An intelligent and funny podcast about comedy and crime. Hosted by comedian and former criminal lawyer Andrew Paskin. Featuring interviews with comedians, lawyers, judges, criminals, academics, journalists, law enforcement, social workers and many others about their lives and experiences with crime.
12 - Matt Balaker - Greg Giraldo
We are joined by funny comedian, author and investment banker Matt Balaker to speak about a subject extremely dear to my heart, the brilliant comedian Greg Giraldo. We discuss Matt's amazing book 'Greg Giraldo: A Comedian's Story', the unbreakable legacy of 'Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn', the Comedy Cellar, Greg Giraldo the man, the curse of addiction, Greg's family, Matt's life and career, Bernie Madoff, the process of writing a book and much, much more!
11 - Colonel Mikhail Lyubimov
Joining the APP is legendary KGB spymaster and acclaimed author Colonel Mikhail Lyubimov. A key figure in some of the most pivotal espionage events of the cold war, Colonel Lyubimov tells a raucous story about a CIA honeytrap gone awry, discusses the Cambridge Five and Kim Philby at length, relives having his cover blown when infiltrating the highest levels of British society, as well as the personal and ideological betrayal at the hands of Oleg Gordievsky and much, much more!
The APP is back ... Andrew Unnerves Russell Crowe!
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Next week is the first real episode back with former KGB spymaster Col. Mikhail Lyubimov!
10 - Terry Ellis - Prison
Joining the A.P.P for a brutally honest and heart-warming story of personal transformation, is career gangster turned prison reform expert and youth advocate Mr. Terry Ellis. Terry takes us through his devastating childhood, undiagnosed dyslexia, rise through the London underworld, prison terms, sobriety, high profile armed robberies, including the legendary ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ robbery, transforming his mindset within a therapy gaol among some of the world’s worst offenders, and coming out the other side as an accomplished author, family man, advocate and entrepreneur. Tune in for one of the most incredible life stories ever!
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9 - Donte D'One - Racism (Part 2)
This is part two of a wonderful interview with US-Australian promoter and author Donte D'One, we discuss Donte's appearance on Q and A, racism within the entertainment industry, US vs Australian racism, minority representation on TV, acting auditions, reparations, affirmative action, working on the Matrix films, racism on the street, how Donte runs his clubs and much, much more! Donte's books on stand up comedy and DJ ing are available now at comedyintheraw.com.au
9 - Donte D'One - Racism (Part 1)
This week the APP welcomes charismatic Las Vegas born Australian promoter Donte D’One. In part one of a wonderful chat we discuss Donte’s childhood in Las Vegas, his barrier-breaking parents, family tragedy, mafia controlled casinos, Vegas celebrity encounters including Liberace and Muhammad Ali, Donte’s rise into entrepreneurship, the evolution of DJ-ing and his momentous move to Australia. Look out for part 2 where we discuss racism within Australia and the entertainment business!