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A new podcast from The Sydney Fringe.Hosted by our artist & venue services manager Charley Sanders, with our design & content producer Tiera Boo co-hosting and producing, we bring you art and conversation of all kinds, from makers around Sydney and beyond.Episodes will feature a range of different segments:Musings On Making – long-form interviews with leading Sydney arts makers about their work, their practice, and their place in the world.Five In Focus – rapid-fire interviews that give a gl ...
 
Your weekly guide to pop culture in Australia. Mostly the fun bits. Karl Quinn is an entertainament writer for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald; Andrew Young is a musician, DJ, pedagogue and all-round man-about-town. Together they are The Clappers, and together they present this always-on-the-pulse and frequently hilarious look at culture high and low. If it's happening in film, TV, books, galleries - and let's not forget cycling - there's a 50-50 chance it's happening on The Clappers. Mayb ...
 
Bryce Halliday is a professional dilettante. He has composed music for film, radio and video games, performed a one-man show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and he can often be found improvising music for Theatresports shows around Sydney. He's finally found a way to bring it all together:Through short, sharp, six-minute episodes, Bryce serves up a sample of what he's been working on lately. There are excerpts from live theatre and improv shows, behind the scenes process diari ...
 
A lot of shiny new students were struggling with the work at hand. Jack, having completed 2 years of a Bachelor of Computer Science, offered his knowledge to aid us in our quest. Thus began the DonCast. We are a misfit group of programmers and artists currently studying the "Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds" course through CIT Canberra with 4 of our party at Sydney campus composing master-pieces whilst the other 4 are staring into space at Adelaide campus wondering where the internet is. ...
 
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On The Fringe is back for our eleventh episode with a hilarious and insightful double bill! Haunting Sydney Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lou Millar found herself in the Five in Focus hot seat with Tiera Boo. Many interesting titbits are revealed, like the first song Lou learned to play, her songwriting process and influences, and a c…
 
In our 10th Episode of On the Fringe, our host Charley Sanders takes a deep dive into the mind of Legs on the Wall Artistic Director Joshua Thompson. In this engaging long-form interview, Josh talks about the career trajectory that led him to his Directorship at Legs. How this challenging year has affected both his personal and work life and the th…
 
There's no shortage of plague and pestilence in this episode as Karl comes to grips with the Australian remake of the cult Icelandic film Rams, Andrew has a close call with a Russian assassination plot, Ethan Hawke channels his mad preacher in Good Lord Bird and Mrs Karl packs the bags for a French getaway that's as ridiculous as it was welcome in …
 
Welcome to Episode 9 of 'On the Fringe' A podcast by The Sydney Fringe Festival. This week features two fresh segments for your listening pleasure. We have a new made for radio play, inspired by Dante's inferno, 'Bureaucracio' by Allyson Tyra. Join us as we descend into the bowels of a local council bureaucracy where two women dodge flying red tape…
 
In our 8th Episode of 'On The Fringe,' Charley is back with an insightful conversation with theatre and performance maker Jane Grimley. Jane is passionate about theatre being a staple of our cultural diet, which just emanates from this conversation. We talked about Jane's big move up north at the start of COVID, her studies and how that informs her…
 
Thanks for joining us for Episode Seven of 'On the Fringe.' We were lucky enough to have the enigmatic multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Elana Stone join Tiera Boo in the Studio for our Five in Focus segment. Where they deep dived into Elana's earliest memories of performance, her major influences, what it is like playing, and writing songs with…
 
Welcome to Episode Six of 'On the Fringe.' In today's podcast, we are immersed in the rich world of 'The Remarkable Realisation of Ricky's Modern Life' by Erica Brennan. Then we listen to Mary Rapp's new song (under pseudonym MaryHeart) 'Different Kinda' and Tiera Boo throws some rapid-fire questions at this remarkable musician, multi-instrumentali…
 
Karl and Andrew discuss Karl's metamorphosis into Josef K, Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and the Costa Concordia disaster, Michaela Coel's I may Destroy You and Stephen King drama: The Outsider. Also, Andrew is delighted by the World according to Jeff Goldblum See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
In this episode Karl and Andrew discuss Jordan Peele's latest horror/racial politics mash-up Lovecraft Country, the Ridley Scott sci-fi series Raised by Wolves, and the push for diversity in the best picture category at the Oscars and whether that means the end of blokey movies such as 1917 and Ford v Ferrari. Plus, the umpires crack down at cyclin…
 
For our fifth episode of 'On the Fringe' were delighted to have Ayeesha Ash join us for a deep dive into their work with host Charley Sanders. Discussing a broad range of themes surrounding her working practice, including the work she makes with Black Birds and their influences, why she started a podcast, making work during COVID, and a plethora of…
 
The fourth installment of On The Fringe presents an insightful conversation between host Charley Sanders and Ninefold Artistic Director Shy Magsalin. They discuss significant dialogs that are opening up in the theatre world as well as the world at large, the importance of art in the chronic phase of a crisis, different methods of creating theatre, …
 
In this episode, Charley dives deep into the brain of Oliver Mol as they discuss the genesis of his work Trainlord, how Sydney Review of Books helped him to write again, how he came to perform the Trainlord piece to a live audience and the lasting effect of his 10-month long migraine. Capping off the episode is the unique voice of Mary Heart, with …
 
This episode sees Karl and Andrew talking about The Great starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, A Rainy Day in New York starring Elle Fanning but not Nicholas Hoult, Search Party starring neither Elle Fanning nor Nicholas Hoult and Least Expected Day which is a documentary about Spanish cycling team Movistar's 2019 season during which, to nobod…
 
In this episode your hosts Karl Quinn and Andrew Young consider one of the more perplexing issues of our times. Plus we revisit Samuel Fuller's The Naked Kiss, hear the case for the defence as the great Who Wants to Be A Millionaire cheating scandal gets a very entertaining airing in Quiz, and serve up an absolute feast for rev heads as Brock, Brab…
 
In this episode of On the Fringe, author Oliver Mol reads an excerpt from The Trainlord Essay. A funny and heartbreaking tale about a 10-month migraine, a recovery in Brisbane, and a job on the railway when there were no other options. Oliver thanks Sydney Review of books for the publication of the essay. The incomparable Sarah Belkner joins us in …
 
Host Charley Sanders catches up with Maeve Marsden for a deep dive into TV melodramas, the framing of queer stories, lockdown productivity pressures, diversity in the arts, and exploring new working practices. And bringing the music to the musings is Sarah Belkner's song 'Susanne', tune back in for next week’s episode when Sarah joins us to talk ab…
 
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our very own podcast series ‘ON THE FRINGE.’ On the Fringe features a few rotating segments; from conversations with leading performance makers to short-form interviews with prominent Sydney musicians and their songs as well as a range of audio art including radio plays, storytelling, short stand up (or sit…
 
A fresh take on David Copperfield (published 1850), two fresh TV versions of The War of the Worlds (published 1897), and a fresh look at Treasure Island (published 1882) - plus Hugh Jackman's scintillating turn in Bad Education - keep our hosts Andrew Young and Karl Quinn occupied as Melbourne goes back into lockdown. Yep, if you want to know what'…
 
Are you ready to get back into a crowded room to watch a movie on the big screen, or is it too soon? Maybe the drive-in is a better option, for now at least. While you and our hosts ponder life's big choices, let Andrew and Karl offer some guidance on small-screen offerings including the HBO comedy Run (on Foxtel), the Netflix series Unorthodox (ye…
 
This week our heroes consider Ben Affleck's portrayal of alcoholism - a subject he knows only too well - in The Way Back; a fabulously unflinching biography of Princess Margaret; the Black Lives Matter-informed Queen & Slim; the Anglo-Japanese Netflix drama Giri/Haji; and John Hillcoat's entry in the Black Mirror stakes, Crocodile. See omnystudio.c…
 
Mel Gibson and Sean Penn's beards in a match made in hell; revisiting The Witch to discover the house style of Robert 'The Lighthouse' Eggers; a sexy Princess Anne steals the show in The Crown season 3; and chicken love, dog love, and the dubious morality of eating, or not eating, bats. It's all here in The Clappers, hosted by Karl Quinn and Andrew…
 
Andrew tells Karl what he missed while he was busy live-blogging the Oscars, and Karl tries to remember who won what, and why. Plus Ben Mendelsohn's excellent Stephen King supernatural crime series The Outsider, Wes Anderson's long teases, and why you should still like Chinese (as Monty Python might say). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf…
 
It's a new year, and Andrew is determined to make some changes - and he's going to write the letters to demand them too. Karl gets excited about the most brilliantly bonkers film he's seen in years, puzzles over the question of can (and should) Hitler be funny, and Andrew goes to the races. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
At lat, it's the episode you've been missing, even if you didn't know it. Karl buys a car, Andrew watches The Politician and Sensitive Skin, and Karl wrestles with time travel in the Terminator films. Maybe that explains why this one went missing for so long then reappeared. Bloody Skynet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Andrew visits Sydney to attend the first of (hopefully) many weddings made possible by a recent plebiscite and Karl reports on the newest challenge to the multiplex and continues to see heritage acts live on stage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Nearly
 
This week Karl and Andrew discuss Dystopian feature Joker, Peter Goldsworthy's latest novel Minotaur, Netflix series Unbelievable in a marathon episode that includes digressions, disquisition and dissection. Tell a friend about the show - The Clappers! Join our Facebook Group The Clappers is produced by Nearly, a podcast network. Get a new podcast …
 
In which our heroes debate the very notion of taste, and whether it's not just about what you like, but especially what you don't. And for Andrew, the latter category includes Stevie Nicks and co, and any percussionist-turned-comedian who says it's not very hard to play the drums. Tune in. You know you want to. Tell a friend about the show - The Cl…
 
In this episode Andrew demonstrates precisely why it is so risky to put one's pedantry on the line. Karl sits in on the gospel service that is Aretha Franklin's long-delayed 1971 concert film Amazing Grace, and gets down and dirty with Matteo 'Gomorra' Garrone's Dogman. Plus the art deco gem that is Melbourne's newly refurbished Capitol, the comedi…
 
In a packed episode of your favourite pop culture gabfest, Andrew and Karl cast their judgement on Jennifer Kent's colonial revenge thriller The Nightingale, the media drama series Succession and The Loudest Voice, the King's Cross in the 1980s potboiler Les Norton, Melbourne's three-night festival of lights, and the very notion of cool. Yes, cool.…
 
It’s 50 years since Charles Manson’s ‘family’ went on their murderous rampage, and Karl checks out three new projects that highlight the hold the subject still has on filmmakers. Andrew clocks a superhero series with a difference, and Karl makes the case for Kriv Stenders’s Vietnam War movie Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan. It’s all so manly A…
 
Tell a friend about the show - The Clappers! Join our Facebook Group The Clappers is produced by Nearly, a podcast network. Get a new podcast from Nearly Media Chapter One - hear the first chapter of a brand new book. The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig. 10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions wit…
 
Even if you hate the songs (like he does), you really ought to see The Lion King, says Karl. Even if you hate the Logies (like he does), you really should watch Tom Gleeson's Hard Quiz, says Andrew. Even if Andrew can't remember talking about season one of Clique back in 2017, he really should take a look at season 2, says Karl. Plus Robert Forster…
 
Andrew gives Karl a verbal wedgie, revels in the comeuppance of Calombaris, and gives le Tour another spin, while Karl ponders the future of MasterChef and urges listeners to flock to Lambs of God. Plus, the Goodes, the bad and the ugly of The Final Quarter and what it says about Australia. Tell a friend about the show - The Clappers! Join our Face…
 
Andrew mocks Karl's choice of trousers, which prompts our hosts to consider the perils and pleasures of buying wine - and clothes - on the internet (especially when smashed); Karl makes the case for the Michael Hutchence doco Mystify, regardless of whether you're an INXS fan or not; Andrew visits a Jeffrey Smart retrospective and rabbits on about t…
 
In which Andrew grills Karl about why he thinks Fleabag is so great; Karl ponders the powerful (sorry) drama of Chernobyl and sings (really sorry) the praises of Jessie Buckley in Wild Rose; and our heroes ponder the bizarre coupling of Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle in the Beatles-themed Yesterday. Oh, and full-service petrol stations and no-servi…
 
In this episode Karl sings the praises of the made-in-Australia Netflix sci-fi film I Am Mother and the Oscar-nominated Never Look Away, the biopic that isn't of the great German painter Gerhard Richter. And Andrew gets excited about roast chicken and the miniseries Fosse Verdon, and he even finds something to like in the St Kilda Film Festival pro…
 
Plus: thank God for the Pope, or we’d have no idea what sort of behaviour was “natural”; good morning and good luck to Barrie Cassidy; Herbie Hancock and Kind of Blue live; the best gigs we never saw; and how Carlton can get back on the winning track (it’s simple, really). It’s all here on The Clappers, with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young Tell a frien…
 
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