27 episodes

A podcast for Greeks of the diaspora. Join Sydney-based Greek-Australians Tom and Nick as they bring the Ouzo-fuelled conversations of ‘kaffeneia’ the Greek world over, right to your ears. From music, history and culture, to science, philosophy and everything in between, Ouzo Talk is all about 'parea'. And with a bottle of Ouzo always on the table, there's no telling where the conversation might go. It's solving the world’s problems – one bottle of Ouzo at a time.

Ouzo Talk The Ouzo Talk Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

A podcast for Greeks of the diaspora. Join Sydney-based Greek-Australians Tom and Nick as they bring the Ouzo-fuelled conversations of ‘kaffeneia’ the Greek world over, right to your ears. From music, history and culture, to science, philosophy and everything in between, Ouzo Talk is all about 'parea'. And with a bottle of Ouzo always on the table, there's no telling where the conversation might go. It's solving the world’s problems – one bottle of Ouzo at a time.

    The World Game with Andy Paschalidis

    The World Game with Andy Paschalidis

    Legendary football (soccer) commentator Andy Paschalidis drops into The Distillery to talk all things world football as well as his amazing charity: HeartBeat of Football. From his early days as a journalist to hosting World Cups on SBS and calling some of the biggest events in the sport, Andy is an icon of ‘the beautiful game’ in Australia and overseas, most recently calling games for the Indian Super League. Andy recalls Greece’s Euro 2004 win, the state of Greek football in general, as well as giving his thoughts on the recent NETFLIX documentary; FIFA Uncovered.

    Find out more about Heartbeat of football.
    Email us at ouzotalk@outlook.com
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    • 1 hr 59 min
    The Greeks of Calabria with Billy Cotsis

    The Greeks of Calabria with Billy Cotsis

    Greeks are well and truly everywhere, and few people know this better than writer, documentary filmmaker and Greek raconteur, Billy Cotsis. Billy joins Tom and Nick in The Distillery to discuss his latest film; ‘Magna Graecia: the Greko of Calabria’, developed in collaboration with Basil Genimahaliotis, which focuses on the Greko communities of Calabria in the southernmost part of the Italian peninsula. This unique community have maintained millennia-old links to their ancient and medieval Hellenic past through their language and culture. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Billy has seen and met Greeks in the unlikeliest of places – and has the stories to prove it.
    Email us at ouzotalk@outlook.com
    Subscribe to our Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3n85GSdk5Q&t=6s
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OuzoTalk
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Mark Bouris

    Mark Bouris

    You may know Mark Bouris as the founder and chairman of Wizard Home Loans and Yellow Brick Road. You might equally know him as the host of The Apprentice, or the host of podcasts such as The Mentor, and Straight Talk. One thing’s for sure though - you don’t know Mark Bouris like this. Mark joins Tom and Nick in The Distillery to talk about his Greek heritage, his incredible professional journey, his numerous business interests and everything in between. When Mark talks, it definitely pays to listen. A genuinely inspiring story from a Greek-Australian role-model.
    The Greek Providore - proud sponsors of this episode of Ouzo Talk
    Email us at ouzotalk@outlook.com
    Subscribe to our Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3n85GSdk5Q&t=6s
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OuzoTalk
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ouzo_talk/

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Greeks in the Navy - Commodore John Stavridis

    Greeks in the Navy - Commodore John Stavridis

    Tom and Nick are on their best behaviour as Australian Navy Captain (and avid Ouzo talk listener) Commodore John Stavridis, boards the Distillery to talk about his personal journey, as well as the strong connection between Greeks and the Navy... but not just the Australian Navy. No matter where in the world Greeks are, their connection to the ocean is always visible thanks to how numerous they are in the Naval forces of the USA, UK and of course, Greece. Hear first-hand stories of coming into contact with opposing forces, and what life in the Navy has brought to this proud Greek-Australian.
    The Greek Providore - proud sponsors of this episode of Ouzo Talk
    Email us at ouzotalk@outlook.com
    Subscribe to our Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3n85GSdk5Q&t=6s
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OuzoTalk
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ouzo_talk/

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Actor, comedian - George Kapiniaris

    Actor, comedian - George Kapiniaris

    Iconic Greek-Australian comedian, George Kapiniaris, stopped by the Distillery for a drink with Tom and Nick to talk about his career on stage and screen, as well as his Greek roots. From growing up Greek in Melbourne to appearing in the now legendary TV sit-com 'Acropolis Now' alongside Mary Coustas and Nick Giannopoulos as his alter-ego, Memo, to his roles in 'Underbelly', 'Fat Pizza' and more, George has become a much-loved Greek-Australian god of comedy and performance. George even gives Tom and Nick a rendition of the Acropolis Now theme song on his 'baglama'!
    Email us at ouzotalk@outlook.com
    Subscribe to our Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3n85GSdk5Q&t=6s
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OuzoTalk
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ouzo_talk/

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Greek Olive Oil - The Governor with Spyros Dafnis

    Greek Olive Oil - The Governor with Spyros Dafnis

    Nothing says Greece like a quality olive oil, and The Governor is one of the best. During his recent trip to Corfu, Tom sat down with Spyros Dafnis, the man behind The Governor, to discuss the amazing journey from being an everyday olive mill, to being one of the highest rated high phenolic, extra virgin olive oil brands globally, plus being used as part of clinical trials. An inspiring story that showcases Greek creativity, commitment to quality, and ingenuity. Tom and Nick find out what makes a good olive oil, how it's made, and much more.

    This episode is proudly brought to you by The Greek Providore: https://thegreekprovidore.com.au/


    The Greek Providore - proud sponsors of this episode of Ouzo Talk
    Email us at ouzotalk@outlook.com
    Subscribe to our Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3n85GSdk5Q&t=6s
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OuzoTalk
    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ouzo_talk/

    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

M31B ,

Entertaining and Informative

I have listened to every episode and some twice over.
Ouzo Talk is pure enjoyment and entertainment for those of us that lucky enough to be born Greeks….I identify with most if not all of the idiosyncrasies about us and listening to the boys is a stroll down memory lane.
I have learned things about my culture and country I wasn’t aware of (Anzacs episode) and and laughed along with Mary and Tsarouhas
Immensely proud to share a heritage with incredible people such as Helen Zahos, George Ellis and Commodore John Stavridis.
Much respect for Tom and Nick…well done , keep it up ……παλαμάκια 👏👏

Shjsjjsjs ,

Fantastic podcast

Great podcast, keep it up boys.
Lots of great insightful topics and funny banter between Nick, Tom and their special guests

Jen&Dim ,

Enjoyable & informative

Thank you

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