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The book club podcast where Dave Warneke has read the book so you don't have to. Each episode Dave tells two special guests all about a classic novel or play, and by the end of the show, both you and they can pretend you've read it. From Austen to Tolstoy, Shakespeare to Hemingway... Devour a classic in a single sitting.
 
Depending who you ask, big tech is either going to save humanity or destroy us. Taylor Owen thinks it’s a little more complicated than that. Join him in conversation with leading thinkers as they make sense of a world transformed by technology.
 
Have you ever wondered how Victoria’s Secret models get runway ready? Thought about what it’s like to be behind the scenes on a Sean Paul music video? Or wanted to know how Little Mix look so good in every photo? If the answer is yes, Who You Don’t See is the podcast for you. Every week, journalist and presenter, Megan Lawton chats to an industry expert, working behind the stars: from choreographers and hairstylists to personal trainers and makeup artists. The podcast explores what they get ...
 
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I’ll openly admit I had no idea what Callum’s job entailed before chatting to him - but he’s a musical wizard and taught me all about building songs for the stage, in comparison to the studio. Whilst we were all baking banana bread in lockdown, Callum was working on Dua Lipa’s studio 2054 live stream concert. When non-lockdown life allows, he also …
 
Comedian Liv McKenzie joins Guy. Tim, George and Mr Boner Inspector for some Transylvanian Ghost Sex discussion. Emmanuelle: The Sex Life of Ghosts has a fantastic premise (according to Tim) but is ultimately undone by the script, acting and vitally, the sound mix. There's heated debate about Pokémon Yellow and very spicy takes on American kitchens…
 
Tim has shown Guy a wonderful time, a cup of coffee, a positive attitude, the boys are in the saddle and they are ready to take a steaming dump into the mailbag. Also, Tim is gonna be a dad. Guy is performing on college campuses in Hamilton and Isn't everyone just living their best life? The pair play some songs they just can't get enough of and re…
 
Getting Wilosophical with Vic Zerbst Vic is an Australian TV writer, actor and comedian best known for her work as one half of comedy duo Freudian Nip with her writing partner Jenna Owen. Vic has performed for SBS's The Feed as well as co-directing The Chaser's WAR ON 2020 web series, which was acclaimed for its break out sketch, 'The Contact Traci…
 
In this episode of Big Tech, Taylor Owen speaks with Geoffrey Cain, author of The Perfect Police State, about the technology enabled in China’s Xinjiang region to oppress its Uighur population. Through a network of surveillance systems, social credit scores, algorithm-driven pre-crime computer software and a society where people are now fearful of …
 
Emmanuelle's back on the menu and today the Frosty Fellas watched Emmanuelle: The Sex Talk featuring the very same beautiful and terrible Dutch actor from Emmanuelle vs Dracula. Sadly, this is not a movie about parents talking to their teenage children about adolescence and safe sex, it is about a woman named Dr Brittany who hosts a wildly popular …
 
On this episode of Book Cheat, Dave has read A Midsummer Night's Dream. Hearing all about William Shakespeare's comedy are Nick Mason and Bec Petraitis. Support Book Cheat on Patreon: www.patreon.com/DoGoOnPod Suggest a book for Dave to cheat: https://goo.gl/jxMdiW To get in contact, email bookcheatpod@gmail.com or follow the show via the links bel…
 
Getting Wilosophical with Clem Bastow. Clem Bastow is a screenwriter, autism advocate and cultural critic who has written regularly for The Saturday Paper and The Guardian. In 2018, she wrote an article for the age with the headline, "I was diagnosed as on the spectrum at 36, suddenly things made sense," and expands on this headline in her new book…
 
Guy is feeling anxious, and he says so to make the feeling go away. Tim decides to host both this Friendzone and Guy himself. This magnanimous offer lasts for about ten minutes before he becomes annoyed with and hostile towards Guy. A listener regales us with their giant hamster wheel art project while listening to the podcast, a critical gender th…
 
Controversial trees are hosting Guy and Tim's final adventure of Podcast In A Tree. Tim is consternated and potentially constipated due his tech equipment hanging from a tree and falls ill mid-episode as a result of Drugs in A Tree. Nevermind that because our friend, the great and powerful Alice Snedden joins us. She’s got the highest threshold for…
 
Getting Wilosophical with Dara O'Briain Dara O'Briain is an Irish comedian and television presenter best known for his work on the satirical panel series, "Mock the Week." As a friend and colleague of Wil's since 1999, the two talk about comedy's changing landscape over the last two decades, as well as the effect of the pandemic on the industry. YO…
 
Western democracies and tech companies have long painted the Chinese tech sector as not only a threat to the US sector but also as operating in direct conflict with American companies. They say that China is walled off from the rest of the world, that these tech companies are just an extension of the state, and that they create and promote state su…
 
Our guest this week is the is the man who half of Hollywood seem to have on speed-dial. David Higgins: a personal trainer who works his magic on film sets. It’s not an exaggeration to say David sculpts superheroes. He trained Zoe Kravitz when she played Cat Woman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow. In our chat, we …
 
Welcome back to the podcast mini-series recorded in a tree. Today, Tim and Guy are getting high in a tree and high on life. They ascend nature inside of an Auckland park that Monty is deeply familiar with and are joined by comedy musical superstars Laura Daniel and Joseph Moore aka Two Hearts. Please enjoy the discussion around teenage public pashi…
 
On this episode of Book Cheat, Dave is trying out Opera Cheat. He has read Giacomo Puccini's La bohème (libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa). Breaking down how opera works and reacting to La Boheme is Matt Stewart and Evan Munro-Smith. Support Book Cheat on Patreon: www.patreon.com/DoGoOnPod Suggest a book for Dave to cheat: https://goo.g…
 
Getting Wilosophical with Anita Heiss. Anita Heiss is an Indigenous author, poet, activist and social commentator and a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales. Anita speaks with Wil about Australia's Indigenous heritage, and her new novel Bila Yarrudhanggalalangdhuray: River of Dreams. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: WILOSOPHY with Shelley …
 
This Friendzone comes to you from a park and was partially intended to plug Tim's upcoming comedy shows in the South Island of New Zealand, which you can buy tickets for at timbatt.co.nz/shows BUT THEN Guy spotted a contestant on the current season of The Apprentice Aotearoa and so instead, we chat to Stephen (@TheBuzzyKiwi) for a while. Also huge …
 
Getting Wilosophical with Christian O'Connell... again! Christian O'Connell is a British radio presenter who currently presents The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show on Gold 104.3 in Melbourne. His new book, "Nobody Listens to Your Dad's Show," talks about moving his life and family to Australia to have a shot at radio down under. YOU MIGHT ALSO L…
 
Tim's got a flight to catch and Guy brought some cannabis into the tree today. Sandwich In A Tree is back and so too is our Guest On The Ground. This time, it's comedian Rhys Mathewson who has packed a darling wee picnic and is attempting to bring the boiz down from the tree to join him. Follow Rhys on Twitter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and …
 
Getting Wilosophical with Owen Eastwood. Owen Eastwood is a writer and performance coach originally from New Zealand. His new book, "Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness" talks about fostering success within groups based on Owen's experience consulting for sports teams and other team environments. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE WILOSOPHY with Titus O'R…
 
Tim and Guy talk about the language of love (which is French) and how to spell things in English. Is it i before e except after c if the word is receive? Yes! A video essay (by Maggie Mae Fish which you can see here) comparing Rob Schneider to his contemporary Tim Heidecker is brought to the boys’ attention and Spencer talks about accidentally emul…
 
The journalism industry in America has grown and adapted over its 300-year history. Different business models and ownership schemes have been tried, mostly in an attempt to establish an independent free press. Social media platforms have contributed to both the decline in revenue for news outlets and the echo-chamber effect that results when users …
 
Our guests this week are the insanely talented creative directing duo Amber & Bronski, co-founders of TAWBOX who've made BAFTA nominated content for Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Miley Cyrus, Dave and more. As well as working with Stormzy on THAT Glasto headline slot they’ve worked with Dave too - directing his powerful performance of Black at the 2020 BRIT …
 
Getting Wilosophical with Alex Lee Alex Lee is a writer, actor, comedian and journalist who has worked on shows such as SBS's The Feed and Michelle Law's play, Single Asian Female. Her new show, Win the Week, will air on the ABC, will pair every day Australians with comedians in a news quiz format. Alex speaks about her journey as a comedian and wo…
 
Our guest this week is the insanely talented singer and songwriter Dan Caplen. In addition to writing his own music, he's written top 10 tracks for Medusa, Rudimental, Macklemore, Stormzy, and Ella Eyre. As you’ll be able to tell from the laughs, I so enjoyed chatting to Dan. We spoke about using baby, love and ooo to fill gaps in songs, Christmas …
 
On this episode of Book Cheat, Dave has read Go Tell It On The Mountain. Hearing all about James Baldwin's landmark semi autobiographical novel is Sami Shah and Alex Ward. Support Book Cheat on Patreon: www.patreon.com/DoGoOnPod Suggest a book for Dave to cheat: https://goo.gl/jxMdiW To get in contact, email bookcheatpod@gmail.com or follow the sho…
 
Getting Wilosophical with Damien Power. Damien Power is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and podcast from Australia. In this long form WILOSOPHY episode, Wil & Damien chat the Australian and international comedy circuit, their approaches to comedy and Damien's approach to finding excitement in life. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: WILOSOPHY with Geraldine H…
 
Your friends are back together for the first time since the Greatest Host of All Time event (which your boi Montgomery won, by the way). Tim is on the ground like the loser he is, fresh from the unique Auckland experience of drinking coffee with a pal (it was Guy). Today we hear from a Worst Idea listener who has done several laps of the show, a pa…
 
Tech platforms from around the world have turned their attention to the India as a new area for user growth. These tech giants are keen to see mass adoption of their products and services by the one-billion-strong Indian market. At the same time, politicians in India have leveraged the platforms’ powers to entrench their own power. In late May, Pri…
 
Naomi is a backing vocalist who makes artists like Dua Lipa, Stormzy and Jorja Smith sound as good as they do on stage. She's done world tours, festivals and all the iconic TV performances too; from James Cordon's Late Late Show to Graham Norton. Over Zoom, we spent time talking about the intensity of a world tour, the art of not overpowering an ar…
 
Guy and Tim are in a tree and joined by Pax Assadi on the ground. This episode is brought to you by the letters L, S and D. The trio enjoy some eatable treats, Pax shares his new-found beliefs now that he owns a home and Christchurch gets a good amount of ribbing after Pax shares a story about a dickhead at a cupcake shop. See acast.com/privacy for…
 
Getting Wilosophical with Karen O’Leary Karen O’Leary is a writer, actor, comedian and former teacher from New Zealand. She played Officer O’Leary in Taika Waititi’s 2014 film, ‘What We Do in the Shadows,’ and is now reprising the role in the spin-off series, ‘Wellington Paranormal.’ She talks about her experience as a teacher, how she thinks the e…
 
On this episode of Book Cheat, Dave has read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. With the recent passing of one of the titans of children's literature Eric Carle, Dave has enlisted Mish and Zach from 'Mish and Zach's Leguizamarama' to go through his best selling creation. Support Book Cheat on Patreon: www.patreon.com/DoGoOnPod Suggest a book for Dave to …
 
Getting Wilosophical with Akec Makur Chuot Akec Makur Chuot is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Richmond Football Club as part of the AFLW Division. Akec tells the story of her journey - from her birth in South Sudan, spending twelve years in a refugee camp and her eventual AFLW premiership. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE WILOSOPHY with Tony A…
 
Getting Wilosophical with Andrew McCarthy Andrew McCarthy is an American actor, writer and television director best known for his roles in various films from the 1980s including St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, and of course, one of Wil’s favourites, Weekend at Bernie’s. Wil and Andrew talk about his experience being a star as a member of “The Brat…
 
Artificial intelligence (AI) is hailed as a great technological leap forward, one that will enable immense efficiencies and better decision making across countless sectors. But AI has also been met with serious questions about who is using it and how, about the biases baked in and the ethics surrounding new applications. And an ever-growing concern…
 
Welcome to a new mini-series from Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt; Podcast In A Tree. Your hosts have climbed a tree in New Zealand to present many segments including Drugs in A Tree, Sandwich In A Tree and Lost & Found. The video element of this episode is available to all $5+ supporters at patreon.com/TWIOAT See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-…
 
Getting Wilosophical with Anna Piper Scott Anna Piper Scott is a stand up comedian and writer originally from Perth and currently based in Melbourne. Anna and Wil speak about her experience in the world of stand up comedy as a trans woman and the changing landscape of comedy. HELP ANNA PIPER SCOTT GET TOP SURGERY YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE WILOSOPHY with …
 
Getting Wilosophical with Peter Helliar… again! Peter Helliar is a comedian, writer and television presenter from Australia. His television series, “How to Stay Married” has just entered its third season. Peter and Wil discuss the Australian television industry, writing for television, and talking about difficult subject matter to children. YOU MIG…
 
On this episode of Book Cheat, Dave has read Evelyn Waugh's 'A Handful Of Dust.' Joining him to hear where this satirical novel unpredictably goes is Jess Perkins and Xavier Michelides. Support Book Cheat on Patreon: www.patreon.com/DoGoOnPod Suggest a book for Dave to cheat: https://goo.gl/jxMdiW To get in contact, email bookcheatpod@gmail.com or …
 
Getting Wilosophical with Linda Marigliano Linda Marigliano is a podcaster, television and radio presenter who is perhaps best known for her work on Triple J. More recently, she can be seen on ABC's "The Set" with Dylan Alcott, as well as in her new podcast project, "Brooke & Linda's Dream Club" with Brooke Boney YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE WILOSOPHY with …
 
The boiz are reflecting on the comedy festival and Tim talks about going viral on TikTok. An aural art project inspired by Coffee Guy himself will take you a different dimension and a Simpsons/TWIOAT megafan watched EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of the animated series over a year, triggering a big ole reminisce on Tim and Guy’s fav episodes. Plus, a corresp…
 
In this episode of Big Tech, Taylor Owen speaks with Eliot Higgins, the founder of Bellingcat.com, an open-source intelligence and investigative journalism website. Higgins’s site uses publicly accessible online data to investigate and fact-check human rights abuses, war zone atrocities and other criminal activities. Bellingcat’s reporting on the d…
 
Getting Wilosophical with Melissa Doyle. Melissa Doyle is an Australian journalist and television presenter. Her new project, "Age Against the Machine" explores the different cultural attitudes and beliefs around ageing, particularly looking at how women are perceived as they age. SUPPORT US Patreon TOFOP.com Merch Follow on Instagram Follow on Twi…
 
Guyguy and Timbly have just watched Emmanuelle vs Dracula, written by young auteur Rolfe Kanefsky, a man who made his first feature film at 20 with a satirical horror film that pre-dates the original Scream film by five years! Today's softcore is a dreadfully boring film, drenched in mid-2000s fashion (both hair and clothing) and is decidedly Emman…
 
On this episode of Book Cheat, Dave has read French author Albert Camus' The Outsider (also known as The Stranger). Joining Dave to discuss this philosophically groundbreaking novel is Mish and Zach from Mish and Zach's Leguizamarama. Support Book Cheat on Patreon: www.patreon.com/DoGoOnPod Suggest a book for Dave to cheat: https://goo.gl/jxMdiW To…
 
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