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#141: Radio Mike & Jack Post of Release the Sounds

By Jordan Michaelides

Radio Mike and Jack Post are two of Australia’s most unique radio producers and panel operators. With combined experience across shows such as Hamish & Andy, Wil Anderson, Grubby & DeeDee, Christian O’Connell, and Luke & Lewis – these two understand what it takes to grab the attention of an audience. 

I couldn’t help but want to get them on the show with the formation of their very own band, Release The Sounds, and their new self-titled album. Imagine a cross between Weird Al Yankovic and Blink 182 – a serious, yet comedic approach to social commentary. 

In this episode we covered:

  • How they met
  • Learning from Hamish & Andy
  • Release the Sounds 
  • Learning by doing
  • Comedy & commentary
  • Obscure Simpsons references
  • The band’s future    

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SHOW NOTES: 

00:51 – Introduction
03:07 – Their own subreddit
05:05 – Big cat grass
09:54 – How they met
14:15 – Mike should have a show
16:37 – Studying for radio
18:07 – Jack’s first job
20:42 – Mike’s study scores?!
24:50 – Study pathways  
26:18 – Learning from Hamish & Andy
32:20 – Release the Sounds 
40:04 – Chris Lilley
47:04 – Learning by doing
49:50 – Andy by Hamish
52:55 – Release the smells
54:04 – Comedy & commentary
57:50 – Obscure Simpsons references
59:58 – Franken-band
01:04:10 – The band’s future 
01:10:55 – Dumb rules
01:14:10 – Daily routines
01:17:50 – What’s in the fridge
01:20:15 – Best purchase under $200
01:20:48 – If they could have a billboard
01:23:19 – Live performance of Release the Sounds

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