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We head back across the world again to talk all things Gloucester with comedian Robyn Reynolds. We learn about the sport of Cheese Rolling and Robyn's participation in it, why visiting the graveyard in the centre of town is a rite of passage for all young adults and how a group of people were fascinated with Johnny English and Robyn's reaction to i…
 
Hot new episode this week as Jamie takes the guest seat to talk all about his beloved home in the Netherlands. We learn about criminal justices fighting each other, a connection between a woman and a gorilla and Jamie tells a story about how one of his mates ruined a nice night out. Pure audio gold. Give it a listen, send it to your friends, leave …
 
Patty Duke has a revered place in the annals of made-for-TV horror for the wonderfully bonkers CURSE OF THE BLACK WIDOW, but five years before she played the lead in SHE WAITS, a more traditional “woman in a house” chiller that also stars Dorothy McGuire and Beulah Bondi. How does it hold up? Actor Doug Plaut talks it out with Sam. Listen to MAM’s …
 
Huge episode this week as comedian and co-host of The Good Stuff, Tom Cashman joins us to talk all things Artarmon. We learn of Jamie's career as an amateur schnitzel reviewer, we hear an Urban Dictionary definition that hits close to home and Tom tells us the long saga of a local man who took a little too much interest in him when he was a teenage…
 
Another international ep, another banger. Comedian and futsal star Freddie McManus joins us to talk all things Canterbury. We learn about the death of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Freddie tells us how to drink underage, Drew reveals a comic book scandal and we find out about the UK's most successful reggae act Judge Dredd. A five star episode. Giv…
 
We head overseas once more and talk to Jen Mackie all about growing up in Singapore. We pour a Singapore Sling and recount its history, Jen tells us about life in Singapore during SARS, we learn about warring gangs of otters and investigate an Instagram influencer fraud. Get into it. Give it a listen, send it to your friends, leave a 5 star review …
 
It's an all-music, no-talk Halloween episode featuring three hours fo weird, spooky-adjacent music. All the tracks come from previous episodes, so if you want any context for any of these tracks, go check out the original episodes: Samantha, Sabrina and Wanda. Track listing: 0:00 Toto Coelo, “Dracula’s Tango (Sucker for Your Love)” 5:51 Fancy, “Sli…
 
What better place to spend Halloween than in a haunted house with Paul Lynde? Well, lots of places, really, but this Halloween, Sam is spending the holiday not only with Mr. Lynde but also with Drew Mackie and Glen Lakin, host of the sister podcast Gayest Episode Ever, which looks at LGBT-focused episodes of classic sitcoms, meaning this one-hour c…
 
Oh baby we're back in the studio and we've got a hot one talking Gordon with Bea Barbeau-Scurla. We learn about how Bea's mum had a "Money Door" at her house, one of the pioneers of Bitcoin, Gordon Maccas and more on Jamie's summer of love delivering Pizza around the North Shore. This one has it all. Get it on all pod apps. Give it a listen, send i…
 
Here it is: my last effort at celebrating the spooky season with VGM. I don’t have much to say other than that that this is a mix of new stuff and stuff I’ve played on previous episodes. I couldn’t think of a better way to say goodbye to Hallowene episodes. Track listing: 2:15 BGM 1 / Tsukikomori (Super Famicom) / Horiguchi Takashi 3:24 Stage 5 / A…
 
Part two of a celebration of 80s music that’s either outright spooky or Halloween-adjacent. Listen to previous Halloween episodes, Samantha and Sabrina — and also this episode, which has a solid dark-dancey vibe. Also listen to Different Head’s Halloween episodes: Spooky, Midnight Horror and Vol. 75. Track listing: 0:00 Art Fine, “Dark Silence” — A…
 
Big new episode talking all things Rose Bay with Alice Fraser! We learn about the big house Alice grew up in that her holocaust survivor Grandma put together, and how she lived with many people who were part of a resistance. We find out that Rose Bay was the first place in Australia to fly a Sea Plane and we learn about a horse racing scandal for t…
 
Barbara Eden stars in this 1974 ABC Movie of the Week, which puts a sci-fi twist on the “Help! There’s something in my womb!”-subgenre of horror flick made in the style of Rosemary’s Baby. To clump discuss this schlocky goodness, Sam is joined by founding SNL cast member Laraine Newman, who is a delight. Help support Monday Afternoon Movie by pledg…
 
Another scorcher with writer and comedian Dan Ilic talking all things Epping. We talk about the ripper Epping Nightlife aka Tracks Nightclub and Epping RSL, and how if you went there in the mid 2000s you may have been kicked out by a future heavyweight world champion boxer. Dan details his history of writing and performing sketches, and his start b…
 
The sequel to last year’s Halloween episode, Samantha, is now a two-part special. Also listen to Different Head’s Halloween episodes: Spooky, Midnight Horror and Vol. 75. Track listing (purchase/stream links TK!) 0:00 Toto Coelo, “I Eat Cannibals” — Apple Music • Spotify • Amazon Music 9:17 The Doctor, “Frankenstein” 14:15 Atrium, “Doctor Jekyll” 2…
 
The ABC Movie of the Week for the week of October 30, 1974, DEATH CRUISE delivers exactly what that title promises: death, several times over, happening specifically on a cruise ship. The film stars patron saint of this podcast, Kate Jackson, alongside Richard Long, Tom Bosley and Polly Bergen, and on hand to discuss it is actress Natalie Lander — …
 
Big episode today as we hit the beach to talk all things Bondi with musician Ben Lee. We talk about Mr Bondi, the muscle-man who took on the police and won, the people who used to patrol the beaches measuring bikini lines and how Ben Lee went from a playing a Bondi sausage sizzle to opening for Sonic Youth in 2 weeks. Lot of hot stuff in this one. …
 
Hot new stuff coming at you as we talk Batemans Bay with the very funny Daniel Connell. We learn about a harrowing tale involving a stolen car, Daniel's connection to a Big Brother contestant, Pooh's Corner, a flying fox plague and Drew tells us a classic story about him and his brother looking to meet ladies at a caravan park. Lot of good content …
 
No theme is the best theme. These tracks don’t suck. Listen to Katherine’s podcast Smart Mouth. “Seven DJs Share the Weirdest Records in Their Crates.” Track listing: 0:00 Imagination, “Just an Illusion” — Apple Music • Spotify • Amazon Music 9:57 Topo & Roby, “Under the Ice” — Spotify • Amazon Music 15:26 Clio & Kay, “Keep on Dancing” — Apple Musi…
 
Some of you bemoaned the loss of the Singing Mountain Patreon because it also meant the loss of the ”all music, no talk” versions of episodes that I sometimes posted there. Never fear: the files have been recovered, and I will be posting them on the main feed. First up, the ”all music, no talk” version of episode 105, “The End... as a Beginning.” T…
 
Hot one this week as yarn man supreme Tim Hewitt joins us to talk about Redlands. We cover the various scandals of politician Andrew Laming, learn how one of Redlands most successful real estate agents had a double life as a meth dealer, and cover the various robberies Hewy endured behind the counter of his local bottle-shop. This one is a cracker.…
 
You’re still driving. It still doesn’t have to be a race. Listed to KVGM, “The Last Wave,” a podcast full of low-key, chilled VGM that you’ll like if you like this episode. Also listen to my previous driving music episodes: Afternoon Drive 1, Moonlight Drive, Sunset Drive, Drive Into the City Track listing: 0:07 On the Rainy Street / Dyna Brothers …
 
Hot new ep coming at you, going to South Australia for the first time to talk all things West Croydon with Justin Hamilton. We talk about iconic South Australian meal the Pie Floater, Adelaide gangs including the time Hammo performed for a bikie gang, Hammo's surprising connection to a meth superlab, and the Whizzinator - fake appendage to the star…
 
After barely scratching the surface a few weeks go, we head back to the Cross to focus on some of the notorious crimes and criminals through the ages. We talk about Tilly Devine and her Razor gang, and how one time she got KO'd by a flying punch from a tram. We talk Abe Saffron, a man who modelled his criminal career on American mobsters and couldn…
 
The only thing better than Robert Stack teaming up with Vera Miles is Sam Pancake teaming up with returning guest Stacey Yvonne to discuss 1974’s THE STRANGE AND DEADLY OCCURRENCE, about a family moving into a new home to discover that someone — or something — would rather they hadn’t. Help support Monday Afternoon Movie by pledging money on our Pa…
 
Big episode this week as comedian and co-host of the Big Natural Talents podcast Concetta Caristo joins us to talk about all things Strathfield. Jamie tells us about the worst job interview of his life, we learn about Arnotts biscuits and the case of Monte Carlo poisonings, the government hijinks of Danny Lim and Concetta gives us some hot gossip. …
 
The good news: Singing Mountain is back. The bad news: It’s only coming back for a few more episodes before ending. Due to reasons I explain in the episode, I’ve decided to end this podcast. However, before I do that, I’ll be clearing out the odds and ends that are remaining in the shambles of the planning doc I’ve been making episodes from all thi…
 
What is the secret of Love House? And will intrepid investigating marrieds Kate Jackson and Robert Wagner uncover the mysteries in time? Sam is joined by Tymberlee Hill for this campy dive into old Hollywood. Originally airing in 1976, it also stars Sylvia Sidney, John Carradine, Bill Macy, Joan Blondell and more. Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.co…
 
Belter of an episode this week as the very funny Grace Jarvis joins us to talk all things Toowoomba. We learn about the various 'big' landmarks dotted around town including a self saucing sausage, Grace tells us about growing up as a theatre kid, we investigate the claim that Toowoomba is Australia's most haunted town and hear the story of a truly …
 
Have you ever thought the film Maximum Overdrive just had too many possessed vehicles? If so, 1974’s KILLDOZER! may be the film for you. Clint Walker stars a construction foreman tasked with battling a bulldozer given malevolent sentience by an ancient meteorite. Sam is joined by returning guest Marc Anthony Samuel to talk about why this made-for-T…
 
Grab an overpriced drink, slap on your best Tarocash and get ready to hit the Cross. We talk about Dolph Lundgren's past career as a Kings Cross bouncer, the Chk Chk Boom Girl, the Witch of Kings Cross and a story about one of Jamie's greatest moments performing stand up comedy. There's so much and we barely scratch the surface, so if you have any …
 
The former U.S.S.R. had its own synthpop and new wave acts, but the Cold War prevented a lot of Americans from hearing how good they were at assembling those 80s music building blocks into cool formations we didn’t get here. Track listing: 0:00 Alyans, “At Dawn (На заре)” — Apple Music • Spotify • Amazon Music 8:18 Forum, “Let’s Call Each Other (Да…
 
It’s a rare case of a TV movie in the U.S. becoming a theatrical release in Japan: 1978’s THE BERMUDA DEPTHS, which has Carl Weathers, Connie Sellecca, and Leigh McCloskey exploring sea monsters off the Bermuda coast. If that’s not enough, there’s also Rankin/Bass connection, and director Jim Fall joins Sam to talk it through. Sam on Twitter: https…
 
Coming in red hot talking all things Hornsby with author, DJ and podcaster Levins. We hear about Levins' Hornsby employment history, learn about the surprisingly melancholy translations of famous Aussie comic Ginger Meggs and tell the story of the Brothel that won $100,000 after being taken to court by the local council. Some great stuff this episo…
 
When we last left Sam and special guest Chris D’Arienzo, they were discussing the best movie ever about a rock band investigating mysterious goings-on at Magic Mountain. What edge-of-your-seat thrills await you in the shocking conclusion! Well, you have to listen to it to find out. We’re not just going to tell you. Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.c…
 
Oh baby our 50th episode is here and we have the brilliant Josh Earl to talk all about Burnie, Tasmania. We learn that Bernie has a Midnight Oil Song named after it, learn about the battle for the burnie.com website and Josh tells us about his family's encounter with royalty. This one is a hot one. Give it a listen, send it to your friends, leave a…
 
There’s actually so much going on in this 1978 NBC telefilm about the rock band Kiss battling an evil inventor to save Magic Mountain that we are splitting into two parts, just because we couldn’t imagine sparing you all a single second of this. To discuss this landmark motion picture, Sam brings in Chris D’Arienzo, the Tony-nominated writer of the…
 
Slap on a bumbag, drop a pinger and get ready to talk all things music festivals with the very funny Rosie Piper. We trace the history of the music festival, covering Woodstock, Hell's Angels, and Aussie pub rock fans booing Queen. Then we dive into some of Australia's most beloved festivals Big Day Out, Soundwave and Meredith as we cover the heady…
 
Long before the Conjuring franchise took on the murder trial of Arne Johnson, NBC aired a TV movie inspired by those real-life events: 1983’s THE DEMON MURDER CASE. And while some might expect a made-for-TV production to pale in comparison, this one boasts Kevin Bacon, Andy Griffith and Cloris Leachman and gives the big-screen counterpart a run for…
 
Remote recording poses no issue for us, as we have a true corker on our hands. The hilarious Cameron James joins us to talk about all things Hog's Breath. We do a deep dive on the beloved Hogster as we investigate how it got its start by stealing the name and concept from another restaurant, learn about evil millionaires with helipads, and get a ma…
 
Premiering on ABC in 1971, this film features the best line-up of four actresses this side of The Golden Girls: Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy, Mildred Natwick and Sylvia Sidney. Joining Sam to discuss DO NOT FOLD — which may or may not be considered a horror movie, depending on what kind of girl you are — is playwright and performer Justin Elizabeth Sayre…
 
As Sydney is plunged into lockdown we go into remote recording. So instead of covering a suburb we cover beloved former Sydney institution Wonderland. We cover the history of the rides including a dangerous incidents involving magnets. Later in the pod Alexei Toliopoulos joins us to talk about Hanna Barbera and their wonderful mascots, scary roller…
 
In case you’ve ever wondered how Carrie would play out as envisioned by Joan Rivers, 1973’s THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO more or less does that. Wendi McClendon-Covey joins Sam to discuss a pre-Grease Stockard Channing’s turn as Miriam Knight, who’s not the prettiest girl on campus… yet. Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jsampancake Wendi on Twitter: …
 
Due to the imminent Sydney lockdown, we go it alone to cover Caboolture, QLD, where a young Drew Bensley moved and promptly broke many hearts. We learn about Cabooltures favourite son Keith Urban, the needle in the strawberry scandal and we reminisce about young love and dating. This one also features Danny Bensley with some special guest memories …
 
Amazing episode this week as the legend Tai Tate from Built to Spill Wine joins us. We crack open a bottle of Cheeky Redders and discuss his growing up in Ohakune, New Zealand. We learn how his mum brewed rhubarb champagne at an early age, working as on air talent at a pirate radio station at 13 years old, and a hair situation at one of the towns l…
 
It’s summer, it’s pride and it’s (almost) post-pandemic. I’m celebrating all three of these with an episode I’m hoping sets the tone for the entire season. Special thanks to DJ Eric Pruitt for for suggestions from his playlist tribute to the days of Marilyn’s Back Street. Watch the video for C.C. Catch’s “Cause You Are Young.” Track listing: 0:00 S…
 
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