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The Playlist is an entertainment podcast from SBS Australia, in which hosts Fiona Williams and Nick Bhasin try to make sense of the world in the only way they know how – through movies and TV shows. Join them as they canvas the week in culture and highlight the best of what’s streaming at SBS On Demand, in a sometimes awkward, always hilarious clash between work and play.

The Playlist is an entertainment podcast from SBS Australia, in which hosts Fiona Williams and Nick Bhasin try to make sense of the world in the only way they know how – through movies and TV shows. Join them as they canvas the week in culture and highlight the best of what’s streaming at SBS On Demand, in a sometimes awkward, always hilarious clash between work and play.
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The Playlist is an entertainment podcast from SBS Australia, in which hosts Fiona Williams and Nick Bhasin try to make sense of the world in the only way they know how – through movies and TV shows. Join them as they canvas the week in culture and highlight the best of what’s streaming at SBS On Demand, in a sometimes awkward, always hilarious clash between work and play.

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@SBSMovies

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English

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1800 500 727


Episodes

A Star is Born / Sci-Fi Film Festival / Beetlejuice / Trust / How ‘Mad’ Are You? / The Wine Show

10/11/2018
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0:39 Nick and Fiona explore the melodramatic marvel that is A Star is Born. 14:42 Producer Dan joins Nick to venture into the great beyond, to preview the Sci-Fi Film Festival with its program director, Simon Foster. 34:59 Fiona has been rewatching Beetlejuice for its 30th anniversary and is happy to report it holds up. 36:59 Nick isn’t excited about the show Trust, is moved by How ‘Mad’ Are You? and has fun with The Wine Show.

Duration:00:42:38

Ep 64 Venom / Gates McFadden / American Animals / Forever / What We’ve Been Watching

10/4/2018
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0:40 Nick and Fiona review the weirdly underwhelming Venom. 11:45 Producer Dan heads to ComicCon to meet Star Trek: The Next Generation actress Gates McFadden and talk about why she left the show - and why she came back. 36:44 Nick and Fiona review the fiction/documentary hybrid American Animals. 42:13 Nick has been watching Forever. 44:00 Fiona saw Mandy, and continued her Bette Midler streak by rewatching Down and Out in Beverly Hills.

Duration:00:49:49

Pose / Counterpart / Family movies / The Marvelous Mrs Maisel / Sorry for Your Loss

9/26/2018
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0:45 Nick and Fiona explore the 80s New York ball scene with Ryan Murphy’s Pose. 6:07 They’re joined by Producer Dan to address the many questions we all have after the Counterpart finale. 19:17 Producer Dan talks to Marc Fennell about his new special for The Feed: Sex in Japan: Dying for Company. 30:16 Then Nick and Fiona go over what movies are worth taking the kids to this school holidays. And Nick is all turned around on The Marvelous Mrs Maisel – and he was struck by Sorry for Your Loss.

Duration:00:45:29

Ep 62: 70th Emmy Awards / Bruce Beresford (Ladies in Black)

9/18/2018
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Emergency Emmys pod! Sort of! 0:36 Nick and Fiona are joined by Producer Dan to talk through what was terrible and what was not so terrible about the Emmy Awards. 18:51 Then Fiona talks to Bruce Beresford about his new Australian film Ladies in Black. We return to regular Counterpart recapping next week.

Duration:00:33:34

Ep 61 John Cho (Searching) / Counterpart / Nude / The Witness / Kidding

9/14/2018
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0:44 John Cho calls in to talk about his new movie Searching 17:04 Producer Dan returns for a rousing discussion of episodes 7 and 8 of Counterpart 31:47 The new French series Nude, set in a world of mandated nakedness, prompts some very big questions - like what happens when it gets cold? 36:58 What they’ve been watching: Fiona digs the new Korean thriller The Witness; Nick is getting more and more into Kidding.

Duration:00:42:05

Ep 60 Three Identical Strangers / Lynne Ramsay / Counterpart / Ernie Dingo

9/8/2018
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1:01 Nick and Fiona speak glowingly and carefully about new doc, Three Identical Strangers - without giving anything away. 4:09 Fiona talks to Lynne Ramsay, the director of You Were Never Really Here. 28:26 Producer Dan leads our in-depth analysis of Counterpart, episodes 5 and 6. 42:36 Nick talks to Ernie Dingo about the new series of his show Going Places.

Duration:01:16:31

Ep 59 The Insult Ziad Doueiri / The Flip Side Eddie Izzard / Counterpart 3&4 / Vale Neil Simon

8/30/2018
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0:55 Nick and Fiona discuss the Oscar-nominated Lebanese movie The Insult and Nick talks to the film’s fiery director, Ziad Doueiri. 30:50 Then Nick talks to Eddie Izzard, star of the Australian movie The Flip Side. 40:36 Producer Dan hosts the continuing exploration of Counterpart. 55:22 Nick reminisces over the classic and weirder work of the playwright Neil Simon. 57:24 And Fiona has experienced The Natural for the first time.

Duration:01:01:09

Ep 58 Crazy Rich Asians / Counterpart ep2 / Happytime Murders / Birth of a Nation (2016)

8/27/2018
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0:42 Crazy Rich Asians is a win for representation. But is it a good movie? Nick and Fiona fight it out. 15:17 Producer Dan leads a conversation about Counterpart, episode 2. 30:34 Fiona is not happy about The Happytime Murders. 33:29 And Nick is underwhelmed by Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation (Fiona wasn’t a huge fan either…).

Duration:00:36:22

Ep 57 Counterpart ep1 / Creel Price / The Bill Murray Stories / Get Shorty

8/23/2018
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0:41 We’re loving new SBS series Counterpart, so Nick and Fiona are joined by Producer Dan to talk about the first episode. 16:31 The Employables’ Creel Price joins us to talk about turning disenfranchised people into entrepreneurs. 35:50 Fiona had a lot of fun watching a new documentary about Bill Murray. 39:16 Nick is enjoying the Get Shorty show even though no one in his life supports him.

Duration:00:42:43

Ep 53 BlacKkKlansman / Deep State / Rob Connolly / Insatiable / Big Business / The Villainess

8/19/2018
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0:41 Nick and Fiona explore Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman 8:40 With Deep State premiering on SBS, Nick and Fiona talk the state of the Australian film industry with director Rob Connolly. 53:15 Nick has been watching Insatiable and pondering how offensive it is, or isn’t. 57:46 Fiona continues her Bette Midler streak with the classic ‘80s comedy Big Business. She also watched the Korean film The Villainess, for a change of pace.

Duration:01:02:48

Ep 55 Shame / 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown / Schitt’s Creek / The English Patient

8/10/2018
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0:40 In a new, yet to be named, soon to be very popular segment, Nick and Fiona revisit a classic movie that still resonates today. This week? 1988’s Shame, starring Deborra-lee Furness. 8:56 Shifting gears, they discuss the new game show 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown - and get to the bottom of Fiona’s love of game shows. 14:12 Fiona’s been sick, so she’s been watching quite a lot - Schitt’s Creek, Fog of War and, well, Beaches. 16:57 And Nick is re-swooning over The English Patient.

Duration:00:21:28

EP 54: Summer 1993 / The Sugar Conspiracy / Beatriz At Dinner / Mission Impossible: Fallout

8/2/2018
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0:50 Fiona was floored by Spanish film Summer 1993, but Nick doubts his emotions 8:18 The sugar industry's similarities to the tobacco lobby in the '70s come into focus in a gripping new documentary 14:33 Fiona goes to an awkward dinner party, and Nick is all-in for Tom Cruise's high octane stunts in the new Mission Impossible movie.

Duration:00:22:08

Wellington Paranormal / The Breaker Upperers / Taboo / Who Is America? / Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

7/26/2018
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0:39 It’s Kiwi comedy week on The Playlist as Nick and Fiona talk about Taika Waititi-backed What We Do in the Shadows spinoff, Wellington Paranormal, and The Breaker Upperers. 4:12 Then they have a great time talking about comedy, representation, and landlines, with the hilarious and insightful directors/writers/stars of The Breaker Upperers, Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek. 30:12 Nick is here for whatever Tom Hardy does and recommends Taboo. He also talks through some complicated...

Duration:00:43:41

EP 52 Wesley Morris

7/4/2018
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In this special episode, Nick and Fiona talked to The New York Times culture writer Wesley Morris about Nicholas Cage movies, trailer outrage and the difficulty in separating the art from the artist.

Duration:00:44:46

Ep 51 - Hereditary / Oceans 8 / The Fourth Estate / Filmworker / Solo: A Star Wars Story

6/7/2018
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00:41 Nick and Fiona can’t handle the hype around Hereditary. 12:33 The gloves come off as they head into opposite corners over Ocean's 8. 25:28 They come back together to recommend The Fourth Estate documentary series, which goes inside The New York Times during the first months of the Trump presidency. 30:36 As for what they've been watching, Fiona really liked Filmworker, which she saw at the Sydney Film Festival. 33:28 And Solo gives Nick Star Wars fatigue.

Duration:00:38:20

Ep 50 Roseanne Samantha Bee / Simon Baker - Breath / Vincent Cassel - Gauguin

6/1/2018
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Join us for a very special 50th episode of The Playlist podcast. In TV news, Fiona Williams and Nick Bhasin discuss the fallout of the decision to cancel Roseanne in the US and it's impact on Samantha Bee who also found herself at the centre of controversy after criticising Ivanka Trump. After, Fiona and Nick interview Simon Baker about his film 'Breath' and Vincent Cassel about 'Gauguin'.

Duration:00:31:22

Ep 49: Avengers: Infinity War / Gurrumul / The Handmaid’s Tale / Unsane / I Feel Pretty

4/27/2018
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0:34 After internalising the hysteria over spoiling Avengers: Infinity War, Nick and Fiona accuse each other of spoiling Avengers: Infinity War 12:57 The discussion then turns to the smaller scale documentary Gurrumul 16:13 The Handmaid's Tale is finally back and things are looking pretty grim in Gilead 18:44 Fiona has been watching and not enjoying Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane 21:32 Nick enjoyed I Feel Pretty, but it’s complicated

Duration:00:26:22

Ep 48: Isle of Dogs / Homecoming Queens

4/13/2018
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0:40 Nick and Fiona contemplate the cultural appropriation of Wes Anderson’s Japan-set Isle of Dogs 13:16 Michelle Law and Chloe Reeson drop in to talk about how they saw the funny side of their real-life chronic pain stories, and turned it into web series Homecoming Queens 26:10 Nick has been watching Shaun of the Dead 27:00 Fiona has been binge watching The Handmaid’s Tale and speculates about the new series

Duration:00:29:19

EP 47: Michael Palin & Armando Iannucci / Holiday movies: Ready Player One / Blockers / Love, Simon

3/28/2018
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1:06 - Nick and Fiona preview all the movies releasing for the Easter long weekend. Does Steven Spielberg’s nostalgia trip work? Is Blockers more than just a gender-swapped American Pie? What makes Love, Simon different to your average teen romance? What can you take kids to during the holidays? 29:00 - Fiona talks the Death of Stalin, Monty Python and Home & Away (!) with the legendary Michael Palin 51:11 - Nick talks comedy, Trump, Alan Partridge and Dickens (!) with Death of Stalin...

Duration:01:11:01

EP 46 Atlanta: Robbin’ Season / Paris etc / What we’ve been watching

3/23/2018
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0:35 – Nick and Fiona are loving the new series of Atlanta. 5:55 – They’re also enjoying the new witty French drama series Paris etc, which appeals to Fiona’s acute Francophilia. 13:13 – Fiona is relieved to find that Tomb Raider isn’t terrible or pervy, and Nick wishes Clint Eastwood still made movies like Unforgiven.

Duration:00:23:41