Champagne Comedy Podcast: A Year On In

Late August 2020 was the day the Champagne Comedy Podcast was launched. It was all due to the pandemic, and with Australia in lockdown and isolation, I gathered a few fellow fans of The Late Show to watch and review episodes and make a podcast out of it.

It started as a novelty, and now a year later with more than 20 episodes and specials in the can, it has evolved into interviews and guest reviewers. We expected downloads in the hundreds, but it’s now in the 10s of 1000s.

Here’s a montage of interviews of people who have been involved in the actual TV show, being parodied or contributing in one form or another.

My Geek Culture Oztalgia Podcast archive

The Oztalgia podcast was a limited podcast series for my old pop culture website Wireless Fodder, which has evolved into My Geek Culture.

Between 2015 to 2017, I interviewed popular Australian personalities who have an extremely impressive background in Australian radio, television and movies.

Most of it was not scripted, so my improv skills are a tad shocking.

Included in this list is Jamie Dunn, Scott McRae, Tony Johnston, Ian McFadyen, Shanra Grills (daughter of Lucky Grills), and Tim Ferguson.

Interview with Tim Ferguson

In 2013 I had to conduct a series of recordings for MIX 106.3’s digital radio station ‘Canberra 100‘, created to promote 100 years since the birth of Australia’s capital.

One of these recordings was to speak to personalities of Canberra, so I reached out to Tim Ferguson – a TV personality and comedian who is part of a comedy trio The Doug Anthony All-Stars that got their start in the heart of Canberra’s CBD.

Out of the 30 minute raw chat, only 45 seconds of it got used for a radio vignette. But I kept the interview, thinking I could re-use it one day. Over the years and many portable hard drives later, I thought I had completely lost the file until I found it one weekend.

It was good enough to tweak it a tiny bit (remove dated references of upcoming books that have now been published) and I released it through My Geek Culture.

Enjoy.

Podcast Archive: The Nik and Stew Variety Hour (2011)

In 2011, Nik Stuart and Stewart Howard hosted a comedy podcast full of discussion, interviews, and odd-ball sketches, and produced by Matt Fulton.

Called The Nik & Stew Variety Hour, the 20 minute average length podcast was heavily produced and designed to listen to on the train or drive to and from work.

Video was also filmed for small stunts that were mentioned in the show, along with its own website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Season One was a podcast-only show consisting of eight episodes.

Season Two became a live late night show on B105 Brisbane, and ran for five episodes.

The show ended as the team became involved in other projects.

 

Heritage Park

Just thought I’d share a sign with you.

There is an old farm lot in Coomera which has been knocked down for an aquatic centre. While I never attended the farm itself, I was always intrigued by the rustic sign at the entrance front.