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Ruddle Me This! with Taylor Ruddle

Comedy

Award winning kiwi comedian Taylor Ruddle invites people from the arts and beyond to geek out over a topic or subject that they're an expert in (or obsessed with) in a long form casual discussion podcast.

Location:

New Zealand

Genres:

Comedy

Description:

Award winning kiwi comedian Taylor Ruddle invites people from the arts and beyond to geek out over a topic or subject that they're an expert in (or obsessed with) in a long form casual discussion podcast.

Language:

English


Episodes
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69. Done Is Better Than Perfect w/ Anto Martin

6/16/2024
Fill out the survey about the show HERE! In this episode I'm joined by my good friend Anto Martin and we discuss the concept of "Done Is Better Than Perfect", a philosophy I've been working very hard to live by lately rather than getting bogged down in perfection and then projects never getting finished. Anto's someone I greatly respect who has achieved a whole pile of things in his life, so I brought him on the show to pick his brain and discuss how he gets things done, how he motivates himself and how he fights the urge to procrastinate. It's a great listen, and I hope you enjoy it. Follow Anto online @Binsy_M on Instagram!

Duration:00:39:15

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68. Reality TV w/ Comedian Brodie Hunter

6/9/2024
Fill out the survey about the show HERE! This week I'm joined by stand up comedian, fledgling journalist and just all around lovely guy, Brodie Hunter! We have a chat about his studies as a journalist and then move onto talking about Reality TV, we chat about the early days of MTV's reality tv programs, keeping up with the kardashians, jersey shore and then move on to the king of reality tv - survivor! This podcast is gradually becoming a survivor podcast, it would seem. Brodie's a very sweet and insightful guy, you can follow him on instagram @brodiehunter01 to keep up with his escapades!

Duration:00:39:11

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67. Anna From Paint & Sip's Tiny Joys

6/2/2024
This week I'm joined by Anna of Paint & Sip, a lovely wee art studio in Christchurch's Arts Center where you can come along and join in on fun and social painting classes where you can also have a bevvy or two. Anna has been a joy to chat with on the couple of occasions I've been into her studio so I feel very lucky she gave up some of her very busy week to record this podcast with me. Check them out at paintnsip.co.nz they're also on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram & TikTok Anna's Tiny Joys

Duration:00:48:02

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Beef, Venison & Male Delusion | Hoss Town Podcast Ep. 2

5/30/2024
Content Warning: The fellas discuss the Drake/Kendrick beef which alludes to some alleged misconduct, as well as Baby Reindeer which deals with some really heavy subject matter, as well as a bit towards the end about terrorism which contains death, mayhem and self harm references. Jesus, writing this out now Taylor is realizing what a dark episode it comes across as, we swear it's a laugh though! In episode 2 the dons of hosstown discuss the Rap Beef between Drake and Kendrick, or moreso Matt explains why this is so significant to Taylor. The boys then sojourn down Baby Reindeer Boulevard and Taylor explains why the in-show poster for "Lol-on Cancer" was a perfect easter egg. Biggie Smalls is inducted into the Hoss Hall of Fame and The Fellas end by discussing the "Would you rather meet a bear or a man in the woods" trend which leads into a discussion about male delusion, could they stop a bank robbery, land a plane with no training or beat a bear in single combat? Listen to find out! Follow The Hoss Town Podcast on YouTube @HossTownPodcast! Find Taylor on all social media platforms @TaylorRuddleComedy and Matt on Instagram @MattLilley9

Duration:00:52:25

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66. People Watching, Bevvies & Unhinged Facebook Posts - Charn Williams' Tiny Joys

5/26/2024
Charn Williams is back with a vengeance and we talk about her Tiny Joys, it's another fun filled frolic through topics such as oodies, when is it people watching vs perving, how many beverages can one person have on the go at once, and why I suspect Charn is secretly a cat masquerading as a human. Charn Williams's Tiny Joys:

Duration:01:00:01

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65. Fringes, Nuggies & Schadenfreude - Ocean Denham's 5 Tiny Joys

5/19/2024
This week I'm joined by Auckland based stand up comedian Ocean Denham and she brought 5 tiny joys to the show. We ended up getting into some great tangents about entertaining children, being labeled the "picky" eater as a kid, and why whenever you have a fringe, it's a sign that things aren't going well. (I currently have a fringe) Ocean has a show coming up in the NZ Comedy fest called A Hot Girl And Her Suzuki Swift, grab tickets for it here and you can follow Ocean on Instagram here. Check out either, Ocean is really freaking funny. Ocean Denham's 10 Tiny Joys

Duration:00:49:34

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64. Donating A Kidney w/ Charn Williams

5/12/2024
This week I'm joined by my good friend and comedic colleague, Charn Williams where she talks us through the process of what it was like to donate a kidney here in NZ. Charn has a great memory for the details and took me through every step of the process with heaps of laughs along the way. If you'd like to learn more information about the Kidney exchange program, visit this link

Duration:00:53:03

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63. What it's been like working as a full time comedian for a year

5/5/2024
It's just over a week since a year to the day I left my previous job to work as a comedian full time. It's been a year of ups and downs and I've learnt a lot, most of which I tried to document in this episode of the podcasts. The questions I covered: I also talked about these observations:

Duration:00:59:56

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62. Portable Buffets, Knee Injuries & Ultra Running w/ Comedian Chris Ingham

4/28/2024
Stoked to be finally sitting down with Chris Ingham, a comedian from the Manawatū region of NZ and chatting about Ultra Marathon Running. I have an aunt and uncle who are into this so it was great to chat with someone about it. Don't think I'll be partaking in it any time soon, although I've been training to try and hit the city 2 surf 6km run next year! Chris is one of the deadliest gag merchants in NZ and it was a pleasure to have him on the show. Find Chris online on Facebook and Instagram for more! You can read my review from Bad Apple here in full too.

Duration:00:41:25

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Can We Beat Our Dads In A Fight? | Hoss Town Podcast Ep. 1

4/25/2024
HossTown is a monthly podcast by two big boys respectfully making some noise, stand up comedians Taylor Ruddle & Matt Lilley. The aforementioned Mayors of HossTown take a lighthearted look at masculinity in modern times - it's a journey of trying to find a balance between being Cavemen and Scholars with plenty of belly laughs along the way. In episode 1 we see the Mayors of HossTown give a brief introduction about who they are, what HossTown is, where HossTown originated before moving into the main topic of the episode - can they beat their father in a 1 on 1 fight? Along the way the boys meander through previous fights they've been in, self defence classes and there's even a bit of sporting talk at the end! Follow The Hoss Town Podcast on YouTube @HossTownPodcast! Find Taylor on all social media platforms @TaylorRuddleComedy and Matt on Instagram @MattLilley9

Duration:00:46:24

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61. Duolingo, True Crime & Dungeons & Dragons - Sam Jones's 10 Tiny Joys

4/21/2024
This week I'm Joined by Sam Jones, a local stand up comedian who I've known for many years and it's great to be able to finally collab with her! She brings to the show her 10 tiny joys. Sam's 10 Tiny Joys

Duration:01:13:31

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60. Gerard Dougherty's 5 Tiny Joys

4/14/2024
This week I'm joined by one of my best pals in comedy, Dunedin's own Gerard Dougherty, the master of the Turkish Getup and collectively we are known as the hack-street boys! Gerard brought with him 5 tiny joys and I think going forward for the most part, we'll be running with 5 from now on, to allow for more time spent on each joy. Gerard's 5 Tiny Joys: If you want to see more of Gerard, he's a very active member of the Dunedin Comedy group so best bet is to follow This Page to find out where you can see him live!

Duration:01:03:10

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59. Molly Force's 10 Tiny Joys

4/7/2024
In this episode I'm joined by Dunedin stand up comedian Molly Force! I've been a big fan of her work for a couple of years now so I was stoked to be able to get her on the pod and we found out how we share a shocking amount of interests! Molly Force's 10 Tiny Joys: Find more of Molly online HERE!

Duration:01:03:09

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58. 90's Anime Nostalgia

3/31/2024
In this episode, I ramble about my nostalgia for the way I used to watch anime back in the 90s during my childhood, and then in the wake of Akira Toriyama's passing I talk about my memories of DragonBall and why it was a meaningful series to me. This one ended up being a lot longer than I expected, and there's still so much more I'd love to cover, so if you'd listen to more Anime themed episodes then let me know on the Patreon group or other social media and if there's any demand for it I'll definitely do more! Rest In Peace, Toriyama Sensei.

Duration:00:52:19

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57. Tom Lucas's 10 Tiny Joys

3/24/2024
This week I'm joined by Tom Lucas, an NZ based comedian from the UK and we went through his 10 tiny joys. Tom is moving back up north to hopefully launch some cool projects in the near future so make sure you follow him on Facebook and Instagram to keep in the know, or basically on any platform @TomLucasComedy. Tom Lucas's 10 Tiny Joys

Duration:01:06:54

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56 Pia from Plains FM's 10 Tiny Joys

3/17/2024
This time I'm joined by Pia from Plains FM. Plains FM have been so welcoming to me that I wanted to give back in some way by having a chat with Pia about her 10 Tiny Joys and also getting her to talk about what they do at Plains FM. If you wanna check them out, tune into 96.9 in Christchurch, or visit them Online, on Facebook or Instagram! Pia's 10 Tiny Joys Come and see me tell jokes in the Dunedin Fringe this weekend, tickets HERE!

Duration:01:12:57

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55. Eurovision w/ Dec McHale

3/10/2024
This time I'm joined by Dec McHale, Stand Up, Improv Comic, Actor & icon from Auckland and he joins me on the show to talk about the behemoth music event that is Eurovision! I learnt a lot about the history of the event, how geopolitics influences the event depending on what's happening in Europe and then we talk about why Eurovision is meaningful to Dec, as well as how it has influenced him throughout his life. I learnt that Eurovision is sometimes known as "The Gay Olympics" which I found just delightful, most likely doing a follow up podcast with Dec about it! If you'd like to follow Dec, hit him on instagram @decmcomedy or get yourself down to the Wednesday Laughs at the Covert Theatre once a month, check his insta for the most up to date details! As always, make sure you join my FREE patreon page here for exclusive behind the scenes content such as backstage photos, uncut specials, set breakdowns, video podcasts and whatever other fun stuff I chuck up there! If you'd like to check out the tapas tasting menu of Eurovision Tracks that dec sent me, they are as follows: https://youtu.be/9DPAb9-Stmo?si=WP0bV5U7bxLxZjFZhttps://youtu.be/LpRq47hP_f0?si=fAzvUi1SlT-2yBsHhttps://youtu.be/BE2Fj0W4jP4?si=m8KowQgsLGCWRfW3https://youtu.be/3FsVeMz1F5c?si=bfXG3wY8AhOwGIEGhttps://youtu.be/Fv83u7-mNWQ?si=y8ez8DhS0s3cXgKYhttps://youtu.be/DREeDXs9ijc?si=v71G6U2wfTJtZyYWhttps://youtu.be/azw4Kh8Rqpw?si=MddcYNOHJbrTnhT_https://youtu.be/XAJ62IG3gBo?si=0oJ6rqYJ0H_V-oc2https://youtu.be/gAh9NRGNhUU?si=SfRmhLqyXGCGhkS0https://youtu.be/hfjHJneVonE?si=oCKI0fKAiMeVKrYZhttps://youtu.be/pHXDMe6QV-U?si=Kt3b1HAjV6_2SUbehttps://youtu.be/nBtQj1MfNYA?si=9dpen7icTo-KqA0F

Duration:00:53:27

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I Recorded An Audiobook! (Bonus Content)

3/7/2024
I recorded an Audiobook for Plains FM here in Christchurch and it's finally begun releasing! I recorded Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. They have graciously allowed me to play chapters 1 & 2 here on my podcast but you'll have to tune in to hear the rest! You can listen to it if you tune into 96.9 every Saturday at 9:30am or visit this link to listen online! After the chapters, I give my thoughts on what it was like to record an audiobook as well as my thoughts on how Treasure Island influenced pirate culture, as well as the adaptation Treasure Planet. This was only possible thanks to Plains FM and Project Gutenberg which I highly recommend you check out!

Duration:00:52:37

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54. The Genius of Phantom Planet w/ Steve King

3/3/2024
In this episode I'm joined by my good friend Steve King and what begins as a bit of a moan-fest about how hard it is to advertise comedy shows in this day and age turns into quite an insightful chat when Steve brings up the way the band Phantom Planet (remember The OC's theme?) use their patreon page to engage with their community. This part of the chat blew my mind and immediately changed how I saw the platform of patreon. It's a great listen if you're a fellow struggling creative, and I hope a good listen if you're just a podcast fan! Find Steve online @humblekingdom on Instagram, and once he makes his patreon I'll post it here too. Steve's show Aloha Infinity in the Dunedin & Nelson Fringe You can visit MY patreon here too! My show Panic! At The Buffet in the Dunedin & Nelson Fringe too!

Duration:01:01:05

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53. Matt Lilley's 10 Tiny Joys

2/25/2024
In this episode I'm joined by 2 great friends of mine, Georgia West Cahill and Matt Lilley where LIVE in front of an audience 8 members strong at Little Andromeda (2 left in the break), we went through their list of 10 tiny joys. This episode is Matt's list of 10 tiny joys. Matt Lilley’s 10 tiny joys You can check out Georgia on Facebook & Instagram, Matt on Facebook & Instagram, or you can listen to their podcast Playtime With Georgia & Matt Join my Patreon page for FREE to be able to give your thoughts on these live episodes as well as enjoy heaps of patreon-only content!

Duration:00:56:59