On the podcast today, the boys chat to award-winning comedian and all around great New Zealander Tim Minchin, do we really need to ban plastic bags and it turns out James Cook was just running a massive booze cruise...
Dan and Tim Minchin discuss the value of argument, history, and how approaches to history are changing in Australia at the moment. For more exclusive history interviews & documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Musician, comedian, actor and writer Tim Minchin is an Australian national treasure. Tim made a successful transition to Hollywood, guest starring in 'Californication' and the upcoming feature film remake of 'Robin Hood'. In a candid interview with Jenny Cooney, Tim reveals how much he struggled early in his career, when the doors were just not opening for him. He also opens up about the animated feature he worked on as writer, composer, director and actor in Hollywood for four years, only to have that project never see the light of day.
Comedian, songwriter, lyricist and composer Tim Minchin sits down at the piano for a special programme - an extended conversation with Ian McMillan.
Over 45 minutes they discuss the influences on his language, exploring the writing process behind the music and lyrics from his acclaimed musicals (the Tony award winning 'Matilda' and the more recent 'Groundhog Day'), and the pleasure he takes in letting the sounds of word lead his writing in his comic songs. He also talks about publishing his first children's book, 'When I Grow Up' (Scholastic), inspired by the hit song from Matilda, and illustrated by Steve Antony, and explains how pictures can play a similar role to music.
Ian and Tim discuss his fascination with the clash (particularly in satirical songs) of content and form, and 'the balance between dark and light' elements. For Tim, the satisfaction of song-writing is similar to that of solving puzzle, particularly when he plays with the effect of internal rhyme. He also considers the debt he owes to Roald Dahl, whose subversiveness he emulated as a young boy, and he admiration for Kurt Vonnegut's ear for ordinary speech. Ian also asks Tim about his interest in science writing - and his notion that 'science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organising our curiosity'.
Producer: Faith Lawrence.
Here’s my new 10 Questions interview with Tim Minchin at the Australians In Film headquarters at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood – the home of Charlie Chaplin.
In this interview, Tim talks about wanting to leave Los Angeles, the ups and downs of an artist’s life and refusing all invitations from Andrew Bolt to appear on his show.
As most of you know, Tim is a singer, actor, composer, writer and comedian. He won the Perrier award for best newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2005.
He is the composer and lyricist of the Olivier and Tony Award-winning show Matilda the Musical.
His new musical Groundhog Day, based on the 1993 film, opened in London in 2016, winning his second Olivier Award, before going to Broadway.
Lately, he’s caused a massive splash with his two protest songs Come Home Carinal Pell and I Still Call Australia Homophobic.
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