Ep. 20: Claybrin McMath chats 'Welcome to the Poddy', Bryant University and Border Bandits Basketball, and Clay's Reviews


Claybrin McMath is a former professional basketball player turned podcaster, and online content creator.

The guys chat about:

• Clay’s show “Welcome to the Poddy”. https://www.welcometothepoddy.com/listen

• Clay’s early life in Adelaide basketball, and why playing Rep ball wasn’t initially on his radar.

• Why Clay chose Bryant University in Rhode Island, USA, to play his college ball.

• Clay’s time with the Albury-Wodonga Bandits Basketball club, and some memories from the 2016 finals vs the Geelong Supercats.

• How “Welcome to the Poddy” got its start, and where it's heading now.

• Funny social media gear incl. 'Clay In The kitchen' and 'Clay’s Head On Other People's Heads'.

• 'Clay’s Reviews' - actually honest and independent movie reviews.

Clay on Instragram @claytron23

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Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com

Ep. 18 & Ep. 19: Brad George chats commercial radio in Griffith, the Albury Wodonga Bandits and NITV footy calls


Brad George is a football and basketball announcer and broadcaster, professional MC, and a former commercial radio host. Brad worked his way up from aspiring local footballer and volunteer radio host, to professional broadcaster in Wagga and Griffith, NSW. Brad can also be heard at each at @BorderBandits home games, court announcing the Albury Wodonga Bandit’s home games.

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Ep. 17: DANE SIMPSON chats Wagga's Riverina Comedy Club, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe


Josh is joined by Wagga comedian Dane Simpson. Dane is currently doing his first solo run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019. The man has had a crazy 2018 and 2019: including MICF 2018, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, festivals in Perth, 'Have You Been Paying Attention', and expanding his hometown comedy scene.

• https://www.facebook.com/Danesimpsoncomedy/

• https://www.facebook.com/riverinacomedyclub/

Josh and Dane chat about the following:

  • Dane’s Big Night at the MICF 2019.

  • How did Dane get his start in Podcasting, and how important was his family in developing his storytelling abilities?

  • How did the Riverina Comedy Club come to be, and how does Dane and his team pick good local talent to put on-stage?

  • What did Dane learn about comedy at the Adelaide Fringe 2019, and what was his two-man Fringe Show Aborigi-LOL about?

  • How does Dane see his career progressing and where does Wagga fit into that picture?

@joshuacliston on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.


Ep. 16: Paul Konik chats 56 years in radio, TV at the ABC, raising horses, and working in Wangaratta


Josh is joined by 56 year radio and TV veteran Paul Konik. The guys chat Australian commercial media, working at the ABC, getting good at content creation, working horses as a non-horse person, driving 87km to work at 4am in the morning, and the town of Wangaratta.

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Josh and Paul chat about the following Q’s:

• Does Paul miss being on the radio?

• How did Paul get his start working in a creative field such as radio?

• How did Paul get so good at content creation, and build a 56 year media career?

• What did 16years at the ABC teach Paul about hosting/presenting/life that commercial media did not?

• Why did Paul move to Wangaratta / NE Victoria, and why horses?

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Ep. 15: Kieran Jack chats indie comics (The Talking Bread), selling comics at Cons and Expos incl. Supernova, plus TV/film vs comic source material

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Josh is joined by Kieran Jack and the guys chat independent comics, crowdfunding, and film/TV’s messing with source material.

Josh and Kieran go deep on the following:

  • Kieran’s path to an interest in comics, and also his early years getting into design and visual work.

  • The warping of comic source material into very good Film/TV, and sadly, often very poor TV/Film.

  • Creating an indie comic, selling that comic, and attending Expos, Cons and Fan gatherings.

  • Kieran’s new project and the crowdfunding project to produce it [ In Purgatory: The Ghosts That Haunt Us ]

What Josh Found Most Interesting: Why in certain fields, artists need to produce work that sells and sustain their ongoing investment in the medium, before they can create and sell work that comes from deepest part of themselves.

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Ep. 14: "Craig Dent chats Thermo Nuclear Tantrum Time, independent filmmaking, The Police records, and The X-Files


Josh chats independent filmmaking, The Police, The X-Files, creative vision, and more with co-creator of THERMONUCLEARTANTRUMTIME, Craig Dent.

Josh and Craig go deep on the following:

• The creative process behind TNTT / Trip Hazard v Astral Plane.

• How much work goes into creating a multi-narrative story on limited resources.

• What Craig and his team are hoping it will become, and where it might go if film isn’t the final destination for the project.

All really interesting stuff. What’s also obvious throughout the podcast, is Craig’s commitment to fostering not just his own creative vision, and that of his own team, but those of the young people in regional communities.

Craig mentions the BookFace: https://www.facebook.com/THERMONUCLEARTANTRUMTIME/

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Ep. 13: Geoff and Dawn from Cohesion Press chat selling stories to Netflix, working with Tim Miller, and running Asylum Ghost Tours in Beechworth


Geoff and Dawn from (Cohesion Press) chat with Josh about selling their stories to Netflix, working with Deadpool director Tim Miller, and the day-to-day of operations of Asylum Ghost Tours - Beechworth.

COHESION contributed 3 stories to Season 1 of the upcoming Netflix Animated Anthology Series "Love, Death & Robots" and the story is incredibly interesting. Check out @lovedeathandrobots on Instagram for a daily countdown culminating march 15th when S1 hits Netflix.

Reach out to the Podcast.

• josh@punchingsideways.com

• @joshuacliston on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads and Facebook

Ep. 12: Scott Landells chats IndigoFM, the Beechworth music scene, and expanding to Tangambalanga


In this episode we're joined by Scott Landells, President of IndigoFM radio.

The guys chat about:

• IndigoFM as it stands today.

• What separates a low-power FM from a community radio station or commercial radio station.

• How the team at IndigoFM programmed the music for the station, which includes loads of Australian and Independent content.

• The new IndigoFM site in Tangambalanga.


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Ep. 11: Tom and Ben from Trancestate chat local heavy music, music festivals in Wagga, and recording an album at home

Trancestate debut a few new (and incredible) sounds in this episode of the podcast.

Josh is joined by Tom and Ben from Albury-Wodonga based heavy band 'Trancestate'. The guys chat about local heavy music, Wagga's lack of music festivals, Albury show promoters, Sodens Hotel and the Home Tavern.

Trancestate is producing their album at home, and Josh (being an old man) is fascinated by that.


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Ep. 10: Seamus Evans chats 'health supplements', trying stand-up and 'Australia Is NASA'

To email the show: josh@punchingsideways.com

Josh is joined by Radio Host, Entertainer and Comedian 'Seamus Evans'.

The guys chat about the following:

• Placenta pills.

• Trying stand-up comedy for the first time, and trying to get better.

• How Australia is actually working for NASA (but where are our cushy .gov salaries?)

• Working out yet not plastering Instagram with inspirational fluff!

• The 'only/single/singular/sole' flaw in Terminator 2.

@Seamusevans on Instagram.

@joshuacliston on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Ep. 09: Jin Tommo chats Wagga's The Home Tavern closing down, and what makes a music venue a music venue

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Jin Tommo is a locally-sourced musician, traveller and videographer, who among other things is a founder member of busking community website, The Buskers Guide.

Jin and Josh discuss the recent news that Wagga music institution The Home Tavern is closing down. The guys cover some of their more vivid memories of The Home, plus they venture into discussing 'what makes a music venue a music venue'.

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Find Josh on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by searching: @joshuacliston (click here for tweet tweets).

Email the show: gday@punchingsideways.com

Ep. 6: "Anthony Simcoe chats Working Dog & The Castle (Steve Kerrigan), Farscape (Ka D'Argo) and his life after acting"


Anthony Simcoe is a former actor (The Castle & Farscape), in-demand business trainer, and Doctoral student researching storytelling & machine learning. He's also, as you will discover in this conversation, an incredibly down-to-earth and fun guy.

Josh and Anthony chat about following good-stuff:

  1. Taking an arts-mindset into the business space without getting stuck teaching people obvious skills like body language and role-playing. Anthony has a unique take on the business-training space.
  2. The impact on Australian culture of The Castle (movie) and Anthony's role as "Steve Kerrigan".
  3. Working with the creative powerhouse that is Working Dog Productions.
  4. Anthony takes Josh takes behind the scenes of Farscape (the TV show) and Anthony's role as Ka D'Argo. The guys go beyond the incredible writing and imagery of Farscape the creation, and speak about Farscape's allegorical power.

Find Anthony on Twitter: @AnthonySimcoe

Find Josh on Twitter and Instagram: @joshuacliston

email the show: gday@punchingsideways.com

Ep. 05: Martin Atkins chats Public Image Ltd (PiL), his books Band Smart & Tour Smart, and drummer Danny Carey


Martin Atkins is an author, documentary filmmaker, international touring drummer, record label owner, University teacher and speaker, and oh yeah, he's a funny funny man. 

We chat:

  • Martin's incredible history in music including his work with PiL, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Killing Joke, Pigface, Invisible Records and SEA Chicago. 
  • Martin's books about the music industry and touring Band Smart, Welcome to the Music Business Your F-worded, Tour Smart and his upcoming PiL book (Martin's books are among the few books on the music business that Josh feels are must-reads, and they're not just for the people in bands). 
  • An experiment Martin ran on his University class that highlights the lowlights of the music business, and it's a good one. 
  • Martin's thoughts on how creative people of all kinds need to be out there doing real things, and meeting living breathing human beings (and treating them well). 

Find Martin online:
• @marteeeen on Twitter
• @flowersfightforsunshine on Instagram

Say hello to the Podcast:
• gday@punchingsideways.com
• @joshuacliston on the socials.