4th September 2020
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On this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” gough welcomes into the studio Candice Olivier. Candice grew up in Zimbabwe and tells us all about that interesting upbringing. But when she moved to Australia her entrepreneurial drive kicked in and after a couple of false starts, she started up The Karma Collab Hub, an amazing space for creative professionals and entrepreneurs to work and share. Candice tells us all about the hub and how it started and the benefits that she’s seen by being able to manipulate her space to accommodate a raft of individuals and their career paths. Candice also chats about her love of creativity and how important that is when coming up with business ventures. Candice also chats about the mentoring work she does. A really interesting chat with a fascinating woman. For more info on this podcast and everything else Beernuts, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ .
On this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” gough chats to Australian Army veteran Dane Greenstreet. Dane served in two overseas tours and now raises money for veterans by riding a push bike all over the world. Dane starts the episode by chatting about why he joined the army and his time in the defence force. Dane and gough then go onto discuss his diagnoses of PTSD, his journey to get diagnosed and treated and ultimately find purpose again. Dane then tells us all about his charity bike rides, the amazing places his visited and people he’s met. A really interesting and inspirational chat with a true Aussie legend. For more information on this podcast episode and everything else Beernuts Productions, please visit https://beernutsproductions.com/ today.
Tom Forbes is gough’s very special guest on this week’s episode of The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” Tom is a seasoned journalist and radio presenter and has been involved in the media landscape pretty much all of his professional life. Tom and gough talk about a wide range of media related subjects, including, how he got his start, the big stories he’s covered and why he transitioned into radio. Tom also gives his thoughts on local and regional news, content and coverage and how it can be made better, along with his thoughts on the nationalisation of the media landscape generally speaking. Tom and gough then set about fixing and raising money for the ABC. A really interesting and fun chat with a true professional. For more information on this podcast episode and all other things Beernuts Productions please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ .
Dr. Ben Whitburn
This week gough welcomes to the podcast Dr. Ben Whitburn. Dr. Whitburn has a PhD in disability education and has been involved in the disability sector all of his life. Dr. Whitburn chats about what discrimination means to him and ways he has seen it happen in the education system, for example gate keeping at schools. Dr. Whitburn also gives some great advice to parents who may have a child with a disability at school age and also teachers who may have a child in their class with a disability. He also talks about how great technology is at bridging the gap and assisting folks out there who may have a disability. gough and Dr. Whitburn also chat about the benefits to not just the students, but to the community at large of having an inclusive education environment in their local area. A really informative and interesting chat with an expert in his field. For more information on this podcast episode and everything else Beernuts Productions, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ .
This week on “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” gough chats to intrepid travelling reporter Matt Ross. Matt has travelled all over the world, writing books and filming an ongoing web series “Borders on Budgets” that can be viewed on YouTube. gough and Matt chat about the places his visited, from Ethiopia to Mexico and India to Ukraine and everywhere in-between. Matt tells us about some of the great sights he’s seen on his travels and some sticky situations he’s found himself in. Matt also talks about the book he wrote on his travels through central America and of course his successful web series “Boarders on Budgets.” Matt also gives some really helpful travel tips for those who are thinking of booking a holiday in the future. A really entertaining and informative chat with a truly interesting human. For more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ today.
Comedy legend Col Elliott is gough’s special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions podcast.” This iconic Australian comedian tells us about his early days in the comedy industry and how he got his start. Col also chats about his huge range of comedy characters and where they all came from. He even does a few impressions. gough and Col also discuss how much fun causing mischief and trouble in everyday life is and how important it is to keep yourself sane, especially in tough times. Col also chats about his love of performing and being on the road and how great it is making a room full of people roll around with laughter. A must listen and hilarious episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” For more information on this podcast episode and all things Beernuts Productions, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
Sabrina is an actor and cheerleader and gough’s special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast”. Sabrina talks about her time at the New York Film Academy and her work for Beernuts Productions and what she’s taken out of those experiences. She also gives some great audition tips and fashion advice for when attending a casting. Sabrina also talks about her passion for competitive cheerleading. She breaks down some common misconceptions about cheerleading and some of the injuries she’s had and stunts and training that she does. A really fun and entertaining chat with a quirky and talented young lady. For more information on this podcast and Beernuts Productions, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ .
Mick McHugh is a super talented singer songwriter from Ireland, but now resides in Australia, which is good news for gough as Mick is his special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” Mick opens the show with a brilliant original song called “Not In Kansas Anymore.” gough and Mick chat about his early life, growing up in Ireland and how important music is to the Irish culture. He also tells us why he gave up a full-time job to pursue his dream of being a singer songwriter. They also chat about his “traditional Irish” band “The Gathering” and the fun times he has playing in bars and pubs around town. Mick also talks about how important connection is to the music, the audience and even the land he lives on. Mick then closes the show with another original called “Us Against The World.” Mick’s passion for his craft shines through in this inspirational chat. Please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions.
Donna Cameron is gough’s special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” Donna is a psychologist and author and gough chats to Donna about her book “Stress Cup” and what exactly is a “stress cup.” Donna also tells us why she loves reality TV and why she finds human behaviour so interesting. She also explains why seeing a psychologist isn’t an intense or scary experience and how simple solutions can be to a range of issues that may seem overwhelming in the moment. gough then gives Donna some hypothetical situations and gets her thoughts on them as a psychologist. For more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions has to offer, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
Talent agent Lamar Brown is this week’s special guest on the Beernuts Productions podcast. He tells us the ins and outs of being a talent agent, what is involved, the projects he’s been involved in and what he enjoys about being a part of the film and TV industry. Lamar also gives some great advice to anyone out there who has ever wanted to get involved in the entertainment industry and what steps they need to take to get their face on the big screen (or small screen). Lamar also talks about how to find a reputable talent agent and the do’s and don’ts when on set. A really interesting chat with some amazing insights into the world of entertainment. For more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
Allana Landolfo is gough’s very special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” This wonderfully positive young woman brings quote “epic vibes” unquote and is a jack of all trades. Starting life as a fitness instructor she has then gone onto travel the world, teach and inspire and they chat about it all. Allana informs gough of two sports (foiling and snow kiting) he had no idea even existed, plus her love of surfing and the ocean. gough and Allana talk about her travels to Japan and through Europe snowboarding and why she loves being a teacher. She also gives some great advice to parents about childhood sports and getting your kids involved in extra activities. Allana has also appeared in a Beernuts film as the personal trainer in “Small Mercies” and she tells us what that experience was like for her. A really fun and entertaining chat with an uplifting young lady. For more information please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
Clint White is the special guest on this very musical edition of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” Clint starts the episode with a great cover of an Aussie classic “Reckless”. gough and Clint then chat about how he got started on the guitar and how he prefers learning by ear than theory. gough and Clint also chat about his wide knowledge and variety of music that he plays and how that helps him get gigs as a cover artist. Also why Clint prefers doing covers over writing and playing original work. And why he prefers the classics to the more modern artists. That said, he can play “Baby Shark” if asked. He also chats about what keeps him motivated even when it’s a quiet night in the bar. Clint then finishes the episode with a Crowded House classic. So sit back and enjoy this fun and musical episode. For more information on this podcast and all other things Beernuts Productions please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
Daniel Hidden is a brilliantly talented magician and actor and this week’s special guest on “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” gough and Daniel chat about his love of magic and how you never stop learning and incorporating new moves into different tricks. Daniel also talks about how he doesn’t like gimmick magic and wants to take his art form to a whole new level. He also talks about doing street magic for different audiences and how you need to quickly think on the spot to make it work. Daniel has also done a bit of acting and he talks about how the acting bug bit him and some of the work he has done in that field. But the highlight of the episode is when Daniel finishes the interview with the most amazing magic trick, gough is still scratching his big bald head at how it was done. Simply a must listen episode. Please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information on this podcast and all other things Beernuts.
On this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” gough welcomes Cale Kampers into the studio. Those who have been following Beernuts Productions for a while will recognize this man from his numerous appearances in Beernuts films over the years. However in this interview, which does go off the rails at times, Cale chats about how he stumbled into acting and how he develops his roles and what he has learnt over the years. Cale also gives some great audition tips for young actors, including how he deals with nerves before an audition. Plus his unhealthy obsession with David Duchovny is heavily discussed. gough and Cale also chat about the work he has done for Beernuts Productions, the characters and projects that amused him the most. A really fun and entertaining chat with a Beernuts legend. To watch some of Cale’s hilarious performances and learn more about the podcast and other Beernuts projects, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Beernuts Productions new film “Book Club” today on the podcast, gough chats to the Beernuts Videographer Simon Rose. Simon has worked on 20 of Beernuts Productions 22 films, but there is much more to this man than just Beernuts. Simon chats about his beginnings in the film and TV industry and why he enjoys being a freelance operator, along with some of the strange things he’s been asked to film over the years. Also why he enjoys networking to find his work along with the changes in technology and how it has helped in making better productions. He also talks about what it’s like working with a blind director and some Beernuts projects he’s been a part of. A fun and entertaining chat with a Beernuts Productions enigma. https://beernutsproductions.com/podcast/ for more information on this podcast and all things Beernuts.
This week is a very special episode of “The Beernuts Productions podcast” as gough welcomes Ashleigh Forsyth to the studio. Ashleigh is a multi-skilled young woman who also happens to be deaf. Through her interpreter Mikey, she breaks down some misconceptions around the deaf community, tells us about her experiences travelling, teaching and also appearing in a Beernuts Productions film. Ashleigh also tells us about the discrimination and bullying she has faced and how those experiences affected her. Ashleigh also gives some great advice for parents of deaf children and talks about her passion for education. A thoroughly enjoyable chat with an interesting and thoughtful young woman. For a transcript of this episode, please click here.
Scott Whatman is a talented musician, producer, singer and all-round creative and gough’s very special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” Scott starts the episode with a Richard Clapton cover, then gough and Scott discuss his strange obsession with music from the late 70’s and his love of great Aussie bands. Scott also tells us why he loves the bluesy quality of an electric guitar. Plus he tells us all about his recording studio “The Recording Room”, why he set it up and how he set it up. He also gives some great tips to parents, other musicians and producers on a range of musical topics. Scott then closes the episode with one of his awesome originals. A really fun and entertaining musical episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” For more information on this podcast episode and everything else Beernuts Productions, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ .
Eva Milic is a journalist and TV news presenter and this time she is the one facing the hard questions, put to her by gough on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” gough and Eva discuss where Eva’s interest in presenting and journalism came from. She also tells us about her career highlights, plus her opinions on social media and what news sources you should and should not trust. Along with what to do on a slow news day and on the flip side how to maintain focus when there is action happening all around you. Eva also talks about bias in TV news and finishes up by trying to convince gough that puns are a required part of journalism. A fun and interesting chat with an experienced and classy lady. Please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information on this podcast episode and all other Beernuts content.
On this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” gough’s special guest is the one and only Dave Berry. Dave has a string of achievements to his name, not least being Mr. Natural Olympia, plus a string of body building trophies and other more left field career highlights. Dave and gough chat about why he got into the sport of body building along with the challenges of such a sport, dieting and training regime being two of them. Dave also gives some wonderful training tips for people out there. However Dave was not just a body building phenomenon, Dave also owned a very successful gym empire and he gives some great advice for small business owners. He also tells us a fun anecdote about an interaction with Arnold Schwarzenegger, which I’m sure everyone will have a bit of a smile over. For more information about this podcast and all things Beernuts Productions, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
To help celebrate International Women’s Day, gough has a special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” Amanda McHugh. Amanda is a psychic medium, author and is dipping her toe into the world of song writing and music, making her a very interesting guest indeed. She chats about the challenges of being a psychic medium, she tells gough about her book and also how important it is to in power yourself in all aspects of life. Amanda then finishes this fun chat with one of her original songs, “Are You Happy?” So sit back and enjoy this uplifting episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” For more information on this episode and everything else Beernuts, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
On this week’s episode of the podcast, gough speaks to Tilly Oddy-Black, a talented young performer from Brisbane. Tilly tells us about her love of acting and performing and her unorthodox pathway to becoming an actress. Her time trying out stand-up comedy and writing comedy, presenting kids TV and of course her great work for Beernuts Productions. Tilly also tells us about her time studying in New York and her brush with a comedy hero/icon. Plus her thoughts on doing voice over work and some great tips for any young performers out there. A really funny and entertaining chat with a tremendously talented young woman. For more info on this podcast and other Beernuts Productions please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ today.
Is this man nuts? Jason Harrison is going to row a boat from San Francisco (USA) to Cairns (Australia) all the way across the Pacific Ocean unassisted. But before he heads off, he has dropped by the studio to tell gough all about it in this exclusive interview, we are the first and only media interview Jason has done. That’s right, Beernuts Productions has a world first exclusive – take that main stream media. gough and Jason chat about how he is going to achieve this incredible feat and why he is attempting this amazing journey. Weather, food, water, the boat, medical and health are just some of the topics gough and Jason discuss. So take a listen and then let us know, is Jason a bit coco-banana’s!!!!!! https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information on this and all other Beernuts Productions podcasts and projects.
Jeremy Hill – Guide Dogs
This week on the “Beernuts Productions Podcast” gough chats to Jeremy Hill from Guide Dogs Queensland. As you will learn, there is so much more to this association than just cute puppy dogs. Guide Dogs also provide orientation and mobility services, occupational therapists and counselling services. Jeremy also chats about the training that goes into not only the dogs, but the handlers, along with the rights of a Guide Dog. Plus the do’s and don’ts when you see a Guide Dog in the community and heaps of other really valuable and interesting information that you may not be aware of. A must listen, not only for those who maybe vision impaired, but the sighted folks as well.
Aaron Chapman is an artist, photographer, writer, poet, teacher and just a general creative force of nature and he is gough’s special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast. Aaron and gough chat about his career, why he prefers shooting on film, why he’s passionate about teaching photography, his art installations and exhibitions, the advantages of being multiskilled and why poetry should rhyme (that’s a joke.) In short, a really fun, interesting and light hearted chat about all things art. For more information on this and other podcast episodes, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
This week on the Beernuts Productions Podcast, gough chats to ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian and all-round good guy, Mark James. Mark and gough chat about his comedy hero’s growing up, the process of learning the art form of ventriloquism and creating a character, plus a plea to club and bar owners not to forget about live comedy, when booking their live entertainment. We even get to chat to a few of Mark’s hilarious characters. A really funny and fun chat with an absolute champion of a bloke. Please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information on this and other Beernuts Productions projects.
Katie Sharpe isn’t just a star actor, but a former champion beach volleyballer, a personal trainer and a general over achieving show off (kidding). Now based in the Netherlands, gough and Katie chat about her sporting career and heroes, her “Coach Katie” training videos and of course her acting career, including her work with Beernuts Productions. An inspirational, fun and entertaining chat with one of Beernuts Productions favourite people. https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information on this and other Beernuts podcasts.
Nicole Rowles is a TV journalist and weather presenter and more importantly, gough’s special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” Starting life as a dancer at the Moulin Rouge, she then turned her attention to journalism, TV presenting and the weather and gough and Nicole talk about all of it, including her thoughts on the nationalisation of news, seeking out independent news, social media, her advice to young journalists and her experiences doing live crosses. A really interesting, fun and informative chat. For more information on this episode and other Beernuts Productions please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
Nikki Hudson former captain of the Australian women’s hockey team and Olympic gold medallist is gough’s very special guest this week on “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” Nikki and gough chat about her amazing hockey career, highlighted by her gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Along with her thoughts on professionalism, what it takes to be a world class athlete and more recently her battles with mental health. A thought provoking, fascinating and entertaining chat with a true legend both on and off the pitch. For more information on this podcast and other Beernuts Productions projects, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ today.
Maia Rose Michaels
Maia is a very talented actress and gough’s very special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” Maia takes us through her journey, starting out in the entertainment industry and tells us about the projects she’s worked on and her goals for the future. Maia and gough also discuss audition tips for young actors, the difference between a Canadian film set and an Aussie film set and of course the Beernuts Productions project’s she’s been involved in. A talented young woman with some really interesting and helpful facts to share. For more information on this podcast and other Beernuts Productions projects, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
Brendan (Song and Dance Man) Scott is gough’s very special guest this week. If you are wondering why he is known as the “Song and Dance Man,” well tune in and you will learn all about it. Brendan also has the honour of being the man who penned the amazing Beernuts Productions theme music and gough and Brendan chat about that as well. They also talk about his cabaret career, love of performing and his experiences as a vision impaired child going through the Victorian school system. The podcast then ends with one of Brendan’s original songs called “Old Friend.” For more information on this episode and other Beernuts content, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ today.
On this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” gough’s special guest is writer/performer/producer/teacher Catarina Hebbard. They discuss her start into the creative arts and who inspired her. Plus her theatre company Indelability Arts, who work with a range of folks with disabilities. Catarina also talks about working for Beernuts Productions and gives some great advice to people who are just starting out on their creative journeys. A really fun and interesting episode with a range of topics covered. And as always, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information on this podcast episode and other Beernuts Productions epics.
Chris is a filmmaker, a podcaster and producer, he is also definitely not from Seattle Washington, but Vancouver Washington (which is just north of Portland Oregon.) He also is definitely not the dude from Coldplay, so people need to stop asking him to sing at their weddings. Chris and gough chat about his podcast “Getting Work to Work” and his new podcast, “Beyond Your Imagination.” Chris gives some great advice for podcasters who are just starting up and talks about some of the traps you can fall into. Chris also chats about his love of documentary filmmaking and the projects he has been involved in, along with the classes and courses he’s taught over the years. Certainly an interesting episode with an interesting character. For more information on this and other episodes please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
Ilia has been a friend and a colleague of gough’s for many years, but above all Ilia is a tremendously talented artist with a great sense of humour, so therefore, a perfect guest for this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” gough and Ilia discuss all aspects of her work, from illustrations to sculptures and beyond. Ilia also gives some great tips in regards to painting on glass and working with concrete and aluminium. She also discusses her portraits and of course the work she has done for Beernuts Productions. Ilia finishes the interview by promoting some unusual Christmas themed candles. For more information on this and other episodes, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
Luke is the head honcho of Granddad Jack’s Gin Distillery and gough’s special guest for this weeks’ episode. Luke takes us through the interesting and delicate process of distilling the perfect gin. Along with the process of getting a distillery up and happening and winning awards within a year of being open. He also tells us about the new whiskey’s Granddad Jack’s is pumping out and the inspirations behind each flavour combination. He even brought in a few gins for gough to taste live on the show, which were much appreciated!!!!!! For more information please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
This week gough chats to Beki Davies, a hugely talented artist from Northern New South Wales. There is not much in the world of art Beki hasn’t done, from gallery exhibitions and traditional canvas works to ceramics and installations. She is a wealth of knowledge and has studied art and even worked as a tattoo artist for many years. gough and Beki talk about it all in this wide-ranging, humorous and intriguing chat. So sit back and relax and enjoy the latest episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information.
On this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” gough talks to disability advocate and founder of “Forward Steps Mobility” Kim Pilic. After working with the blind and vision impaired community for well over 20 years, Kim is a fountain of knowledge and gives some brilliant tips and advice to everyone (both with and without a disability) on subjects such as orientation, independence and use of technology. Kim also debunks some common myths and they also chat about what a young gough was like. For more information on this episode and everything else Beernuts, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ You can also view this episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I_NFloEtX4
Randy Feltface, writer, comedian, performer and as you will discover, someone who has creative merchandise to sell, is gough’s special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast”. gough and Randy chat about his stand-up career, festivals he has worked at and why he enjoys them, his comedy style and collaborations with other equally funny humans. Plus his lack of a rock ‘n roll lifestyle and the kettle he chooses to tour with. So we hope you all drink in this episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” and enjoy learning all about the funniest, most purpliest comedian on the planet. https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information. https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information.
On this week’s episode of the Beernuts Productions podcast, gough talks to singer, songwriter and musician Kristie Lea. Kristie starts off with an amazing cover of “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” and then gough and Kristie chat about her career, musical inspirations and influences, the local music scene and how she differentiates herself from other artists. Kristie then finishes the chat with an incredible original called “Two Sides.” We hope you enjoy this musical edition of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” and please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information.
On this week’s episode of The Beernuts Productions Podcast, gough speaks to Vanessa Angel. They chat about her roles in Baywatch, Melrose Place and Weird Science. Plus working with the Farrelly brothers, her advice to young actors, audition tips and so much more. So make sure you check out episode 1 of The Beernuts Productions Podcast and enjoy gough and Vanessa’s fun, interesting and entertaining chat. https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information.