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Person Place Thing, with Nelly Thomas

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Person Place Thing, with Nelly Thomas

Nelly Thomas, produced by Fahey Younger & Nelly Thomas

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Nelly Thomas is a comedian, author & media personality. You may have seen or heard her on ABC radio, Radio National or News Breakfast, read one of her books or been to one of her shows. In all forums and formats, Nelly’s trademark is a combination of intelligence and warmth; and a laugh that could melt a Golden Gaytime. Nelly lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two daughters, a grumpy poodle and a very dense Labradoodle. She loves reading, watching terrible television and talking to peopl ...
 
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Kirsty Forbes is an autistic support specialist for neurodivergent people and their families and professionals; and the Founding Director of both inTune Pathways and The Neurodivergent Co. Her work is informed by her extensive professional experience as an educator (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary teaching), as an integration aide to childre…
 
Dr Ruth De Souza is a nurse, academic, researcher, agitator, speaker and consultant specialising in cross cultural engagement and cultural safety. Ruth and Nelly met via mutual friends and bonded over various things; including a mutual love of cooking and the sea and, a shared understanding of what health and healthy communities actually mean (hint…
 
Today’s episode is a first – Nelly Interviews a family member! Florence is Nelly’s 8 year old daughter and as you’d expect, she has a big heart and some firm views. In this special bonus episode Florence shares her favourite person (her mum), her favourite place (the toilet) and her favourite thing (a stuffed comfort toy called Monkey). They laugh,…
 
Eddie Perfect is one of Australia’s most diverse, respected and prolific writer/ composer/ performers. His most recent work as Composer of Beetlejuice The Musical on Broadway won him a Tony Award for Best Original Score. Hello! How marvellous! He has already made his mark in the fields of comedy, music theatre composition and book writing, playwrig…
 
Shiralee Hood is Australia’s #1 female Aboriginal comedian. Winner of the 2009 Deadly Funny competition and nominee for a 2012 VIPA Award, Shiralee has been rocking audiences throughout Australia with hilarious stories and an outrageously funny take on life. She’s survived the Canberra bush fires, lived next to the Tent Embassy’s sacred fire and ha…
 
Cal Wilson came across the Tasman in 2003 and has gone on to become one of our most popular comedians. In 2018, Cal was invited by Netflix to the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal to record a Netflix Original Comedy Special which was released in early 2019. Cal was also in the writers’ rooms for the first two seasons of The Weekl…
 
Lady Dynamite, Ms Maria Bamford is comedy royalty. Stephen Colbert called her his “favourite comedian on earth” and Judd Apatow said she is “the funniest woman in the world.” They're both right. She's something special. Brutally honest, she is best known for her prolific comedy involving hilarious portrayals of her family and litany of jokes and si…
 
Celia Pacquola is a chameleon – a stand up comedian, writer and actor who springs between stage and screen and has become one of our best-loved and most in-demand performers. She was the youngest woman to host the Melbourne Comedy Festival gala and has appeared on Live At the Apollo and the Just For Laughs Montreal Gala. She’s a regular on Channel …
 
Kath Duncan is a crip elder, producer, researcher, writer and performer who has been within Australia’s disability arts scene since the mid 1980s. Kath has worked for ABC, SBS, community tv and radio, and is co-founder of the queer crip spoken word cabaret troupe, Quippings. Kath’s most recent project was chairing The Last Avant Garde: Disability a…
 
Fierce, loud, black and proud Gregg Andrews is a wonderful human with a massive life story crammed into his young 22 years. Nelly met Gregg on the comedy circuit when she mentored him as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Class Clowns program. There's just so much to his story. He's a country boy. He's Torres Strait Islander. He is q…
 
Dee Madigan is a Creative Director and political strategist who specialises in ad campaigns for the non bastard types. You'll probably know her as a panellist on The Gruen Planet (ABC TV) and appears on Sky's The Contrarians, PM Live and The Perrett Report. She can also be heard regularly on ABC Radio. Today, she talks to Nelly about her favourite …
 
Our guest is none other than former Australian Senator - now scruffy Arts Student and stay-at-home-dad - David Feeney. David is a former Australian politician. He was the Labor member for the division of Batman in the House of Representatives from September 2013 to February 2018. Before that, he was a member of the Australian Senate for Victoria fr…
 
Following the death of her son, Luke, in 2014, Rosie has been instrumental in successfully influencing an unprecedented national focus on family violence at both a political and societal level. Rosie was named Australian of the Year in 2015 and continues to speak passionately about family violence, challenging everyone across communities around Aus…
 
Andy Ashcraft has been designing games since he discovered D&D in the early 80’s. He got his first professional game-design gig in 1994 after running a 60+ player LARP. He teaches game design and interactive narrative at the New York Film Academy and runs his own freelance game design business in Los Angeles where he lives with his very funny wife,…
 
Jason Tamiru is a proud Yorta Yorta man passionate about his people and culture. He has worked with many of Melbourne’s most iconic performing arts companies, museums and festivals and is currently a Producer at the acclaimed Malthouse Theatre. Jason is influenced by anything and everything that stimulates his spirit and soul, and he works to inspi…
 
Rosa Voto is an Italian born performing artist and founder of the Melbourne school of Tarantella Dance. She joins us on this, our debut episode to talk about her childhood friend (and woman 60 years her senior) Tosca, her Nonno’s stinky donkey stables and her beloved guitar.Person Place Thing, a weekly deep dive into the things we love and why. Hos…
 
Hi there,My name is Nelly Thomas and you are listening to PERSON. PLACE and THING a little podcast for big times.What’s the podcast about?What’s it for?I don’t know about you, but I consume too much news. Too much doom and gloom. Then there’s that little pandemic.AND in short, I feel like everything is shit and we’re all going to die.So I have deci…
 
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