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.
I've worked with comedian Paige Hally intermittently over the last couple of years and have really enjoyed not only her act but her progression with every gig. This is her first time on the podcast and an opportunity to see what makes Paige tick.
Mikey Robbins has been a superstar on Australian TV and radio for over two decades from his work on breakfast radio for Triple J to his role as team captain for "Good News Week". Loads of great stories including the tale of the interview with Keith Richards that went so right and then so wrong.
Good friend and great comedian Mickey D is back living in Australia and getting ready to remind people of his prodigious talent. Mickey is in fine form and makes up for my annoying cold. We also get to chat about just what it means when you hear a bottle break and yell, "Dad's home".
Superstar on the rise and one of the featured acts on the Australian "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" cast, Steen was kind enough to find some time in his busy schedule to talk about his career, his upbringing and how he approaches a show that changes every night.