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Australia

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English


Episodes

44 - Embrace The Chaos (with Andrew Leavold)

10/23/2018
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Filmmaker, musician and former cult video store proprietor Andrew Leavold talks to Scott about drumming in wild punk bands, the pleasures and disappointments of running Brisbane's iconic Trash Video and the long, hard road to finishing his passion film project, The Search for Weng Weng - a documentary about a 2'9" Filipino action star from the 1980s.

Duration:01:44:20

43 - Best Day Ever (with Branko Cosic)

10/9/2018
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Musician/community radio host/audio engineer/local legend Branko Cosic talks to Scott about Simpsons-inspired songwriting, the steady rise of his band Tape/Off and finding his friends at the dearly departed DIY venue The Hangar.

Duration:02:19:31

42 - Goodnight, Sweet Losers (with Lloyd Martin)

9/25/2018
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Lloyd Martin, lead guitarist of The Bear Hunt, talks to Scott about the highs of music, the stresses of signwriting and how he and his mother built a new life in Australia after escaping his violent biological father.

Duration:01:31:26

41 - Just The One Hat (with Bec Wilson)

9/11/2018
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Bec Wilson, lead singer of The Bear Hunt, talks to Scott about songwriting influences, pilates training and her relationship with her lead guitarist/fiancée Lloyd.

Duration:01:08:16

40 - Shut Up, Australia (with Angela Hibbard)

8/28/2018
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Bus-driving musician Angela Hibbard returns to talk public transport etiquette, kaiju movies and what exactly it means to have empathy.

Duration:01:15:42

39 - An Element Of Unknowableness (with Kaitlyn Plyley)

8/13/2018
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Writer/performer Kaitlyn Plyley returns to talk about the highs and lows of being a fan, from stalking Muse and John Mayer at airports to falling into emotional synchronicity with the albums of Taylor Swift. Plus, flightless birds, the botany of Tolkien and the bliss of boring BBC podcasts.

Duration:01:12:29

38 - I'm Not Above A Sock Mic (with Paul Macadam)

7/30/2018
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Scott and Sydney musician Paul Macadam talk weird sleep, trains versus buses and which NRL team is the You Am I of the competition. Paul then plays a lovely song called "Cartoons From The Nineties".

Duration:01:27:29

37 - My Bags Are Packed (with Bre Jones)

7/16/2018
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Bre Jones from Sydney band Library Siesta talks to Scott about genocide dreams, expressing friendship through spite and the hard decisions that come from living with a chronic health condition. Then she plays a song called "Silence".

Duration:01:36:53

36 - Only Talking Sense III, Part Two (with Dr Ian Rogers)

7/3/2018
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The lost 2013 interview with musician, academic and author Dr Ian Rogers continues as he talks about the history of his doom sludge band No Anchor, his PhD thesis about aspiration among independent musicians and the purpose and current state of music criticism in a changed world. Part two of two.

Duration:01:38:11

35 - Only Talking Sense III, Part One (with Dr Ian Rogers)

6/19/2018
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In the third Only Talking Sense interview unearthed from 2013, Scott talks to musician, academic and author Dr Ian Rogers about his part in the rise and fall of one of Brisbane's most beloved indie rock bands of the noughties: Iron On. This episode contains discussion of a suicide from the 1hr 10min mark. Part one of two.

Duration:01:32:33

34 - I Wanted To Chase Tornadoes (with Maegan McKewen)

6/5/2018
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Scott catches up with former Slow Push bandmate Maegan McKewen. They talk buggered ankles, the nursing profession, dreaming of baby animals and Cat Power vs. Sarah Blasko.

Duration:00:58:11

33 - Be A Zombie And Patch It All (with Nell Forster)

5/22/2018
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Scott talks to Nell Forster, resident live sound engineer of The Bearded Lady, about cracking into the local music industry, living a nocturnal lifestyle and how to record an orchestra.

Duration:00:54:00

32 - Void Now (with James Fearn-Wannan)

5/8/2018
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Scott talks to his gig-going buddy, the video game animator James Fearn-Wannan about working for Sega, Casiotone keyboards, making dinosaurs move and the aftermath of long-term relationship breakups.

Duration:01:05:20

31 - Only Talking Sense II (with Patience Hodgson & John Patterson)

4/23/2018
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Patience Hodgson and John Patterson recount their lives together in Brisbane band The Grates, from garage recordings to touring America to settling down and opening a café. Originally recorded in May 2013 for Scott's first attempt at a podcast, Only Talking Sense.

Duration:03:06:47

30 - A Character Flaw (with Cam Smith)

4/10/2018
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Five years after recording episode 29's interview with Cam Smith, Scott returns to the squeaky chairs of Incremental Records to go over what's changed in the recording engineer/musician's musical and personal life.

Duration:01:08:49

29 - Only Talking Sense I (with Cam Smith)

3/27/2018
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Musician/recording engineer Cam Smith talks to Scott about his upbringing in rural Western Australia, how he built a name for his studio (Incremental Records) and playing in a whole lot of Brisbane bands. Originally recorded in May 2013 for Scott's first attempt at a podcast, Only Talking Sense.

Duration:02:21:35

28 - Bitch, It's Been A Week (with Linda Dark)

3/13/2018
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Scott talks to drummer and fellow community radio host Linda Dark about journaling, drawing, Townsville and why she's taking a break from playing in bands.

Duration:01:16:19

27 - Parameters Moving (with Kellie Lloyd)

2/26/2018
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Kellie Lloyd from the band Screamfeeder joins Scott to talk about managing her music and work commitments, learning how to be calm, the process of giving up alcohol and the writing of her song "Stopless".

Duration:01:23:14

26 - There Was One Boy In Hurstville... (with Mabel Bingham & Ruth Rowan)

2/13/2018
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Travel back in time as teenage Scott interviews his grandmother, Mabel, about her life and travels before present-day Scott fills in the blanks with a follow-up interview with his mother, Ruth.

Duration:01:31:14

25 - Accelerator (versus Jeremy Neale)

1/30/2018
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Past guest Jeremy Neale turns the tables and interviews Scott about childhood, playing music and the evolution of life priorities.

Duration:01:28:44