PODCASTERY!

Lots of people do podcasts these days. And I’m no exception! My good friend Bill Ten Eyck and I have started a podcast called The Funny Thing Is…

Every so often, we’ll bring four FUNNY THINGS to the table (they could be movies, books, TV shows, songs, stand-up routines, websites, or any one of a thousand other things from all over the world), and tell you a bit about them. And if we happen to veer off into behind-the-scenes information or ‘brush with fame’ anecdotes… please forgive us!

You can find the podcast HERE

and you can find the show’s website HERE (at http://TheFunnyThingIsPodcast.com).

I also have a few friends who have their own podcasts. Sometimes they’re kind enough to invite me onto them. Here are some of my faves!

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Firstly, there’s Ed Dolista’s brilliant IndyCast – the web’s #1 Indiana Jones podcast:

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Don’t get clever Boris, you don’t know Episode 171!

IndyCast: Episode 184

IndyCast: Episode 285

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And then there’s Sammy Petersen’s Confessions of the Idiots: a weekly comedy podcast where Sammy and two guests discuss some… well, some confessions of some idiots.

Confessions of the Idiots – Episode 30

Confessions of the Idiots – Episode 44

Confessions of the Idiots – Episode 69

Confessions of the Idiots – Episode 85

Confessions of the Idiots – Episode 98 

(* There’s a bit of adult content in this one!)

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There’s also Luke Gibson’s The Artiste, which is a more in-depth, one-on-one interview show, where Luke interviews some really fascinating creative people about their careers. He’s interviewed me too, for some reason…

The Artiste – Episode 7

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I’ve also popped up a few times on Brose Avard’s Chatflix: a great film discussion podcast.

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Ep 60: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Episode 118: This is Spinal Tap

Episode 160 Quiz Show with Stephen Hall

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And this interview for the Sitcom Archive Deep Dive Overdrive podcast was fun too (and really rather Fawlty-centric)…

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S02E07.5 – Stephen Hall (Basil Mark II)

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The Bazura Project is a long-running, and very funny, sketch show about all things cinema-related. It’s the brainchild of Luke Zachariah and Shannon Marinko, and it started life as a TV show, but now it’s morphed into a podcast. I was chuffed when they ask me to play a Russian film director in this episode…

http://www.bazuraproject.com/radiofreecinema/episode2/

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And I was honoured to be invited to be part of Damian Callinan’s LIVE final episode of the Bodgy Creek Community Podcast, playing a French ghost who’s having a bit of an existential crisis…

Naturally.

https://bodgycreekcommunitypodcast.com/?cat=2

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Oh, and did I mention Songs and Stories on ABC radio? This is a great show where the wonderful Brian Nankervis (well, he hosted it back then; these days, Robbie Buck does the honours) invites a guest to bring three of their favourite songs.  Then, in a freewheeling conversation, Brian invites the guest to explain just why those songs have been so pivotal in their life. I really enjoyed wandering down Memory Lane during my preparation for this… and of course, during the show, too!

https://www.abc.net.au/listen/programs/songsandstories/stephen-hall/101623770

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Whenever I pop up on Sam Petersen’s Confessions podcast (see above), it’s always Dave Warneke and I in the guest seats, with Sam running the show. So it was really nice to mix things up a bit when Dave invited Sam and me to be the guests on his very own Book Cheat podcast. The idea here is simple; each episode, Dave has read a classic book so you don’t have to! He then takes his guests – and the listener – through it from start to finish, answering (in our case, increasingly bizarre) questions along the way. It was loads of fun tweaking the usual dynamic we three have, as Dave taught us all about Mikhail Bulgakov’s surreal Russian classic The Master and Margarita… Enjoy!

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/97-the-master-and-margarita-with-sam/id1437951495?i=1000637495935

====================================================================The Game of Life podcast with Dan and Harman is a really fascinating listen. It’s more of an ongoing conversation than an interview, and it’s had some AMAZING guests over the course of its existence. I mean just LOOK AT WHO THEY’VE HAD ON. Now that is an incredibly impressive collection!

They’ve also spoken to me.

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/episode-79-with-stephen-hall/id1673905872?i=1000648911319