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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.

In this month’s edition, musician Jen Cloher shares her love of Danish television drama and writer/broadcaster John Harms chews the fat about The Lutheran Hymnal.


Series highlights so far include Kate Langbroek on her obsession with op shops, Adam Zwar purring about his predilection for cats, former Better Homes and Gardens host Noni Hazlehurst on her (let’s face it) entirely expected adoration of gardening – and Dave O’Neil waxing lyrical about his love of 80s music.

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

Featuring

John Harms

John Harms is a Melbourne-based writer. His recent books include Life as I know it (Michelle Payne’s story), The Doggies Almanac and a second edition of his sporting memoir Play On. He is the energy behind www.footyalmanac.com.au and the annual collection of writing The Footy Almanac which is in i... Read more

Jen Cloher

Jen Cloher is one of Australia’s premiere songwriters. After graduating from acting at NIDA, Jen decided to pursue a career in music. Her first album Dead Wood Falls was nominated for an ARIA for Best Female Artist. Her second album Hidden Hands was named as one of the top ten releases of 2009 by ... Read more

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

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