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The Song Nerd takes a quirky look at a new musical theme each episode, counting down its 10 best songs while chatting with experts in the field. Music used under licence from AMCOS Online Mini-podcast Featured - Tier A ON-130760 Invoice no M51995 Expires 9 December 2014

The Song Nerd takes a quirky look at a new musical theme each episode, counting down its 10 best songs while chatting with experts in the field. Music used under licence from AMCOS Online Mini-podcast Featured - Tier A ON-130760 Invoice no M51995 Expires 9 December 2014
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The Song Nerd takes a quirky look at a new musical theme each episode, counting down its 10 best songs while chatting with experts in the field. Music used under licence from AMCOS Online Mini-podcast Featured - Tier A ON-130760 Invoice no M51995 Expires 9 December 2014

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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

8/5/2017
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Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss, 1990. For Patrick and everyone else.

Duration: 00:06:45


Episode 39: Alan Brough

5/14/2017
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Alan Brough has demonstrated his vast music knowledge & passion for years, most famously as team captain in Spicks & Specks. Name me someone more qualified to select three songs for our Ever-growing Playlist of Joy! I'll wait... More recently, Alan has turned his hand to writing books for children aged roughly 10-12. Charlie and the War Against the Grannies was released last year; the next in the series, Charlie and the Karaoke Cockroaches, is released on June 27th. I'm fascinated with...

Duration: 00:47:10


Episode 35: Tegan Higginbotham

3/4/2017
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Podcasting at the footy! You'll hear the ambience of pre-match entertainment at Ikon Park as Tegan & I prepare for our teams to do battle in AFL Women's Round 5. You'll also hear Tegan and I chat about what makes us happy, the multitude of creative endeavours she's involved with, and the gob-smacking way sexual references in music such as Grease and the Rocky Horror Picture Show go straight over kids' heads. Oh how naïve we were. Tegan is currently preparing to perform at the Melbourne...

Duration: 00:21:20


Episode 33: Damian Cowell

2/4/2017
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OK so I couldn't resist using a TISM reference in my intro, despite the language being filthy, and now I'm caught somewhere in between "that's a great dad joke" or "why did you swear like that you buffoon". TISM was one of Australia's most iconic and entertaining bands and when a song title such as "I might be a ..." exists, the opportunity to use it contextually was too rare to resist. Nevertheless. Former member Damian Cowell popped around to my place and we had a great yarn for a...

Duration: 00:54:47


Episode 32: Michael Pope

1/25/2017
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As I say in my intro to this podcast - Michael Pope HAS entertained you, even if you aren't aware of it. If not as a host or actor in his own right from the 1980s to now, it's likely as a producer of The Price is Right or rallying up the crowd on Millionaire Hot Seat. You'll hear about his life in the Australian entertainment industry but also a few specifics of Millionaire, as that's where we got in contact in 2016. I was a contestant! In essence, his job has been to help us smile for...

Duration: 00:29:42


Episode 30: Sibylla Stephen

11/26/2016
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Catching up with a friend you haven't seen in 13 years. That makes me happy. What originally made me happy was stumbling across a band I liked, then realising I used to know the singer. Then determining she'd be the perfect guest for the podcast and it would be a great excuse to catch up! Sibylla Stephen has achieved so much since we last knew each other and it was a delight to discuss it and muse over what she's learned. You'll find out more about the two bands she runs with her sister...

Duration: 00:39:33


Episode 29: Joan Kornblith

11/12/2016
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4 days following the US election, I have a chat with an American who works for their Government! "It's an odd country in many ways, and there's people that take great offence at certain things, yet those same people don't take offence at other things so go figure!" Politics will not be the main focus of the chat... do you know anyone who thinks politics really makes them ultimately HAPPY? :-) Joan's trip to Australia this week left her with a lasting, inspirational memory before she...

Duration: 00:56:15


Episode 28: Gideon Haigh

10/29/2016
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"A girlfriend once dumped me because she didn't like how enthusiastic I was about..." I love this quote from Gideon. This level of enthusiasm, as long as it's not criminal behaviour of course, should be celebrated! Sharing your enthusiasm and is the reason for this podcast and Gideon Haigh is as passionate as they come. Once the footy season ends, the Australian sporting focus turns pretty sharply straight on to cricket! I love this time of year. The smell of fresh cut grass, the extra...

Duration: 00:43:28


Episode 26: Brooklyn Ross

10/2/2016
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I ventured from Melbourne to Sydney to follow my favourite sporting team, the Western Bulldogs, play a preliminary final on 24th September. While there, why not catch up with an old mate of mine, shoot the breeze and record it? So at the time of recording, the football matches hadn't happened yet. Listening to this, you hear me unaware that the Bulldogs would not only go on to win that match in Sydney, but the Grand Final the following week, becoming the AFL Premiers for the first time in...

Duration: 00:33:26


Episode 25: Lea Waters

9/17/2016
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Getting more analytical in this episode, chatting with a woman who dedicates each day to understanding happiness and the effects it has on each of us. Professor Lea Waters has spent over 20 years working at Melbourne University, in recent years focusing on Positive Psychology - instrumental in establishing the Centre for Positive Psychology. So what has she learned and what is she working on that can be shared with us on Kids Love Balloons? Listen in and discover the personal struggles...

Duration: 00:46:22


Episode 24: Nina

9/3/2016
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With each passing year it seems Australia's connection with the Eurovision Song Contest grows and grows. Mine too. Yesterday I met and had a lovely chat with a former finalist in the contest and couldn't be happier. Danica Radojicic, better known as Nina, represented Serbia in 2011 with the ultra-joyous song Čaroban (which translates to Magical). Amongst my friends, that's one of our all-time favourite Eurovision songs! Add to this story that Nina moved from Belgrade to Melbourne with her...

Duration: 00:41:13


Episode 23: Jason-Scott Watkins

8/20/2016
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If my memory is on point, Jason-Scott Watkins and I first connected while live-tweeting some Eurovision action. That makes me happy. The Eurovision Song Contest, the live-tweeting, and thinking about the kindred spirits I've met online who have as much fun with it as I do. Jason's food blog Don't Boil the Sauce has been running for many years, featuring all sorts of creative dishes from around the world. At times he's even combined his cooking with the Eurovision theme, hosting...

Duration: 00:57:54


Episode 22: Jo Stanley

8/6/2016
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I apologise within 90 seconds of this episode and by the conclusion, I receive a heated "f*** you!" (my first and hopefully not last in this podcast series). This in no way fairly demonstrates what a lovely, honest, meaningful discussion I had with Melbourne radio personality and dead set legend, Jo Stanley. From the time I ask "what makes you happy?" and she answers "not thinking about what makes me happy", I know we're on a winner. It's thinking that causes much of the anxiety we face...

Duration: 00:55:06


Episode 21: Osamah Sami

7/23/2016
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I will not tire of listening to this episode. On June 19th this year, my wife and I made our way to Federation Square to see some live music from acts we love - Felix Riebl and The Smith Street Band. Earlier, Tripod and Waleed Aly's Robot Child had performed. It was an event to launch Refugee Week and the MC was Osamah Sami. After hearing him speak for just a few minutes on stage, I knew I would invite him to the podcast. Not only for his wit and humour, but his unique story which has...

Duration: 01:01:29


Episode 20: Peter Hitchener

7/9/2016
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I can’t think of a man with a more positive reputation than Peter Hitchener. Delivering the nightly news to Melbourne since 1998, and as understudy for a further 20 years prior, he has been welcomed in to family homes as a regular face and trusted friend across multiple generations. Pete’s reputation is not just for delivering reliable news. It’s based on his character. Affable, joyous, friendly, honest, GENUINE. Through the TV, he just seems like a person you’d love to have a cuppa with....

Duration: 00:38:15


Episode 19: Georgie Sworder

6/25/2016
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They say one idea could change the world. Georgie and her friends at Shambush! followed through on one that has been picked up and developed by thousands of people in countries all over the globe. Red dresses, wigs, flowers in hair and references to 19th century literature. In 2013, “The Ultimate Kate Bush Experience” was born where hundreds of people in England dressed up like Kate Bush to communally re-enact her dance moves in the Wuthering Heights music video. As you’ll learn in this...

Duration: 00:30:01


Episode 18: Leila Gurruwiwi

6/11/2016
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The courageous, generous and wonderful Leila Gurruwiwi certainly seems to be using her talents to be the best person she could possibly be. NITV’s Marngrook Footy Show has inspired thousands of Australians since its inception over 250 episodes ago, both indigenous and non-indigenous. She’s now mentoring young girls through the Wirrpanda Foundation, acted last year in the Logie winning The Secret River and isn’t stopping there! Leila is understanding that hers is a powerful voice that can be...

Duration: 00:37:12


Episode 17: Peter Combe

5/29/2016
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Some of the first music I ever loved in my life was that of Peter Combe. My parents purchased Toffee Apple on vinyl before I was in school. I still love many songs on that record today. In the last three days I’ve both seen Peter live in concert and now spoken with him, face to face, on the virtues of happiness. It’s a brief chat, but it’s insightful. Peter’s most well known songs are targeted towards children. Over time these children grow up, and I was one of many who was able to have a...

Duration: 00:23:44


Episode 16: John Deeks

5/15/2016
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This is John Deeks speaking. With me. About what makes him happy! You've heard his voice, mostly through your TV, for nearly 40 years. Involved with countless game shows notably Wheel of Fortune to on camera roles hosting Tattslotto or Family Feud, voicing hundreds of commercials and often the program classifications prior to your favourite shows. He's everywhere. With 65 years of wisdom to draw from, John's learnt how to avoid what makes him unhappy, and we discuss that in detail here....

Duration: 00:43:50


Episode 15: Lindsay McDougall

5/2/2016
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My latest guest is Frenzal Rhomb shredder, former Triple J radio broadcaster and self-confessed alcoholic vegan: Lindsay “The Doctor” McDougall! After famously “f***ing off” from his radio gig at the end of 2014, what makes this guy happy now? Playing music is still one of them, but the pressure of full time work is no longer a stress! We discuss much, including a few of the great people he spends time with that fill his life with joy. He’s passionate about good food and red wine (I mean,...

Duration: 00:49:59

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