Thanks for dropping by to find out more about our weekly podcast which puts the passion of South Australia on centre stage!
The Adelaide Show is a weekly program recorded on location in Adelaide and in regional ares. It was originally named Another Boring Thursday Night In Adelaide as a provocative challenge to people who lazily labelled Adelaide as boring.
In its current iteration, our guest becomes the third co-host and is involved not only in an expanded interview but also:
- tastes our South Australian Drink Of The Week
- take part in our historic news quiz (usually crafted around a theme relevant to our guest)
- dons the robes for our tongue-in-cheek segment, The Adelaide Visa Council, in which the panel rules on the worthiness or otherwise of comments about Adelaide made on social media in the preceding week
- shoots a preview video to promote the episode after we finish audio recording
The focus is on the people of South Australia and the passion that dominates and drives their lives.
The Adelaide Show team
The lead host is former talkback radio announcer, Steve Davis (now createive director at Baker Marketing) and fellow host is Nigel Dobson-Keeffe, a cognitive scientist in the defense industry, former engineer and amateur artist.
This ‘labour of love’ has attracted more than 2,000 followers on Twitter, 1200 on Facebook and downloads per episode between the 500-1000 mark. The three dominant audience groups, skewed to females, are 56:44, are 35-44, 45-54 and 25-34.
The Adelaide Show experience
The overall feel of the podcast is relaxed with a heightened curiosity to learn about the passion that motivates South Australians involved in a broad cross-section of endeavours.
Our discussions are based on past and current events in Adelaide, echoed through the lives and interpretations of Steve and Nigel, with support from a team of ‘Nigels’ and former hosts who fill in and rotate amid their busy lives.
Graham Burkin from the highly recommended Ampit Productions, snapped the photo here of Steve mid-interview, with the South Australian Drink Of The Week just visible on the desk (an open bottle means we would have already toasted our late Patron, Queen Adelaide, as is done every week) beside a bag of Baristador Coffee.
How to listen
We have actually created a page on this site called How To Listen, which has more detail about how you can find and listen to our show.
Suffice to say, we can be listened to on this website directly, or via Stitcher Radio app, iTunes, Pocket Casts, and many other podcast-listening apps.
The original theme song
Because of its content and the arbitrary fact that Thursday nights were more convenient for the team, an infamous Redgum song emerged as an ideal candidate for the podcast’s original title and theme song.
Written by John Schumann and released in 1978, One More Boring Thursday Night In Adelaide provides a self-deprecating and hopefully ironic title to the podcast. John later appeared on this episode: 130: Adelaide Mates, John Schumann and David Minear.
The royalty fees were prohibitive so we then wrote our own song, click here to visit the Adelaidee-Hoo song page.
Our position on ‘boring’
We don’t think Adelaide is boring at all, so that’s why we created the original podcast title, Another Boring Thursday Night In Adelaide and found that a number of other Adelaideans likewise found it amusing and not offensive.
We think Adelaide is one of the best cities on Earth!
Our original plan was to use 37 seconds of the Redgum song as our intro or theme music.
However, after getting a quote that was well beyond our budget, we decided to just stick with the name and create our own theme music.
I suppose we have proved another Redgum prophecy; it’ll be alright in the long run!
If you are curious about our original namesake song, we’ve embedded this YouTube video below.