20 Minutes To Nowhere

In this lunchtime podcast, you’ll meet some of advertising’s most influential and interesting people. If nourishing your mind tickles your pickle, relax, get your napkin out and spend 20 minutes going nowhere.

Episode 1 - Emma Hill

 

What would you do if, in your first week in advertising, a male co-worker flashes you in his trench coat? Over margherita pizza, Emma takes us through Quaker schools, pashing your art director, women in advertising, and her wonderful addiction to awesome work.

Episode 2

Advertising isn’t important, unless you work on the Transport Accident Commission account for 17 years. Nigel takes us from his boarding school years at the UK’s most prestigious Jesuit school to a remarkable career in Australia, saving lives. Elegant, funny and wise, go nowhere with Nigel Dawson.

Episode 2 - Nigel Dawson

Advertising isn’t important, unless you work on the Transport Accident Commission account for 17 years. Nigel takes us from his boarding school years at the UK’s most prestigious Jesuit school to a remarkable career in Australia, saving lives. Elegant, funny and wise, go nowhere with Nigel Dawson.

Episode 3 - Melinda Kerr

 

Creative Director of Creative Technology at global powerhouse PWC. Childrens’ book author. Humanitarian. Mel is living the life of a truly creative person. In this episode she reveals why she’s been sacked by seven ad agencies, her experiences in the war-ravaged hell hole that is the DRC and what it’s like to be trapped inside a deflating dog suit.

Episode 4 - Brett Swain

 

Is talking in a bad Japanese accent, racist? What do VO artist’s think when the creative doesn’t like their read? Meet Brett Swain, the man who was in 53 episodes of Neighbours, as three different characters, yet no one noticed.

Episode 5 - Fiona Leeming

Ever wanted to be a jury member at the Cannes Advertising Awards? In this week’s episode we chat with Fiona Leeming, just back from the 66th Festival of Creativity. She discusses the Restaurant of the Mistaken Orders, taking the Concorde from London to New York, and the joy of the work.

Episode 6 - Mikey Tucker

We're going hard rock this week with Mikey Tucker from Berlin, Creative Director, lead singer and rock star with Mammoth Mammoth playing to over 5000 people on the weekends.

Episode 7 - Mike Reed

For decades Mike and his team at Mike Reed Post Production were the busiest editors in the business. Mike takes us back to those 80 hour weeks, smoking five packs of cigarettes a day, trying to control directors and creatives. He talks about being a father to profoundly deaf children, the fire that gutted his business, and his photography which reveals his true and honest self.

Episode 8 - Cezary Skubizewsski - Part 1

In 1960s Warsaw, Cezary Skubizewski’s aunt returned from Italy with Ray Charles' single ‘Hit the road, Jack’. The young, classically trained pianist’s life was forever changed. Cezary discovered the blues, jazz, emigrated to Melbourne, rode a horse naked in Northern NSW and has composed the score for many Australian films including Bran Nue Dae and The Sapphires.

Episode 9 - - Cezary Skubizewsski - Part 2

How could we not split this episode into two parts? In Part 2, we reveal what Cezary’s Skubizewski’s has for lunch. Will it be Japanese? Yet, we delve even deeper. Our charming guest tells us about his work for ad agencies, including the meeting he attended straight after a major car crash that caused him to be violently ill while presenting his music. Don’t miss a second of our catch up with this wonderful man, who ultimately attempts to take over the show.

Episode 10

Have you ever swum to France? No, same here. Ever wanted to? No, same again. Then again, you and I are not art director, elite athlete and wonderful person, Nicholas Desira. He swim the English Channel in Force 5 conditions in the middle of the night. If you’ve ever been slapped on the head by a wave, or harboured big life goals and don’t know how to achieve them, don’t miss getting waterlogged with this amazing man.

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