Ralf Hadzic aka Fat Cat with Steve Davis

UPDATE: See Steve and Ralf in 2 Cats On A Hot Fringe Roof at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe.

Good evening, girls and boys, Fat Cat is joining us on this week’s Adelaide Show in the form of Ralf Hadzic, the man who WAS Fat Cat for five years and now helps escort ‘fat cats’ (well, celebrities and people wanting to live like celebrities) around South Australia via his Life Is A Cabernet chauffeur service.

He is a man born for the spotlight and seems to have an infinite amount of energy.

Steve has known him since their paths crossed at 5MU in the late 80s, early 90s, and tonight they cross once more to give you some dazzling conversation about Ralf Hadzic and Friends.

In tourism, SA only gets 8% of the international tourism market, but Ralf is on a mission to change that.

Also this week, we remind you of our sponsor, dollarshaveclub.com. Remember, get your second month of shavers free when you use the code ADELDSC when ordering.

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

Max Martin from iNform Health and Fitness Solutions – has his Made To Move Minute: Fat Cat’s lessons about sleep habits.

Our SA Drink of the week is a Ballycroft Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Langhorne Creek fruit made in the Barossa Valley.

Music is Only Fair by Mary Webb

*** David was unavailable this week *** David Washington from In Daily has his Midweek News Wrap, Talk Of The Town.

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00:00:00 Outtake
You can swivel your head?
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
Talk Of The Town
*** David was unavailable this week *** David Washington, editor of In Daily, gives us a midweek wrap of the news we’ve been talking about in South Australia this week.
00:02:20 Items Without Notice

Fernando Gros spotted this article by Sarah Kahn: What to do in 36 hours in Adelaide.

Ralf Hadzic’s stories arising from being Stephen Fry’s chauffeur while in Adelaide, including a more background to the story shared on stage by Annabel Crabb during Fry’s performance on stage relating to police behaviour after the drowning of Dr George Duncan.

Aristocracy = Perversion.

00:13:45 SA Drink Of The Week
We taste a Ballycroft Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Langhorne Creek fruit made in the Barossa Valley. Tasting notes.
00:25:08 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: Fat Cat’s lessons about sleep habits. And read its accompanying article: Sleep deprivation a road to diabetes

Nigel and Steve extol the virtues of the Dollar Shave Club. To take advantage of our offer for our listeners in Australia, go to dollarshaveclub.com and enter the promo code: ADELDSC. This will get you your 2nd month free. Plus, using that code will support our podcast.
00:35:25 Ralf Hadzic

Ralf Hadzic is known by many, including former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, as the man who played Fat Cat.

I first met Ralf, entertainer and entrepreneur, when he livened up Saturday mornings on 5MU in the late 80s/early 90s and ever since, I have regarded him ever since as a natural entertainer and a man of high energy and passion.

These days, Ralf runs the luxury chauffeur service, Life Is A Cabernet.

01:54:05 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.
00:00:00 Adelaide Visa Council
There were no defendants this week.
02:04:17 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week, Only Fair by Mary Webb, recommended by our musical curator, Adrian Miller, from Radio Adelaide’s Monday night program, Songcatcher.
00:00:00 Outtake

Here is this week’s preview video:

Link to New York Times article about Adelaide

36 Hours In Adelaide thanks to Fernando Gros for pointing this out.

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.