49 Guy Williams on Musicals

July 28, 2016

It took a while for Guy Williams to work out what he would talk about for What We Talk About. After tossing up a range of subjects including Sneakers, Basketball Podcasts and Going on the Computer, Guy decided on Musicals. Listen in to hear Guy talk about his favourite musicals and what it is about them that appeals to him.

This is the first repeated obsession for What We Talk About, it was first covered by Abby Howells way back in Episode 7. Guy's sister Maria also covered her love for musical theatre in her episode on Lin-Manuel Miranda (Episode 34). 

48 Louise Beuvink on Cricket

July 25, 2016

Cricket is a divisive subject, some people think it's incredibly boring, and some people think it is the best and most enjoyable sport. Louise is firmly in group number 2. Louise's interest in cricket has been with her since her childhood when her Dad would take her cricket games. Hear Louise talk about her obsession with cricket and some of her favourite cricket related memories. 


47 Sam Smith on Disneyland

July 21, 2016

When we asked Sam Smith to speak at What We Talk About we assumed he would talk about his obsession with ska band Reel Big Fish, considering his relentless #BringRBFtoNZ campaign. But Sam being an obsessive personality has more than one obsession, and after hearing him talk about Disneyland you will understand why he chose to talk about Disneyland. 


46 Jamaine Ross on Pro Wrestling

July 18, 2016

Jamaine Ross is a self confessed Pro Wrestling nerd. As a kid, inspired by The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, Jamaine and his friends started a back yard wrestling federation. And lately Jamaine and some friends through comedy have started a Wrestling Podcast 'Two and a Half Count', this podcast led him to becoming part of the Auckland Pro Wrestling community. Hear Jamaine talk about the ins and outs of Professional Wrestling in New Zealand and how his obsession has developed over the years. 


45 Guy Montgomery on Warren

July 14, 2016

Do you remember at high school when there was that one person who fascinated you for no reason. You may not have been friends, you may have never even talked but something about them drew you in. For Guy Montgomery, that was Warren, hear him talk about his obsession with Warren in one of the weirdest episodes of What We Talk About yet. 


44 Rose Matafeo on Food

July 11, 2016

Lots of people are obsessed with food. Not many people are obsessed with food the same way Rose Matafeo is obsessed with food. Once you've heard Rose talk about her favourite toys from her childhood, recipes, her food fantasies and her favourite youtube videos you might understand how deep this obsession goes. 


43 Natasha Hoyland on Quizzes

July 7, 2016

Have you ever taken an online quiz, then taken it again straight away after because you didn't like the result? Natasha Hoyland has. She has done so many quizzes so many times that it has become an obsession. Hear Natasha talk about her obsession with quizzes here.


42 Nic Sampson on Bad Shakespeare

July 4, 2016

Nic Sampson has been in enough Bad Shakespeare performances in his life that it must be an obsession. Since high school, Nic's obsession has been fueled by terrible sets, bad acting and mimed trotting. Hear Nic tell you about some of his favourite bad Shakespeare experiences and about what makes bad Shakespeare so entertaining. 


41 Brannavan Gnanalingam on NZ Sporting Performance at the Summer Olympics

June 10, 2016

Brannavan Gnanalingam has always been interested in New Zealand's Sporting Performance in the Summer Olympics. His own sporting performance has never got him there himself, so he has had to make up for it with dedication to watching the Olympics. Hear Brannavan talk about what it is about the Olympics which draws him in and some of his personal Olympic highlights. 

Brannavan Ganalingam is the author of four novels. His latest 'A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse' was recently released though Lawrence and Gibson and is available to purchase at www.lawrenceandgibson.co.nz/

40 Fiona McNamara on The Online Human Hair Market

June 10, 2016

Fiona McNamara has always dreamed of having very long hair. This obsession with having long hair developed into selling her own hair. Now she is obsessed with the online human hair market. Hear Fi talk about the intricacies of online human hair market and the value of her own head.

Fiona is a member of Wellington experimental theatre company Binge Culture. Find out more about them at bingeculture.co.nz