Egads! A new episode of Worm Island has emerged from the depths of the sea. In this bonus episode, Oracle and Napoleon get juiced and discuss cult television series Fishing with John. Listen in awe as our hosts grind-out slightly inebriated takes on fishing, masculinity, batman and the muted genius of John Lurie’s pioneering and incomparable 6 episode classic. Stay tuned for updates on Worm Island Season 2.

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Fishing with John

In the final episode of Worm Island season 1 we speak with producer, musician and self-facilitating media node Jackson Davis. Jackson recently clocked over 3 million hits on a song he uploaded to the internet. We can’t even get our Mums to review this podcast on iTunes!  He talks us through his journey to the East, negotiating the musical landscape in China and his path to Mandarin mastery. Meanwhile, the island descends into chaos, someone gets sacrificed to the sandworms, and Gack-Man reveals a secret which could save us all. Will Oracle and Napoleon take heed? Tune in to Worm Island pirate radio to find out!

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Jackson’s Stuff

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Music that sneaky Stephen plays: Dennis and the Spaceships – The Common Good

Dramatic Music During Pit of Death Voting Segment by Joshua Empyre

Gak Man Music by Oracle Audio

Jackson Davis

In this episode of Worm Island, we track down bespoke designer and stylist, Benny Kontoh. He’s known as “the guy” when it comes to getting a custom suit in Suzhou. Benny tells us what it took to get there and what makes his brand so different. We also have more news from the island, Dan telling us about his weirdo special friend, awesome music, and random schizophrenic walrus noises. We’ll see you on deck!

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B & S Studios Suzhou

Zhongxin Avenue West No. 100

Next to Summit Shop in Suzhou SIP

Tel: +86 18625014505

Tel: +86 13771807194

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Music that sneaky Stephen plays: Jamie and the Debt – Anthem

Benny Kontoh

In this episode of Worm Island, we make a pit-stop with the always interesting and enlightening, Aaron McCue. He spent a good chunk of his life riding around the U.S. in Volkswagon minibuses, playing doctor at hippie encampments, and hanging out with a guy called Crazy Bob. He also likes making computer games. It’s been a wild and strange journey, and fortunately for us, Aaron has the storytelling chops to bring it to life. Sit back, relax, catch the latest news from the island, and check out some kick-ass music. We’ll see you inside.

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Music that dastardly bastard Stephen plays: The Nudists – Pancakes

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In this episode of Worm Island, we engage in mortal combat with Samurai Aiki-Jujutsu instructor, Brand Nicol. Not really…because we’d be dead right now, but Brand does take some time to explain how the hell a big-ass Scottish dude ended up practicing martial arts in China for several years. You also don’t want to miss our chats about Steven Seagal, falling down drunk and not getting hurt, samurais, and Star Wars. Don’t worry, Napoleon and Oracle keep you up to date with news from the island. And don’t forget the music!

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If you’re interested in training with Brand and are in Suzhou, China: 

Friday 6:30 – 8:30 pm
3rd Floor of Guidu Neighborhood Center by Central Park SIP Metro Exit 3
The First Class is Free to Try!

He can be contacted at brandaikisan@yahoomail.co.uk

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Music at the end of the episode: The Quickening – Of Books and Bells

Samurai Aiki Jujutsu

In this episode of Worm Island, we dial up local powwow theatre organizer, Maddie Espinoza. She shares some tips on running a successful grassroots production, wooing animals with music, and strengthening your core with yoga. Napoleon and Oracle keep you up to date with news from the island. We also have some new killer tracks to share.

Oh yeah, Scott and Craig trip balls on magic mushrooms and meet the Devil.

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Scott and Craig tripping balls and seeing the Devil music: Eat Laser Scumbag 

Maddie Espinoza

In this special episode of Worm Island, we talk about American Movie. That’s right, a VCR containing the quirky award winning documentary washed up on the island! Not only do we discuss the classic documentary about making movies and its unforgettable characters, but somehow we get into the topics of bad acid trips, AK-47s, and POW camps.

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American Movie

In this episode of Worm Island, we dial up Shaun Peter – owner of The Drunken Clam. No, we’re not talking about an episode of Family Guy. This Clam exists in Suzhou, China, and it has gained a legendary status over the years. Shaun shares how it got there and some of the highs and lows along the way. Along with all that, Napoleon and Oracle give you news from the island, and of course, play some killer music.

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The Drunken Clam

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In this episode of Worm Island: Beyond Thunder Dome, we probe island election front runner Turner Sparks as to whether he is the hero we have been waiting for. Following this we deep dive into hard-talk covering many of the hot-button topics swirling around Sparks; stand-up comedy, soft serve ice-cream and life on the road.

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Turner Sparks

Turner’s Website

Kung Fu Comedy

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In Episode 4 of Worm Island – The Winter Solstice, a series of auspicious events herald the arrival of a mysterious stranger; Dave Matthews. Dressed in flowing robes, and glowing eerily; Dave addresses the debate surrounding his divine origins, separates the saved from the fallen, and fires off a couple of commandments for good measure. Following this, the artist formerly known as Dave addresses his more mortal interests, including his various musical projects in China, before a slip of the tongue reveals his inner daemon.

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Dave Matthews

In Episode 3 of Worm Island – Android Invasion, we shoot the breeze with stand-up comic Misha Kalhin. Soon after his arrival on the island, we are alerted to the fact that we have been infiltrated by psychotic androids. Is it a coincidence? After performing a Voight Kamph test on Misha we still cannot be sure. Nevertheless, ‘Misha’ shares his thoughts on the evolution of Suzhou, moral relativism, and his approach to comedy.

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Misha Kalhin

Kung Fu Komedy

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As such by an Android: I’m so programmed – Technochronic

In Episode 2 of Worm Island: Portals in Time, we sit down with local troubadour Fay Donovan. Thanks to the chance discovery of a mysterious time portal behind the public lavatories near the abandoned karaoke rooms, we offer Fay the opportunity to travel back in time to kill Hitler. Satisfied with her commitment to the cause, we proceed with tales from her bohemian busking past, insights into her musical passions and speculations on the allure of the Romantics.

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Fay Donovan

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Emerging from the Whale: Weak Boys – Deal with It

In Episode 1 of Worm Island: Cannibals of Worm Island, we speak with Carolyn Decker. With food running out on the island, Carolyn is asked to get serious about her thoughts on cannibalism, and confesses her willingness to eat human flesh. After getting that out of the way, we discusses her amazing travels as a 2014-2015 Watson Fellow and her pursuit of the connections between nature, conservation and writing. She also shares her poems Suzhou Canal and Dust, declares which American nature poet she would most enjoying consuming, and defends the honour of a New Zealand cartoonist from Napoleon’s rapier wit.

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Carolyn Decker

Two Spades Poetry the poetry of Carolyn Decker

Wanderlusting the world travels of Carrie Decker

Mary Oliver Carolyn’s favourite nature poet and human meal of choice

Brent Harpur Cartoonist and man of mystery

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