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. …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 33: Damian Cowell

OK so I couldn’t resist using a TISM reference in my intro, despite the language being filthy, and now I’m caught somewhere in between “that’s a great dad joke” or “why did you swear like that, you buffoon?”. TISM was one of Australia’s most iconic and entertaining bands and when …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 32: Michael Pope

As I say in my intro to this podcast – Michael Pope HAS entertained you, even if you aren’t aware of it. If not as a host or actor in his own right from the 1980s to now, it’s likely as a producer of The Price is Right or rallying up …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 30: Sibylla Stephen

Catching up with a friend you haven’t seen in 13 years. That makes me happy. What originally made me happy was stumbling across a band I liked, then realising I used to know the singer. Then determining she’d be the perfect guest for the podcast and it would be a …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 29: Joan Kornblith

4 days following the US election, I have a chat with an American who works for their Government! “It’s an odd country in many ways, and there’s people that take great offence at certain things, yet those same people don’t take offence at other things so go figure!” Politics will …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 28: Gideon Haigh

“A girlfriend once dumped me because she didn’t like how enthusiastic I was about…” I love this quote from Gideon. This level of enthusiasm, as long as it’s not criminal behaviour of course, should be celebrated! Sharing your enthusiasm and is the reason for this podcast and Gideon Haigh is …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 27: Tony Liberatore

Following October 1, the day when my favourite footy team, Western Bulldogs, won their first grand final in 62 years… (I struggle to believe that’s even true as I type it…) There was just SO MUCH happiness created. I don’t even mean just for myself or my family. Millions of …

Kids Love Balloons – Episode 26: Brooklyn Ross

I ventured from Melbourne to Sydney to follow my favourite sporting team, the Western Bulldogs, play a preliminary final on 24th September. While there, why not catch up with an old mate of mine, shoot the breeze and record it? So at the time of recording, the football matches hadn’t …