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Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may n ...
 
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bengreenfieldfitness.com/doane Darren Doane is a filmmaker, actor, and music video director who has produced and edited projects for a client list that includes Toyota, Hurley/Nike, Saatchi & Saatchi, Atlantic Records, JBL and Universal Records. He started his early music video work with Ken Daurio and directed several early Blink-182 music videos,…
 
We meet the author of a new monograph about David Lynch’s Inland Empire, his strangest and most haunting film. Spanish artist and filmmaker Amalia Ulman talks about casting herself and her mother in a film inspired by two real life scammers which is one of the highlights at this year's Sydney Film Festival, and talented Australian actor Hal Cumpsto…
 
The Vagina Monologues is one of the most influential pieces of theatre in recent history. Written by V (formerly Eve Ensler), the play was first performed 25 years ago this year. V's latest project is a musical that places the climate crisis centre stage.Also, ABC Top 5 Arts resident Dr Lara Stevens' introduces us to Hartmut Veit, whose performance…
 
"The journey is the oldest story known to humanity", says bestselling American author Amor Towles, whose third book is based on this archetypal narrative and takes a group of lost boys on an unpredictable road trip in The Lincoln Highway.Also, Booker Prize shortlisted author Anuk Arudpragasam with A Passage North and Vietnamese American Monique Tru…
 
In this special family Q&A podcast, Ben Greenfield sits down with his wife Jessa and 13-year-old twin sons River and Terran of GoGreenfields.com to answer all your burning questions about parenting, cooking, traditions, legacy-building, family game nights, and much, much more! Here are a few questions from our audience that we tackle in today's pod…
 
UK Drag Race’s breakout star Bimini Bon-Boulash is on Stop Everything! to talk about their new book, Release the Beast, nonbinary representation on television, loving yourself and being vegan, haha!We’re also celebrating Brooke Blurton, the Bachelorette’s First Nations, bisexual lead. It’s not just a first for Australian television but a worldwide …
 
If you've been following me for any period of time, then you probably have heard me mention the fascinating Dr. Teri Cochrane. Teri is an integrative practitioner and thought leader in personalized health care, and her one-on-one work in so-called "energy medicine" has been so highly recommended to me by so many in the health industry who I know an…
 
What do artists think about when making huge public art? Lindy Lee is making the most expensive work commissioned by the NGA, and Judy Watson's bara will grace Sydney's harbour with a giant Gadigal fish hook.Then, the US art lab addressing the problem of confederate monuments to racist causes... and Indigenous artists Julie Gough, Nicholas Galanin …
 
Teddy Tahu Rhodes is a stalwart of the opera and musical theatre stage, but there was a time when he thought that accountancy was his true calling. So, what brought this powerful singer out of the office and into the spotlight?Also, playwright Michèle Saint-Yves reflects on her father's dementia and her own acquired brain injury in A Clock for No T…
 
Liane Moriarty's latest novel is Apples Never Fall and as another TV adaptation of her work wraps us, she is adamant she will never write books with a view to adaptation. Also, British-Turkish Elif Shafak's inventive The Island of Missing Trees set in a divided Cyprus and Booker shortlisted author Damon Galgut's equally inventive, The Promise.…
 
For comprehensive show notes, including links to all books, articles, gadgets, gizmos, and biohacking products mentioned in today's episode, visit: BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sal My buddy and my guest on today's podcast - Sal Di Stefano - has a long history of podcasting together with me, including episodes such as: Anyhow, Sal just wrote a book, ent…
 
New Gold Mountain, SBS’ gold rush-era period drama, puts the Chinese-Australian experience front and centre. BW talks to series lead Yoson An, (Mulan, Creamerie) and director Corrie Chen about Chinese cowboys and finding dramatic gold in the history of 1850s Ballarat.Meanwhile, BL previews the new season of Succession, and finds the Roy family as d…
 
For comprehensive show notes, including links to everything Donnie Yance and I discuss on today's episode, visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/donnie My guest on today's podcast, Donald (“Donnie”) Yance, is an internationally known master herbalist and nutritionist. He received his herbal training through Sequoia College and is a professional member of …
 
Today’s show is a preview of some of the works screening at Sydney Film Festival.....the first is about one of the most accomplished Australian film directors you’ve probably never heard of - John Farrow. He won an Oscar and worked with stars like Robert Mitchum and John Wayne and we meet two men who have finally brought his story to the big screen…
 
Globally and at home, artists are engaging with the reckoning happening around race and colonisation. But where do recent migrants and refugees to Australia fit into the dialogue? Artist James Nguyen is a multidisciplinary artist who enlists his family and friends into his work.Plus, Fenella Kernebone on the special Thing that compels her to tell s…
 
Tasmania's renowned contemporary dance company Tasdance is celebrating 40 years. The company's artistic director Adam Wheeler grew up in Launceston, but there was a time when he could not get off the island quick enough. So, what changed?Also, we visit the Queenstown shed hosting the new Tasdance work Collision at this year's The Unconformity and w…
 
In 2019, John Boyne faced huge online backlash for a book he wrote about a trans teenager and he's channelled that experience in to his new comic novel, The Echo Chamber.Also, Booker Prize shortlisted author Nadifa Mohamed on The Fortune Men and Emily Bitto’s Wild Abandon, about men, booze, tigers and America.…
 
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/seatopiapodcast A few times in the past month, I've mentioned that I've been destroying sushi restaurants for myself, forever. OK, maybe a bit of an overexaggeration, but, basically, me and my family have been making my own amazing, mouthwatering, super-clean sushi and sashimi in my own kitchen now, thanks to a new service …
 
Social media’s ablaze over Who is the Bad Art Friend, aka “the kidney story,” the New York Times Magazine long read chronicling a very extra saga about live kidney donation, friendship, white saviours, allegations of plagiarism, artistic license and, horror of horrors — the publication of group chat texts.If you’re wondering whether to read the 9,5…
 
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/436 News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… -When it comes to cancer risk, guess what the very WORST thing is from a dietary standpoint? Clue here...06:05 -Guess which sport is most correlated with longevity? Answer here...13:30 -Blood flow restriction WITH aerobic exercise allows for decent training of VO2ma…
 
A special edition this week, dedicated to the new Australian film Nitram, which dramatises the long lead up to the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre. In a wide ranging discussion, director Justin Kurzel and screenwriter Shaun Grant discuss what inspired them to make a film about this real life tragedy, the themes they sought to explore, as well as the simi…
 
It's 50 years since artists from Papunya began painting on board, heralding the Western Desert art movement, 'the last great art movement of the 20th Century' according to one famous critic.Plus, an artist's tribute to the iconic Leigh Bowery. A Japan-Australia photographic project featuring Mari Katayama.And Darwin's Street Art Festival brings new…
 
David Williamson is far and away Australia's most produced playwright. For the past 50 years he's been writing plays at an average of one every 10 months — not counting all the screenplays he has written. Now at the age of 79, David Williamson has retired, and he looks back on his luminous career in a very candid memoir called Home Truths (HarperCo…
 
“I admit to regular fits of feeling simply I am not a good person,” says Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections, “and it’s a question that fiction is uniquely poised to engage with”. And it’s a question that is at the heart of his new novel Crossroads.Also, Maggie Shipstead on her Booker Prize shortlisted novel Great Circle, and Robert Gott’s …
 
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/magazineinterview Recently, I agreed to do an interview for a magazine called Biohackers Update, and they sent over questions in advance. Now, they were pretty intriguing and adventurous questions. So interesting, in fact, were the questions, that I decided to turn the entire interview into a podcast for you...and I…
 
It’s-a me… Chris Pratt playing Mario! The internet had some STRONG FEELINGS about the recent announcement that Pratt – of Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World fame – will be voicing Mario in the upcoming animated movie based on the beloved Nintendo game. We unpack those feelings plus discuss some films, many of which hav…
 
My guests on today's podcast—Lauren Berlingeri and Katie Kaps—are two female entrepreneurs who came together to change the spa industry with revolutionary infrared light technology. Their company HigherDOSE is a new kind of spa that uses the power of light therapy to improve your health and mood. HigherDOSE goes a step beyond traditional self-care …
 
Another big week as we welcome Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen on to the show......star of the Academy Award winning film Another Round and the TV series Hannibal, plus franchises including James Bond and Star Wars. Mads talks with Jason about his role in a new revenge thriller out this week. Hollywood actor Billy Bob Thornton discusses his role in the…
 
Van Badham is a courageous and funny Australian playwright who, since searching for the humanity of trolls in Banging Denmark at the Sydney Theatre Company, has now adapted George Orwell's Animal Farm for Black Swan in Perth.Also, historian Michelle Arrow introduces us to two other left-leaning Australian playwrights who raised the ire of the polit…
 
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ladderpodcast2 Today, during Part 2 of my podcast with Tom, we talk more about in-home fitness, nutrition, and fitness trends and cautions. There are plenty of workout and fitness apps out there, but there's a reason that I recently partnered with Tom's company "Ladder" for the launch of my new training program Boundless, w…
 
Hey, it’s Ben Lee! The singer songwriter recently unmasked on The Masked Singer Australia joins BL + BW to talk about his turn on reality TV, his new single Born for this Bullshit and its sexy video clip, the pandemic (blargh) and, well, it’s Ben Lee so a whole bunch of other topics too.The Television Academy continues to disappoint us with its con…
 
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ladderpodcast There are plenty of workout and fitness apps out there, but there's a reason that I recently partnered with Tom's company "Ladder" for the launch of my new training program Boundless, which is unlike any training experience I’ve ever created. Boundless on the Ladder app is a fully structured training p…
 
To mark the return of theatre to New York City, Michael revisits his private tour of Broadway with Audra McDonald, then delivering her Tony Award-winning performance in Porgy and Bess, and Tony Sheldon, who was starring in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.Also, we check in with the New York Times' chief theatre critic Jesse Green and preview next wee…
 
British rapper, poet and writer, Akala, equates reading and writing to a form of magic. He brings this passion to the page in his debut YA novel, The Dark Lady, about pickpocket Henry, set in the time of Shakespeare's London. Also, The Overthinkers, a debut by a Sydney writing duo and Nick Earls on his heart surgery recovery as well as Empires, his…
 
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/435 News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… A Knee or Hip ‘Replacement’ Without Surgery? It’s on the Horizon...01:15 Individual dietary choices can add–or take away–minutes, hours, and years of life...06:30 The most sustainable foods–from seaweed to venison...11:43 The corruption of the human diet...EXCELLENT…
 
The Met Gala — the grand final of fashion and celebrity is back irl! As expected, the red carpet was dripping with looks, including one from New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her sumptuous white mermaid gown slashed with the red-lettered “Tax the Rich” message on the back made a statement — but what was it? Keanu Reeves’ R…
 
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/cook He's back... ...one of my most popular podcast guests of all time. I recently flew down to Dr. Matthew Cook's office in San Jose, at a location called BioReset™️ Medical, for a cutting-edge knee repair protocol, similar to the type of new knee and cartilage fixing science you can read about here. Of course, we …
 
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