no-donuts Photo Steve DavisAdelaide is building a reputation worldwide as the clean, fresh city in a beautiful state, boasting magnificent gourmet food and ease of getting where you want to go.

But tonight, we cover two topics that contrast against these claims so that, as Adelaideans, we can reflect on where we want to take South Australia next.

The first is the arrival of Krispy Kreme donuts with all the fanfare and plenty of media hype.

While we are the last people to turn down a little hedonistic pleasure, Professor Gary Wittert from Adelaide University’s discipline of medicine, shines a light on the underbelly of donuts and donut consumption.

And then George Inglis (a self-confessed planning pretender and policy wonk) joins us to talk about public transport and share his personal views on what our city could do to run our blind obsession with cars off the road.

In George’s view, frequency is the magic word, along we a rethink about having every type of public transport do the same thing instead of working together for a better system.

Nigel One gives us a great insight into a critical thinking approach when dealing with people who stump you in conversations with opposing views you feel are wrong, we solve the sunset times quandary from last week thanks to Geoscience Australia, and wine rains down from One Tree Hill thanks to the magnificent, Tenafeate Creek Wines.

Plus Adelaide landmarks of childhood, two radio veterans enter the South Australia Register and music from Sun Theory to warm your winter.

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00:00:00 Outtake  Steve and bike mathematics
00:00:35 Theme Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:40 South Australian Drink Of The Week Tenafeate Creek Wines 2014 Moscato and 2012 Grenache. Tasting notes.
00:06:54 Shout outs  Steve: David Pyatt from the South Australian Tourism Commission. Steve: Forte and Paul Allan for our SA Register Theme. Colin: Joey Moore. Nigel: The Flaming Lotus Girls.
 00:11:28 Interview: Professor Gary Wittert
 Professor Gary Wittert, Head of Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, is not a fan of junk food and sweets at the best of times so we thought we’d get him on to share his thoughts about all the hoopla surrounding the launch of Krispy Kremes here in South Australia.
00:21:43 Stories without notice Steve to GeoScience Australia for clarifying sunrise and sunset times and also a quip about QI. Colin: Exploited kid thanks band.Steve: Andrew Reimer and arguments about asylum seekers.
00:34:51 Interview: George Inglis
George is a passionate Adelaidean who occasionally vents his spleen about things he thinks could make his beloved city even better. Lately he’s trained his sites on Adelaide’s public transport. He’s speaking to us tonight as a private citizen with strong personal views on what makes good cities great.
00:52:18 South Australian Register
 Jeff Medwell; Amanda Blair.
00:54:42 Adelaide’s Yesterdays
 Landmarks of childhood – Fowlers Lion Factory, Scotty’s corner, etc.
01:00:43 Adelaide Visa Council
  • Rachel S Rigda (an Adelaide Visa holder) and her ‘adopted overseas brother from another mother’, Colin Payn in London.  (Second stamp)
  • (Holds onto Visa, but now on watch list)
  • (Visa rejected)
01:09:35 Musical Pilgrimage Sun Theory with Beautiful Ghost.
01:17:54 Outtakes  George and his ‘selfie’ obsession

Here is this week’s preview video:

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from 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. South Australian Register theme by Forte and Paul Adams.