Benjamin Maio Mackay's Talk 2 Me!

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'Benjamin Maio Mackay's Talk2 Me!'
Presentation
Hosted by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Genre Entertainment, Interview, Arts
Language English
Length 30–80 minutes
Production
No. of episodes 64 (As of October 2 2017)
Publication
Original release May 20, 2014 (May 20, 2014) – present
Provider Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage
Website [1]

Benjamin Maio Mackay's Talk 2 Me! is a podcast hosted by actor and director Benjamin Maio Mackay.[1] The show launched in May 2014.[2] The show is produced by Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage.[3] By mid-2014 the show began receiving positive press, including articles on Books and Arts Daily and in The Australian.

Background[edit | edit source]

After concluding a 4-year Doctor Who podcast Maio Mackay wanted to launch an interview show, which he described as "a midpoint between The Graham Norton Show and Parky."[4] Maio Mackay used his past podcast and ABC Radio hosting experience to coax early guests onto the show.[5][6] The successful ratings convinced more guests to agree to interviews. He regularly works with publicists and conventions to arrange interviews with their talent.[7]

Most episodes of the show are generally recorded in Adelaide.[8] The guest usually phones in, however on occasion Maio Mackay will travel to the guest.[9] Occasionally people will confuse production company Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage as the podcast's title. Preachrs Podcast was the name of Maio Mackay's first podcast, which was less-sucsefull, but he named his company after.[10] The format is informative and conversational, with Maio Mackay often researching guests and their work.[11]

Talk 2 Me! was the first outlet to report that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would have 4 sequels and feature an appearance of a young Dumbledore.[12] Maio Mackay has talked about his desire to transfer the podcast to a TV format.[13]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Talk 2 Me! has received generally positive reviews, including positive writeups in The Australian and InDaily.[14] The show purportedly reached 100 million downloads after an interview with David Yates, where Yates discussed exclusive details about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.[15]

Episode list[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Benjamin Maio Mackay's Talk 2 Me!". www.preachrspodcast.net. 
  2. "Benjamin Maio Mackay's Talk 2 Me!". www.preachrspodcast.net. 
  3. "Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage". www.preachrspodcast.net. 
  4. "13-year-old podcast king presents the universe of Doctor Who". 23 May 2013. 
  5. "Doctor Who on ABC Extra - with Benjamin Maio Mackay". ABC Hobart. 25 November 2013. 
  6. "Teenagers making art that packs a punch". 21 May 2013. 
  7. ABC Books and Arts Daily, February 17 2016
  8. "Log In or Sign Up to View". www.facebook.com. 
  9. "Photos". www.preachrspodcast.net. 
  10. "History". www.preachrspodcast.net. 
  11. Lenny, Barry. "BWW Interview: BENJAMIN MAIO MACKAY - GREAT DETECTIVES OF OLD TIME RADIO LIVE". 
  12. "Benjamin Maio Mackay's Talk 2 Me!". www.preachrspodcast.net. 
  13. ABC Radio Evenings, August 20, 2014
  14. "Adelaide teen brings thriller to life at Fringe - InDaily". 16 February 2016. 
  15. "About Benjamin". www.preachrspodcast.net. 
  16. "Podcast Archive". www.preachrspodcast.net. 

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