Your weekly guide to pop culture in Australia. Mostly the fun bits. Karl Quinn is an entertainament writer for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald; Andrew Young is a musician, DJ, pedagogue and all-round man-about-town. Together they are The Clappers, and together they present this always-on-the-pulse and frequently hilarious look at culture high and low. If it's happening in film, TV, books, galleries - and let's not forget cycling - there's a 50-50 chance it's happening on The Clappers. Maybe even 60-40. Tune in, turn on, but don't drop out. Find us at Join us at Follow karl's journalism at
March 15, 2021
Golden Globes, The Dry, Ma Rainey, Salinger, live music and Michael Gudinski
Karl and Andrew are back for 2021 and they convene in a brown study to discuss: The Golden Globes, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, My Salinger Year, The Dry; as well as live music in Melbourne and Michael Gudinski. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
December 16, 2020
Tenet, Les Traducteurs, Babyteeth, Trivia and Gigs
Karl and Andrew discuss new films Tenet, Les Traducteurs and Babyteeth. Karl returns to Association Football, Andrew pats himself on the back and reminds you to go and see some live music. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
November 15, 2020
Rams, Emily in Paris, The Good Lord Bird and The Salisbury Poisonings
There's no shortage of plague and pestilence in this episode as Karl comes to grips with the Australian remake of the cult Icelandic film Rams, Andrew has a close call with a Russian assassination plot, Ethan Hawke channels his mad preacher in Good Lord Bird and Mrs Karl packs the bags for a French getaway that's as ridiculous as it was welcome in the depths of COVID lockdown. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
October 21, 2020
The trials and tribulations of Karl K, Lord Jim, I May Destroy You, The Outsider and The World According to Jeff Goldblum
Karl and Andrew discuss Karl's metamorphosis into Josef K, Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and the Costa Concordia disaster, Michaela Coel's I may Destroy You and Stephen King drama: The Outsider. Also, Andrew is delighted by the World according to Jeff Goldblum See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
September 24, 2020
Emmys wrap: How the world fell in love (finally) with Schitt's Creek
In this episode Karl watches that beloved six-day event: The Emmys! Andrew wraps up that beloved 21 day event: Le Tour de France; Karl praise Schitt's Creek and Andrew ignores Laurel Canyon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
September 16, 2020
Lovecraft Country, Raised by Wolves, Oscars diversity and le Tour
In this episode Karl and Andrew discuss Jordan Peele's latest horror/racial politics mash-up Lovecraft Country, the Ridley Scott sci-fi series Raised by Wolves, and the push for diversity in the best picture category at the Oscars and whether that means the end of blokey movies such as 1917 and Ford v Ferrari. Plus, the umpires crack down at cycling's biggest race - but where's Gabriel Gate? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
August 23, 2020
The Great, Search Party, A Rainy Day in New York and more
This episode sees Karl and Andrew talking about The Great starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, A Rainy Day in New York starring Elle Fanning but not Nicholas Hoult, Search Party starring neither Elle Fanning nor Nicholas Hoult and Least Expected Day which is a documentary about Spanish cycling team Movistar's 2019 season during which, to nobody's surprise, Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult are absent. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
August 16, 2020
How does an online film festival sell out?
In this episode your hosts Karl Quinn and Andrew Young consider one of the more perplexing issues of our times. Plus we revisit Samuel Fuller's The Naked Kiss, hear the case for the defence as the great Who Wants to Be A Millionaire cheating scandal gets a very entertaining airing in Quiz, and serve up an absolute feast for rev heads as Brock, Brabham and McLaren race onto the screen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
July 19, 2020
In the latest news from the 19th century...
A fresh take on David Copperfield (published 1850), two fresh TV versions of The War of the Worlds (published 1897), and a fresh look at Treasure Island (published 1882) - plus Hugh Jackman's scintillating turn in Bad Education - keep our hosts Andrew Young and Karl Quinn occupied as Melbourne goes back into lockdown. Yep, if you want to know what's happening right now* in books, films, TV, music and all the rest of it, The Clappers is the place to find it. * By right now, we mean within the last 170 years or so. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.