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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!

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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!

 

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

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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

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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!!!! 

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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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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!

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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.

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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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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!
 
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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.


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Aussie comedian Wil Anderson stops by Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet - castle in the sky
Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet – castle in the sky

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Interview #10 – Wil Anderson (comedian)

This is fuckin’ epic! The irony of me working in social media for a living and building a career in the digital world is that nowadays I’m not a believer of idolizing celebrities – gushing ’cause you got a photo with this person or shook the hand of that person… I actually don’t give a shit who anyone is or what they’re famous for, for me it’s all about experiences and creating a connection with people.

Having said that, I’m sitting here in my castle in the sky on a beautiful sunny Melbourne day having just completed a 1.5 hour podcast chat with Australian stand-up comedian, TV presenter, podcaster and international jet-setter, Wil Anderson, and I can honestly say I’m a little bit fuckin’ stoked. 

I’ve been enjoying Wil Anderson’s comedy and worldly insights since the early 2000s when he was the host of the hilarious Australian TV show on the ABC called The Glasshouse and presenter on Australia’s national youth radio station triple j.

Wil Anderson‘s live stand-up shows at Melbourne International Comedy Festival are one of the first that shows that I lock in to see every year ’cause like myself he has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge that he weaves in with current events and these worldly insights to make him a wonderful story-teller and an interesting person to hang out with.

Now Wil and I have been chatting via Twitter/email for about 4-5 years and I originally hit him up a few years back about getting involved in a series of federally and state government backed international music showcases called The Aussie BBQ, which are designed to export Australian music to the USA, UK and other global markets and I love it that someone who’s career I’ve enjoyed watching evolve has also made an impact on my own now too. Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen’s podcast ‘TOFOP’ was one of the first podcasts that I ever listened to and that podcast, along with Greg Behrendt & Dave Anthony‘s ‘Walking The Room’ (RIP 😦 ), Dave Anthony and Gary Reynolds The Dollop’ (ha ha… sorry Gareth, I had to buddy! :D), Jay Mohr’s ‘Mohr Stories’ and Kevin Smith‘s Smodcast world were the fuel for my imagination that helped bring the ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ podcast to life. This podcast series is also now a key element of my ultimate goal of being able to work from anywhere around the world with a laptop and WiFi connection – hence the name Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet – tying in my photography, music & entertainment industry contacts, the podcast, blog and experience guiding global brands in how and where to play in social media,

What both first time listeners and regular subscribers won’t know is that the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet project was originally inspired by Yahoo’s first ever journalist, Kevin Sites, a American TV war correspondent who left the likes of ABC/CNN/NBC to travel around the globe covering 20 different war zones over the space of 365 days with a mixture of video, still photography and writing in a project called “In The Hot Zone”. Great read. You should check it out.

Anyway, this was a super chilled chat and we barely even touched the list of questions that I usually use as the framework for the ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ podcast. Like all good conversations it flows and it’s all about the tangents. ‘Cause that’s where the gold comes in…

Enjoy! 

DW

Listen here: Wil Anderson on’Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’

Follow myself, Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious) and Wil on Twitter or check out his podcast TOFOP and upcoming Australian and USA tour dates via wilanderson.com.au

Image courtesy of Wil Anderson

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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.