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!).

Episodes

Episode 26 of Radults finds Brenton and Mike in conversation with Matt Saincome, founder of the popular satirical news sites The Hard Times and Hard Drive and co-founder of revolutionary freelance payment system OutVoice.  

A former punk rock musician and music journalist, who turned taking a good natured dig at the scene he loved into an ever growing satirical media empire, Matt is a total Radult with a wealth of insight into how to make your dreams a reality.  As massive fans of The Hard Times and Hard Drive, Matt is also partly responsible for making both Brenton and Mike laugh their assess off,  pretty much every day, so it's perhaps no surprise to learn that he manages to conjure more than a few giggles from the guys during this episode.  

Episode topics include: Matt's history in the punk rock scene, the origins of The Hard Times, the evolution of the Hard Times, the addition of Hard Drive,  finding appropriate advertisers, the difference between direct and programmatic advertising, merchandise,  memorable reactions to Hard Times stories including what happens when someone doesn't get the joke, what the future holds for the Hard Times, what inspired him to create OutVoice and of course, we put his scene cred to the test with a Rad break. 
This episode is essentially one long "Tip for being a Radult".

So stay home, stay inside, turn it up and get inspired to make your own creative dreams a reality. 

You can find The Hard Times at https://thehardtimes.net/
You can find Hard Drive at https://thehardtimes.net/harddrive/
You can find OutVoice at: https://outvoice.com/

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

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Radults returns for our first episode of 2020 with a very special guest in the form of Stephanie Ashworth, bassist for Australian alt-rock icons Something for Kate! 🤩

Stephanie has spent the last 22 years of her life, writing, recording and touring with Something for Kate, making vital and instantly recognisable contributions to some of the finest alt-rock songs in Australian music history. 

Having made her recorded debut on Something for Kate's  'monster' breakthrough album Beautiful Sharks, it's fair to say that Stephanie's life has been a pretty wild ride ever since! With over 700'000 records sold, 14 entries in Triple J’s Hottest 100, 11 ARIA Award nominations, multiple Rolling Stone Awards, Live Music Awards, countless sold-out national and international tours, and the priceless experience of performing alongside some of rock music biggest idols and icons, this Radult has truly lived the rock 'n' roll dream! Heck, she even turned down a personal invitation from Courtney Love to join grunge icons Hole

Somehow amidst all of this success, Stephanie and her husband/bandmate, Paul Dempsey have found the time to be adoring parents to two children, all the while maintaining musical and other artistic passions, both inside and outside the realms of Something for Kate. 

Following the release of Something For Kate's fantastic new single "Situation Room", Stephanie was kind enough to spend an hour with Brenton and Mike, for an inspiring and career-spanning conversation, providing unfiltered insight into the life and creative workings of one of Australia's most loved bands, and giving priceless advice for aspiring creatives. 

Episode topics include: when her love for music originated, how the decision to play bass came about, the early stages of her career with Sandpit, how the opportunity to join Something for Kate came about, what the experience of being in a band that was blowing up on a national and international level was like, the creative process of Something for Kate, the importance of maintaining passions outside of music, the creative and personal dynamics between Stephanie and Paul as a couple, the changing face of the industry throughout Something for Kate's career, the impact COVID-19 is having on the music industry, finding the right balance as a rockstar parent and of course, Stephanie's tips for being a Radult! 

So stay home, stay inside, turn it up and get inspired to make your own creative dreams a reality. 

You can find Something for Kate here.

You can watch the video for "Situation Room" via YouTube and stream/download via all digital services here.

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

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