This week, we sit “among” the Arkaroola rocks with Doug and Mark Sprigg, the father and son of the family that runs the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, where Steve spent a week, early in October. He also interviewed Professor Flint while on site and these three interviews are coming our way tonight.
However, we also catch up with Professor Flint’s writer and producer, Michael Mills, to do the Is It News honours with Nigel, before the professor presents his song about the state’s fossil emblem, Spriggina.
The last time Professor Flint was on the show was here: 204 – Dinosaurs Amongst Us.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is from Lake Breeze.
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear a snippet from Ralf Hadzic, the man known to man as Fat Cat.
We also discuss grammar in an SA Tourism ad and the ethics of op shop clothing for Halloween.
And in the musical pilgrimage … we hear a track from Professor Flint, himself.
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Running Sheet: Arkaroola Rocks
|A Uranium bath?|
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:49||SA Drink Of The Week
2014 Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet … tasting notes.
|00:18:01||Stories Without Notice
The SA Tourism ad for the Flinders Ranges is provoking some interesting commentary. Firstly, the text has a simple, grammatical error. It reads: Get closer to nature among a 540 million year old landscape. You can’t really be among a landscape. You can be among the wildlife and the trees but not a landscape. A few Facebook users have called them out on this. A landscape is a mass noun. And then there is a debate about the age of the rocks around Arkaba Station where the images were shot. Some were arguing they are not 540 million years old, others that they are much, much older.
The ethics of using Op Shop suits for fancy dress.
|00:26:15||The Arkaroola interviews
Doug Sprigg is first. He currently runs the Arkaroola Resort and Wilderness Sanctuary.
We mention the Reg Sprigg biography. Here’s the link.
[We insert a little of Mark’s narration during the ridgetop tour]
Mark Sprigg is next to be interviewed.
[We insert a little audio from the ridgetop tour in which Professor Flint derives a history lesson from an emu]
Then we chat to Professor Flint.
|01:24:36||Is It News?
Nigel Dobson-Keeffe challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
The Mail – July 1949
Chronicle – July 1930
The Mail December 1953
|01:37:27||100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago, we revisit Ralf Hadzic, a media professional who is famous for playing Fat Cat, and talked about all manner of topics from his time at 5MU to hi jinks with Jane Reilly. Along the way though, there was one passage that ties in with week’s show because it mentions a couple of celebrities from local media (the late Noel O’Connor and the late Vaughan Harvey – to match Doug Sprigg mentioning names like Sir Douglas Mawson), and World War Two (to match Mark Sprigg mentioning Sir Mark Oliphant who travelled to Arkaroola to source Uranium for bombs, as part of the Manhattan Project). Here it is.|
|01:41:38|| Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Spriggina by Professor Flint, snuck in by Steve instead of being selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer, because it is a song about the South Australian Fossil Emblem, Spriggina, named after the Sprigg family.
|If I don’t turn your mic off … What’s Professor Flint like to work with? … Spriggina-blah|
Here is this week’s preview video:
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