Another Aussie in LA
Join Ansuya Nathan as she navigates the city of Angels, chatting to some of the shiniest Aussies in L.A., sharing their tales of living, working and playing on this side of the globe.

I chat with freshly acquainted Athina Hilman - ocassional feature writer for Rolling Stone, junior intern at CNN and music festival marketing and pr extraordinaire. She and her overachievement puts me to shame... We discuss how working for Rolling Stone is like working for the CIA, the time she told Morrisey off, braving LA public transport and Seth Rogan's 'fro. We bond over our mutual adoration for The Roots' Questlove and just as quickly fall out over her biggest celebrity crush. Some things cannot be excused - not matter how young you are! 

Direct download: Athina_Hilman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm PST

Kym Jackson is a woman in the know. Dog owner, actress and author of The Hollywood Survival Guide for Aussie Actors, Kym tells me what drove/inspired her to write what is essentially a guide to becoming a WORKING actor in LA. And thank god for that! We also discuss a key ingredient to the magic formula that isn't in the book... That intangible -word of the moment - thing called self-belief. 

Direct download: Kym_Jackson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm PST

The ever affable Daniel MacPherson talks to me at length despite his dirty hangover. He shares his thoughts on starting again in LA, his athlete aspirations ie. working towards being an Ironman - not the steel suit but the speedo wearing kind - and the crazy trajectory that his career has taken since being discovered. What can I say - He's a top bloke! Not that anyone EVER doubted that. Though he may want to take some immune system support thingys... As I've learnt from his stories, too much hard work can make you sick. Let that be a lesson to the young. 

Direct download: Daniel_MacPherson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm PST

The ante is upped in this chat with actress Bojana Novakovic. She discusses her physical aversion to the City of Angels, working with Sam Raimi and Rolf De Heer, not getting a part in Rake and THEN getting a part in Rake, snot, sex and public blind dates. We share our mutual respect for Australia Post and secrets on how to create chemistry with someone you don't necessarily have chemistry with... She doesn't let me get away with ANYTHING. And thank f**k for that. WARNING: this podcast might contain slightly too much information.

Direct download: Bojana_Novakovic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

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