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Entrepreneurship Podcast #190: Boeing Strategist & Victoria Cross recipient Mark Donaldson.

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! episode with Mark Donaldson. Photo Credit: vixpixphotography.com

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #190: Boeing Strategist & Victoria Cross recipient Mark Donaldson.

Victoria Cross recipient, Boeing strategist and business leader, Mark Donaldson and I got chatting at the Beard Season launch with Jimmy Niggles, Hamish Blake, Wippa and a bunch of other revellers a few months back and bonded over a cheeky beer or two on a tall ship on Sydney Harbour (hence the nautical theme of the pics below).

For those who have listened to my Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! episode with Andrew Hansen from The Chaser, will know my passion for my grandfather, whom I never knew, his service in the Middle East and PNG in Kokoda in World War II, the importance of ANZAC Day to me and understanding (in my eyes) what it actually means to be Australian after my trip to Gallipoli for the 85th anniversary of the ANZAC Day dawn service in Turkey in 2000.

Corporal Mark Donaldson, VC is an Australian soldier and a recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia, the highest award in the Australian honours system.

Trooper Donaldson (his rank at the time) was a member of the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) when he exposed himself to enemy fire to protect injured troops and then rescued an interpreter under heavy enemy fire in the Battle of Khaz Oruzgan during Operation Slipper, the Australian contribution to the War in Afghanistan. He was presented with the decoration by the Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, in a ceremony in Canberra on 16 January 2009.

On today’s show we delve into vast-ranging chats including Mark’s earliest ever memory, his work with Boeing, happy memories of Afghanistan, the people and experiences that have shaped his outlook on life.

Super inspiring chats. Let’s get into it!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #190: Boeing Strategist & Victoria Cross recipient Mark Donaldson.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! episode with Mark Donaldson. Photo Credit: vixpixphotography.com

Entrepreneurship podcast #187: POVAR x hotndelicious x ChooseDay on Bondi Radio.

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #187: POVAR x hotndelicious x ChooseDay on Bondi Radio.

Welcome to the POVAR x hotndelicious x ChooseDay on Bondi Radio
 
My home-boy Stacy Henderson, co-founder of POVAR, hosts a show every single week on Bondi Radio called ChooseDay and recently he asked me to join him as a guest.
 
It was such a wonderful and insightful 2 hours discussing Entrepreneurship, Meditation, Pursuing Your Dreams, Life in Bondi and so much more, which we recorded LIVE over the course of 2 hours whilst watching the waves roll in at the Bondi Radio Studios at Bucketlist in Bondi Beach. So beautiful and relaxing!
 
I loved the show so much that I asked him if we could publish it as a Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast. And he said yes. Here it is!
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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #187: POVAR x hotndelicious x ChooseDay on Bondi Radio.

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Entrepreneurship podcast #186: On the couch with Aussie comedian Merrick Watts.

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Australian comedian Merrick Watts joins the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #186 Merrick Watts (Australian comedian, television presenter & radio host)

Australian comedian, television presenter & former radio host, Merrick Watts joins us LIVE this week on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast.

Cheeky, highly intelligent and generous, Merrick and myself dive into his earliest ever childhood memories, Eddie Murphy and evolving your creative career, surrounding yourself with your peers, David Attenborough and meeting your idols, stepping away from commercial radio after 20 years, his latest one-man show ‘Man of the Hour’ and his foray back into stand-up comedy, being close mates with your son and much, much more.

Let’s get into this!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #186 Merrick Watts (Australian comedian, television presenter & radio host)

Australian comedian Merrick Watts joins the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

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!

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
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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.

Talkin’ Sketch Comedy & Podcasting with Public Figure, Sam Blacker | Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet Episode #131

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Radio show host, Sketch Comedy Artist & Podcaster, Sam Blacker joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Bondi Beach.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #131 Sam Blacker (radio host, sketch comedy artist & podcaster). 

Meet Sam Blacker!

One of the key things I talk about regularly on Hot Delicious: Rocks The Planet! is surrounding yourself with people who like yourself are pursuing their dreams as hard as you and for me Sam Blacker, Public Figure, radio host, sketch comedy artist & podcaster 😃📻✨ is one of those!

This entirely inappropriate podcast definitely deserves its ‘Explicit’ rating and this week’s vast ranging chats include how we met in the queue to a Wil Anderson TOFOP Superpod live podcast at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Shut Up I’m Talking! podcast, the Shame Feeder podcast, building a career in radio and as a sketch comedy artists and so much more.

If you love comedy/sketch comedy and ever wanted to create a career, lifestyle and income stream for yourself in the creative industries, then this is the podcast for you! Or if you just want to p*ss yourself laughing… 😃😂🤣

SO good! Let’s get into it!

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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
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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. 
Radio show host, Sketch Comedy Artist & Podcaster, Sam Blacker joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Bondi Beach.

Small Business Podcast: Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder, Tony Gosden.

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Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder, Tony Gosden, joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Sydney.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #130 Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder (Tony Gosden). 

I moved to Bondi Beach late last year after falling in love with the Sydney Eastern Suburbs beach lifestyle and I made a decision to stay.

One of the attractions of Bondi Beach for me is not only that I now live 5 minutes walk from Bondi Beach, with spectacular coastal walks and lunchtime swims part of my regular routine, but I have become friends with and have access to a wealth of like-minded, ambitious, progressive and creative individuals that work and reside in this beautiful suburb of Sydney.

So many in this local global beachside community possess a mentality that encompasses an understanding that 9-5 is a primitive way to exist and there is another way to achieve success, whilst living life to the fullest! (as we speak I am sitting here at the home office in my board shorts having started my working week at midday on a Monday).

One of those inspiring peeps in my life is the human embodiment of the word ‘community’ and the creator/owner of Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint, Tony Gosden. Hailing from a music industry background as a promoter and band manager, Tony created Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint as a salute to the rock’n’roll lifestyle, with a diverse mix of platinum records, graffiti/local art, march and books hanging on the walls of this Glenayr Avenue restaurant, Young Henrys beer on tap, a mouth-watering menu of burgers named after indie Australian bands and awesome tunes cranked all day while you eat, drink and be merry.

In today’s show, we chat about founding your own business and the values that you bring to your business as an individual, Tony’s background in the music industry and the stories behind the array of band-inspired burgers including the Classic Cog, Trippin’ Seahorse (my fave), Lost Valentino, Just a Jezabel and Johnny Collide, why Tony moved to Bondi 20 years ago and never left, his sense of community and partnering with local Sydney businesses like Young Henrys and Field To Fork to ensure we can all thrive and grow together and much, much more.

And if this alone isn’t enough to entice you to get inside the mind of this successful Aussie businessman and to download this chat, then try this on for size… Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint is the most ordered food in Australia on app/website Deliveroo! Get it in your mouth and get it in your ears!

Let’s get into it!

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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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 Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder, Tony Gosden, joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Sydney.

‘Problematic’. Tom Ballard Tackling Political Correctness and the big issues at Sydney Comedy Festival 2017!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #129 Tom Ballard (comedian, podcaster & writer). 

Happiness!

Anyone who listens to Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! on Bondi Beach Radio and the iTunes podcast every week, will know that I am a massive fan and believer in chasing your dreams in the pursuit of happiness. 

This week I am excited to have award-winning Australian comedian, podcaster & writer, Tom Ballard on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! to promote his 2017 stand-up show Tom Ballard – ‘Problematic’, LIVE at Giant Dwarf this Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th May as part of Sydney Comedy Festival.

Over the past 2 years since our last recording together, Tom’s stand-up comedy career has been on a sharp rise to the top, enjoying nominations for Best Show at both Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, his American television debut on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, his political podcast Like I’m A Six-Year-Old has just hit 100 episodes and continues to grow from strength to strength and at the end of 2016 he appeared in SBS’s ground-breaking series First Contact, a journey of discovery into Aboriginal Australia.

One of the joys that I have discovered that comes as a result of surrounding yourself with like-minded people also pursuing their own ambition and success, is that invariably you get to watch your friends rise to the challenge, share their journeys and celebrate your collective wins along the way.

Tom Ballard was certainly already well on his way to this success we first met 6 years ago, whilst launching triple j unearthed as a radio station back in 2011, but to then watch him have the courage to leave his role has co-host of the Tom & Alex morning show on triple j, take a leap of faith to achieve his dream of being a successful stand-up comedian and see where he’s at now just makes me so happy!

“Being your own master of your life and your passions, it’s a very powerful and important thing to do and if you have a chance to take it then grab it with both hands.” – Tom Ballard.

Never a truer word spoken, my man. Let’s get into the show!

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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Buy tickets to Tom Ballard’s stand up show ‘Problematic’ at Sydney Comedy Festival (Thursday May 4th – Sunday May 7th) today!
http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/single-event?show_id=1707
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Download the ‘Like I’m A Six-Year-Old’ political podcast with Tom Ballard:
Tom Ballard – 2017 Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow
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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.