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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

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, and 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 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

The Playlist Ep 48

4/13/2018
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The Playlist Ep 48 by The Playlist

Duration:00:29:19

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

EP 45 Dissecting the 2018 Oscars

3/5/2018
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On this special episode of The Playlist, Nick and Fiona are joined by Dan Barrett to throw out hot takes on the Oscars.

Duration:00:28:34

EP 43 Black Panther / I Am Not Your Negro / Birth of a Movement / Birth of a Nation

2/15/2018
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Black Panther is finally here. Does it match the hype? And with Black History Month (US) and Justice Season (NITV), Nick and Fiona explore provocative films about race, at SBS On Demand: 1:00 – I Am Not Your Negro, the Oscar nominated documentary about writer/activist James Baldwin’s story of the Civil Rights movement… 8:45 – Birth of a Nation, the ‘classic’ racist 1915 blockbuster… 10:18 – Birth of a Movement, a documentary about the protests around Birth of a Nation… 19:13 … and the...

Duration:00:42:43

EP 42 Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game) / On Body and Soul / Lady Bird

1/31/2018
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0:42– Fiona and Nick break down the Oscar nominated Molly’s Game. 11.29 – We talk to the star of Molly’s Game - Jessica Chastain – about being a female lead in an Aaron Sorkin movie, attending Hollywood award ceremonies in the age of #MeToo and working to get fair pay for women. 23:26 – Fiona reviews the Hungarian Oscar contender On Body and Soul and Nick talks Lady Bird.

Duration:00:31:35

EP 41 The Ghan / Meredith Hagner and John Reynolds (Search Party) / The Post / Three Billboards

1/15/2018
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1.04: Nick and Fiona marvel at ‘The Ghan’ phenomenon – and clarify the correct pronunciation. 3.13: Meredith Hagner and John Reynolds talk about the second season of ‘Search Party’. 16.17: We review a few likely Oscar contenders… ‘The Post’, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ and more.

Duration:00:37:12

EP 39 Sean Baker (The Florida Project)

12/9/2017
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Nick and Fiona shower deserved praise on The Florida Project. 6:30 TFP’s director Sean Baker talks about working with children and the responsibility he felt in portraying the “hidden homeless”.

Duration:00:20:35

Ep 37 Erica Bana (The Secret Scripture) - Call Me By Your Name

12/6/2017
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4:42 – Eric Bana joins Nick and Fiona to talk about The Secret Scripture, superhero movies, the Aussie accent on screen, and to give us an update on his beloved Falcon, “The Beast”. 20:48 – Fiona really liked Call Me By Your Name. Nick isn’t so sure how to feel about it. 29: 36 – Fiona watched Nicolas Cage’s Army of One and regretted it. Nick loved Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.

Duration:00:36:35

Ep 36 - Ken Burns (The Vietnam War)

12/5/2017
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In this special episode, Fiona and Nick talk to legendary documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, about his landmark 10-part series about The Vietnam War.

Duration:00:35:52

Ep 35 – Greg Sestero (The Room, The Disaster Artist) / Only the Brave / Lucky / Search Party

11/20/2017
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Nick and Fiona talk about the firefighter movie Only the Brave (0:49) - and the bravery you will need to have if you want to see it. Then Nick and Dan sit down with Greg Sestero (6:30), star of cult classic The Room and author of the book upon which The Disaster Artist is based. Sestero talks about the phenomenon of The Room, creating a truly unique Hollywood story in The Disaster Artist and what it’s like to be friends with the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau, who used to secretly record their...

Duration:00:39:38

Ep 34 - Anthony Mackie & Will Poulter (Detroit) / 90s TV / Murder on the Orient Express / Suburbicon

11/9/2017
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5:37 Nick and Fiona talk to the stars of Detroit, Anthony Mackie and Will Poulter, about white people telling black stories and what it was like to make such an intense movie. 28:45 The host are joined by Producer Dan and a wildly ribald discussion about the Nineties – the decade and the SBS show – breaks out. 42:56 What have we been watching? Murder on the Orient Express (MOTOE) and Suburbicon.

Duration:00:49:37

Jenna Price & Jack Thompson

11/6/2017
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02:26: Fiona and Nick talk to academic and Fairfax columnist Jenna Price about how the Harvey Weinstein domino effect might play out in Australia. 24:40: National treasure Jack Thompson talks to Nick and Fiona about breaking down the culture of silence in ‘Don’t Tell’. 42:02: What We’ve Been Watching… Fiona thinks Bad Moms 2 is bad and Nick is a huge buzzkill about Stranger Things 2. Tell us what you think: Nick: @nickbhasin Fiona: @anythingbutfifi @SBSMovies film@sbs.com.au

Duration:00:53:03

Titus Welliver / Westerns

10/19/2017
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1:24: Nick talks to Bosch star Titus Welliver about the new season, how he stopped mining his personal tragedy for acting and judging people based on their taste. 24:23: A few classic Westerns are featured on SBS On Demand, so Nick and Fiona run down their favourites of the genre. 34:46: What We’ve Been Watching… Fiona saw The Florida Project at the Adelaide Film Festival and Nick is into the serial killer series Mindhunter. Tell us what you think: Nick: @nickbhasin Fiona: @anythingbutfifi...

Duration:00:39:01