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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!

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Sam Taunton joins the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast.

From Letterman to a career in comedy – the prolific Daniel Burt.

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TV writer and comedian Daniel Burt bringin' the gold.
TV writer and comedian Daniel Burt bringin’ the gold.

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Interview #33 – Daniel Burt (Aussie comedian, actor & writer).  

Imagine being a writer on one of the world’s biggest TV shows!

Australian TV show writer, stand-up comedian, journalist and actor, Daniel Burt is prolific and determined. Determined to love what he does for a living. Back in 2005, Daniel put his money where his mouth is very early in his career when he took every cent he had and a chunk of change from his parents retirement fund to chase a job opening in the USA working as in intern in the writing department of the Late Show with David Letterman.

Success! Despite mistakenly opening up an alarmed fire door and evacuating the building on his first day in the job and walking into a door one of the first times he met David Letterman, Daniel Burt worked as an unpaid intern on Late Show with David Letterman for 6 months, gaining invaluable experience on a 5 nights a week comedy show with an audience of millions.

Since his return to Australia in 2006, Daniel has worked as a comedic writer on skitHOUSE, Good News Week, The Glass House and a range of other television shows including being one of the founding writers of Channel 10’s The Project TV.

Today Daniel Burt writes for Fairfax Newspapers in Sydney and Melbourne (Sydney Morning Herald, The Age), The Guardian (UK), has recently been asked to work as a full-time writer on comedian Charlie Pickering’s news comedy show, Weekly on ABCTV and has toured the world with his stand-up comedy to New York, Paris, the United Kingdom and of course Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

We cover a range of topics during our chat including his time with idol David Letterman, the impact that Letterman and Woody Allen have made on his career outlook, his earliest childhood memories, deep and meaningful conversations about ANZAC Day and what it means to Australians, the complexities of war and our respective journeys to Gallipoli, Villers-Bretonneux and Normandy. 

There’s so much gold in here… Game time!

Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

Free Download #33 – Daniel Burt (Aussie comedian, actor & writer).

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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 Daniel Burt on Twitter.

And make sure you check out the TV show he’s working on with Charlie PickeringThe Weekly‘ on ABC TV… Hilarious!

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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 🙂    

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

 

Hit us up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
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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.