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Join Ben Phelps as he chats with regular co-hosts and guests about a range of topics, mainly centred around pop culture. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always honest. In WHAT HAPPENS NEXT with Ben & Philip, the hosts pull out their crystal ball to make amusing predictions about recent headline events. In BREAKING IN with Ben Phelps, Ben interviews acclaimed filmmakers to uncover the fascinating stories behind the making of their first film. In WESTWORLD with Ben & Wade, the hosts review HBO's mysterious Science Fiction/Western TV series, WESTWORLD.

Join Ben Phelps as he chats with regular co-hosts and guests about a range of topics, mainly centred around pop culture. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always honest. In WHAT HAPPENS NEXT with Ben & Philip, the hosts pull out their crystal ball to make amusing predictions about recent headline events. In BREAKING IN with Ben Phelps, Ben interviews acclaimed filmmakers to uncover the fascinating stories behind the making of their first film. In WESTWORLD with Ben & Wade, the hosts review HBO's mysterious Science Fiction/Western TV series, WESTWORLD.
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Join Ben Phelps as he chats with regular co-hosts and guests about a range of topics, mainly centred around pop culture. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always honest. In WHAT HAPPENS NEXT with Ben & Philip, the hosts pull out their crystal ball to make amusing predictions about recent headline events. In BREAKING IN with Ben Phelps, Ben interviews acclaimed filmmakers to uncover the fascinating stories behind the making of their first film. In WESTWORLD with Ben & Wade, the hosts review HBO's mysterious Science Fiction/Western TV series, WESTWORLD.

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Episodes

Astro Boy and Movie Fights | WHAT HAPPENS NEXT with Ben and Philip

5/1/2018
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In this week’s segment of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, the guys discuss classic Japanese cartoons, the weirdness of BANANAMAN, how to avoid Christmas with your family and the hassles of watching movies at the cinema.

Duration:00:38:39

When Wearable Tech is Unwearable | WHAT HAPPENS NEXT with Ben and Philip

4/9/2018
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In this week’s segment of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, the guys discuss smartwatches, other wearable technology and the mystery of Snapchat.

Duration:00:23:20

Toilet Pet Peeves and FU Money | WHAT HAPPENS NEXT with Ben and Philip

3/19/2018
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In this week’s segment of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, the guys discuss toilet pet peeves, what we'd do if we had FU money, how bands continue to play the same songs all the time and the social faux pa of misremembering music lyrics. LINKS Investor Mark Cuban on Wikipedia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqae5qyopok https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGNiXGX2nLU

Duration:00:41:16

How to Fix Baywatch, Concerts and Live Sport | WHAT HAPPENS NEXT with Ben and Philip

9/12/2017
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In this week’s segment of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, the guys discuss good bartending, rebooting BAYWATCH as a serious TV drama, reinventing music concerts, fixing live sport on TV and solving American politics with birthday cards. Yep, they’ve tried to solve the entire world’s problems.

Duration:01:23:13

Branding Beer and Rebranding Pepsi with Beyonce | WHAT HAPPENS NEXT with Ben and Philip

8/8/2017
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In this week’s segment of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, the guys discuss happy hour conspiracies, rebranding modern pubs, plain packaging for beer and rebranding Pepsi after the poor reception of the Kendall Jenner commercial. LINKS Pepsi commercial featuring Kendall Jenner Heineken commercial - WORLD’S APART https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA5Yq1DLSmQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wYXw4K0A3g

Duration:00:43:13

1 – Being Tom Hiddleston, Saving Nicolas Cage | WHAT HAPPENS NEXT with Ben & Philip

7/21/2017
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Welcome to a new podcast where Ben chats with regular co-hosts and guests about a range of topics, mainly centred around pop culture. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always honest. In WHAT HAPPENS NEXT with Ben & Philip, the hosts pull out their crystal ball to make amusing predictions about recent headline events. In BREAKING IN with Ben Phelps, Ben interviews acclaimed filmmakers to uncover the fascinating stories behind the making of their first film. In WESTWORLD with Ben & Wade,...

Duration:00:35:57

Ep 10, Season 1 – THE BICAMERAL MIND – Westworld with Ben and Wade

12/5/2016
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Ben and Wade finally find the centre of the maze in THE BICAMERAL MIND, Episode 10 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD. In particular, we chat about: Does Dr Ford’s plan make sense? The feeling of satisfaction, and letdown, when predictions come true. Jimmy Simpson’s mole. Is Charlotte actually Arnold’s son, Charlie? What happened to Elsie and Stubbs? Will Samurai World be the setting of Season 2? Can we see inspiration in THE LOST WORLD or PLANET OF THE APES for the next season of...

Duration:00:58:23

Ep 9, Season 1 – THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER – Westworld with Ben and Wade

11/28/2016
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Ben and Wade reach a new level of consciousness as they assess THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, Episode 9 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD. In particular, we chat about: How much inspiration did Dr Ford take from Arnold when he created his new colleague? The connection between WESTWORLD and Talulah Riley, Elon Musk’s ex-wife. Is Dolores actually Wyatt? Or is Teddy? Is Felix a Host? HBO’s potential spin-off series, #MaeveInTheCity LINKS Talulah Riley on IMDb Is Dolores actually Wyatt? Is...

Duration:01:00:17

Ep 8, Season 1 – TRACE DECAY – Westworld with Ben and Wade

11/21/2016
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Ben and Wade move forward with clear eyes as they recap TRACE DECAY, Episode 8 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD. In particular, we chat about: How did Maeve become ‘The Host Whisperer’? Felix and Sylvester would be at home in the film, DUMB AND DUMBER. How Lili Simons, the ‘new’ Clementine, is the host reincarnation of Erika Christensen… who in turn has been harvested from Julia Stiles. The return of the Woman in The White Dress. What do the clothes of William and The Man in Black...

Duration:00:58:55

Ep 7, Season 1 – TROMPE L’OEIL – Westworld with Ben and Wade

11/13/2016
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Ben and Wade assess how their fan theories hold up to the huge revelations that unfolded in TROMPE L'OEIL, Episode 7 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD. In particular, we chat about: The legacy of bad acting in BASIC INSTINCT 2. Where have been right, and wrong, with our predictions? Dr Ford as the Old Testament God vs Arnold as the New Testament God. How Anthony Hopkins elevates WESTWORLD. WESTWORLD logo changes. How the motivations of William and The Man in Black look more similar...

Duration:00:54:48

Ep 6, Season 1 – THE ADVERSARY – Westworld with Ben and Wade

11/6/2016
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Ben and Wade campaign for the Maeve Fan Club and dissect THE ADVERSARY, Episode 6 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD. In particular, we chat about: A new YouTube video lends more weight to the theory that we’re watching different timelines. What type of maze are we talking about? Literal, figurative or both? Why the performance of Thandie Newton and the arc of her character, Maeve, deserves its own hashtag. Another theory about the real identity and motivations of Bernard. Could...

Duration:00:49:26

Ep 5, Season 1 – CONTRAPASSO – Westworld with Ben and Wade

10/31/2016
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Ben and Wade go for a deep dive into CONTRAPASSO, Episode 5 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD. In particular, we chat about: The two-timeline theory The link between William and The Man in Black… again! What questions are being asked in WESTWORLD that relates to our real life in the present day? The alternative characters played by Arnold The evolution of Delores from ‘damsel in distress’ to gunslinger What WESTWORLD and WALLE have in common LINKS Westworld Theory: The Man In...

Duration:00:53:09

Ep 4, Season 1 – DISSONANCE THEORY – Westworld with Ben and Wade

10/24/2016
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Ben and Wade suffer a memory glitch when they recap DISSONANCE THEORY, Episode 4 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD. In particular, we chat about: Does speculation ruin the viewing experience? The perils of Westworld Performance Anxiety. Are we any closer to knowing who Arnold is/was? What is the maze that The Man in Black is searching for? Why we like Maeve. LINKS Are we any closer to knowing who Arnold is/was? What is the maze that The Man in Black is searching for? Westworld HBO...

Duration:00:51:06

Ep 3, Season 1 – THE STRAY – Westworld with Ben and Wade

10/17/2016
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Ben and Wade tumble down a rabbit hole of fan theories as they decode THE STRAY, Episode 3 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD. In particular, we chat about: - What Kenny from SOUTH PARK and Teddy have in common. Let’s call it WEST PARK. Or SOUTH WORLD. - Where is WESTWORLD based? - Our latest predictions about the upcoming journey, and true identity, of William, Delores and The Man in Black. - What happened to Dr Ford’s friend? - What do the actions of ‘the stray’ signify? LINKS...

Duration:00:54:39

Ep 2, Season 1 – CHESTNUT – Westworld with Ben and Wade

10/10/2016
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Ben and Wade wake up in a cold sweat after watching CHESTNUT, Episode 2 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD. In particular, we discuss: - WESTWORLD would be an awesome location for a Bucks Night! - Is The Man in Black a human or android? - Is The Man in Black related to Dr Ford? - How Dr Ford and The Man in Black may echo the founders of Apple, Steve Jobs and Steve ’Woz’ Wozniak? - What do we think about a fan theory that Westworld is set on another planet? - Which of the humans...

Duration:00:51:19

Ep 1, Season 1 – THE ORIGINAL – Westworld with Ben and Wade

10/5/2016
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Ben and Wade load up their six shooters and ride into town to watch THE ORIGINAL, Episode 1 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD. In particular, we chat about: - How good was the original 1973 film version? - Was James Cameron inspired by the film when he created THE TERMINATOR? - Why JURASSIC PARK is basically ‘WESTWORLD with dinosaurs’. - Why THE TRUMAN SHOW is basically ‘WESTWORLD withOUT dinosaurs’. - Are androids a cheeky excuse to depict lots of nudity? - Have the androids been...

Duration:00:54:13

Season 1 Preview – Westworld with Ben and Wade

10/4/2016
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Saddle up! Ben and Wade are big fans of Science Fiction and Westerns. So HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD, was engineered for our viewing pleasure! In this debut podcast episode we discuss the trailers, marketing and hype leading up to the series premiere. Plus a few predictions for what’s ahead in Season 1. LINKS Westworld Season 1 teaser trailer Westworld Season 1 trailer - Mature version Westworld 1973 film trailer Westworld HBO TV series on IMDb Westworld film (1973) on IMDb iTUNES REVIEWS...

Duration:00:17:11

12 – The Legend of Ben Hall with Director Matthew Holmes

3/9/2016
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Writer/Director/Producer Matthew Holmes joins me in Episode 12 to discuss his feature film, THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL. It’s a microbudget biography about an Australian anti-hero who’s as mythical as American outlaw, Jesse James. Working within the Western genre, Matthew’s film promises to be a unique portrayal of an infamous bushranger. In particular, we chat about: Making a start in animation instead of film school. How to define ‘breaking into’ the film industry. Making sacrifices to become...

Duration:01:05:42

11 – Zombies of Wyrmwood with Kiah Roache-Turner

2/21/2016
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Screenwriter/Director, Kiah Roache-Turner, joins me in Episode 11 to discuss his debut feature film, WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD. It’s a zombie movie with a difference. Think MAD MAX meets DAWN OF THE DEAD! In particular, we chat about: Learning how to be a filmmaker while shooting swimwear commercials for aussieBum Finding a loyal crew in the workplace instead of at film school The influences of MAD MAX on WYRMWOOD The inspiration of Peter Jackson, James Cameron and the directors of the...

Duration:00:59:35

10 – From Joey to Hollywood with Screenwriter Stuart Beattie

1/20/2016
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Screenwriter/Director, Stuart Beattie, joins me in Episode 10 to discuss his journey from a little Australian film, JOEY, to big Hollywood movies like PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and COLLATERAL, then back on home soil with AUSTRALIA, TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN and I, FRANKENSTEIN. Stuart grew up in Australia and studied at Charles Stuart University, from where he did a college exchange to Oregon State University, USA. He then moved to Los Angeles in 1992, supporting himself by day at Taco...

Duration:01:15:56