Half a million show goers can’t be wrong! One of the world’s most successful Shows, the Royal Adelaide Show, opens its gates this Friday and will run over two weekends. Around 500,000 people are expected to do what South Australians have done since 1840, and spend some time at “the show”. Tonight, we have former chairman of The Royal Adelaide Show, Richard Fewster and current general manager of the Royal Adelaide Show and Adelaide Wine Show, Michelle Hocking.

We discuss

  • How to get the most out of a Show visit
  • Why the Show began
  • Why exhibitors keep coming
  • How the Show board keeps it all relevant
  • What people get up to on the Ferris Wheel

Also appearing on the Royal Adelaide Show episode

We get to taste the SA Gourmet Goodie Bag

In the musical pilgrimage, we hear a track that would suit sideshow alley after dark from Calling Utopia

The SA Drink Of The Week is the Royal Adelaide Show’s 175th anniversary commemorative red blend.

In IS IT NEWS, Michael tests us on The Royal Adelaide Show

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Show notes running sheet by timecode

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TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Outtake
Axmen get ready
00:00:12 Theme
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:00:00
Talk Of The Town

David is on extended leave and will return later in 2016.

David Washington, editor of In Daily, gives us a midweek wrap of the news we’ve been talking about in South Australia this week.

00:02:21 SA Drink Of The Week
Royal Adelaide Show 175th Anniversary Commemorative Red Blend … tasting notes
00:10:24 Items Without Notice
The good people at Tuckers Natural have delivered us some advanced samples of the SA Gourmet Goodie Bags, which will be available at this year’s Royal Adelaide Show and are ALWAYS great value. There is $95 worth of value for $20.
00:22:13 Richard Fewster and Michelle Hocking
Half a million show goers can’t be wrong! One of the world’s most successful Shows, the Royal Adelaide Show, opens its gates this Friday and will run over two weekends. Around 500,000 people are expected to do what South Australians have done since 1840, and spend some time at “the show”. Tonight, we have former chairman of The Royal Adelaide Show, Richard Fewster and current general manager of the Royal Adelaide Show and Adelaide Wine Show, Michelle Hocking.
01:27:57 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe. Read the stories. They get published each Sunday. This week, Michael Shanahan delivers the quiz.
00:00:00 Adelaide Visa Council
No cases this week.
01:40:29 Musical Pilgrimage

And our song this week is Don’t Hold Back by Calling Utopia, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.

Dan gave me a couple to choose from but this one has a driving energy to it that evokes the “big kids” end of sideshow alley – dodgems, mad mouse, spooky stuff.

01:51:54 Outtake
┬áRichard has notes … I’m used to being ignored … Pass the water, Steve

Here is this week’s preview video:

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

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