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#161 – Professionally Speaking About... Stuff: Varying Accents, Podcasting, Comedy & Assumptions When Travelling With Andrew Heaton

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Episode notes

Mike speaks with Andrew Heaton this week, who is a podcaster, author, political commentator, stand-up comedian, “professional speaker” and so much more, so the chat spans across a huge amount of topics!

In more detail, the duo’s discussion starts with talking about Heaton’s time in United Kingdom which leads onto accents & dialects within a broader conversation on travelling and Heaton’s misconceptions about British people (before visiting the UK). They then talk about Heaton’s podcast; The Political Orphanage and how he got into the world of podcasting. The two also talk about humour, themselves and a whole bunch more, intertwined with funny anecdotes!

Andrew Heaton’s Site: – Social Media is @MightyHeaton – Read a sample of his latest book here: - Political Orphanage:

To listen to a completely free Patreon episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan’s Tom Hanks rewatch here:       

In the last episode of GCC, 160, Mike spoke with Gerardo Urias about his life & his book; Taking Back My Mind: My Journey Out Of Depression With Psilocybin Mushrooms. Their conversation includes Gerardo explaining his early experiences with psychedelics, the drinking cultures in Europe & America and Gerardo then talks about how his life “took a turn” and the experience of psychedelics, meditation & the Wim Hof breathing method brought him back. Gerardo also explains what specifically made him write his book, how his life has changed since & his newfound responsibility, his intrigue in DMT and more!

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Find Mike’s other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion & on GCC's YouTube. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-94 are out now, in ep 94 Mike delves into the history of the Nihil’s Eye; Marchion Ro, in ep 93 Mike went through the last High Republic Adventures comics and in 92 Mike went through the final issues of Marvel’s High Republic comics! Previous episodes topics include the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover (all 34 tie-in issues) plus the Lando comics, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, Kanan Jarrus, Count Dooku, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, numerous High Republic book reviews & more -

Outro read by BZ The Voice:

Mike's guest spots: Mike returned to Star Wars Timeline to talk about Villains in each of the SW trilogies here: - they also discuss accents in the Star Wars universe; the original trilogy here: & the prequel trilogy here:  

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