Surprise fam! We got a special bonus episode for you with an Interview that Levins did with Kevin Smith this week! Over a crackly phone connection Kevin Smith tells Levins about the comic books that he'd like to see adapted into movies, what he loves most about podcasting and some crazy info about Mallrats 2! It's a fun and candid in-depth interview with a dude who pretty much inspired us to start making Hey Fam! Before the Kevin interview we talk for a lil' bit about Super Mario Maker, Angus's new Yeezy sneakers and watching adults-only commercials at Year 5 camp. It's the most amore bonus ep ever!
We leave the Hey Familia studios for the first time and head to the PlayStation office to speak with Siobhan Reddy, studio director of Media Molecule, who've produced games like Little Big Planet, Tearaway and the upcoming Dreams. If Playstation had a Nintendo wing, it would be Media Molecule, and Siobhan tells us about her creative process, about the games that influence her and her team, how her games have lead to her hiring new staff and what games she's been playing lately. Plus we make her cast The Rock in a movie version of Tearaway because we are horrible people.
We invited Steele Saunders, comedian and host of the hit podcasts Steele Wars and I Love Green Guide Letters, into the Hey Fam studios and we made him cry! Actually, he made himself cry as he recounted his emotional journey through Hall H for this year's Star Wars panel at ComicCon. It's an all Star Wars episode this week, while Steele isn't crying we get amped about The Force Awakens, go over the revisions made to the first trilogy and recount our Force Friday experiences. We actually interviewed a line of Star Wars fans out the front of a Toys 'R' Us for the midnight launch last week and crammed that into this jam packed episode too.
It's our first all musical episode with our special guests, the Godfathers of Australian Dance Music: The Meeting Tree! We invited Joyride and Raph to talk about movies, TV, video games and comic books - but end up talking about the ARIA awards, memes and the fact that Raph hasn't seen a movie since Avatar. Plus Joyride books flights to Brisbane during this episode and it's an absolute thrill to listen to.
This week we stole Lewi McKirdy, the voice of Australia's youth, from the triple j studios and forced him to reveal unbelievable facts about himself to us over the course of 90 minutes. Did you know he's an obsessive iPhone gamer who has at one point held the highest scores in the world for some apps? Or that he recently entered himself into a Mario Kart 64 tournament and has a man crush on a particularly beautiful Nintendo rep? Or that he was on an MTV reality show that saw him swap lives with an American farmer? Also, once he peed his pants on a flight to Hawaii. We learnt all these things about Lewi and learnt a few things about ourselves, like how Angus gets an abscess every time a Metal Gear Solid game comes out, or how Levins still doesn't know if it's Sex And The City or Sex And The City. Listen and learn with us, and who knows, maybe you'll learn something about ~yourself~.
Bbbbbonus episode! There's been a distinct lack of comic book talk on Hey Fam lately so Levins hung out in the living room of our previous guest Siobhan Coombs (aka CBG) and recorded a solid hour of white hot comic book reviews. Reviewing everything they're read in the last month - from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, Archie and more. It's a race against time as Levins realises he's allergic to Siobhan's apartment and begins to rapidly deteriorate from halfway through the episode. Does he make it all the way to end? Or is he dead now? Tune in to our first bonus episode to find out!