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Hilarious & Insightful 1-on-1 with Australian comedian, media personality & writer, Mikey Robins | Episode #115

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Aussie comedian & media personality Mikey Robins joins us on Hot & Delicious in Sydney!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #115 Mikey Robins (Australian comedian, media personality & writer). 

 

Good News Week’s Mikey Robins joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet show in Sydney!

 
This week’s guest on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! is a wonderful exploration of the life of Australian comedian, media personality and writer, Mikey Robins.
 
The former triple j national radio breakfast host and Good News Week TV show team leader shares intimate memories of his early days as a creative and performer, about landing the triple j gig at age 29 and what it’s like to start a stand-up comedy career later in life.
 
From there we journey into his life and long-term relationship with his best friend and wife, Laura, Australia Day and #changethedate, choosing radio partners and advice for those who might have a dream and have no idea where to begin.
 
What started as a chance meeting between Mikey and I at the Bucketlist Bondi, turned into this hilarious and insightful show with one of the funniest guys I know. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do! 😃❤️
 
Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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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.

 

Australia Day. Striving for a culture of inclusiveness. #ChangeTheDate

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I love Australia… I want to be able to celebrate Australia, wave my flag on Australia Day & be proud of everything that we are… 

This is a phrase that I am sure is true to all of us… indigenous Australians, Asians, Indians, Greeks, Italians, black, white, green, gold… no matter what part of planet earth your ancestors might originate from… all of us in this wide brown land are boat people and of late I have been thinking a LOT about the cultural significance of Australia Day & its lack of inclusiveness for everyone.

If you are in need of further food for thought, keen to learn more or garner an inside perspective from the inside looking out, then I’d ask that you watch this video below by Carla McGrath of Get Up! or download these free podcasts that Australian comedian Wil Anderson has recorded with talented indigenous Australians, Adam Briggs (hip hop artist, writer and comedian) or Cleverman creator Ryan Griffen. These inspiring podcasts are not just focused on the Australia Day issue, but are also wonderful ranging chats with 2 of our brightest creative stars.

Yes, I am a privileged, middle-class, white Australian male who grew up not really knowing, understanding, appreciating or exploring the  dirty, little, not-so-secret of the history of our country… because it’s not ingrained in our schools and education enough and I didn’t try hard enough. We smash beers on Australia Day whilst listening triple j’s Hottest 100, without paying regard or a modicum of respect to the first settlers of this land, who have been here tens of thousands of years… And yet we’ve only been celebrating a 26th of January for 21 years! So why can’t we change the date?

I love this country with all my heart, warts and all. But I’m frustrated by so many elements that hold us back from being one of the most amazing and progressive nations on the planet (Australia Day, marriage equality, casual racism and deplorable internet speeds to name but a few). We only need to look at our cousins in New Zealand to feel ashamed and see how much further advanced we could be in a number of these issues.

I want to be able to celebrate Australia, how much it means to me, to wave my flag on Australia Day, drink some beers & be proud of everything that we are… But I can’t. Not until we change the date. So until that time, my Australia Days will be a little more low key than I’d like them to be and I will use this article that I’ve written today as a promise.

I will use the tools of influence that I have built for myself and my brand… my Bondi Beach Radio show, my Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast, blog and social media channels as a platform to learn more about my fellow Australians and champion their stories and perspectives, so that we can no only #ChangeTheDate, but evolve into a more open society and country where everyone feels welcome… in their own country and their own home.

I look forward to a day where all Aussies can celebrate #AustraliaDay as 1. Black, White, Green, Gold, Straight, Gay, LGBTQA.. Here’s hoping! 😃🌈❤

 
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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! is a weekly show on Bondi Beach Radio and iTunes podcast where we interview inspiring, influential individuals and entrepreneurs across a range of industries about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success. Our guests include Australian comedian & TV presenter, Wil Anderson, Jules Lund, Twitter Australia Managing Director, Karen Stocks, Gotye, Aussie actor Daniel McPherson, Nazeem Hussein & many more.

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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.
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The Entrepreneurial Comedian. Greta Lee Jackson (Skit Box) | Podcast Episode #101

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Greta Lee Jackson joins the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! at ABC Studios (Sydney).
Greta Lee Jackson joins the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! at ABC Studios (Sydney).

DOWNLOAD PODCAST – #98 Comedian Greta Lee Jackson of Skit Box.

Love love LOVE that more and more influencers and creators are reaching out via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and email to join me as guests on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.
 
I’ve been hearing from fans that I previously didn’t even know existed and it’s rather exciting to feel like I’m making a positive impact and see my world expanding.
 
A short while back, Sydney-based sketch and stand-up comedian, writer and director Greta Lee Jackson of Skit Box internet fame dropped me an email and Facebook message via Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! about catching-up and the next thing you know I’m setting up to record the first ever Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast at national broadcaster ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation for you overseas peeps).
 
It’s fantastic to be catching up with Greta Lee at a time when her career has reach that tipping point where things are really starting to hum with Skit Box’s ‘Activewear’ clip reaching 4.3M+ Views on YouTube via the Van Vuuren Bros, 775K+ views of the more recent ‘Activewear’ clip featuring Ellie Goulding, her brand new digital TV series ‘Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am’ launching on ABC’s iView in November, the Berlin Patient podcast (drops this week) and her return to Sydney Fringe Festival in early September with ‘Red Flag’.
 
A crazy busy 24 hours in Sydney, but recording with Greta Lee Jackson and another the next day with Hot Dub Time Machine really made my week!
 
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.
 
Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!):
I recently wrapped my position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro Australia, transforming the face of social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider & more, to focus on freelance clients and my own business, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!, a travel, entertainment & lifestyle brand, business, blog & podcast.
 
My portfolio from the past 12 months alone includes speaking at Social Media Week – Miamicase studies featured on both the Instagram and Twitter Global Business BlogsAPAC winner at the 2016 Facebook AwardsShorty Awards finalist in NYC just last month & much more.
 
If you need help with one of or a combination of the following then give us a call:
  • Set-up of Agency/Client Systems, Processes & Documentation.
    • Social Media Audit.
    • Social Media Playbook creation.
      • Content Production.
      • Community Management
    • Reporting (incl. Data, Insights & Analytics) 
    • Issues Management, Crisis Management & Escalation.
    • Monthly Content Calendars.
    • Social Media Training & Education.
      • Clients.
      • Internal Leadership/Senior Management.
      • Internal Teams.
    • Internal Teams – Ways Of Working.
    • Social Media Strategy.
    • Content Production.
      • Photography.
      • Video content.
      • Social media copywriting.
      • Blogging.
      • Podcasting.
    • Monthly Social Media Reporting & Analytics.
    • Thought Leadership – writing for organization blogs/external media.
    • Speaker – Events & Festivals.
We already work with clients in Melbourne, Sydney and London, so no matter where you are around Australia or the world, we can either work in your city or remotely. It’s totally up to you. 

To find out more drop us an email at: info@hotndelicious.com or fill in the contact form below.

Let’s get started today! 

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Hot Dub Time Machine – The World’s Best Party & Travelling The Globe! | Inspiring podcast interview

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Wicked chats with Hot Dub Time Machine on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
Wicked chats with Hot Dub Time Machine on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

DOWNLOAD PODCAST – #85 Hot Dub Time Machine creator Tom Lowndes.

 
Hot Dub Time Machine is “The World’s First Ever Time Travelling Dance Party” and the “Best Party Ever”! 
 
Hot Dub Time Machine creator Tom Lowndes and I became buddies at the wedding of one of our mutual best friends on the grounds of the most amazing estate in the Blue Mountains over Australia Day weekend and from the moment I met him, I knew that I wanted to share his story with my audience.
 
In today’s podcast we cover a range of topics including Hot Dub Time Machine bringing in the New Year playing to 80 thousand people on the packed & picturesque streets of Edinburgh for world-renown Hogmanay New Year’s Eve Festival, working with his inspiring and talented wife, partner-in-crime and actor, Alexandra Plim, music industry chats about Falcona and the success of Alison Wonderland and DMAs in North America, DJ Shadow and Tom’s professional inspirations, working in TV and creating sound design for literally hundreds of episodes on high profile Australian TV shows such as Underbelly and McLeod’s Daughters, his latest project in development that’s the kids verion of Hot Dub Time Machine called Kid Dub, his secret to success, dreams with dates and much, much more.
 
A lad from the inner-west of Sydney Australia who went fromworking as a DJ and Video artist from in the comedy scene to the creator of Hot Dub Time Machine. This exciting and heart-warming tale of success couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy – a passion project that has rapidly exploded into a full-time job and career that today sees Tom Lowndes playing packed out main stage headline slots at some of the biggest festivals around the world.
 
Wonderful story! Enjoy the podcast!
 

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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.
 
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.
 
Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!):
I recently wrapped my position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro Australia, transforming the face of social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider & more, to focus on freelance clients and my own business, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!, a travel, entertainment & lifestyle brand, business, blog & podcast.
 
My portfolio from the past 12 months alone includes speaking at Social Media Week – Miamicase studies featured on both the Instagram and Twitter Global Business BlogsAPAC winner at the 2016 Facebook AwardsShorty Awards finalist in NYC just last month & much more.
 
If you need help with one of or a combination of the following then give us a call:
  • Set-up of Agency/Client Systems, Processes & Documentation.
    • Social Media Audit.
    • Social Media Playbook creation.
      • Content Production.
      • Community Management
    • Reporting (incl. Data, Insights & Analytics) 
    • Issues Management, Crisis Management & Escalation.
    • Monthly Content Calendars.
    • Social Media Training & Education.
      • Clients.
      • Internal Leadership/Senior Management.
      • Internal Teams.
    • Internal Teams – Ways Of Working.
    • Social Media Strategy.
    • Content Production.
      • Photography.
      • Video content.
      • Social media copywriting.
      • Blogging.
      • Podcasting.
    • Monthly Social Media Reporting & Analytics.
    • Thought Leadership – writing for organization blogs/external media.
    • Speaker – Events & Festivals.
We already work with clients in Melbourne, Sydney and London, so no matter where you are around Australia or the world, we can either work in your city or remotely. It’s totally up to you. 

To find out more drop us an email at: info@hotndelicious.com or fill in the contact form below.

Let’s get started today! 

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

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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!
 

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

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

Android Users: Download Castbox Podcast App via Google Play, then Click here to Subscribe to Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

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.

 

Australia Day – A nation of many people and a people of many nations.

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St Kilda Pier - Image by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group).
St Kilda Pier. Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious Group).

Mixed feelings today…

I love this country, but there are also a lot of negative connotations to this date in history that should also be forever recognised and never forgotten. As a nation of many people and a people of many nations, I still feel like we have a long way to go and a long way to grow, so today I will remember, but also choose to celebrate what’s great about this beautiful country of ours Australia. 

Happy Australia Day! 

DW

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