Big Squid with Justin Hamilton
A deep dive with Hammo and friends into the Watchmen graphic novel and HBO series
In season one of Big Squid, award winning comedian Justin Hamilton and friends dissect Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins and then use their knowledge of the best selling graphic novel to help recap ea
Big Squid Season 2 I Can't Give Everything Away
Season 2, Ep. 7
It's the final episode for season 2 and Hammo finishes with I Can't Give Everything Away, the final song on David Bowie's Blackstar. Apart from delving into the last track on the album, Hammo brings his personal story to a close, one that began in 1983 in Adelaide and finds closure in Brixton in 2016.
Big Squid Season 2 Dollar Days
Season 2, Ep. 6
It's the penultimate episode for season 2 as Hammo looks at the song Dollar Days on David Bowie's Blackstar. What at first appears to be a lush ballad slowly reveals a fiery heart. Hammo also reveals his reaction to when Bowie made his sudden reappearance with the song "Where Are We Now?" back in 2013. Warning: there's a lot of weepy talk in this one. This episode is not for the macho or the easily weepy.
Big Squid Season 2 Girl Loves Me
Season 2, Ep. 5
Hammo continues his exploration of the final David Bowie album Blackstar as he takes a close look at track 5 from the album, "Girl Loves Me". This episode talks about how the lyrics are made up of the dialects Polari and Nadsat, and even takes detour into George Orwell's 1984 before finishing with a personal story about the best moment in Hammo's career.
Big Squid Season 2 Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)
Season 2, Ep. 4
There were two versions of David Bowie's song Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) recorded and in this episode of Big Squid, Hammo looks at the differences between the productions. Along the way there is a look at the dramatic monologues of Robert Browning and Hammo reveals what happened when he travelled to the other side of the world to see Bowie live in Dublin. This is part 4 of the 7-part season that focuses on David Bowie's final album Blackstar.
Big Squid Season 2 Lazarus
Season 2, Ep. 3
In the latest episode of Big Squid, Hammo looks at the song Lazarus from David Bowie's final album. This song was not only the third track but also the title for the stage play that Bowie created just before his death. In this instalment Hammo looks into the different ways the title could be applied to the lyrics, the relationship between the two characters Bowie plays in the film clip and the possibility this is a more intimate song than first realised. Part 3 of a 7-part series.
Big Squid Season 2 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
Season 2, Ep. 2
Hammo continues his solo journey into the final David Bowie album Blackstar, this time delving into track 2 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore. This episode covers plays written in 1633, sonnets created in 1797 and the Vorticism movement just before World War One. All this and somehow Hammo still finds a way to justify genuinely liking Bowie's mid-80s albums. Part 2 of a 7-part series.
Big Squid Season 2: Blackstar
Season 2, Ep. 1
Hammo goes solo this season as he digs into David Bowie's final album Blackstar. This episode is a deep dive into the titular track as he examines the potential meaning of Ormen, why this song was thought by some to be about ISIS and how the title can represent a myriad amount of ideas. Also the return of your favourite segments from season one including Squid Bits, I Spend Too Much Time Alone and you just know that Hammo goes Full Horseshoe. Part 1 of a 7-part series.