Jaymz Clements is a US-based Australian writer, editor, broadcaster, NBA fanatic and the founder/host/writer of NBA ‘Straya, Australia’s favourite daily NBA podcast hosted from New York City.
Jaymz & I met back in 2010, when I was managing bands in the Australian music industry and he was Music Editor of Melbourne’s biggest free culture magazine and website) of Beat.
An editor/journalist for over 10 years. He writes about music, sport, film, TV, travel and everything in between for the likes Rolling Stone, Triple J, The Vine, MStars News, Blunt Magazine, The Brooklyn Game, AWOL, SHK Magazine, Faster Louder, Junkee, Tone Deaf, Beat, Brag, and Mixdown.
Flash forward 8 years and Jaymz is living in New York City working remotely, pursuing his passion for NBA and podcasting full-time with the launch of the NBA ‘Straya podcast.
Super hilarious and interesting insights about what it’s like as an Aussie to pull the trigger on living in New York, proposing to his wife in Central Park LOTS of banter and chat about Ben Simmons and all of the Australian basketballers playing in the NBA as we head into the NBA post season and just what it takes to keep yourself self-motivated whilst pursuing your passions for a living.
Super chats! Let’s get into it!
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It’s amazing the friends and connections that you can make through social media if you put yourself out there!
This week’s very special guest on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! is comedian, writer & MTV presenter, Sam Taunton. Sam and I met via Twitter through Sri Lankan-born Australian-based stand-up comic and actor, Dilruk Jayasinha 2 years ago, after Dilruk was a guest of mine on the show.
Bursting onto the scene in the 2015 Triple J RAW Comedy National Final, of late Sam Taunton has been juggling stand up and various media projects including being MTV Australia’s newest VJ and in 2017 was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Sam Taunton has performed on ABC2’s Comedy Up Late, MTV, SBS, Channel [V], ABC Radio, NOVA and Triple J, has just recorded his 1st hour-long special for ABC and now he’s on my show!
Ever wanted to know the steps & tenacity it takes to be come a stand-up comic?
Download this hilarious and candid episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! with comedian Sam Taunton!
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International Peace Day. South Bondi. Sunrise.
Life is all about perspective. Each year on the 21st of September, International Day of Peace is observed around the world. The General Assembly has declared it as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. And today I want to do my part!
One of the approaches to life that I have lived by for years is that if I’m having a bad day, I say hi to someone else, quite often a stranger, and ask them how their day is going. It is amazing the difference a little human touch and kindness can make to someone else’s day and also lift the spirits of yours in turn.
In more recent years, a philosophy I have developed for myself is that if I can make a positive impact to just one person’s life in my lifetime, then in turn that validates my own. If you then strive to bring that philosophy into every day life and push yourself to exercise more patience and understanding (even if someone cuts you off in traffic or from a perceived slight from an off-hand comment), you can actually change the lives of people around you, make an impact on a micro scale and the world a better place.
If there’s someone who’s culture/background you don’t know enough about that might provide you with more insight as to who they are or who’s position on a viewpoint you vehemently disagree with, then reach out to them and engage in open dialogue (without attacking the person or getting angry). Most judgement or hate arises from lack of understanding or fear, so if we strive for understanding, even if we still don’t agree on a viewpoint, it creates a stronger connection & brings use closer together as a species.
Do yourself a favour today, on International Peace Day. Say hi to someone you don’t know and put some love out there in the world 🌎❤✨✌
My gift to you and all my love. It will make you feel good!
xo Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious.
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Van Picken is a woman on a mission. And she’s kickin’ ass and taking names!
Director and founder of Australian music industry digital agency, Comes With Fries, Van launched her marketing career with Nokia in the U.K., before returning to Australia and a making swift rise in the music industry as a Global Account Manager for EMI Music Australia with the likes of iTunes, JET, Robbie Williams & a whole swag of high-profile international and Australian acts.
If you’ve ever wanted to be inspired a businesswoman who makes sh*t happen, throws all her energy into life and gives clients her all, then you’ll love this podcast chat!
‘Cause Van Picken Comes With Fries. 🍟✨🎙👌 Enjoy the show!
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I am truly inspired by independent Australian singer/songwriter and producer Hayden Calnin.
Since 2012 Hayden has enjoyed radio play from high profile stations in the USA, UK and Australia such as Triple J, BBC6 and KCRW, he’s amassed over 15 million spins on Spotify, he’s been featured international music blogs such as Indie Shuffle, Stereogum and Pigeons & Planes, had his music featured on renown TV shows such as Suits, Parenthood, So You Think You Can Dance USA, The 100, Teen Wolf, MTV’s Awkward, Meet The Fosters and for the UK & Japanese official trailers for Oscar winning film, ‘Room’ and had The Vampire Diaries lead actor/director, Paul Wesley, reach out to him on Twitter as a fan, personally requesting to use the track on an episode he was directing in the final season of The Vampire Diaries
He’s sold out shows in Australia and the UK, to packed rooms in Paris and Berlin, had the pleasure of touring with the likes of The Antlers, Matt Corby, Brooke Fraser, Mat McHugh, Missy Higgins and so many more!
In today’s episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast we explore what Hayden Calnin’s latest EP ‘Dirt’ means to him, the mental health challenges of young adults, how it can affect them and those around them, 2 unbelievable “pinch me” moments that he’s experienced in his life thus far and just what drives Hayden Calnin to pursue this career in music.
This man is living, breathing proof of how pursuing your passions can thrust you to a life beyond your wildest dreams.
Let’s get into it!
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‘Problematic’. Tom Ballard Tackling Political Correctness and the big issues at Sydney Comedy Festival 2017!
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’, 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’s a very powerful and important thing to do and if you have a chance to take it then grab it with both hands.” – Tom Ballard.
Never a truer word spoken, my man. Let’s get into the show!
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- Lauren’s evolution from career model to Social Media Influencer with a highly engaged audience of 1.2 million Facebook fans, 169K Instagram followers and 33K+ Twitter followers.
- Driving ecommerce for brands:
- Via video/still content and what platforms to use.
- By partnering with the right social media influencer.
- TheRight.Fit influencer app and how brands are using this Australian platform to drive successful social media influencer relationships and campaigns.
- What brands should look for when seeking a social media influencer for their brand. Genuine social media influencers Vs wannabe Instagram models (both male and female).
- ROI and Measures of Success – in the mind of the influencer and how they differ from how brand marketers view ROI?
- Best Practice for Brands with examples from Tuscan Tan, Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate and Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
- Top Tips for Social Media Influencers looking to generate mutually beneficial ongoing relationships with brands.
- The Secrets of Engaging Customers Online – for both brands and social media influencers.
Special thank yous for everyone who had a part in making this a reality:
- Lauren Vickers.
- Macleay College:
- Ian Thomson (Head of Faculty).
- Jeremy Taylor Riley (Social Media Strategy Lecturer).
- Alex Newall.
- The Production Team.
- Benjamin Sopronick.
- Mitchell Dodds.
- Cisco Corea
- Cat Douglas (Marketing and Social Media Manager).
- Taryn Williams (Founder & CEO – theright.fit).
- Grant Flannery (Strategy Director – co:collective).
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