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7. Castle Donington: Behind the Curtain at the Monsters of Rock Festivals

In this episode of Getcha Rocks Off, Mick and Jon go behind the curtain at the famous Monsters of Rock Festivals of the 80s and 90s, and cover everyone from AC/DC to Iron Maiden and Rainbow! 

How to Have Masturbation-Free Meetings...Seriously.

Many things go viral on the internet — Drake memes, cat videos, and in the era of COVID-19, videos of men masturbating on Zoom calls in front of stunned colleagues.

Burn the Books: Jordan Peterson, Penguin and the Hitler Youth

Several staff at book publisher Penguin Random House Canada protested against the publication of psychologist and author Jordan Peterson’s sequel to his remarkably successful book, 12 Rules For Life.

6. Judas Priest: Confessions of the Metal Gods

In this episode of Getcha Rocks Off, Mick and Jon take on the metal gods...Judas Priest.

You Don't Need F*ck You Money to Say "F*ck You"

‘F*ck you money’ is defined by UrbanDictionary as ‘the exact amount of money required in order to tell an individual or organization to go f*ck themselves without facing repercussions’.

Episode #400: From Fijian Refugee to Billion Dollar Supplement Empire with Izhar Basha

From humble beginnings with a small supplement retail store in Randwick, Izhar Basha has gone on to create and head internationally recognised and celebrated Australian supplements brand, EHPlabs.

Macedonia Qualifies for Euro2020: A Look At Its Qualifying Round History

The Macedonian national football team has qualified for the European Championship for the first time since declaring independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, with a 1-0 win over Georgia.

75 Life Lessons From the Japanese Samurai

Hagakure (‘in the shadow of leaves’) is a book of thoughts and sayings that capture the essence of the Bushido - the Way of the Samurai warrior.

Episode 13: US Election Special

In the latest episode of the NoFilter Weekly, Shay and Steve discuss all the major talking points coming out of the US 2020 Election.

Offside: My Life on Australia’s Politically Tribal Football Terraces

An inside look at being indoctrinated into the ultra-nationalistic politics of an ethnic group and Australia, and how this played out on the terraces of its football grounds.

Johnny Depp Cancelled: When Benefit of the Doubt Goes to the Accuser

Johnny Depp - the iconic star of films such as Donnie Brasco, Edward Scissorhands and Finding Neverland - has become the latest victim of cancel culture.

America Lost 5 Million Blacks and Hispanics During the Election

The President scored an 11 percentage point increase of the Hispanic vote - which translates to roughly 3.5 million extra voters (11% of the 32 million eligible Hispanic voters). Trump won approximate

5. Metallica's Lars Ulrich

In this episode of Getcha Rocks Off, Mick and Jon take on the subject of the skinsmen of rock 'n roll...and arguably, the smartest of the bunch...the drummers. 

Why Equality of Outcome is a Bad Idea

Why Kamala Harris utopian vision of equity is a dangerous idea.

Episode #398: Reviving a 200-Year-Old Whisky Distillery with David Prior

David Prior is a lifelong entrepreneur. He founded Baroda Packaging, which was acquired in 2007, before turning his eye to yoghurt.

Bonus: The Mick Wall Story - Part 1

Mick Wall has spent over four decades interviewing rockstars and chronicling their amazing stories, and today, in part 1 of this special 2 part bonus series of Getcha Rocks Off, we're turning the tabl

Episode 12: Kanye, Khabib, and Twitter Censorship

In the latest episode of the NoFilter Weekly, Shay and Steve tackle Kanye, Khabib, and Twitter Censorship.

Episode #397: Gad Saad on Social Justice Politics at Work

Gad Saad joins Steve Glaveski on the Future Squared podcast, to talk all about social justice politics at work.

Don't Take Advice from Programmed-Out Adults

Friedrich Nietzsche said that human beings fool themselves to orient towards the future.

Khabib Retires: Not Interested in Conor McGregor

Legendary mixed martial artist, Khabib Nurmagomedov, shocked the fight world over the weekend when he dispatched with opponent, Justin Gaethje, and announced his retirement from the sport.

50 Cent is No Longer Black

According to his ex-girlfriend, rapper 50 Cent is no longer Black.

Melbourne Storm Win Sixth Premiership, Despite Loss of Key Players

The Melbourne Storm have once again claimed the NRL premiership, outmaneuvering the Penrith Panthers in a tight 26-20 victory last night at Sydney’s Homebush Stadium, before a capped crowd of 40,000.

Quibi Shuts Down Seven Months After Launching: Founders Blame TIming

The brainchild of former Disney chairman, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and former eBay CEO, Meg Whitman, the demise of the short-form streaming service was confirmed in a Medium post by the pair.

University of Minnesota Offers 12- Step Whiteness Recovery Program

The University of Minnesota just launched the following AA-styled program - Recovery from White Conditioning. The program, developed by Cristina Combs, is said to help white people ‘recover and reclai

What Kanye Said on the Joe Rogan Experience

It finally happened. Kanye West appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience, and as expected, it broke the internet, debuting at #8 on the Apple Podcasts US chart.

24. Sustainable Fat Loss Tips, Mindset & Nutrition with Laura Morel

In this episode, Lucas invites Laura Morel, to dispel some common fat loss misconceptions and issues.

4. Remembering Van Halen

In this episode of Getcha Rocks Off, Mick and Jon remember the late and great Eddie Van Halen, and one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th Century...or, ever!

How to Liberate Your Mental Real Estate

We might be frugal in guarding our financial assets and tangible property, but not so when it comes to our mental real estate - our mindshare.

History Repeats: Political Censorship, Twitter and Joe Biden

Last week, Twitter banned users from sharing a New York Post article which alleged to incriminate Hunter and Joe Biden for their dealings with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings.

Why Fox Eyes and Cultural Appropriation Should Be Celebrated

The latest in this long list of cultural inapropros is fox eyes - a makeup fad that emulates the almond-shaped eyes that are a common to Asian faces. But, is this really a problem?

Episode #395: Becoming Financially Well with WeMoney's Dan Jovevski

Dan Jovevski is an entrepreneur, and founder of WeMoney, an AI-based financial wellness platform set out to increase financial wellbeing for all Australians.

Conor McGregor Surpasses Michael Jordan

Conor McGregor has now surpassed Michael Jordan. No, not in career earnings, apparel sold or litres of whisky drank, but in the number of what we can only call ‘un-retirements’.

Great Souls Undertake Useful Projects

What Cicero and Teddy Roosevelt teach us about work and life.

Do You Have a Content Problem or Distribution Problem?

Guns n Roses didn’t have a content problem during that head-scratching year of 1987 - they had a distribution problem. And that is in many ways the internet marketer’s age old question.

25 Life Lessons from Cicero on Living Well

Cicero (106BC — 43BC) was one of Ancient Rome’s most famous orators. He was also a statesman, lawyer, and philosopher who preceded the likes of Seneca, Epictetus, and Epicurus.

Why Disney and Generalists are Thriving in a Pandemic World

Stephen Hawking was believed to have said that “intelligence is the ability to adapt to change”.

Joe Rogan Responds to Spotify Employees

In a recent Joe Rogan Experience episode with Tim Dillon, Joe Rogan finally broke his silence on the recent push amongst some Spotify employees to have his podcast censored. 

Episode 11: Lakers Win, Eddie Van Halen, Super Mario 35, Disney+ and more...

In this episode of the NoFilter Weekly, Shay and Steve discuss Lakers Win, Eddie Van Halen, Super Mario 35, Disney+ and more...

Episode 15: Lakers Win 17th NBA Championship

In this very special NBA season-ending episode of the Alley-Oop Show, Drewy and Copes discuss the Lakers historic NBA finals win.

The 2020 Lakers: Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain

The Los Angeles Lakers have been crowned NBA Champions for the 17th time, led by the indomitable pair of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. But their road to the title was far from easy.

Episode 14: NBA Finals, Doc Rivers Hire Doc Rivers, Kyrie Irving, Jack Jumpers

Drewy and Copes discuss NBA Finals, Can Heat come back from 1-3 against the Lakers?, Sixers sign Doc Rivers, Kyrie Irving outburst and NBL name Tassie team the Jack Jumpers.

UNCUT with Ben Golliver

In this episode, Drewy and Copes talk to the Washington Post's basketball analyst, Ben Golliver.

AC/DC are Back!

After much speculation, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd are back in AC/DC, and not only that, but they've just released a new track!

Episode 3: Rock 'n Roll Managers

In this episode of Getcha Rocks Off, Mick and Jon look at the glue that keeps rock n' roll together.... no, not the drugs...the managers! From Colonel Tom Parker and Don Arden, to Peter Grant, Peter Mensch, Doc McGhee and Alan Niven...the boys cover them all.

What We Can Learn from Eddie Van Halen's Greatness

Few musicians go on to have their name forever etched into our collective memory. Those that do earn the privilege through being orders of magnitude better than anyone else in their time, and for forging a new sound that would inspire entire genres and generations of musicians.

When Social Good Backfires: Oscar Wylee and Goodhart's Law

Oscar Wylee, the glasses retailer, was recently fined $3.5 million by Australia’s Federal Court for misleading consumers about the extent of its social giving. The brand had claimed to follow in the footsteps of footwear manufacturer (excuse the pun), Toms, and that it donated a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair purchased between January 2014 and December 2018. However, during this period of time it sold 328,010 pairs of glasses but donated just 3,181, or, less than one percent. ‍This raises an important question about social good and corporate social responsibility (CSR) more broadly - something that has made headlines recently with both Spotify and Coinbase taking positions that have been unpopular with the far left.‍‍

10 Laws of Nature Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

The internet is littered with techniques and hacks from successful and some not-so-successful entrepreneurs that are said to help increase your chances of entrepreneurial success.

EPISODE 13: NBA Finals preview, Doc Rivers, Dion Waiters

NBA Finals preview, Doc Rivers, Dion Waiters

Episode 10: Coinbase, Spotify v Joe Rogan, NBA Finals, Southpark and the Presidential Debate

Coinbase, Spotify v Joe Rogan, NBA Finals, Southpark and the Presidential Debate

Coinbase’s Unpopular But Diligent Stand Against Social Activism

There was a time in the not too distant past when one simply didn’t talk about politics or religion in the office. But the pendulum has swung, and we live in a world where signalling your political allegiances is almost foundational to the recruitment and performance review process at many companies - especially in big tech. And as former Googler James Damore, and former Oculus co-founder Palmer Lucky found, signalling the ‘wrong’ political allegiances - eg. conservative ones - can get you fired.

How to Differentiate Your Business in a Saturated Market

Four questions that help to differentiate your business in a crowded marketplace.

Spotify's Censorship Moment: Joe Rogan, Podcasts and Politics

Spotify staff have threatened to go on strike if Spotify doesn't censor Joe Rogan. But company CEO, Daniel Ek, is standing firm by stopping short of creative meddling. Here's our take.

Exit Stage Left: How Rock 'n Roll Got Woke

Back in 1985, the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), led by Tipper Gore, tried to censor music deemed to have violent, drug-related or sexual themes. It resulted in the much-maligned Parental Advisory sticker, which today’s Spotify generation doesn’t need to worry about. Today, the same rebel rockers who stood up against the PMRC are pushing cancel culture politics.

2. Greatest Frontmen of All-Time: David Coverdale

Join Mick Wall and his guest co-host, author and journalist Jon Hotten, as they do their first Greatest Frontmen of All-Time episode on the one and only Mr. David Coverdale, of Deep Purple and Whitesnake fame.

How to Lose the Spare Tyres Killing Your Productivity

When it comes to our work, many of us are carrying around spare tyres that slow us down and sacrifice our potential in a big way.

Episode 9: Diversity Programs, The Big Jack, Xbox, and Facebook's Guidelines

Shay and Steve discuss about Diversity Programs, The Big Jack, Xbox, and Facebook's Guidelines

UNCUT with Dave "Hughesy" Hughes

Drewy and Copes are joined by one of the most renowned comics in the industry, Dave "Hughesy" Hughes.

When Diversity Programs Backfire

Unintended consequences are a common byproduct of jumping to conclusions, and implementing solutions to specific problems with no consideration for the wider ecosystem that problems belong to, with all of its requisite moving parts. 

UNCUT with Dylan Buckley, former AFL player

Drewy and Copes are joined by one of the AFL's hottest former players, Dylan Buckley.

UNCUT with Nate Duncan, host of Dunc'd On

Nate Duncan is host of the wildly popular basketball podcast Dunc’d On.

What if COVID-19 happened in 1990, before the internet?!

We spent a little time thinking through how things would have been different if COVID-19 took place, not in 2020, but in 1990 - before the internet, and how it would have impacted our daily lives, our work, our politics and so on.

Episode 11: Clippers Fail, All-NBA Team, Rockets Aftermath and NBL

How did the LA Clippers blow a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets?!

The Reverse Side Hustle: a Better Way to Chase Your Dreams

Why the 'reverse side hustle' will not only increase your chances of success, but also give you your life back.

Episode #8: Cuties, The Social Dilemma, White Privilege in the NBA and Cobra Kai!

In this episode of the NoFilter Weekly, Shay and Steve unpack the social dilemma, the rise of technology, Steve Nash's appointment as the Broklyn Nets coach, when fandom goes toxic and cobra kai.

Why fake news is real, and how to cut through the noise

Today, the scale and influence of fake news is like nothing we’ve seen before. And it has the potential to result in similarly devastating consequences as the Holocaust. 

Cancel Netflix? Why 'Cuties' is Causing Uproar

The #cancelnetflix hashtag has been trending on Twitter this week, because of Cuties, a French movie directed by Maïmouna Doucouré that critiques society’s sexualization of girls.

The Social Dilemma: An Important Warning Shot That Falls Short

The Social Dilemma is a 90-minute docudrama which brings tech addiction to the attention of a much larger audience. The film raises awareness of the threats posed by big tech not only on our personal lives, but also on democracy and society at large. 

Megadeth v Metallica | ENCORE | Mick Wall interview

Battle of the Bands is back for a special encore episode featuring none other than the world’s leading rock and metal journalist, Mick Wall.

What if Steve Nash was Black?

This week, Steve Nash, the former 8-time NBA All-Star and 2-time NBA MVP, was appointed Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets, despite not having any coaching experience. ESPN’s NBA analyst, Stephen A Smith, was quick to fall victim to the simplified if-then view of the world. “This is one of the toughest positions I’ve ever had to take,” Smith said on the air. “Ladies and gentlemen, there’s no way around this. This is white privilege. This does not happen for a black man.”

Episode 10: Steve Nash to Brooklyn, the Giannis Debate and the 2020 NBA Awards

Drewy and Copes discuss the controversy surrounding Steve Nash's appointment at Brooklyn, and Giannis being compared to Pippen in need of a Jordan.

UNCUT with NBA analyst, Ric Bucher

In this uncut episode of the Alley-Oop Show, Drewy and Copes interview the great Ric Bucher.

Megadeth v Metallica | 9 | Season Finale - A New Dawn

In the season finale of Battle of the Bands, we look at both bands efforts and impacts during the 21st Century, and their ongoing legacy.

1. Tales from the Sunset Strip

Join Mick Wall and his guest co-host, author and journalist Jon Hotten, as they jump into a DeLorean and venture back in time to the spandex and AquaNet hairspray-adorned Sunset Strip of West Hollywood in the '80s.

5 Reasons Why Self-Help Books Don’t Work — and why you should read them

Tyler Cowen, the decorated economist, author, and host of the Conversations with Tyler podcast, recently asked his guest, Nicholas Bloom, why self-help books don’t work. I think they do work, but that any tool is only as good as how you use it. In my case, I’ve learned to be more deliberate about how I respond to stimuli from the Stoics. I’ve learned to rapidly build prototypes and test my business model assumptions from the Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup (which led me to raise capital for my first startup on the back of a $2,000 MVP).

Episode 7: Dan Andrews, YUG v USA, Public Enemy, Djoko and NBA2K21

Discussi Dan Andrews and the fallibility of science, Team USA v Yugoslavia, Public Enemy's new old song, Joe Rogan's missing episodes, Remote work, NBA2K21 dropping, Novak Djokovic being disqualified.

What Daniel Andrews Gets Wrong about Science

Dan Andrews, the divisive Premier of Victoria, triggered a collective sigh amongst his state’s 6.4 million constituents recently when he announced that Victoria’s lockdown restrictions would be extended for yet another two weeks, bringing the total term of the state’s strict Stage 4 restrictions to at least 10 weeks.At the commencement of his 90-minute press conference, below, Andrews played the science card.

Episode #391: Get Rich and Die Trying with John Roa

At the age of twenty-six, John Roa founded a tech-consulting and design firm, ÄKTA, that he sold for a fortune to Salesforce.

UNCUT with Peter Helliar

Aussie comedy legend, Peter Helliar, joins Drewy and Copes this week on The Alley-Oop Show!

Episode 9: Yugoslavia v USA, NBA Boycott, Giannis and special guest, Peter Helliar

Peter Helliar joins Drewy and Copes in episode 9 of The Alley-Oop Show!

UNCUT with Leigh Ellis, Australian basketball media pioneer

In this episode of #TheAlleyOopShow, Drewy and Copes chat with a media pioneer of Australia's basketball community, Leigh Ellis.

Megadeth v Metallica | 8 | Taking Risks

In this episode of Battle of the Bands, we usher in the 90s, and grunge.

6 Ways to Reinvest Office Space Savings into Your People

Six months into the global remote work experiment, it is becoming increasingly clear that some of us love remote work, some of us hate it, and most of us are somewhere in the middle, opting for a mix of both remote and on-premise work. Many people would love the option of working from a central space for just two to three days a week, as it offers them an opportunity for a change of scenery, and to connect and collaborate with other human beings.

Episode 6: Neuralink, Portland, Madden 21 and Dana White

Shay and Steve discuss Elon Musk's Neuralink, the Portland Riots, EA's Madden challenges, Sydney FC's A-League championship, Boost Your Biology, Dana White's GOP Support, Giannis and NBA Boycotts.

Episode 8: NBA Draft Lottery, Doncic, Flops and special guest interview with comic, Nazeem Hussain

In episode 8 of The Alley-Oop Show, Lanard Copeland and Andrew Gaze discuss the NBA Draft Lottery, Luka Doncic, and Brett Brown's firing, and speak with comedian, Nazeem Hussain.

Megadeth v Metallica | 7 | Escape Velocity

In this episode of Battle of the Bands, both Metallica and Megadeth reach their high water marks. 

42 Business Lessons from the Music Industry

42 business, creativity and life lessons from Alan B Krueger's Rockonomics.

Nazeem Hussain on The Alley-Oop Show

Australian superstar comedian, Nazeem Hussain, joins Andrew Gaze and Lanard Copeland on The Alley-Oop Show to talk.....everything but basketball.

Episode 5: Kobe Week, ACCC v Google, Drake and the S&P500 Recovery

Shay and Steve discuss all the goings-on in the world of politics, sports and entertainment, including Kobe week, Extreme success, Clinton and Epstein, ACCC v Google and GNR v Nirvana

Extreme Success with a Balanced Life — is it possible?

Can you achieve extreme success whilst living a balanced life?This question was posed to Olympic medal-winning speedskater, Apollo Ohno, by Shane Parrish, on The Knowledge Project recently.“Nobody comes to mind”, said Parrish. I beg to differ.

Megadeth v Metallica | 6 | And Justice For All

In this episode of Battle of the Bands, Metallica welcome Jason Newsted to the fold and go out for justice.

Episode 4: Triller, Nick Cave, Apple, PC Culture and Barcelona FC

In the fourth installment of the Weekly, Shay and Steve discuss Trump using Triller, Apples and Pears, PC culture, Kamala Harris' endorsement of biological males playing in womens' sports, and Lionel Messi wanting out of Barcelona FC.

Megadeth v Metallica | 5 | So Far So Good

In this episode of Battle of the Bands, Metallica pick up the pieces, Jason Newsted joins the band, and Megadeth says So What.

How to Build Trust with Remote Teams

Trust-based company cultures don’t lock people up in what Basecamp’s Jason Fried calls a ‘presence prison’. People aren’t required to signal their productivity by showing their face in the office, or on Slack and Zoom. These are poor surrogates for actual productivity and can paradoxically also have a negative effect on it. Trust-based cultures, like the ones epitomized by Amazon and Netflix, give their people autonomy. They communicate asynchronously instead of in realtime because this gives their people time to actually think — what they were hired to do in the first place.

Megadeth v Metallica | 4 | Tragedy on Two Axles

Megadeth v Metallica | 4 | Tragedy on Two Axles

Megadeth v Metallica | 3 | Ride the Lightning

Megadeth v Metallica | 3 | Ride the Lightning

Ep #6: Ben Simmons Injury, Suns undefeated run and guest interview, John Casey

We discuss Damian Lillard v Paul George, Ben Simmons' injury, Devin Booker and the Suns undefeated run, Draymond's tampering and interview with respected Australian sports journalist, John Casey.

Megadeth v Metallica | 2 | You're Out of the Band

Megadeth v Metallica | 2 | You're Out of the Band

Forget What’s Trending and Write For You

My publicist beckoned me to write for the masses, to hijack whatever topic was popular at the time, and write derivative pieces about it. She wrote to me in response to a blog I had just penned that arguably had little in common with the Google Trends of the day, and little in common with my forthcoming book — Time Rich — a book I had engaged her to help promote for me. While there is no doubt truth and relevance to her argument — especially if the purpose of our work is to generate awareness for my book, as a writer, writing about whatever the hell I want to write about is a form of therapy, it’s rewarding and it fuels my desire to keep writing and gradually improve over time.