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What A Predicament
41 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 30 Yes, And...
In a shameless attempt to phone in a season three finale, Alex phones up a pair of pro improvisers to ask about the art of making it all up on the spot. Links: Ellie Oak - The Farmer Ploughs On The Court Jesters What A Website What A YouTube Channel What A Facebook Page What A Instagram
35 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 29 The Co-Host with the Co-Most
Alex’s quest for the co-host with the co-most reaches its zenith as he pulls in some of New Zealand radio’s top co-hosts (and one of Australia’s top station programmers) for a chat about sharing the spotlight. Links: The Good, The Bad and The LP Coast Drive with Mel + JT What A Youtube Channel What A Facebook Page What A Instagram
33 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 28 Hitchhiking
Is hitchhiking a utopian dream come true, or sure-fire way to get serial killed? Links: What An Event Non-stop Adventures blog Hitchwiki What A Youtube Channel What A Facebook Page What A Instagram
52 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 27 Death.
Worried his podcast will end up in the infamous 27 Club, Alex comes face to face with the greatest predicament of all… Death! He and a new trial co-host stare into the abyss, with input from a real life nurse and a post life person. Links: Seto Kaiba Bandcamp Whatever Works Trailer The Wilson Quarterly What's the Best Way to Die? What A Cat Productions whatacat.co.nz What A Facebook Page facebook.com/whatapredicament What An Instagram @whatacatproductions
41 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 26 I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster
Alex Bain and guest co-host Gerald “The General” Stewart talk about the appeal of the anti-social. From the great gangster flicks, to hotel room trashing rockstars, to Grand Theft Auto, comic book villains and more, what is the draw of such deviancy? Links: YNW Melly – Murder On My Mind Tha Monastery - 2 Gangsta What A Cat Productions - Home of The Bad Boy of Podcasting™ WhatACat.co.nz What A Facebook Page facebook.com/whatapredicament What An Instagram instagram.com/whatacatproductions
48 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 25 We Always Loved the Sad Songs
Life is pain. With this in mind, a couple of working musicians share their thoughts on why people are drawn to sad songs, and give a little insight into how certain sounds can sound sadder than others. Links: Chelsea Prastiti https://skilaa.bandcamp.com Tim Law https://nosunrise.bandcamp.com/ José González Hand On Your Heart What A Cat Productions whatacat.co.nz What An Instagram instagram.com/whatacatproductions
51 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 24 Kiwi Ingenuity
Any New Zealander worth the salt on their fush and chups grows up knowing they’re blessed with Kiwi Ingenuity. But what are the true origins of the no. 8 wire mentality, and is Aotearoa really any more ingenious than anywhere else? Links: No. 8 Recharged no8recharged.kiwi What A Cat Productions whatacat.co.nz What A Facebook Page facebook.com/whatapredicament What An Instagram instagram.com/whatacatproductions
37 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 23 Paronomasia: The Father of All Dad Jokes
Copywriter Scott Armstrong returns to ponder the predicament of puns and why they make us groan more often than giggle. Alex also gets some inside info from comedian Lauren Mabbett, and talks Pun Battles with Hugo Grrrl. Links: Lauren Mabbett https://twitter.com/LaurenMabbett Hugo Grrrl https://www.facebook.com/hugogrrrldragking What A Cat Productions WhatACat.co.nz Instagram instagram.com/whatacatproductions
60 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 22 Eccentric Boogaloo
Alex tries a new co-host on for size and spoiler alert it’s Dan Wood from The Good The Bad and the LP. The eccentricity in the air is palpable as they examine some of history’s most notorious eccentrics, from Bavarian kings to the late great Prince by way of Beefheart, Dali, Starburns, The Gonz and more. Links: The Good, The Bad and The LP https://goodbadlpcast.podbean.com Skater's Favorite Skater: Brian Anderson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLqFCrPQsPY What A Cat Productions http://www.whatacat.co.nz Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatacatproductions
47 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 21 ASMR
What A Predicament returns for a third season not with a bang, but with a whisper. Wondering why the provocative videos beloved by so many ASMRn’t working for him, Alex recruits a trial co-host to discuss the ASMR phenomenon and talks to a man of fancy book learnin’ about the science behind the shivers. Links: fastASMR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHiof82PvgZrXFF-BRMvGDg Tinting ASMR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClqNSqnWeOOUVkzcJFj4rBw No Sunrise https://nosunrise.bandcamp.com What A Cat Productions http://www.whatacat.co.nz Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whatacatproductions
34 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 20 Moko the Dolphin: A Friendship Sadly Lost
Moko was a beloved friendly dolphin too good for this world. To come to terms with what happened to Moko, Alex talks to a vet about the solitary dolphin predicament.
27 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 19 Then Comes Marriage
In his most desperate ploy for ratings yet Alex becomes the first podcaster to propose via podcast, but will all go according to plan? He asks a legal expert exactly what are you signing up for when you sign that nuptial agreement, then pops the question.
59 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 18 Stand-Up Comedy
Alex speaks to a stand-up comedian about stand-up comedy and a stand-up comedy club owner about his stand-up comedy club, then takes the stage at said stand-up comedy club to attempt stand-up comedy.
39 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 17 Left-Handers of the World Unite and Take Over
Alex incites his fellow left-handers to revolt against their right-hand overlords and talks to Dr. Gillian Forrester about the science of handedness in an effort to get to the bottom of which hand is indeed the upper one. gillianforrester.com
28 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 16 This Punk Won’t See 23: NZ’s Sole Suicide Bombing
Alex and his guest, filmmaker and artist William Keddell, tell the surprisingly little known tale of Aotearoa’s one and only suicide bombing. The Maintenance of Silence (1985): https://vimeo.com/49734077
37 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 15 Alcohol
The cause of and solution to all of life's problems. In this all-star episode Alex and a couple of guinea pig guests discover drinking’s detrimental effect on the body, the community and the podcast. Parental guidance is advised.
33 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 14 "I Don’t Know Much About Art…"
How did art go from beautiful to basic? This week on the podcast Alex tries to figure out what the big ideas are behind abstract art and asks an expert about how a few four sided shapes could change the world forever…
28 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 13 The Death of Print, Greatly Exaggerated?
Is the morning paper done for, or are rumours of it’s death greatly exaggerated? Are podcasts like What A Predicament to blame?
39 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 12 How Nike Bought Skateboarding: A Case Study
To just do it or not to just do it, that is the question Alex seeks to answer this episode. He presents an interesting marketing case study, even if he does say so himself.
31 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 11 My Favourite... Murder!
What A Predicament is back! Following last season’s cliffhanger Alex continues to try and improve his podcast and grow his audience by jumping on the true crime bandwagon. He talks to some intellectual types about our fascination with murder and why we’re so entertained by something so gruesome, then tries his hand at hosting his own true crime podcast.
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