25 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
gough is thrilled to welcome to the podcast studio Melanie Hayward, an actress, writer, producer, director, just an all-around filmmaker and film lover. Melanie starts off by telling us about where the love of film came from for her, then tells us about some of the amazing projects she’s made over the years, both as an actor and writer/producer etc. Melanie also talks about film festivals and why she loves not just entering her work in them, but attending them as a film nerd. She also chats about the community element of the film industry and how anxious she gets while one of her projects is being screened. Melanie also gives some great advice on filmmaking and how to get by on low budgets and how important it is to learn on the job. Melanie also talks about the work she has done for Beernuts Productions over the years, plus she is also a great cook……..just saying. Please visit https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more info on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions.
15 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
Danielle Collins is a multi-talented lady dabbling in all aspects of the arts and social media. Danielle starts off by telling us why she loves the performing arts and how her journey began. Danielle is also an influencer and explains how one becomes an influencer and how the process works in regards to connecting with brands and how the content is made and distributed etc. She also talks about her Patreon account and what is involved with creating that content along with the creep element and unwanted messages she gets via her socials. She also talks about her love of thrift shopping and how she has incorporated that into her social media updates. For more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions has to offer, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
28 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
Michael Balderstone is the leader of the Hemp Embassy in Nimbin and one of the foremost voices in the fight against the war on drugs. Michael tells us about how he got involved in politics and how and why the hemp embassy got started. He talks about the struggles in getting cannabis legalised and the trials and tribulations over the years of trying to get it legalised. Michael gives his thoughts on why cannabis was made illegal in the first place and what benefits, from taxation to medical, social costs to law and order would be gained from making it legal. Michael discusses the best ways to monitor and legalise cannabis and dispels some of the common myths around its use. A really interesting and thought-provoking chat with a knowledgeable character. To learn more about this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions has to offer, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/ today.
29 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
Russell “Rusty” Smith
This week on the show gough chats to Russell “Rusty” Smith, not just an expert on all thing’s didgeridoo, but a talented singer songwriter and performer in his own right. Rusty talks about how he got into the music industry and how he got his foot in the door. He talks about some amazing experiences playing didgeridoo for the likes of Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela, plus some of the great musicians he's performed with. Rusty also schools us on the didgeridoo, its origins, meanings and how it can be incorporated into any style of music. He also gives us an example of how it’s played. Rusty then closes the episode with one of his original tracks “Heart Of The Matter” from his new album. Visit https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more info on this podcast and everything else Beernuts.
26 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
Alyssa Maughan is an expert dog trainer and drops by the podcast studio for a fun chat with gough. Alyssa talks about her love of animals and where it came from. She also gives some wonderful advice and tips on how best to train your dog and how, at times, the human needs even more training than the dog. She also talks about her disability and how that impacts her work. Alyssa chats about working dogs, such as Guide Dogs and the do’s and don’ts when handling a working animal. Plus dog massage, how that can help your dog’s wellbeing and what to look out for to make sure your dogs stays fit, happy and healthy. A really interesting and thought-provoking chat with a very knowledgeable lady. Please visit https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more info on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions has to offer.
19 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
This week gough welcomes to the podcast studio an amazingly talented artist, Melissa Bates. Melissa specialises in portraits, but not your usual kinds of portraits, she doesn’t use canvas and paints, instead she uses cardboard and a scalpel. As far as we know she is the only person in the world to do art work/portraits this way. gough asks her all the why and how’s in regards to her work, her tools of the trade and how she learnt this technical art form. Melissa also explains her love of getting to know the people she does portraits for and how that helps her in her craft. Melissa is also a keen life drawer and talks about that passion as well. A really fun chat with a unique and talented artist. For more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions has to offer, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
23 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
This week the amazingly talented Courtney Varley drops by the podcast studio for a chat with gough. Courtney starts off by telling us why she loves the arts generally speaking and how she manages her time so she can fit everything in. She also chats about her expectations and then the reality of being involved in the arts. Courtney also gives some great advice on boundaries and how to spot red flags when it comes to being ripped off by photographers or unwanted creepy behaviour by any of your peers. Courtney also chats about some of the acting roles she’s undertaken over the years, including her work for Beernuts Productions, including our latest film, “The Kidnapping”. A really fun and entertaining chat with a super talented young lady. Please visit https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more info on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions.
20 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
On this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” gough welcomes to the studio Tony Tully. Tony has lived somewhat of an interesting life, growing up in Ireland and having a range of jobs, he then moved to Australia, where he was diagnosed with an eye condition which has sent him blind. He then went on to take up Lawn Bowls and has won several tournaments. So with a back story like that, why wouldn’t gough want to talk to him. Tony also chats about learning how to use a guide dog and some of the funny experiences he’s had with Drummer. Plus how much fun it is beating sighted people in his newly chosen sport of Lawn Bowls. A really fun and interesting chat with a real character. For more info on the podcast and all things Beernuts Productions please go to www.beernutsproductions.com.
25 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
A few months back gough conducted a written interview with Hannah, a sex worker based in Queensland. Because the interview had such an overwhelmingly positive response, gough asked Hannah if she’d do a follow up and she kindly agreed. So this episode of the podcast is an audio version of those two interviews. Because Hannah was not comfortable coming into the studio, Courtney Varley is reading out her written answers. In these two thoroughly interesting interviews, Hannah explains why she does what she does, how she does what she does and her thoughts on the negative stigma around her work. She also discusses intimacy, fetishes, personal boundaries, disability, social media, the power of language and so much more. She provides information and a point of view most folks would either not be aware of or not be exposed too and she does it with grace and humour. Please visit www.beernutsproductions.com for more information.
22 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Tracey Spicer is an award-winning journalist, presenter, author and public speaker and gough’s special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” Tracey tells us the inspiration behind her career choice and why she loves what she does for a living. Tracey also tells us about her departure from the ten network and the fallout from those events. She also discusses her film documentary’s, her books and why she feels it’s important to add humour to darker and heavier subject matter. Tracey also chats about her public speaking and how discussing her experiences can be therapeutic for her. gough and Tracey also talk about how important proper media training is for presenters/journalists and how those skills can be used by any professionals who do any kind of public speaking. A truly interesting interview on a number of topics with an experienced and knowledgeable professional. For more info on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions has to offer, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
21 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
On this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” Jason McGregor stops by the podcast studio for a few tunes and a chat. Jason starts the episode with an amazing rendition of a John Mayer classic. Jason has a unique style and talks about where it came from and why he enjoys putting is own stamp on both covers and originals. Jason talks about how he started out in North Queensland and his move to Brisbane, he also chats about his inspirations and who encouraged the music in his early years. Jason explains why he likes playing at venues where he is part of the experience and not the soundtrack to someone else’s experiences, he also gives some great advice to bar owners and managers on how to improve the live music experience in venues. Jason also talks about his originals and the song writing process. Jason then closes the episode with one of his awesome originals called “That’s Why We’re Here.” For more info on this podcast or anything else Beernuts Productions, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
28 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
Dr. Phil Jauncey
This week on “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” gough welcomes performance psychologist Dr. Phil Jauncey. Phil has worked with Olympic teams, entertainers and some of the biggest names in the world and he passes on some incredible knowledge in this thoroughly interesting and entertaining interview. Phil starts off by telling us what takes someone from being good at their craft to being the best in their craft. He also gives us the 3 basic rules of keeping your brain working for you, not against you. Phil then breaks down the following statement. “We can’t care what you think, we only care what you do.” He also chats about different personality types and what works and what doesn’t work when engaging with different types of people. A wonderful chat with a great mozzie…….not a typo, listen to find out what that means. Please visit https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions.
16 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
The beautiful and super talented Matilda Simmons swings by the podcast booth to record down a fun episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” Matilda is a multiskilled performer and starts off by telling us why she loves the creative fields. She chats about her dance training, acting training and roles she has played in both theatre and film. gough and Matilda then talk about body image and the pressure that can be felt to look and act a certain way when in the entertainment industry. Matilda tells us about a stage combat course she under took and how that has helped her in her professional career. She also talks about how preparation is the key to success and gives some great advice to young actors who maybe listening. Matilda has also starred in a few Beernuts Productions films and she tells us what that experience was like for her as well. A really interesting and fun chat with a truly skilled and entertaining young lady. For more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions please visit https://beernutsproductions.com/.
23 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Superstar Australian Rules Footballer and senior coach Matthew Primus is gough’s special guest on this week’s episode of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast.” gough and Matt start off by talking about how he was drafted to Fitzroy and their final days in the competition. He then discusses his move to the Port Adelaide Football Club and his relationship with legendary coach Mark Williams. Matt then talks about his rise to becoming captain of the club and the highs and lows of his football career. gough and Matt then talk about his transition into coaching and the challenges he faced in that high stress job. A really interesting interview with a footballing legend and gough being the football nut he is was nerding out the whole time, which was rather embarrassing. Head on over to https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions.
15 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Dr. Lalitha Kirsnan
This week on the Beernuts Productions podcast gough welcomes to the studio marketing guru and university lecturer Dr. Lalitha Kirsnan. Lalitha tells us why she loves consumer psychology and unpacking why the consumer does what they do. She also explains the concept of mindful marketing, what it means and more importantly how it works. Lalitha also explains how important it is to offer solutions to your customers as a way of selling to them, along with staying focused on your goals and adjectives. Lalitha also speaks about how important research and feedback is in setting up your marketing plan. Plus social media, how best to use it to your advantage and not to over do it. A really thoughtful and interesting interview with some great marketing tips and advice. Visit https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions has to offer.
14 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
On this week’s episode, gough welcomes to the Beernuts Productions podcast, make-up artist to the stars, Holly Fraser. Holly chats about how she got started in the make-up industry and what she loves about being a make-up artist. Holly also talks about how to use social media to your professional advantage and gives some great advice to youngsters who maybe thinking of a career as a make-up artist. Holly talks about the difference between film make-up, runway make-up and photographic make-up. She also gives some great skin care advice, not just for the girls, but also for the boys. Holly has also worked for Beernuts Productions and talks about what it’s like doing make-up on a Beernuts film set. A really fun chat with a bright and bubbly professional. For more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions, please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
18 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
What happens when you cross an intrepid traveller, author and motorcycle enthusiast? You get gough’s special guest for this week’s podcast episode, Mike Hannan. Mike starts the episode by telling us about how he rebuilt a 1919 Indian motorcycle and why he chose that particular bike. Mike then tells us about his world travels, the places he’s been and enjoyed. Plus why he chose to ride a motorbike around the world and the pros and cons of doing that. Mike also chats about the two books he has written, he tells us about each book, why he wrote them and the book writing experience. A really fascinating chat, filled with handy tips and hints, with an interesting character. Please visit https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions.
20 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Conspiracy Of One
On this musical edition of “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” singer songwriter Conspiracy Of One drops by for a chat and a few tunes. After starting with a Whitlams classic, gough and Nathan chat about where his stage name came from and their shared love of Aussie music. Plus why he enjoys playing more obscure tunes and not so much the commercial “norm”. Nathan then talks about why he chose the guitar as his instrument of choice and why he loves writing and composing songs. He also takes us into his song writing process and talks about self-doubt and how important it is to have confidence in your ability. Nathan also has a passion for science and he talks about how he enjoys working that into his song writing. He then closes the episode with one of his originals entitled “We’re All Aliens Baby.” A really fun and upbeat episode with a talented and quirky musician. For more info on this podcast and everything else Beernuts Productions has to offer please go to https://beernutsproductions.com/.
13 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
On “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” this week, gough chats to disability educator, Melinda Tomlinson. Melinda tells us why she chose the field of disability education and what she enjoys about her job. Also why it is important to build relationships with not just the students, but also the parents. Melinda also gives some wonderful advice to parents who may have a child with a disability entering the education system. Melinda also talks about how important inclusion is for not just kids with disabilities, but for all children. gough and Melinda also talk about bullying and they break down some common misconceptions. A really interesting episode with an expert in her field. Please visit https://beernutsproductions.com/ for more information about this podcast and everything Beernuts.
13 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
This week on “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” gough chats to stylist and fashion guru Clare Anstey. Clare tells us where her love for fashion began, why she loves being a stylist and what exactly is involved in being a stylist. She also explains how she got started in the industry and gives some great advice to youngsters who may be heading down this career path. Clare and gough chat about dealing with awkward models on set and how attitude is so important. Clare has also done some costume design work for Beernuts Productions and she tells us what that experience was like. Clare also talks about op-shop shopping and takes us through a few fashion do’s and don’ts. A really fun interview about a subject gough clearly knows nothing about. For more information on “The Beernuts Productions Podcast” and everything else Beernuts Productions has to offer, please visit https://beernutsproductions.com/.