27fm Podcast Platter - October 19

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Tim Ferriss Show - Walter Isaacson

The knowledge gained from this hour and a half was immense as Walter Isaacson broke down a few of Leonardo da Vinci's habits, as well as reflecting on Steve Jobs and Ben Franklin. Isaacson has gone through da Vinci's old diaries/books and offered a wonderful insight in the mid of da Vinci and you always know that when Tim Ferriss is involved that you are going to get some life learnings thrown in there for good measure.

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Under The Skin with Russell Brand - #030 Why Won’t America Put Down Its Guns? (with Gary Younge)

Gary Younge is a British writer living in America who’s just put out a book about gun violence. The premise is that numerous kids are slain with guns every day… so he picked a random day and told the stories of the ten kids murdered within those 24 hours. “Another Day in the Death of America”, it’s called. Younge chats with old mate Rusty about the gun epidemic in the States, the way people have been trained to cope with it and the very human effects.

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Howie Games - John Bertrand

We love our America's Cup here in Aotearoa, although we don't really know what went down when Australia won the ol' mug way back in 1983. John Bertrand was Australia's skipper and you not only get to hear how Bertrand and his extensive team went about winning the Cup, there's years of insight from before Bertrand here as well. The best gems actually come when Bertrand reflects on his 1976 Olympic Games bronze medal.

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Joe Rogan Experience - Bryan Fogel

Ah, the Olympics. Bryan Fogel recently made a documentary named 'Icarus' which outlines the absolute shenanigans of Olympic doping and it's rather difficult to emerge from this chat with Joe Rogan still holding on to the Olympic fantasy. Fogel walks the listener through how he came to make the documentary, breaks down the systematic doping and more importantly the systematic corruption of people who should be trying to stop doping. Bloody fascinating to listen to, just be prepared to lose your idea of what the Olympics is and what it represents.

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Road Trippin’ with RJ & Channing – Episode 50: JR Smith

Everyone’s favourite insider NBA podcast took a hit on the verge of the new season when Richard Jefferson was let go, leaving the future of Road Trippin’ in a bit of a conundrum. But first they brought on the infamously shirtless JR Smith to chat about a range of topics from his playing off the bench, his support for Jemele Hill of ESPN and his surprising love of golf.

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Bill Simmons Podcast - Marc Maron

Two OG podcasters go back and forth on their early days in podcasting and how they go about interviewing guests. For those who have recently got on the podcasting buzz, this is a great listen as you get a brief history of the podcasting landscape and perhaps even some tips on how to get started in podcasting if that's your go.

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You Must Remember This – 115: Where the Monsters Came From (Bela & Boris Part 1)

Yo, new YMRT! The series about Jane Fonda and Jean Seberg was fascinating stuff and this new set of episodes go all in on the classic Universal Studios horror film banquet through the lives of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff… aka Dracula and Frankenstein. If you’re not already sold by that then you need to study your film history a little better there, chief.

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Talkhouse Podcast – Jackie Chan with Edgar Wright

Jackie Chan! Edgar Wright! In conversation! If you don’t know Wright, he’s the genius director responsible for films like Baby Driver, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead and he’s also, you’ll quickly learn, a rather big fan of the films and legacy of Jackie Chan. Makes sense that he gets to interview him all about it then, right?

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