In June 2018, Josh left Melbourne for a four month Europe trip with his girlfriend, Bree. During this time, The Daily Talk Show continued recording every weekday, with a special guest episode released every Friday, which was pre recorded back in Melbourne.
It was sometimes challenging recording the podcast remotely, however, there was not a single episode missed during this time. Tommy and Josh used 4G data and a mix of technology (IPDTL and FaceTime) to record each podcast episode.
Tommy would regularly record in his car in the early morning, which is where his love for 7eleven coffee was born. In September 2018, Tommy released a video revealing 7eleven’s discrepancy in coffee prices and sizing, which saw mainstream coverage in Australia (The Project, The Herald Sun).
In October 2018, Tommy and Josh met in New York City, where they recorded an episode of The Daily Talk Show with their favourite author, Seth Godin. During the 10 day U.S.A trip, they recorded 16 episodes with a range of guests, celebrating episode 200 in Los Angeles at an In-N-Out Burger restaurant (outside LAX).
The U.S trip also marked the start of Tommy and Josh’s new business, BIG MEDIA COMPANY. The production company would combine both of their previous businesses and video production clients, along with giving the two a platform to develop The Daily Talk Show beyond a podcast.
The podcast continued as an audio only talk show in Melbourne for another three months, recording out of Tommy’s old office, which became BIG MEDIA COMPANY’s headquarters.