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Unexpected Passions

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We all know Jonathan Franzen is a twitcher. But did you know Tom Hanks likes to collect
1940s typewriters? Or that Johnny Depp likes to play with dolls?

Sadly, Tom and the two Johnnies couldn’t join us, but Sam Pang has persuaded some
almost as familiar faces to reveal their unlikely obsessions.

So far this series, Kate Langbroek has revealed her obsession with op shops, Adam Zwar
has purred about his predilection for cats, musician David Bridie hit us for six, talking
about his love for suburban cricket – and former Better Homes and Gardens host Noni
Hazlehurst shared her (let’s face it) entirely expected adoration of gardening.

Always diverse, occasionally devilish, the one thing you can always expect from Unexpected
Passions is an evening of laid-back laughs, with wizard of wit Sam Pang at helm.

This time around, Dave Graney drops by to tell us about his passion for explorer Sir Richard Burton, and George McEncroe will discuss her infatuation with Junior Football.

Featuring

Sam Pang

Sam Pang is a writer, presenter and broadcaster. His television credits include the hugely popular Santo, Sam and Ed’s Cup Fever and SBS’s coverage of The Eurovision Song Contest. 2012 sees Sam co-hosting Santo, Sam and Ed’s Sports Fever on Channel 7 and will also be seen in Agony Uncles on AB... Read more

George McEncroe

George McEncroe is the CEO and founder of Shebah, Australia’s ridesharing service for women. While trying to safely get her four kids where they needed to go and support her family as a single mum, she came up with an idea for a business: ridesharing that allowed an all-women fleet of driver... Read more

Dave Graney

Dave Graney and drummer Clare Moore played with the Moodists from 1978 to 1986. They then played with the White Buffaloes/Coral Snakes from 1987 to 1997. Then the Royal Dave Graney Show and Lurid Yellow Mist. Now it’s the mistLY. Graney and Moore are joined by Stuart Perera (guitar since 1998) an... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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