Tonight we talk science for Science Week with a woman who lives and breathes science in SA, Sumen Rai.

Sumen works for the State Government, helping to bring industry, researches and government bodies together to collaborate on science and technology projects.

We talk about science education, science literacy and Star Wars (don’t ask).

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel tests us on the theme, Planning and Traffic.

George Inglis is back to doing his rants this week after starring in last week’s episode.

Our SA Drink of the week is courtesy of Icons – the gourmet South Australian retailer at Adelaide Airport.

We also introduce our new sponsor, Audible. You can get a free audio book by going to We explain it in the first part of the show.

In music, we hear from Sleepless, a band we last featured in episode 50.

In the Made To Move Minute, Myth Busting – Cardio Best For weightloss?

But first, David Washington from In Daily presents his midweek news wrap, Talk Of The Town.

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00:00:28 Outtake
Gets you in the feels
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:03:01 Talk Of The Town
David Washington, editor of In Daily, gives us a midweek wrap of the news we’ve been talking about in South Australia this week.
00:06:22 Free audio books from Audible

Audible, the Amazon company that makes buying and listening to audible books easy, now has an Australian division and it has thrown its support behind The Adelaide Show podcast by giving you a free book and a free month of access, free.

There are over 150,000 audiobooks available for you to choose from. Choose from an edge of your seat thriller like The Girl on the Train, laugh out loud with famous comedians, or discover the newest releases from Harper Lee, E.L. James and many more. Get your first month free at

Steve is now reading (and highly recommends) My Story by Julia Gillard.

SA Drink Of The Week
Samuel Hampshire from Icons, the gourmet retailer of South Australian delights at Adelaide Airport, selected an Amadio Sagrantino 2012 from the Barossa. Tasting notes.
00:20:37 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: Myth Busting – Myth Busting – Is Cardio best for weightloss?

00:25:16 Sumen Rai

It’s science week so to celebrate we have special guest, Sumen Rai with us.

Sumen’s day job is with the South Australian Government, facilitating new research and development partnerships between industry, research organisations and government agencies. Before working for the state government, she was a science communicator at Adelaide’s Investigator Science and Technology Centre, presenting and developing industry-based science education programs. Sumen is also a photographer, writer and sometimes organiser of events which strike her fancy such as one of Adelaide’s first-ever hackathons, the NASA International Space Apps Challenge.

01:10:42 Time To Think
George Inglis reflects on life, usually while riding public transport around Adelaide.
01:14:24 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.
01:29:31 Adelaide Visa Council
Keni O’Neill (@LothiansKen) – No Case To Answer
16/08/2015 6:19 am
A little late in month, my annual posting of One More Boring Night In Adelaide.… Arty farty cities bring you down.Jasmine (@Jazzypaigexx) – Visa Granted
15/08/2015 11:30 pm
@AGeekyFangirl14 @maia_pouye I understand if it’s boring. I thought Adelaide was boring up until recently. You should definitely come toChris Kotra (@ckotra) – Visa Rejected
14/08/2015 4:47 pm
I’ve heard the phrase ” If you’re bored in Adelaide, you’re a boring person”. Don’t think that is true, especially in winter.
01:41:33 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week, Sleepless with Latitude and Longitude, is one Adrian Miller, our musical curator recommends. Adrian Miller can be heard on the Radio Adelaide Monday night program, Songcatcher.
01:51:57 Outtake
Choosing competitors

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