The Cocktail Nation is a radio show and podcast broadcast across the world via various radio stations. Every Saturday night your host Koop Kooper talks to the movers and shakers of the lounge and Exotica scene while mixing it up with the very best in swingin’ tunes from the 50s and 60s.
This week on the show we take a look at one of the smallest players in the movie making machine of Hollywood of the fifties that just happened to be one that packed a really big punch. News on the demise of the 'Hukilau' event in Florida, plus the best lounge and exotica from across the globe along with the best parties to end the year with.
A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of speaking to the great comedian 'Shelley Berman'. Well, he's back on the show to talk about a book of poetry he's has written along with extraordinary ability to adlib. I've got a free vintage online magazine to check out, and a nice box set for you in time for Christmas.
I love it when a new Tiki Bar opens and keeps the Aloha spirit alive, this week I talk to the manager of a new Tiki Bar which has opened on the big Island called Tiki Iniki. Continuing on the big island, news of a legal battle that Brad Tiki Shark Parker has been plunged into. And whilst many of us who are into the fifties and sixties culture dress in vintage clothes, collect furniture and drive classic cars this week I will bring you a story of a couple who have gone back, way back to the turn of the century.
The franchise that is Disney is one of the best known across the globe, the man who began it all, Walt Disney was a man with vision and that vision continued after his death in 1966. This week we talk to a man who has put together book all about the time after Walt's death. There's also news on a new book from Beachbum Berry and a new series on the Kennedy's you might have caught on the box.
There is no doubt about it, James Bond is one stylish lounge lothario. From the cars, to the clothes it's one stylish ride. This week on the Cocktail Nation we talk to the curator of an international James Bond exhibition called "Designing Bond" which has just arrived in Melbourne. We talk about the perils of over collecting and news of a great new tour to check out.
Please pour yourself a drink and make yourself comfortable for your introduction to the silken-voiced Mr. Koop Kooper, the host of The Cocktail Nation — a lounge and exotica podcast out of the Sydney penthouse.
Kooper is a DJ, writer, voiceover artist and known around Sydney town as a hepster who is always on the lookout for new crazy music. He mostly listens to lounge and Exotica and loves the new stuff that is coming out these days in what is a vibrant scene. He is also an avid collector of late fifties and early sixties furniture for over fifteen years now.