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Sh*t To Do This Weekend – ANZAC Day – 25th to 26th April.

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Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.

Welcome back to the 2nd ever Sh*t To Do This Weekend! 

I am a super active, outdoors person and so if you’re anything like me, then you are craving new shit to do in isolation this weekend to keep from losing your shit! Escape the conversation around COVID19 this weekend. Here are the hot tips for this weekend for all of you legends in lockdown!

MUSIC ON THIS WEEKEND – LIVESTREAM + TV:
ANZAC Day Dawn Service Livestreams – Saturday 25th April:
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. The ANZAC acronym stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. To learn more, check out my Aussie trek to Gallipoli – ANZAC Day 85th Anniversary Gallipoli trip blog & podcastthat journals my trip to southern Turkey to experience ANZAC Day on the Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Peninsula.

LEARN TO MEDITATE – lose all your anxiety/stress and feel more chilled.

From beginner to experienced. Explore these 3 apps to find what you love. I never thought I’d try meditation and 6 years ago I tried for 5 minutes a day for 5 days and it changed my life! The tightness in my chest… gone… and a daily natural high. I did it this morning at 5am and helped me fall back to sleep and calm my mind. If you’re now saying your mind is too busy for meditation, I am still exactly the same and that is exactly the reason why.

SHIT TO MAKE YOU LAUGH:

GET IN ON THE PODCAST ACTION!

Here are a few of my faves!

  • Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! – a weekly podcast where we interview inspiring people and entrepreneurs across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, comedy, fashion, travel and more) about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success. linktr.ee/hotndelicious
  • The Joe Rogan Experience – a free audio and video podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, Joe Rogan. joerogan.com
  • Wilosophy – Australian comedian and TV presenter, Wil Anderson, asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something… wilanderson.com/wilosophy

INSPIRATIONAL SH*T ON INSTAGRAM:

  • @hotndelicious – beautiful sunrise, wildlife and coastal walk photography and storytelling from Bondi Beach and the eastern beaches of Sydney photography instagram.com/hotndelicious
  • @hunter_lawrence – travel the world and snow-capped mountains with Hunter Lawrence, his wife Sarah and Aspen the Mountain Pup instagram.com/hunter_lawrence
  • @aspenthemountainpup – living on an adventure in the snow and mountains of Colorado, yes, this jet-setting golden retriever even has his own blue tick! instagram.com/aspenthemountainpup
  • @natgeo – experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers. instagram.com/natgeo

ONE WAVE TRI-WEEKLY SURFING AND MENTAL HEALTH ZOOM CHATS:

OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. During lockdown, instead of meeting up for Fluro Friday every Friday morning at over 200 beaches worldwide, the team have taken to meeting online twice for week for global get togethers and Zoom calls to share our collective experiences and how we’re all getting through COVID19 in isolation. They have made SUCH a massive impact for me personally and helped me feel connected during lockdown!

I have zero desire to be another one of those generic, self-appointed Instagram “life coaches” or influencers that have popped up during this crisis, however I do have an audience and I want to be able to help the people in my world through this challenging time. Feel free to share the love, hit me back if you love this list and follow me on social media too! (social media links are below too).

If you have more sections that I think you should add to this, then hit me up with your ideas! Happy weekend y’all!

Dan Wilkinson
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.

 

Stay At Home: Sh*t To Do This Weekend

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John Butler Trio image by @hotndelicious

Pumped for the weekend ahead! 

I am a super active, outdoors person and so if you’re anything like me, then you are craving new shit to do in isolation this weekend to keep from losing your shit! Escape the conversation around COVID19 this weekend. Here’s the hot tips!

Livestream Music Festivals/Events:

  • Isol-Aid Instagram Live Music Festival 28/29 March is Saturday and Sunday (Aussie time).
    74 Aussie artists livestreaming from 12pm to 12am AEDT – Australia Eastern Daylight Time. 🎹🥁🎸✨
    Artist line-up and livestream set times here: linktr.ee/isolaidfestival
  • Hot Dub Time Machine is one of the sickest party DJs on the PLANET, playing to audiences of thousands of people around the world each and this weekend he’s livestreaming a wicked party set live on Saturday 28th of March (Aussie time) from Sydney via Twitch! 🎉 Livestream is 6-8pm AEDT. Party at home, livestream and dance online with your friends. Get in! twitch.tv/hotdubtimemachine
  • Jack Johnson livestream performing this Saturday, March 28 at noon Hawaii time (3pm PST, 6pm EST), which is Sunday 9am AEDT in Australia, Jack will play a #TogetherAtHome living room concert in collaboration with Global Citizen and in support of the World Health Organization. instagram.com/jackjohnson
  • John Butler Trio is playing wicked blues and funk live sets every single night via Instagram Live. Every night at 9pm AEDT. The good news is that you can also stream them the next day on Instagram via your smartphone and connect it via Bluetooth to your speakers or headphones. I’ve got it in my ears now as I work and wearing a smile on my face. Enjoy! instagram.com/johnbutlertrio

Learn to meditate:

From beginner to experienced. Explore these 3 apps to find what you love. I never thought I’d try meditation and 5-6 years ago I tried for 5 minutes a day for 5 days and it changed my life! The tightness in my chest… gone… and a daily natural high. I did it this morning at 5am and helped me fall back to sleep and calm my mind. It you’re now saying your mind is too busy for meditation, I am still exactly the same and that is exactly the reason why.

Shit to make you laugh:

Get on the podcast action:

  • Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! – a weekly podcast where we interview inspiring people and entrepreneurs across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, comedy, fashion, travel and more) about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success. linktr.ee/hotndelicious
  • Wilosophy – Australian comedian and TV presenter, Wil Anderson, asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something… wilanderson.com/wilosophy
  • The Joe Rogan Experience – a free audio and video podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, Joe Rogan. joerogan.com

Inspiring photography and storytelling on Instagram:

  • @hotndelicious – beautiful sunrise, wildlife and coastal walk photography and storytelling from Bondi Beach and the eastern beaches of Sydney photography instagram.com/hotndelicious
  • @hunter_lawrence – travel the world and snow-capped mountains with Hunter Lawrence, his wife Sarah and Aspen the Mountain Pup instagram.com/hunter_lawrence
  • @aspenthemountainpup – living on an adventure in the snow and mountains of Colorado, yes, this jet-setting golden retriever even has his own blue tick! instagram.com/aspenthemountainpup
  • @natgeo – experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers. instagram.com/natgeo

OneWave bi-weekly mental and surfing Zoom chats:

OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. This past 2 weeks, instead of meeting up for Fluro Friday every Friday morning at over 200 beaches worldwide, the team have taken to meeting online twice for week for global get togethers and Zoom calls to share our collective experiences and how we’re all getting through COVID19 in isolation. Big wins and all welcome!

I have been chatting with my parents and sister this week about us collectively finding things that make us laugh, make us happy and keep us occupied this this strange time. We shared ours with each other and I’ve been sharing meditation links and other resources with peeps on the One Wave (a surfing and mental health community) Zoom calls this past week or so, so I figured that I should actually put them all in one place for my friends and people in my world to discover and utilise at will.

I have zero desire to be another one of those generic, self-appointed Instagram “life coaches” or influencers that have popped up in this past week, however I do have an audience and I want to be able to help the people in my world through this challenging time for all of us if I can, if that makes sense?

If you’ve got more sections that I think you should add to this, then hit me up with your ideas! Happy weekend y’all!

Dan Wilkinson
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

John Butler Trio by @hotndelicious
John Butler Trio image by @hotndelicious

 

Entrepreneurship Podcast: Nigella Love Bites!

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Nigella Love Bites on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – 221 Nigella Love Bites (Raelene Isbester)

When life throws you lemons, you make a lemon tart.

Nigella Lawson has been tantalising our taste buds for years. Single-handedly bringing sexy back into the kitchen with her smooth rich English accent, voluptuous physique and addiction to alliteration. Women want to be her and men want to be with her. Her life has been filled with the bitter and the sweet.

This week we feature hilarious comedy and cabaret performer Raelene Isbester and her show Nigella Loves Bites on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast ahead of her shows in Sydney this weekend as part of Bondi Feast and Bondi Winter Magic!

Rae and I explore the sugar highs and front page lows of Nigella’s career that are the plot of the show and after successful sellout seasons at Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe and a stand out Christmas Special, Nigella – Love Bites is on its way to the iconic Bondi Pavillon for three deliciously decadent evenings during Bondi Feast!

I can’t WAIT to see it again this weekend! Let’s get into the podcast!

Nigella Love Bites on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.
Book tickets to Nigella – Love Bites: https://www.bondifeast.com.au/?s=nigella
Dates:Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th July
Times: 8:30pm (55mins)
Venue: Bondi Pavillon, Bondi Beach.
Tickets: $30
 
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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #221 Nigella Love Bites (Raelene Isbester).

Nigella Love Bites on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

Podcast Feature: LA-based Australian comedian Monty Franklin.

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LA-based Australian comedian Monty Franklin joins us live from the USA

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #218 Monty Franklin (Los Angeles-based Australian comedian)

“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!

Monty Franklin at G’Day US. Image supplied.
Connect with Monty Franklin online:
Stream Monty Franklin’s latest album ’Something Will Happen’:
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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #218 Monty Franklin (Los Angeles-based Australian comedian).

Podcast: USA comedian Murray Valeriano & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast.

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Murray Valeriano (US comedian & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast)

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #217 Murray Valeriano (US comedian & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast).

Yas! Los Angeles-based American stand-up comedian & host of the ‘Road Stories’ podcast, Murray Valeriano, joins me this week on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast as we chat about open heart surgery, surfing and the Road Stories podcast with amazing stories from life on the road as a comedian and my own stories as an ex Emirates Airline international flight attendant.

A wonderful podcast that will make your heart soar!

 

Connect with Murray Valeriano on social media:
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Download @hotndelicious Episode #77 with Murray Valeriano (stand-up comedian, writer & podcaster):
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Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
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For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #217 Murray Valeriano (US comedian & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast).

Murray Valeriano (US comedian & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast)

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!

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
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https://hotndelicious.com/

For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

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!
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

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

https://hotndelicious.com/

For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

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!

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

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

https://hotndelicious.com/

For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

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!

Ash Hazell – Brews, Biochemistry & Head of Brewing at Colonial Brewing Co.

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Craft Beer podcast: Ash Hazell – Brews, Biochemistry & Head of Brewing at Colonial Brewing Co.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #180 Ash Hazell (Head of Brewing – Colonial Brewing Co)

Meet Ash Hazell! This rad dude, close friend of mine and wonderful soul is the Head of Brewing at Colonial Brewing Co!

Yep, Ash Hazell oversees brewing at both Colonial Brewing Co breweries in Port Melbourne on the east coast of Australia and Margaret River in the west.

2 weeks back I jetted down to Melbourne-town for my yearly MRI brain scan and surgeon’s appointment, so last minute I dropped Ash a line and locked in an afternoon of drinking beers, brewery tour and podcasting with this legend!

Like many of the world’s best brewers, Ash fell in love with home-brewing beer from his very first taste of a mate’s home-brew at 16. Fiercely determined to then make this thing his life, completing chemistry degree with units of biochemistry and microbiology, Ash Hazell began his journey into professional brewing at one of Australia’s first craft beer breweries, Little Creatures Brewing Co, then founded Barrow Boys Brewing and was eventually head-hunted to take the reins at Colonial Brewing Co.

We cover off on Ash Hazell’s earliest ever beer memory, what inspired him to become a brewer in the first place, the Colonial Brewing Co Crosby Stills & Mash Gin Infused IIPA, South West Sour and their latest top secret brew, the delectable chocolate, honey and rum infused Violent Rumble.

And then of course, we had a few more beers… 😁🍻✨

Yum, Yum, Yum… Super, super podcast chats… Let’s get into it!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #113 Colonial Brewing Co – Grady Patching (National Operations Manager)

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #180 Ash Hazell (Head of Brewing – Colonial Brewing Co)

Jaymz Clements + the NBA ‘Straya podcast LIVE from New York City!

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Jaymz Clements + the NBA ‘Straya podcast live from New York City!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #179 Jaymz Clements (NBA ‘Straya podcast founder/host & entertainment industry writer/editor/broadcaster)

Jaymz Clements is a US-based Australian writer, editor, broadcaster, NBA fanatic and the founder/host/writer of NBA ‘Straya, Australia’s favourite daily NBA podcast hosted from New York City.  

Jaymz & I met back in 2010, when I was managing bands in the Australian music industry and he was Music Editor of Melbourne’s biggest free culture magazine and website) of Beat.

An editor/journalist for over 10 years. He writes about music, sport, film, TV, travel and everything in between for the likes Rolling Stone, Triple J, The Vine, MStars News, Blunt Magazine, The Brooklyn Game, AWOL, SHK Magazine, Faster Louder, Junkee, Tone Deaf, Beat, Brag, and Mixdown.

Flash forward 8 years and Jaymz is living in New York City working remotely, pursuing his passion for NBA and podcasting full-time with the launch of the NBA ‘Straya podcast.

Super hilarious and interesting insights about what it’s like as an Aussie to pull the trigger on living in New York, proposing to his wife in Central Park LOTS of banter and chat about Ben Simmons and all of the Australian basketballers playing in the NBA as we head into the NBA post season and just what it takes to keep yourself self-motivated whilst pursuing your passions for a living.

Super chats! Let’s get into it! 

 

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #179 Jaymz Clements (NBA ‘Straya podcast founder/host & entertainment industry writer/editor/broadcaster)