69 Joel Hansby on YouTube

May 9, 2017

You can learn a lot from Youtube, and Joel Hansby has. Or at least a little bit about a lot of different things. Hear Joel talk about various obsessions and how Youtube has fuelled them all.

See Joel perform in Dorkward with Josh Davies at Ivy Bar in Wellington and Q Theatre in Auckland. Tickets from comedyfestival.co.nz


68 James Roque on his porn addiction

May 7, 2017

When we approached James about performing at What We Talk About, he had two ideas for obsessions, Pokemon or his porn addiction. While we love Pokemon, we could not help but ask him to talk about his porn addiction.

See James Roque in James Roque Wants to Show you Something, at Q Theatre this week, and in Frickin Dangerous Bro's Money in the Bank at Basement Theatre this week and BATS Theatre next week.


67 Marjolein Robertson on Shetland Folklore

April 27, 2017

Shetland is a tiny set of islands a fourteen hour ferry ride north of Scotland and is Marjolein Robertson's home. She has been in New Zealand touring her show Relations in the Fringe Festivals and we were lucky enough to share a venue with her at Auckland Fringe and have her talking about her obsession with Shetland Folklore on our podcast.

You can see Marjolein Robertson on BBC's The Social talking about Shetland Life.


66 Hamish Parkinson on Odd Situations

April 26, 2017

Hamish Parkinson doesn't have any long running obsessions but his short lived obsessions have led him to some odd situations. Hear Hamish talk about running into racists on the beach and his pretty bird collection.

See Hamish in Fuq Bois in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Tickets from comedyfestival.co.nz


65 Alice Snedden on Celebrities

April 25, 2017
Most people don’t want to known as having an obsession with celebrities, but Alice Snedden isn't most people. Listen to Alice talk about the lengths she's gone to encounter celebrities and try to understand the level of her obsession.
See Alice in Self Titled in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Tickets from comedyfestival.co.nz

64 Chris Parker on Attention

April 18, 2017

It was incredibly easy to book Chris Parker to speak at What We Talk About because Chris will never turn down an opportunity to be on stage. Why? Because Chris loves attention. He has loved it his entire life, so listen to this episode and help Chris fulfil is ongoing goal of constant attention. 

See Chris in D.O.C.ing by Parker and Sainsbury in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival at Basement Bar in Auckland. Tickets from comedyfestival.co.nz


63 Ray O’Leary on Philosophy

April 14, 2017

It is not am exaggeration to say philosophy has changed Ray O'Leary's life. Ever since he was a teenager it has interested him, and he followed that interest through to studying it at university, despite his parents disapproval. Hear how philosophy hooked Ray, and how he has applied it to his life to make him who he is today.

See Ray's Billy T Award Nominated Show 'A Pessimist's Guide to Optimism' in the upcoming New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Tickets from comedyfestival.co.nz


62 Josh Davies on Doctor Who

April 11, 2017

If someone explains to you the plot of Doctor Who, you might not think it seems that interesting, but it's huge cult following will tell you otherwise. Hear Josh talk about what makes Doctor Who so amazing, and why it has stuck with him as his favourite TV show for so long.

See Josh Davies perform in the NZ International Comedy Festival in Dorkward with Joel Hansby. Tickets available at comedyfestival.co.nz


61 Paul Amos on 1980s Television

April 9, 2017

We all have a special place in our heart for the television we grew up watching, but it usually doesn't quite go as far as Paul's obsession. Hear him talk about his favourite weird families from 1980s sitcoms and sing the theme songs from memory.

See Paul in Talk Show and Tell an alternative comedy showcase the first Thursday of every month at Golden Dawn in Auckland. 


60 Baz Macdonald on Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds Musical

February 22, 2017

At the same time most children were fascinated by cartoons, Baz Macdonald was fostering his obsession with Jeff Wayne's disco funk masterpiece musical version of War of the Worlds. This opened up a whole world of weirdness that has seen Baz through to adulthood.

Recorded at a fundraiser for Youthline and the NZ Mental Health Foundation. If you enjoyed this episode please consider donating. We had technical difficulties on the night so please excuse the audio quality.