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A weekly podcast recorded in Adelaide that puts South Australian passion on centre stage with a featured guest who joins us each week as a co-presenter to share how they're pursuing their passions. We venture across topics as diverse as history, wine, food, art, music, relationships, critical thinking, health, news, interviews, chat and quizzes.

Every single interview, every single show, unlocks insights into what drives people to be doing what they're doing and what keeps them striving.

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A weekly podcast recorded in Adelaide that puts South Australian passion on centre stage with a featured guest who joins us each week as a co-presenter to share how they're pursuing their passions. We venture across topics as diverse as history, wine, food, art, music, relationships, critical thinking, health, news, interviews, chat and quizzes.

Every single interview, every single show, unlocks insights into what drives people to be doing what they're doing and what keeps them striving.

The Adelaide Show is produced by Steve Davis and Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.

Please subscribe to our In Crowd list; you get an email each Friday (when we have published a new episode) with an overview of that week's show. Plus, consider joining our Inner Circle; a small group of passionate South Aussies who allow us to pick their brains and gain interviewee suggestions.

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357 - Magic In Adelaide Have you ever found yourself in awe of magic tricks being performed right under your nose? Steve has been, which is why he invited Adelaide-based magician, Barry "Baz" Seeley onto the podcast to explore the discipline and the mindset of doing performance magic.
The SA Drink Of The Week with a Brockenchack Shiraz from Eden Valley, ably supported by our guest taster, Glenn Malycha.
And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have a song from Mad Dog Malcolm that's probably unlike any song you've ever heard.
You can navigate episodes using chapter markers in your podcast app. Not a fan of wine? You can click next to jump to the next chapter in the show. We're here to serve!
The Adelaide Show Podcast: Awarded Silver for Best Interview Podcast at the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards and named as Finalist for News and Current Affairs in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
And please consider becoming part of our podcast by joining our Inner Circle. It's an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show. Email us directly and we'll add you to the list: podcast@theadelaideshow.com.au
If you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5-star review in iTunes or other podcast sites, or buy some great merch from our Red Bubble store - The Adelaide Show Shop. We'd greatly appreciate it.
And please talk about us and share our episodes on social media, it really helps build our community. Oh, and here's our index of all episode in one concise page
Running Sheet: Magic In Adelaide
00:00:00 Intro
Introduction to the show.
00:02:30 SA Drink Of The Week
This week's SA Drink Of The Week is the 2019 Brockenchack Zipline Shiraz, ably supported by our guest taster, Glenn Malycha.
As you'll hear (and see) in our tasting with Glenn Malycha from Wine Pro Australia, we learn that the winemaker behind this wine is Trevor Harch, who is a "former" Queenslander who's fallen in love with our patch of turf!
00:17:35 Barry "Baz" Seeley
If I had three cups and a ball and performed a trick in which you lost track of where my ball was, I'd be performing one of the first magic tricks in history, dating back to about 3BCE. We would both know there was no "magic" going on. We'd both know I was using your senses to deceive you. But we'd all enjoy this moment of illusion. Over the history of The Adelaide Show podcast, we've chatted with illusionists, Michael Boyd and Laurence Leung, but in this episode we are sitting with an official magician of many years' standing, Barry Baz Seeley.
Links and references mentioned in the podcast:
We recorded in the underground home of SA's magicians: Bombshelter Magic
Adelaide Magic Clubs:

Australian Society of Magicians (ASM)Phil Ahrens 0438 055 188
2. International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM)Steve Burford 0402 462 881 

Barry, before we get lost in the world of magic, magicians were long associated with the devil and the occult. I mention this because we're recording this episode underground in a WWII Air Raid Warden's "bomb shelter" in Adelaide and I'm worried about being made to disappear. Will there be some dark arts performed down here today?
Which clubs use these clubrooms and how did they come to use them. It seems like the clubs are taking the cloak of secrecy quite literally?
I was watching The Prestige with my daughters a few weeks ago and they demanded it be turned off after a scene in which the magician came off stage and had to empty the dead bird out of his magic trick equipment. We'd all thought he'd made a bird disappear. He had, but in a gruesome way in which the cage collapsed lightning fast, killing and squashing the bird out of sight. He later pulled a similar looking bird out of his pocket to release to the crowd. Do you think that was based on truth and, if so, how many birds do you go through?
There was a strong focus in The Prestige on the secret craft of developing an elaborate stage trick, most of which was all based on pure mechanics. How does that still of complex magic compare with the magic you do which I've experienced first hand, in which you are up close and personal and don't have the benefit of distance to disguise what's going on?
There is a murky area that lies between logic and wonder and I feel this is where your craft exist
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357 - Magic In Adelaide Have you ever found yourself in awe of magic tricks being performed right under your nose? Steve has been, which is why he invited Adelaide-based magician, Barry "Baz" Seeley onto the podcast to explore the discipline and the mindset of doing performance magic.
The SA Drink Of The Week with a Brockenchack Shiraz from Eden Valley, ably supported by our guest taster, Glenn Malycha.
And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have a song from Mad Dog Malcolm that's probably unlike any song you've ever heard.
You can navigate episodes using chapter markers in your podcast app. Not a fan of wine? You can click next to jump to the next chapter in the show. We're here to serve!
The Adelaide Show Podcast: Awarded Silver for Best Interview Podcast at the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards and named as Finalist for News and Current Affairs in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
And please consider becoming part of our podcast by joining our Inner Circle. It's an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show. Email us directly and we'll add you to the list: podcast@theadelaideshow.com.au
If you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5-star review in iTunes or other podcast sites, or buy some great merch from our Red Bubble store - The Adelaide Show Shop. We'd greatly appreciate it.
And please talk about us and share our episodes on social media, it really helps build our community. Oh, and here's our index of all episode in one concise page
Running Sheet: Magic In Adelaide
00:00:00 Intro
Introduction to the show.
00:02:30 SA Drink Of The Week
This week's SA Drink Of The Week is the 2019 Brockenchack Zipline Shiraz, ably supported by our guest taster, Glenn Malycha.
As you'll hear (and see) in our tasting with Glenn Malycha from Wine Pro Australia, we learn that the winemaker behind this wine is Trevor Harch, who is a "former" Queenslander who's fallen in love with our patch of turf!
00:17:35 Barry "Baz" Seeley
If I had three cups and a ball and performed a trick in which you lost track of where my ball was, I'd be performing one of the first magic tricks in history, dating back to about 3BCE. We would both know there was no "magic" going on. We'd both know I was using your senses to deceive you. But we'd all enjoy this moment of illusion. Over the history of The Adelaide Show podcast, we've chatted with illusionists, Michael Boyd and Laurence Leung, but in this episode we are sitting with an official magician of many years' standing, Barry Baz Seeley.
Links and references mentioned in the podcast:
We recorded in the underground home of SA's magicians: Bombshelter Magic
Adelaide Magic Clubs:

Australian Society of Magicians (ASM)Phil Ahrens 0438 055 188
2. International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM)Steve Burford 0402 462 881 

Barry, before we get lost in the world of magic, magicians were long associated with the devil and the occult. I mention this because we're recording this episode underground in a WWII Air Raid Warden's "bomb shelter" in Adelaide and I'm worried about being made to disappear. Will there be some dark arts performed down here today?
Which clubs use these clubrooms and how did they come to use them. It seems like the clubs are taking the cloak of secrecy quite literally?
I was watching The Prestige with my daughters a few weeks ago and they demanded it be turned off after a scene in which the magician came off stage and had to empty the dead bird out of his magic trick equipment. We'd all thought he'd made a bird disappear. He had, but in a gruesome way in which the cage collapsed lightning fast, killing and squashing the bird out of sight. He later pulled a similar looking bird out of his pocket to release to the crowd. Do you think that was based on truth and, if so, how many birds do you go through?
There was a strong focus in The Prestige on the secret craft of developing an elaborate stage trick, most of which was all based on pure mechanics. How does that still of complex magic compare with the magic you do which I've experienced first hand, in which you are up close and personal and don't have the benefit of distance to disguise what's going on?
There is a murky area that lies between logic and wonder and I feel this is where your craft exist
356 - Lest We Forget Ukraine Our media outlets have amnesia when it comes to stories that "drag on" for longer than a few days and the Russian invasion of Ukraine is one of them. So in this episode we sit down with Adelaide-based, Ukrainian expat, Natalya Boujenko, to get a deeper understanding of Ukraine's history and culture, of the war, and of the various things we can do to help Ukrainians.
The SA Drink Of The Week with a Sorby Adams, Jutland GSM, ably supported by our guest taster, Glenn Malycha.
And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have a new song from Vince Contarina, whom you might know better as the front man from The Zep Boys. He has a whole lotta original songs going on, and we're going to hear one.
You can navigate episodes using chapter markers in your podcast app. Not a fan of wine? You can click next to jump to the next chapter in the show. We're here to serve!
The Adelaide Show Podcast: Awarded Silver for Best Interview Podcast at the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards and named as Finalist for News and Current Affairs in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
And please consider becoming part of our podcast by joining our Inner Circle. It's an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show. Email us directly and we'll add you to the list: podcast@theadelaideshow.com.au
If you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5-star review in iTunes or other podcast sites, or buy some great merch from our Red Bubble store - The Adelaide Show Shop. We'd greatly appreciate it.
And please talk about us and share our episodes on social media, it really helps build our community. Oh, and here's our index of all episode in one concise page
Running Sheet: Pitch-black Podcast From Our Dark Sky Reserve00:00:00 Intro
Introduction to the show.
00:06:15 SA Drink Of The Week
This week's SA Drink Of The Week is the 2019 Sorby Adams, Jutland GSM, ably supported by our guest taster, Glenn Malycha.
As you'll hear (and see) in our tasting with Glenn Malycha from Wine Pro Australia, we learn that the winemaker behind this wine is Simon Adams, who spent about 20 years at Yalumba as a senior red winemaker, so there's plenty of experience that the Sorby Adams label draws upon.
00:17:57 Natalya Boujenko
On 22 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered military forces to enter the breakaway Ukrainian republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, calling the act a "peacekeeping mission", just 48 hours before launching a large-scale invasion of Ukraine in what he called a "special military operation" to "demilitarise and denazify" the country. For many Australians, we'd been aware of Ukraine but not actively focussed on it until our natural spirit to support the underdog kicked in and many of us instinctively felt great anger towards Vladamir Putin for his vicious and illegal war. Our media outlets jumped onto the Russian Invasion story and "milked it for all it was worth" until the inevitable lure of sport and celebrities drew their attention away. Today, I had to go to page 38 to find a mention of Ukraine in The Advertiser, despite the signing of a deal to allow wheat exports from the country having significant importance for avoiding widespread hunger around the world.
To help deepen our understanding of Ukraine and to sift through some of the details of what life's been like for her fellow Ukrainians, Adelaide-based expat, Natalya Boujenko, has agreed to join us and share what she knows.
Help Ukrainians Australia
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I read through the sprawling history of Ukraine in preparation for this interview, and I must say it is one of highs and lows and waves of invasion and shifting alliances. Down here in Australia, our neighbours are states and there is little more than state rivalry; we don't have Victoria getting all "miliatary" against us. So, just in general terms, can you help plot Ukraine's history and it's place in its part of the world for us?
In my reading, I discovered that decorated Easter eggs seem to have been developed in Ukraine, well before it became Christian. Is that widely practiced today; the painting of eggs and using wax in the process?
I also saw that so called "Cossack Songs" are considered a rich part of your musical history. Earlier t
355 - Pitch-black Podcast From Our Dark Sky Reserve In this episode, we stay very still to let our eyes adjust before recording interviews at night time in the River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve. We met the originator of the Dark Sky Reserve idea for the Mid Murray region, Chris Tugwell, former SA Chief Scientist-turned-astrophotographer, Don Bursill, and astronomer, Joe Grida. We didn't get to interview Ivy from the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Site but we hope to get back for a separate episode because her stories of her people and the land were deeply intriguing and impressive.
We also have a chat with Captain, Max Lindsay, on board the PS Marion, which had docked on the side of the river, along with Michelle de Leeuw-Smeets, Tourism & Heritage Officer – Mannum Dock Museum of River History.
The SA Drink Of The Week has made its mark in the space-time continuum; a non vintage Rosé from David Franz Wines, ably supported by our guest taster, Glenn Malycha.
And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have a new song from Kyan Burns, which has a big sound for a big mission.
You can navigate episodes using chapter markers in your podcast app. Not a fan of wine? You can click next to jump to the next chapter in the show. We're here to serve!
The Adelaide Show Podcast: Awarded Silver for Best Interview Podcast at the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards and named as Finalist for News and Current Affairs in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
And please consider becoming part of our podcast by joining our Inner Circle. It's an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show. Email us directly and we'll add you to the list: podcast@theadelaideshow.com.au
If you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5-star review in iTunes or other podcast sites, or buy some great merch from our Red Bubble store - The Adelaide Show Shop. We'd greatly appreciate it.
And please talk about us and share our episodes on social media, it really helps build our community. Oh, and here's our index of all episode in one concise page
Running Sheet: Pitch-black Podcast From Our Dark Sky Reserve
00:00:00 Intro
Introduction to the show.
00:03:51 SA Drink Of The Week
This week's SA Drink Of The Week is the 2021 Cuvee Non-Vintage Red Rosé from David Franz Wines.
As you'll hear (and see) in our tasting with Glenn Malycha from Wine Pro Australia, this wine features 108 varieties in every bottle - that would make for a fun wine night!
00:16:16 PS Marion interview
We recorded this episode on the PS Marion, a fully restored heritage paddle steamer built in 1897 and one of the last operational, heritage, steam driven, wood fired, overnight passenger carrying side paddle steamers in the world.
Captain, Max Lindsay, has a lot of experience on the river and driving boats, and I'm told he loves the PS Marion. As does Michelle de Leeuw-Smeets, Tourism & Heritage Officer, Mannum Dock Museum of River History.
Max,  what is it about a vessel made of wood and steel that can make a grown man LOVE it?
Can you sort out one discrepancy for me? The official website says the Marion was built in 1897 but some accounts say it was built in 1896 as a barge them converted to steam power in 1900. Will we ever know the exact dates?
The Australian National Maritime Museum: Although planned to be a steamer PS MARION was originally built as a barge. In 1896, shipbuilder A.H. Landseer from Milang on Lake Alexandrina South Australia was commissioned to build a steamer by Mr. George Swan Fowler, a prominent Adelaide business man. Unfortunately Mr. Fowler died soon after building began, and his trustees decided that the hull should be completed and offered for sale as a barge. It was named MARION and first floated in February 1897.
The Marion played an important role in the early years of Federation by being the platform for the openings of lochs, even at one time having Prime Minister Andrew Fisher on board. Who else has graced its boards?
One thing that sets the Marion apart is that its owners and designers were very good at making sure the vessel could change with the times. I believe it's configuration changed a few times from simply carrying goods to being able to carry passengers, and its big funnel is of an adjustable height. What else can you tell me about what it carried?
Most of us experience the Murray as a quiet,
354 - Beer & BBQ Festival 2022 In this episode, we get ready for the 2022 Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival, which has been stopped twice before by Covid but this time is all set to kick up some smoke at the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds from July 15-17.
The SA Drink Of The Week is Five Minutes Away by Big Shed Brewing.
And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have a song by one of the bands appearing at the Festival, Mums Favourite.
You can navigate episodes using chapter markers in your podcast app. Not a fan of wine? You can click next to jump to the next chapter in the show. We're here to serve!
The Adelaide Show Podcast: Awarded Silver for Best Interview Podcast at the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards and named as Finalist for News and Current Affairs in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
And please consider becoming part of our podcast by joining our Inner Circle. It's an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show. Email us directly and we'll add you to the list: podcast@theadelaideshow.com.au
If you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5-star review in iTunes or other podcast sites, or buy some great merch from our Red Bubble store - The Adelaide Show Shop. We'd greatly appreciate it.
And please talk about us and share our episodes on social media, it really helps build our community. Oh, and here's our index of all episode in one concise page
Running Sheet: Beer & BBQ Festival
00:00:00 Intro
Introduction to the show.
00:02:45 SA Drink Of The Week
This week's SA Drink Of The Week is a collab beer from Big Shed Brewing. It's called 5 Minutes Away and it was brewed for the 2022 Beer & BBQ Festival in collaboration with local band, Bodyjar.
00:11:21 Gareth Lewis and Craig Basford
We are well aware of the impact Covid had on the arts, as well as a variety of businesses and community endeavours, but it seems to really have had something against the Beer & BBQ Festival. They had two Adelaide Beer & BBQ events cancelled, one of them on the day before which must have hurt more than accidentally touching a barbecue hot plate! And they had a third event canned; their home brewed event in January was called off because there was too much uncertainty around the changing nature of restrictions. In terms of major events in SA, this crew has every right to pack it in BUT co-directors Gareth Lewis and Aaron Sandow have gotten back into the kitchen (even if that kitchen is outside) and put together an impressive lineup to ensure the Beer & BBQ Festival can rise from the ashes, so to speak. Craig Basford from Big Shed Brewing, and Gareth Lewis from the Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival, thanks for joining The Adelaide Show.
Buy tickets here for the 2022 Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival
Learn more about Big Shed Brewing here
In my intro, I referenced you getting back into the kitchen "even if the kitchen is outside" and a thought to myself, the art and the act of barbecuing is not as exclusively outdoors as it used to be because when we recorded episode 127 with The Smoking Joint crew, I reckon Grant and the team did a lot of work with their black gloves on the kitchen bench. What is the state of play for serious barbecuers these days? How much action happens away from the barbecue or the smoker?
As a person who barbecues on a traditional barbecue with a chargrill plate and a hot plate, and who is done in 30 minutes, I'm in awe of the more complex and slow approach to BBQ. Are there first steps someone like me could take to start producing the "wow" effect with his barbecue? What would you start with?
Does good BBQ always take a long time?
Is a smoker a must?
How important are thermometers and can I trust them?
A mate of mine, Jesse Donnarumma from Smoke & Steel, always uses meat rubs, etc. Because I don't plough through good meat all the time, whenever I'm ready for a beautiful steak, I want to taste the steak, and not seasonings other than a little salt and pepper. Is that cool or am I really missing a deep vein of gold here?
Pickle juice - can I buy spring gully pickles and just drain the juice from them?
Tell us about the brewers on board?
Tell us about the bands on board?
And give us your in
353 - Radar Reminder App By SA Firefighter Turns Hose On Speeding Our special guest in this episode is inventor and firefighter, Steve Grealy. What attracted us to Steve is the way he encounters problems or challenges and then investigates way to solve them.
In particular, his pair of anti-speeding apps grabbed our attention, which we go into in some detail in our chat.
The SA Drink Of The Week is a Howard Vineyard 2020 Shiraz, tasted with guests from another South Australian podcast.
And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have a song by Jennifer Trijo.
You can navigate episodes using chapter markers in your podcast app. Not a fan of wine? You can click next to jump to the next chapter in the show. We're here to serve!
The Adelaide Show Podcast: Awarded Silver for Best Interview Podcast at the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards and named as Finalist for News and Current Affairs in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
And please consider becoming part of our podcast by joining our Inner Circle. It's an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show. Email us directly and we'll add you to the list: podcast@theadelaideshow.com.au
If you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5-star review in iTunes or other podcast sites, or buy some great merch from our Red Bubble store - The Adelaide Show Shop. We'd greatly appreciate it.
And please talk about us and share our episodes on social media, it really helps build our community. Oh, and here's our index of all episode in one concise page
Running Sheet: Radar Reminder App By SA Firefighter Turns Hose On Speeding
00:00:00 Intro
Introduction to the show.
00:03:10 SA Drink Of The Week
This week's SA Drink Of The Week is a Howard Vineyard 2020 Shiraz, tasted with Belle Baker from the Adelaide Hills Farmcast (a great local podcast if you're a lifestyle farmer in the Adelaide Hills) and her guest for her upcoming July episode, Alex Thomas. Alex is a sought-after speaker in the realm of practical farm safety and her website is well worth a visit: Alex Thomas.
00:09:13 Steve Grealy
In Stephen Covey's book, The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, he shares and anecdote about finding ways to overcome our weaknesses. For example, by putting important things you need for a meeting the next day by your front door, means you won't rush off and forget them. In a similar way, senior firefighter, Steve Grealy, has applied this thinking to speeding. He knows he's got an inclination towards being a leadfoot BUT he 100% determined to drive safely and within the speed limit. So, he has co-developed an app called Radar Reminder that acts like a driving coach to keep us alert to speed cameras and road hazards, and make sure we stay conscious of not creeping.
Radar Reminder website
Radar Reminder App for iOS phones
Radar Reminder App for Android phones
Speed Camera Club website
Steve, I love your creative response to understanding your own weakness. I would call that applied creativity! We are going to go into the details of the app later but I'd love to start by hearing a story about THAT MOMENT when you knew you needed to create a tool like Radar Reminder.
You piqued Today Tonight's interest, too, I hear?
It's not your first invention though. You had something involving accelerators?
Some people might think it's a bit surprising having one former member of our emergency services trying to undermine the speed detection work of another service. Is that how you see it? Or do the Fatal Five link all services together.
As a firie, were you ever called to a car accident scene? I don't want to go for any morbid titilation but I do want you to describe what those first moments and experiences are like, where some people's lives have been drastically or fatally disrupted.
What's it like being on duty and "waiting"?
In the city, there must be dozens of false alarms in office buildings and hotels every week, if not daily. How do you psych yourself to be at the top of your game when you know that almost all
352 - Empathy: Where Sex Meets Science Fiction In this episode, we explore the creation of worlds within science fiction with Fay Lee, author of Empathy, and Matthew R Davis, literary horror author, in a conversation recorded at the launch of Fay's book.
The story of Empathy circles around the life of a luxury pleasure-nymph, an augmented human capable of echoing and amplifying a client&rsquo;s every indulgent sensation, and aside from being an intriguing thriller, it also raises many issues about power and privilege.
NOTE: This episode does cover adult themes. Listen with care.
The SA Drink Of The Week is a Norton Summit Vineyards Pinot Noir.
And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have a song by guest, Matthew R Davis, from his band, Blood Red Renaissance.
You can navigate episodes using chapter markers in your podcast app. Not a fan of wine? You can click next to jump to the next chapter in the show. We're here to serve!
The Adelaide Show Podcast: Awarded Silver for Best Interview Podcast at the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards and named as Finalist for News and Current Affairs in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
And please consider becoming part of our podcast by joining our Inner Circle. It's an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show. Email us directly and we'll add you to the list: podcast@theadelaideshow.com.au
If you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5-star review in iTunes or other podcast sites, or buy some great merch from our Red Bubble store - The Adelaide Show Shop. We'd greatly appreciate it.
And please talk about us and share our episodes on social media, it really helps build our community. Oh, and here's our index of all episode in one concise page
Running Sheet: Meet your NFT (non-fungible token) Muse on your NFP (non-fungible podcast)00:00:00 Intro
Introduction to the show.
00:02:16 SA Drink Of The Week
This week's SA Drink Of The Week is a 2010 Norton Summit Vineyard Pinot Noir.
00:04:04 Fay Lee and Matthew R Davis
To some people, the key motivating factor for having sex, outside of procreation, is intimacy. For others, it is power. While others have sex for the sensual thrill or as a drug free pathway to relaxation. In the new science fiction novel, Empathy, Adelaide-based author, Fay Lee, hones in on the controlled application of sexual gratification through the eyes of a sex worker in a bleakly dystopian world. It makes me wonder how Isaac Asimov would have codified this aspect of life in the way that he made the Three Laws of Robotics? Perhaps that might make good discussion fodder for your book group after you've read empathy. But first, let's explore the themes of this book with its author, Fay Lee, and fellow author, Matthew R Davis.
Buy Empathy online
Buy Matthew R Davis books
We are recording this at Fay's book launch and we've all just watched a video in which the people at Hawkeye Publishing gave some background to Fay's journey to publication, while also raising an intriguing observation about the chief protaganist. More on that later.
Let's begin at the beginning, Fay, and flesh out a little of your background to give some context to this chat. You were born in Port Moresby, which is part of Papua New Guinea, Australia's closest neighbour, but which might as well be on the other side of the world. Have you mined any memories of PNG for the world in Empathy, or of any characters?
You also brazenly and proudly dub yourself as an engineer, saying that engineers make the best science fiction writers. Why is that so?
Our other guest for this chat is Matthew R. Davis. Matthew is an Adelaide-based author and musician with more than sixty short story publications to his name thus far. He was shortlisted for a 2020 Shirley Jackson Award, has been nominated for many other accolades, and won two 2019 Australian Shadows Awards. His books include If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Midnight in the Chapel of Love, and the forthcoming novella The Dark Matter of Natasha.
Matthew, I think it's fair to say that your dark fiction is commonly described as horror. Are you comfortable with that and what does "horror" mean to you?
Fay, your publishers said it took 18 months to get the blurb right for this novel. I'd like to
351 - Meet your NFT (non-fungible token) Muse on your NFP (non-fungible podcast) Welcome to your non-fungible podcast as we hear about the Muse Frame.
If you move in technology circles, you would have heard the term "NFT" (or Non-Fungible Token) bandied about quite a bit over the past year or two. However, along with terms like Metaverse and Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, your understanding might be a little vague.
Steve's was, so he invited local entrepreneur, Dylan Blaquiere, CEO of Muse Frame, to give us a layperson's tour of these terms as well as share insights into his new product: A muse frame which can collect, verify, and display your art purchased with an NFT or non-fungible token.
The SA Drink Of The Week is 36S Blood Orange Vodka - nothing Russian here!
And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have Dino Jag back with When The Day Comes.
You can navigate episodes using chapter markers in your podcast app. Not a fan of wine? You can click next to jump to the next chapter in the show. We're here to serve!
The Adelaide Show Podcast: Awarded Silver for Best Interview Podcast at the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards and named as Finalist for News and Current Affairs in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
And please consider becoming part of our podcast by joining our Inner Circle. It's an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show. Email us directly and we'll add you to the list: podcast@theadelaideshow.com.au
If you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5-star review in iTunes or other podcast sites, or buy some great merch from our Red Bubble store - The Adelaide Show Shop. We'd greatly appreciate it.
And please talk about us and share our episodes on social media, it really helps build our community. Oh, and here's our index of all episode in one concise page
Running Sheet: Meet your NFT (non-fungible token) Muse on your NFP (non-fungible podcast)
00:00:00 Intro
Introduction to the show.
00:05:20 SA Drink Of The Week
This week's SA Drink Of The Week is Blood Orange Vodka by 36S from the Adelaide Plains.
00:07:23 Dylan Blaquiere
In medieval times, fungi vice meant to serve in place of. In the 1600s, this gave birth to the word, fungible, which also meant to serve in place of. It wasn't until the early 1900s before usage of the term fungible began to rise, peaking in the past 10 years as a pretty cold, hard capitalist term for describing workers who are "virtually indistinguishable from others" in terms of the value of their contributions in the workplace. But fungibility has returned recently in relation to tokens you can buy to prove ownership of digital assets, aka NFTs or non-fungible tokens. A new Australian technology company based here in Adelaide is champing at the BIT (see what I did there), to have a seat at this table, through a new product called Muse Frames. Prepare yourself. You're about to be immersed in terms like Metaverse, Bitcoin, Blockchains, and Digital Wallets but my goal is to get you through this without needing Google Translate because I want The Adelaide Show to be your non-fungible (or irreplaceable) podcast for interpreting this new World 3.0. To help me achieve that, I welcome the CEO of Muse Frame, Dylan Blaquiere.
Dylan, when was the first time you ever used fungible in a sentence?
Dylan, we are going to talk about your innovation, which is this release of the first Australian digital frame exclusively manufactured to display non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and your collaboration with the Australian Open's "AO Metaverse" but for all of us to appreciate what you're doing, we need some background to this fairly new raft of technical terminology.
Is this a good mud map?FungibilityArt and its ownership (physical and digital)BlockchainBitcoinMetaverses
A five dollar note is fungible. If we both had them and swapped them, nobody would care. Grade 2 corn kernells are the same, no matter which farmer grew them in what country - to be Grade 2 is to be of a certain standard. However, a Lamb Roast Dinner that I make compared to one made by Jamie Oliver, I would say is non-fungible - you can't just swap one for another. How would you describe it?
As an aside, business writer, Michael Gerber's E-myth Revisited is all about building businesses on fungible humans so that you can just replace them ... but Seth Godin in Linchpin says we need to
350 - Eggs In A Days Work Every day, Days Eggs produces thousands of eggs to feed families in South Australia and beyond, thanks to their very clever and hen-friendly farms and systems around the state.
In this interview, we discuss hen living conditions, egg types, cooking with eggs, and even things to be wary of when re-using egg cartons.
The SA Drink Of The Week is Run With The Hunted - see below.
And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we have an original song by Libby O'Donovan, presented to us by Zac Tyler, one of the people behind this weekend's Seasonal Sessions at Woodville Town Hall.
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Running Sheet: Writing wedding vows
00:00:00 Intro
Introduction to the show.
00:04:44 SA Drink Of The Week
This week's SA Drink Of The Week is Run With The Hunted, a limited release wine from McLaren Vale, bottled by Matt Cahill as part of his musical album of the same name from his music collaboration project, Evoletah.
00:08:52 Anne and Dion
If you had eggs for breakfast today, there's a darn good chance they were produced by DAYS Eggs, South Australia's largest egg producer. The story behind this farm's production of this humble source of protein is fascinating. So I thought I'd ask the owners, Dion and Anne Andary, to join me to scratch around and peck at all the various topics related to chickens and eggs. Welcome.
As I was planning for this interview, I asked myself, what topic should come first; the chickens or the eggs? I was tempted to start wtih chickens because so much of the egg story these days is focussed on their welfare but then I remembered that eggs have had a chequered history, especially in the west, so I'd love to hatch our story there.
Dion and Anne, you started Days Eggs in 1987. What was the nutritional and public health status of eggs at that time? In fact, Jason Gosseck, writing in Medium, recalled growing up amid the cholestrol scare of the 80s and how the price of eggs plummeted and how his dad doubled down and they had eggs every meal. How did it play out in your world?
Anne, I believe you did most of the sales work in the early days. Who was buying and what was involved?
Have you noticed any changes in egg consumption over the years? Fitness junkies with raw eggs, the brunch culture, the "egg whites good, egg yolks bad" movement, etc?
How are most of your eggs sold today - supermarkets, commercial trade, etc?
For a long time, I never cooked eggs at home, even though I loved having poached eggs when out? I just didn't like the eggy smell when doing dishes. Bizarre! Now I have an egg poacher. How do you cook eggs? Any tips?
We're recording here at Lower Light/Two Wells, which is the headquarters of Days Eggs. Can you take us through the story of how you outgrew your first base and then bought up other farms as they became available?
I'd like to turn to hen welfare now because even this morning in our BnB at Claire, they provided eggs and I recoiled when I saw Cage Eggs. So let's walk through Cage Eggs, Barn Laid Eggs, and Free Range Eggs, because each have their pros and cons.
People argue Free Range leads to happy chickens. How do you know when a chicken is happy?
00:56:48 Musical Pilgrimage
In the musical pilgrimage, we have Don't Feel Down by Libby D
349 - The Violets rise again The Violets, the darlings of Triple J and Music SA in the 90s return with a new album
This is a bumper Easter edition full of audio easter eggs! It was inspired by the Easter theme of "new life", which is why we're focussing on:

The Violets - the band has reformed after a 20 year break
Frankly Gin - they've developed a gin that is perfect for drinking neat or just with soda - it means gin can rise again in our list of guilt free drinks
Michael Mills and Gemma Dandie - have collaborated to create an album of original songs breathing new life into the understanding of female palaeontologist, Mary Anning

GIVEAWAY: Plus we have a copy of The Violets new album, Smoke, Mirrors, And Other Half-Truths to give away. Simple rules. Create a social media post on Facebook in which you tell us what Adelaide street Matt Cahill was parked on when he first heard The Violets being played on Triple J - and make sure you tag @theadelaideshowpodcast and @TheViolets.OFFICIAL - first one wins.
You can navigate episodes using chapter markers in your podcast app. Not a fan of wine? You can click next to jump to the next chapter in the show. We're here to serve!
The Adelaide Show Podcast: Awarded Silver for Best Interview Podcast at the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards and named as Finalist for News and Current Affairs in the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.
And please consider becoming part of our podcast by joining our Inner Circle. It's an email list. Join it and you might get an email on a Sunday or Monday seeking question ideas, guest ideas and requests for other bits of feedback about YOUR podcast, The Adelaide Show. Email us directly and we'll add you to the list: podcast@theadelaideshow.com.au
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Running Sheet: The Violets rise again
00:00:00 Intro
Introduction to the show.
00:06:00 SA Drink Of The Week
This week's SA Drink Of The Week is a new, award-winning gin from Frankly Gin. And Steve was lucky enough to do a tasting with one of the co-founders, Bernie Woods.
00:12:28 Matt Cahill, The Violets
I like to write my own introductions to interviews but the wordsmithery I've found online for the subject of this interview, the band The Violets, is so sublime, I'm just going to use it verbatim: From the day they first formed in Adelaide, back in 1990, The Violets were an enigma. Created from a fusion of shimmering guitar lines, sonic abstraction and an almost cinematic vision, they smashed together light and dark, and made beautiful agony dance cheek to cheek with pretty mystery. It was pop, it was prog, it was flat out indie rock but it was never quite like anything else. And I think we'll discover that our guest today is quite like nobody else, singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer: Matt Cahill.
Before we start plucking the petals of the flower that is the story of the band and of the music industry, let's stop and smell The Violets with Mary who?
MARY WHO?
This is where I start with a confession. I just wasn't around in Australia in the 90s. I was living and working in Hungary and then moved to England (yes, dear listener, Alexis Cattely. take a sip - he has a drinking game based on how often I bring my time working for Radio Budapest into the conversation). As a result, the 90s really is a dark area in the map of my musical memory. That applies to everyone, for example, I only just discovered The Cat Empire in time for their goodbye concert. So, I am coming to this interview with no nostalgia, with no common points of reference, so I'll apologise in advance for any awkward questions.
That said, I have recently been introduced to The Violets with your re-release of Leased Regret, and a special preview copy of your new album, Smoke, Mirrors, And Other Half-Truths, and I've become quite smitten. And because of your dramatic history from early success and Triple J airplay, then record company signings, then record company feuds, then the band dissolving, then the band reforming 20 years later, I feel like we have a rare opportunity for
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