Heartbreak High + Māori excellence = Rachel House!
Stop Everything
by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
4d ago
It's time to Stop Everything! for a chat with Rachel House, who's appeared in acclaimed Aotearoa/New Zealand films like Boy and Whale Rider; Netflix's hit reboot of Heartbreak High; and blockbusters like Moana and Thor: Ragnarok Rachel's celebrating her feature directorial debut, The Mountain, which follows three kids on their quest to climb Mount Taranaki, and is firmly set in the spirit of coming-of-age films like The Goonies, E.T. and Stand By Me. Find out why Rachel thinks Aotearoa humour is such a hit overseas, and why she relishes acting in supporting roles ..read more
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Baz Luhrmann + TikTok = DELICIOUS IRONY
Stop Everything!
by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
1w ago
That's the dealio when Oscar-nominated Australian auteur Baz Luhrmann gets bailed up by a TikTok street interviewer who's got no idea who she's talking to. Comedian and guest critic Kirsty Webeck is in to dissect that viral moment between TikTok creator god_worthy and the director of Elvis, The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, Australia and Strictly Ballroom. Kirsty's also got big thoughts on how social media is changing the game for standup comics. Show notes: god_worthy and Baz LuhrmannKirsty Webeck's TikTok ..read more
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Celine Dion + Kween Kong = DIVAS!
Stop Everything
by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
2w ago
Activist, performer and Drag Race royalty Kween Kong is back in the Stop Everything! guest critic chair to talk about the trailer to Celine Dion's new documentary, controversy on the Cannes red carpet and getting political at Drag Con.Show notes: I am: Celine Dion trailerKelly Rowland on Cannes red carpet incidentKween Kong's TikTok account ..read more
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Baby Reindeer + Piers Morgan = mess
Stop Everything!
by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
3w ago
British broadcaster Piers Morgan has become a main character in the aftermath of the Internet sleuthing around Netflix's Baby Reindeer. What the heck is going on? Guest critic and ABC entertainment reporter Jared Richards is in to help us figure it out. And we're also talking about TikTok content – from the cringe to the heartwarming ..read more
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Prepare to be horny for Bridgerton season 3
Stop Everything!
by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
1M ago
Dearest Gentle Listeners, the third season of Netflix's Bridgerton is upon us and it's heaving with bosoms, babes and romantic intrigue. Series leads Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) are glowed up and loved up, but *spoiler alert* major twists are on the horizon. Stop Everything! romance correspondent Rudi Bremer is in to guide you through it all ..read more
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Falling short with the Guilty Feminist
Stop Everything!
by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
1M ago
Deborah Frances-White host of the hit podcast The Guilty Feminist unpacks unattainable perfection, ageing and spills the tea on the Netflix series Baby Reindeer. Plus Barbara Streisand's Ozempic post and the algorithms that are serving up outrage ..read more
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HBO's The Sympathizer has an Aussie star!
Stop Everything!
by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
1M ago
Vietnamese-Australian actor Hoa Xuande is breaking into Hollywood's big league as the star of HBO's The Sympathizer, a limited series based on Viet Thanh Nguyen's Pulitzer-prize winning novel. Hoa is Stop Everything's special guest, and he's taking us behind the scenes of this A24-produced series, telling us about how he landed this huge role, and what it was like to act opposite heavyweights like Robert Downey Jr. and Sandra Oh ..read more
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Have you got White Fever?
Stop Everything!
by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
2M ago
New ABC comedy series White Fever follows Jane Thomas, a woman trying to cure her fetish for hairy white men while simultaneously processing the emotional and psychological impact of being a Korean transracial adoptee. Ra Chapman, White Fever's creator and star, is this episode's guest critic and she's in to talk about everything from growing up Asian in a white family to … sex dolls ..read more
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Jojo Siwa and Dave Chang's chili crunch are really going for it
Stop Everything!
by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
2M ago
Jojo Siwa's ditched her giant bow for a glam rock makeover, celebrity chef David Chang's chili crunch trademark grab is flaring nostrils, and a viral essay making the case for marrying an older man — have left us wondering 'What the hell are they thinking?!' Guest critic Hannah Reich is back to update us on her addiction to mumfluencers and how she's spending her TikTok Time ..read more
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Alone Australia S2 drops Aussies in NZ
Stop Everything!
by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
2M ago
We're talking about SBS' hit survival show Alone Australia, because season two has just kicked off, with 10 Aussies dropped into the wilderness of Te Waipounamu, the South Island of Aotearoa/New Zealand. This ep's guest critic is comedian, actor and broadcaster Annie Louey, who's sharing how her stint working in the funeral industry led to comedic inspiration for her ABC Fresh Blood web series, I'm So Sorry For Your Loss; her appreciation for ripped Korean torsos on Netflix's Physical 100; and the special name bond she shares with her sister ..read more
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