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19 April Highlights – Breakfast Debut and Surviving Long Flights
19 April 2012
Jade and Dave make their breakfast radio debut and talk about resetting their body clocks for this new main event in their lives. Our DS duo also discuss how they met, what they’re geeky for (Supanova and RuPaul’s Drag Race – check!). Dave seeks advice from our listeners about surviving long flights.
Big Announcement – plus, Melody Thornton review, Gamification and Game of Thrones
11 April 2012
Jade and Dave reveal that this is their last Wednesday night show. Diff’rent Strokes is moving to Thursday breakfast on JOY 94.9 starting 19 April (6.30am to 9am). News broke Twitter etc. Dave reviews Melody Thornton’s mixtape, Jade talks about gamification and Game of Thrones.
Now, Now, Interactive Music Videos and Freaks and Geeks
4 April 2012
Jade reviews the hopelessly indie Now, Now’s new album, Threads. Dave checks out the new world of interactive music videos and Jade flashes back to cult TV classic Freaks and Geeks.
MDNA, The Shire and Frameographer App
28 March 2012
We bring in pop music journalist and premiere Madonna fan Adem With An E to review the Material Girl’s new album MDNA. Jade rants about upcoming trash Aussie television show “The Shire” and reviews Frameographer App.
Highlight app, The Shins, and Facebook Brand Pages
21 March 2012
Jade checks out new geo-location app, Highlight, and reviews The Shins latest album, Port of Morrow. Dave talks about the cultural implications of moving Facebook brand pages to timeline.
Rosaline Yuen Interview, Draw Something App and Human Libraries
14 March 2012
Blossoming indie pop artist Rosaline Yuen comes in to talk about her debut single ‘After The Show’ and Dave’s been challenged to do a fan video. Jade talks about new app phenomenon Draw Something and our DS duo discuss Human Libraries and why it’s important.
Elen Levon Interview, Smash and Pinterest
7 March 2012
Jade and Dave talk to up and coming Aussie popstar, Elen Levon, about her new single ‘Like A Girl In Love’. Jade reviews the new musical TV show Smash, and Dave checks out the latest social photo site, Pinterest.
Emmy Bryce Interview, Fun Theory and Temple Run App
29 February 2012
Jade and Dave interviews upcoming Melbourne indie artiste Emmy Bryce and asks her if she’s more ‘strummy la la’ or ‘plinky la la’. Our DS duo discuss fun theory and Jade reviews Temple Run app.
The ReFunds Interview, Daily Life and Fraggle Rock
22 February 2012
Jade and Dave have some visitors: Ruben and Maurice from The RefuNds, Dave checks out the website for ‘the modern woman’ Daily Life, and Jade flashbacks to Fraggle Rock.
Proliphiq, Homeland and Emeli Sandé
15 February 2012
Jade and Dave critique new social media tool Proliphiq. Dave disruptively refers to Claire Danes as Ben Lee’s ex throughout Jade’s review of her new TV show Homeland. Dave reviews Emeli Sandé’s debut album Our Version of Events.
2 Broke Girls, Letterboxing and Ani DiFranco
8 February 2012
Jade and Dave talk 2 Broke Girls, Jade tries out a new hobby letterboxing, and Jade and Dave discuss the folk feminist stylings of Ani DiFranco.
John Richards (Outland TV) Interview, Shit Someone Says and Lana Del Rey
1 February 2012
Jade and Dave interviews John Richards about his long-overdue TV series Outland: a show about sci-fi geeks. Jade and Dave address the Shit ____ Says phenomenon and Dave reviews Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die album.
Young Talent Time, Fruit Ninja and Queen of Hearts
25 January 2012
Dave talks about Young Talent Time, version 2012 – the new kids, new host and new generation of feel-good entertainment. Jade and Dave talk about Fruit Ninja and what makes these gaming apps so addictive. Dave reviews Queen of Hearts’ first EP The Arrival.
Ignatius Interview, Flipboard and Trolling
18 January 2012
Dave chats with Ignatius – an upcoming Melbourne indie electro pop artist with a heart for Italo Disco and Stock Aitken & Waterman. Dave reviews the social magazine app Flipboard. Jade and Dave talk about trolling – the bane of the internet?
Up All Night, Lifehacker and Niki and The Dove
11 January 2012
Jade talks about the exciting new comedy Up All Night - starring Will Arnett, Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph. Dave talks about Lifehacker – a sensible website with apps and softwares to organise your life. Dave reviews Niki & The Dove’s EP The Drummer.
Diff’rent Strokes Predictions for 2012
4 January 2012
Jade and Dave call out their 2012 predictions for TV, music and the online world. Brace yourself for everything from Up All Night (TV) to Lana Del Rey, and could 2012 be about Google +?
Diff’rent Strokes Favourite Show Moments of 2011
28 December 2011
Jade and Dave reminisce on their favourite show and interview moments on 2011 – and jump on the Vanity Kombivan to discuss “Diff’rent Strokes Bumps” of the year. Thank you for your support and company this year.
Happy Endings, Rebecca Ferguson, Plants vs Zombies
14 December 2011
Jade gives Happy Endings a chance, Dave heaps praise on Rebecca Ferguson’s debut album Heaven and Jade is the latest person to get addicted to Plants vs Zombies.
Stan Wars, Black Keys and The Changing Book Culture
7 December 2011
Dave joins the choir and sings the praises of Stan Wars – a wickedly hilarious website dedicated to deluded stans of female pop stars. Jade reviews The Black Keys’ new album El Camino and tries to make sense of their retro sound. Dave and Jade discuss the changing book culture – is the book store dead?
The Hour, Jungleboys.TV and Snow Patrol
30 November 2011
Jade reviews new British period drama The Hour, Dave checks out Jungleboys.TV and talks about why thinking Australian comedy doesn’t grab him. Jade reviews Snow Patrol’s new album Fallen Empires and convinces Dave that it’s not all Snore Patrol.
Yammer, Ricky Gervais’ “Life’s Too Short” and One Direction
23 November 2011
Jade and Dave check out workplace social network, Yammer. Jade reviews the latest show from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant: Life’s Too Short. Dave reviews UK boyband One Direction’s debut album Up All Night.
Alec Baldwin’s Podcast, The Sound of Arrows and The Fades
16 November 2011
Jade checks out Alec Baldwin’s new podcast series Here’s The Thing and explains why it’s a sensible next phase of his career. Dave reviews The Sound of Arrows’ debut album Voyage and desperately tries to get Jade on board the fandom. Jade checks out The Fades TV series after much pestering by our friends Rophy Does.
Celebrities Running the Web, MeeMeep and Cher Lloyd
9 November 2011
Dave and Jade talk about MC Hammer starting his own version of Google and other celebrities who are running the web. Jade reviews Melbourne-grown social networking site MeeMeep and Dave sings the praises of Cher Lloyd’s debut album Sticks and Stones.
Monster Soup App, The Slap and Big Scary
2 November 2011
Jade finds another app addiction, Monster Soup. Dave checks out the new Australian drama TV series The Slap and Jade reviews Big Scary’s debut album Vacation.
Digster, Portlandia and Darren Hayes
26 October 2011
Dave checks out Digster – a website that allows you to stream music playlists and finds out what’s on Gaga’s playlist. Jade talks about American satirical comedy TV series Portlandia. Dave reviews Darren Hayes’ new album Secret Codes & Battleships.
Chime.In, Steps Reunion Documentary and Ben Lee
19 October 2011
Jade and Dave are joined in the studio by Sophy of Rophy Does. Jade checks out new social networking site Chime.In, Dave reviews the dramatic Steps Reunion documentary and Jade checks out Ben Lee’s new album Deeper in Dream.
The One TV Show, Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel Interview and Fingerzilla App
12 October 2011
Dave considers seeing a psychic after watching The One – a reality show to find Australia’s next top psychic. Are you a believer? Jade and Dave interview Cat – the drummer from Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel about their new album and videos. Jade feels guilty killing people in the Fingerzilla app.
Josh Rosenzweig (“Just Josh”) Full Interview Podcast
6 October 2011
In this extended interview Jade talks to Here! TV’s Josh Rosenzweig about his show Just Josh, life after podcasting, his love affair with NYC, and why he believes GLBT media is so important.
Josh Rosenzweig (“Just Josh”) Interview, Terra Nova and Nicola Roberts
5 October 2011
Jade chats with American podcast and TV personality Josh Rosenzweig about his talk show Just Josh and how he emerged from a “behind-the-scenes” guy to become a “personality”. Jade and Dave share their first impressions of big-budget sci fi show Terra Nova. Dave reviews Girls Aloud siren Nicola Roberts’ debut solo album Cinderella’s Eyes.
Jesse Thorn Full Interview Podcast
28 September 2011
Jade and Dave speak with America’s radio sweetheart Jessie Thorn about his many media ventures: The Sound of Young America (public radio show), Jordan, Jesse, Go! (comedy podcast) and Put This On (fashion web series). Hear the accidental media mogul explain how he plans to take Dannii Minogue down (literally), list off all the Aussie celebs he knows, and explain what one should do for Corduroy Appreciation Day!
Jesse Thorn Interview, The Hamster Wheel TV and The Drums
28 September 2011
Jade and Dave chat with America’s radio sweetheart and “accidental media mogul” Jesse Thorn about taking down Dannii Minogue, his podcast/radio empire and why he wanted to do a series on men’s fashion. Dave checks up the forthcoming ABC series The Hamster Wheel brought to you by the notorious Chaser boys. Jade reviews The Drums Portamento album and Diff’rent Strokes exclusively reveal SameSame’s Top 10 Bottom 50 Worst Pop Songs Ever!
Elen Levon Full Interview
22 September 2011
Dave catches up with upcoming Aussie pop princess Elen Levon to chat about her debut ‘Naughty’, boys, and how she gets her fierce on. In this full interview podcast version, you’ll also hear Elen talk about three new songs from her forthcoming album and who she’s collaborating with. There’s also an exclusive acapella performance of ‘Naughty’ and Etta James’ classic ‘At Last’.
Elen Levon Interview, Husbands and Storify
21 September 2011
Dave catches up with upcoming Aussie pop princess Elen Levon to discuss her debut single ‘Naughty’, boys, and finds out whether she prefers Young Divas or Scarlett Belle. Jade reviews new gay web-series Husbands and argues that minute-long episodes are the future. Jade and Dave talk about Storify – a website that helps us create our own stories from social media feeds.
Camp Camp Revolution Interview, Tiny Towers App and Action Figures
14 September 2011
Dave catches up with sassy classy Melbourne hip hop duo Camp Camp Revolution. Since Jade has called in sick, Dave tries to geek it up with Tiny Towers App and flashback to collecting action figures as a kid!
Kimbra “Vows” Interview, twentysomething and Badoo
7 September 2011
Dave chats with Kiwi indie pop siren Kimbra about her debut album Vows, getting naked with Gotye and plans to crack America. Jade reviews new Aussie TV series twentysomething and serves some life advice while she’s at it. Dave logs into social dating website Badoo and gets told off by the site for rejecting too many men.
X Factor Australia, Empire Avenue and Will Young
31 August 2011
Dave explains what kind of contestants X Factor Australia needs to succeed. Are you more likely to vote for the polished performer who deserves this break or go for the “diamond in the rough” who blossoms through the competition? The jury’s out on this one. Jade logs in to Empire Avenue – a social networking game with a stock market sense. Dave reviews Will Young’s new album Echoes and explains why it’s good dignified pop that won’t scare your nan.
Gotye, Posterous and Daria
24 August 2011
Jade reviews Gotye’s much-talked about new album Making Mirrors and its varied soundscape. Do you prefer a cohesive album or one that bears a mish-mash of musical influences? Dave logs into Posterous, a blogging platform that’s best catered to mobile bloggers. Jade and Dave reminisce on the 90s MTV animated series Daria and discuss its cultural impact.
SLiDE, Klout and Alexandra Stan Interview
17 August 2011
Jade checks out the exciting new TV series SLiDE and explains why the dual web/TV content is the way to go. Jade and Dave log into Klout to find out who has more social media influence. Dave chats with ‘Mr Saxobeat’ sensation Alexandra Stan in her first ever Aussie radio interview.
AFL Fan Culture, Zoe Badwi and We Heart It
10 August 2011
Jade explores AFL fan culture – discussing the bond, rivalry and practices supporters experience at matches. Dave reviews “Australia’s first lady of dance” Zoe Badwi’s debut album. Jade and Dave trawl through pictures on We Heart It – and Dave gets rather distracted.
Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey, The Panics and Branch Out
4 August 2011
Jade and Dave check out Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey - an insightful yet comical new TV series by our favourite Aussie funny woman. Jade reviews The Panics’ new album Rain on The Humming Wire and Dave logs into Branch Out to expand his “careers network”.
Awkward Names, Kelly Rowland and Lost Girl
27 July 2011
Jade and Dave check out website “Awkward Names” and hears our listeners suggest a few of their own. Free LOLZ for all! Dave rants on about Kelly Rowland’s Here I Am album while Jade reviews supernatural crime drama Lost Girl.
The Loop, Sea Monkeys and Jill Scott
20 July 2011
Dave checks out creative jobs site The Loop and explains what’s an “employable” profile photo. Jade reminisces on sea monkeys! The perfect pre-proper pet training? Dave reviews Jill Scott’s The Light of The Sun album.
Falling Skies, Google+ and Kaiser Chiefs
13 July 2011
Jade checks out the new post-apocalyptic sci fi TV series Falling Skies. Dave gives us the pros and cons of new social networking site Google+. Jade reviews Kaiser Chiefs’ new album The Future is Medieval.
Hipsters, Can of Worms and Beyonce
6 July 2011
Jade and Dave have often talked about hipster-y things (see: Instagram, Captain Planet etc.) but tonight we’ll finally discuss hipster culture. Dave checks out new Aussie talk show Can of Worms and Jade keeps cringeing. Dave reviews Beyonce’s new album 4.
Hanging With Friends App, Board Games Nights and Liam Finn
29 June 2011
Jade checks out Hanging With Friends app and argues that “y” is a vowel. Dave tells a horror story about his last board games night and Jade reviews Liam Finn’s new album FOMO.
Wynter Gordon Interview, Instagram and 5mag
22 June 2011
Wynter Gordon returns to Diff’rent Strokes to chat with Dave about her album With The Music I Die and how heartbreak inspired her songwriting. Jade introduces Dave to Instagram so he can get his hipster snaps on and Dave checks out 5mag – digital magazine. Is this the future?
Seeker Lover Keeper, About.Me and An Idiot Abroad
15 June 2011
Jade reviews Seeker Lover Keeper’s debut album and Dave tries to imply that they’re the indie pop Young Divas. Dave checks out a website called About.Me and explains why us over-connected folks need it to house our various online profiles. Jade reviews An Idiot Abroad.
90s Film Icons, 9Gag and One Hit Wonders (I Love JOY Episode)
8 June 2011
It’s radiothon week – I LOVE JOY! Jade and Dave are celebrating their love for the station and calling all Strokers to become proud JOY members. We also talk about 90s film icons, investigate 9Gag and list our favourite one hit wonders.
Jess McAvoy Interview, Passive Aggression at Work and Paper.li
1 June 2011
Jade chats with Melbourne indie artist Jess McAvoy about her imminent move to the States and final show as a solo artist. Our DS duo discuss passive aggressive notes left in the work place and Dave creates a digital newspaper with Paper.li.
Geek Pride, Born This Way and 8tracks
25 May 2011
Jade and Dave celebrate Geek Pride Day and discuss the modern redefinition of “geek”. Dave reviews Lady Gaga’s massive new album Born This Way and our DS duo creates a mixtape on 8tracks.
Gagaville, Angry Boys and Rupaul’s Glamazon
18 May 2011
Jade and Dave get discuss Lady Gaga and Farmville’s exclusive venture – “Gagaville” – why it’s a hit and miss. Jade gives her first impressions on Chris Lilley’s controversial new show Angry Boys. Dave reviews Rupaul’s Glamazon album.
Jade’s Virtual Girlfriend, Derek Miller’s Last Post and The Wombats
11 May 2011
Jade gets a virtual girlfriend in My Mini Gay Girlfriend app and finds out “Sue” doesn’t want to take the next step yet. Dave talks about Canadian blogger Derek Miller’s viral posthumous blog post and Jade reviews The Wombats’ This Modern Glitch album.
Wynter Gordon Interview, Melbourne Graffiti Art and Big Gay News
4 May 2011
Dave catches up with American debutantess of dance Wynter Gordon and chats about her new single ‘Til Death’, the forthcoming album and her love for Aussie men. Jade checks out Melbourne’s graffiti art scene and Big Gay News podcast.
Kimbra Interview, Nyan Cat and Kevin Keller
27 April 2011
Dave chats with Kiwi indie pop sensation Kimbra about her new single ‘Cameo Lover’ and the forthcoming album Vows. Jade checks out internet meme of the moment: Nyan Cat. Dave discusses Archie Comics’ first openly gay character: Kevin Keller.
An Horse Interview, Bossypants and Friends and Benefits
20 April 2011
Jade chats with Kate from An Horse about the band’s new album Walls and why they hope they still have an Australian audience. We review Tina Fey’s hilarious memoir Bossypants and Dave shows love to the new Melbourne-made gay web series Friends and Benefits.
Tatiana Interview, Working in Fast Food and That Can Be My Next Tweet
13 April 2011
Dave chats with Polish diva Tatiana on her first ever Australian radio interview about her single ‘Spider Web’ and cracking the UK. Our DS duo reminisces on the days of working in fast food and checks out That Can Be My Next Tweet.
Matt Walters Interview, Last Night Never Happened and Photoblogging
6 April 2011
We chat with local upcoming “strummy la la” artist Matt Walters about his debut Farewell Youth and warn him against covering Rebecca Black. Jade recommends Dave uses Last Night Never Happened app for obvious reasons. Dave shares his passion for photoblogging.
Cuba Is Japan Interview, Favourite 90s Toys and Eightbit.me
30 March 2011
Dave interview Melbourne indie band Cuba Is Japan and talk about their knitted 7″ vinyl single. Jade and Dave reminisce on the must have toys in the 90s and Jade reviews eightbit.me.
Winners and Losers, The Strokes and Your Old Phone
30 March 2011
Dave checks out the new Aussie TV dramedy Winners & Losers, Jade reviews The Strokes’ divisive comeback album Angles and our DS duo reminisces on their old mobile phones. Hello monophonic everything!
Carmen Sandiego, Fan Forums and Clare Maguire
16 March 2011
Dave reminisces on Carmen Sandiego, the intriguing queen villainess of “edutainment” in the 90s spawning computer games and TV shows. Jade explores fan forums – the culture, in-jokes and degrees of fandom. Dave reviews Clare Maguire’s debut Light After Dark and explains why she could be a “Same Strokes” artist.
Mardi Gras, Jessie J and We Farm App
9 March 2011
Jade and Dave share their first Mardi Gras experience together – hear all about the mayhem and frivolity! Dave reviews Jessie J’s magnificent debut Who You Are and Jade shares her thoughts on the We Farm app.
Generation L, Clients from Hell and Cold War Kids
9 March 2011
Jade checks out Australia’s first lesbian reality drama Generation L, Dave empathises with designers’ horror stories via a blog called Clients From Hell and Jade reviews Cold War Kids’ new album Mine is Yours.
Favourite 90s Cartoons, Lykke Li and Dear Blank Please Blank
23 February 2011
We round up our favourite 90s cartoons! Think: Captain Planet, Daria, Batman, Stickin’ Around, Gummy Bears etc. Jade reviews Lykke Li’s new LP Wounded Rhymes. Dave checks out hilarious website Dear Blank Please Blank.
Emily Williams Interview, Chinese Stuff and Angry Birds App
16 February 2011
We interview the always fabulous former Young Diva Emily Williams about her forthcoming album, the new single ‘You’re Mine’ and those big notes! To celebrate the end of Chinese New Year, Dave talks about essential Chinese household stuff. Jade checks out Angry Birds app.
Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things, US Skins and Dawn Richard
16 February 2011
We look up Kim Jong-Il Looking At Things – a blog dedicated to the dear leader looking at things. Jade gets her rant on about US Skins. Some feelings will be hurt. Dave talks about Dawn Richard’s mixtape and possibilities of a Diff’rent Strokes-style indie/urban hybrid.
Bad Travellers, Adele and Smurfs’ Village App
2 February 2011
Jade returns from her American voyage with observations of bad travellers. Dave reviews Adele’s immense 21 album and Jade distracts herself with the Smurfs’ Village app.
Aussie Slang, Dear Girls Above Me and Hellcats
26 January 2011
Jade and Dave celebrates Australia Day with a shortlist of their favourite Aussie slangs! We check out the hilarious blog Dear Girls Above Me and Jade reviews American TV series Hellcats.
When Parents Text, Girl Talk and Housesitting
26 January 2011
Jade and Dave check out a blog dedicated to the unintentional hilarity that happens When Parents Text. Jade reviews Girl Talk’s new free for download album All Day and Dave talks about housesitting.
UStream, Asian Envy Interview and Rat Tails
12 January 2011
Jade checks out the online video streaming sensation UStream, Dave interviews Ross from upcoming indie electro duo Asian Envy, and our DS pair discuss rat tails. Yes, that infamous hair situation plaguing some people. New Kids On The Block, you got a lot to answer for!
Future Me, Keri Hilson and Community
7 January 2011
It’s a new year, wouldn’t it be a good time to write a letter to your future self? Jade gives us the down low on a site that does just that: Future Me. Dave review Keri Hilson’s No Boys Allowed album and Jade checks out TV show Community.
Diff’rent Strokes Best of 2010
31 December 2010
Jade and Dave rounds up their websites/blogs, apps, TV shows and songs/albums of the year. Brace yourselves for a fistful of camp and geek fun!
Diff’rent Strokes Moments of 2010
24 December 2010
Jade and Dave reminisce on their favourite interview and show moments of 2010. It’s been a massive year for the show, so this is just a little package to say thank you for sharing the LOLZ with us. Our DS pair also chats about Christmas family get-togethers and why the “bitch, plz” hand might be handy.
Email Etiquette, Coloured Wristbands and Dexter
17 December 2010
Jade and Dave puts the smack down on email faux pas, Dave reminisces on teen culture surrounding coloured wristbands, and Jade discovers TV show Dexter.
Wynter Gordon Interview, Christmas Parties and espnW
11 December 2010
Dave catches breaking American singer/songwriter Wynter Gordon on her first Aussie tour and discuss her breakthrough single ‘Dirty Talk’. Jade and Dave talks about the mayhem of work Christmas parties. Jade talks about espnW and rants about women’s sports coverage.
Qrushr App, Nicki Minaj and Moving Out
3 December 2010
Jade reviews the lesbian answer to Grindr and lets us know what’s good with this new Qrushr app. Dave reviews Nicki Minaj’s debut Pink Friday and our Diff’rent Strokes duo talk about moving out and the living arrangement challenges our generation face.
The Potbelleez Interview, Archie Comics and Damn You Auto Correct
26 November 2010
Dave chats with Aussie dance commanders The Potbelleez about their forthcoming album. There’s outrage over the Buffy remake! Jade checks out the hilarity of iPhone predictive text fail in Damn You Auto Correct blog. Dave reminisces on Archie comics.
TV Influencing Pop Charts, John Steel Singers and Online Flirting
19 November 2010
Jade and Dave discusses TV’s relationship with new music – everything from indie bands breaking out the Greys Anatomy-type soundtracks through to talent show platforms. Jade reviews Aussie indie band John Steel Singers’ debut LP. Jade and Dave talk about online flirting and the TMI-factor.
Blockbuster Culture, Jessica Mauboy and Fringe TV
12 November 2010
Jade and Dave discuss what makes a TV show, song or movie iconic. Dave reviews Jessica Mauboy’s Get ‘Em Girls album. Warning: someone’s coming for Sasha Fierce’s wig. Jade finds it hard to let go of the X Files when she watches Fringe.
Mike and Molly, The Naked and Famous, and Gig Etiquette
5 November 2010
Dave checks out Mike & Molly, a new sitcom about a plus-sized couple. Jade reviews The Naked & Famous’ debut album and discuss gig etiquette. WARNING: Dave shows a butch side.
Facebook Friending, Lip Service and Good Hair
5 November 2010
Jade and Dave discuss their views on Facebook friending and “friend collecting”. Jade reviews the new lesbian drama Lip Service. Dave explores the African American community’s relationship with their hair, inspired by Chris Rock’s doco Good Hair.
Dannii Minogue – Full Interview
Dave chats with Dannii Minogue about her autobiography My Story – together we reminisce on her glittery career in entertainment, her relationship with the gay community and future music plans.
Kimbra Interview, Interview Magazine and Grunge
8 October 2010
Dave interviews neo-soul/jazz artiste Kimbra and talks about her sensational breakthrough single ‘Settle Down’. We review Interview mag and Jade flashes back to the grunge music era. This week, our duo also rubbed shoulders with the who’s who of the Aussie dance scene, cowers at the thought of Naomi Campbell and coins a new subgenre: “Plinky Lala”.
Scott Spark Interview, Mix Tapes and New Twitter
1 October 2010
Dave chats with indie artist Scott Spark about his Fail Like You Mean It LP, death and why Matthew Mitcham is his gay icon. Jade and Dave reminisce on mix tapes and check out new Twitter.
Shuffler.fm, Junior Masterchef and Hurts
24 September 2010
Dave checks out the world’s first web radio that’s powered by music blogs: Shuffler.fm, Jade debates the fine line between child exploitation and entertainment in Junior Masterchef and Dave review Hurts’ debut Happiness.
The Diff’rent Strokes Interview
17 September 2010
AfterEllen blogger Heather Hogan interviews Jade and Dave. After almost three years of peddling Diff’rent Strokes – Heather chats with Jade and Dave about how the show started, their relationship and there’s even an exclusive duet of ‘I Will Survive’ performed by Heather and Dave.
Florrie Interview, Ping and Music Television
10 September 2010
We chat with upcoming UK pop artist Florrie and discuss the future of music television in a YouTube era. Jade reviews Apple’s Ping – could it be another Google Wave flop? Dave and Jade discusses the place of music television today.
Heather Hogan Interview, X Factor and School Musicals
3 September 2010
Jade and Dave chats with assistant editor and blogger of AfterEllen, Heather Hogan (full interview below). Dave talks about his first impressions of X Factor Australia and reminisces on school musicals.
Heather Hogan – Full Interview
1 September 2010
Jade and Dave talk to After Ellen blogger and attracter of fangirls everywhere, Heather Hogan about Skins fandom and writing for the gay audience.
Shazam, Feast of Fun and Washington
28 August 2010
Our Diff’rent Strokes duo talks about a handy phone app to have in case Dave isn’t around to inform you of what song is currently playing: Shazam. Jade checks out Feast of Fun podcasts and review Washington’s album I Believe You Liar.
Begum Ali, Domestic Goddess Jade Decorating and Three for Free Albums
20 August 2010
Dave checks out Pakistan’s answer to Dame Edna: Begum Nawazish Ali and her top-rating talk show. Domestic Goddess Jade dabbles in interior decorating using apps and games. Dave throws a “Three For Free” special previewing three up-and-coming pop artists who are giving their music away for free: Simon Curtis, MPHO and Florrie.
Rainbow Brite, Political Youths and Arcade Fire
13 August 2010
Jade reminisces on 80s cartoon Rainbow Brite and its gloriously camp undertones. Jade and Dave discuss how young Australians are using social media to express their political opinions and Jade reviews Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs album.
Domestic Goddess Jade Cooking, Offspring and Kelis
10 August 2010
Our new mini-series Domestic Goddess Jade sees Jade transform into a modern day Martha Stewart – learning to cook from blogs, apps and YouTube. Jade brings three dishes for Dave to sample! Dave reviews new Aussie dramedy Offspring and Kelis’ fresh new album Flesh Tone.
Mythbusters, Sticker Collections and We Are Scientists
30 July 2010
Jade shares one of her nerdy indulgences: Mythbusters, Dave gets out his embarrassing sticker collection and we check out We Are Scientists’ new album Barbara.
Erika Heynatz Interview, Party Down and Nic Cage As Everyone
23 July 2010
Dave chats with model/TV presenter Erika Heynatz about her foray into music and awkward songwriting sessions. Jade checks out the American comedy series, Party Down and chat about the hilarious blog: Nic Cage As Everyone.
Smash Hits, Hot In Cleveland and Words with Friends
16 July 2010
Jade and Dave reminisce on Smash Hits magazine and debate the future of print magazines. Dave reviews Betty White’s hilarious new sitcom Hot In Cleveland while Jade plays with her “Words With Friends” app.
Scrunchies, The Drums and The Good Wife
9 July 2010
Dave talks about his failed scrunchie business, Jade reviews The Drums’ self-titled debut and Dave checks out the televisual drama The Good Wife.
Where Are All The Lesbians?, United State of Tara and Pixar Movies
2 July 2010
Jade and Dave want to know, “where are all the lesbians?”. Help us plot our map and uncover the seemingly hidden lesbian dating scene. Jade also checks out United States of Tara season two and Dave reminisces on wholesome Pixar movies.
Hung, Sia and Being A Good Intern
2 July 2010
Jade and Dave check out the saucy new TV series, Hung and Sia’s bonkers new album We Are Born. Plus, listen to us share gold nuggets of wisdom on all things internship related. Do you have what it takes to be Diff’rent Strokes’ Next Top Intern?
Brat Pack, Robyn and Best Gay TV Characters
18 June 2010
Jade schools Dave on the “Brat Pack” and 80s coming-of-age movies. Dave reviews Robyn’s Body Talk Pt. 1 album. Our listeners help us compile a list of the best gay TV characters!
Gay Clubbing, Geocaching and Christina Aguilera
11 June 2010
Jade gives her thoughts on the gay clubbing scene and explains “group groove”. Dave explores geocaching and reviews Christina Aguilera’s new album Bionic.
Kathy Griffin, This Is Why You’re Fat and Sleigh Bells
11 June 2010
Dave has a big announcement to make! We talk Kathy Griffin’s My Life on The D-List, the blog This Is Why You’re Fa” and Jade reviews Sleigh Bells’ album Treats.
Winter Fashion, Forgotten Boybands and Janelle Monae
11 June 2010
Dave has the final say on what looks are ‘in’ this winter. Jade reminisces on forgotten boybands like New Kids on The Block. Dave reviews Janelle Monae’s LP The ArchAndroid.
Call Centre Jobs, Casette Kids and Studio 360
28 May 2010
Dave vents his spleen about call centre jobs and reviews Casette Kids’ album, while Jade talks about podcast Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen.
Who Do You Think You Are, Rophy Does Interview and Foals
23 May 2010
Jade and Dave talk about genealogy TV show Who Do you Think You Are, chat to Rin and Sophy of Rophy Does about Skins, fandom and pork salad. Jade reviews Foals latest release.
TV Shows to Hibernate to, 48hr Magazine and Comfort Foods
7 May 2010
Jade tells us what TV shows we should be hibernating to this winter, Dave checks out the mad rush of 48Hr Magazine and our Diff’rent Strokes duo describe their ultimate comfort foods.
Kate’s Birthday Party, Kate Nash and Gay Animals
7 May 2010
Jade and Dave wasn’t invited to Kate’s Birthday Party and are quite bitter about it. We also check out Kate Nash’s new album and share our love for gay animals.
Happy Pants, Marina and The Diamonds, LinkedIn
7 May 2010
Jade and Dave rediscover the joys of happy pants and dancing to New Kids On The Block. We also check out Marina & The Diamond’s album and the job seeker’s social networking site: LinkedIn
Tamagotchi, Grindr and White House Podcast
7 May 2010
Jade is cruising for hot gay men during our show. We ask what the big deal is with the Grindr app, flashback to the Tamagotchi days and take a peek into life in the White House.
Enid Blyton, Formspring.me and Modern Family
7 May 2010
Have we become too politically correct? Jade and Dave discuss recent changes to Enid Blyton’s classics. Also: we’re asking questions about Formspring.me and new American TV comedy series Modern Family.
Dinosaurs, FourSquare and Gabriella Cilmi
1 April 2010
Dave revisits Dinosaurs, the early 90s American family sitcom. Jade explores her surroundings with the FourSquare app, and dave reviews Gabriella Cilmi’s disco and 80s electro pop-inspired album, Ten.
How To Talk Ghetto, Babysitters Club and She & Him
1 April 2010
Inspired by the sassy African American characters he’s seen on TV and heard on fierce R&B tracks – Dave is determined to learn the hood lexicon and work words like ‘triflin’ and ‘hustla’ into his vocabulary. Jade takes a flashback into the world of Babysitters Club, and reviews She & Him’s Volume 2.
Vlogging, Cabbage Patch Kids and Sugababes
18 March 2010
Dave talks about video blogging or vlogging. See how a little self-expression can become your claim to fame. Jade and Dave are proud to present an all new Diff’rent Strokes Flashback segment – this week Jade revisits the Cabbage Patch Kids phenomenon. And Dave’s practically wetting himself to review the new Sugababes’ album, Sweet 7.
Jordan Jesse Go, Cougar Town and Broken Bells
11 March 2010
Jade gets into the Jordan Jesse Go podcast. This hilarious American comedy podcast is essentially about life… according to two guys in their twenties.Dave’s used to embracing awkward solo projects (think: Michelle Williams and Victoria Beckham’s albums) but how will he react to ex-Friends star, Courtney Cox’s Cougar Town? Whilst Jade takes a listen to Broken Bells’ self-titled debut album tonight.
Dave’s China Trip, Parks & Recreation and Cheryl Cole
4 March 2010
Hear our resident diva, Dave, talk about hiking the Great Wall of China on a -15 degree day, eating seahorse and why he’d happily move to Hong Kong. Jade will give her take on American dramedy/ mockumentary Parks & Recreation. Dave reviews Cheryl Cole’s debut solo album 3 Words.
Oh Mercy and Alexandra Burke
11 February 2010
One is known for her vocal gymnastics and being a contestant on a big budget reality television talent contest, the other is a Melbournian band described as dreary in all the right ways. It’s yet another night of contrast tonight on Diff’rent Strokes.
Being Human, flavors.me and OK Go
11 February 2010
Jade is joined by special guest, Petro from Sound Museum and talks sci fi comedy drama, Being Human. Dave talks about his latest fav on the social network/ blog/ vanity web space block flavors.me; and Jade covers the latest album from OK Go, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky.
Rupaul’s Drag Race, Up In The Air and Ke$ha
28 January 2010
This week Jade is joined by Dan as they review the film Up In The Air. Dave discusses the reality TV show – Rupaul’s Drag Race and reviews Ke$ha’s debut album.
Remix Competitions, Winq Magazine and BoA
28 January 2010
Dave talks about pop artists with remix competitions.Dave reviews his new favourite magazine, Winq – a global queer culture magazine for gay men; and spins Korean pop sensation BoA’s debut English album.
Best of The Decade Part 2: TV, Music and Audioboo
28 January 2010
Jade and our special guest, John Richards from Boxcutters and Outland Institute talk about how the concept of “watching television” has changed in the last 10 years and their favourite TV shows of the decade. It’s Jade’s turn this week to share her favourite albums of the decade; and Dave brings AudioBoo to our attention.
Best of The Decade Part 1: Online, Hair and Music
28 January 2010
If there’s one message Jade got this decade – it’s “geeks rule”! Hear our Diff’rent Strokes duo talk about when geek became chic and how inventions like the iPod revolutionised the way we consume music. Dave takes us through this decade’s most memorable dos, from the boy band frost tips to the Posh bob and shares his top 10 albums of the decade.
John Richards Interview, Street Press and Vanessa Amorosi
30 December 2009
Interview with John Richards on his podcast programs: Boxcutters and Outland Institute. Jade and Dave talk about street press. Dave reviews Vanessa Amorosi’s Hazardous album.
Best of 2009: Music, TV and Online
17 December 2009
It’s that time of the year again! Here Diff’rent Strokes presents their favourite TV shows, websites and music of the year. Expect to hear discussions about everything from Twitter to Utada to Glee!
Sesame Street, Tumblr and Beyonce
10 December 2009
Dave reminisces on everybody’s favourite children’s program, Sesame Street. Jade gives us a geek down of Tumblr a somewhat obscure blogging/social networking site. And Dave reviews Beyonce’s brand new live CD/DVD pack: I Am… Yours.
Photobomb, John Safran Podcast and Mumford and Sons
3 December 2009
Dave talks about the fine art of ruining other peoples’ Kodak moments – photobombing. Jade tells us why we should subscribe to John Safran’s Sunday Night Safran and reviews Mumford & Sons’ album Sigh No More.
Celebrity Apps, The Advocate and Shakira
26 November 2009
Dave reports on the celebrities that have jumped on the ‘Celebrity Applications’ band wagon and reviews their apps. Jade reviews The Advocate an American gay and lesbian monthly magazine. Dave reviews Shakira’s latest album She Wolf.
Tony, Unusual USBs and Dashboard Confessional
20 November 2009
Jade and Dave reunite with fellow SYN alumni, Tony and discuss community TV. Jade reviews Dashboard Confessional’s new album Alter The Ending while Dave talks about the weird and wonderful world of unusual USB flash drives.
TV to DVD, Third Coast Festival and Tata Young
12 November 2009
Dave and Jade discuss the TV to DVD phenomenon. Jade reviews one of her favourite podcasts: Third Coast Festival by Chicago Public Radio. Dave reviews the new album (Ready for Love) from Thai pop sensation, Tata Young.
Glee, Fashion Blogs and Annie
6 November 2009
Tonight on the all new Diff’rent Strokes, we bring you two new segments: ‘TV’ and ‘Online’! Jade talks about her love for Glee, Dave discusses fashion blogs and Norwegian electro pop artist Annie’s new album Don’t Stop.