10 Questions with Adam Zwar

Adam Zwar asks guests the same 10 questions then marvels at the different ways they answer them.

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Guests so far include; Tim Minchin, Kevin Rudd, Jane Caro, Glenn Robbins, Mark Humphries, Jan Fran, Sam Simmons and many more.

It's a very personal insight into some of Australia's leading cultural figures, whether you listen every week or working your way through the back catalogue.

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The 10 Questions

1. When were you most happy?

2. Who would you like to apologise to and why?

3. What is your greatest regret?

4. What do you still need to do to live a satisfactory life?

5. Who is the person that most influenced you, and how?

6. When was the last time you cried and why?

7. What is your current state of mind?

8. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

9. Who you like on your side in a battle and why?

10. What would you like your last words to be?


Adam's book Twelve Summers is out now!

Every significant moment in actor and writer Adam Zwar’s life is tied to cricket.

In this book, he tells of twelve formative summers, the milestones and unforgettable moments inextricably linked with the game he loves.

About Adam Zwar

WRITER, actor, producer, and voice artist Adam Zwar is one of Australia's best and most prolific comic minds.

Originally a news journalist, he became more committed to acting in his 20s, securing roles in television series, commercials, and theatre.

In his early career as a performer, Adam appeared in Neighbours, SeaChange, Stingers, and Blue Heelers.

But his big break came after he created, wrote and starred in the 2002 Tropfest award-winning comedy short, Wilfred, alongside Jason Gann.

The film is about a man who befriends his girlfriend's dog Wilfred, played by Gann in a dog costume.

Adam proceeded to make two series of Wilfred for SBS in Australia, personally winning Best Performance in a Television Comedy at the AFI Awards. The show won two additional AFIs for Best Television Comedy Series, and Best Screenplay in Television.

It was picked up by FX in the US in 2011. Adam worked on four original American series of the show, also starring Jason Gann, but with Elijah Wood in the lead role of Ryan.

In the US version, Ryan and Wilfred are neighbours.

FX's Wilfred won the American Society of Cinematographers' Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Half-Hour Episodic Television Series honour, and Best Music Supervision for Television at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards.

Adam created and wrote comedy TV series Lowdown - which he starred in as the lead, journalist Alex Burchill - Mr Black, and Squinters.

As a passionate cricket follower, he presented Underarm: The Ball That Changed Cricket and Bodyline: The Ultimate Test.

He featured in the iconic, quotable HBA Health Insurance TVC, Three for Free as the main buck-toothed "fwee for fwee" guy, and has also had roles in Underbelly, Howzat! Kerry Packer's War, Rake, Party Tricks, Tangle, Rush, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, and Top of the Lake.

Adam wrote and hosted the Agony series, including Agony Uncles, Agony Aunts, The Agony of Life, and The Agony of Modern Manners on the ABC, which featured the talking heads and views of many well-known Australian media personalities.

He was a writer on sketch comedy series The Wedge, an episode of Stan original series No Activity, and produced sketch show This is Littleton.

Adam's book, Twelve Summers: Being a lifelong fan of Australian cricket is harder than it looks, was published by Hashette in 2021.

His interview podcast, 10 Questions with Adam Zwar, launched in 2015 with first guest Dave O'Neil and is produced by Nearly Media.

Adam has written for upcoming TV miniseries Darby and Joan.


Articles from 10 Questions

10 Questions with Greg Chappell
“That last season, I was starting to struggle to block those things out. Playing at ninety per cent wasn’t going to be good enough.”
10 Questions with Dave Hughes, comedian and radio legend
“Life is absolutely ridiculous. It will continue to be, and so all you have to do is see the stupidity of life. There will always be something to laugh about.”
10 Questions with Matt Preston, author and foodie
“I would quite like a really aggressive and very loyal Bengal tiger, flying a Lockheed Martin F45 fighter jet.”
10 Questions with Dave Thornton, stand-up comedian
“When I was doing breakfast radio...the ugliest side of me came out.”
10 Questions with Shaun Grant, AACTA award-winning screenwriter.
“I came from a town where filmmakers didn’t exist.”