Mark Aiston is a famous sports presenter on TV and radio and tonight we discuss media and mental health with Mark Aiston because he is about to launch a radio show/podcast call The Mental Health Show. There is much in Mark’s past that led to him being in a unique position to give voice to the realities of attitudes towards mental health and the role that media plays in our mental hygiene, or otherwise.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is a blessing from The Bishop.
Nigel will try to stump us, virtually, with IS IT NEWS on the topic of racing horses.
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from Lily Jacobs who was then the CEO of Renew Adelaide.
And in the musical pilgrimage … we have a song by an artist who has written a book about his struggles with mental health, Trav George.
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Running Sheet: Media and Mental Health with Mark Aiston
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|00:02:41||SA Drink Of The Week
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Mark Aiston began his career as a race caller, observing the punishing ordeal of horses and jockeys settling into the starting gates and then thundering around a track. He saw first hand the heartbreak and the triumphs and the bloody hard work and long hours behind the scenes that the punters don’t typically see. And then, decades later, Mark encountered some of his own hurdles, on one hand scratching himself from the Channel Ten lineup and on another, being scratched from FIVEaa. All through this, the punters were more than happy to share their two bobs’ worth but tonight, we will get him back in the saddle and give him the chance to trot out his memories and take us for a ride across the terrain of media and mental health.
Mark’s new show: The Mental Health Show
Is race calling 100% accurate? To me I think it either happens too fast and nobody notices OR it actually is much easier to follow from the box and you guys just make it sound hard.What makes a good commentator?Before we get to the drastic changes of the last few years, can you take us back to what it is like covering sport.It seems like the cushiest job in the world to so many. Here is a comment from the story about you leaving Channel 10:
When did you notice the wheels getting wobbly? What led to your decision to bail out for survival in 2014.
The Advertiser story about your leaving Ten, has 45 comments online. I want to read a few of them and get your reactions.I hear you Mark, need to
I hear you Mark, need to reajust life’s demands sometimes and prioritise… if stuff needs to go then so be it!
@nik yep pro crow n anti port. Thankyou Mark we won’t miss you.
Well, I do love the fact that I’ve heard of and watched Mark Aiston, while fortunately never having heard of his anonymous and tedious detractors on this page.
Another one bites the dust. Enjoy your retirement Mark. Thanks for the memories.
Getting stressed means it’s not the job for you OR to much work.
What is it like to be the centre of this fury?
That Ashes joke. Talk us through it, please.
You mentioned about being unemployed after 5AA ended your weekend brekky shift, and unemployed people are not the favourites on talkback radio. Have you gained any insights into how “the other half” must feel in our society?
Prefer radio or tv?
I don’t consume much media. I find it gets me down, way too much. It is a sad habit that reinforces itself. In fact, I heard it discussed as an outrage machine – media and social media – and now we have it in our hands for a hit of angst. Will it ever be positive?
My theory about 24 hour news: Stop it. Run bulletins of random length, depending on news. Any legs?
Where and how are we failing on mental health
What are you hoping to do about it
What can we do about it.
Can media be part of a healthy diet?
|01:43:41||Is It News?
Nigel challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
Daily Herald February 1917
The Journal April 1923
News January 1940
|01:56:26||100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from Lily Jacobs who was then the CEO of Renew Adelaide! She has since moved on although she is still on the board. This snippet is Lily’s advice to anybody contemplating launching an enterprise, based upon the concept of getting networks of support and embracing the process of being challenged.|
|01:58:33|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Things Change by Trave George, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.|
|Had four bishops already … you’re the main course … Hall Mark Cards|
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