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The Hammerbarn Project
Frank, Brendan, Marty
We're just three blokes talking about the amazing Australian animation Bluey. Wackadoo!
Sep 5, 2023
*Deep Inhale* Ok - lets do this.
Aug 22, 2023
She Told You She Would (Driving)
There’s an aggressive Columbian Drug lord – and her name is Agatha. She is feared throughout the land for her curtain destroying powers. But it’s not as destroyed as Frank’s back lawn. Has Brendan given up? Did we witness a sneaky cameo of Wintons Mum? There are 5 minute timers, sunroof mishaps and 2000 brown M&Ms. Even an email that might just be the perfect piece of international correspondence. First you get the car, then you get the milk, then – you get the curtains.
Jul 31, 2023
Higher, Softer, Warmer
Golly Gosh – these intros are somehow getting worse. But there’s always Pasito and an ultra-consistent Marty. Local sponsorship in the wings? Lots Dad-bod jokes to be made here. Why is Brenny’s dad bald – listen to find out. Frank gets frustrated at a reoccurring joke… Some interesting camera techniques and tricks in this episode – suspend that disbelief people! Which kind of sibling are you? The stick in the mud or the care-free type? Find out Naomi’s new nick-name and more in this tangent-filled episode. Check out the ultimate Hooray Super-Cut and some equally wonderful artwork too.
Jul 10, 2023
WE CANOOOE! (Grandad)
Just when you thought we'd run out of Arnie movies, Marty hunts the big game. It's a fast paced episode so Frank gets right to it: Who the Real Star of the show is. There's stories of our own grandads, Hobbit references, the awkward passage of time and even some mis-use of the ding. Inbarks and Blue Credits of course but what bush-bashing adventure would be complete without the ultimate camping watersport: Can-Noooooe!
Jun 27, 2023
Asimov's Dog (Daddy Robot)
A tale as old as time - when the machines rise up against us. But before that, hear how another type of machine interrupted Frank and Marty's holiday... With sci-fi references galore (and yes, Arnie) this ep will have you reaching for the history books and films you should have long ago consumed. Till all are one! (Totally not written by ChatGPT)
Jun 12, 2023
Too Good (Bedroom)
For everyone that’s ever moved house - this one is for you! In our disorganised episode ever we ask the hard questions: Can siblings really share THIS well? Is Bandit the comeback king? Which box has all our stuff in it?!??
May 30, 2023
Ceci est la description de l'épisode. It's another international episode where Bandit absolutely steals the show. There's some amazing suss looks, quips and a well-worn phrase book. Frank describes a For Real Life for the ages - it's all a big game of Risk. And Beans. Discothèque.
May 16, 2023
Bark Side of the Moon (Bin Night)
Look to da Luna! Today we bury the lead – but not before Frank jumps the gun yet again. Marty blows us away with a stunning Bare Bones that has to be heard to be believed. It’s the debut of the mighty Aussie (British?) wheelie bin and of our good friend Doreen! There’s some great band names in here too – just like this guy Banjo! Frank’s toy collection gets a bump before a world first: Jack’s Picks! Then it’s time to answer some more of you wonderful emails – and yes, the Christmas Carol debate continues! Oh and some terrible segue's – Brendan’s finest work.
May 1, 2023
Your Loss, Bosco (Double Babysitter)
It’s double the fun, double the romance and doubly silly. Because, it’s us! The Hammerbarn Project Presents: A tale as old as time - Fisky and the Dragon. But is he as stinky as he pretends? *Shrug* Probably. We follow up on the Jared Connection Theory and learn that kids really do say the darndest things. Much like Frisky, we venture outside our comfort zone to find Sand Worms, Fact Checking and The Dead Eyes Open. Quick fan poll: Of the three of us, who are the baby sitters for Brendan?
Apr 19, 2023
K9 NEWS: More Joff! (Pt2)
We're back! He's back! It's back-2-back episodes! The delightful Joff Bush continues to put up with our questions, Brendans over-abundant exuberance and the dreaded egg timer. There's tales from the studio, Joff actually plays some instruments for us (!!!), more Cat-Squad and the worlds most drawn out Lightning round.
Apr 18, 2023
K9 News: Joff Bush! (Pt1)
Look, the man needs no introduction, but you can bet that Brendan gets a little over excited and does it anyway. The supremely talented Joff Bush stops by Hammerbarn and chats to us about all things Music, Bluey, DanceMode and Hampster Dance. He's been given the green light to be as nerdy as possible while we have to give Brendan an egg-timer to reign him in. This was so much fun, we had to split it into two parts. Huge thanks to Joff, Ludo and all the people in this great big Bluey-themed network who generously give up their time to talk to littl' old us. Prepare for the DanceMode Album to drop everywhere you get your tunes on April 21st!
Apr 3, 2023
#55: Acting Shellfishly (Tickle Crabs)
Warning: This episode may trigger severe bouts of Parents PTSD. Enter bravely ye of little tickle experience – for the crabs of the ancestors are upon us! Along our treacherous journey ye may encounter such perils as strange Hide-and-seek practices, a father who is never at work and those Juicy (silky?) ribs. All this, inbarks that require checking, Credit-Where-Credits-Blue and possibly the strangest set of Naomi’s picks we’ve ever had. Seeyabye! As the Muppets Christmas Carole saga rolls on, read yonder clickable site of webs to better understand what Brother Brendan refers too: https://bit.ly/3kqbwYY
Mar 26, 2023
K9 NEWS: Season 3.7115 coming soon!
Brendan is excited. We’re all excited. You SHOULD be excited. Season ~3.7115 (yes, that’s mathematically correct) is coming and there is MUCH to discuss. And to listen too! New songs to listen too! And in typical chaotic fashion, we recorded this 24hrs before the amazing Rain track dropped! What an April it will be! Back to you in the studio.
Mar 21, 2023
The ConnectorPen CorrectorMen (Rug Island)
Sorry for the delay folks – but to make it up to you, we bring you an extended episode of one of the most magical Bluey eps ever. Rug Island – it’s a magical place. Time has no meaning, Pens are the tools of the gods and some very Adelaide-specific references fly overhead. In the wafting breeze you can hear such faint murmurings as Donkey Kong, the merits of licking sporting equipment, Action Scenes and Fat Red Faces. Marty aches at the false constructs of society, Brendan throws Frank under the bus, but Frank doesn’t care because this episode is just, Everything. And to our amazing listeners – old and new – who continue to write in : Congratulations, you are now not a grown up.
1 hr 1 min
Mar 1, 2023
Again! (The Show)
Roll up! Roll up! Wag those tails and get your opera glasses ready, its time for The Show! First the flying Airbenders performing a obscure niche reference act. Next, Brendan the Sensitive Guy feels emotions and invests deeply in other peoples relationships. The fantastic Rainbow Baby gives insights into parenting and the mysterious olden days couple unpacks lore of mickey mouse pants (or was it shoes?). And of course audience participation. Again!
Feb 13, 2023
When is the beginning the end? When it's a Chickenrat of course! This episode is all back-to-front and is punctuated by some truely magical moments. Bingo can't math, Bandit's delaying tactics are second to none and the makeup of a Chickenrat is brought into disrepute. And Billy Joel. It really is a great episode of the Stuff Brendan Has Podcast. This episode also sees the debut of Bwendan, a real estate mogul penguin.
Jan 31, 2023
How Good is the Everything (Space)
After our massive milestone there was only one way to celebrate - by finally relenting to the black-hole-level pressure applied by Marty. Yes folks, we're going to Space. In what might be the most emotionally nuanced and longest episode we've ever done, Marty makes multiple multi-layered sci-fi references that leave us, a little dizzy. The man in the white coat has some weird wings. And Doota-tron is here too. Oh and Sound FX. Yes.
1 hr 2 min
Jan 16, 2023
50th Episodes Are Just The Beginning! (BBQ)
Aaaaand yes! With a quick upload they've done it - a well made 50 on debut. Though there were some question marks heading into this innings, Hammerbarn shall not be denied! In celebration of the milestone, the lads go to where it all began - that's right, we record ON LOCATION at our local Hammerbarn. What better place to look for all the Bluey references with some wonderful for-real-life items. And as any Aussie will tell you, every good trip to Hammerbarn ALWAYS ends with a snag in bread. Keep your eyes peeled on our socials for all the pics of our epic day out!
Jan 1, 2023
Happy New Near! (Whale Watching)
Merry Merry NuNear listeners! It’s a new year and you’re STILL listening to us? What a cause for celebration – but not TOO much celebration. Cause thar be whale watching in the morning to do! To ring in the new year we re-open our InBarks to respond to you lovely people who took the time. In our nautical journey, we make a few discoveries: Greg is a ratbag, Natalie Portman is one Brenny’s speed dial, and Pirates are somehow related to David Attenborough. Is this the roughest we’ve ever seen Bandit and Chilli? Parent guilt is a real thing! Naomi’s picks is back and we close it all out with a memorable outro – best one of 2023 so far!
Dec 22, 2022
Proper Custard (Veranda Santa)
And so this is Christmas. And what have you done? A poorly placed Uncle Stripe - Bluey bitten on the thumb. In a Hammerbarn first, the team have a trio of roving reports too cross back and forth with, as they honor a local tradition of attending the local Pageant. Err, by attending I mean watching on TV - and by roving reports I mean, it's, well, us.... But there is some ACTUAL news about the living arrangements of one Dr. Martin. There are multiple special guests, breaking (Adelaide) news, pageant float critiques and so much more in our longest EVER episode. But let’s get to the big question: Hot or Cold Custard? DEBATE! And so happy Christmas - and a Happy New Year!
Dec 18, 2022
Toot toot! Yep, Brendan brings props. Sorry. The worlds of public transport collide (figuratively) in an Adelaide vs Sydney vs Brisbane showdown! Are trains romantic or have we romanticised that fact? And yes there might be wormhole theory on the tracks but listen, the rules still apply mate. Brendan and Frank steal Martys thunder multiple times but it’s okay – MVP Chilli is here to help. Naomi’s Picks continues to delight meanwhile, the humble slug leads to possibly our worst/best pun of all time. Oh and who remembers Viewmasters?
Dec 5, 2022
Paw Connection (Faceytalk)
Technology – it is a wonderful beast, but when that beast is Muffin…. Hold onto your phones parents! This episode takes screen-time to a new level complete with Golden Eyes, Muffin the Legend and good ol’ ST. And in the most amazing turn of For Real Life, we have some slight technical issues. Cheese and Crackers! I urgently advise you to allow Mum to just, do her thing. Can we mute Brendan now?
Nov 21, 2022
Alpha Mail (Postman)
Is this the episode born for Brendan? Did Bluey break the sacred Postal code? How GOOD is Brother Wind?!? Naomi's Picks makes a return complete with Jingle! And for the first time ever, we answer some fan questions! Some of which, were submitted an embarrassingly long time ago... Our bad!
Nov 8, 2022
Greyhound Talk (Obstacle Course)
It’s the most competitive episode ever – and there’s an episode of Bluey too! It’s got it all from school yard memories, montages, Homestar spin offs, Bingo’s time keeping skills, smack talk and Bandit the Villain? Which one of US is the most competitive? But let’s be real, this episode is all about THAT line. How fast are you gonna run?
Oct 24, 2022
The Little Fur-Maid (The Beach)
Is this our best intro ever? Is this Brendans best Dad-joke ever? Followed directly by Marty's best burn ever? I tell you what though, it's probably our best beach-based episode ever! We talk all things sand including Dad-castles, crazy birds, mixed book/Disney links and sci-fi references that fall flat. And we introduce our fave recurring segment: Naomi's picks! BEEEEAAACH!
Oct 10, 2022
It's time to enter the Metaverse as we attempt to explain the mind loop-de-loop that is Puppets. And you better believe that there is more than one Jim Henson reference! But who's the real star of the show? Pay no attention to the bearded man! Have we referenced Joe Brumm enough already? But such a ground breaking episode isn’t without controversy – is there some validity to the claims? The funny thing is, we do this to ourselves…
Sep 25, 2022
You Didn’t See Anything (Tina)
The Chaos is everywhere – and you’ll never see it coming! Is this acceptable or not? What does Tina actually look like? Can you split Bandit and Chilli for Physical Comedy MVP? Toobs or Cheezels? Is Brendan really cooler than his older brother; or does the paper bag win out? What in the world is The Rock and doing in this episode? Does Marty spoil two really old movies? HA *door kick* Thankyou to all our imaginary listeners!
Sep 13, 2022
Lions and Tigers and Bears PA-DOING! (Typewriter)
It’s one of those reference filled episode – both for Bluey and us! Singing intros are back so you know it’s gonna be one hell of an adventure. There’s self-actualization, treasure chests, bridge trolls and so much more. Along the road we meet another of Brendan’s knowledgeable nibblings who goes into a LOT of detail, but the payoff is incredible. There’s some real nerd talk to be found as we investigate the history of Qwerty, pedagogy and the far side of Marty’s brain… Plus Terriers. FOR SCOTLAND!
Aug 29, 2022
There's Someone I'd Like You to Meet... (Calypso)
Invading or Protecting? That's the real question here. There's also questions around our ability to recall how we run our own show, combined with a mixture of Megan’s, yet more gushing about Rusty and just one more Jim Henson reference (I can’t guarantee it will be the last!). But before all that, let’s get zen with the master Cat-herder who teaches us more than we can possibly know. Is Frank a terrible landlord? Oh and we pick on Marty a fair bit. For Scotland!
Aug 15, 2022
'Allo Bluey (Camping)
It’s another of those (many) Bluey episodes with an emotional punch that regularly floors you (and us). Along the way, we discuss language barriers, long lost loves, international dubs, time scales, Japanese Garden theory, sleepy pee-faces, game-show music and oh yeah – Camping. Did we invent an anti-dote to the Rolled Up Newspaper? Is this the best flash-forward in Bluey? Who’s cutting onions?
Aug 4, 2022
CrossBreed #2 (Pt2): It's Gotta Be Done, Again!
We’re back – they’re back – Everyone’s back! Your two fave Bluey podcasts and podcasters are still talking so we hope you’re still listening! There’s a bevy of topics from Mary and Kates origins story, do we remember parenting life pre-Bluey, for-real-life quotes used in real-life and maybe even a possible show rename for the Ladies? And what about the early names of our show? And the big one: who is our favourite character?? Hooray for crossovers! Our sincere thanks to Mary and Kate for this amazingly good time! Find the ladies on all the socials @blueypodast (Twitter) @blueypod (Insta/FB)
Jul 28, 2022
CrossBreed #2 (Pt1): The Bluey Album with Gotta Be Done!
Yes folks - it finally happened. We are blessed with the opportunity to talk to the original, legendary Bluey podcasters Mary and Kate from the Gotta Be Done show! And what better topic to talk about than the award winning Bluey Album! Prepare yourself for more voices than normal, Peter Combe references, Cool Uncles, Show Origins, favourite tracks (if that's even possible!) AND a live guitar performance by Brendan! Not enough for you - well you're in luck, cause this is only HALF our amazing chat - Part 2 coming soon! If you haven't already, find the girls on all the socials @blueypodast (Twitter) @blueypod (Insta/FB)
Jul 25, 2022
BIRDIE KITE! (Pass the Parcel)
Today we join our good friend Pat and reminisce of a simpler time, when squids were squids, the air guitar was king, and the rules were the rules. There's kids birthday montages, mysterious middle names, some cool presents and a pretty big flag as to why Brendan isn't married! In amongst it all, is a dual lesson of learning how to lose, and learning to change with the times. Wait for it...
Jul 11, 2022
Mrs Heeler, I Dunno About This! (Asparagus)
Ali is back! Marty is here! It’s all happening! And in yet another musical intro, Brendan reveals yet another family connection. Do kids really love being eaten by animals? CAN kids learn manners? Can we name all the animals in this ep AND which is your favourite? Can you sing games? And not to Mans-Best-Friends-Plain it, but Frank has a new toy and the jury is split on how good it is… All in all – it’s a good time.
Jun 26, 2022
Hold on to your Strawberries (Explorers)
Hooray for special guests – it’s Ali! But no, not the other Ali we know, this is Frank’s Ali – yes there are two of them! We dive into Season 3 featuring Ali’s personal favourite character – and it’s probably not who you expect. Joining us on this all-wheel-drive journey are Frank’s terrible sense of direction, weird road names, that old-timey-radio voice, Never Eat Soggy Weetbix and questions about LAN parties. Brenny also attempts to predicts peoples favourite moments with, varied results.
Jun 13, 2022
The Weighting Game (Featherwand)
This episode is heavy man – no no, not like THAT – I mean Bingo literally makes things heavy! But in order to hear us talk about it, you may need to skip forward 10 seconds. Or more. Probably more. This ep has it all from hard magic systems with consistent physics, floor cereals with unliftable spoons, the most Queensland-of-Queensland street names to ever appear in Queensland and yes, a reference to our (and by ours I mean Brendan’s) favourite movie franchise. We hope our singular listener enjoys!
May 22, 2022
Aaaand why should I care? (Unicorse)
I’m sorry listeners – we try hard on this show to not just be a repeating sound box that retells the same jokes as the show but come ON – it’s the most quotably chaotic high energy episode of Season 3! Full of 90s catchphrases, Jim Henson tributes and some serious Agros Cartoon Connection vibes, this episode is almost as off the rails as we are. We learn about kid negotiation tactics, Brenny Putdowns and when it’s time to bring the lawyers in…
May 21, 2022
K9 NEWS: Season 3.5 coming soon!
BREAKING NEWS! You've seen it on all the socials, now let us talk about the hot news about new Season 3 episodes arriving soon!
May 9, 2022
You're Doing Great (Baby Race)
Let's just get the crying out of the way right now. You know you did it, we did it and we’ll all no doubt do it again. To celebrate this torrent of tears, serial-crier Erin is back for another episode! And WHAT an episode – arguably THE Bluey episode. In our case, we manage to add in Parental Pressure, a Space Race, Invisible Bingo, Baby Wipes, speed differentials and even the classic Aussie cult-movie The Dish! What more could you ask for! How about Erin’s favourite character? Picking only ONE What Whizalted Willy’s Whimper moment? Can it be done? Will there be tears?
Apr 25, 2022
Little Diggers (Army)
“At the going down of the sun, we will remember them.” Today, on this most sacred of Australian days, what better way to pay tribute to our serving and fallen ANZACs than by looking at: Army! To help us we have two amazing guests: another of the Williams clan in Brendan’s sister Erin but also her extremely qualified friend Jessie. And Jessie’s speciality: Australian History. And if you think you have some deep dive theories on the Heeler family, prepare ye: you ain’t seen nothing yet. On this mission we also reference sibling power struggles, Arnie (you knew it was gonna happen), The Simpsons and draw in another of the Williams clan to some controversial casting. Oh and Marty pretending to Brendan, might just make you cry – with laughter.
Apr 17, 2022
Eggs Marks the Spot (Easter)
Merry Chocolate Day! It's time for a good old fashioned treasure hunt. Keeping with the theme we join Bluey and Bingo on their adventures. Along the way we discover that kids CAN catch a plane, Bluey is better at riddles than you are, Bandit and Chilli AREN'T perfect parents (it's true) and try REALLY hard not to spoil the magic. But how we can we, cause there's just so much of it in this ep! Just don't go into Dads bathroom or Brennys sandpit...
Apr 4, 2022
Lads (and ladies) – it is time. By far our most requested episode, the legendary (yell it with me now) STUMPFEST! With such a high energy episode we ponder as to Muffins ability to walk between worlds, just how much day drinking is TOO much and what is possibly cooler than The Beatles? While we may not be the alpha males capable of waving a stump around in victory, this ep is bursting with testosterone – and nail salons and unicorns. Oh, and the Union show up at some point? Is this how adults play? Let’s find out together friends!
Mar 21, 2022
Book-Book, FLIP! (Burger Shop)
It’s the other Ali! For the second time! Even though she was technically the first Ali! (It makes sense, trust me). Yes to the potential determent of Marty, his gorgeous wife Ali has returned but her husband isn’t the only one in the firing line. Also in the firing line: Bandit and his bath escapades in Burger Shop! Are bathrooms not designed for parents? How magic are magnetic letters? Can you earn your keep please? I need a price check please on a Sonic the Hedgehog cameo? Also - and this is true - our best, outro, EVER. No editing required!
Mar 6, 2022
VELOCIWAPTOR! (Ice Cream)
It’s an extra special ep today as we are joined by Ali! Not to be confused with Frank’s Ali, this Ali is married to Marty (they’re different people I swear!) This episode goes all over the shop – much like how the Heeler kids go all around Brisbane! Thankfully Ali the Architect is here to help with all the geographical references, animal callouts, special guest voices and sad tea towels. Frank also finally has someone who matches his cricket knowledge on the show! Brenny tries another dog reference – you be the judge whether it sticks. And Marty, well Marty just tries to lay low as Ali lays down the law – much to the delight of the others.
Feb 28, 2022
K9 NEWS: Joe Brumm!
Friends, today we had the supreme honour of chatting with the creator, animator, director, brother and Dad of Bluey – the one and only Joe Brumm! In an extended episode we cover all the questions you want to know and probably even some you never thought to ask. From Joes early drawings, musing on what makes the show work, social responsibility and the nervous first ever screening. But also, Super Cats, GermanDs, octopus and poop jokes. Hear the joy in our voices as we confirm some of our crazy theories, have others refuted and invent a few along the way. Finally, we round out with some not-so-fast lightning round questions where among the many nuggets of gold are Joes new ring tone, Indiana Jones, Tacos and Transformers. (I’m not embellishing here, all those things happen!) Huge thanks to Joe for this amazingly good time! @LudoStudios @OfficialBlueyTV
1 hr 9 min
Feb 21, 2022
That's Great, Babe! (The Sleepover)
There’s questions and show downs galore on todays episode – Is Muffin a brat? Stripe is accused of a dog-act. Who’s stayed up all night and err, why? Who has the best lines: Sleep-deprived Muffin or Dad-Date Bingo? Has Chilli set the bar when it comes to Police response times? Should Bandit go into construction with the worlds fastest Chip Shop? Should Brendan stop throwing people under the bus? Commerical TV vs Streaming? (Ok that ones a given…) And in the ultimate tv-darling-showdown, Frank asks a question that should never have been uttered in the first place! *Cue the Blue Heelers soundtrack!*
Feb 6, 2022
Bum Worms! (Bumpy and the Wise Old Wolfhound)
If it’s good enough for ABCtv, its good enough for us! Bum Worms for everyone! Speaking of good, Marty is in town again – Hooray! But what’s the one downside of being in the same room? Another cracking episode of Bluey but what is it’s one big flaw? Powerpoints are back folks, but with a twist! In this meta episode, we ask the big questions: Who is the director? Who is the best actor? Who took the final shot? Can Wendy fly a drone? Who is the Muffin in your life? In honor of those purple pants, take a look inside the mad-cat brain of Brendan as he spills on his editing tricks. LongDogs, Bathrobes and a Squeeky Hammer await!
Jan 24, 2022
The Machine Puprising (The Claw)
7 minutes. 7 minutes is the average length of a Bluey episode – it’s also how long it takes us to actually talk about Bluey. And once again, it’s all the fault of Arnie. Sorry not sorry. But also, sorry. How does Brendan knock on a door? The same way he crosses the road! (Not a joke) It’s a battle of the parents as to who can teach the lesson but also, who can zing harder and faster. From there its all about the textures – of both carpet and bus seats. Naturally. Does this episode contain the two best Chilli lines of all time? Tune in to find out!
Jan 4, 2022
Pupside Down (Handstand)
Happy Blue Year! It’s officially 2022 and we have resolutions to break, and Bluey to watch! Come join us for the party to end all parties, complete with complicit ignorance, programmable pies, cartwheels and good old Nanna. There’s even a special guest appearance from Kylie Minogue! (And yes, it’s exactly what you are thinking: a Big Brendan-Tangent (BBT©)) It seems in the new year we’ve been blessed with a new segment: Long-dog spotting! And prepare ye for the cutest and youngest of the Williams Nibblings who can count better than us! Merry Blue Blue!
Dec 21, 2021
Proper Gravy (Christmas Swim)
"It’s the most wonderful tiiiiiime, of the year!" Is there enough singing on our show? Find out today as we head to the pool for the annual CHRISTMAS SWIM! But much like Bartleby, what tales do we have of bringing new people into our families? And it wouldn’t be an Aussie Xmas without fire restrictions, Classic Catches, bon-bons, the theory of evolution and much much more. Frank is triggered by the adventures of Bartleby but not as triggered as Brendan is by, almost everything else. But it’s all gonna be okay – cause Nanas gonna make the gravy.
Dec 14, 2021
Octurne for a Dream (Fruitbat)
Today is one big reference show. Our old faves such as Indiana Jones and Jim Henson are joined by the likes of Back to the Future and even The Dude. It's a wonder we managed to talk about Bluey at all! What is a lot of bats called? A flock? A herd? A flying fist of justice? (How the heck we did not make a Batman joke, I'll never know.) We also acknowledge Pop-Up-Croc, another of Brendans amazingly well-read nibblings (Good knowledge kid!), and the absolute BANGER that Joff Bush composed for this crowd-favourite episode. But it's okay - it's not all a dream.
Dec 6, 2021
Twental Floss (Markets)
We can announce, by royal decree, this episode contains a ridiculous intro for a pretty lame milestone. But boy do we lean into it! It’s Market time kids – and there’s so much to see and do! WATCH as we attempt to dance like Indy’s Mum around the topic of a potentially fictional character. GASP as secrets to a funny joke are revealed (Hint: It’s poop). PUZZLE as Brendan goes in-depth on Dutch food-making techniques! CRY as we attempt to explain Australian plastic money to our international listeners. MARVEL at our highly detailed description of a background character! All this and more, for only 5 bucks – that deserves a song!
Nov 29, 2021
Crossbreed #1 : Season 3 spoilers with 2 Bandits!
Today it’s a very special episode: the first in our series of Crossover/Crossbreed shows! And who better to share our love of the Australian show Bluey with than two Americans. Say G’day to Greg and Mike of the 2 Bandits Watching Bluey podcast! But listener beware – we delve into uncharted territory at the Bandits request: We talk about the first episode of Season 3 : Bedroom! While we try to dance around it, there are mild spoilers for this fantastic new episode. We know we know, not all of the world has gotten to see it yet, but we loved teasing the guys about whats in store for them as well as learning a bit about our cultural differences. Warning #2: There is so much banter in this episode, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a show about Bluey. Enjoy this extended special edition episode!
1 hr 8 min
Nov 22, 2021
Baking Point (Duck Cake)
Today folks, it’s one of our most requested episodes. Say it with me now fellas: DUCK CAKE! Annoyingly, at the time of recording, we had to do the Zoom thing because The Man said so. But it’s ok – our tails are still wagging! Marty even got to attend a Cake conference – for real life! So that makes him qualified to answer the question: Is it really the hardest of all cakes? And is your kitchen even Australian without the most recognisable of cookbooks? Other questions include: What cakes did WE have as kids? Should humans have tails? How does Money work? And how many different ways can you say the word “Mate!” And remember: “Duck’s Fly Together!”
Nov 20, 2021
K9 NEWS: Pre-Season 3 HYPE!
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Hammerbarn-ing to remind you all that Season 3 is almost upon us!
Nov 8, 2021
The Bluey Decimal System (Library)
Today on the show its something we’ve never done before – an Indiana Jones reference! I know right, I didn’t believe it either. What are the chances? And what are the chances of Franks parenting style being called out HARD by Uncle Stripe? Brendan confesses that he is friends with jerks (hey man – I’m sitting right here!) all while attempting to follow the rules of the Library. There’s some debate on the Aussie classic of “Yeah Nah”, another Brendan family member special guest, the Grey Wiggle and even Samurai Pizza Cats. There is NO book that can contain all this awesome. But you should still return it anyway…
Oct 25, 2021
Give the Prog a Bone (The Weekend)
Today on the show, it’s The Weekend and we couldn’t be happier! Or more random… It’s a mixed bag alright featuring our fave four pups and a host of extras including, but not limited too: Magic Statues (I’ve been down that road before), Cute Diggers (beep beep beep), Sushi Dolls (Aww it fell over), Patriotic power points (240 Volts baby!), Cricket Chat (Got I’m yes!) and some Progressive Rock classics. (Best. Doggie-Treat. Ever) How can you possibly be bored with all this? Plus learn just what Brendan and Frank get up to on the weekend – prepare to be whelmed!
Oct 19, 2021
Hush Puppies (The Quiet Game)
It’s a big big show for a fan-fave episode so we thought we’d double the trouble with two members of the Allan household: Introducing Frank’s amazing wife, Ali! We find out her Bluey origin – which seemed to have quite the influence on this very show! But has this shifted the paradigm of the boys: Is Frank now the brunt the jokes? Along the way, we Hug a Sloth, learn about Pen Dragons, the occupations of the Heeler parents and somehow make another Arnie reference. And is this the most chock-full of cameos episode ever? Ooooss!
Sep 26, 2021
It’s been a long time between drinks, but trust us, it’s worth it. Our longest episode ever, and our most emotional one by far. We cover the newest episode of Bluey but also, a recap on two very different Fathers Days from Marty and Frank. But have all Bluey fans around the world even seen it? #Controversy Brenny’s craft skills come to the fore. Sorta… But this leads us to another Australian staple, Playschool! Round Window for life! If that reference doesn’t do it for you, how about another Indiana Jones one? Or the most risqué conversation the show has ever included? Also featuring: smashed birthday cake, a boomerang and our new outro! Combine all these ingredients together and what you end up with is, Perfect.
Sep 7, 2021
Slip, Slop, Run! (Shadowlands)
Today on the show, it starts with a bad idea. But, you're used to that by now, right? Welcome to the Shadowlands! The game you KNOW you've played for real life. We go a bit retro in our gaming references all while comparing Aussie and English weather conditions. And did Frank MISS a cricket reference? TWICE? Oh and we invented Bluey the computer game guys. Secret level and concept art included. Keep listening right to the end to find out who was right!
Aug 23, 2021
Roll Model (Takeaway)
It's a very 90s beginning to this episodes centered around a very 80s food shop. But are the prices 1970s or 2010? Can you successfully enjoy Bluey with only 3 characters? Along the way, we discover Bandit and his vice, Bingo and her existential questions, Marty and a plot to make him say big(ger) words, a Bluey-themed bus tour and even how two words can say a multitude of things. I'm hungry.
Aug 9, 2021
Chuppy Dogs (Helicopter)
WARNING: This episode features way too sound effects, more puns than usual and a 100% increase in Arnie impressions. Other features include: not 1, not 2 but THREE of the most knowledgeable nieces/nephews you will ever hear from. Adorable +10! Intense Debate: Who is Bluey’s greatest classmate? Why DID we have to wear those silly hats at school? Action +11! How can a stump become a metaphor? Or did we over-think it? (Again. As usual.) No Surprise +10! Can Brendan find his basket and STAY in there? Negatory + 1 million!
Jul 25, 2021
Cruella De Stijl (Octopus)
Today on the show, it's all about HOW parents talk to their kids. And it's got nothing to do with Bandit. But maybe, Tim Allen. Marty damn near loses his mind at the design deep-cuts of the Dalmatian household. And then Brendan goes on a Greek-inspired language rant. And Frank, well Frank just eats glue. Along the way we invent some new Bluey merch and make Brendan cry multiple times. So here's to you Chloe's Dad. Wait, does he have a name? We might need to phone a friend to find out the answer...
Jul 12, 2021
Bravery 101 (Early Baby)
Hello Dr. Marty! That’s right, our fave Sydney-sider is still with us as we tackle our first ep featuring the cast of Blueys friends. It’s tough to top the fab four but who ranks among our favourite? Rusty, Indy, Snickers – Calypso? It’s a tale of two erm, tales involving everything from Magic Circles, pedagogy, un-finished sentances and even Jim Henson. The show even manages to clean up an old-timey school-yard song that we couldn’t repeat on air. We also learn more about Brendan’s for-real-life school and even study the weather. (Trust me, it’s funner than that sounds!) It’s a boy!
Jun 28, 2021
Under One Woof! (Hammerbarn)
It’s a special day on the show – as the man, the myth, the legendary Mighty Mighty Marty has joined us in person! And what better episode to talk to than the one that spawned the shows name. What begins as competitive neighbours takes us to unexpected places including the Matrix, Husbands copping it, Fancy Names and employees who are dead inside. Did Frank get another characters name wrong? What does Brendan order from the famed sausage sizzle? And how good are those price tags?!? Put us in the same room and you get new features: an outro for the ages! *no-look high five*
Jun 14, 2021
The Thin Brown Box (Flat Pack)
Today on The Hammerbarn Project, it’s one of those eps that makes everyone go “Awwww”. You’d be forgiven for not catching everything in this ep cause it is brimming with amazing moments. We go full circle from 2001 Sci-Fi, the tale of evolution and the circle of life. Reminder: THIS IS A KIDS SHOW! Along the way we cover our own flat-pack building experiences and learn a little more about Marty and Brendans work history. Are Chilli and Bandit Greek Gods? How much foam is REALLY in those boxes? And did we just invent DogKEA?
Jun 7, 2021
Pat-ernity (Dad Baby)
Today on the Hammerbarn Project, the lads venture into a typically female-dominated space as we tell the birthing process through the eyes of Bandit. Ok so technically, Arnie did it first in Junior, but which line had us crying with laughter? (There are multiple answers to this question) We also address previous controversy around the name of Lucky’s Dad. All the while Chilli rolls up the newspaper while somewhere in the breeze you can hear John Williamson… So plan the car trip, have the go-bag and the baby playlist at the ready, cause it’s time to be BORN! Morning Wendy!
May 31, 2021
Ahh, I Forget! (Bus)
Today on The Hammerbarn Project, the lads follow up on last week with the inevitable Grannies sequel. Like all good sequels, there’s a bit of fun, a bit of randomness and – it’s on wheels. There’s slide construction, unsolicited first aid suggestions we do NOT recommend, squares vs circles and even more spin-off shows. We even have proof that the Australian Government is recommending Bluey! Wait, what were we talking about again?
May 24, 2021
My Beans! (Grannies)
This week on the Hammerbarn Project, the lads get to one of the most memorable episodes that everyone can relate to – those cheeky Grannies! With everything from selective hearing, cheeky winks to camera, and a funny word, these oldies are set to rock your world and cause a ruckus! Were you and your friends as funny at that age? How often do the Heelers clean their oven? Chilli investigates. And which performance reminds us of a Monty Python great? And it wouldn’t be another ep without another new Brendan Pun – does it get a passing grade?
May 16, 2021
This week on the Hammerbarn Project, Brendan butchers our intro BUT – we finally get to workshop one of those awesome puns and create a new one! Which shows that perseverance pays off… (pun!) Which one of us is most likely to drink off the floor? As we build our podcast world, so does Bluey enter the world of world-building. In the form of a backpack. But is there conflict a brewing – when is a characters name not their name? So prepare to scunge your knees as we race around the basketball court in fifth gear!
May 9, 2021
Mixed Nuts (Road Trip)
Today on The Hammerbarn Project, the lads subvert expectations and jump ahead to review not episode 3, but where-ever the road takes us. There's a lot of favourite things in here, including Marty's love/study of video games, Brendan's love of Jaguars (the cars, not the cats) and Frank's love of Bandit and their shared disdain for anything else on the road. So please fasten your seatbelts and keep your arms inside the vehicle at all times as we do our best to avoid grey-nomads and roadworks.
May 2, 2021
Ding Dongs (Magic Xylophone)
We're back for our first official ep review and where better to start than the 7mins that started it all! Brendan unleashes some puns that vary in their success. Does the Xylophone actually have magic powers? Despite looking like a Bandit-episode, which character outshines him? And does the phrase Ding Dong translate internationally? Who didn't do their research?
Apr 25, 2021
Welcome to our little DIY project! We're a couple of likely lads who share a passion for the best cartoon in the world - Bluey! So join us on this quest as we explore the animated world of this ABC "kids show" and prove it has much much more to offer! Exhibit A: The Intro to Bluey! How can we talk for 20mins about a 1min intro? Find out!