Adelaide has a solid arts scene.

Our guests tonight have cut their teeth here and now produce theatre that impresses the world.

Andy Packer from Slingsby and Chris Drummond from Brink Productions take us through a story of sweat and tears to facepaint and spotlights and finally to the doom of unprecedented arts funding cuts (this last topic has been held back for a sealed section coming out on the weekend).

Most importantly, we learn about the many ways the arts support our community, directly and indirectly.

Our SA Drink of the week is courtesy of Coopers – the iconic stout fuelled Chris and Andy in their early days of creativity at La Mama Theatre.

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel tests us on the theme, Theatre.

George Inglis merges health funding with the arts.

We tip our hat to 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 a song written for a Brink Productions play, When The Rain Stops Falling.

In the Made To Move Minute, Myth Busting – No pain The Ultimate Gain?

In the Adelaide Visa Council, a defendant from last week returns for a reversal.

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

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00:00:28 Outtake
 Are we funny?
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:50 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.
00:06:53 Free audio books from Audible

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

SA Drink Of The Week
Coopers Stout. Tasting notes.
00:17:32 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 – No pain The Ultimate Gain?

00:21:37 Andy Packer and Chris Drummond
Two hard working, leading lights of the South Australian arts sector join us tonight. Andy Packer from Slingsby and Chris Drummond from Brink Productions. I (Steve) trod the boards with these boys at La Mama Theatre back in the 1980s and 1990s and then left theatre while these two dug in deep for the long haul. They are the authentic exponents of what the arts sector is all about – they have vision, they pursue it, they bring others along with them, they seek some support along the way, BUT they give back many times over by creating a layer of culture that civilisation NEEDS to help it remain civil.
01:14:09 Time To Think
George Inglis reflects on life, usually while riding public transport around Adelaide.
01:17:08 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.
01:36:00 Adelaide Visa Council
Emma (@melouemmylou) – Watch list
24/08/2015 2:15 pm
Now a WHOLE night of entertainment-how can u pass that offer up in this bat shit boring town?!?! adelaide getthere…britt (@brittfanny) – Visa Granted
24/08/2015 6:45 pm
I have always said ‘I hate adelaide, its so boring’ and never given it a chance but adelaide… Kotra (@ckotra) – Visa Granted
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.
01:57:00 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week, is a piece Quincy Grant wrote for When the Rain Stops Falling which, sadly, never got used. It is called My Own Sky and sung by Cam Goodall and was recommended by our guest curator this week, Chris Drummond.
02:06:43 Outtake
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EXTRA: Andy and Chris explain arts funding changes

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.