A Rational Fear
A Rational Fear
Dec 8, 2023
Wendy Harmer โ€” A Rational Conversation
Play โ€ข 51 min

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In this conversation, Dan and Lewis interview Wendy Harmer, a comedy legend and former radio host. They discuss the evolution of comedy and radio, the impact of commercial radio, memorable interactions with radio management, and unconventional radio stunts. Wendy shares stories from her time on The Morning Crew and reflects on the cultural significance of the show. They also discuss the changing media landscape and the success of radio hosts like Kyle and Jackie O. Overall, the conversation highlights the unique and influential role of radio in the comedy industry.


Takeaways

  • Radio has played a significant role in the evolution of comedy, providing a platform for comedians to showcase their talent and reach a wide audience.
  • Commercial radio has undergone significant changes over the years, with comedians becoming a staple on radio shows and management often lacking experience in the medium.
  • Unconventional radio stunts and promotions have been a hallmark of the industry, with hosts often pushing boundaries to engage listeners and boost ratings.
  • Wendy Harmer's time on The Morning Crew was culturally significant, as she brought a female perspective to radio and helped redefine the role of women in the industry.
  • The media landscape has changed dramatically, with the rise of social media and digital platforms providing new avenues for content creation and consumption.


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Chapters

00:00

Introduction and One Millionth Download Show

02:25

Introducing Wendy Harmer

03:05

The Evolution of Comedy and Radio

05:01

Capturing the Comedy Community

08:07

Finding Your Tribe in Comedy

09:08

The Impact of Commercial Radio

10:10

Memorable Interactions in Radio

12:39

Unconventional Radio Stunts

17:30

The Influence of Radio Management

19:16

The Dash for Cash and Other Stunts

21:53

The Origin of 'Two Strangers and a Wedding'

23:45

The Cultural Significance of The Morning Crew

30:32

The Impact of Wendy Harmer's Radio Career

33:36

The Changing Landscape of Media

36:06

The Success of Kyle and Jackie O

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