Hey Cam! Our 'no guests streak' has been broken! We finally invited the last member of our once-rival podcast The Blank Slate Movie Podcast to come do an episode with us - comedian and film therapist Cameron James. Under the professional guidance of Angus's family doctor, Dr Chow, Levins and Cam join forces to help manage Angus's expectations for upcoming movie blockbusters. Is it OK for us to get excited about superhero movies? What about children's literature adaptations like The BFG? Is Levins a bad person for kind of wanting to see The Angry Birds Movie? Cameron James answers all these questions and more.
We're back for another therapy session for Angus after he was traumatised by BVS. Doctor's orders? An hour's worth of discussion about Nintendo's new Miitomo app, the latest trailers for Star Wars: Rogue One and Suicide Squad and try not to mention the words 'Zack' or 'Snyder' for at least one whole episode. #prayforangus
We saw Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice last night and we had a few hundred things to get off our chest about it today. Two grown men complain about a superhero movie for two straight hours. This is what podcasts were invented for! If you need counselling after seeing BVS: DAJ, fire this episode up and let your hate flow along with ours. We're gonna be ok.
Another week where we don't plan much and end up rambling for 100 hot minutes about the most important issues facing our planet right now, for example: 10 Cloverfield Lane, is it a real sequel to Cloverfield? Does that even matter? How did it suddenly get to be one week before Batman Vs Superman comes out? How are we going to manage to watch the second season of Daredevil this weekend? Can we afford a PS VR? Some huge answers to some huge questions on the hugest podcast in the country.
This week: we react to others reacting to the Ghostbusters trailer, rant even more about Captain America: Civil War and unload our thoughts about the most recent Nintendo Direct and the future of Nintendo, including our thoughts on the Zelda: Twilight Princess HD remake.
Plus! Some hot goss about our recent foray into the world of television!
The boys are back in town and down 2 clown about everything from the perils of trying to watch too many TV shows to Kanye's love of Will Ferrell. Plus some recent updates from Star Wars - the movies, the games and the comics, and we enter the world of remastered video games.
Our guest-free February continues with a BABY BROS ONLY episode of Hey Fam! Featuring hot takes on 11 22 63, the new James Franco mini-series executive produced by J.J. Abrams, our thoughts on the end of Firewatch, Angus's exclusive screening of the Kanye album and what the success of Deadpool means for the future of superhero movies. Plus: Shane Warne updates.
We saw the Deadpool movie and it was actually pretty good! So we spend the first half of the episode eating our hats before moving on to a discussion of some fantastic indie games that have recently come out on PS4, including The Witness and Firewatch.
Two boys on a couch discussing Louis CK's brand new super depressing episode of Cheers, the return of The Venture Bros, Shane Warne back on TV, our concerns about the Deadpool movie and our inability to describe the new PS4 game The Witness.
This week's guest is Australia's own bad boy of movie and film criticism: writer and comedian Alexei Toliopoulos of The Blank Slate Movie Podcast. Fresh off multiple screenings of The Hateful Eight, the three of us review Quentin Tarantini's new movie and then attempt the impossible: ranking every one of QT's movies from bottom to top.
Alexei and Angus also share the beginnings of a Star Wars script they're working on together and Levins reviews the awful trailers screened before The Hateful Eight.
Hey Fam is back for the new year with a big episode of hot predictions for 2016 TV, movies, video games and comic books! PLUS we talk about Making A Murderer, Mr Robot, Jessica Jones, Splatoon and some more of 2015's TV and games that we caught up with over Christmas, and Angus shares his experiences watching The Force Awakens for the fifth time at a 4D Cinema in Osaka!
Our last best 0f 2015 episode is all about COMIC BOOKS! Featuring a seven person panel including Levins, Siobhan Coombs, Alexei Toliopoulos, Caitlin Welsh, Nachopop, Vern Reyes and Scott Sheens, we all sat down and decided our favourite DC comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, our favourite authors and artists of the year and our most disappointing comics of the year!
If you've been reading comics all year or have been thinking about getting into comic books - this is the episode for you!
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We've been wrapping up all the best art we consumed this year - so far we've done incredible, informative episodes dedicated to the best movies, TV and games of 2015. But at the dawn of a new year, it's time to take an even more incredible and even more informative look back at the most powerful art form of the last 12 months: memes.
Who better to help us dig deep into the archives than Sydney's godfathers of EDM, The Meeting Tree, aka Joyride and Raph Lauren. Creators of music, culture and viral web content, sitting down with the fam and revealing their deepest thoughts re: memes. Happy New Year baby.
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We continue our exploration of 2015's best things with an episode dedicated to our favourite video games of the year! Joining us for this massive two hour discussion is Thomas McMullan - better known as Shag - who has hosted Arvos on FBi Radio for the last decade and helped put together a 2015 games survey in which 65 different people (ourselves included!) were asked to vote for their favourite games of the year. We reveal the top 10 and discuss our personal faves, plus we got some cameo recordings from Hey Fam friends Tommy Dassalo, Gen Fricker, Lewi McKirdy, Henry Stone, Raph Dion, Alex Tulett and Jon Valenzuela who share their most played games of 2015.
Every month Levins heads to Siobhan Coombs's house to look back at the last month in comics! This month we review a tonne of new releases from Marvel, DC, Image, Archie and more including The Dark Knight Returns 3, Airboy, We Stand On Guard, The Goddamned, Paper Girls, Prez, Velvet, Secret Wars, The Fade Out, The Twilight Children and Saga!
Next week we reveal our favourite comics of the year!
We just saw The Force Awakens at midnight! We haven't slept! So what better to do than just hit that mf record button and let ALL of our thoughts fly about this year's/decade's/century's most anticipated cinematic event? NOTHING! This episode is FULL of spoilers and while they're not co-herent, SAVE THIS EPISODE FOR UNTIL YOU SEE THE MOVIE! You've been warned!
We continue our look back at the best of 2015 by doing an episode all about movies with our good friend and previous guest, film marketer Eb Yusuf. Plus OH NO OUR SCUMBAG RIVALS THE BLANK SLATE MOVIE PODCAST SNUCK INTO THIS EPISODE SOMEHOW AND TURN OUR EDUCATED CRITIQUE INTO JUVENILE FILTH! HOW DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING?
Every episode of Hey Fam this month is a BEST OF 2015 episode and this week we kick it off with a huge BEST OF TV IN 2015 special featuring a panel of experts including Gruen's Sophie Braham, Sydney Story Factory's Matt Roden, Jon Valenzuela from Soap Creative and Lee Tran Lam from The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry - plus your baby bros Angus and Levins.
What TV did we love in 2015? More importantly, what did we hate? Tune in to some of the hottest arguments of the year about one of the strongest years in television ever!
The episode you've been waiting for! We invited a long list of amazing guests to join us at Giant Dwarf for our very every live episode! You'll hear live music, jags, trolls, parlour games, poorly drawn commissioned art and a whole lot more visual gags that won't make sense! In addition, you'll finally hear the debut live performance of the very thing we've been threatening you with since our early days - the 'long lost' Entourage script written by us and starring some of Sydney's funniest!
Fire up your choice of portable listening device and get ready to lol along with:
Musical guests: The Meeting Tree
Hosted by Andrew Levins & Angus Truskett
The bad news is that this episode is late. The good news is that IT FRIDAY BABY and Levins and Angus are finally back at Hey Fam HQ for a good old fashioned Fam out.
We discuss Aziz Ansari's new show Master of None and the insane amount of cool new shows up on Netflix this month, Angus explains how he's been trying to divide his time between Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront and playing every Metal Gear game ever made and Levins recounts his recent trip to Tokyo and what it was like taking a toddler to Disneyland.
PLUS this is the last episode before our massive live show at Giant Dwarf! Have you got your tickets yet?
Levins and Angus leave the comfort of Angus's living room and head back to the Playstation office to sit down with Arne Meyer from Naughty Dog, the game company behind Uncharted, The Last of Us, Crash Bandicoot and more. Arne has been working at Naughty Dog since Uncharted 2 came out and gave us some hot insider info about Uncharted 4. We also pitched him a few games starring our favourite Uncharted character, Victor 'Sully' Sullivan, and asked him to put forward his ideal cast for a potential Uncharted movie.
At the end of every month Levins hangs out with Siobhan Coombs and reviews the last month of comics with her. This month hear what ruled and what sucked from Marvel, DC, Image and more, including new issues of Lando, The Omega Men, Paper Girls, Weirdworld and more. To celebrate the release of his new comic Black Magick, we end the episode by running through our favourite Greg Rucka comics. If you have a writer, artist or character who you'd like to see us feature on the podcast, send us an email! firstname.lastname@example.org
So a dancer, a playwright, a tech manager, an illustrator, a designer and the founder of an independent games festival walk into a hotel room...
Levins was a guest at the Junket un-conference in Canberra this week, where he had the opportunity to join important conversations with 200 other bright young Australians but he chose to record a podcast in his hotel room instead. Tweeting out his room number, he invited anyone at the conference to come record with him and got a mix of people he'd met before and others he hadn't! On this cool impromptu show, Levins is joined by Nakkiah Liu (Black Comedy), Sarah Moran (Girl Geek Academy), Amrita Hepi (Beyonce Dance Class), Lewis Evans (Telstra), Matt Roden (Sydney Story Factory) and Dan Golding (Freeplay Festival) over the course of 70 minutes. Extremely important topics discussed include virtual reality games, the Entourage movie, Dance Dance Revolution, The Kim Kardashian app, Netflix, masculinity in games, The Sims, horror movies and notable Australian video games.
Angus and Levins introduce the episode with 15 mins of talk about the latest Batman movie news, a new Jar Jar Binks theory and the announcement of our brand new live Hey Fam event happening at Giant Dwarf in Sydney on November 23! Tickets available at GiantDwarf.com.au!
Half live from Paris! Levins has been making videos from Paris Games Week and fought off his treacherous jetlag for an hour to speak with Angus about the massive Playstation conference and a stack of big game announcements, including Star Wars Battlefront, Uncharted 4 and Streetfighter V. Angus has finished Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which has inspired him to do something CRAZY that’ll take at least 6 more months. Meanwhile, Levins has played about 10 minutes of that new Zelda game. Plus he finally watched the first season of Rick and Morty and loved it! Levins tricks Angus into asking him what movies he watched on the plane AND Angus reviews the new movie by the guy who directed the first season of True Detective. The most important news though? Daryl Somers has a new show coming to Channel 9 and we’ve got the hot scoop!
It finally happened! After years venomous trash talk between podcasts, Hey Fam is invaded by those scum at The Blank Slate Movie Podcast. That's right, Henry Stone, Cameron James and Alexei Touliopoulos in the Hey Fam studio, stinking up the joint! How do they get in? Do they ever get out? Which Hey Fam members survive?
Amidst the chaos we reflect on that new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, suggest a few comics for a non comic reader, remember that 3D episode of The Simpsons, reveal the podcasts that we listen to that aren't our own and tell a couple stories about Bobo from Fat Pizza.