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Talkin’ Sketch Comedy & Podcasting with Public Figure, Sam Blacker | Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet Episode #131

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Radio show host, Sketch Comedy Artist & Podcaster, Sam Blacker joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Bondi Beach.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST Р#131 Sam Blacker (radio host, sketch comedy artist & podcaster). 

Meet Sam Blacker!

One of the key things I talk about regularly on Hot Delicious: Rocks The Planet! is surrounding yourself with people who like yourself are pursuing their dreams as hard as you and for me Sam Blacker, Public Figure, radio host, sketch comedy artist & podcaster ūüėÉūü"ú® is one of those!

This entirely inappropriate podcast definitely deserves its ‚ÄėExplicit‚Äô rating and this week‚Äôs vast ranging chats include how we met in the queue to a Wil Anderson TOFOP Superpod live podcast at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Shut Up I‚Äôm Talking! podcast, the Shame Feeder podcast,¬†building a career in radio and as a sketch comedy artists and so much more.

If you love comedy/sketch comedy and ever wanted to create a career, lifestyle and income stream for yourself in the creative industries, then this is the podcast for you! Or if you just want to p*ss yourself laughing‚Ķ ūüėÉūüėāūü§£

SO good! Let’s get into it!

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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 Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.¬†
Radio show host, Sketch Comedy Artist & Podcaster, Sam Blacker joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Bondi Beach.

Small Business Podcast: Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder, Tony Gosden.

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Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder, Tony Gosden, joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Sydney.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #130 Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder (Tony Gosden).¬†

I moved to Bondi Beach late last year after falling in love with the Sydney Eastern Suburbs beach lifestyle and I made a decision to stay.

One of the attractions of Bondi Beach for me is not only that I now live 5 minutes walk from Bondi Beach, with spectacular coastal walks and lunchtime swims part of my regular routine, but I have become friends with and have access to a wealth of like-minded, ambitious, progressive and creative individuals that work and reside in this beautiful suburb of Sydney.

So many in this local global beachside community possess a mentality that encompasses an understanding that 9-5 is a primitive way to exist and there is another way to achieve success, whilst living life to the fullest! (as we speak I am sitting here at the home office in my board shorts having started my working week at midday on a Monday).

One of those inspiring peeps in my life is the human embodiment of the word ‚Äėcommunity‚Äô and the creator/owner of Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint,¬†Tony Gosden. Hailing from a music industry background as a promoter and band manager, Tony created¬†Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint as a¬†salute to the¬†rock‚Äôn‚Äôroll lifestyle, with a diverse mix of platinum records, graffiti/local art, march and books hanging on the walls of this Glenayr Avenue restaurant, Young Henrys beer on tap, a mouth-watering menu of burgers named after indie Australian bands¬†and awesome tunes cranked all day while you eat, drink and be merry.

In today’s show, we chat about founding your own business and the values that you bring to your business as an individual, Tony’s background in the music industry and the stories behind the array of band-inspired burgers including the Classic Cog, Trippin’ Seahorse (my fave), Lost Valentino, Just a Jezabel and Johnny Collide, why Tony moved to Bondi 20 years ago and never left, his sense of community and partnering with local Sydney businesses like Young Henrys and Field To Fork to ensure we can all thrive and grow together and much, much more.

And if this alone isn‚Äôt enough to entice you to get inside the mind of this successful Aussie businessman and to download this chat, then try this on for size…¬†Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint is the most ordered food in Australia on app/website Deliveroo! Get it in your mouth and get it in your ears!

Let’s get into it!

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!¬† ūüćĽūüéô‚úĆūüŹĽ
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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet‚Äô¬†entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact:info@hotndelicious.com
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 Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint founder, Tony Gosden, joins Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! in Sydney.

‘Problematic’. Tom Ballard Tackling Political Correctness and the big issues at Sydney Comedy Festival 2017!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST Р#129 Tom Ballard (comedian, podcaster & writer). 

Happiness!

Anyone who listens to Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! on Bondi Beach Radio and the iTunes podcast every week, will know that I am a massive fan and believer in chasing your dreams in the pursuit of happiness. 

This week I am excited to have award-winning Australian comedian, podcaster & writer,¬†Tom Ballard on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!¬†to promote his 2017 stand-up show Tom Ballard – ‘Problematic‚Äô,¬†LIVE at Giant Dwarf¬†this Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th May as part of Sydney Comedy Festival.

Over the past 2 years since our last recording together, Tom’s stand-up comedy career has been on a sharp rise to the top, enjoying nominations for Best Show at both Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, his American television debut on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, his political podcast Like I’m A Six-Year-Old has just hit 100 episodes and continues to grow from strength to strength and at the end of 2016 he appeared in SBS’s ground-breaking series First Contact, a journey of discovery into Aboriginal Australia.

One of the joys that I have discovered that comes as a result of surrounding yourself with like-minded people also pursuing their own ambition and success, is that invariably you get to watch your friends rise to the challenge, share their journeys and celebrate your collective wins along the way.

Tom Ballard was certainly already well on his way to this success we first met 6 years ago, whilst launching triple j unearthed as a radio station back in 2011, but to then watch him have the courage to leave his role has co-host of the Tom & Alex morning show on triple j, take a leap of faith to achieve his dream of being a successful stand-up comedian and see where he’s at now just makes me so happy!

“Being your own master of your life and your passions, it‚Äôs a very powerful and important thing to do and if you have a chance to take it then grab it with both hands.‚ÄĚ – Tom Ballard.

Never a truer word spoken, my man. Let’s get into the show!

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!¬† ūüćĽūüéô‚úĆūüŹĽ
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Buy tickets to Tom Ballard‚Äôs stand up show ‚ÄėProblematic‚Äô at Sydney Comedy Festival (Thursday May 4th – Sunday May 7th) today!
http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/single-event?show_id=1707
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Download the ‘Like I‚Äôm A Six-Year-Old’¬†political podcast with Tom Ballard:
Tom Ballard – 2017 Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow
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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 Cancer Council Australia, 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 ‚ú®

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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 PODCAST Р#79 Gareth Reynolds (stand-up comedian, writer & podcaster).

 
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…¬†
 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Gareth Reynolds (stand-up comedian, podcaster and writer) in full via iTunes.

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CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Gareth Reynolds (stand-up comedian, podcaster and writer) 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.

 

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 Р#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‚Äôs for business development, a close friend or¬†a cause that I believe in. In the case of LA Podfest, it‚Äôs 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‚Ķ but O1 Visas are a whole other story‚Ķ¬†ūüėÉ
 
Anyway, LA Podfest has forever changed my life – I‚Äôve 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 & ‚ÄėRoad Stories‚Äô 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‚Äôs chat at my West Hollywood pad, we chat about what it was like to grow up as the son of a preacher man, the ‚ÄėRoad Stories‚Äô 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs jump into it…
 

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

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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.

 

Troy Conrad. Creator of the toughest form of stand-up comedy there is. The Setlist TV show.

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LA podcast with Troy Conrad - creator of The Setlist TV Show.
LA podcast with Troy Conrad – creator of The Setlist TV Show.

 PODCAST Р#71 Troy Conrad Рcreator of The Setlist TV Show (Comedy) РHot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet 

CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast interview in full via iTunes.

Touchdown LA!

It’s been a super intense 3.5 weeks since I landed in USA!

2 weeks in Texas exploring Dallas, a night in Houston for Rodeo Houston where I experienced a newborn calf take its first steps, small children riding shaggy sheep in front of a stadium packed with 70,000 people, ate gator for the first time and some of the fattiest food known to man and then 8 nights at the world’s largest music conference, SXSW, where I shot photos of Michelle Obama’s inspiring keynote speech with Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot and more, recorded 4.5 podcasts, shot 15-20 live music shows (incl. Wolfmother, P.O.D.) and partied the house down in Austin!

Since landing in LA last week, I‚Äôve taken time out chillin‚Äô in Burbank at the home of a friend on mine, Troy Conrad, the creator and co-producer of the improvised stand-up show, ‚ÄėSet List: Stand-Up Without A Net‚Äô, a TV series on Sky Atlantic in the UK, and on ABC2 in Australia.

For those not familiar with California, Burbank is a beautiful part of Los Angeles at the base of the mountains about 30 minutes from downtown Hollywood and the home to most of the major American movie-making studios. It’s been a lovely recharge with long daily hikes through Brand Park and Wildwood Canyon trails after the madness of packing up my life in Australia, writing and shooting a TV pilot in the 2-3 weeks before I left, pitching for brand partnerships, quitting my full-time job and this first few weeks of 90 days in the USA.

 Anyway, in today’s podcast Troy and I talk about the how his and Paul Provenza’s TV show Setlist came to be, the wonderful array of inspiring guests they’ve had including Robin Williams, Australian comedian Wil Anderson, his multiple-award winning short film, Runyon: Just Above Sunset, starring Eddie Peptone, The Comedy Jesus Show, touring throughout the USA and around the world to comedy festivals including Montreal, Dublin, Calgary, Vancouver, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Sydney, London and much, much more.


Super inspiring chats with a highly intelligent and inspiring guy who is quite literally living the dream!

Let’s get into it!

CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Troy Conrad (Setlist) in full via iTunes.

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CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Troy Conrad (Setlist) 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.

 

Hot & Delicious fresh out of the blocks with Social Media strategy & content for your brand.

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. Social Media Strategy, Monthly Content Creation, Community Management & Reporting. Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson
Bulmers Original Cider. Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson 

Hot & Delicious fresh out of the blocks with Social Media strategy & content for your brand.

Social Media Strategy, Content Production, Monthly Social Media Calendars, Community Management & Reporting

Yes, after 2.5 years as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro in Australia driving social media for Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider, Oreo, Philly Cream Cheese, Kraft Peanut Butter & more, I’ve decided to jump back into the freelance world.

In my time at SapientNitro, we’ve changed the way our clients play in the social media space with innovative thinking, exciting brand building and social media-led campaigns 

Some of the highlights include:

I am both proud and excited to have helped transform the way not only our clients do business, but the way SapientNitro operates in the social media space. 

When I first joined SapientNitro in July 2013, the Australian arm of the business had never focussed on social media clients before. During my time at the agency, with the support of our global social teams in Miami, New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Toronto, we transformed the Melbourne office into a digitally-focussed business, creating internal ways of working, crisis management & escalation procedures, content production and community management processes, reporting templates, social listening and analytics tool assessment/review, pitch document creation for successful pitches and more.

 SapientNitro is now a thriving full-service agency providing clients with a range of specialist social media services including social media strategy, monthly calendar content creation Рsocial media copywriting, photography and video production, monthly reporting and community management (moderation, crisis management and escalation).

But now, it’s my time… I want to take the learnings I brought to SapientNitro and have been adopted by our clients, as well as those key learnings they haven’t been able to adopt, to further build my own brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet, and that of my clients, who crave a forward-thinking digital brand of their own. I want to partner with agencies, brands and clients to create audience-centric content that’s built for the user experience and drives the brand awareness/Reach that ultimately drive foot traffic/sales for their respective businesses.

¬†And that now starts with you…

 If you, your agency, your business, your brand or your client are looking to transform the way you approach social media then your journey starts now.

Complete our Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet contact form below and we can start building your presence today.

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

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. Social Media Strategy, Monthly Content Creation, Community Management & Reporting. Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson.
Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. Social Media Strategy, Monthly Content Creation, Community Management & Reporting. Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson.