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The Sammy J Snack Pack
The Sammy J Snack Pack is a weekly catch-up podcast featuring highlights from Sammy J's Breakfast program on ABC Radio Melbourne.
Dec 15, 2021
#:28 Bum Bum Creek, Willy Is Wilde and West Side Story returns
What's Australia's worst place name? Why is Wilbur Wilde? Plus, Spielberg meets Sondheim on the silver screen – but was it worth the wait?
Dec 8, 2021
#27: Eddie Perfect Faces Failure, An Astronomer Loses It and a Frozen Backflip
What does it take to make an astronomer laugh? Eddie Perfect shares his frustration and Sammy J uses his power to overturn a bad Frozen review
Dec 1, 2021
#26: High-Wire Antics, Train Scoffing and The Maths Of Chess
Sammy J flies across a giant river with a Lord Mayor, former Jet frontman Nic Cester writes for children and comedian Corinne Grant rails against eating on trains.
Nov 24, 2021
#25: Adele Plays It Straight, Physicist Brian Cox Discovers Australian Wine and Wendy Harmer Sleeps In
Do you shuffle your music or play it straight? Physicist Brian Cox sings to the moon and broadcaster Wendy Harmer considers a post-radio life
Nov 17, 2021
#24: Frozen Singalong, Grant Denyer's Comedy Role, Sex And The City Returns
Sammy J tries desperately to join the cast of Frozen, culinary icon Guy Grossi argues against cream in carbonara and Professor Lauren Rosewarne dives deep into Sex and the City
Nov 10, 2021
#23: Space Nappies, Office Love and Political Playing Cards
Comedian Tegan Higginbotham mixes business with pleasure, astrophysicist Alan Duffy delivers the big numbers and illustrator Alex Godwin packs a punch with her political playing cards
Nov 3, 2021
#22: Your Favourite Numbers, Mismatched Socks and Car-tastrophes
Annie Louey's car pushes the boundaries of hygiene, maths whiz Adam Spencer has your number and journalist Sharnelle Vella dies on the hill of odd socks
Oct 27, 2021
#21:Dylan Alcott's Global Domination, Kanye's Name Change and Beatboxing for Beginners
Golden Slam tennis champion Dylan Alcott wakes up to a big surprise, beatboxing champion 'Lukerative' drops some beats and Sammy wrestles some fresh legislation out of Virginia Trioli's hands
Oct 19, 2021
#20: Monstering Halloween, The World's Best Paper Plane and A Degree in Beatlemania
Comedian Tegan Higganbotham spooks out the Halloween-haters, world-record holder John Collins explains the craft of the perfect paper plane and journalist Matilda Boseley comes out swinging in favour of reality TV
Oct 13, 2021
#19: Superman’s Kiss, October’s Sordid Past and English Channel Swimming
Maths guru Adam Spencer lifts the lid on October, Superman’s kiss with a twist and Aussie swimmer Chloe McCardel on her record-breaking swim
Oct 6, 2021
#18:Paul McDermott's Reached Boiling Point, Calling vs Texting and Fairy Bread Outrage
Does your café get you hot under the collar? Matilda Boseley prefers texting to calling, author George Ivanoff on Australia's greatest UFO mystery and an American's fairy bread creation shocks the nation.
Sep 29, 2021
#17: Shakespeare's Plague, Miniature Pottery and Creepy Sunglasses
Why didn't Shakespeare talk about the plague? Plus Facebook and Ray-Ban team up for some high-tech headgear and we get In Da Club with miniature pottery maestro Nora Saudie.
Sep 22, 2021
#16: Lawn Porn, Wedding Crashers and Grand Final Parades
How many random guests were at your wedding? Sammy J meets a grass connoisseur, Dr Karen Freilich puts her back into good posture and we recreate the entire AFL Grand Final Parade with help from Catherine Murphy, Tony Armstrong and a Lord Mayor.
Sep 15, 2021
#15: Celebrity Bathroom Encounters, Randy's Crossing Borders and Kettle Rage is Here
Comedian Randy Feltface has successfully dodged every Australian lockdown of the past three months, broadcaster Raf Epstein detests electric kettles, and journalist Alice Workman brings out her finest puns to dominate the debating ring.
Sep 8, 2021
#14: Claire Hooper Digs Carpet, Sharnelle Vella Revs Up and ABBA Returns
Journalist Sharnelle Vella swaps politics for Formula 1, comedian Claire Hooper thinks carpet treads all over floorboards, Sammy meets basketball hype guy Tyson Whelan and ABBA lover Shanika Ranasinghe unpacks the Swedish group's fanbase.
Sep 1, 2021
#13: Celia Pacquola, Food in Cinemas and Piano Mysteries
Comedian Celia Pacquola confronts a post-Rosehaven existence. Broadcaster Tony Wilson is prepared to die for a silent cinema experience. One man in Kansas has 3D-printed a TV to watch his favourite Simpsons episodes, and what is going on with Miranda Kerr’s piano?
Aug 25, 2021
#12: Vale Charlie Watts, Vaccine Piano Playing and Why USBs are Always Upside Down
How did musician Ella Hooper fall into the heady world of wrestling? Why is a former State Premier struggling with USB chargers? And should Sammy J finally embrace the air fryer? Plus a tribute to the Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts.
Aug 18, 2021
#11: Missing Moments, Celebrity Pet Names and Hot Black Coffee
In a very special Snack Pack, Sammy J recreates a cancelled exam for three lucky high school students. ABC journalist Leigh Sales has a chicken named after her and broadcaster Jan Fran slams milky coffee drinkers.
Aug 11, 2021
#10: CDs, Needle Phobia And The Number Six
How much is your CD collection worth? Tech journalist Rae Johnston remembers her pet rat, maths lover Adam Spencer does a deep dive on the number six and how to overcome needle phobia.
Aug 4, 2021
#9: Schoolyard Celebrities, Weird Olympic Sports and a Marriage Proposal
This week Sammy J finds out which celebrity hung out in your schoolyard and discovers Olympic Sports that were too weird for this world. Plus, restaurant critic Gemima Cody dishes out a marriage proposal and we ask the big question: would you answer a ringing payphone?
Jul 28, 2021
#8: Sammy J Heads to the Olympics
Jimmy Rees thinks horses should be banned from the Olympics. Gold medallist Kieren Perkins has swapped the pool for finance, while surfer Layne Beachley and basketballer Bec Cole are cheering from the sidelines. Promoter Michael Chugg waxes on vaxxes. And do you know what “firkytoodling” means?
Jul 21, 2021
#7: Shark Nibbles, Anthony Bourdain Deepfakes and Pens vs Pencils
Why are shark scientists pushing for new language around shark attacks? Sammy debates Pens vs Pencils with Alice Workman, a new documentary uses AI to ‘deepfake’ Anthony Bourdain’s voice and American kids are developing Aussie accents from watching too much Bluey during lockdown.
Jul 14, 2021
#6: Norman Swan Exposed, Meet the UK’s Car Park King, Nina Oyama and Morris Dancing
Sammy J nabs an exclusive scoop on ABC icon Dr Norman Swan’s real name, comedian Nina Oyama rails against iron tablets and all hail UK man Gareth Wild, who completed a 6-year quest to park in every spot at his local supermarket. Plus, what in the world is Morris Dancing?
Jul 7, 2021
#5: Justine Clarke on Lighting, A Forgotten Footballer and Adventures At Sea
What would you do if your footy coach forgot to pick you up for the game? And what happens when a ship’s captain loses a couple of oil platforms at sea? Plus Play School’s Justine Clarke loves mood lighting and performer David Campbell is on his way to deliver you tofu scramble.
Jun 30, 2021
#4: Fake Swear Words, Going Into Battle, and Dodgy Snakes and Ladders
Comedian Tegan Higginbotham swears she’s learning a few new words. Sammy J's former high school teacher spills the beans. Swords are drawn in the studio as a martial artist is put on her mettle. Plus, a council trips on the first rung when installing Snakes and Ladders in a local park.
Jun 23, 2021
#3: Nude Swimming, Nazeem Hussain and Biscuit Art
Can beautiful biscuits bridge Brexit? Would you celebrate the Winter Solstice by swimming naked in the ocean? Plus comedian Nazeem Hussain reckons “saving is the new spending” - and he’s prepared to fight for it.
Jun 16, 2021
#2: Julie Bishop’s Barbie Doll, Internet vs Analogue and Remote Control Battles
Former pollie Julie Bishop doesn’t talk to her old colleagues much, but her own Barbie doll now keeps her company. Journalist Matilda Boseley comes out swinging in favour of new media. TV chef Adam Liaw wants remote controls the size of A3 paper.
Jun 9, 2021
#1: Disney Sexism, Online Shopping and Singing Our Way Out Of Lockdown
Jamila Rizvi reckons Beauty and the Beast romanticises Stockholm syndrome. Bill Bailey detests online shopping. Sammy J sings a musical tribute to parents in the age of Covid. Plus, a six-year-old girl gets a big Bluey birthday surprise. It’s all here in the very first Sammy J Snack Pack. Available exclusively on ABC Listen
Jun 7, 2021
Sammy J Snack Pack coming soon
A first listen of the Sammy J Snack Pack - a weekly catch-up podcast featuring highlights from Sammy J's Breakfast program on ABC Radio Melbourne where Sammy J veers effortlessly between the absurd, the academic and the amusing, offering a bright and engaging look at the world through the eyes of a self-declared nerd. Available EXCLUSIVELY on ABC listen