“Positivity follows you around.” G’day Monty Franklin!
This week we feature Australian comedian Monty Franklin LIVE from LA on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast!
We deep-dive into Monty’s life in Hollywood as an Aussie working in the US entertainment industry, his latest project with US comedian Rob Schneider, performing at Sydney Opera House and much more!
Ever dreamt of living & working in the USA? Let’s dive in!
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“True beauty is found in the imperfect and vulnerable.”
Cassie Lane is one of the most hilarious, intelligent and beautiful people I know and like so many of us, Cassie Lane grew up desperately wanting to be someone else.
At 16 years of age, Cassie jetted off overseas from Australia on an exciting student exchange adventure. One day she was walking the streets of Italy and the next she found herself swept up into the life of a jet-setter, strutting the catwalks of Milan, Italy and the world as an international model.
Next stop USA. Life living in Los Angeles was like something out of a TV show – sharing a house with 3 other models, mixing it with celebrities on a global scale and partying hard in the LA scene. And yet something was missing…
Beneath all the flash and fancy, she started seeing through the world of exploitation and self-destruction where “living off your looks can attract as much scorn as admiration.”
Yearning for something more, Cassie returned to Australia determined to pursue her passions and whilst taking her next steps in self-development through study, she also began dating Australian footballer, Alan Didak (Collingwood football Club), who wasn’t that well known at the time. As his sporting profile grew in Australia, Cassie found herself thrust back into the limelight and the oft noxious environment of a WAG (Wives And Girlfriends of high-profile professional athlete), where at times she found herself labelled as ‘slut’, ‘skank’ and ‘stripper’, and constantly being told that she should toe the line and be happy with her life as the partner of a football star. And then came the toxic cherry top… being voted worst dressed at the Brownlow Medal whilst attending the nationally televised AFL Best & Fairest Awards show with her partner. Devastating…
Especially for a highly intelligent person that now not only has a double degree in Psychology and Communications, but now a Masters of Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne, from which the thesis of that Masters is this very book and memoir.
‘How to Dress a Dummy’ is frank, open, honest, hilarious and beautiful journey of empowerment and self discovery… I myself was clearly never a catwalk model, but there are so many parallels between Cassie’s life and my own. I grew up knowing that I was different, an outsider and I always felt like a bit of a weirdo. And I still am a weirdo, it’s just that I’m my kind of weirdo and the most beautiful thing that you can discover is to learn to love yourself and to be yourself, for once you do you will notice that you attract the friends/people who most want to be around you, to be with you and to be like you… And that is one of the most amazing moments of realization that anyone can experience!
It makes me so happy to see my friends strive for success, achieve their goals and focus on what completes them and makes them happy. I love that I can share this story.
I love you Cassie Lane and I am SO proud of you!
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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!
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Viper Room talent buyer & Evol Walks Aussie lead singer Leah Martin-Brown killing it in the USA! | Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! Episode #134
This life is all about what you make it and Los Angeles-based Australian Leah Martin-Brown, talent buyer at LA’s iconic live music venue Viper Room and lead singer of Evol Walks, has got this sh*t down in spades!
Having recently signed a new worldwide deal with Rick Sales and Larissa Giampaoli of Rick Sales Entertainment (Slayer, Mastodon, Ghost & more), Leah and Evol Walks have shared the staged with the likes of Dream Theater, Shaggy, Everclear, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and sh*tloads more over the past 2 years!
With new tunes now on the way, co-written with Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides) and Dan and Travis from Atreyu, 2017 is set to be a very exciting year indeed for this Gold Coast native.
If you are an aspiring Australian musician or actor who harbours ambitions of making it to the big-time in the USA, then this week’s show is ALL about you!
In the wise words of Leah Martin-Brown: “Fear Is Bullsh*t. Don’t be a pussy.” There is absolutely f*ckin’ nothing stopping you from making a start today!
Download this sh*t!
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FuckUp Nights, Entrepreneurship & Tenacious Ambition. Garry Williams on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! | Episode #133
DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #133 Garry Williams (General Assembly Australia – Partnerships Lead, FuckUp Nights organizer).
Ever wanted to have the gumption to just say…”Fuck it! I am going to chase my dreams?”
No? Well, listen in, ‘cause me and Gaz Williams are living and breathing examples of how to pave that road to success with an tenacious, unwavering ambition fuelled by a desire tobe happy and love what you do in life.
The Partnerships Lead for General Assembly launched FuckUp Nights in Melbourne a year ago, a global movement founded in Mexico that has spread like wildfire from the likes of Istanbul to New York to Tel Aviv and now Australia, where start-up founders, small business owners, entrepreneurs and inspiring entrepreneurs meet-up to soak up the stories of failed businesses/projects by now successful businessmen and women.
And yes, FuckUp Nights is now coming to Sydney! Next week on Friday 9th of June, Gaz Williams and his crew are launching FuckUp Nights Sydney at the picturesque Circular Quay at the Overseas Passenger Terminal next to Sydney Harbour Bridge, right near Sydney Opera House and yes, you can be a part of it!
Super inspiring tale of one of the main people that drives me to push myself further. Download this show and learn the secrets to drive, ambition and success.
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co owner & founder, Ken Grossman, joins Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! | Innovation, Advanced Energy Tech, Sustainability & Business Leadership.
DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #167 Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada Brewing Co owner & founder) – Original Recast from 2017.
From little things, big things grow…
Inspiring founder & owner of Northern Californian brewery Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Ken Grossman, is a man of passion, determination and innovation.
From humble roots, as a small West Coast craft brewery with a goal to produce 2,000 hectolitres of beer a year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co is now a bi-coastal North American business that champions innovation, advanced energy technology & sustainability, business leadership and is now brewing 1.7 million hectolitres of beer a year from their West Coast and East Coast breweries.
After learning to brew from the father of a close friend at a young age, Ken Grossman opened a homebrew supply store in downtown Chico, called The Home Brew Shop in 1976, before selling it in 1978, founding Sierra Nevada Brewing Co in 1979 and releasing their first batch of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co beer in 1980, which was an American Stout.
At the time, there was no such thing as small-scale or “micro” brewery equipment in the USA and it was way too expensive to import from countries like Germany, so everything required for the brewery had to be repurposed or custom built, with Grossman travelling all over California and Oregon in search of stainless still tanks/equipment and teaching himself refrigeration and welding, so that he could fashion the majority of the new brewery out of recycled dairy equipment.
In today’s inspiring chat, brought to you by @craftbeerlovin’ on Instagram and the team at Phoenix Beers, we explore vast-ranging topics including Ken Grossman as an individual, the explosion and evolution of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, his love of hiking, sailing, fishing and diving and how Sierra Nevada got its name (it’s not as 100% obvious as you think), Sierra Nevada’s partnership with monks in a small Northern California town – brewing a series of Ovila Abbey ales inspired by Belgian Trappist monks that helped raise millions of dollars for the monastery, the brewery’s approach to innovation including the installation of an array over 10,000 solar panels and fuel cells to reduce their environmental impact in 2007 to 2017, where the transition to gas turbines and introduction of Tesla Powerpack batteries now means that Sierra Nevada produce 80-90% of their own electricity onsite!
We chat about Ken’s first trip down to Australia for Good Beer Week 2017, the creation of Sierra Nevada’s Tropical Torpedo IPA, the introduction of their 2nd brewery on the east coast in the mountains of North Carolina to reduce shipping impact and the greenfield site, which enabled Sierra Nevada to minimise the impact in its construction and design, the process that the 5-10 new small batch Sierra Nevada beers brewed every single week have to go through to become part of the core range of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co beers and a teaser of the latest beers that are soon to be joining the Sierra Nevada family including goses, sours & more!
A wonderful journey and inspirational tale of a man who has pursued his passions tenaciously and evolution from one of the smallest of businesses in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges to one of the largest, most successful craft beer breweries in America!
Let’s get into it!
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