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Hermosa Beach, Nashville hot chicken and Cold Burger Cold Fries… the LA podcast with Henry Wagons.

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Henry Wagons dropping the goodness on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast in Hermosa Beach.
Henry Wagons dropping the goodness on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast in Hermosa Beach.

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Interview #51 Henry Wagons (Cold Burger, Cold Fries).

Hermosa Beach, Nashville hot chicken and Cold Burger, Cold Fries… the LA podcast with Henry Wagons.

Touchdown in LA & straight down to Hermosa Beach where I’m staying for my 1st night stateside to chill, drink a few cheeky American craft beers, smash some SoCal Mexican eats & catch-up with Nashville-bound, Australian singer/songwriter, Henry Wagons.

Now Henry and I first met at SXSW in 2013 at Marieke Hardy’s Women of Letters event in Austin, Texas, and from the very first time we spoke, it was clear that Henry was a man of substance, thoughtful and generous with his time.

Through the haze of 13 hour flights from the southern hemisphere and over several delicious IPAs, we talk at length about Henry Wagons’ experience of recording his first full-length debut solo album in the wonderful city of Nashville, Tennessee, a former pop country culture, that has evolved into a music mecca for the likes of The Black Keys, Jack White, folk music and a thriving punk scene, the inspiration of Nick Cave’s professionalism and writing music for a living, Henry’s radio show, The Tower of Song on Double J and the impact it’s made on his music, anthropology and philosophy of language, the evocative writing of Cormac McCarthy, Henry’s advise for emerging, aspiring and hungry creatives, Nashville hot chicken, Bushwhacker cocktails and moments of adventure and elation that leave their mark.

Super, super, SUPER engaging chats with a philosopher gentleman whos one of the most hilarious and engaging performers I’ve seen in quite some time. Anywhere.

I’m also excited to announce that Henry Wagons has just dropped his new single ‘Cold Burger, Cold Fries’ and you can listen to it for the first time in full right here at the end of the podcast. So exciting!

Let’s get amongst it!

Free Download #51 Henry Wagons (Cold Burger, Cold Fries)..  

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Connect with Henry Wagons via Twitter or head on over wagonsmusic.com to check out Henry’s music and international tour dates.

Stream Henry Wagons’ radio show ‘The Tower of Song’ on Double J.

The new full-length debut solo album will be out on February 16th, 2016, Henry Wagons will be touring Australia and USA in April/May and ‘Cold Burger, Cold Fries’ is out now via iTunes! So get on over & buy it!

In Henry’s words:

In the hazy world of the morning after, nothing makes sense, but everything is all too clear. You laugh, you cry and eat whatever is left. Cold burger, cold fries…its all I deserve

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.

Matt Kirshen – Hawks on planes, how to make it in America and Probably Science.

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Matt Kirshen - Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic Hollywood interview
Matt Kirshen – Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic Hollywood interview

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Podcast #44 Matt Kirshen (Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic).

Hawks on planes, how to make it in America and Probably Science.

Wicked podcast in Hollywood, California with English stand-up comic and podcaster, Matt Kirshen.

With performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s Green Room and a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Matt Kirshen has built an international comedy career and travelled the globe, performing at Glastonbury, Montreal Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival and more.

Today Matt shares his top tips for performers hoping to build a career as a successful, international entertainer and we chat about LA Podcast Festival, ‘The Worst Idea of All Time’, the fallacy of life coaching books, Warren Buffet’s breakfast, creepy one-liners for wanna-be pick-up artists and the beauty of people, who manage to be ridiculously successful, yet wonderfully humble and giving.

Ripper chat & can’t wait to catch his next live set somewhere around the planet! 

Free Download podcast #44 Matt Kirshen (Probably Science podcast & stand-up comic).  

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Connect with Matt Kirshen via Twitter for all show dates & general dates
Subscribe to the Probably Science podcast.
Subscribe to the Jesse vs Cancer podcast.
Buy Matt Kirshen’s album “I Guess We’ll Never Know” on Amazon or iTunes.
Watch the Probably Science podcast live at LA Podcast Festival (use the code “science” for a $5 discount).
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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.

Hot & Delicious sit-down with Graham Elwood – Director of Ear Buds PodCast Movie.

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Hot & Delicious catch-up with Ear Buds Podcast Movie director Graham Elwood.
Hot & Delicious catch-up with Ear Buds Podcast Movie director Graham Elwood.

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Podcast #42 Graham Elwood (Comedy Film Nerds podcaster & Ear Buds Podcast Movie director).

Wow! What a mind-blowing weekend it was driving social media for LA Podcast Festival!

Met so many wonderful people, made some wicked networks and new friends, shot a bunch of shows and excited to attend the world premiere of the Ear Buds – The Podcast Documentary preview.

EarBuds Podcast Movie, Comedy Film Nerds creator, stand-up comic and LA Podcast Festival director, Graham Elwood is all about the people. I almost never seem to see a smile leave this guy’s face and he seems to have boundless energy for doing what he loves. Such a wonderful, positive person and one of the key reasons why I felt part of the LA Podcast Festival team immediately! 😃

Today’s mini-cast is about about podcasting, LA Podcast Festival, the inspiration for the Ear Buds Podcast Movie, the challenges, Kickstarter campaigns and all the wonderful experiences they’ve had along the way!

Enjoy this ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ mini-cast and don’t forget to subscribe to ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ podcast featuring interviews with Wil Anderson, Dave Anthony, Gareth Reyolds, I Love Green Guide Letters’ Steele Saunders and shitloads more!

Free Download #42 Graham Elwood (Comedy Film Nerds podcaster & Ear Buds Podcast Movie director).  

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Comedy Film Nerds live at LA PodFest with Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini, Doug Benson & more. Photo Credit – Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet):

Connect with Graham Elwood via Twitter.
Download the Comedy Film Nerds podcast

Stay tuned for Ear Buds – The Podcast Documentary launch in 2016 via earbudspodmovie.com

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 Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media 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.

Quokkas, Wisconsin Vegans and the Statue of David. The journey to being a stand-up comic, podcaster & TV show writer.

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Gareth Reynolds tearing up LA Podcast Festival.

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Interview #41 Gareth Reynolds (American stand-up comic, podcaster and TV writer).

Touchdown in L.A. for a month in the USA and I’m already having blast!
 
Spoke at Social Media Week – Miami last week and my biz, ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ has just spent the weekend driving social media for Los Angeles Podcast Festival. Pretty… bloody… excited!
 
In just over a week, I’ve recorded podcasts with Dave Anthony, Steele Saunders & Nick Cody, Graham Elwood of Comedy Film Nerds,  Henry Wagons, been hangin’ in Hermosa and Venice Beach with one of my best mates, Andrew Bongiorno, who’s been building his career as an actor in Los Angeles the past few years – bodysurfing the waves of LA’s beaches in this scorching hot weather after leaving behind the Australian winter, street-art walks around Venice, a shit-ton of delicious Mexican food that California’s renowned for and we punched out an epic Runyon Canyon hike with views of the picturesque LA skyline, Conservatory and Hollywood.
 
And then there’s this… wicked podcast chats with American stand-up comic, podcaster and writer, Gareth Reynolds.
 
I met Gareth briefly earlier this year during Melbourne International Comedy Festival through his podcasting partner-in-crime on The Dollop podcast, Dave Anthony, and we smashed more than a few beers together in Melbourne when Dave/Gareth were touring The Dollop and their stand-up shows around Australia in August.
 
We cover a diverse and mind-blowing array of content including The Dukes of Hazzard, Washington Redskins and nations that haven’t dealt with their racism, the deliciousness of travelling through Italy with your eyes welling up at the sight of the Statue of David in Florence, three key pieces of advice for anyone wanting to start a career in stand-up comedy, Tim Tam Slams, his journey from growing up in the cheesehead state of Wisconsin to English-born parents to university life in Boston, writing on a TV show in New York and building his career in stand-up, the impact that writing sketch comedy with writing partner Evan Mann has made on his career, kangaroo ball bottle openers, the Green Bay Packers, koalas & chlamydia and so much more!
 
 A wonderful, flowing and hilarious chat with a guy that I’ve found to be one of the friendliest and funniest dudes there is… seriously… download his podcasts and come check out his stand-up sometime! His sh*t’s the BOMB!
 
Oh yeah, and there’s a HEAP of photos of Gareth’s LA PodFest set and The Dollop at LA PodFest below.
This one’s a cracker! Enjoy!

Free Download #41 Gareth Reynolds (American stand-up comic, podcaster and TV writer.  

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The Dollop live with Dave Anthony, Gareth Reynolds and Patton Oswalt:

Connect with Gareth Reynolds via Twitter.
Download his wicked podcasts The Dollop and Point vs Point.

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.

If it’s not fun then you’re missing the point – Aussie comedian Tom Ballard.

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Wicked pre-Edinburgh Fringe catch-ups with Tom Ballard

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Interview #32 – Tom Ballard (Aussie comedian, podcaster & writer).  

“It’s just supposed to be fun. If it’s not fun then you’re missing the point…”
– Australian comedian Tom Ballard

I’m sitting here on my bean-bag in my castle in the sky after interviewing Australian comedian, writer, TV show creator and podcaster, Tom Ballard and I’ve got a little bit of a buzz on. No, I’m not drunk or high, I actually didn’t pull out a beer until 3/4 of the way through this podcast and it was good to interview without beers for a change… I’m just sitting here soaking up the afterglow that I get every time that I record this podcast. I love the intimacy and learnings of a one-on-one with interesting, inspiring people who are working their absolute backsides off to do what they love! Happiness!

Anyway in today’s podcast chat, Tom and I cover a range of topics including his upcoming international comedy tour to Montreal, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London where Tom’s performing his one-man show, Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred, which is a “a blistering hour of stand-up about love, sex loneliness and finding the courage to be one’s self,”the recent Dawn Fraser vs Nick Kyrgios saga and the casual racism that’s still so prevalent in Australian society, the decision to leave a highly successful role at triple j radio career to continue pursuing a full-time career in stand-up comedy, reminiscing back to 2011 when we met and involved in the launch event of triple j unearthed radio station, inspirational figures in his life and so much more.

Super super chats and since the recording I’ve been loving catching up on episodes of Tom’s own podcast ‘Like I’m A Six-Year-Old’ where Tom sits down with fascinating individuals like Arj Barker, Dan Ilic and Waleed Aly to talk about politics, the way society works and just learn about people. ‘Cause that’s how we work out who we are right?

At a time in my life where I’m loving my career and the projects I work on outside of my 9-5, in the back of my mind is the ever present yardstick that I hold myself to “Am I at where I want to be? What would I do with my life right now if I could do anything?”… Tom’s outlook on life and thoughts from the podcast couldn’t have rung more true to me. Amongst others they are this..

“When you’re starting out you’re kind of obsessed by breaking, your big break and the thing that’s going to make a name for yourself. Life is long and career’s are long.. you are not any one gig, you are not any one TV show. You are not any one job or any one project in one job… the long term view is a very healthy thing to have, then the deciding factor is your commitment to the thing you want to do and how hard want to work at it to make it happen.”

“Opportunity cost is a fact of life. (as a result of leaving triple j) I went on to tour a lot more and do a TV show and now I’m about to go overseas which I couldn’t be doing if I was on radio.”

Words from the guru. Chasing the dream, living the dream. Let’s get into it!

Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search 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.

Connect with Tom Ballard on Twitter and check out all his shows and blog  via TomBallard.com.au

Subscribe to Tom Ballard’s podcast ‘Like I’m A Six-Year-Old’. 

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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.

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

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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.

Visit SkyPoint Observation Deck on the Gold Coast.

 

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!

Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

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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