Bang On: hear Myf and Zan chat about music, art, life and stuff
Bang On is a new podcast from Double J, which hit iTunes and wherever you get your podcasts from today.
The premise is simple; two of the best broadcasters in the world (yeah, we’re biased) Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe, chat about the biggest issues in art, music and pop culture.
They’ll laugh, they might cry, and they’ll share their brilliant knowledge of everything good with you each week.
Anyway, enough from us. Here’s what Myf and Zan have to say about Bang On.
Zan and I decided to make a podcast because there just aren’t enough to choose from already. Our mission on this earth is to make you even more anxious and add to the pile of stuff that you should be listening to but never get around to.
The reason? We’re here to help. To get rid of some of the noise and focus on the important things you need to know about each week. Because this is what we do.
You’ll finally get to hear what we really say when the mics are off. A warning: It’s not always pretty.Myf Warhurst
You see, Zan and I have been mates for years and have been talking off air about music, life and art for what seems like forever.
And we always challenge each other with our often different views.
Usually this happens when we’ve had a couple on a Friday night, post work. Sometimes there are tears (mostly mine).
When we concocted the idea to do this, we were drinking warm champagne in an airline lounge in Canberra after a gig. We couldn’t have dreamt up a classier beginning.
In the words of Yazz, the only way is up, baby.
So this podcast is an opportunity to replicate these long chats about life, art and everything in between - in a candid, relaxed way - and to share it with you.
You’ll finally get to hear what we really say when the mics are off. A warning: It’s not always pretty.
Zan’s also really organised and functional and I was hoping that by doing a podcast together, some of these skills might rub off on me. It hasn’t worked. Yet.
She’s also one of the most thoughtful people I know, who brings out the best in people, and a very loyal friend. FYI she’s got a wickedly funny side too, and I can’t wait for you to hear more of this in our chats.
Oh, and it’s also funny hearing Zan Rowe, the most professional woman on Australian radio, occasionally say ‘fuck’. Worth subscribing just for that, I say.
Like most of Australia, I fell in love with Myf the first time I met her.
When you have a convo with Myf, you never know what’s coming next.Zan Rowe
I remember running into her in the foyer of a Radiohead concert in 2004 (the first one in Melbourne before Thom Yorke cancelled the following night… we all still remember) when I’d just started doing bits and bobs for triple j.
She was a ray of light and embraced me like an old friend, even though we were new acquaintances. I ended up sitting across from her in that Melbourne triple j office a year later and every day she’d make me giggle.
For years now, she’s done the same. When you have a convo with Myf, you never know what’s coming next.
I may think I have her pegged but then she’ll flip my argument on its head with an opinion I didn’t expect, and almost always mention something insane that has happened in her life along the many career turns it’s taken.
Myf is never one to blow her own horn, but hot dang there’s a multi-volume memoir waiting in that brain. Her knowledge of shit popular culture astounds me, and makes my life all the richer.
And she’s quick. So much so that she stitches me up on national radio any chance she gets, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Or from any other person. I know I can be a bit of a control freak, it’s nice to feel the rug pulled out from underneath, with that laugh keeping me grounded as I am lay flat on my backside.
To be honest I’m mainly doing this so I have a recording of all of Myf’s anecdotes that I can pass off as my own at the next house party.