Charlie, Steve and Nigel under the red moon

UPDATE: Charlie-Helen Robinson has issued a statement to clarify a comment she made in this week’s podcast about taxpayer money possibly being used to print election material for some candidates in the local council elections in the City Of Charles Sturt. She says she made a ‘boo boo’ and apologises unreservedly. 13/10/14

This week, Adelaide joined the world in observing a full, lunar eclipse and we are sure the lunar effect affected this podcast episode.

Not only did Nigel get corrected by his wife regarding the time the eclipse will happen (and he’s the science one), but we stumbled into some interesting subjects that Adelaideans rarely talk about until way after dark.

However, we were joined by a prominent Adelaidean, Lynda Pearl-Wilson, a former dress designer, whoe gave us a peep under the controversial burqa.

She was the dressmaker to a Serbian Muslim woman in Adelaide and will reveal some unexpected requests and beliefs that put paid to the vile, fear-stoked, bitterness that is given full voice in the mass media whenever burqas and other forms of head dress and body covering are mentioned.

It is Mental Health Week and tomorrow is World Mental Health Day, so local advertising guy and committed vegan, Tom Williamson, who has also appeared on our podcast with his Vegan Australia Day BBQ, will combine wine and mental health by sharing a gorgeous selection of Bathe Wines available to all of us at a special price while also raising money for the Black Dog Institute for their research into mental illness.

This week is also the last of our play-at-home editions of Is It News and it takes us to the Western Suburbs. Good luck.

Local radio legend, FIVEaa’s Andrew Reimer, drops by with a recording session of announcements for our podcast. NOTE: These were recorded live on his radio program last Sunday night.

And not only does Phil Paviour provide us with his newest song, he also helps us pronounce his surname!

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00:00:00 Outtake  Our first councillor
00:00:15 Theme Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:23 South Australian Drink Of The Week

Bathe Wines 2011 McLaren Vale Shiraz from Bathe Wines. Tasting notes.

This wine has great cellar potential and is available at a steal for $150 in a mixed case with Bathe Wines 2012 Sauvignon Blanc – this mixed case is known as the Black Dog Dozen and $40 from every sale will be donated to the Black Dog Institute to research into mental health, as part of Tom Williamson’s push to raise $5,000 for this research. Hear Tom explain it in our show. Buy the Black Dog Dozen online now.

Also as as part of Mental Health Week we referenced this excellent article by North Adelaide Psychologist, Alexandra Frost, who appeared on our podcast in episode 36, entitled, Mental health begins with you: A psychologist shares 10 promises to herself on World Mental Health Day. It is a great read.

00:09:00 Shout outs

Charlie: Carers

Steve: Happy birthday to my eldest sister, Cheryn.

Steve: Chloe engaged

Nigel: Janet.

Charlie: Jessica-with-a-K-hyphen-May

Steve: Andrew Reimer

00:15:47 Interview: Lynda Pearl-Wilson

Lynda previously owned Australia’s biggest online store selling handmade, vintage clothing called, Designed To Delight. Nowadays, she is preparing to venture into the world of the archiving and librarianship. But amid the politically-charged debate over female head coverings in Australia, she has a story to share about her peep beneath the burqa of a lovely, Adelaide-based Serbian immigrant.


00:28:56 Is It News?

Nigel runs the in-show news quiz, Charlie runs the one for you at home. Email your answers to [email protected]

A. Beachside residents saltdamp solutions

B. Caring for our trees

C. Retirement Village Vacancies

00:38:19 Stories without notice

Steve: Guardian story: In praise of boring cities, by Aaron M Renn.

Charlie: Running for City of Charles Sturt. See Charlie’s update at the top of this page.

Nigel: Burning Man

01:01:15 Adelaide’s Yesterdays
 Nigel leafs through the Drive In schedule from 1963.
01:06:09 Adelaide Visa Council
  • Andrew Rollason @rollo75  (Visa rejected)
  • Paul Wiggins @paulwiggins  (Visa granted)
  • Andrew art Baines @andrewsurreal (Visa granted)
01:15:52 Musical Pilgrimage Phil Paviour with Revolution Comes From The Heart
01:23:15 Outtakes  I’m just a very naughty boy

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