Melanie Usher, aka Melanie Engelmann, is a name known to many radio listeners in Adelaide.

But she also has a following as the queen of pop culture in Adelaide.

Tonight, she stays at home while Taylor Swift plays the ‘Ent Ad’, to be on The Adelaide Show.

We talk radio, news, news making, pop, Oprah, Madonna, and heat!

Her husband, James Engelmann, who is known as the man doing traffic reports to get you home safely each night, also pipes in with some pieces of wisdom.

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

Max Martin from iNform Health and Fitness Solutions – has his Made To Move Minute: He draws some insights from the world of pop culture.

Our SA Drink of the week is a Farmers Union Iced Coffee.

Music is Hope by Christian Andrew

David Washington from In Daily has his Midweek News Wrap, Talk Of The Town.

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00:00:00 Outtake
 Now crossing to Mel in the newsroom
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
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.
00:00:00 Items Without Notice
00:07:02 SA Drink Of The Week
We taste a Farmers Union Iced Coffee. Tasting notes.
00:15:16 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: Keep A Broad Approach To Your Health

Nigel and Steve extol the virtues of the Dollar Shave Club. To take advantage of our offer for our listeners in Australia, go to and enter the promo code: ADELDSC. This will get you your 2nd month free. Plus, using that code will support our podcast.
00:20:30 Melanie Usher
Mel Usher is a name known to many radio listeners in Adelaide. She has been distilling and delivering the news to audiences for more than a decade but after hours, she writes and shares about pop culture, primarily through her twitter account, mjgal, but also through an impressive pinterest account, melaniegal.
01:27:57 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.
01:50:40 Adelaide Visa Council
Mitchey-poo (@imagobigbig) NO CASE TO ANSWER
30/11/2015, 10:02 PM
@lazydesu sorry orz I’ll be back to boring Adelaide soon :)Rich C (@Slick_Rick85)Rich C (@Slick_Rick85) VISA GRANTED
6/12/2015, 11:30 PM
@TheAdelaideShow Be there in April and we’ll use Adelaide as a jump off to the Outback & Flinders. Plan to see a Port Adelaide game too!
02:01:02 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week, Hope by Christian Andrew, recommended by our musical curator, Adrian Miller, from Radio Adelaide’s Monday night program, Songcatcher.
02:11:56 Outtake
 Mel Usher or Engelmann?

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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.