NSP043 – Interview: Andrew Roberts

A companion for podcast episode “NSP042 – COVID-19 was just a story”, I spoke to Andrew Roberts, a veteran Melbourne comedian of 15 years who found new purpose when the tyranny of Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdowns struck back in 2020.

Andrew was amongst the first to hit the streets in protest, and was harassed, assaulted and detained by police. He was ostracized by family, friends and much of the comedy community for his views, and banned on social media.

Despite this, Andrew continued to find humor in the situation, and believes the actions of the protesters were instrumental in winning the war against Dan Andrews and tyrannical regime.

Believe what you will about the extreme restrictions inflicted on Melbourne during the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew’s story is one of principled persistence and courage.

Let’s hear him challenge the narrative.

Or, if you prefer to watch the video version, follow this YouTube link, while it lasts: https://youtu.be/vKlijLvQzog

NSP041 – Stories we tell to control one another

Quarantine shaming and mask shaming are new concepts that have risen out of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, but cancel culture in general was shaming people before it was cool.

These social pressures have rapidly become issues we have to deal with every day, especially those of us who entertain alternative views. But it wasn’t always this way.

Harv sits down (virtually) with film-maker, musician and podcaster Keith “Legion” Snyder to talk about his take on this new cultural phenomenon as a self-proclaimed but non-conforming millennial.

Check out Keith’s film production company Ironark Films: https://www.youtube.com/user/ironarkfilms
And if you enjoy their stuff, go like their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ironarkfilms

Episode Links

Intro clip from Prison Break Season 4 Episode 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmgEBR7n6Jk

NSP036 – The Louis CK Story

What happened to Louis CK?

Louis CK was the comedian’s comedian, considered a true auteur amongst his peers and comedy connoisseurs alike.

And then… that thing happened. That thing with his penis. And Louis CK was removed from popular culture’s historical record.

Did the punishment suit the crime? Today we welcome Joel Pearse to help us understand the nuances of the Louis CK situation.

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Episode Links

“I Love You Daddy” Trailer:

Louis C.K. Is Accused by 5 Women of Sexual Misconduct:

Louis CK’s Perverted Thoughts:

Louis CK – Never Rape Anyone Unless You Have a Reason:

Louis C.K. Monologue – SNL:

Louis CK is a Moral Detective:

Ricky Gervais Doesn’t Care If You’re Offended: