With South Australia’s economy treading water and facing some rough seas, we talk to Chris Burns from the Defence Teaming Centre about the prospect of this state being the base for building Australia’s next fleet of submarines.

Chris has been talking with the Japanese, French and Germans, and has some insights to share.

Chris also shares insights into submarine design around the world, rivalries between the different branches of our defence forces, political interference in the defence industry, and favourite submarine movies.

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

Max Martin asks: “is swimming the answer to your problems?”

Our SA Drink of the week is a Shiraz from the Coonawarra.

George Inglis reflects on this tumultuous week in politics.

In music, we hear a song launched this week by Ollie English.

In the Adelaide Visa Council, more defendants.

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

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00:00:00 Outtake
Don’t mention Afghanistan
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:37 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.
00:06:57 SA Drink Of The Week
Balnaves of Coonawarra 2010 Shiraz. Tasting notes.
00:09:31 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: Is swimming the answer to your problems?

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Steve is listening to Teach Me: A Victorian Era Romance by Cassandra Dean. Coming close to a romance edition. Cassandra is busy with another book due to launch and another in production.

00:16:28 Chris Burns

Will we or won’t we? That is the question that galvanises many South Australians into unity; the quest to get Australia’s next submarine fleet built here. But lots of derogatory comments about not being able to build canoes along with quips about ‘old technology’ and misplaced technology, can leave those of us on the shoreline scratching our heads. That’s why we have Chris Burns with us this week, from the Defence Teaming Centre, to give us the inside story.

Wikipedia entry for Collins Class submarines

Australian Made Defence

Time To Think
George Inglis reflects on life, usually while riding public transport around Adelaide.
01:18:05 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.
01:41:24 Adelaide Visa Council
Jess Champion ‏@Jess_E_Champion 6h6 hours ago VISA GRANTED
Apart from @TheAdelaideShow can anyone recommend any brilliant Adelaide based Podcasts / Podcasters???Celia ‏@Celz29 NO CASE TO ANSWER
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“Adelaide’s so boring can’t wait to leave this deadend town lmao” BITCH IM GOING TO MY 10TH EVENT THIS MONTH SIT THE FK DOWN & PAY ATTENTION
01:51:10 Musical Pilgrimage

And our song this week, I know you’re gonna leave me by Ollie English, has been recommended by our musical curator, Adrian Miller, from Radio Adelaide’s Monday night program, Songcatcher.

A 19 year blues player who sounds like a 70 year old

02:04:35 Outtake
 PM changeover better than ‘professional’ television

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