xmas-eve-2013In a time-shifting feat that would impress Dr Who, the team gathered on Xmas Eve to record a Boxing Day edition of our podcast.

As you would expect, with a gathering of Adelaideans relaxing on a balmy evening, the chatter wanders from topic to topic, including:

  • The Rundle Mall makeover, in particular, the latest rebuke from Sunday Mail columnist, Petra Starke, regarding the lack of Xmas decorations
  • Surviving and/or enjoying Adelaide’s long, hot summers
  • How our minds play tricks on us during moments of crisis and/or death
  • How to survive the festive season without guilt or major health damage with some level-headed advice from iNform Health and Fitness’, Dr Nathan Harten
  • How to keep your car running reliably on your summer holidays (if you get some)

NOTE: The ensemble included special guests; Karen, Dale and Nardia, along with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe aka Nigel One.

PS: If this is your first ever listen to our podcast, perhaps try episode 017 or episode 016 before forming your opinion of us 😉

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Show notes

Intro: Our original theme song is here, Adelaidee Hoo. Note, throughout the podcast we also use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp and the visa stamp.

Shout outs: Steve sent a cheerio to his wife, Nardia. Colin sent a cheerio to much-loved Granny Valda who turned 90 on the day of the podcast. Karen sent a cheerio to the residents at Sunnydale supported residence at Semaphore.

South Australian Drink Of The Week: Nardia provided an Annie’s Lane, Non-Vintage Sparkling Shiraz. It was the perfect drop for toasting our late patron, Queen Adelaide on such a warm night. Tasting notes.

Stories without notice: There were no stories without notice tonight, at least not formally!

Interviews: There was no formal interview tonight.

Stories From The Street: Dr Nathan Harten from iNform Health and Fitness shared tips on surviving the festive season while having fun. Tony from A-DownUnderMobileMechanics.com.au shared his tips on what we should be doing to keep our cars running over our harsh summers

Adelaide Visa Council: Before the Council this week:

  • @PetStarr [Watch List]

Read this week’s judgements.

Adelaide’s Yesterdays with Colin: The team reflected on their approach to surviving Adelaide’s long, hot summers through the last few decades.

Brett’s Musical Pilgrimage: The Bill Parton Trio returns with Going Away. Brett Monten mentioned how much the film clip enhanced and deepened his appreciation for the song, giving it a totally different meaning. Perhaps listen to the podcast first and THEN watch the video.