Just a few weeks ago I wrote about how Hamish and Andy have changed my life.
I listen to them every day as I walk home from work. People look at me like I’m a crazy person, because it appears like I’m laughing (with the occasional snort) at nothing.
I drop them into everyday conversation as though they are my actual friends and I’m not even embarrassed about it.
Unlike most radio presenters, they manage to be painfully funny without ever becoming cruel. They never laugh at anyone else’s expense, and that is bloody hard.
So I developed a theory.
Sure, Hame and Ando (nickname basis) are funny AF. They have some killer segments and unparalleled on air chemistry. But I had a suspicion that on top of all of that, they are really, really smart.
They host the highest rating radio series in Australian history. Currently, they have approximately 2.7 million listeners, and each week they have 1 million podcast downloads. That doesn't happen by accident.
And then I stumbled across a video on Mumbrella that blew my goddamn mind.
The video features the executive producer of the Hamish and Andy show, Sam Cavanagh, interviewing the pair about what goes on behind the scenes.
They discuss all aspects of their broadcasting career, from how they maintain an off-air relationship, to what an average day looks like in 'the office'. And it was absolutely fascinating.