Kids Love Balloons – Episode 43: Tania Doko

Provider of the greatest “Hey Mum!” in Australian history, Tania Doko is a songwriting powerhouse. In songwriting partnership with James Roche, Bachelor Girl had 3 top 50 singles, 5 ARIA nominations and a Songwriter of the Year award over 1998 and 1999. This freaks me out but we’re approaching the …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 42: Nicole Hayes

Author of five published books with more on the way, a podcast which has been picked up by newspaper and radio entities, teaching masterclasses; Nicole Hayes is a creative guru and won’t slow down any time soon. After our chat I believe her extreme creative output has plenty to do …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 41: Belinda Kirwan

Belinda Kirwan is an actor, screenwriter, producer, teacher and dead set legend! Recently she’s been co-creating a TV series HActresses, which has become a web series of seven episodes you can watch on YouTube right after you listen to this podcast! You’ll recognise many popular Australian personalities including bloody champion …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 40: Mike Mills (Toehider)

It’s been a while! But here we are, finally a new episode. Mike Mills is a brilliant all-round musician from Melbourne. He’s involved in a multitude of musical projects but is perhaps best known for his work “as” Toehider. (that’s where you can find him on Twitter). We had a …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 39: Alan Brough

Alan Brough has demonstrated his vast music knowledge & passion for years, most famously as team captain in Spicks & Specks. Name me someone more qualified to select three songs for our Ever-growing Playlist of Joy! I’ll wait… More recently, Alan has turned his hand to writing books for children …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 38: Eurovision 2017 Round Table

The world’s greatest song contest is fast approaching. Here-assembled is a group of 6 Melbourne-based super experts for your comprehensive preview! Ti Butler, Danie Tregonning, Mark Perkins, Jason-Scott Watkins and 2011 contestant Nina share a range of perspectives on the contest. How it makes them happy, their favourite memories, and …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 37: Loyiso Gola

“If your quest of life is happiness, then you’re going to be a really sad human being.” The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is truly one of the world’s greatest. Twice Emmy-nominated Loyiso Gola is one of the first class calibre of talents who have travelled here this year, performing his …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 36: James Cridland

“Here’s one I prepared earlier”… James paid Melbourne a visit in November to speak at the CBAA conference. The afternoon of his presentation, we caught up with a beer and my microphone and discussed radio, podcasts, music and what makes us happy. This weekend I’m pleased to finally share it. …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 35: Tegan Higginbotham

Podcasting at the footy! You’ll hear the ambience of pre-match entertainment at Ikon Park as Tegan & I prepare for our teams to do battle in AFL Women’s Round 5. You’ll also hear Tegan and I chat about what makes us happy, the multitude of creative endeavours she’s involved with, …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 34: Brooke Satchwell

The Play That Goes Wrong opens at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre February 22nd. Star Brooke Satchwell feels like she’s doing good civic duty in being a part of something that creates so much laughter, happiness and real escape for the thousands of people who will see it across Australia this year. …