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The Chris Wallace Chronicles

The Chris Wallace Chronicles

By Chris Wallace
You probably don’t know me. I’m an immigrant. I’m Greek by blood, American by birth and Aussie by choice. I’ve had some amazing experiences, both here and before I got here.

Some I can hardly believe myself.

And I love to tell stories.

But a warning.

My stories are like potato chips.

One is not enough. Enjoy!

Podcast artwork by Richard Milholland
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MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS - Episode 1 - Series Introduction
One thing leads to another
02:30
March 25, 2021
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS - Episode 2 - On the Road
The life of a salesman
13:55
March 25, 2021
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS - Episode 3 - Gaslight Square
A moment in St. Louis history
18:00
March 25, 2021
YOU'RE IN THE ARMY NOW - Episode 1 - Series introduction
Goodbye Lieutenant, Hello Private
01:37
February 4, 2021
YOU'RE IN THE ARMY NOW - Episode 2 - Boot Camp
ten-HUT!  At ease.
23:20
February 4, 2021
YOU'RE IN THE ARMY NOW - Episode 3 - Fort Holabird
The intelligence center?
15:07
February 4, 2021
YOU'RE IN THE ARMY NOW - Episode 4 - Wanderlust
A whole new world
16:32
February 4, 2021
YOU'RE IN THE ARMY NOW - Episode 5 - FTA
A different kind of Cold War
18:11
February 4, 2021
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - Episode 1 - Series intro
A new adventure.
01:11
November 12, 2020
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - Episode 2 - Musk
LAPD and me.
13:21
November 12, 2020
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - Episode 3 - Greatest Hits
The first of many.
18:22
November 12, 2020
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - Episode 5 - New Year's Evil
Star billing.
08:33
November 12, 2020
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - Episode 6 - Room 13
A beautiful moment with some fabulous kids.
13:41
November 12, 2020
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - Episode 7 - Verita's
A blast from the past.
12:03
November 12, 2020
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - Episode 8 - The Motion Picture Home
A Hollywood institution.
18:21
November 12, 2020
APPLE SAUCE - Episode 1 - Series Introduction
The beginning of the adventure.
01:02
July 23, 2020
APPLE SAUCE - Episode 2 - Belafonte Enterprises
Harry Belafonte was a major presence in my New York life, whether he knew it or not.
15:02
July 23, 2020
APPLE SAUCE - Episode 3 - New York Illustrated
From Fairbanks to Vietnam.
14:31
July 23, 2020
APPLE SAUCE Episode 4 - A Man Passed Our Way
A unique inside view of JFK's assassination.
11:48
July 23, 2020
APPLE SAUCE - Episode 5 - The Frank Silvera Workshop
The distinct honor of being "the white guy."
14:08
July 23, 2020
APPLE SAUCE - Episode 6 - Mr. TV Producer
Joan Fountaine, Johnny Unitas and Mahalia.  What more could you possibly want?
18:21
July 23, 2020
APPLE SAUCE - Episode 7 - Norma Rae, Eat Your Heart Out
Adding an NBC peacock feather to my cap.
10:05
July 23, 2020
APPLE SAUCE - Episode 8 - All My Children
From a blister to a silver dollar to oblivion.
18:28
July 23, 2020
APPLE SAUCE - Episode 9 - Hand Prints
However slight or insignificant it may seem in the large scheme of things, I left a my mark on New York.
10:35
July 23, 2020
APPLE SAUCE - Episode 10 - Where is Brooks Brothers?
Some odds and ends.
19:09
July 23, 2020
WEED - Episode 1 - Series Introduction
The ubiquitous plant.
00:46
April 17, 2020
WEED - Episode 2 - Plant That Weed
A 4/20 Day Anthem.
10:45
April 17, 2020
WEED - Episode 3 - LAX
Flying home, literally and figuratively.
09:09
April 17, 2020
The Mark Twain You Don't Know - Episode 6 - Jean
A poignant portrait of a heartbroken man.
07:45
March 29, 2020
The Mark Twain You Don't Know - Episode 2 - The War Prayer
Twain's posthumous take on war.
09:51
March 29, 2020
The Mark Twain You Don't Know - Episode 3 - Letters from the Earth
The Bible according to Mark Twain.
15:21
March 29, 2020
The Mark Twain You Don't Know - Episode 4 - 1601
Twain's version of Elizabethan bawdiness.
09:04
March 29, 2020
A Yank Down Under - Episode 6 - A Helping Hand
Season One – A Yank Down Under In both New York and Hollywood, I’d produced some pretty big shows.  When I first got to Australia, I was looking for ways to become a part of the community and an opportunity came up that let me do that.  It started out pretty routine, but quickly took on dimensions that were unimaginable.  I was suddenly in the middle of an effort to give back the use of their hands to quadriplegics.  It was beyond rewarding.  It was epic. Everybody involved felt the importance of doing something, however large or small, for a stranger.  It was brilliant. Tell a friend about the podcast, in person or on your phone. Written and produced by Chris Wallace Music sourced and licensed from  Olentangy Music Podcast artwork by Richard Milholland Published by Nearly Media
13:33
January 13, 2020
A Yank Down Under - Episode 5 - First Time Over the Rainbow
Season One – A Yank Down Under I was living in New York.   I did a lot of travelling because I could get cheap tickets.   I’d already been to Africa, the Middle East and Europe.  I got a chance to visit Australia and jumped at it.   The last thing on my mind was that I’d ever live here.   On the plane from Honolulu, I met an American who had interest in a cattle station up in the top end.   He invited me up.   I couldn’t have had a better introduction to this beautiful country if someone planned it for me.   It just happened. Tell a friend about the podcast, in person or on your phone. Written and produced by Chris Wallace Music sourced and licensed from  Olentangy Music Podcast artwork by Richard Milholland Published by Nearly Media
15:51
January 12, 2020
A Yank Down Under - Episode 4 - The Nugget
Season One – A Yank Down Under If you’ve never seen actual gold, the way it comes from the ground, you have no idea how magical it can be.   I didn’t either until I met this guy in Melbourne who went out from time to time prospecting.   He invited me along one day and gave me the experience of a lifetime.   It’s easy to imagine why people have gone nuts over the stuff for eons. Tell a friend about the podcast, in person or on your phone. Written and produced by Chris Wallace Music sourced and licensed from  Olentangy Music Podcast artwork by Richard Milholland Published by Nearly Media
13:50
January 12, 2020
A Yank Down Under - Episode 3 - Two Nights at the Opera
Season One – A Yank Down Under Somehow I found out that they were looking for people to be spear carriers for a Russian opera that was coming to the Melbourne International Festival.  I’d never considered doing anything like that, but a gig’s a gig, so I put my hand up.  It was one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever done.  Before it was over, it nearly became an international incident.  John Howard and Vladimir Putin got involved.  It also turned out to be very revealing.  Pun intended. Tell a friend about the podcast, in person or on your phone. Written and produced by Chris Wallace Music sourced and licensed from  Olentangy Music Podcast artwork by Richard Milholland Published by Nearly Media
15:29
January 12, 2020
A Yank Down Under - Episode 2 - The Archibald
Season One – A Yank Down Under I was at a block party in Toorak, minding my own business, when this woman came up to me and told me I have a great face.   That chance meeting resulted in a religious conversion and my portrait being submitted for the Archibald Prize.   The twists and turns of this story, the triumph and tragedy, would be unbelievable if you wrote the story as fiction.   But it all happened. Tell a friend about the podcast, in person or on your phone. Written and produced by Chris Wallace Music sourced and licensed from  Olentangy Music Podcast artwork by Richard Milholland Published by Nearly Media
11:47
January 12, 2020
A Yank Down Under - Episode 1 - The Fight with Ray Martin
Season One – A Yank Down Under I was out of a job.  At lunchtime, I often went to Channel 5 in New York to play a nerf basketball game in the art department.  I go there this one day and two of my former colleagues from Channel 5 were in town to prep for a huge gig they’d landed in Hollywood, the first Ali-Frazier fight from Madison Square Garden.  It was the biggest sporting event in the world. This podcast is all about the unlikely story of how I became associate producer and the things that happened leading up to and during THE FIGHT.  Ray Martin and I were probably the only two people in Australia who were there that night. Let Ray know about the episode by tweeting him @raymartin Tell a friend about the podcast, in person or on your phone. Written and produced by Chris Wallace Music sourced and licensed from  Olentangy Music Podcast artwork by Richard Milholland Published by Nearly Media
13:17
December 9, 2019
The Chris Wallace Chronicles Trailer
As much as I’d like to be thought of as a fair dinkum Aussie, and I would, I live with the fact that I’m not. I am an immigrant.  But here’s the way I like to put it: I’m Greek by blood, American by birth and Aussie by choice.  I’ve been here 25 years and counting.  These years in Australia have been some of the most creatively productive years of my life.  And this podcast demonstrates that I’m still not finished. I’ve had amazing experiences both here and before I got here, a few of them I can hardly believe myself.  I want to share a few of my stories with you and hope they’ll entertain you for a little while.  If you get anything else out of them, that’s an unintended bonus. Welcome to The Chris Wallace Chronicles. Tell a friend about the podcast, in person or on your phone. Written and produced by Chris Wallace Music sourced and licensed from  Olentangy Music Podcast artwork by Richard Milholland Published by Nearly Media
01:02
November 26, 2019