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Barbara Ryan - toilet reading

Barbara Ryan - toilet reading by Greta Madline & Coco Olakunle


Introducing Season 2

This season you will be hearing creatives from Amsterdam, North of England and Lithuania. These are the three great places I had the pleasure of living, so I wanted to re-visit each place and connect with local creatives and explore the differences (if any) about how people view passion projects in different locations. ---- Hosted by Greta Madline & Coco Olakunle Find out more: @thesidecast Music: Arturas Šaškinas If you want to make a $ donation and support our podcast...


Geoffrey Lillemon - the art of contrast

Last episode of the Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam special. The first time you meet Geoffrey you are amazed by his extravaganza style of fashion and his way of thinking about VR. First and foremost Geoffrey is a visual artist with a punk attitude towards work and life. Apocalyptic cat portraits, forests and an aqua-acoustics in his house are only a few things Geoffrey enjoys creating on the side. What does painting have to do with VR software? Why Geoffrey doesn’t create separation between his...


Cecilia Pignocchi - The Oogman

The Oogman (the one-eyed man) is a character that has attracted quite a bit of attention around Amsterdam. Who is the mysterious graffiti artist behind it? Well, we meet with Cecilia Italian born graffiti artist and we hear her story of how she created this character. We discuss where she finds inspiration and how she chooses her topics. What’s it like to be a female graffiti artist? Why it’s the best way to spend your holiday? How to get motivated if you’re just not “feeling it”? Why...


Andrew Duncan - the art of being idiotic

I remember seeing a picture of The Kennedys a few years ago with a guy in a bright red suit. That was Andrew Duncan known as Andy. He really does leave an impression once you meet him, both in his unique sense of style and personality. One day Andy told me about his side project - clowning. I had to interview him. Andy agreed if we did the interview up a tree. Yes. Up a tree! Do you need a red nose to do clowning? Why is it important to play in your own shit? What is the most embarrassing...


Hugo Boccara - analog music

I kept getting recommendations from people that I interviewed previously to talk with Hugo about his analogue music. After the 5th recommendation, I had to find out more! I didn’t know Hugo well from W+K, the only thing I knew was that he’s an Account Executive. Then I found out that he dj’s, makes analogue techno music and co-runs a music label! What do PlayStation 1 games have to do with analogue music? What happened in Montreal? Where does Hugo find his inspirations? And why he will never...


Mark Bernath - The Way Up

Everyone in W+K definitely knows Mark, he’s one of the most chilled and friendly ECD’s I’ve ever had the pleasure meeting. We visit Mark in his underground music studio and have an open conversation about pure creativity and how music helped him through a difficult point in his life. Also, how a red tiny car and a confused female driver influenced the birth of the new album “Necessary Explosion - SOS”? Why are passion projects important when you run one of the biggest advertising agencies in...


Francesco Zorzi - no rocket

I met Francesco in W+K Amsterdam, he was freelancing for Corona at that point. We kicked off a conversation about a very personal side project that was inspired by an unfortunate illness in his family. Later I looked up that it wasn’t the only passion project Francesco was working on. We met in Francisco’s studio in NDSM to talk about art made out of receipt paper, perceptions, vision and the brain. How to balance freelance work and passion projects? Why you always win if you have no...


David de Jong - positive gear

The first time I talked with David about NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) I have to admit, I was a bit confused. Yet, it sparked my interest and we sat down in W+K studios to have a chat about becoming an NLP trainer. Anyone who knows David can agree that he’s one of the most positive & friendly IT people you’ve ever met, apparently there is a kind of science behind it. What to do when you wake up grumpy? Why doing something your passionate about is important to your mental state? Why...


Chris Taylor - Werk Aan Zee

Each episode starts with a spacey soundtrack that Chris kindly gifted to our podcast. I met Chris at Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and believe me when I say, he definitely leaves an impression. As the sun sets in the horizon, we sit in Chris’ balcony while the birds sing in the background and we talk about the sounds of music. Chris tells us many stories about how he got into music, why he never pursued a professional musical career, why he loves synthesisers and why music sounds better on the...


Teresa Montenegro - grl pwr

On a warm sunny day, we visit Teresa in her central Amsterdam apartment. Teresa shared with us how her neighbour taught her to tattoo whiles her parents were dead against it. She also told us why you should never drink whiskey before being inked & how she got into dark techno music. What’s your favourite tattoo? Why GRL PWR? Why should you lie to your parents whilst following your dream? We got inked with Teresa and found out why "Avatar" was crucial in her tattoo artist career... ----...


Boaz & Brooke - I like your hands, I bet you can draw

After climbing a thousand stairs we were warmly welcomed by Boaz & Brooke in their spacious Amsterdam apartment in De Pijp. Boaz & Brooke definitely keep themselves busy; Different Every Day calendars, Sad Animal Fact books, Pedal Powered Talk shows, many successful side projects and still finding time to make friends with neighbouring crows, be-friend Ashton Kutcher on social media and interview George Clooney… But how? How to find time? How to recycle ideas that get killed? How not to be...


Nusara Chinnaphasaen - if you fail, order pizza

Nusara welcomed us into her cozy home and invited to sit down and for a chat with prosecco & croissants. As we sit at the table she makes our mouths water with amazing food stories. She shares her love for food, what flavours remind her of childhood and why food is the best form of social media. Most importantly, we chat about her food blog “Fork & Story”…. ---- Hosted by Greta Madline & Coco Olakunle Music: Chris Taylor Instagram: @thesidecast Follow Nusara:


Tom Walton - tha knows

Tom Walton is a writer from Sheffield in the north of England. A pure-bed northerner, his warmth and sarcasm are traits often found in that part of the world. Here, Tom shares his writing habits, influences and the latest side projects, Tales of Goodwill, and novel The Territory: Secrets of the Fall. Most importantly, we chat about why having fun is important... ---- Hosted by Greta Madline & Coco Olakunle Music: Tom Walton Instagram: @thesidecast Follow Tom:


Alvaro Sotomayor - the ship of humanity

Alavro Sotomayor is a special guest on this podcast. We got to know him as creator of The Kennedys, as the Creative Director of Corona. He’s an all-round absolutely amazing human being. Now, 9 months after meeting, we sit with him in his studio shed (which is in the back garden of W+K) and discuss art, his latest exhibition and future plans. Alvaro is the reason behind this podcast. The moment I heard him ask “what do you love” instead of ‘what do you do’ was the moment SideCast was born. If...


Anna Kiossse - expert in swearing

To kick things off, we drafted in our partner in crime from The Kennedys, Anna Kiosse. The Art Director currently works at Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam and has been working on some really exciting stuff! Anna's home in the center of Amsterdam was the perfect setting to chat. Not to mention the opportunity to hang out with her cheeky French bulldog crossed with a pug, Yoda. The sun was out, the mood was right and now we invite you to listen to our conversation with Anna about her latest...


Introducing The SideCast

What? Why? Who and How? This is a short introduction to The SideCast and how it came to be. ----- Hosted by Greta Madline & Coco Olakunle Music by Aan Zee