More Than A Whelan
By Sean M Whelan
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A podcast where I ask you to give me creative prompts to write to. I write a piece and perform it on the show. It’s that simple. Feed me please.
||ExplicitMadison Griffiths||Madison Griffiths is an artist, poet, activist and podcaster. She was co-host of the podcast No Chill. And is writer, producer and presenter for her newest podcast Tender, the story of what happens when a woman leaves an abusive relationship.||13 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLive at the Merri Creek Tavern - Now I Wanna Meet Your Dog||To launch Season 2 of More Than The Whelan the show is recorded before a live audience, for the very first time, at the Merri Creek Tavern in Westgarth. All DOG themed. Just poems, stories, songs and conversations about dogs.||7 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBen Mastwyk||Ben Mastwyk is the Liberace of the Australian indie-country scene. He brings the flash and the style but backs it up too with brilliant songwriting and psych tinged arrangements. Sean has a chat to Ben over his dining table about power animals and the i||20 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNEL MAMA BOHO||The super talented, proud and passionate Nel Mama Boho joins us in the studio for Episode 21. Nel's impressive resume includes producer, writer, journalist, host, actor, poet and comedian! Her presence is pure fire.||13 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicitoneslashsixth AKA Aaron Stephanus||So thrilled to chat to 1/6 in the studio for Episode 20, not only about his fantastic work as a rapper but also about the breakdown of his marriage, which I, as a marriage celebrant, conducted only 18 months ago.||6 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMileta Rien||Episode 19 of More Than A Whelan breaks new ground as for the first time we have not one, but two short radio plays created exclusively for the podcast inspired by our listener creative prompts with special guest scriptwriter, poet, Mileta Rien. Episod||30 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMadeline Leman||More Than A Whelan turns eighteen! To celebrate we have special guest Madeline Leman of Madeline Leman & the Desert Swells fame in the studio to talk about her songwriting practice. And we even share a shot of Icelandic vodka to celebrate our eighteenth||22 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitManisha Anjali||Sean is delighted to welcome special guest poet/painter/performer Manisha Anjali into Castaway Studios to talk about her poetry and her creative process.||15 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNatasha Johanna||Wonderful musician and songwriter Natasha Johanna joins Sean on Episode 16 to talk about her creative process and Sean talks a lot about death! Yay for death! Yay for Brisbane goths!||9 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJessica Alice||Sean is thrilled to lean into it and have a cerebral discussion with Jessica Alice about all things writing and also pay special tribute to Kat Muscat. Jessica Alice is a writer, broadcaster, artistic programmer and newly appointed director of Writers S||18 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMalcolm Hill||Sean speaks to The Mild (formally Wild) Bohemian that is musician Malcolm Hill. They speak of War and Peace, VHS tapes and Demis Roussos, among other things. Strap yourself in.||11 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAndy Jackson||More Than A Whelan goes regional for the very first time. Stepping outside the comfort zone of Castaway Studios and into an other worldly zone of a converted Chapel built over 150 years in Fryerstown to talk to poet Andy Jackson.||1 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBrooke Russell||We welcome one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters in the form of the wonderful Brooke Russell. And we’re very honoured indeed to have Brooke Russell write and perform a brand new song exclusively for More Than A Whelan.||13 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCameron Semmens||Cameron Semmens is the author of twenty one books. Twenty one! When's he's not writing poetry and making books, he's teaching workshops in poetry. He eats, breaths and drinks poetry 24/7 and he was an incredible pleasure to have a chat with.||6 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMantra and Omar Musa||Thrilled to have our first MC’s in the house in the form of Mantra and Omar Musa. These two gentleman are not only extremely talented at everything they do, they’re also freaking hilarious. Have never laughed so much in the Castaway Studios!||28 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDogs ARE the best people||Sean welcomes a very special guest into the studio for Episode 9.... himself! Sean flys solo for this episode and talks about Liner Notes Love, an event he co-founded and has co-produced for over ten years, alongside Michael Nolan and Emilie Zoey Baker.||23 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAngela Meyer||Sean is joined by literary blogger, publisher and writer Angela Meyer. Angela is the author of the newly released novel Superior Spectre.||17 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJulitha Ryan||We are very excited to have our very first musical performance live in Castaway Studios by the wonderful Julitha Ryan. Julitha performs a piece written exclusively for MTAW inspired by listener supplied creative prompts of Minder, 1234 123 and Everybody||9 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlicia Sometimes||Cherished poet, broadcaster, musician and all round legend [Alicia Sometimes] joins us in the studio as a very special guest. Alicia creates More Than A Whelan history by being the first guest to write a poem from creative prompts right there in the||2 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAngie Hart||We are so very thrilled to have the one and only Angie Hart (Frente, Splendid) come into the studio and perform two poems created exclusively for More Than a Whelan and sing a poem by Dorothy Porter. YES, sing.||26 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Shy God Returns||Where Sean introduces the world to the concept of Poeoke: a combination of poetry and karaoke. Sean also performs his poem of the week and introduces a new segment called Whelan & Stealin'.||24 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOur first guest Mr Dan Lee||Playwright Mr Dan Lee is in the studio as my very first guest, talking about Dan’s creative arc starting as poet, moving into comedy and now as a playwright. We have a chat about Dan’s play Bottomless which will be debuting in Melbourne in November||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDirty Magic: Feel the Realism||Where Whelan tells you just how he became a writer in the first place. He takes you on a journey where a young wanna be novelist veers into the path of becoming a poet instead after his guitar is stolen from a sharehouse in Richmond. Whelan also coins t||12 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode One: Origin Story||In this inaugural episode Whelan explains the origin of More Than A Whelan, the genesis of the show and the concept behind it. Episode one of More Than A Whelan is officially launched! Whelan talks about the origins of the podcast, the theme of the sho||4 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Brilliant. What a voice.
A wonderful insight into the creative process of some of Australia’s shining lights of poetry. As a relative newcomer to spoken word it has made me want more. Such a refreshing alternative to the sea of true crime podcasts. Thanks so much Sean.
Great exploration of the undercurrents of creativity
An open-sourced creative writing exploration inviting guests to generate original works based on the prompts of listeners. An open hearted exploration of the undercurrents of creativity by Australia’s godfather of spoken word, Mr Sean M Whelan. Captivating!
Awesome Show... More please
It's about time Sean M Whelan joined the podcasting community. He has years of experience and a huge body of work behind him. Now poetry lovers beyond Melbourne get to hear his unique voice and insight. It's Word porn for ears!