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Hey Now! Hey Now! is the popular nostalgia podcast where two childhood friends discuss their favourite childhood movies. In each episode longtime BFFs, Emily Sandford and Barney Leigh choose a 90s or 00s classic that modern-day millennials can HARD relate to. Now THAT is What Dreams Are Made Of! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Join us every month as we speak with recently published or well established authors, gleaning insights and real tips from writers following their process from beginning to write, editing and proof reading, to finding an agent and publisher and finally finding an audience. Past guests include Joyce Carol-Oates, E.L James, John Safran, and Charlotte Wood.Twitter @_on_writing
 
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SUSHI?! You think this episode is about SUSHI? Today we’re discussing the Disney Pixar Masterpiece - Monsters, Inc. This scarily good animation is the apple of our eye (singular) and has us screaming with laughter from start-to-finish. So file your paperwork*, vroom-vroom home, and tell Sully’s mom - Mike’s ON A PODCAST! *Leave the Puce! Pro Tip: B…
 
Ok, fine. ATTENTION, ALL FAIRYTALE THINGS, and podcast listeners. Do not get comfortable... our Animation Series is kicking off with the Academy Award Winning and DreamWorks Classic: Shrek. This episode is for everyone who appreciates a nice boulder and is partial to an after-dinner Tic Tac. So set up camp, swamp yourself in a blanket, and get list…
 
*Strums Fender* We are "whelmed" to say that today’s season finale covers 10 Things I Hate About You. We burn, we pine, we perish for this 90’s movie, and are so glad you guys requested it. Shakespeare is smiling in his grave right now (and probably has a bratwurst hard on*) at the thought of us discussing Heath Ledger singing Frankie Valli and Jos…
 
17 years later, and we’re still waiting for Sidarthur’s comeback tour, and for someone to sell Coca-Cola necklaces on Etsy. In today’s episode we’re discussing a movie that ROCKS! - Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen’. So light some prayer candles, put on your I love NY tee, and for god sake - don’t get so distracted listening yo…
 
Celine Dion would want you to turn off her album for 50 minutes and listen to today’s episode - Bridget Jones's Diary. This 00’s film is the definition of naughtyyyyy (we’re looking at you Hugh Grant & Colin Firth), and made us swear to never wear big knickers again. So get comfy in your reindeer jumper or penguin pyjamas, and be sure to share this…
 
Sweatpants? In a pandemic? Groundbreaking. Today we’re discussing the Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep classic - The Devil Wears Prada. This film made us never look at belts in the same way again, and fear every lady who wears sunglasses inside. So put down your copy of Runway, tell Dolce to wait on hold, and join our Stanley Tucci STAN CLUB. oh and …
 
Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animals! We had to say that, didn't we? In this week's yuletide episode (approved by the American Dental Association), we discuss holiday favourite Home Alone. This film is more GOLD than Harry's tooth and taught us many things - like how to fend off burglars with an iron and deal with annoying siblings. P.S. If Kevin McAl…
 
After you've made snow angels for two hours, gone ice-skating, and eaten a whole roll of cookie dough as fast as you can, why don't you finish by snuggling up with Hey Now! Hey Now! Christmas Classics: Elf? If you don't love talking narwhals, arctic puffins and SANTAAAAAAA then you're sitting on a throne of lies - this is the best season of all, an…
 
Miles needs to turn off Ennio Morricone, grab some fettuccini and listen to our first Hey Now! Hey Now! Christmas Episode: THE HOLIDAY. 2020 has made us want to sniff gas from a stove like Iris - so join us for some end of year, feel-good, fruitily doodily fun as we discuss this amazing movie classic. Any excuse to talk about Jude Law in those glas…
 
The guest is Robbie Arnott. The book is The Rain Heron. Robbie's debut Flames was shortlisted for and won a number of major literary prizes. His second novel is just as good. He writes compelling, inventive stories about our relationship with and dominion over the natural world. We talk about writing second novels, finding inspiration and our writi…
 
The guest is Ceridwen Dovey. The book is Life After Truth. Ceridwen is an author, essayist and academic. She attended Harvard University on a scholarship where she met Jared Kushner and Natalie Portman. Her brilliant latest novel, Life After Truth, is inspired by her experience of attending the 15 year reunion of her class at Harvard. We talk about…
 
Hey Now! Hey Now! Season 1 ends with a movie HIGH...High School Musical! That’s right Zac Efron lovers, get your head in the game and headphones in your ears, because in this final episode we discuss the movie that made us suddenly love basketball, Pi and crème brûlée (I’ll have a side order of Zeke, am I right ladies?) Pro tip: best listened to wi…
 
It’s after 6! So switch off the fuse and listen to our chat with the amazing Christina Vidal, who plays Lindsay Lohan’s BFF Maddie in Freaky Friday. So turn us up in your rented BMW (thanks Dina Lohan) and rock on, because this episode will TAKE YOU AWAY! Give Christina some love on Instagram: @christinamvidal Instagram: Hey Now! Hey Now! @heynowhe…
 
Put some chopsticks up your nose and crank us up in your Volvo, because today we’re discussing body-swap classic Freaky Friday! Don’t allow Lindsay Lohan’s chunky highlights or your fortune cookie phobia to put you off, this episode is gonna rock your world! (EARTHQUAAAKE!) Pro tip: best listened to with some ice cream you’ve sneaked from the fridg…
 
A Cinderella Story would be nothing without today’s guest and ultimate legend: Director Mark Rosman. Converse needs to pay him royalties for his magic on this Hilary Duff classic! Not only did he introduce us to Austin Ames, he also directed other gems such as Even Stevens and Lizzie McGuire! Not to be dramatic, but this man has literally shaped ou…
 
"L.O.L." Don’t drop your cell phone, you’ll need it to listen to today’s episode where we discuss the Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray classic: A Cinderella Story! After much consideration, we are rebranding as a Jennifer Coolidge stan account - sorry if you are “very, very upset about this.” Anyway, go ahead and listen girlfriend, do your thang…
 
It’s no secret that Dougie Poynter is the best band member of McFly, and it was just our luck that he wanted to talk to us about his time in Lindsay Lohan classic, Just My Luck! No one fake-eats bowling alley nachos quite like him! Also side note to management: from now on, only take him to movie premieres in Lamborghinis, okay? No double decker bu…
 
What’s better: Sarah Jessica Parker’s dress arriving at your door? Or a new Hey Now! Hey Now! episode dropping in your subs?! (Don’t answer that.) Today we’ll be Chris PINE-ing over the iconic Lindsay Lohan movie: Just My Luck. Hold onto your lucky rabbit's foot and avoid all mirrors for this one! Pro tip: best listened to with a side of le jambon …
 
She taught us how to wear blue eyeshadow, practically invented scrunchies, and now she’s on our show! Today we chat with 13 Going On 30’s young Jenna Rink, Christa B. Allen; the super talented actress, aerialist(!), AND TikTok queen! So go ahead and listen, it’s not like you need a play-by-play. Give Christa some love on Instagram: @christaallen An…
 
Queen Clarisse had to survive 30 minutes without her assistant Charlotte because she was too busy speaking to us! That’s right, actress Kathleen Marshall a.k.a the woman who invented headsets (sorry Britney) gives us the low-down on her favourite memories working alongside Director (and father) Garry Marshall, as well as discussing what it was like…
 
Shut...UP! Today we discuss Disney royalty: The Princess Diaries. So dust off your beaver rucksack and jump on an electric scooter, because you’re in for a steep ride. Did you know Fat Louie was the biggest diva on set? Just ask Anne Hathaway - he’s the Mariah Carey of Genovia! Pro tip: best listened to with M&Ms on Pizza. Instagram: Hey Now! Hey N…
 
We speak with actress and chilli connoisseur Lisa Ann Walter who played the world’s favourite Nanny ‘Chessy’ in The Parent Trap. Can we hug her?!! So the question is: whaddya want to do first, kiddo - unpack or listen? Or listen, then unpack? Or, we can listen while we unpack. Send Lisa some love on Instagram: @lisaannwalter Pro tip: best listened …
 
You are cordially invited to join the Dennis Quaid Appreciation Club (“unbutton that shirt, baby!”) In today’s episode, we discuss Lindsay Lohan’s debut: The Parent Trap directed by Nancy Meyers. This movie gold has had us pining for an identical twin since ‘98, so dust off your tie-dye T-shirt, relax, sail through time with us...back to yesteryear…
 
Say buona sera to our new American friend Jim Fall, the Director -and love of our life- of the Hilary Duff and Adam Lamberg classic: The Lizzie McGuire Movie. Where’s his Academy Award, already?! [petition linked below] Not only does Jim give some incredible insight into shooting in Italy, we finally get some leads on Margaret Chan! Now THAT is wha…
 
Now, THIS is what dreams are made of! Season 1 kicks off by discussing film perfection: The Lizzie McGuire Movie. In this episode, you will get to relive the delights of La Citta Eterna. (Rome. Eternal city. Did no one read the info packets?) Anyway, join us while we unpack so many mysteries from this 2003 Hilary Duff classic: Who exactly is Margar…
 
Do you still long for Troy Bolton in High School Musical to be your Boyfriend? Is Lizzie McGuire’s ‘What Dreams Are Made Of’ the song you want played at your wedding? And do you forget where you put your keys, but remember the handshake from The Parent Trap off by heart? You’re not alone. Launching this August, brand new podcast Hey Now! Hey Now! s…
 
Mirandi Riwoe is the guest. She is the author of a number of books, most recently the historical fiction novel Stone Sky Gold Mountain, set in 1870s in a gold rush town in Queensland. Mirandi is an enormously generous writer, providing deep insights into her process and the ways she created authentic migrant characters and brought to life a town wh…
 
The guest is Liam Pieper, author of a number of books including his most recent novel Sweetness and Light. Liam has an intriguing story and he talks to us about how his time abroad inspired much of the story and how to write with authenticity and accuracy about cities and countries you don't live in. Sweetness and Light is a beautiful novel full of…
 
The book is Shirl, an eclectic collection of short stories that will surprise and dazzle but beneath it all, there is a beating heart and real insight into what it means to be a man in small town Australia. Wayne writes with a surrealist bent in the vein of George Saunders and Shirl draws to mind other ground breaking collections like Nana Kwame Ad…
 
The guest is Alice Bishop, author of the short story collection A Constant Hum. Alice lost her family home in the Black Saturday bush fires in Australia and the stories of Hum are all linked to those fires in which 173 people died. Alice writes with sensitivity, capturing the details so perfectly to show the lives and experiences of those affected.…
 
The guest is Bram Presser, multi-award winning author, lawyer, and punk rocker. His book is The Book of Dirt which we talk a lot about. We also talk a lot about writing to preserve family histories, the fallibility of memory and how it influences story telling, the 'Museum of the Extinct Race', pop novelists hijacking narratives around the Holocaus…
 
The guest is Susan Hurley debut author of the medical thriller Eight Lives. Eight Lives is the story of David Tran and the drug he discovered which ultimately kills him in a failed medical trial. The novel maps all the cause leading to and the effects of his death. Susan speaks candidly about the struggles of getting this book published and her ext…
 
The guest is Rob McDonald debut author of The Nancys. Rob is a fellow Kiwi and The Nancys is a riotous crime/coming-of-age story about Tippy Chan and her uncle and his boyfriend who, inspired by Nancy Drew, set out to solve a crime in a small town in South Island, New Zealand. We talk about 'breaking through,' writing small town real life settings …
 
Mark Brandi is the guest. His second novel The Rip explores many contemporary themes including homelessness and drug addiction. Like his debut Wimmera, The Rip is set in a place Mark knows well, Melbourne City. He talks us through his process and the ways real life inspires his stories. For years Mark worked in policy and has close ties to law enfo…
 
Laura Elizabeth Woollett is the guest. The novel is Beautiful Revolutionary, a retelling of the events that led up to the mass suicide at The Peoples Temple. We talk about the appeal of cults, method writing, breaking through as a young writer and research. Laura's writing is crisp and evocative, and Beautiful Revolutionary was one of my favourite …
 
The guest is Stuart Turton author of the Costa prize winning novel The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Stuart talks about his development as a writer and the challenges of writing whilst helping to raise a young family. We also talk about reviews, Agatha Christie and deliberately getting lost in a forest.…
 
The guest is journalist and novelist Trent Dalton whose debut, Boy Swallows Universe, has become an instant Australian classic that is publishing into markets around the world. The story draws heavily on events in Trent's life and we speak about fictionalising biographical elements of novels, writing highly personal narratives and about Slim, a rea…
 
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