We roam where there are and were dinosaurs amongst us. From prehistoric kangaroos, emus, and koalas, we now must make do with the birds. There is so much richness to ponder when thinking about the dinosaur age and Professor Flint is a superb guide to point out the stories amongst us, too.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is from Koonara Wines in the Coonawarra, thanks to Sally.
Nigel will try to stump us in IS IT NEWS on the topic of fossils.
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from former science communicator, Sumen Rai, reminiscing about the Investigator Science Centre.
We have a brief update about the decriminalisation of adult consensual sex work in South Australia.
And in the musical pilgrimage … Dan Drummond will, for the last time, introduce us to a local song, and it’s called Thank You.
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Running Sheet: Dinosaurs Amongst Us
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:14||SA Drink Of The Week
|Koonara Desolate Soil Pinot … tasting notes|
|00:08:50||Stories Without Notice
|Steve bumped into Michelle Lensink on Facebook Monday night and asked her about the private members bill relating to decriminalisation of adult consensual sex work in South Australia – as a matter of safeguarding the health, safety and human rights of sex workers, which we discussed back in episode 109 of The Adelaide Show.
Well, now a Facebook Page called South Australians for the Decriminalisation of Sex Work has been created by a number of women’s organisations including the YWCA Adelaide, Working Women’s Centre SA Inc, Soroptimist International of Adelaide Inc. and Zonta District 23.If you hear debate in the coming weeks and months, this Facebook Page will provide an informed response to issue of decriminalisation and what it means for our community and for women in particular – something vital in this environment in which a content-starved media will do its best to make everything controversial.
A few weeks ago, Steve took his daughters for a Walk With The Dinosaurs down at Hallett Cove Conservation Park, led by Professor Flint, the singing paleontologist. It was a fascinating tour pointing out just how easily we might lave lost this vibrant window into the planet’s past, including direct evidence of glaciers clearly visible today. So, to sift through the layers of thought and misconceptions I’m sure I have about this topic, we have a chicken and Professor Flint.
Or listen to Professor Flint music on Spotify
Professor Flint, why do we have a hot chicken before us when we’re here to talk about dinosaurs?
In one of your songs, you talk about a wishbone. How important is that?
Why is it important to learn about dinosaurs?
Which of our fauna icons has a dinosaur ancestor? Roos, Emus, Koalas?
There is so much guess work, how do paleotologists construct these models of what dinosaurs were like? Is it possible some might have been bright purple and really friendly?
Why is Hallett Cove so important?
What should we look for and is it the same principle everywhere, such as Morialta or in our backyards?
I met a woman recently who was one of the local protestors who stopped the destruction of the park.
We have to talk about your albums – Dinosaurs Down Under and Dinosaurs Amongst Us. Your songs are stuck in my head – anamolo, namalo, namolo, namolo, namolo, anamoloclaris (what is that), 1-2-3 the trilobites lived in the see, it’s a poop, it’s a poop, it’s a poop alright, it’s a prehistoric poop it’s a copralite. Where do the ideas come from?
I have a love/hate relationship with songs that are trying to educate (contemporary christian songs, songs about causes, and here we have songs about dinosaurs), they often come up making me nauseous. What is the challenge in songwriting when NOT writing about affairs of the heart?
These songs are aimed at kids but many would make great beer hall chanting songs. Are there many traditional melodies used?
Rhyming dinosaur names
I love the opening paragraph describing your show put on last year: Every great story has a hero. In “Professor Flint’s A Brief History of Life, the Universe, and Everything”, life itself — and it’s awesome ability to adapt and survive across billions of years — is the hero. Join us, on this delightful, paleontological, musical adventure and discover where you and your family fit in to this extraordinary story. Can LIFE be a character? Is LIFE or the yearing to survive the key to understanding the universe?
Janis: My kids love Professor Flint and his Dinosaur Stampede song. Question from Ms 10 – is Flinders University a good place to study if I want to become a paleontologist? Yes, she really is already checking out best uni to get there.
CARdinals_book club: Can/have fossils be found in suburban backyards?
Sam Arman (@Samosthenurus): Does Australovenator have floof?
Has anything discovered about dinosaurs, changed your day to day attitudes or habits?
Is there a link between Paleo Diets and paleontology?
|01:29:07||Is It News?
Nigel challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
Observer July 1914
News October 1949
Canberra Times November 1971
|01:39:33||100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago, we dig into the vault to find a snippet of our interview with Sumen Rai, recorded at Adelaide Airport as she flew in from a day of science industry work in Canberra. Sumen is a dynamic champion for science literacy and once worked at the Investigator Science Centre. In this cut, we ask her whether it as a big loss for Adelaide when the centre was closed.|
|01:44:06|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Thank You by Seany MC, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.|
|A tree fossil … I’ll defend Pluto … Jurassic Park dinosaur sounds are wrong … Why is my glass not full|
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