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THE SLOP SHACK is a strange new place where creators get together. Through its two monthly podcasts, SLOP and SLACK, we fill your ears with wild discussions, fascinating stories and unique insights from Australia’s most promising creators. In SLOP, host Harry Sweby showcases talented youth and shares some bizarre, thrilling, and unexpected stories of success and failure. It releases at the end of each month. In SLACK, five former improvisers each bring a topic of conversation before they meld them all together into a drunk radio drama. It releases at the beginning of each month. Contact: theslopshack@gmail.com

THE SLOP SHACK is a strange new place where creators get together. Through its two monthly podcasts, SLOP and SLACK, we fill your ears with wild discussions, fascinating stories and unique insights from Australia’s most promising creators. In SLOP, host Harry Sweby showcases talented youth and shares some bizarre, thrilling, and unexpected stories of success and failure. It releases at the end of each month. In SLACK, five former improvisers each bring a topic of conversation before they meld them all together into a drunk radio drama. It releases at the beginning of each month. Contact: theslopshack@gmail.com
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THE SLOP SHACK is a strange new place where creators get together. Through its two monthly podcasts, SLOP and SLACK, we fill your ears with wild discussions, fascinating stories and unique insights from Australia’s most promising creators. In SLOP, host Harry Sweby showcases talented youth and shares some bizarre, thrilling, and unexpected stories of success and failure. It releases at the end of each month. In SLACK, five former improvisers each bring a topic of conversation before they meld them all together into a drunk radio drama. It releases at the beginning of each month. Contact: theslopshack@gmail.com

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@slopshack

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English


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TOM MCSWEENEY: CASTING MERMAIDS AND OTHER TRICKS OF THE TRADE - Slop #16

3/28/2019
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Check out the video version here: https://youtu.be/RPG8He0hdBY Tom McSweeney, a 30+ year veteran of the casting profession, talks us through his career from Hollywood to the Gold Coast, casting some of your favourite TV shows, and provides insight into a tricky casting feat – finding younger and older versions of your lead actor. As an Emmy Nominated casting director, educator and director with over 200 credits, some of his recent work includes: H2O: Just Add Water, Tidelands, The Family...

Duration:00:35:31

PASTELLE'S DAY OFF - Slop #15

2/24/2019
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Check out the video version here: https://youtu.be/RSCwhn4hEVM Pastelle, a four piece rock'n'roll sensation, plays Fifa, talks Ferris Bueller, and walks us through their music career in the latest episode of SLOP. Featuring a performance of their upcoming single, "Lonely Nights". The SLOP Podcast is a monthly interview series where host Harry Sweby showcases talented youth and shares some bizarre, thrilling, and unexpected stories of success and failure. It releases at the end of each month....

Duration:00:43:58

FIN TAYLOR'S VOMITORIUM - Slop #14

1/24/2019
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Check out the video version here: https://youtu.be/iDvI8hJE8Gs Musician, composer, performer and teacher Fin Taylor reveals a myriad of musical projects, explains why Hans Zimmer is a hack, and does a cracking Bane impression. It’s time to enter Fin Taylor’s weird and wonderful world. The SLOP Podcast is a monthly interview series where host Harry Sweby showcases talented youth and shares some bizarre, thrilling, and unexpected stories of success and failure. It releases at the end of each...

Duration:00:50:02

OVEN LOVIN' - Slack #7

1/17/2019
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Check out the video version at: https://youtu.be/lOexh3i1ckQ SLACK kicked off its jam-packed 2019 by giving the people what they want. After many months of anticipated, the illustrious Alex Falconer visited The Slop Shack. Together, the boys discussed oven cleaning, music in 2018, social media mishaps, Sizzler, reviving the past and our worst ailments. For the uninitiated, SLACK is an Australian podcast where five former improvisers each bring a topic of conversation before they meld them...

Duration:01:39:23

THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (PART TWO) - Slack #6

12/16/2018
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Check out the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75kG_DQDPCs This month, SLACK returns to continue our anniversary Christmas Special! In keeping with the holiday spirit our five improvisers each bring a Christmas-themed topic of conversation before we meld them all together into a one sentence at a time tale. In this episode, the boys reveal how they found out the truth about Santa Claus, wonder how Crips celebrate Christmas, argue over the best holiday, decide on the best...

Duration:01:14:46

THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (PART ONE) - Slop #13

12/9/2018
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Check out the video version of this episode at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcAXxqnYed4 To celebrate the first anniversary of the podcast, and in the spirit of Christmas, we invited back all of the previous guests to talk about what they’ve been up to since they were on. Along the way you’ll discover more about our new shows, and catch up with many of your favourite creators – they’ve all done some incredible stuff in the last few months. Featuring Harry Sweby, Ava van Zijl, Joseph...

Duration:01:13:53

ORANGE & JUICY - Slop #12

11/22/2018
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Rounding out our first year of The SLOP Podcast, host Harry Sweby chats to Jake Pelusi about Orange & Juicy, an online presence spanning artwork, articles and videos about video games. After appreciating the new Detective Pikachu trailer, they eventually cover his heartfelt desire to give back to the industry and become a game developer, what makes his content so damn juicy, and the current state of the industry – through VR, open world games, e-sports, and the best releases of 2018. Check...

Duration:01:10:13

HALLOWEENING - Slack #5

11/8/2018
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Keep the light on as SLACK, the Australian podcast where five former improvisers each bring a topic of conversation before they meld them all together into a ridiculous radio drama, embraces the dark. Joined by guest Jacob Bagdonas, the boys celebrate Halloween by discussing fake deaths, detailing their own personal “Purge Day”, telling some spooky stories, and revealing things that they thought were scary, but actually aren’t. Featuring Harry Sweby, Ronan Brady, Harrison O’Connor and Jacob...

Duration:01:50:52

INK ON THE COUCH - Slop #11

10/25/2018
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Following their impressive launch with the “Spring Soiree”, host Harry Sweby gets the inside scoop on Jay Denti and Nick Ravn’s adventures as Ink On The Couch – a creative producer making their mark on the Brisbane entertainment scene. From Fart Bomb bonding to house parties to crazy domes in the hills of Samford, it becomes quite clear that fate and resourcefulness have everything to do with their success. So find a nice couch, sit back, and enjoy your time at The Slop Shack. Make sure to...

Duration:00:49:53

UPLOAD HAPPINESS - Slack #4

10/4/2018
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Download some serotonin directly into your brain with the latest episode of SLACK, the Australian podcast where five former improvisers each bring a topic of conversation before they meld them all together into a ridiculous radio drama. This month, the boys discuss the fascinating and horrifying potential of Brain-To-Computer Interfaces, reveal our favourite TV shows, recount our weirdest dreams, detail our biggest work whoopsies, and tell our best lost and found stories. Featuring Harry...

Duration:01:49:15

LEELYN CRUDDAS: METAHUMAN - Slop #10

9/27/2018
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For Episode X, host Harry Sweby is joined by the enigmatic and multi-talented Leelyn Cruddas, a 25-year-old data scientist and international consultant who recently decided to stop stifling her creativity and enrolled in a film degree. Her fascinating insights into the Australian film industry, good and bad experiences on-set, and tips for those new to the game make this a must-listen for aspiring filmmakers.

Duration:01:11:10

WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME? - Slack #3

9/6/2018
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The entire team is back for the third episode of SLACK, a uniquely Australian podcast where five former improvisers each bring a topic of conversation before they meld them all together into a drunk radio drama. This month, the boys talk “The Talk”, review a music video and Jack’s injured foot, debate altering the course of history, elect our own Prime Minister, and become an Animorph…among other things. Featuring Harry Sweby, Jack Stewart, Ronan Brady, Joey Hughes and Harrison O’Connor....

Duration:01:21:53

UNEARTHING ARRAN MCNAMARA - Slop #9

8/23/2018
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This month on SLOP, host Harry Sweby digs into Arran McNamara’s musical journey, from performing outside of churches to captivating Brisbane venues with his alternative folk catharsis. Along the way, Arran discusses his new music, sheds light on his upcoming EP, and issues some advice to other aspiring musicians… all before performing an acoustic rendition of his latest track. So make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy the early hours at The Slop Shack. And if you too would like Arran to cover...

Duration:00:51:27

CHILL VIBES - Slack #2

8/8/2018
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SLACK, a new podcast where five former improvisers each bring a topic of conversation before they meld them all together into a drunk radio drama, is back. For their second episode, the boys melt down the myths surrounding cryonics (the science of freezing your body after death), engage in a speed-round of “versus”, detail their ultimate party, and reveal how hard it can be to think on your feet. Featuring Harry Sweby, Ronan Brady, Harrison O'Connor and Jack Stewart. Eu sou o Groot!...

Duration:01:17:11

TVDINNER - Slop #8

7/26/2018
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SLOP returns this month with TVDINNER, an indie pop endeavour from Brisbane artist Cordell Retchless. After ruminating on the ethics of cryo freezing and the dark side of Walt Disney, host Harry Sweby peels back the layers of TVDINNER to reveal where it all began, from going solo after the break-up of Brisbane band Cakeboy to serendipitous success to what comes next. And stick around for a beautiful acoustic rendition of his hit-track, “Honey”. So microwave a Salisbury Steak Meal and...

Duration:00:51:40

POLAR BEAR VS TIGER - Slack #1

7/5/2018
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SLACK is a new podcast where five former improvisers each bring a topic of conversation before they meld them all together into a drunk radio drama. In this inaugural episode, the boys get drunk and reveal what they’ve been up to, debate polar bears vs tigers, reflect on how to successfully start assignments last minute, discuss disingenuous pop stars and declare their favourite comic book adaptations. Featuring Harry Sweby, Joey Hughes, Ronan Brady, Harrison O'Connor and Jack Stewart....

Duration:01:51:56

MOVIES OF THE FUTURE - Slop #7

6/21/2018
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Slide into The Slop Shack as host Harry Sweby sits down with Declan Wilson and Dragon Saman, the co-creators of one of the biggest Instagram movie news and review pages, “Movies of the Future”. For one SLOP-tastic hour we investigate the origins of their super successful grassroots venture and take a look into how they manage it, where it’s been and where it is headed. But stick around as we get sidetracked into talks about recent movie news, fawn over the new “Creed II” trailer, and launch...

Duration:01:06:57

LACHLAN PARKER 2018 - Slop #6

5/25/2018
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Step inside The Slop Shack with host Harry Sweby as the illustrious Lachlan Parker reviews Halle Berry’s “Catwoman”, details his infatuation with Ryan Gosling, and reveals his hidden past in the martial arts. They also, at some point, discuss his ever-evolving music, his method, his gigs, his future and his past, before taking a little detour into a neon-soaked alleyway…getting deep into all of the vibes of the 1980s (from synthpop to fash-wave). Please check out the following: Lachlan...

Duration:00:56:23

THE COACH - Slop #5

4/24/2018
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SLOP returns to its roots this month for an insightful interview with Dominic Thurlow - the man who is, unknowingly, responsible for this whole podcast. An endlessly creative and quirky Film, Drama and English teacher, Dom joins Harry "Extras" Sweby to talk about his concerns for the film industry, what led him into the arts, and how improvisation can (in small ways) make you a better human being. Our new words of the month: Matriculate: To be enrolled at a college or university. Milieu: A...

Duration:00:52:47

THE SOOTHING SILLINESS OF SHHLEE - Slop #4

3/21/2018
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After appearing on the new podcast HUSTLERS, a half motivational / half body-horror show created by Ashley Whyte, we just had to get him onto the fourth episode of SLOP to talk about his new hustle. So join Sweby, Shhlee and Gregory the Friendly Ghost as they take a deep dive into the depths of content creation – through podcasting, streaming, a love of Gary V and cheeky 30 second things. There’s also an exploration into the rising tide known as esports; but if that’s not your cup of tea,...

Duration:01:03:24