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Bikini Model Businesswoman, Allira Cohrs – recorded live at SkyPoint.

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Allira Cohrs at SkyPoint Observation Deck for Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet
Allira Cohrs at SkyPoint Observation Deck for Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #19 – Allira Cohrs. 

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is a weekly podcast interviewing 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.

Today’s podcast is with model, fitness ambassador & presenter, Allira Cohrs.

I came across Allira’s work as a beautiful, sexy & captivating model through Instagram and we connected through Twitter where I swiftly discovered that she was so much more than a pretty face and amazing body, but in fact an extremely hard-working, lovely, inspiring and highly motivated individual. We became buddies a few years back and when I was road-tripping up the east coast of Australia last week, I decided I wanted to finally catch-up for a chat and dropped her a line.

I’m pretty excited to share this chat and the photos on the blog page as we recorded this podcast at Skypoint Observation Deck on the Gold Coast in Australia. We were located on the 78th floor of Queensland’s iconic Q1 building, which is one of the tallest residential buildings in the world and has spectacular 360 degree views of the Australian coastline, surf, hinterland and more. Make sure you check out the pics on the blog & thank you so much to the venue manager Guy and all the people at SkyPoint that made this happen. It seriously blew my mind to be recording in such an amazing location and it’s given me inspiration for future podcasts and another wicked little idea that’s been brewing for a while now… (but I’ll have to keep that under wraps for now).

I’m still tingling a little as when we were trying to decide where to record the podcast, I was like… well I don’t want to record at Allira’s house ‘cause that’s a little forward as we hadn’t met in person yet and I didn’t want to record at my mate’s house I was staying at, so I got thinking… maybe we can do it at a cafe near the beach… that’d be nice… and then no… hang on buddy… if you could record it anywhere at all on the Gold Coast, where would it be… bingo… light bulb goes off in my head. SkyPoint… and then I remembered I actually have a friend connected with SkyPoint Observation Deck and so I gave them a call… a few hours later it was all sorted… man, it blew my mind and it’s actually the perfect example of what I’m trying to get across with these podcasts.

If you set your mind to something, you can achieve almost anything. And if you want to do something, sometimes all you have to do is pick up the phone and ask.. or find out who that person is that you need to talk to and drop them an email. Not everyone you ask will say yes, but keep knocking on that door and eventually someone will say yes. We also all need to remember too that a no now’s not a no later… I can’t tell you the amount of no’s I’ve had and then weeks/months/years later the person I’ve approached has come across my work or my profile through a shared contact and all of a sudden I’m working on a wicked project.. That’s how it works. Not magic. Not luck, just a tenacious, hunger and determination. Just do it.

Anyway, in this podcast Allira and I chat about her travels to war zones working with the Australian Defence Force, performing in Afghanistan hitting the deck while rockets are going off around you, BlackHawk helicopter pilot antics, religion, the truth about how much hard work actually goes into being a model and being your own brand, how to go about choosing your role models and much much more.

Such a sick chat and we could have talked for hours… sign of a good podcast!!!! And how’s this view!!!! 

Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

Free Download: Allira Cohrs (bikini model, fitness ambassador & presenter) on ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’

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.

Allira Cohrs visits SkyPoint Observation deck with Dan Wilkinson for Hot & Delicous: Rocks The Planet.

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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.

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Dave Anthony – ‘Hot Head’, his struggles with anger & rising like a phoenix from the ashes.

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Melbourne hangs with American comedian, writer & actor Dave Anthony
Melbourne hangs with American comedian, writer & actor Dave Anthony.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #18 – Dave Anthony. 

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is a weekly podcast interviewing 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.

Today’s podcast is with American stand-up comedian, Dave Anthony.. For those of you not across his work, Dave is a writer and actor on Mark Maron’s TV show ‘Maron’, founder of LA Podfest, ‘The Dollop’ podcaster with Gary Reynolds (sorry Gareth :p) and is currently performing his one man show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, ‘Hot Head’.

This interview was an exciting and rewarding one for me. Listeners to this podcast may not realise, but Dave Anthony and Greg Behrendt’s now defunct podcast ‘Walking The Room’ along with Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen’s TOFOP podcast, were the catalyst and inspiration for my foray into podcast world for Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Across the course of the 200+ episodes of the Walking The Room podcast I went through a very similar transitional journey in my life to Greg and Dave in that I was doing the hard yards to re-build a career that I both loved and struggled with at times. As they battled, grew and took their lives and careers to a new and positive level in parallel with my own life, so it was quite lovely to spend this hour or so with Dave.

We talk about his one man show ‘Hot Head’ and the empowerment of facing your own behavioural flaws and dealing with personal issues to become someone you love and that people want to be around, the difference between the American stand-up comedy scene and the rest of the Western world, creativity and how we both found our way back the paths we were always on and a Dave Anthony’s career spanning 20 years in comedy, writing and acting in both New York and LA.

Anyway, let’s get into it!

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Free Download: Dave Anthony (stand-up comedian, writer and actor) on ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’

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.

Buy tickets to see Dave Anthony’s ‘Hot Head’ at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Subscribe to The Dollop podcast here or Walking The Room podcast here.

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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.

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Matt Okine – chasing your dreams, life at triple j & infidelity.

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Matt Okine drops by our castle in the sky.
Matt Okine drops by our castle in the sky.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet weekly podcast series

Interview #17 – Matt Okine.

Last weekend I was blessed enough to have triple j presenter and comedian Matt Okine drop by my castle in the sky.

This podcast is  a bit of a shorter one today as Matt had to duck off early for his Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, which is called ‘The Other Guy’. I haven’t had a chance to see the show just yet because as we speak I’m currently roadtrippin’ up the east coast of Australia from Melbourne to Gold Coast & Byron, but ‘The Other Guy’ is a tale of infidelity and subsequent break down of Matt’s 9-year relationship. Despite raw subject matter and that this is a love story with a sad ending, I have no doubt from how easily we slipped into casual, flowing conversation during this 40-odd minute podcast chat, that his live show will be hilarious and thoroughly engaging throughout. I can’t wait to see it when I’m back!

Thanks for coming along Matt. Was an awesome chat!

Get into it peeps! 

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.

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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.

 

 

Scott Dooley – New York, relationships & what you’d do to achieve success.

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New York-based Aussie comedian Scott Dooley drops by the podcave.
New York-based Aussie comedian Scott Dooley drops by the podcave.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #16 – Scott Dooley

Ladies & Gentlemen my name is Dan Wilkinson and welcome to the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs across a range of industries from around the planet

Today we punch out an interview with New York based Aussie comedian Scott Dooley. This one’s not for the faint of heart and I must admit Scott had me stumbling at the start.. bang he was straight out of the gate with an awkward question… ha ha.. cheeky bastard 🙂 only the 2nd time I’ve ever been stumped on my own podcast – I’m looking at you Will Anderson! 🙂

Anyway, we chat about the generosity of Aussie comedian Sam Simmons, Aussie hip hop, Australian Rules football, the Cricket World Cup, relationships, owning the tough mistakes, the people who inspire Scott to do what he does and the challenge of effectively uprooting your life and starting a career all over again by moving across the world to the USA and yep, he gets his nipple out in the intro video.. first time for everything!

Get amongst it!
 
Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

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.


Buy tickets to see Scott Dooley at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Subscribe to Scott Dooley and Angus Truskett’s podcast ‘The Green Light Boys’ here

 

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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.

 

 

Nazeem Hussain from tax law to TV show creator & ASIO spy agency dinners.

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Hangin' with comedian and 'Legally Brown' TV show creator, Nazeem Hussain.
Hangin’ with comedian and ‘Legally Brown’ TV show creator, Nazeem Hussain.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #15 – Nazeem Hussain.

Ladies & Gentlemen welcome to the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.
I’m pretty excited right now as at this every moment it’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival season in Melbourne and I just love how the whole city comes to life at this time of year.

To celebrate, I’m going to focus our podcast interviews over the next month around some of Australia’s top stand-up comedians and a few wonderful international acts also. And as a special treat to you guys – this week I’m dropping not one but two episodes – today’s interview with Australian comedian, actor and radio presenter, Nazeem Hussain and the 2nd one tomorrow with New York-based Aussie comedian Scott Dooley.
 
Love this chat with Naz. When he arrived, he just walked into my apartment and immediately we were chatting as if we were old friends – the conversation just flowed. 
 
We cover off traveling to faraway festivals in Western Australia, dealing with drunks and wanna-be hecklers when you’re on stage, his transition from working in tax law doing comedy on the side to having his own tax show and being taken out to dinner by Australian spy agency, ASIO.. yes I’m serious… 
 
Anyway, enjoy the ep and don’t forget to subscribe to this shit as we have a bunch more wicked interviews coming up with super comedians every week.
 
Peace!

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Free Download: Nazeem (comedian) on’Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’

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.

Buy tickets to see Nazeem Hussain at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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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.

 

 

Out of Africa – Hot & Delicious catch-up with Kris Schroeder (The Basics).

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Kris & yours truly at the podcave in the sky.
Kris & yours truly at the podcave in the sky.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #12 – The Basics

Ladies & Gentlemen welcome to Hot & Delicious: Rocks the Planet. The weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and entrepreneurs across a range of industries from around the planet.
 
This week we have an absolute treat for you – we’re catch up Kris Schroeder from kick-ass Aussie rock band – The Basics. Kris and I chat about life growing up in Frankston, Australia, his experiences getting off the beaten track in Kenya and living in Africa working for the Red Cross, the reality of building a career in the Australian music scene in the modern age, shitty jobs and much much more.
If you haven’t seen The Basics live then do yourself a favour and check out their tunes.. Ah-MAZING! Kick-ass jams, one of the best live bands I’ve seen and the banter these 3 guys share just elevates their live sets to another level.
Don’t forget to drop as a Tweet at @hotndelicious and let us know what you thought of the podcast.
 
Can’t wait for The Basics new album due out in August! Enjoy the podcast & don’t forget to subscribe as we have a bunch of wicked weekly interviews coming up which you can download FREE on smart phone!
 
Boom!
 
Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

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.

Hit us up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

The Basics live at The Corner Hotel shot by Dan Söderström for Hot & Delicious Group. 

For tour news, music and more on head to: thebasics.com.au

 

An interview with ‘A Spacious Life’ author, Narissa Doumani

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'A Spacious Life' book launch with my friend & author, Narissa Doumani.
‘A Spacious Life’ book launch with my friend & author, Narissa Doumani.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #13 – Narissa Doumani

Morning all! 🙂
 
Apologies for being a little croaky & dusty, but let’s just say yesterday was a wonderful afternoon of a long pub lunch in the sunshine, table tennis and 1 or 2 sundown beers in Melbourne-town 😀
 
Pumped about this interview and to be able to announce the launch of the ‘A Spacious Life: Memoir of a Meditator’, an inspiring book written by my beautiful friend, author, model and source of inspiration, Narissa Doumani.
 
‘A Spacious Life: Memoir of a Meditator’ is look into the quest for meaning beyond materialism and insight into Narissa’s use of mindfulness and meditation for well-being and fulfilment within modern-day life.
From the minute I picked up A Spacious Life I was excited, not only is Narissa one of my first friends to have written a book, but the way her words just flowed on page and were instantly relatable made it impossible to put down – I crave inspiring subject matter that’s easy to digest as reading for me is all about down-time and relaxing.
Anyway, Narissa and I chat about life growing as a child in Australia of Thai and Lebanese heritage (her not me 😉 ), the challenge of working alone to bring your first novel to life and the significant impact of meditation on her outlook on life.
 
A Spacious Life: Memoir of a Meditator launches this week (Mar. 18, 2015) and Narissa Doumani is hosting the launch event in Melbourne (Australia) on Saturday 21st of March with $5 for every book sold on the day going to the Feed Melbourne Appeal. Come on down and join me if you like?
 
I have the most talented friends 🙂 Enjoy!
 
 

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 information on Narissa Doumain and ‘A Spacious Life: Memoir of a Meditator’ head to narissadoumani.com

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Narissa Doumani - 'A Spacious Life: Memoir of a Meditator'

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.