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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!

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

‘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
Android users – you’ll need to download the free¬†Podcast Republic app¬†then search¬†Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.¬†
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
Connect with Tom Ballard online:
Download the ‘Like I‚Äôm A Six-Year-Old’¬†political podcast with Tom Ballard:
Tom Ballard – 2017 Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow
Watch SBS -First Contact:

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Hot & Delicious YouTube РBallistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘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.

The rise of Falls. The stuff that dreams are made of.

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Falls stop by from the USA on their Australian tour.
Falls stop by from the USA on their Australian tour.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #40 – Falls (Australian folk rock band).

It’s that age-old love tale. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Then they break up. And live happily ever after… as an internationally-signed folk rock band… ha ha… couldn’t help myself… True story though.

Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown AKA Falls are a duo from Darwin and NSW, who were originally a couple and now two friends, who are signed with a US record label (Verve Records), booking agent and management Рhelping them make the transition from independent Australian band to North American touring band.

Utilizing¬†premier Australian music conference¬†BigSound, Melinda‚Äôs¬†experience with Eleven music company founder, John Watson at John Butler‚Äôs ‘the seed’ and the team at Sounds Australia as a launching pad for Canadian Music Week and South By Southwest, Falls signed a booking agent, management and lawyer on their North American tour in March 2013, followed later in the year by an approach from the Verve Records A&R¬†team at CMJ Music Marathon, a 5 day music & film conference in New York City.

Flash forward 2 years and they have now¬†spent the past 2 years living in the USA, touring the country and recording their debut album¬†‚ÄėOmaha‚Äô due out on October 2nd worldwide! AND they launched their first single from the new album on the Wall Street Journal. Epic!

I’ve not caught up with these 2 since that 2013 SXSW tour when we met and became friends at SXSW in Austin, Texas and it was lovely to have them sitting on the couch in my castle in the sky telling all their tales from the road and what makes these two tick.

Ever wanted to know what it takes to make in the music industry? Then this is the podcast for you. They’ve poured blood, sweat, tears & a whole swag of hard-earned Benjamins into their career on the sniff of a chance to achieve success beyond their wildest dreams. 

Truly an inspiration & makes me happy every single time I see their latest update on social media.

This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Free Download #40 РFalls (Australian folk rock band).  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search 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.

Connect with Falls via Twitter or check out more of their music/tour dates via the website fallsofficial.com

Falls live at SXSW in 2013 – Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson

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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.

Hayden Calnin signs global music deal, new single & taking on the world!

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Hayden Calnin drops by our castle in the sky.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #38 – Hayden Calnin (Singer/Songwriter & Producer).

I’d like to say that one of my skill-sets is being able to spot a like-minded soul at 10 paces and in many ways, prolific Australia singer-songwriter and producer, Hayden Calnin, is one of those.

At the moment, everything Hayden Calnin touches turns to gold – by holding himself to his¬†‚Äúputting everything into what you do‚ÄĚ attitude, Hayden has put himself in a position where the world is at his feet – from having music featured on hit American TV shows Suits/Parenthood/Teen Wolf,¬†to¬†the magic of his latest single ‚ÄėWhite Night‚Äô,¬† festival slots at¬†Falls¬†Festival¬†and¬†NYE on the Hill¬† and being asked by the next crop of amazing Australian musicians to produce their music.. just because they want to tap into his skill-set as a creator‚Ķ HOWQUA, Eliza Hull‚Ķ seriously.. watch this space…¬†

Yes, the good news is if you’re not in Australia, Hayden Calnin is going to be coming to your home-town very soon… Europe, Canada, USA… all now targets on his hitlist having just inked a global booking deal with major players The Agency Group in North America and Europe, so if you haven’t heard his shit yet, I promise you will… very very shortly.

I invite you now to sit back and enjoy our chat, as we flick back and forth between his life in music and Hayden as a person covering everything from his favourite authors to the inspirational figures in his life, his first ever memory as a child at his German grandparents’ house hunting for Easter Eggs, life philosophies and his work with young Australians, teaching music and connecting with our youth at one of Melbourne’s juvenile detention facilities.

Love it! And man, the first time you hear this guy perform live, it’s like‚Ķ ‚ÄúWow, that just happened‚Ķ I want more!‚ÄĚ – a must see for anyone with a modicum of taste in live musical performance

Hayden Calinin. Selfless, soulful and inspiring… Enjoy! 

Free Download #38 РHayden Calnin (Singer/Songwriter & Producer).  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search 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.

Connect with Hayden Calnin via Twitter or check out more of his music/tour dates via this brand spanking new website haydencalninmusic.com

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Interview with Lauren Ridgway – Top tips for building your brand in social media

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Content Marketer & Social Media Strategist, Lauren Ridgway drops by the podcast
Content Marketer & Social Media Strategist, Lauren Ridgway drops by the podcast

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Interview #37 РLauren Ridgway (Social Media Strategist).  

Self-professed fashion addict, word nerd and content marketer, Lauren Ridgway, has spent the last 6 years of her life focused around building a career in social media working with Melbourne University, MYOB, National Australia Bank and more.

Lauren and I met at Social Media ClubMelbourne, a social media community with over 300 chapters world-wide, who host presentations with representatives of the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Nike, Slurpee, Cadbury & more on a regular basis. SUPER place to network for people who work in social media or aspire to. 

In today‚Äôs podcast we chat about traveling solo through Italy and the impact it made on her Lauren’s, her time living in France as a 16-year old exchange student, the inspiration of surrounding yourself with people who challenge the status quo, the top 3 tips for building your own personal brand or small business and so much more.

I love spending time with intelligent, independent individuals who exude this passion for life, people and making a difference to the lives of others, so as you‚Äôll see, the conversation just flows…

Enjoy!

Free Download #37 РLauren Ridgway (Social Media Strategist).  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search 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.

Connect with Lauren Ridgway or read her regular articles on digital media via Twitter. 

And here’s just a few of the content marketing and social media articles she’s written:

How to Grow Your Twitter Followers:

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

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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.

Don’t sweat the money! La Mascara co-founder & entrepreneur, Nate Debritt.

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La Mascara co-founder & entrepreneur Nate Debritt blazing his own trail.
La Mascara co-founder & entrepreneur Nate Debritt blazing his own trail.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #35 Nate Debritt (Entrepreneur & Biz Founder/Co-Owner РLa Mascara alcohol brand, Kodiak Club and Little Blood bar co-owner).  

“Don‚Äôt sweat the money!”
 

From casinos to cruise ships, today’s podcast guest is La Mascara alcohol brand co-founder, Kodiak Club American bourbon bar and Little Blood tequila bar co-owner and entrepreneur, Nathan Debritt.

La Mascara is a wicked alcohol brand with a range of ready-to-serve cocktails, spirits (tequila, vodka) and alcoholic ice teas that hospitality industry stalwart, party guy and entrepreneur Nate Debritt, Ben Gillies (Silverchair), Ben’s wife Jackie Gillies (Real Housewives of Melbourne) and Anton Drazevic (Folklore) launched on the reality TV show in 2014 as a point of difference in the global liquor market.

Nate and I met in Richmond, Melbourne in 2006 just after I left Emirates Airline, at a bar he co-owned called the Town Hall Hotel. I was catching up with the Emirates crew who‚Äôd just landed into Melbourne for a few cheeky bevies and he was chasing a young Irish lass who was also on the crew. Anyway, after a few drinks at the Towny and a whole lot more at several shady establishments in Windsor, we ventured back to the Town Hall Hotel for a late night lock-in with a bunch of well-lubricated flight attendants. My lasting memory of that evening is a moment of clarity at stupid o‚Äôclock in the morning when I realized I was behind the bar of a bloke I just met pouring fresh pints for all and sundry‚Ķ Oh, and this friendship ūüėČ
 
Flash forward 9 years later and Nate is now one of those people I know I can rely upon when I’m craving inspiration, hits of elation in conversation and flat-out honesty, without desolation.
 
I’ve said many times on this podcast, that a big factor in success and drive as an inspired, small business owner treading your own path towards living the dream, is surrounding yourself with like-minded people who, while maybe not chasing the same dream as you, share a hunger for a life less ordinary. For me, my friend Nathan Debritt is one of those.
 
If there is only one, that is the one thing that I hope you take from this podcast.
 
Enjoy!
 

Free Download #35 Nate Debritt (Entrepreneur & Biz Founder/Co-Owner РLa Mascara alcohol brand, Kodiak Club and Little Blood bar co-owner).  

Check out La Mascara here, drinks & Mexican at Little Blood tequila bar or get down to Kodiak Club for THE most delicious buffalo wings in Australia.

Co-founders of La Mascara alcohol brand Nate Debritt, Ben Gillies (Silverchair) and Jackie Gillies (Real Housewives of Melbourne).
L-R: Co-founders of La Mascara alcohol brand Anton Drazevic, Jackie Gillies (Real Housewives of Melbourne), Ben Gillies (Silverchair) & Nate Debritt

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search 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.

Hit us up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube РBallistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

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.

YouTuber Louna Maroun – Building a brand and a career with YouTube.

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Aussie YouTuber Louna Maroun - building your own brand and a career on YouTube.
Aussie YouTuber Louna Maroun – building your own brand and a career on YouTube.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #34 РLouna Maroun (YouTube vlogger, comedian and musician).  

I’m a super creative guy and I love that I’ve built a career working with international brands in social media Рan industry that didn’t even exist 15 years ago.
 
Like me, today’s guest, YouTuber Louna Maroun started her social media journey on Myspace. Both of us work in the digital media, but while I get paid to build other people’s brands in the digital space whilst building my own too, Louna Maroun is a brand unto herself.
 

Yep, that’s right.. 3 YouTube Channels with 180K subscribers (Comedy, Beauty and Vlog Youtube channels)… seriously… living the dream! Ah-mazing!

Louna and I met briefly in passing when we were both speaking at Social Media Club Melbourne recently, but connected on Twitter and then I dropped her an email about coming along as my guest on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast, as while we create vastly different and diverse styles of content, I’m a sucker for like-minded souls, recognised one immediately and just had to have her on for a chat.

And chat we did… In today‚Äôs podcast we discuss the top tips that aspiring artists, businessmen and women should employ when making a start building their own brand/digital empire, tattoo artists and entrepreneur Kat Von D and why she‚Äôs a source of inspiration, Louna‚Äôs first every memory as a child (involves her dad, vomit and a chocolate bar – seriously ūüėÄ), white water rafting in Slovenia, rainbows and delving into special effects, all the wicked gear she uses to shoot/create her YouTube video content (Canon 60Ds, Black Magic, Adobe Premiere, Rode Shotgun mic, Zoom H4n (yes, Zoom gear is awesome!), creating content for open-minded, international brands, the wonders of treading your own path (in physical, a day-to-day sense and in life) and not being afraid to try things that you think you might like to do for a job‚Ķ ‚Äėcause you never know.. you might actually end up making it your life!

Super, inspiring podcast and Louna Maroun’s just a bundle of positive energy – my kind of people. Can‚Äôt wait to collab on more content together!
 
Enjoy this chat & don’t forget to hit us both up on Twitter when you’re done!  
 
Let’s rumble!

Free Download #34 РLouna Maroun (YouTube vlogger, comedian and musician).  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search 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.

Check out Louna Maroun on YouTube here or connect with her on Twitter.

Hit us up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube РBallistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

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.