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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

Contact:

1800 500 727


Episodes

Ep 66 Adelaide Film Festival / The Problem with Apu / A Star is Born / Private Life

10/19/2018
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0:40 Fiona is back from the 2018 Adelaide Film Festival and talks us through the highlights. 07:40 Fiona and Nick watched The Problem with Apu on SBS Viceland / SBS On Demand and it's got them thinking about The Simpsons and its problematic Indian character. 19:19 As for what they've been watching, Fiona finds another way to mention A Star Is Born and wants everyone to watch the Barbra Streisand version on TV. Nick liked the Tamara Jenkins movie Private Life.

Duration:00:22:50

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 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

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 44 The Square, The Bridge, and Oscar Picks

3/1/2018
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2:34 Nick and Fiona are joined by Tanya Modini, Australia’s biggest fan of The Bridge, who won a trip to Copenhagen to the premiere of the season 4. 23:42 Claes Bang, star of the Swedish film The Square, stops by to talk about his Oscar-nominated film, and after a year of interviews about the film, is asked an original question 52:24 Fiona and Nick make rock solid Oscar picks – these are guaranteed locks, people.

Duration:01:14:43

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

2/1/2018
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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

1/16/2018
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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

Best and Worst TV & Movies of 2017 / Cecile de France (‘Just To Be Sure’) / Boxing Day movie preview

12/21/2017
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1:06 Nick and Fiona remember the TV shows and movies that made 2017 memorable in the best and worst ways 35:02 French movie star Cecile de France talks ‘Just To Be Sure’, ‘The Young Pope’, and ‘Call My Agent! 50:50 We preview the 2017 Boxing Day movies. Fiona talks tank tops in ‘Jumanji’, and Nick questions the need for ‘Downsizing’

Duration:01:00:48

EP 39 Sean Baker (The Florida Project)

12/14/2017
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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 38 Jessica Mauboy, Australia’s representative at Eurovision 2018

12/11/2017
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In a special episode, Nick and Fiona head to Sony HQ to talk to Jessica Mauboy about competing in Eurovision for Australia. Nick: @nickbhasin Fiona: @anythingbutfifi

Duration:00:13:24

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

12/8/2017
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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)

12/6/2017
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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