073-gill-hicks-linda-fellowsThe South Australian Of The Year, Dr Gill Hicks, joins us to explore connections between the recent Adelaide Hills bushfires, international terrorism and our attitudes toward asylum seekers. Plus we learn more about the amazing qualities of humankind from her first hand stories of experiencing terror.

PS Gill might soon be Australian Of The Year, too. Keep your ears and eyes open around 6pm January 25. Good luck, Gill.

Assistant Commission of Police, Linda Fellows also joins us tonight, discussing the role social media plays in policing, especially during crisis events like the recent Samson Flat bushfires.

Plus, welcome to our new mix of voices with three new contributors:

  • Max Martin with the Made To Move Minute (fitness)
  • George Inglis with Time To Think (public transport and policy)
  • David Bartholomeusz with our Thought For The Week (philosophy, reflection)

We hope you enjoy their contribution. We have some more voices getting ready, too.

Music comes from Semaphore.

Wine comes from the Adelaide Hills via the Arkaba Hotel.

More details and timecodes below.

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00:00:00 Outtake  Drive FM
00:00:15 Theme Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:27 Hello General introduction and chatter.
00:06:35 South Australian Drink Of The Week

Chain Of Ponds 2013 Amelia’s Letter Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills. Tasting notes.

This wine has been made possible by The Arkaba Hotel and its Enomatic System which lets you have your wine by the glass EXACTLY as the winemaker intended and even lets you buy a sneaky shot of a super premium wine without paying for the whole bottle. Tasting notes.

Here’s how to win your own bottle of this great drop from Chain Of Ponds Wines this week. Just write Pinot Grigio on our Facebook Page OR tweet @boringadelaide with Pinot Grigio in the tweet OR email us at [email protected] using the term Pinot Grigio in the subject or body BEFORE 11:59pm, Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Make sure you’ve also joined our In Crowd mailing list so we can email you on Monday, January 19 to tell you how to collect your winnings.

00:13:07 Made To Move Minute

Max Martin and/or Dr Nathan Harten from iNform Health and Fitness Solutions, Norwood, present a thoughtful minute for pondering more ways and reasons to get moving and improve your health.

This week: Exercise Snacking

00:15:28 Interview: AC Fellows
Assistant Police Commissioner, Linda Fellows, joins us to talk about how public feedback via the SAPOL Facebook page helped police in their emergency role.
00:27:14 Is It News? Susan does her best to present three headlines (one real one and two she’s made up) from a South Australian publication – old or new – and the team has to guess which is the authentic news story.
00:32:02 Time To Think Reflections about our society by self-confessed policy wonk and public transport user, George Inglis.
00:34:35 Dr Gill Hicks

Dr Gill Hicks is not only the South Australian Of The Year, she is also a sought after motivational speaker and founder of the London-based not-for-profit M.A.D for Peace and #BeTheBridge.

She began her career as a speaker in the wake of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. She was the last living victim rescued. Both her legs were amputated below the knee, and her injuries were so severe that she was initially not expected to live. She was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital without a name, identified only as “One Unknown”.

And she joins us tonight, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the London Bombings.

00:58:28 Adelaide Visa Council
    • Nik Aisyah Mansor ‏@NikAisyahMansor (Visa granted)
01:06:46 Musical Pilgrimage And our song this week, Accolades by Vicki Bennett and her band Standard Deviations, suggested by Adrian Miller from the Radio Adelaide Monday night music program, Songcatcher.
01:15:28 Thought For The Week
The team from Sunday Assembly Adelaide share a thought or reflection each week to help us wonder more.
01:17:36 Outtakes Sung podcast?

Here is this week’s preview video:


Ben Searcy has been talking this week on the ABC about the writing of the song, Wangary, which is about the Black Tuesday bushfires on Eyre Peninsula which we discussed in episode 72. Here is a video clip for the song.

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk 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.