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.
Like many of the listeners of the Cocktail Nation I just love mid-century modern architecture. This week we talk of a giant of MCM in that of Harry Seidler. We talk men's accessories along with the passing of a Hollywood legend. There’s some new releases to be checking out and I have some of the best parties from across the globe to attend.
Talking movies this week as we cover the latest George Clooney film "The Monuments Men", a great World War Two thriller. A book on Frank Sinatra you need in your library and maybe you should keep it on your nightstand. Plus an interesting story in the mainstream news that has thrust lounge and burlesque into the public eye.
March 30th 2014 | Download episode
Some comedy this week and this time it's from Gary Owens and his album "Put Your Head On My Finger". News on a 1967 Corvette Stingray that was left in a barn and recently discovered. I've got a cool book and series to check out, news out of the fraternal order of the Moai, some cool gigs to check out across the globe along with the best hand picked lounge and exotica piled high in the Sydney Penthouse Studio.
I've got a fantastic interview with a woman who by accident as a teenager became great friends with actor and comedian Paul Lynde, her incredible story to come. I made an interesting discovery in a dime store book shop this week which led to an interesting journey. News on the passing of the last remaining cast member of "Hogans Heroes", plus the best lounge and exotica along with some cool parties and events to attend across the globe.
A themed show this week on the Cocktail Nation as we play all songs about the female species and speaking of the girls we take a look at the evolution of women, not from Eve but the women's liberation movement of the sixties. So much happened in the sixties, so much that was pivotal in where we are today and the women's lib movement was one of them. Speaking of the sixties we talk "Mad Men" which returns soon. I have a cool book to check out as we see what is reading in the penthouse, plus I have all the best parties from across the globe!
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.