Self-Improvement

Spawned from the minds of Brenton Harris and Mike Speakman is an inspirational/entertainment podcast, RADULTS.The podcast showcases people who have said “fuck that” to the idea that growing up and becoming an adult meant giving up on their dreams. Guests include musicians, authors, comic creators, tattooists, artists, screenwriters just to name a few. These guests maintain the passion of their youth, while surviving as an adult (some even have kids and houses, even a mortgage!).

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Episode 15 of Radults sees hosts Brenton and Mike jump chat with the one and only, Pat Shand. Pat Shand is a writer who has penned multitudes of issues of Charmed, Grimm Fairy Tales and Robyn Hood, as well as his own creator-owned content Destiny New York, Breathless and Snap Flash Hustle. Pat has put his name to a handful of Marvel novels. It doesn't stop at writing though, Pat is a hip-hop connoisseur and could school anyone on the subject - he even drops some bars for us to prove his cred! 

Episode topics include: Getting started as a writer, balancing 'for hire'  work with creator owned work demands, his many creator owned comics, crowd-sourcing, working alongside his wife, the inspiration behind his different comic books, his love of hip-hop, his advice for young writers, tips for being a Radult and an absolute all-timer of a Rad Break featuring some truly next level predictive analysis of hip-hop beefs! 

It's one of our favourite episodes of Radults ever, so tune in, then go get one of EVERYTHING the man has written, he's a little bit brilliant. 

Find Pat Shand and therefore ALL of his amazing work @PatShand 

Radults on Instagram/Facebook: @radults | Radults on Twitter: @radultspodcast

 

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Join Radults host Brenton has he 'conversates' with Nate Young, drummer for much beloved Floridian rockers Anberlin who will be heading to Australia to play their first run of dates outside of their hometown in over five years in late May. Before walking away amicably in 2014, Anberlin had sold over one million records across the globe, acquiring a devout worldwide fanbase that hung on every note of each of their 7 studio albums and stellar live performances. As a founding member and primary creative force of Anberlin, Nate was there for every moment and has a lifetime of experiences and advice to share with us all. 

Episode topics include: the career arc of Anberlin, finding your unique voice as a musician, drumming technique, composition, the evolution of the bands sound, the decision to call it a day, the reason for their temporary reunion run of Australia, advice for young drummers, which Anberlin songs started out as a beat, the creative process, his number one tip for being a Radult and of course his very own Rad Break: The Hot Seat! 

Note: This episode comes to you as a Radults Bite. A short form version of the Radults podcast that is published outside of our usual schedule to take the edge off your hunger for more! If you're not feeling satisfied and you haven't already,
check out all of the full length episodes NOW! 

Anberlin hit Australia in May for shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.Tickets and other details can be found here: https://sbmpresents.com/tour/anberlin/

If you happen to be at the Melbourne show, come say hi! We'll both be there singing our lungs out. <3 

Radults on Instagram/Facebook: @radults | Radults on Twitter: @radultspodcast

 

 

 

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Episode 14 of the Radults podcast sees Brenton and Mike road trip out to the Deathproof offices in deepest hipsterville, Fitzroy, to chat with company co-founder and Director of Publicity and Creative, Emily Kelly.  

After nabbing a fancy looking Bachelor degree in media, Emily has worked in the Australian music industry for 15 years , cutting her teeth as an overeager assistant in the Shock Records PR department, before jumping ship with her best friend Rebecca Reato to give self employment a crack under the moniker Deathproof.

The industry called immediately, landing them work on huge arena tours, niche punk rock releases and even as Soundwave’s on-site PR for it’s mammoth Metallica-headlined festival run! Since then Deathproof has gone from strength-to-strength becoming one of Australia’s premiere agencies and the first choice for many of the most notable names in the heavy music scene! (They’ve seriously worked with freaking EVERYONE)

As director of Creative, Em thrives on cooking up challenging concepts that stray beyond the confines of conventional public relations.

Episode topics include: getting started in the music industry, what exactly a music publicist does, how Deathproof choose who to represent, the importance of work/life balance, networking, knowing your audience, taking advantage of opportunities, understanding your own value, some favourite clients, expanding and evolving your skills, how personal and business ethics impact her role, how much per year being able to wear a t-shirt and no shoes to work is worth, and of course a Quintin Tarantino themed Rad Break that segues rather unexpectedly into a discussion on the notion of separating the art from the artist.

Oh and there’s a LOT of FUCKS. So yeah, explicit language warning.

You can find Emily Kelly and the rest of her awesome Deathproof family here

We highly recommend you follow them on Twitter too. They're good value. 

 Radults on Instagram/Facebook: @radults | Radults on Twitter: @radultspodcast

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