Virtually Anything: Q&A with Ollie Salmon and Tamsin Mathias

Herald Radio will be launching the newest specialist show, Virtually Anything at 8pm on Wednesday October 11. Virtually Anything, hosted jointly by Ollie Salmon and Tamsin Mathias, will be a show comprising of tonnes of chatter about the gaming, film, TV and music world.

In the words of Ollie Salmon, it’s exactly what it says on the tin!

Herald Radio caught up with Ollie and Tamsin, to find out a bit more about their involvement in the entertainment world, and what they want to bring to the table with regards to Virtually Anything.

Herald Radio started off with asking Ollie just six simple questions – here it goes!

What interests you about presenting a gaming show?

“It’s something I’m really passionate about and fully understand, and I’ve a fair concept of how the industry works, so it’s something I can talk about and actually know what I’m on about!”

What’s you favourite game and why?

“Currently it’s Fortnight’s Battle Royale, but of all time, it’s got to be Halo: Reach! Purely because for me, Halo: Reach was the first game I remember playing and thinking to myself, ‘Wow, this is amazing’. It looked good, it played well and it was just all round a great game.”

How long have you been into gaming?

“Since I was 5-years-old! I’m now 22, so that’s 17 years!”

What’s your favourite film and why?

“Ooh, favourite film has got to be – off the top of my head – Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino. I just think it’s a brilliant film! There’s no particular reason, it’s just really good!”

Do you think Virtually Anything brings something different to Herald Radio? If so, why?

“I do, because there’s no other specialist show like it where peope just sit down and chat, and other people can be involved with it as well.”

What can people expect from Virtually Anything?

“Basically what it says on the tin: Virtually Anything! Anything from gaming, TV and music – anything whatsoever! And it’s going to be amazing!”

We caught up with Tamsin and asked her the same questions. This is what she had to say:

What interests you about presenting a gaming show?

“Ollie sometimes comes in early and sits in the studio with me whilst I’m presenting my Afternoon Show, and we’re more often than not talking about gaming and films, so when Ollie suggested doing a show, I was like ‘Yes definitely!’ and it all stemmed from there!

“It’ll be nice to have a whole show dedicated to something that I want to talk about all the time anyway as well!”

What’s your favourite game and why?

“That’s a hard one! When I was a kid I loved playing Ratchet & Clank, but now I’m finding it really hard to decide between Destiny and GTA V. I’m going to go with Destiny, simply because I don’t have to hear people playing their music in the background and I don’t get shot by some random people when I’m just trying to paint my car.”

How long have you been into gaming?

“I can’t remember how old I would have been, but I remember asking for a pink PS2 for Christmas and I received one! My brother was big into gaming as a kid so I think I just wanted to be like my big brother, and that’s what made me get into gaming.

“I used to watch him play Final Fantasy VII, so that’s a game that holds fond memories for me. So yeah, I can’t quite remember when I started playing games, but I’ve always been a gamer at heart!”

What’s your favourite film and why?

“This is a hard question, too! I think The Dark Knight is probably my favourite film. I went to see it in the cinema about five times when it first came out – more often that not by myself as well!

“Why? Heath Ledger. He was amazing in that film!”

Do you think Virtually Anything brings something different to Herald Radio? If so, why?

“I think so, because aside from the fact that it’s unique in the way that it’s the only gaming show on Herald Radio, it’s also the only radio show that has two presenters, so I think that’s really cool!”

What can people expect from Virtually Anything?

“Exactly that!”

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