Let’s get into it!
 

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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Brand new Radiohead single ‘Burn The Witch’ released after social media storm!

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Radiohead release 'Burn The Witch'.
Brand new Radiohead single ‘Burn The Witch’ released after a social media storm!

Radiohead have dropped their brand new single ‘Burn The Witch’ after the band caused a stir in recent days when they deleted the band’s Facebook content, Tweets and website content fuelling speculation that a new album was on the way.

This morning the band dropped the new track complete with a ye olde stop-motion video by director Chris Hopewell called ‘Burn The Witch’.

Listen to it here first!

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Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Contact Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! for all your business or brand social media needs.

Social media strategy, monthly content calendar creation, community management, specialised team/staff social media training, creation of social media systems/ways of working and speaking engagements for your business, brand, conference or event.

As an award-winning, highly experienced social media professional, Dan Wilkinson has worked with a range of international brands, spoken at Social Media Week – Miami and has had two campaigns from the past year now featured as global case studies on both the Twitter Success Stories and Instagram Business Blog for his work at SapientNitro, working with brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer and more.

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Lake Hollywood Park. A Hidden Hiking Gem in Los Angeles – Travel blog & photography.

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Lake Hollywood Park hikes with Aussie actor Andrew Bongiorno.
Lake Hollywood Park hikes with Aussie actor Andrew Bongiorno.

Lake Hollywood Park. Truly the most spectacular views of the Hollywood Sign that I’ve seen in LA yet!

One of the most challenging parts of spending an extended period in a new city is networking and meeting new people…

This is not an issue that I’ve had in Cali. I already know a bunch of peeps here including my close friend and Aussie actor Andrew Bongiorno, who’s currently playing the lead role in the West Coast premiere of The Boy From Oz! musical. An absolute champion and on ANZAC Day we hit one of L.A.’s most spectacular and underutilized hikes.

Lake Hollywood Park. Picture perfect blue skies & practically the place to ourselves… BEST! ️

Article & travel photography by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!).

Stayed tuned on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet blog for more travel stories & wicked Cali hikes, hit me up on Twitter, check out more of our USA travel photography on Instagram or via email info@hotndelicious.com. I’m more than happy to share my faves. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to subscribe to our weekly Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet entrepreneur podcast!

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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:

For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.

Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Contact Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! for all your business or brand social media needs.

Social media strategy, monthly content calendar creation, community management, specialised team/staff social media training, creation of social media systems/ways of working and speaking engagements for your business, brand, conference or event.

As an award-winning, highly experienced social media professional, Dan Wilkinson has worked with a range of international brands, spoken at Social Media Week – Miami and has had two campaigns from the past year now featured as global case studies on both the Twitter Success Stories and Instagram Business Blog for his work at SapientNitro, working with brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer and more.

Contact Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! for all your business or brand social media needs.

Bec Laughton – Little lion lungs & top secret global music deal.

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Bec Laughton drops by Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet... BOOM!
Bec Laughton drops by Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet… BOOM!

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Interview #21 – Bec Laughton. 

Little bit pumped for today’s podcast as I’m catching up with one of the most lovely, energising and positive humans I know, Australian indie soul songstress, Bec Laughton.

Now I met Bec about 2 years ago at the world’s largest music conference at SXSW in Austin, Texas and first came across her live tunes when I was shooting photos and providing social media for a series of international music showcases called The Aussie BBQ for Sounds Australia at the conference. For those of you who are musicians with a burning desire for success, Sounds Australia are an Australian organization tasked by the Australian and Federal governments to export Australian music to global markets.

Anyway, when Bec hit the stage at the first official event I was attending and I heard her voice for the first time I was like… WOW! Who the fuck is that? This little pocket rocket’s got some pipes!!! Think old school funk, r&b, soul.. think Eryka Badu think Lauren Hill.. seriously check this shit out…

I kept bumping into Bec at showcases all over Austin and we became buddies on that tour, staying in touch and I was just chuffed to have her chillin’ like a villain on a beanbag at my castle in the sky recently, chatting about her life so far and the next steps in her exciting career.

In today’s podcast we chit chat about her time in New York working with Grammy Award-winning producer Michael League and Snarky Puppy, going off the grid for 6 months as part of massive global management deal that she’s recently signed (currently living in an undisclosed international location recording a brand new album with some of the music industry’s top peeps.. VERY exciting!), being a female drummer with the most amazing voice (my words not hers), writing music for yourself from the heart and the balance of living in the moment whilst maintaining the tireless tenacity for the future. 

And when you hear her this little lion open up her lungs and sing for the very first time you’ll be like.. what the fuck… where did that come from? Ah-mazing! And maaaaan, does she just have the most magical smile that lights up a room.

Seriously.. once you’ve had a listen to this podcast come check out her jams that I’ve loaded up onto the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet blog…

p.s. Hello Bumface! 😀 :p Ha ha ha…

Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

Free Download: Bec Laughton (indie soul singer/songwriter) on ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’

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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.

For more on Bec Laughton, her jams & to follow her on social media head to beclaughton.com

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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.