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Maynard from Australia. Take a journey through pop culture with no clear purpose or destination. The home of Bunga Bunga and all Planet Maynard shows. Always shameless.

    Australia’s Coldest 100 – 2020

    Australia’s Coldest 100 – 2020

    Australia’s Coldest 100 returns on 25th January with some of the weirdest music Australia has ever spawned.

    The Coldest 100 was the creation of Andrew Sholl on Twitter in 2016 and has been the embarrassing family member at the barbecue of Triple J’s Hottest 100 ever since. Anyone can have a guess at the hottest song of the year. But who has ever nominated Margarita Pracatan or Daryl Somers performing his version of Thankyou for Being a Friend ?

    @Ozkitsch Andrew Sholl has allowed me to play you a few spoilers from the big day on Saturday (about 25).

    Miss World contestants 1989 cover Kylie Minogue

    Hey Hey, It’s a Ballarat charity telethon 1988

    Les Hamsters just missed out making The Coldest 100 this year. Sacre bleu!

    See what you missed in 2019’s Coldest 100

    • 15 min
    Sydney Hellfire Club throws in the whip after 27 years

    Sydney Hellfire Club throws in the whip after 27 years

    The Sydney Hellfire Club, clearly one of the most interesting nightclubs on the Sydney scene, has called it a night after 27 years (or 26 years and 10 months, if you want to be pedantic).

    Master Tom and Ultra sat down after the final party on 27th December and told the reason why they are ending their successful run. Also just a few stories from a version of Sydney nightlife that won’t be back in a hurry.

    What really made Hellfire work for so long was that we genuinely held a particular defined philosophy, that we stuck to rigorously. Even when it was economically irrational to do so.Master Tom

    Sydney Hellfire Club first night at The Shift. Maynard & friends

    Sydney Hellfire Club simple to follow house rules

    Having fun at Sydney Hellfire Club first night at Midnight Shift

    The Art of the Hookup book mentioned during the interview

    Listen to the full interview above. Here is a wicked partial transcript:

    Maynard: When you do something for a long time, when you do something for 26 years and 10 months, you’re not just good at it, you’re f*****g brilliant at it! I’m talking to the two people that have run the Hellfire Club in Sydney for 26 years and 10 months. We’ve got Ultra and Master Tom, how are you feeling? It’s 48 hours after you put the Club to bed for the last time.

    Master Tom: We’re feeling every one of those 26 years and 10 months. Can I just say, I was young and skinny when it started. Now I’m twice the man I used to be.

    Maynard: And you two actually met at the club.

    Ultra: We did. We met in maybe August 1993.

    Maynard: Looking at the final night you had there, the crowd has evolved. There were a lot of people looking the look. But not really playing the way they used to back in the day. Is that because society’s changed or because my eyes are so bad I didn’t see it.

    Master Tom: Oh both. There was a bit of play going on around the frames. There were two A-frames going, one in the back corner, one in the front corner. Things have changed. Nightclubs have changed. Nightclub culture’s changed. The Black Market was a unique and special place. Kind of anything you wanted you did. It was all brand new then and everyone was making it up as they went along and there was nowhere else to do anything like that at the time. But since then, and largely as a result of Hellfire, there’s been a proliferation of other events, other parties, other venues, and other opportunities for people to do this kind of stuff. Not just in a nightclub.

    Maynard: What was the final straw then? The thing that happened for you to say, “Let’s end it”.

    Ultra: A $20,000 minimum bar spend.

    Maynard: That’s a lot of money. In the world of Australian nightclubs, is that considered a high minimum spend at the bar? Explain to people what that is.

    Master Tom: A minimum spend is the amount the club owner has to take. If they take any less than that,

    • 29 min
    A Very Recalcitrant Xmas 2019

    A Very Recalcitrant Xmas 2019

    Tim Ferguson and Maynard bring you A Very Recalcitrant Xmas 2019, the Xmas show that doesn’t really want to be here.

    Tim wants Lego for Xmas, Maynard doesn’t even want Xmas for Xmas.

    Ferguson has his usually spot on predictions for next year, remember he has correctly called every Australian election this century.

    To help along the way we have podcast friends from around the world dropping in to make this the most recalcitrant show of your festive season.

    Lance Leopard, The Darbys, Karl & Andy from Who Are These Podcasts?, George Hrab, Christopher Laird & Tony Push all bring us their reality of Xmas. See if it matches yours.

    From all here at Planet Maynard we wish you A Very Recalcitrant Xmas 2019

    The Isotopes Xmas groove on Soundcloud

    The Very Barry Crocker Xmas show from 1989

    George Hrab with his Geologic podcast

    Tune into Who Are These Podcasts?

    The Darbys Facebook page

    Christopher Laird & Rather Resplendent Records

    Everything Tim Ferguson

    • 45 min
    A Very Very Bunga Bunga Xmas Xmas 2018

    A Very Very Bunga Bunga Xmas Xmas 2018

    Maynard and his fellow travellers present the most confusing fun you will have this festive season in A Very Very Bunga Bunga Xmas Xmas.

    In 2018 Planet Maynard went from being roasted by Who Are These Podcasts? (they have over 12 million listeners) to celebrating 50 episodes of Bunga Bunga with Tim Ferguson AND rediscovering Sydney 1990s gossip legend Lance Leopard (who was signing and selling indulgences on the traffic island at Taylor Square).

    Lance Leopard is very excited this Xmas about his new velour Playboy smoking jacket with matching pillow and credenza. Because if there’s one thing we know about Lance, he’s out to impress the ladies.

    Lance Leopard relaxes on his new credenza in A Very Very Bunga Bunga Xmas Xmas 2018

    Thanks to Karl from Who Are These Podcasts?  Check out his band The Isotopes.

    Great review of the movie that inspired Lance’s best Xmas present ever Airport 79.

    Tim Ferguson & Maynard in A Very Very Bunga Bunga Xmas Xmas 2018

    Tim Ferguson took time out from whizzing round Australia teaching comedy to give us a wrap of the year and tell about his new solo comedy show. It will be touring Australia starting in January 2019 in Perth and going most places in Australia throughout 2019. It’s called My Fast Life On Wheels.

    Tim’s website can tell you where and when you can see it.

    Christopher Laird in his frightening Vinyl Dungeon show and the Radio Nowhere archive.

    George Hrab sings his Xmas song of non belief. Check out his Geologic Podcast.

    Bjorn Again ABBA up Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    • 47 min
    A Very Bunga Bunga Xmas 2017

    A Very Bunga Bunga Xmas 2017

    A Very Bunga Bunga Xmas 2017 LIVE from The Harold Park Hotel brings you the yuletide joy you have been yearning for.

    Tim Ferguson & Maynard give you seasonal good times and bad advice.

    All with the help of Simon Day (of Ratcat), Continental Robert Susz (of The Dynamic Hepnotics), several audience members and a raft with udders.

    Find out what Charles Darwin, Tim Ferguson, Sophie Monk and Neville Chamberlain have in common.

    “You’re the Robert Downey Jnr of botanists”.

    Chicken on a raft.

    • 42 min
    A Very Maynard Xmas 2016

    A Very Maynard Xmas 2016

    Welcome all to A Very Maynard Xmas 2016.

    In this Very not for children Xmas special; Tim Ferguson takes a break from doing everything everywhere to give some advice to Donald Trump, Clementine Ford and the people of Northcote.

    Maynard has found more of the Xmas song and clips you don’t hear at this time of year (for good reason) along with Tony Push, who has an incomprehensible poem about Xmas for us all.

    You may think this time of year sucks, but take solace in the fact that you don’t suck as much as Maynard.

    Onwards to 2017…

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

Dashinlove ,

Maynard for President

Legendary Aussie broadcaster Maynard frolics through fun-filled fields and pop culture back alleys.

Little Nat ,

I could listen to his voice all day!

I've missed his antics since the JJJ days and what a pleasant surprise to stumble across his podcasts. This goose is certainly loose!

Get This Fan ,

Maynard is a national treasure!

Maynard and Tim's "Bunga Bunga" is one very funny podcast. Catch up with the goings on at Glebe Point Road and Tim's place, along with Kitler. I always look forward to Maynards work. Bunga Bunga is brilliant.

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