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Here we are, twin brothers in sister cities with a strange urge: To talk about stage to screen (and screen to stage) adaptations! Follow us as we bumble through some of the greatest cross-pollination between mediums since people figured out they didn't have to write original material for the screen! Hosts Social Media (mostly twitter) Robert Tiemstra: @the_timestar Matthew Tiemstra: @TheTimesRat
 
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Van Badham is a courageous and funny Australian playwright who, since searching for the humanity of trolls in Banging Denmark at the Sydney Theatre Company, has now adapted George Orwell's Animal Farm for Black Swan in Perth.Also, historian Michelle Arrow introduces us to two other left-leaning Australian playwrights who raised the ire of the polit…
 
This week I’m joined by DJ Fat Tony who shares his incredible story with us, joined by his beloved dog Taylor who also joins in with the conversation occasionally! Starting his career 3 decades ago at an age too young to mention, Fat Tony has had his say in paving the way for the UK’s current music scene. He has played at the best venues around the…
 
Hey, it’s Ben Lee! The singer songwriter recently unmasked on The Masked Singer Australia joins BL + BW to talk about his turn on reality TV, his new single Born for this Bullshit and its sexy video clip, the pandemic (blargh) and, well, it’s Ben Lee so a whole bunch of other topics too.The Television Academy continues to disappoint us with its con…
 
To mark the return of theatre to New York City, Michael revisits his private tour of Broadway with Audra McDonald, then delivering her Tony Award-winning performance in Porgy and Bess, and Tony Sheldon, who was starring in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.Also, we check in with the New York Times' chief theatre critic Jesse Green and preview next wee…
 
British rapper, poet and writer, Akala, equates reading and writing to a form of magic. He brings this passion to the page in his debut YA novel, The Dark Lady, about pickpocket Henry, set in the time of Shakespeare's London. Also, The Overthinkers, a debut by a Sydney writing duo and Nick Earls on his heart surgery recovery as well as Empires, his…
 
This week I’m joined by my wonderful friend, Chinese Medicine practitioner, author of the best-selling book Yang Sheng and founder of the award-winning @HayouFit and @theHayouMethod, @katiebrindle If you haven’t discovered Katie yet you are in for a real treat, as this is a lovely conversation jam-packed full of self-care tips and tricks that you c…
 
The Met Gala — the grand final of fashion and celebrity is back irl! As expected, the red carpet was dripping with looks, including one from New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her sumptuous white mermaid gown slashed with the red-lettered “Tax the Rich” message on the back made a statement — but what was it? Keanu Reeves’ R…
 
Physical theatre-maker Hanna Cormick performs her show The Mermaid wearing a bright pink and blue tail and a full respirator mask. The image reflects the show's underlying warning about climate change — but without the mask, Hanna might very well die.Also, we explore some of the unique considerations necessary to translate the work of Shakespeare i…
 
"My favourite memories as a kid, are watching Saturday afternoon movies," says two time Pulitzer Prize winner, Colson Whitehead, "so I gave myself permission to do a heist book and started planning." Harlem Shuffle was the result. Also, Marion Frith's timely debut Here In the After about an Australian soldier who served in Afghanistan and Charlotte…
 
This week, I chat to Celebrity charity campaigner and showbiz legend Nick Ede, who has been popping up on our tellies for the last 15 years, appearing on shows such as Project Catwalk as Head judge alongside Kelly Osbourne and Ben de Lisi, and winning Celebrity Ready Steady Cook against Sinita! Nick is also an award-winning philanthropist and passi…
 
BW and BL are away this week celebrating Beyonce’s 40th birthday, but like good parents they’ve left something tasty out so you won’t go hungry.First, Aunty Donna’s Broden Kelly and Mark Bonnano serve up a little bit of pud. They talk to BW about their Netflix series Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun and how their sketch comedy has evolved to resp…
 
A new film about a couple who fall in love and what happens when one of them starts to transition....a very ambitious film from Australian director David O’Donnell. We also meet Trent O’Donnell, his film Ride the Eagle, is a comedy about grief in which Susan Sarandon stars, and as it lands on SBS on Demand we revisit our interview with Thomas Vinte…
 
A new film about a couple who fall in love and what happens when one of them starts to transition....a very ambitious film from Australian director David O’Donnell. We also meet Trent O’Donnell, his film Ride the Eagle, is a comedy about grief in which Susan Sarandon stars, and as it lands on SBS on Demand we revisit our interview with Thomas Vinte…
 
What can a 60-year-old play about drunk and sometimes spiteful American academics tell us about culture and race relations in Australia? Margaret Harvey introduces her bold vision for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the State Theatre Company South Australia.Also, ABC Top 5 resident artist Rose Montgomery introduces us to the enduring, physical cr…
 
By popular request, here is an episode all about crystals. I chat to the beautiful soul that is Estelle Bingham, psychic, author and critically acclaimed holistic healer who lifts the lid on everything to do with crystals. Estelle shares her insights on how crystals work, the properties of various stones and how to use them with the different shape…
 
We have tweet manifested our way into an interview with Simu Liu! The star of Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Marvel's first Asian-led superhero film, talks to BW about playing the historic role, preparing for the film's intricate fight scenes and what it's like to act opposite living legends of Asian cinema, Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung…
 
Artists in Afghanistan are facing a frightening future. Australian Hazara artists Khadim Ali and Elyas Alavi speak to Daniel about what’s happening in their homeland.There’s a lot of buzz about 'Murrnginy', a new exhibition by Yolngu artists from Yirrkala, who have swapped stringybark for scrap metal. The works take a stunning contemporary directio…
 
Justin Levine is the man behind the music of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. The Broadway production, nominated for 14 Tony Awards, is soon to open in Melbourne. Justin joins us at the keyboard to demonstrate how he updated some of the film's most iconic moments.Also, Trent Dalton's acclaimed novel Boy Swallows Universe comes to the Queensland Theatre s…
 
Booker winning, Pat Barker's preoccupation with who's allowed to speak and who isn't continues with The Women of Troy, the sequel to The Silence of the Girls, her exploration of women in the Ancient Greek classics.Also, journalist Barry Divola on his music inspired road novel and Malla Nunn's Sugar Town Queens, set in post-Mandela South Africa.…
 
This week I chat with makeup legend Ruby Hammer, who has been at the forefront of the beauty industry for over 25 years. We chat about her incredible career, working with the biggest names for leading fashion houses and global magazines that took her into working on television and founding the hit makeup brand Ruby & Millie and now her own eponymou…
 
With the release of her long-awaited album ‘3’ singer-songwriter Ngaiire is putting her Papua New Guinean roots proudly and defiantly at the front and centre of her music. Ngaiire returns to Stop Everything in a conversation with BW covering music, motherhood, home and breaking free of industry expectations.BW + BL discuss The Chair, the Netflix sh…
 
A critics' roundtable discussion on Leos Carax's ambitious new film Annette, a weird and wonderful rock opera starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver, and we meet the makers of new horror series Brand New Cherry Flavour, a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, kittens & showbusiness in early 90's L.A.…
 
Meet the Turner Prize-nominated UK art collective Cooking Sections, making art about the food we eat, ecology and geopolitics.Plus, how Kathy Temin came to use fake fur for her large-scale monuments to memory. And a new book delves into the elusive Ian Fairweather's love of Chinese art and language.
 
Live on stage at last year's Adelaide Festival, we're joined by the Olivier Award-winning English star of the stage and screen, Juliet Stevenson. Juliet was performing in the play The Doctor, following its sell-out season at London's Almeida Theatre.Also, with much of the country back in lockdown, we turn to musical comedian Jude Perl to lift our s…
 
In this episode, I chat to the wonderful Tim Whild, ascension, crystal and Lightbody expert, and co-author of two best-selling books The Archangel Guide to Ascension and The Archangel Guide to Enlightenment with the UK’s Angel lady Diana Cooper. Tim explains from a spiritual perspective, what he believes to be going on in the world at the moment an…
 
In the week that Afghanistan fell to the Taliban we’re processing the stories and images being beamed out of the country and how we get our news. In particular, a TikTok explainer made by Guardian Australia Matilda Boseley has gone viral — why are so many people talking about it?All My Friends Are Racist is a new ABC comedy series about zoomers, fr…
 
Anne Wallace paints film-like scenes of intimacy and psychological tension that speak to iso life and the female gaze.Plus, the ancient tomb art in Southern Italy that told an unexpected story of burial in the Classical world.And a new generation of artists from Western Arnhem Land in a new exhibition of exquisite art created on stone country.…
 
Incoming Melbourne Theatre Company artistic director Anne-Louise Sarks has a reputation for bringing the best out of people. She speaks about her process with her friend and collaborator, Zoë Coombs Marr — who delights in bringing Anne-Louise down a peg or two.Also, not content to highlight the work of just one Legend of Australian Theatre, Zoë att…
 
Kate Grenville's interest in women hemmed in by history comes to the fore in her new audiobook about her grandmother, Always Greener.Also, Lisa Emanuel's debut novel The Covered Wife is about a Sydney woman drawn into a religious cult, and Tony Birch gives poet and editor Evelyn Araluen some writing advice.…
 
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