Comedian Ben Ellwood returns to discuss karma, what my face would be like as an Emoji, the latest in the lying president debacle, All That Jazz and why does a movie's box office get confused for whether it was good or not. Also: we inch ever closer to Ben's story we promised a few weeks ago.
Tom Gleeson is not only the star of Hard Quiz and The Weekly but also one of Australia's best and most popular comedians. We recorded this podcast the Perth Fringe in between breakfast and lunch, discussing his new show "Cheer Up" and his approach to staying at the top of his game.
Time for the second flashback from the defunct "Helliar and Hammo Dig Flicks!" podcast spotlighting an interview with director Mike Mills about his wonderful movie "Beginners". I also give my two cents worth (or should that be 5 cents now?) on movies "Jackie", "Lion" and "Moonlight" (yay!) and "Passengers" (boo!). Also a little update on the joy of living in a post general anesthetic world. Warning: contains a story about inappropriate use of toothpaste.
Sydney comedian Nikki Britton is my guest for this podcast and we have a great chat about people who love being furious, Captain Starlight and Nikki's wild encounter in the jungles of Borneo.
Don't let the title mislead you, this isn't a Cheech and Chong tribute podcast. If you've ever had to be rushed to hosptial with kidney stones then sit back, wince and relate. If you haven't then let me talk you through it. Ben Ellwood helps talk me through the experience, how our heroes influenced us and why we should watch the film, "All That Jazz".
Welcome to 2017! A few changes to the podcast this year with new rotating co-host Ben Ellwood joining me to talk about the end of 2016, our celebrities getting older, the failure of the left to see the rise the right, our desperate need to have someone in the audience think we're great and we double down on our love of the movie, "Paterson".
For the final podcast of the year I caught up with old friends (Josh Earl) and new friends (Ivan Aristeguieta) and learn about Bolivian lady wrestlers, the politics of Venezuela and how your worst day is nowhere near as bad as Ivan's worst day.
A brand new episode deals with the Donald Trump election victory and the main person Hammo wanted to talk to about it, the disappointed romantic himself, comedian Ben Ellwood. Ben and Hammo delve into the wreckage to find some answers only to find disappointment in both sides of the divide.
A flashback interview with Morgan Spurlock from the podcast I used to host with Pete Helliar called imaginatively enough: "Helliar and Hammo Dig Flicks!" Great to hear Morgan in full flight.
I had the opportunity to have a quick catch up with Margaret Cho while she was in Sydney for the Just For Laughs festival at the Opera House. Also contains thoughts on the Friday Night Lights style ending to the 2016 AFL and some opinions on Luke Cage and Westworld.