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Do Go On

Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins & Dave Warneke, Do Go On Media
305 episodes
This podcast may contain explicit content.

A fact based comedy podcast. Each week Melbourne comedians Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins and Dave Warneke take it in turns to research a topic and report back to the class.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

290 - Corrupted Blood, The World Of Warcraft Pandemic

In 2005, World Of Warcraft was rocked by an unforeseen virtual pandemic. An infectious illness mean players started dropping like flies, and chaos reigned. Cited as an example of how the world might react to a real pandemic, how does it compare to the world we find ourselves living in? Come to our …

289 - Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a media icon, this is her story! Come to our live screening of The Mummy + Live Fraising The Bar on September 10 : lidocinemas.com.au/mummy Matt’s New Show, The Beer Pioneer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej4TUguJL58   Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patre…

288 - The Masquerade Treasure Hunt

In the 1970's, an artist set out to create a children's book like no other - one that lead readers on an actual treasure hunt! And it was .... a bit of a mess, to be honest.   Come to our live screening of The Mummy + Live Fraising The Bar on September 10 : lidocinemas.com.au/mummy Matt’s New Inter…

287 - The Surreal Life Of Salvador Dali

A painter whose surreal artwork was only matched by his wild lifestyle, Salvador Dali remains one of the most recognisable artists of the 20th Century. From packing his Rolls Royce full of cauliflower to designing his own museum, meet the eccentric man behind that iconic moustache. Support the show…

286 - Elizabeth Holmes and the Edison Machine

Forbes named Elizabeth Holmes the youngest and wealthiest self-made female billionaire in America in 2015, but all was not as it seemed. Join us as special guest Naomi Higgins takes us through this wild story! Check out Naomi's show Why Are You Like This on Netflix now! (or on ABC if you're in Aust…

285 - The Kentucky Meat Shower and other Strange but True Stories

On 3 March 1876, large chunks of meat rained down from the sky over Olympia Springs in Bath County, Kentucky, but what was this mystery meat? Tune in to hear this and many other STRANGE but TRUE stories! See Matt Stewart at the Comedy Festival: (discount code 'dogoon): https://www.comedyfestival.c…

284 - McDonalds Monopoly Heist

Who doesn't love a heist story? This one has undercover operations, tapped phones... and Ronald McDonald. Get tickets to our live shows this March/April: Prime Mates: https://www.trybooking.com/BPEUI Book Cheat: https://www.trybooking.com/BPEUE Matt Stewart - Nostalgia Was Better When I Was A Boy…

283 - The Maze Prison Escape (with Nick Mason)

In the 1980s, The Maze Prison in Northern Ireland was considered to be the more secure prison in Europe. A prison, within a prison inside an army base, it was considered to be 'escape proof'. Imprisoned members of the IRA saw it as their duty to escape, and in 1983 they put an audacious plan into a…

282 - P.T. Barnum ; "The Greatest Showman"

Surely a man depicted by Hugh Jackman was a great guy .... right? Well, that's a little questionable. But you still have to admit that P.T. Barnum fit a lot into a lifetime, and made a lot of money along the way. This is the story of the REAL "Greatest Showman" Get tickets to our live shows this Ma…

281 - George Mallory and The 1924 Mount Everest Expedition

We all know that Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary were the first to summit Mount Everest... Or were they? In 1924, thirty years earlier George Mallory and Andrew Irvine were seen close to the summit before disappearing, leading to one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th Century. But then, in 199…

280 - World War One (part two)

We continue on from last week's episode about World War One (part one), with World War One (part two)! Get tickets to our live shows this March/April: Prime Mates: https://www.trybooking.com/BPEUI Book Cheat: https://www.trybooking.com/BPEUE Matt Stewart - Nostalgia Was Better When I Was A Boy (d…

279 - World War One (part one)

The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (episode 276) kicked off one of the deadliest wars of all time, this episode is about World War One (aka the Great War aka the War To End All Wars). Buy tickets to our four live Melbourne podcasts on March 28, April 4,11 and 18: https://www.trybooking.…

278 - Fritz Duquesne; The Counterfeit Hero

There aren't many people who pack more into their life than Fritz Duquesne did - soldier, British spy, German spy, fake war hero.... spy again. It's a wild and full on story, so come along for the ride! Buy tickets to our four live Melbourne podcasts on March 28, April 4,11 and 18: https://www.try…

277 - The Red Baron

The most successful pilot of World War I, Manfred von Richthofen AKA 'The Red Baron', had a bit of a shaky start behind the controls of his plane. He soon knocked up victory after victory and quickly became the most feared man in the skies. But just how long could his streak last? Buy tickets to ou…

276 - The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked the First World War, but who was he and what lead to his murder? Find out on this week's episode! Buy tickets to our four live Melbourne podcasts on March 28, April 4,11 and 18: https://www.trybooking.com/BOMAA Support the show and get rewards…

275 - John Dillinger ; Public Enemy #1

During the Great Depression, people were pretty deprived of entertainment and heroes. So when someone had the audacity to rob a bunch of banks, they became household name! Enter John Dillinger ; Public Enemy #1. Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patreon.com/DoGoOnPod Buy ticke…

274 - The Surprisingly Weird History Of The Saxophone

The Saxophone is one of few widely used instruments invented by a single person (Adolphe Sax). And he lead a wild life! Multiple near death incidents, duels, death threats and an instrument that would change the world of music forever. Not to mention being banned by The Vatican, The Nazis and Stali…

273 - The Watergate Scandal

The Watergate Scandal was a political scandal that went all the way to the top (President Richard Nixon) between 1972 and 1974. It has been referred to as the scandal of the century and this is the story of how two young journalists helped crack the case wide open! Support the show and get rewards …

272 - Franklin's Lost Expedition

Kate Eschner in the Smithsonian Magazine, writes: “In 1845, Arctic veteran Sir John Franklin departed Britain in command of two ships, the HMS Terror and Erebus , to seek the fabled Northwest Passage in the Arctic. They were last seen by Europeans in Baffin Bay, off the coast of Greenland. Then …

271 - The Demon Core

When Japan surrendered in 1945, World War II was brought to a close and the United States' plans for a third atomic bomb drop were abandoned. The plutonium core at the centre of the bomb was shipped to New Mexico for further experiments. Despite avoiding use in war, this plutonium core was still in…

270 - The New Zealand Fish Terrorist

Throughout the second half of the 20th century New Zealand’s waterways were invaded by thousands of introduced fish that have changed the environmental makeup of the country. This was all the work of one man, The New Zealand Fish Terrorist, Stewart Smith - this is his story. Buy tickets to our live…

269 - The Rendlesham Forest Incident

It's been referred to as “Britain’s Roswell” and is very very tenuously linked to Christmas, so this years Chrishmish episode is about the Rendlesham Forest Incident! In 1980, several American Servicemen saw some very bright lights... a UFO? A lighthouse? A car? What were those lights!? Buy tickets…

268 - The Guinness Book Of Records (With Cameron James & Alexei Toliopoulos)

This week we are joined by our friends / the 16th and 17th best investigative journalists that the ABC has, Cameron James and Alexei Toliopoulos! Their new podcast, Finding Desperado, is based on a fact Cam found in the Guinness Book Of Records, and he's come in to tell us about the origin story of…

267 - Ching Shih, The Pirate Queen

Born into relative obscurity, Ching Shih burst onto the world stage in 1801 and would quickly become the most successful pirate in history, commanding tens of thousands of pirates and ruling the South China Sea. Buy tickets to our live streamed shows, (buy a season pass to get 4 for the price of 3!…

266 - Pauline Dakin's Mysterious Life on the Run

Pauline Dakin's childhood was spent on the run, it wasn't until she was an adult that she found out why - and that was just the start of it. Buy tickets to our live streamed shows, including this episode! Buy a season pass to get 4 for the price of 3! You can also watch old streams, all with exclus…

265 - Forrest Tucker: Master Escape Artist

With a career spanning six decades, most of which was spent in / breaking out of prison, you would think that Forrest Tucker would be a name we have heard a lot. You may have seen Robert Redford play Forrest in The Old Man & the Gun, but this is the story that inspired the movie. Jail breaks, pet…

264 - Disney California Adventure Park (with Aunty Donna's Zach Ruane!)

Special guest month continues with Zachary Ruane from Aunty Donna dropping in to tell us about one of Disney's stranger theme parks, California Adventure Park! Vote for us in the Australian Podcast Awards: https://australianpodcastawards.com/vote Check out Aunty Donna's new Netflix show: https://…

263 - Matthew Brady; The Gentleman Bushranger (with Andy Matthews)

Our good friend Andy Matthews joins us this week to tell us about one of the most polite bushrangers in Australian history ; Matthew Brady. Check out Frontier War Stories: https://boespearim.podbean.com/ Check out Andy's podcast: https://www.planetbroadcasting.com/our-shows/two-in-the-think-tank/…

262 - H.P. Lovecraft and The Cthulhu Mythos

He's probably the most acclaimed horror writer of the 20th Century, H.P. Lovecraft lived a life that was almost as strange as his creations. When he died in 1937, his work was almost completely unknown, but left behind many stories that have since been dubbed 'The Cthulhu Mythos'. In the decades si…

261 - Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy is one of the most infamous serial killers in American history, this is his awful story. This is the second most popular topic in our annual Blocktober month of episodes where we report on the most requested/topics of the year. Tune in next week to hear what was number one! Support the sh…