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"I remember vividly that the first pair of breasts I ever saw that weren’t a family members were in The Women’s Weekly."
“That’s why, I believe, people connect so deeply with music, because we associate so much emotion and memory and experience with the songs we hear. And that’s not necessarily about raw emotion."
"Hypnosis has a scientific background – research is done on it constantly – doctors dentists and other professional use it, there have even been cases of the police using it, to enhance witnesses memory of a crime."
“These appearances coincided with the rise and rise of DVD sales and YouTube. YouTube has become the perfect medium for us.”
“It’s worth noting that the word ‘propaganda’ hasn’t always had negative connotations, that it simply meant spreading a message as far as possible, propagating it. In that sense it’s no different from what we now call public relations and publicity.”
Five minutes with Pat Brassington.
Actor/director Maeliosa Stafford is considered an expert in the work of celebrated playwright Martin McDonough. However this month it’s compatriot Conor McPherson who receives Stafford’s distinctive ‘Blarney Stone’ touch. Paul Andrew speaks with Stafford about all things Anglo-Celtic and the darkest side of the male psyche.
Ron White doesn’t do “topical or political humour”, but he does do whiskey. Paul Andrew speaks to the Stateside funnyman famously known as “Tater Salad”.
Five minutes with Gabriella and Silvana Mangano.
Mark Alexander-Erber chats to Paul Andrew about the decadence of Kings Cross Ink tattoo parlour, the new reality show that is about to start filming, and his rock and roll family.