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Gone baby gone…who stole all of INXS’s Michael Hutchence’s millions? Who is Melanie Phillips and how did she escape The Guardian & get her mind Right. Why Nicolas Cage & a 50,000 pound Gold Buddha commandeered a 747 and left the Cast and Crew Behind. Who really created the movie YESTERDAY?

In an epic Episode 10 we go deep.  Way deep…   MASSIVELY DEEP AND A BIG SHOW so fasten your seatbelts…

Once in a great while you come across a person who has such depth and intelligence you are riveted by their presence and MELANIE GRIFFITHS is such a person.  Her powerful statement on “Why I left the Left” as she was forced out of The Guardian UK is the talking point for her explanation on how anti-semitism has exploded around the UK and the rest of the world, once again.  You can’t help but learn something and reflect on changing times by exploring what she has to share.

Then we dive deeper into the bowels of suspicious accounting, questionable legal manuevering and outright alleged criminal activity and theft as we Listen Like Thieves to find out where the late MICHAEL HUTCHENCE’s  $50 million and continuously counting disappeared.  Chateau, Villas, homes, cars, cash, all gone baby gone.  The Paradise Papers leak of 13 million documents detailing investments from Queen Elizabeth to Prince Andrew and all three of the last Presidents has let loose a Pandora’s Box that won’t be closed soon, and hopefully see light of day in a movie.

Who the F**k is JACK BARTH?  Do you know who the Beatles were?  Well, there’s a start.  How the movie YESTERDAY’s credits and process got allegedly hijacked from an unknown 62-year-old screenwriter and taken over by two of Hollywood’s finest, director Danny Boyle and writer/producer Richard Curtis.

Then we dig Deeper than the Deep State with #OBAMAGATE and start to unveil how the loony Left’s misplaced love for the former US President is starting to unravel document-by-document as that administration’s illegal spying on US citizens comes to light with the framing of General Flynn.  Russian Tampering: FAKE  Steele Dossier: Bought and paid for by Clinton’s people: FAKE and the FBI and CIA even admit it’s rubbish.  Mueller Probe: HOAX    It doesn’t matter whether you like or dislike the current administration they are the victims of criminal activity and it’s unmasking time for real.

It’s stifling hot in your 747 from Bangkok back to the USA as it sits on the tarmac with the air conditioning turned off.  You’ve been on a Thai shoot forever, in monsoon season.  It’s done.  You want to go home.  Why is the plane waiting?  Because star NICHOLAS CAGE is running late.  And then he arrives and the news gets worse…. Every wondered why Buddha is so enlightened but has a weight problem?

Why JERRY SEINFELD’s last show should have been at the Orpheum in Sioux City, Iowa, years ago.  “NO JOKES FOR YOU!”

The Depth of Despair that MAIN STREAM MEDIA is so disgusting these days they have no place in our world for integrity or reporting.  I’m embarrassed to have attended the School of Journalism in Boulder, Colorado at CU in the 70’s when it had integrity.

The SON of God speaks out….he is more popular than Jesus, even though his Japanese firm lost $13m billion this past year.

And why so much CRIME is committed by LEFT-HANDED females?  Are you at risk?

Plus all the regular features, comment, reflections, boozy reflections of last night, Memorial Day redux, Fashion Fun and shout-outs to good people and great service.






Inside Taylor Swift, How I Killed Delta Goodrem in 2004 but (fortunately) she came back! Sioux City Grand Theft Confessions, (VASSE) Felix the Apex Feline of Wine, D & G go Full Soprano (Tony, not Kiri Te Kawana, Roseanne & Tom Arnold’s Secret Crack Closet, ,

In Episode 9 (9’s being my lucky number not that I’m superstitious) after 16 long years I confess… I confess to killing Delta Goodrem in April of 2004 but yet… lo and behold…she has risen!  The true story behind the murder most foul in St. Kilda at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

A know a lot of you wanted to go inside Taylor Swift, and today is your opportunity.  Not in that kind of way, but we go inside her amazing biopic Miss Americana and find some revealing surprises and why President Trump likes her music 25% less these days.  And I reveal the #1 hotel in America to commit suicide if you’re so inclined.

In ‘long-arm-of-the-law’ day my confessions continue as my long-sequestered Grand Theft investigation trail circa 1969 from Sioux City’s finest (sic) has gone colder than JFK at Parkland Hospital

Australia has kangaroos, great surf, weird politicians, generally amazing people albeit too many socialist losers.  But I love living here because it has West Australia and that means some AMAZING wine and we touch on a bit of a killer red from the top cat Apex Feline winery in the Margaret River region named from the eponymous famous or infamous missing sailor of the 19th century, Vasse Felix.

Want to look like a fucking rock star or Soprano?  Tony Soprano….not that lame Kiri Te Kawana wannabe?  Wear my new Dolce & Gabbana embroidered track suit and no one will mess with you, ever…

SPYGATE!  Why the next 100 days will reveal the filth and the fury from #ObamaGate

Pipe dreams gone amock! : Why coming out of the closet isn’t nearly as dangerous as going into the closet, with Roseanne & Tom Arnold at the end of their early reign.  A real #BurnNotice

#DeltaGoodrem #TaylorSwift #VasseFeix #Sony #MICF #Dolce&Gabbana #Valentino #MissAmericana #TrueCrime #SiouxCityGrandTheft #WesternAustralia #Spygate #ObamaGate #Roseanne #Crackheads #MelbIntComedyFest



The Jewish Lawyer Who Knew Too Much and Lost His Head (Literally) in a Cambodian Hotel, “I Know A Guy in Sioux City…”, Free General Flynn! Parisian Style Icons, Newest Architectural DemiGod to Worship, The Greatest Film Scripts Never (yet) Made, Food to Die For You Can’t Have Right Now (Sorry!)

In Episode 8 it’s a week of lament.  Lamenting some of the fave and best restaurants in the world that are gone through the ravages of time and tide, or are now only tattered remnants of their past.

But with all loss comes the Universe balancing it with creation of new things to wonder at google-eyed; the amazeballs new architectural interiors whizzbang DemiGod icon (he’s not new…I just recently discovered him) Swedish import MARTIN BRUDNIZKI and his unforgettable creations.  From my fave new London restaurant BRASSERIE OF LIGHT (regrettably closed inside regrettably closed SELFRIDGES at the moment until WuFlu blows away) to ANNABELLE’s to scores of other groovy hotel installations and objets d’art.   There is so much beauty and emotion jam-packed into his creations but they have a transcendental appeal that while radical in some ways the simplicity and blending manages to appeal to a wide audience.  You feel an extraordinary vibe when you walk into any place where he has waved his magic wand…

Meanwhile…Hey?  Do you need a guy?  Everyone in a small town or neighbourhood knows a guy.  Car problems?  I know a guy…  and so on… A guy who can (fill in the blank).  I name ‘dose guys from Sioux City that I used to know.

Was University of Colorado (Boulder) in the early 1970’s the coolest place ever?  Of course… I went there and I was the most uncool chubby thick-glassed, big nose white Jew boy from a hick town ever to attend.  But relive those days and a great Facebook site about them which is ‘Members Only’.  It was Playboy Magazine’s then #1 Party School in the USA.  ‘Nuff said.

Two True Hollywood Tales on the brink of being made…or not!  Once upon a time a nondescript, insecure, hopelessly-average Jewish lawyer in Melbourne, Australia married into one of the wealthiest families in the country and was handed the keys to the kingdom. He married as well as Nicole Kidman when she snared Tom Cruise in a transactional way.  His name was Max Green.  On the eve of his son’s Bar Mitzvah he stole $40 million dollars from the wealthiest investors in town under pretext of a fake investment tied to a real project, plunged all the money into stolen sapphires from a suspicious mine run by an ex-CIA spook and a partner in Laos, managed and guarded by an ex-SAS soldier and his wife, and almost (read: Almost…) got away with it until he forget that he didn’t know what he didn’t know and his head was smashed to pieces in a posh hotel room at the Sofitel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia when it was decided he was the man who knew too much.  You need to get some quick free legal and accounting advice here because it’s stranger than fiction.

The other Hollywood film you have never seen and might never unless there’s a Dallas Buyers Club miracle is about a guy named Gelignite Jack Murray who drove the longest, toughest, car race on the planet: The legendary REDEX ’round Australia rally in the early 1950’s.  His car passing tactics were to throw dynamite (gelignite) at other cars.  At one point the $40m budget was thought to have been secured and ‘CON AIR’ , ‘LARA CROFT’ and ‘EXPENDABLES 2’ director Simon West was attached to direct. What happened to that movie?  The main investor was a multi-millionaire physician who owned a football team before he was sent to Federal Prison for allegedly hiring a convicted hitman to collect a debt.  It gets weirder…

Some people have problems with directions, or parking.  I have problems with zippers and shoelaces and this has plagued me for 60+ years. And no I’m not left-handed.  My wife is and we discussed that in an earlier episode.  And we reveal why the Big Lie of the Personal Development World was “Hugs Not Drugs”.  Whoever thought hugs were better than drugs obviously never did any Class A narcotics.  But don’t try this at home, kids, it’s just a memorable cautionary tale from someone who was ravenously hungry at the conclusion of the podcast.

Inspiring people, companies and things to investigate from this week where you can find the breathtaking beauty right in front of you if you look up when you walk down your own street.

@martinbrudnizki @m_b_d_s_  @AMIparis @Y3 @StoneIsland #Perinos @IGLuxTravel #InternationalTravelManagement #JohnClifford #PaulConroy #JamesMcdonaldPhotography @jamesMcdonald #Dust&Glory #SimonWest #GaryO’Toole #NatalieHeslop #NancyRizk #FotisKapetopoulos #AngusPyke @BrasserieOfLight #bobbywoodmode

Brasseries of Light Photography by James McDonald

Amazing True Hollywood Stories! How a young French kid in a sleeping bag outside the wrong hotel 20 years earlier got DALLAS BUYERS CLUB made, Waiter at End of His Rope pens Tom Hardy CAPONE flick, How to Snub Sinatra, Sioux City, Iowa Porn History, The Worst Congresswoman in History

In Episode 7 it’s time for TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORIES of grace and valour!  (No #meToo politics, gender-prefs, or virtue-signalling!)

We hear an amazing story about how uber producer Cassian Elwes (Thank You For Smoking, The Butler) had wanted to be involved with Dallas Buyers Club for over a decade, and how he got his chance to be a part of history by saving the film in the last moments before production was about to crash from financial fallout by calling in a 20 year old favour from a French backpacker.

We then travel to the dark recesses of Lower Fourth Street in Sioux City, Iowa in the late 1950’s and early 60’s, long before YOUPORN and PORNHUB, to discover the Cornhusker Porn King’s secret hideaway I frequented as a 10-year-old pinball addict.  Through the portal of time we jump in some Hansen Ski Boots and onto the ski slopes of Aspen, Vail, and Lake Eldora (Lake Eldora???) at University of Colorado in the 70’s just trying to keep our feet warm, and then out to Hollywood again (via a New York restaurant) where a down-and-out-writer subsisting as a waiter gets la mano de Dios and a studio deal with Tom Hardy attached for an Al Capone feature….but that’s not the story I want to tell.  I want to tell you about the character behind the waiter.

In between this we find how I escaped Vietnam and how the world would be a better place if John Kerry and John McCain had spent more time there….like…forever…and opened up a bed and breakfast together.

And we revisit The Dinner Party time-travel experiment, which hit the 21 day deadline TODAY (though you can start anytime) to check in on our time-travellers, and explain why it’s time to send China back to the Stone Age.

Tired?  Well, we lighten it all up with Don Rickles’ tutorial on how to snub Frank Sinatra, and how it can help you with your relationships today!   And we put on our waders and gumboots and dive down into the sewer looking for Nancy Pelosi in her natural habitat.

All this plus your regular features, Scorpio Full Moon debrief, and why Louis Vuitton and Off-White’s Virgil Abloh is the coolest cat around.

#ScottFeinberg #danbongino #cassianelwes #matthewmcconaughey #scottyCam #neilwhittaker #hotelduCap #cannes #voltage #NicolasChartier #sonsOfMary #ElwoodBathers #offwhite #VirgilAbloh #LouisVuitton #ValentinoGaravani #pantryBrighton #RoyalBrightonYachtClub #THR #TheWrap #Variety #ChinaliedPeopleDied #Patagonia #HotelduCap-Eden-Roc #InterContinentalCarltonCannes #cannesFilmFestival #igluxtravel #neilswidey #jeffjacoby #bostonglobe

The best things in life come every 7 years (dissecting 63 UP movie), How I picked Austria from Miss Scantleberry and ended up in Australia, Up close and personal with Leo D’, & how multiculturalism doesn’t work with taxis.

In Episode 6, we go short n’ sweet with two key featurettes after last week’s epic journey.

1.  We dissect 63 UP, the 9th and most recent instalment of the epic UP SERIES, created in 1964 with director Michael Apted (Gorillas in the Mist, The World is Not Enough, Gorky Park, Chronicles of Narnia). Tracing the life of a dozen British school children as they’ve grown, and how I’ve grown alongside them since seeing ’14 Up’ at an art cinema in Omaha, Nebraska, and having a bucket list experience meeting one of the stars, Tony Walker on a recent trip to London.  “Up” was the first ‘reality series’ on TV and there is no more important documentary nor will there ever be another like it, and Tony is all of us, as we are him.  A very reflective experience looking back on my entire life through through the lens of history and other eyes.

2. Then we pull Austria out of a hat in 2nd grade at Lincoln School in Sioux City and end up in Sydney, Australia  in 1994 where love and success are manifest….what a long strange trip it’s been…

Quick updates on the trials and travails of life under Unterscharführer Victorian Premiere Daniel Andrews, and how NY Governor Cuomo is living proof that the twin-tower traits of abject moronity and failure is attractive to many people.

We examine the war between Universal Studios and North American cinemas (as they are on the precipice of reopening) because Universal stole Trolls World Tour from them and gave it away to streamers, and why Hollywood from stem to stern is the least self-actualized industry of all and sits at the bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy.

We close with an up close and personal reflection of Leo D’, that’s Leonard Da Vinci, not Leonardi DiCaprio, but you’ll get a different kind of reward out of it just like I did when I was forced to clean every cupboard in the house by The Boss©

Plus all the regular tidbits of fun, fashion, Mystic Medusa and more in a streamlined version to enjoy!





Social distancing protocol, Is a stranger’s life more valuable than your business? Best nightclubs ever, Adios California, Ascolta cagna!, Don’t drink the milk!, Great customer service is better than sex

In Episode 5 we are having a very cosmic zombie kind of week with Jupiter and Pluto at opposition and you know what THAT means!   Dreams of days gone by, people we loved and lost in the past, and epic memories from my youth and adolescence.   Everyone this week would have been having strange ‘walking dead’ dreams whether you’re on Ambien or just boredom and they’ve come flying into my subconscious and I’ve exorcised them into this podcast for you!   Whether it’s drinking the wrong milk, or your housemate shooting at President Carter with a crossbow on your new television, this pod’s for you.

We discuss the ultimate conundrum at our doorsteps:  Is some old guy you never knew who died on a cruise ship somewhere more valuable than your business or job?  What’s the trade- off? Is every life sacred, or only those of the ones we know and love?  People are going to die anyway, but is living a life on your knees better than no life at all for those people least equipped to be ‘zen’ about loss?

Knowing this lockdown will all end like a 5 day MDMA binge at your fave 80’s nightclub, we revisit the best around the world and discuss why the Wuhan Virus is like a nightclub binge when it all ends.  And knowing when it ends the consumers will be back in the stores, or working in stores, why my obsession with customer service (giving and receiving) can be more fulfilling and lasting than sex, depending on the service and depending on the sex of course. 

Speaking of sex, revisiting THE AFFAIR as one of the best TV binges of the last several years and the perfect re-visit for our times, and re-visiting Game of Thrones and why the final season AND episode were so perfect, even though a year ago this month many didn’t think so.   And speaking of relationships, why my wife won’t let me use the same tea towel for wiping dishes and cleaning my Porsche wheel spokes and what REALLY is behind this female tea-towel-correctness conspiracy?

Learn why living in Victoria is the closest thing to living in a fascist State while still in a Democracy, and how Fiona Apple is the hotness in music at this second if you’re listening to music on a forbidden journey (read: Tennis, Golf, Fishing, Boating) and speaking Italian every moment of the day with my mate, Duo.

And why while the California I knew and adored and still love is finished as we know it, and the reason that if you don’t live at my beach you should STAY THE F**K AWAY in your own suburb unless you learn proper Social Distancing Protocol at my beach, beeeacchhh!

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Why We Must Never Fight This Fight Again…EVER! Secret Gestapo maitre d’ memories, Time Travel Made Easy, & Cats Vs. Dogs

In Episode 4 it’s all about competition, comparison and time travel.  Really!  Just like in the new Netflix show DEVS which unveils some handy tips.  We unravel the age-old debate between which is better: Dogs or Cats and the current environment has been this contentious debate a fiery one.  To prove this we travel back in time to Sioux City, Iowa once more to visit old pets and find out their secrets and reveal how one of my favorite dogs never got past kindergarten, and died under mysterious circumstances, while another one had a penchant for attacking a particular visitor to my highly anticipated low stakes basement poolside poker games.

The Wu Flu has brought back the joy of analogue devices and old school courtesies as we rediscover the phone as a reason to actually call people and TALK to them, and the content of those conversations is never private when there’s a content need for a podcast, as a few of them will discover, just like you!

There’s a lot to watch and stream now, but if you’re living in Australia it’s a drama trying to find any local drama worth watching and I explain why Reality TV is king in Oz, and the benefits of watching it and why it’s actually good for you and why smart people are attracted to it.

And now that I have your trust and attention after 4 episodes,  we delve a bit deeper down paths most untrodden to try a secret mental exercise at home that TOP creatives, TOP industrialists, and TOP professionals use that could just change the way you look at self-isolation the next 21 days…. Those of you who have attended #Bobbywood Workshop/Seminars at Howard Fine Acting School (Australia), Melbourne Actor’s Lab (Peter Kalos), Toni Higginbotham Casting (Sydney), Queensland (Gold Coast, Brisbane), BAFTA Resource Seminars (London), and BNP Paribas Sponsored Cinema Learning (Paris, Munich) as well as LA, NY, and Toronto will recognize ‘The Dinner Party’.

And all the regular features such as fashion, food, fun, Mystic Medusa, and special “Win Hunter Biden’s Crack Pipe” competition*

*Subject to terms and conditions. Competition closes November 2020.

Horror films in the 50’s, Acid and High Stakes Poker, MH-17 Interview

In Episode 3 I travel back to the Uptown Cinema in Sioux City to binge on horror films in the 50’s and 60’s.  Get stuck in a high stakes poker game my freshman year at Colorado University in Boulder in the ’70’s, and lose all my tuition money to my new best friends. I will travel the Rocky Mountains on purple microdot and go to work in a restaurant on The Hill while I am trying to come down…. before losing my best stash on Highway 36 en route to Denver when The Screaming Skull freaks out from imaginary police officers and throws it out the window of The Blue Dodge Dart.  Years later after Cannes Film Festival under duress to find a new apartment I end up meeting the love of my life after setting myself on fire.  And this week our first guest interview with Dr. Kim Ko, who’s new book is a six year journey I’ve help shepherd from thought, to idea, to publication.

All this plus current events, news, Wuhan Virus musings, and why alcohol is our friend.

My Mentor Was a Murderer & Roman Polanski’s Hot Tub Time Machine

In Episode 2 we travel back in time to the 1950’s in Sioux City, Iowa, where my penchant for movies began at the Uptown Cinema on Saturday afternoons with Atticus Finch and the First Man in Outer Space.  You’ll get an insight into the local Cabals that controlled commerce in Northwest Iowa and life as I remember it.

Traversing through weeks at Aspen in the 1970’s with America’s most underrated rock band as “1978’s most dazzling but unclassifiable lead guitarist…Donner Vixxen….” we take a detour into Roman Polanski’s hot tub back when troubled Jews made the news for good achievements long before Al Gore invented the internet.

Breaking away from the treadmill at Disney to jump into the screenwriting game full time I unknowingly spent my Sundays in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood with a convicted murderer and former mental institution patient who was also a two-time Emmy nominee and Academy Award nominee—who became my mentor and coach and taught me the top-drawer ropes and tropes that launched my career.

Now my concern is why the government is taking all your (our) freedoms away under the guise of the genuine pandemic but why when it’s all over we might not get our freedoms and privacy back.

All this plus why you have to take the car keys away from your parents before it’s too late, why Larry David has recaptured his nice side in Season 10 of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and why there are only 2 genders, and Trump is your President

A brief preview of next week’s first TWII Podcast guest, and several other secrets no one else wants to tell you. 

Field of Dreams beginnings, ‘Ludes, 8 Balls,Lefties, & Air Drop Rejects

In this episode we launch THE WAY IT IS—The Official Bobby Galinsky Podcast.  I will share the background that went into building this from my early beginnings in the ‘field of dreams’ cornfields of Iowa, to discovering everything that was bad for me at University in Colorado, to the bright lights and dark alleys of Hollywood and eventually landing in the golden land of opportunity in Australia.   Left-handed people, lefties, vegans, meat-lovers, AirDrop rejects, loves and hates and so much more!

Come and meet your little friend!  Because I don’t mind what you like…even if I don’t!