Author: Connor Johnston

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Radio Monash to attend the 2016 AACTA Awards in Sydney

Radio Monash are thrilled to announce that it will be sending four presenters to attend the 2016 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards in Sydney next week. Covering the event live from the Red Carpet on Wednesday the 7th of December, our presenters will be face to face with some of the most iconic and celebrated personalities of the Australian Film and TV Industry. Radio Monash is the first community owned and student-run media organisation to be invited to the event in the history of awards, which is an achievement we are both incredibly humbled and excited by. Read more …

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PODCAST: RadMon Reacts – 2016 American Election

Now available on Radio Monash; “RadMon Reacts: The 2016 US Election”

Join Vivek Thilkan​, Avanti Oberoi​, Connor Johnston​, Ruari Shackleton​ and Sayu Umeda​ in one of the most passionate, analytical and engaging political podcasts of the year featuring cutdowns of RadMon’s day long coverage of Donald Trump’s victory as it happened live – followed by a feature length roundtable discussion exploring the most contentious topics of the result.

Featured below is both a highlights reel from the show and of course the entire podcast.

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Why “CLASS” should be your next TV Addiction…

What formula does a television show need to be successful; and more importantly: What aspects of a series do audiences reward?

Of course there is no standard answer for these questions, however in reflection of the current trends in the television industry some common elements naturally arise. Audiences reward accessibility, originality, energy and creativity – otherwise known as four aspects that seem to be embedded into the framework of the brand new drama from the BBC, “Class”, which marathon aired its first two episodes on ABC2 last night. Read more …

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THEATRE REVIEW: CLOC’s Jesus Christ Superstar

Walking into a CLOC show, one always expects something fairly impressive. Be it the atmosphere and grandeur of St Kilda’s National Theatre, or simply the company’s proven track record of staging consistently extraordinary examples of musical theatre: you know from the moment you take your seat something remarkable is about to happen. However, I think it is fair to say not even the CLOC loyal were prepared for something as unique and striking as this year’s October performance of Jesus Christ Superstar; in which director Shaun Kingma brought to life a show that exists on its own level among amateur and professional shows alike.

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PODCAST: Monash Mornings #7 – M.I.L.F (Mornings I’d Like to Forget)

In Show #7 – Connor and Shelbui are joined for the first time by fellow RadMon presenter Peggie Sakwa on their journey to liven up your Monday Mornings. On the agenda today: ‘Are you your best self when drunk?’, a lively debate on Hickeys and in a cruel twist of fate we find out if Shelbui is pregnant by taking a test live on air….!

Hosted by Connor Johnston, Shelbui Inglis and Peggie Sakwa
For Radio Monash; Monday 3rd of October 2016

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HIGHLIGHT: Is Shelbui a #RadMum? – Monash Mornings #7

This week on #MonashMornings one of our hosts found her mind (and stomach) plagued by the possibility of life….. Luckily Peggie and Connor were onboard to make sure every aspect of their co-hosts personal life was exploited – including taking a pregnancy test LIVE on AIR. Did a #RadMum rise?? Listen to the shocking moment Shelbui learnt her fate below….

Hosted by Connor Johnston, Shelbui Inglis and Peggie Sakwa //

Start your week with 2 loose cannons and be a better version of you. Join Connor and Shelbui every Monday at 9AM, half asleep and totally disoriented – tackling the worlds problems through the filters of innuendo and hardcore comedic gold. Featuring music designed to get you started for the long week ahead and some random tunes that might make you wish you never woke up. From sex dolphins to litterbugs, horoscopes to inside jokes: It doesn’t get much rowdy than this.

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HIGHLIGHT: The Great Deja Moo Debate

screen-shot-2016-10-08-at-7-13-18-pmWe’ve seen #HillaryVTrump – but everyone who is anyone knows that the real debate of the week was ConnorVParis in the GREAT DEJA MOO DEBATE. Join us as we channel the same passion and energy one would find in a presidential debate while discussion ridiculously trivial things…. Who’s side are you on?

Deja Moo – Hosted By: Connor Johnston, Paris Balla, Yusuf Aly and Sam Corcoran // 

If you’re looking for fresh, meaningful and funny conversations concerning the politics and pop culture of the day; Deja Moo is the place to go. Ranging from serious, analytical commentary to downright embarrassing banter, Deja Moo covers everything from Parliament to Pop Music. This as diverse as it gets, with genuine bangers, challenges, interviews and reviews all part of an average week. With Connor, Paris and Yusuf, news doesn’t have to be boring. Catch us Monday’s from 6-7pm on Radio Monash or via our Mixcloud page.

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HEAD TO HEAD REVIEW: Suicide Squad

Over the course of two feature length reviews, Connor Johnston and Mike Riviere will be going head to head and sharing their own views on one of the most anticipated and divisive films of 2016: Suicide Squad

You can read Connor’s Review here:

http://radiomonash.net/2016/08/04/head-to-head-review-suicide-squad-connors-verdict/

Extract: “Suicide Squad” reminded me of what it felt like to go to a film simply for the sake of enjoying it. Following a group of antiheroes assembled by US Intelligence Officer Amanda Waller, the movie is one of the first of its kind to feature a group of villains as the main protagonists – with an approach that feels remarkably unique among an ever growing mass of superhero films, while still acknowledging its ties to the cinematic universe it builds upon. “Suicide Squad” is not without its flaws, however it benefits greatly from a contagious energy that offers audiences the chance to divulge in pure, unadulterated joy. (Read More) Read more …

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PODCAST: Monash Mornings #4 – “Erotic Nights”

In a Friday-Fryup Special of Monash Mornings, Connor and Shelbui are joined by guest host Darcy FitzRoy to explore the deep dark world of the adult sex toy industry, confront Shelbui’s mother about one of her daughters deep dark secrets and question the motivations of unnecessary crossing supervisors. Also featuring another edition of Shelbui’s Cyberchase.

Hosted by: Connor Johnston and Shelbui Inglis
Special Guest: Darcy FitzRoy

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