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Espree Devora. WeAreLATech creator. Connecting start-ups & entreprenuers in LA’s Silicon Beach community | Podcast

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Espree Devora (WeAreLATech) on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast.
Espree Devora (WeAreLATech) on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast.

DOWNLOAD PODCAST – #80 Espree Devora (founder of WeAreLaTech.com).

If you’re a tech/start-up buff and always wanted to work in San Francisco, then what you may not know about the USA is that while San Francisco is a hive of activity in the tech and start-up world, both Silicon Beach and Pasadena in Los Angeles are also key communities where a lot of the magic happens that comes out of the USA.
 
Espree Devora is the creator of WeAreLATech, a hub for start-ups/entrepreneurs and regular event series created to connect to resources in the Silicon Beach community, the region of the Los Angeles metropolitan area that is home to over 500 tech startup companies.
 
I first met Espree at LA Podcast Festival last year where she was hosting a panel on “Podcasting as a Business” panel with Paul R. Gilmartin of the “The Mental Illness Happy Hour” podcast and then bumped into her at the SXSW Official Podcasters Meet-up just a few months back in Austin.
 
A speaker & panel moderator, Espree has provided seminars in interactive content and social media to many corporations and universities including Disney, CBS, Georgetown MBA & more!
 
In today’s fascinating chat, we talk at length about the use artificial intelligence and robot virtual assistants, the LA tech scene and some of its thriving start-ups such as Nail Snaps, Cuddli dating app for geeks, Krue . TV, the Women In Tech Show (podcast) and inspiring women in the business world, outsourcing your online dating (yes, I’m serious) Espree’s top tips for making a start in the start-up world, WeAreLATech and SO much more!
 
This one’s an absolute gem! Let’s get into it!
 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with 80 Espree Devora (founder of WeAreLaTech.com) in full via iTunes.

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

 
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CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with 80 Espree Devora (founder of WeAreLaTech.com) 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.

 

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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Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.
 

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

 

[Podcast] YouTube sensation ‘Shitty Robots’ & jet-setting the globe with Little Sea. Meet Luke Girgis!

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Luke Girgis (A&R Shock Records, Founder - Be Like Children) on Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet in the USA.
Luke Girgis (A&R Shock Records, Founder – Be Like Children) on Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet in the USA.

DOWNLOAD PODCAST – #78 Luke Girgis (A&R at Shock Records, Founder – Be Like Children).

 
Shock Records A&R and Label Director and founder of artist management business Be Like Children, Luke Girgis, is a buddy of mine whom I met through the Australian music industry a few years back and he’s one kickass dude, who walks the talk and is getting shit done.
 
Having originally started out as a hip hop artist collaborating with Australian rapper Chance Waters, Luke Girgis fell into Artist Management in 2006 out of his passion for helping his friends and favourite artists establish and build their careers.
 
Flash forward 10 years and Luke and I are podcasting in a Texas hotel room at SXSW chatting about being the head of a record label, Chance Waters, locking in a management deal with pop rockers Little Sea  on a Monday then landing a global publishing deal with Universal Music just 2 days later on a Wednesday before flying the band out to LA, trending on social media & travelling the globe, and Luke’s latest exciting management recruit, YouTube sensation Simone Giertz of ‘Shitty Robots’.
 
Living in the moment with one of my buddies across the seas in the USA, hanging out over a bunch of laughs and soaking up our collective successes in an awesome, inspiring chat… This one just makes my day…
 
Download that shit! 😃
 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Luke Girgis (A&R at Shock Records, Founder – Be Like Children) in full via iTunes.

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

 
Connect with Luke Girgis online:
 
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter 
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Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.
 
 
 

 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Luke Girgis (A&R at Shock Records, Founder – Be Like Children) 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.
Luke Girgis (A&R Shock Records, Founder - Be Like Children) on Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet in the USA.
Luke Girgis (A&R Shock Records, Founder – Be Like Children) on Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet in the USA.

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…
 

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

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

 
Connect with Murray Valeriano on social media:
Buy ‘Rusty Cow’:
Download the ‘Road Stories’ podcast: 
 
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter 
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Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hotndelicious/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
 For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.
 

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. 

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

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. 

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

 

Connect with Dan MacPherson on social media:

For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.

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.

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

 

Connect with Wil Anderson on the social medias:
https://twitter.com/Wil_Anderson
https://www.instagram.com/wilarious/

 

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/

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

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@hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious

Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:

For photography, blog & social media business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com.

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.