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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

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“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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Tanya Batt. Beautiful new single, ‘Kiki’ & destined for greatness! | PODCAST

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'Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet' kicks it in Melbourne with Tanya Batt AKA BATTS Music
‘Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet’ kicks it in Melbourne with Tanya Batt AKA BATTS Music


Now I’m drinking just to feel something, in a twisted way I guess you win…
Blessed to have so many wonderfully, talented friends, I loved having talented Australian/English singer songwriter Tanya Batt AKA BATTS Music back on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.
We had so much to talk about that this episode is a double banger with not one, but two podcasts! One this week, one next!
Over a couple of cheeky Jameson Irish Whiskeys, in Part 1 this week we discuss her beautiful new single, ‘Kiki’, platonic friendships with the opposite sex, falling in love, heart-break, break-ups and wondering if the person you have broken up with is thinking about you, Bon Iver at the Sydney Opera House, recording in New York and Iceland,how BATTS Music and Tanya’s career is starting to take off in both Australia and the UK, nudie runs & living at Meredith Music Festival, Braille Face, meeting Nile Rogers & Chic and Charles Bradley at Golden Plains, our respective recent journeys in the past few months to the UK and USA, working with Katy Perry, a mini USA announcement of my own and so much more!
We chat about our favourite TV shows including Peaky Blinders, Suits and Game Of Thrones with English actress, Emilia Clarke, dancing with Ellen DeGeneres and The Graham Norton Show, constantly evolving as an individual in your career by exploring yourself, doing what you love and constantly reassessing where you’re at, gun reform in the USA, #LoveIsLove and the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, having a gun pointed at my head by the police while I was in the USA, syncing music, artistic credit & copyright and the beautiful time-lapse video that I shot on the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia syncing BATT’s beautiful new single ‘Kiki’.
I love my podcast hangs with this lady as she is just a little ray of sunshine and one of those wonderful friends who is a constant inspiration to myself and others with all the hard yards that she is putting in to bring her dreams into reality.
Destined for greatness! Oh wait… she’s already great, mate! 🌟
Let’s get amongst it!

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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

‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ podcast series

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…



Listen here: Wil Anderson on’Hot & Delicious: 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.