TV RELOAD

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May 7, 2021 50 min
On todays episode I will be chatting with Brian Walsh, the Executive Director at Foxtel. Brian Walsh was part of the management team that launched Foxtel and through the years he has overseen acquisitions and the launch of entertainment channels. He is an amazing Executive Director of Australian Television. With an amazing body of work.  Foxtel has been a huge player in Australian television industry - whether you have watched Game...
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On todays episode I will be chatting with Co CEO’s at Eureka Production.  These guys have taken their incredible knowledge producing shows on Channel’s Nine, Ten, Seven, SBS and Foxtel! The unstoppable duo are now taking on the world.  In 2016 both Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin co-founded Eureka and with their position as Co CEO they have lead the company to be a world leader in unscripted. To date, Eureka Productions has launch...
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April 24, 2021 29 min
This week go behind the scenes of the new Channel Seven series of Big Brother with the one and only Sonia Kruger! There will be no spoilers and this is an opportunity for you to hear why this years Big Brother is the best series yet! The new series is challenge based format but the producers at Endemol Shine have listened to criticism and they have cast intelligent, highly engaging, diverse and accomplished housemates… This year w...
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This week’s podcast I have experienced producer Kirk Docker who has worked on 'You Cant Ask That' right from the conception…. Can you believe it’s up to series 6…. Unbelievable ! It is one of my favourite shows on the ABC and it’s BASIC premise of asking simple but sometimes confronting questions to a collected audience who all share the same lived experience - IS GENIUS! The show is back on Monday the 28th of APRIL - so st...
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On this episode I have someone very special. He was the other Executive Producer on my series of Big Brother in 2012 - Yep, It is Chris Blackburn. The very accomplished series producer. We do discuss a lot of Big Brother on the podcast and I try not to be too introspective about that ,but to be fair Chris worked on Big Brother extensively and to not discuss his knowledge on the casting process and to not unearth some of the storie...
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On this episode I have Samantha Strauss, who is a writer and Executive Producer of some of Australia’s most compelling scripted drama. Sam has just finished working with Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy on the up coming TV series Nine Perfect Strangers - which is the next Liane Moriarty book being adapted to the small screen.  I mean imagine working with Nicole but also writing alongside David E Kelly with source material from an...
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On this episode I have Holly Bryar! A casting specialist who you might meet in the casting process when applying for a role on Television. Chances are if you have applied for reality TV you’ve probably had a initial zoom chat with Holly as she casts people right across all major television networks. She has successfully cast on shows like Amazing Race, MAFS, House Rules just to name a few. Holly has a degree TV Production and under...
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On this episode I have Brett Bowman who is a Story Producer on Reality TV shows made here in Australia and in the USA.  He has worked across some of the biggest shows we have ever seen on Australian screens. Including The Block, Big Brother, Love Island and I am a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Just to name a few. His job is to collaborate with Executive producers and Editors and find the stories that are the most interesting that w...
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Matt Shirvington’s athletic career made him a household name when he competed for the first time at the Kuala Lumpur Olympics in 1998. Shirvington is the second fastest Australian Sprinter of all-time and just as quickly he has established himself as a TV Presenter. This year he has found himself as the man of the moment at Channel Seven. Hosting Holey Moley and now Ultimate Tag! There is something authentic and natural about his p...
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I was lucky enough to be able to bring you a special guest in Andy Lee this episode. You would normally find him alongside Hamish Blake, however today we are talking to Andy flying solo. Why? Because he is out on his own hosting the newest game show, The Cube. Wednesday at 7:30pm On Channel Ten.  Andy Lee has been a household name as long as I have been an adult, He has hosted radio shows, been on countless television programs and...
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On this episode I have Jamie Wiggins. Who is a Television Editor at the top of their game.  Specialises in Reality TV. He has worked across some of the biggest shows we have ever seen on Australian screens He job is to collaborate with Executive producers and story producers to make us, as the audience fall in love with heroes, secretly like the villains but overall to entertain.  I am so excited to talk about Reality TV editing be...
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Ian 'Dicko' Dickson, as we came to know him, landed in Australia with long hair, an English accent and more than a few opinions. However, with a fabulous sense of humour and oodles of charisma his positives outweighed any negatives. He was the so-called 'nasty judge' on Australian Idol but very quickly resonated so deeply with his audience and he quickly became one of the most sort after television personalities ove...
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In this episode, Tim Clucas unpacks the last 40 years of Australian television. He discusses where we've been, whats happening now and where we are going! Some of Tim Clucas' career highlights include his role as the creator of the 90’s TV series Sex. In this series he challenged Aussie audiences with taboo topics and gave us the answers to questions we felt too embarrassed to ask.  Feeling confident about 'Sex' led...
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Australia fell in love with Beau Ryan throughout his sporting career. However, there was always more to this Aussie legend than being just a professional rugby league footballer. His personality and likability led him to a fantastic run with The footy Show proving his worth in front of the camera and making him one of the countries most likeable TV personalities. He is somewhat of a blokes bloke and he certainly has a fan base w...
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CEO and and MD at ITV Studios David Mott shares his wisdom and knowledge Today on the podcast, I have a pretty big deal. That's my words and not his. A man man who has well and truely made his mark on Australian Television with an eye for detail, partnerships and true friendships. He has worked at Channel Seven, Channel Nine and Network Ten. Famously stopping along the way as Head of Programming, then as Chief Programming Off...
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We first met this young woman less than two years ago when she turned up on The Bachelor - Vying for the heart of scientist Matthew Agnew but then famously coming second….and while she now is the most famous 'Bachie' girls in history - her journey on television wasn’t always rosey. Polarising the audiences during her time on the popular dating show for Channel 10 - it would seem the tides are certainly changing for this you...
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Today’s guest is basically TV royalty! Australian audiences have either grown-up watching him or grown to love him clocking more hours on television than skippy the kangaroo  He has brought so much joy to us all…. From Sunrise to Family Feud - this Gold Logie winner is simply TV magic.  Viewers of Im a celebrity saw a raw and honest side to the TV HOST in the jungle - a rare insight into a family man who has had more ups and downs…...
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When we first met this young man, he was introduced to us as an original Googlebox Australia cast member, quickly become a household favourite. It was his quick wit and friendship with best mate Symon Lovett that made him one of the most relatable television stars over the last 6 years.  You can’t help but really listen to him when he talks and you're always waiting to hear what he will say next. The boys certainly have a love...
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This Aussie legend is one of the most famous names in Aussie Sport. While he has been off the field for nearly 30 years, he made such a big impact playing for Hawthorn that he is still household name all these years later  From retiring in 1991 Dipper has commented on sport and is still massively sort after to join footy shows and to share his life story. There is way more to this man than just his footy - he a family man and prob...
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Ben Ulm. Ben is the Head of Factual & Reality at ITV Studios! There aren't many people who have worked in the Australian TV industry who have never been out of work…. He has gone from strength to strength and worked with some of the industry greats on programs we have been watching for as long as I can remember. He grew up with journalist parents who commented on television and from there, his passion and knowledge of the...
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