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Simon Sweetman talks to musicians, writers, actors, comedians, people of interest. Creative types share their stories.

Sweetman Podcast Simon Sweetman

    • Arts
    • 3.7 • 11 Ratings

Simon Sweetman talks to musicians, writers, actors, comedians, people of interest. Creative types share their stories.

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 231 - Geoff Stahl

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 231 - Geoff Stahl

    An in-depth conversation with Geoff Stahl, Media Studies lecturer and DJ. As TV Disko he puts on DJ sets in bars and via radio shows. As a lecturer he's interested in popular music and the "other social media" of coffee, craft beer and wine. We talked about his upbringing in Canada and his move to Wellington, NZ 15 years ago where he took up a teaching position at Victoria University. We talk pandemic and teaching through lockdown via video conferencing. We talk music and record collecting and the development of media studies as a subject.

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 230 - Anna Dean

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 230 - Anna Dean

    An in-depth conversation with Anna Dean, Nelson-born, Wellington-based, she is one half of the creative agency Double Denim, a co-creator of the Ace Lady Network. She is or has been a journalist, broadcaster, social media manager, event planner, PR guru and party organiser extraordinaire. We talk about the various roles and facets of her career/s and we talk trends in podcasts, social media and journalism. We talk about living online and broadcasting opinions and thoughts and the content mire of providing so much of your content to Facebook and other digital platforms for free.

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 229 - Rachel Doré Interviews Me About Blogging

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 229 - Rachel Doré Interviews Me About Blogging

    Rachel Doré interviewed me for Manawatu Peoples Radio (MPR) to promote my talk this coming Sunday, September 13, at the Feilding Library as part of the Manawatu Writers Festival. I'll be talking blogging and my life - over the last 15 years - as a daily blogger. I'll be chatting about ways to do it and reasons to bother. This interview is kindly re-upped with MPR's permission.

    • 49 min
    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 228 - Ben Mulchin (Valhalla)

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 228 - Ben Mulchin (Valhalla)

    An in-depth conversation with Ben Mulchin - owner/operator of Valhalla music venue in Wellington and a tour promoter (Valhalla Touring). Ben and I talked about his background outside and away from music (science), his love of the venue (then Hole In The Wall) and his decision to run a bar, and then get into promoting shows. We talk, too, of Covid-19's plans for 2020 and adjusting to lockdown levels and socially distanced, responsible gigging.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 227 - Charlotte Graham-McLay

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 227 - Charlotte Graham-McLay

    An in-depth conversation with Charlotte Graham-McLay. She is a Wellington-based reporter and broadcaster. Following work at RNZ she is now the New York Times correspondant and one of the NZ correspodants writing for The Guardian. We talked about her training and experiences in the field - in both radio and print journalism. We talked too of how to negotiate the world online, how to manage life, work and social media. We talked about her Masters topic, the gendered online abuse of radio hosts.

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 226 - Eamonn Marra

    Sweetman Podcast: Episode 226 - Eamonn Marra

    An in-depth conversation with writer and comedian Eamonn Marra. We talk about the Christchurch earthquakes, creative writing classes in Wellington, depression, anxiety and mental health, stand-up comedy, writing and his novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level.

    • 2 hrs 17 min

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