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Andrew Bongiorno. The Boy From Oz, Robert De Niro & the life of Tinsel Town | Podcast.

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'Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet' kicks it in LA with actor Andrew Bongiorno from The Boy From Oz.
‘Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet’ kicks it in LA with actor Andrew Bongiorno from The Boy From Oz. https://hotndelicious.com/

DOWNLOAD PODCAST – #81 Andrew Bongiorno (actor – The Boy From Oz).

 
 Andrew Bongiorno, star of the sold-out, twice-extended West Coast USA production of award-winning Broadway musical, The Boy From Oz, was born in a small country town like myself, has lived in many different cities/countries around the world and is striving for a life and career that dreams are made of.
 
Bongiorno AKA Bonge is an Australian actor who’s TV/film credits over the past 4 years in the USA include NCISNCIS: Los Angeles, Ben Affleck‘s latest Warner feature Live By Night and for the past six weeks he’s been starring in the lead role in the The Boy From Oz.
 
For those of you not familiar, The Boy From Oz is an Australian musical that’s already been a massive success on Broadway including 5 Tony Awards nominations including Best Musical and Australia’s very own Hugh Jackman winning Best Actor in a Musical.
 
The Boy From Oz focuses on the extraordinary life of legendary singer/songwriter Peter Allen, from his birth in 1944 and humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame as an international star. The story covers Peter’s life and career in Australia and the United States, as well as his relationships with the legendary singing stars Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli.
 
Studying the same 3 year acting degree as Hugh Jackman & taught by the late Oscar nominee writer of The Boy From Oz – Nick Enright, Bongiorno has been living in the USA for the past 4.5 years and in today’s podcast we discuss what it’s like to be living & working as an Australian actor in Los Angeles, meeting & being starstruck backstage by Robert De NiroE & Turtle from Entourage, some of the amazing hikes on offer in the Santa Monica Mountains that surround Los Angeles, his earliest ever memory in Papua New Guinea and much, much more.
 
I often talk on my podcast about one of the keys to success being to surround yourself with individuals who inspire you, no matter what industry you work in and for me, Andrew Bongiorno, AKA Bonge to his friends, is one of those.
 
Like The Boy From Oz, this inspiring podcast is all about following your ambition, living your dreams & life to the fullest and it is a bloody ripper!
 
I’m proud of you, man. Let’s get amongst it! 
 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Andrew Bongiorno (actor – The Boy From Oz) in full via iTunes.

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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

The Dollop, LA’s untapped secrets & the #SeemsLegit of Tinsel Town – Gareth Reynolds gold ✨

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'Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet' kicks it in LA with comedian and podcaster, Gareth Reynolds. https://hotndelicious.com/
‘Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet’ kicks it in LA with comedian and podcaster, Gareth Reynolds. https://hotndelicious.com/

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #168 Gareth Reynolds (comedian, podcaster and writer) – Original Recast from 2016. 

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It’s a cool spring morning in Los Angeles as I head out to catch-up with American stand-up comedian, The Dollop and Point Vs Point podcaster, writer and actor, Gareth Reynolds.
 
Super hangs and we spend an hour or so kicking back on the couch at his joint riffing on the business & #SeemsLegit bullshit of Tinsel Town, LA’s untapped secrets (hikes, farmers markets and all the best vegetarian/vegan restaurants), a behind-the-scenes look at the highly popular The Dollop and Point Vs Point podcasts (this is definitely a podcast for the podcast fans including how Gareth Vs Gary came about), his favourite podcasts and story-telling in comedy, the inspiration of everyday people and what motivates Gareth Reynolds to keeping pushing forward, the hurdles involved creating a successful TV show or movie in Hollywood and much much more.
 
Fascinating insights by a super grounded, highly intelligent & hilarious comedian into the reality of making it in Hollywood’s entertainment industry.
 
Step inside our world… 
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #168 Gareth Reynolds (comedian, podcaster and writer) – Original Recast from 2016. 

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #168 Gareth Reynolds (comedian, podcaster and writer) – Original Recast from 2016. 

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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Hilarious new podcast with US comedian Murray Valeriano on religion, Road Stories & Son of a Preacher Man.

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Hilarious & insightful chats with American stand-up comedian Murray Valeriano.
Hilarious & insightful chats with American stand-up comedian Murray Valeriano.

DOWNLOAD PODCAST – #77 Murray Valeriano (stand-up comedian, writer & podcaster).

 
I love that I’ve lived my life based on gut instinct, craving the desire to learn, evolve and constantly pursue new opportunities.
 
This attitude, born of a lust for life, happiness, a want to love myself and my life lead me to Los Angeles last year to run social media for LA Podcast Festival.
 
These days I rarely do stuff for cheap or for free, unless it’s for business development, a close friend or a cause that I believe in. In the case of LA Podfest, it’s a little of column A, but predominantly as I want to ensure that I do the right thing by the US government and only pursue work opportunities through legal channels, if & when I do have the legal right to work in the USA… but O1 Visas are a whole other story… 😃
 
Anyway, LA Podfest has forever changed my life – I’ve met so many wonderful people from around the world including my own podcast fans, my now producer and become friends with an array of talented, enigmatic, giving and hilarious comedians and one of those is American stand-up comedian & ‘Road Stories’ podcaster, Murray Valeriano.
 
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of an ex-military born again preacher, Murray Valeriano has travelled and live all over the USA and eventually followed up on his dreams of living in California.
 
In today’s chat at my West Hollywood pad, we chat about what it was like to grow up as the son of a preacher man, the ‘Road Stories’ podcast that Murray records with top comedians about their stories and life on the road as a stand-up comic, the challenges of writing a new hour on religion in a country like America, where even daring to raise the topic can turn a crowd in seconds, my own beliefs and thoughts on religion, the best ever heckles he’s ever had, balancing his life in Santa Monica with movie industry wife and young son, Frank, with his career, podcast and surfing and lots, lots more.
 
I love that at a young age that I opened up my mind up to meeting new people and not being afraid to take a leap of faith based purely on gut instinct. It’s lead me to so many mind-blowing and wonderful opportunities that I’ve never dreamed of and making inspiring new friends like Murray Valeriano.
 
Let’s jump into it…
 

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CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Murray Valeriano (stand-up comedian & ‘Road Stories’) podcaster in full via iTunes.

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Aussie Actor Dan MacPherson. Australia Day, life in California & MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles

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Australian actor Dan MacPherson drops by our West Hollywood pad on the Hot & Delicious podcast.
Australian actor Dan MacPherson drops by our West Hollywood pad on the Hot & Delicious podcast.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #166 Daniel MacPherson (Australian actor) – Original Recast from 2016. 

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Every now and then I have a podcast guest on my show where the conversation just flows and this Los Angeles podcast with hardworking, talented & award-winning Australian actor, Dan MacPherson is one of those.
 
Born in the beachside suburb of Cronulla, just south of Sydney CBD, Dan MacPherson was originally spotted by his agent whilst at a triathlon in southern Sydney and was soon placed in a role on long-running Australia soap opera, Neighbours.
 
Since that time Dan’s gone on to a number of different acting and presenting roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA, including the musical theatre in London, British police drama series ‘The Bill’ (which I grew up watching in my parent’s household) and most recently ‘The Shannara Chronicles’, a brand new MTV TV series based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks.
 
In today’s podcast, we enjoy vast, fascinating and ranging chats at length about the significance of Australia Day or “Invasion Day” as it’s known by some people, the beauties of life in Los Angeles and California, what ANZAC Day means to both Dan and myself as the grandsons of ANZACs who fought in the 2nd World War (ANZAC Day is also his birthday), Australia’s need to evolve as a country and culturally to make it a place that’s welcome for people of all backgrounds, nationalities, cultures & gender/sexual identities, career discipline, the hunger for personal & professional growth and what it takes to take a leap of faith and to start from scratch in a new country in what has already been a highly successful acting career and the excitement of working on MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles’.
 
This is an absolute cracker of a podcast & no doubt one of the most candid chats you’ll hear from Dan MacPherson.
 
Let’s get into it!
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #166 Daniel MacPherson (Australian actor) – Original Recast from 2016. 

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #166 Daniel MacPherson (Australian actor) – Original Recast from 2016. 

Android Users: Download Castbox Podcast App via Google Play, then Click here to Subscribe to Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Wil Anderson – Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet in Los Angeles!

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Wil Anderson joins Dan on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast in Los Angeles
Wil Anderson joins Dan on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast in Los Angeles

DOWNLOAD PODCAST – #75 Wil Anderson (comedian, podcaster & TV presenter).

 
Thursday afternoon and I’m kickin’ it in West Hollywood with Australian comedian, podcaster & The Gruen Transfer TV presenter, Wil Anderson, after his 2016 run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his latest stand-up comedy show #FireAtWil.
 
Wil and I chat over a few beers about his latest podcast, 2 Guys 1 Cup, a pub-style podcast salute to AFL Australian Rules Football that he records with Aussie actor Charlie Clausen, the next steps for Gruen in 2016, his powerful, personal & engaging ‘Wilosophy’ podcast, Australian politics and the 2016 election, advertising in podcasting, life in Los Angeles and travelling the world and Wil’s top 2 tips if you’re a person who’s harbouring a dream, but not sure how to take that first step.
 
As a subscriber to Wil Anderson’s TOFOP/FOFOP podcasts over the past 4-5 years, which are part of the inspiration for my own podcast and catching his LA stand-up set (supported by hilarious American stand-up comedian and podcaster Gareth Reynolds), I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down with Wil again and I’m dead certain that you will just lap this shit up too!
 
Let’s get into it!
 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Wil Anderson (comedian, podcaster & TV presenter) in full via iTunes.

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Connect with Wil Anderson on the social medias:
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Subscribe to Wil Anderson’s podcasts:
FOFOP
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fofop/id1035210047?mt=2
TOFOP
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tofop/id381224765?mt=2
Wilosphy
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wilosophy-with-wil-anderson/id951354264?mt=2
2 Guys 1 Cup AFL Podcast
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/2-guys-1-cup-afl-podcast-podcast/id1092433968?mt=2 

Tour dates:
http://www.wilanderson.com.au/

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CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Wil Anderson (comedian, podcaster & TV presenter) in full via iTunes.

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

“Stay true to yourself and anything’s possible.” – International comedian Dilruk Jayasinha

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Comedian Dilruk Jayasinha bringing the goods to Hot & Delicious podcast
Comedian Dilruk Jayasinha bringing the goods to Hot & Delicious podcast

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Podcast #48 Dilruk Jayasinha (stand-up comic and actor) podcast.

“Stay true to yourself and anything’s possible.” – Dilruk Jayasinha

It makes me so fuckin’ happy and excited to see someone so passionate and hard working in what they do. This is why I created this podcast – to surround myself with like-minded, interesting and ambitious individuals, who inspire me with their hunger, drive and burning desire to love what they do. This in turn inspires me to push harder at my own goals.

International comedian, actor, podcaster and former accountant Dilruk Jayasinha is one of those.

You couldn’t wipe the smile off my face throughout this interview – humble, energetic and self-effacing despite his career choice, Dilruk moved to Australia from Sri Lanka in 2004 to pursue higher education with an accounting degree, only to discover “Carlton Draught and white women” and a career in stand-up comedy, that now has him traveling around Australia and the world performing alongside other international comedians of the likes of Wil Anderson, Sammy J & Randy and more.

With upcoming shows around Australia, including Melbourne International Comedy Festival (he sold-out 22 shows last year and had to book more), Adelaide Fringe Festival, recurring roles on “Sammy J and Randy in Rickets Lane” on the ABC and The Little Dum Dum Club podcast, Dilruk Jayasinha has that hunger for success that still sees him saying yes to hundreds of gigs, including those that are potentially lower than his station (my words not his), just to stay fresh, help him to keep honing his craft and to learn every day.

We have vast, ranging chats about the invention of Beroffee (Berocca and coffee), the inspiration and careers of Ricky Gervais and Wil Anderson, riding elephants, nudie runs and smashing tinnies in accounting lectures (very rock & roll), Dilruk’s love & connection with his wonderfully supportive family, facing your fears through stand-up content, tales of Dil’s time growing up in Sri Lanka, a few of my own Sri Lankan experiences in Colombo, Kandy and Negumbo as an international Emirates Airline flight attendant and so much more.

Fascinating podcast with a hilarious comedian, who left me feeling inspired and full of energy for my own dreams after an hour and a half with a like-minded soul. 

Love it!

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Connect with Dilruk via Twitter, Facebook here and make sure you check him out on Sammy J and Randy in Rickets Lane and The Little Dum Dum Club podcast. Oh and, drop his brother, Dilshan some love via the Lazy But Smart Sinhala blog.

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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.

Visit SkyPoint Observation Deck on the Gold Coast.