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Your weekly guide to pop culture in Australia. Mostly the fun bits. Karl Quinn is an entertainament writer for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald; Andrew Young is a musician, DJ, pedagogue and all-round man-about-town. Together they are The Clappers, and together they present this always-on-the-pulse and frequently hilarious look at culture high and low. If it's happening in film, TV, books, galleries - and let's not forget cycling - there's a 50-50 chance it's happening on The Clappers. Maybe even 60-40. Tune in, turn on, but don't drop out. Find us at https://podfollow.com/1256873572/view Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/theclapperspodcast/ Follow karl's journalism at https://www.facebook.com/karlquinnjournalist/Produced by Nearly Media https://www.nearly.com.au/

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Your weekly guide to pop culture in Australia. Mostly the fun bits. Karl Quinn is an entertainament writer for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald; Andrew Young is a musician, DJ, pedagogue and all-round man-about-town. Together they are The Clappers, and together they present this always-on-the-pulse and frequently hilarious look at culture high and low. If it's happening in film, TV, books, galleries - and let's not forget cycling - there's a 50-50 chance it's happening on The Clappers. Maybe even 60-40. Tune in, turn on, but don't drop out. Find us at https://podfollow.com/1256873572/view Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/theclapperspodcast/ Follow karl's journalism at https://www.facebook.com/karlquinnjournalist/Produced by Nearly Media https://www.nearly.com.au/

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The Clappers

Latest release on May 23, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: When Karl met Renee

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In which our hero valiantly fights his way through swathes of publicists to chat with Ms Zellweger, star of the Judy Garland film Judy and the Indecent Proposal rehash What/If. Plus the incredible yacht-doc Maiden, which Karl reckons you really must say, and Annabel Crabb,'s Quarterly Essay on why some men still shirk on the domestic front. Not your hosts, of course. Oh no.  

Nov 04 2019

38mins

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Rank #2: Andrew warms the cockles and Karl frightens the parents

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Aug 11 2019

42mins

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Rank #3: Heritage Rock, Pain and Glory and The King

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Karl and Andrew wade through the swamp of Heritage Rock, doze in the arms of Morpheus with Almodovar's Pain and Glory and risk dysentery and malaria with AACTA award-winning Netflix feature, The King.

Dec 03 2019

36mins

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Rank #4: The Corrections, in which Andrew schools himself; Amazing Grace, more

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In this episode Andrew demonstrates precisely why it is so risky to put one's pedantry on the line. Karl sits in on the gospel service that is Aretha Franklin's long-delayed 1971 concert film Amazing Grace, and gets down and dirty with Matteo 'Gomorra' Garrone's Dogman. Plus the art deco gem that is Melbourne's newly refurbished Capitol, the comedic gem that is Elaine May's much-maligned Ishtar, and more. 

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The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.
10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

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Sep 08 2019

51mins

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Rank #5: The one that time forgot: The lost episode

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At lat, it's the episode you've been missing, even if you didn't know it. Karl buys a car, Andrew watches The Politician and Sensitive Skin, and Karl wrestles with time travel in the Terminator films. Maybe that explains why this one went missing for so long then reappeared. Bloody Skynet.

Jan 26 2020

33mins

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Rank #6: The Lion King, Robert Forster (and oysters), Tom Gleeson and more

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Even if you hate the songs (like he does), you really ought to see The Lion King, says Karl. Even if you hate the Logies (like he does), you really should watch Tom Gleeson's Hard Quiz, says Andrew.

Even if Andrew can't remember talking about season one of Clique back in 2017, he really should take a look at season 2, says Karl.

Plus Robert Forster rocks, Ninjas rule, and Jordan Peterson ... well, he's got rules, hasn't he, but that doesn't mean you ought to follow them. Goodness; is there anything these two don't have an opinion on? 

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10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.


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Aug 03 2019

33mins

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Rank #7: The Lighthouse, Jojo Rabbit, Philip Kerr and the art of complaining

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It's a new year, and Andrew is determined to make some changes - and he's going to write the letters to demand them too. Karl gets excited about the most brilliantly bonkers film he's seen in years, puzzles over the question of can (and should) Hitler be funny, and Andrew goes to the races. 

Feb 01 2020

35mins

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Rank #8: Joker, Minotaur, Unbelievable

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This week Karl and Andrew discuss Dystopian feature Joker, Peter Goldsworthy's latest novel Minotaur, Netflix series Unbelievable in a marathon episode that includes digressions, disquisition and dissection.

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The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.
10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

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Oct 14 2019

46mins

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Rank #9: Ad Astra, Ride Like a Girl, Peaky Blinders and Succession.

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Karl and Andrew discuss space opera Ad Astra, crime ballet Peaky Blinders, equine symphony Ride Like a Girl and (again) family feud Succession; as well as how to be a top dad.

Sep 25 2019

34mins

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Rank #10: Chernobyl, Yesterday, Wild Rose, Fleabag revisited and ... Telstra woes

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In which Andrew grills Karl about why he thinks Fleabag is so great; Karl ponders the powerful (sorry) drama of Chernobyl and sings (really sorry) the praises of Jessie Buckley in Wild Rose; and our heroes ponder the bizarre coupling of Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle in the Beatles-themed Yesterday. Oh, and full-service petrol stations and no-service telcos get a look-in too. It's all here on the pop culture gabfest that is The Clappers. 

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Chapter One - hear the first chapter of a brand new book. 
The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.
10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.


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Jun 29 2019

41mins

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Rank #11: Robots, painters, dancers and ... roast chicken

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In this episode Karl sings the praises of the made-in-Australia Netflix sci-fi film I Am Mother and the Oscar-nominated Never Look Away, the biopic that isn't of the great German painter Gerhard Richter. And Andrew gets excited about roast chicken and the miniseries Fosse Verdon, and he even finds something to like in the St Kilda Film Festival program. Just don't mention jazz, OK?

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Chapter One - hear the first chapter of a brand new book. 
The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.
10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.
Scale Up - How does a company go from 5 laptops to 200 staff? 


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Jun 22 2019

40mins

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Rank #12: Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies are back - but should they be?

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Plus: thank God for the Pope, or we’d have no idea what sort of behaviour was “natural”; good morning and good luck to Barrie Cassidy; Herbie Hancock and Kind of Blue live; the best gigs we never saw; and how Carlton can get back on the winning track (it’s simple, really). It’s all here on The Clappers, with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

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Chapter One - hear the first chapter of a brand new book. 
The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.
10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.
Scale Up - How does a company go from 5 laptops to 200 staff? 


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Jun 15 2019

35mins

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Rank #13: Fleabag, Naomi's nightmare, plate expectations and a whole lot (Less is) more

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In a jam-packed episode your hosts, man about town Andrew Young and The Age's Karl Quinn, talk Phoebe Waller-Bridge's magnificent Fleabag, the moment Naomi Wolf realised she'd got it all horribly wrong on live radio, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Andrew Sean Greer's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Less, and lots more. Plus, the perils of dining out on a Monday. It's all here on The Clappers.

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Chapter One - hear the first chapter of a brand new book. 
The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.
10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.
Scale Up - How does a company go from 5 laptops to 200 staff? 
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Jun 01 2019

41mins

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Rank #14: Hotel Mumbai, Anna Paquin's Flack and farewell Cherry Bar

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On this episode, the chaps grapple with the Bombay bombing movie Hotel Mumbai, ponder the grubby world of celebrity PR in Flack, and bid a sad farewell to the most rock'n'roll bar in Melbourne. Plus, Andrew has a contentious proposal: if you've got a garage, use it. Or lose it.   

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Chapter One - hear the first chapter of a brand new book. 

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Scale Up - How does a company go from 5 laptops to 200 staff?

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Mar 25 2019

30mins

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Rank #15: Captain Marvellous

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In this episode, Karl and Andrew talk Captain Marvel - the first female-led entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - The Girls in the Band (a terrific documentary about women in jazz), Lars von Trier's portrait of a serial killer The House That Jack Built, and Hospo Voice, the movement calling time on the systematic underpayment of workers in the restaurant industry.

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Chapter One - hear the first chapter of a brand new book. 

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Scale Up - How does a company go from 5 laptops to 200 staff?

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Mar 18 2019

39mins

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Rank #16: Michael Jackson, R Kelly and the search for justice

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The accusations aired in Leaving Neverland and Surviving R Kelly are serious - but should such claims really be made on TV, or should they be saved for the courtroom? Plus, how many times do you give something a go (hello James Joyce's Ulysses; hey there John Coltrane) before you're allowed to say nah. Plus plus, the plague of pre-roll ads. Yes friends, let it never be said that Andrew Young and Karl Quinn are afraid to tackle the really BIG questions of the day.

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Chapter One - hear the first chapter of a brand new book. 
The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.
10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.
Scale Up - How does a company go from 5 laptops to 200 staff?

Mar 11 2019

32mins

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Rank #17: Car-crash telly and the art of defensive driving

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In this episode of the most free-range pop culture podcast on the planet, our hosts Karl Quinn and Andrew Young ponder the merits (and otherwise) of Married at First Sight, advanced driver education, Natalie Portman's portrait of a pop star in Vox Lux and make a date for a steak at the legendary restaurant Vlados.

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Chapter One - hear the first chapter of a brand new book. 

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Scale Up - How does a company go from 5 laptops to 200 staff?

Feb 26 2019

31mins

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Rank #18: Ladies in waiting

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In this episode of your favourite pop-culture gabfest, Andrew and Karl consider: Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife, which re-imagines some of history's most famous men as women; Mary Queen of Scots - both book and film - which puts the House of Cards in the House of Stuart; a couple of upcoming royal biographies with a difference; what should we expect of a writers festival - free reign for publishers or a free flow of ideas?; and the pros and cons of scoring freebies at the Cadel Evans road race in Geelong.

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Chapter One - hear the first chapter of a brand new book.

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

Scale Up - How does a company go from 5 laptops to 200 staff?

Feb 11 2019

26mins

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Rank #19: After the champers, the shame: NYE considered, Bloom, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Jon Ronson and more

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Did you wing it on New Year's Eve or did you plan it? Did you wake up, like the subjects in Jon Ronson's book, to the sad realisation that You've Been Publicly Shamed? Did you turn to the person beside you and ask, like Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? And did the realisation slowly bloom, as in Stan's terrific new series, that sometimes second chances aren't all they're cracked up to be? If you answered (a) yes, (b) no, or (c) not sure to any or all the above it's time to join Andrew Young and Karl Quinn on board the Clappers Express where our motto is non, je no regrette, rien. 

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The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

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Jan 07 2019

31mins

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Rank #20: Mr Inbetween's in-between years

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Back in 2000, Scott Ryan started work on The Magician, a mockumentary about a hitman called Ray Shoesmith that he wrote, directed and starred in. In 2005, the $3000 feature got a cinema release, and a lot of critical love. Then, nothing. Now, finally, Ryan is back, and so is Ray, with Mr Inbetween, a six-part comedy-drama that has won a lot of fans, earned a swag of AACTA award nominations, and has just been given the greenlight for a second season by American cable network FX. In this special episode of The Clappers, Ryan tells Karl Quinn where it all went wrong, and why he's still reluctant to believ it has all suddenly gone right. 

Nov 03 2018

22mins

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