This week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, Banking on South Australia, features a husband and wife team that has moved back home from interstate to continue careers while raising a family. Ben Owen, head of small business banking at Bank SA, and Eszter Vasensky, owner of Bloomberri and former marketer/PR for The Big Issue, spend an evening with us discussing the allure of SA and the passion they have for their careers.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is a wine from Joseph Wines.
In IS IT NEWS, Nigel challenges us on stories about banking.
In 100 Weeks Ago, we take you back to episode 146 for with hairdresser, Don Violi.
In a Story Without Notice, Steve recounts his visit to the SA Press Club lunch with the Premier.
And in the musical pilgrimage … we have a song from Courtney Robb.
The #Adelaide Show #podcast 246 delivers compound interest. @BenOwen82 from @BankSA talks #banking and #SouthAustralia while Eszter Vasenszky talks #Bloomberri #Activewear for #pregnant mums and the value of @thebigissue. Plus new #music @CourtneyRobb1 https://t.co/ph1tKJkfGG
— The Adelaide Show (@TheAdelaideShow) May 9, 2018
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Running Sheet: Banking on South Australia
|Nigel in leather|
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:27||SA Drink Of The Week
|2015 Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot … tasting notes.|
|00:05:33||Stories Without Notice
Two Fridays ago, Premier Steven Marshall was the guest at the SA Press Club lunch. Steve asked a couple of respected journos at the event, how they prepare for such “set pieces” and come away with a unique story.
The first journalist was the award-winning, Lauren Novak. The other was the ABC’s Leah McLennan.
|00:13:50||Ben Owen and Eszter Vasenszky|
If you listen to most Eastern seaboard comedians, everything “hip” in Australia is happening interstate and nobody would be caught dead in Adelaide by choice. But through the life of this podcast, we’ve encountered heaps of people who have made mockery of the cheap jokes about SA and actually chosen to make Adelaide home. And tonight’s guests are yet more proof that the tide flows both ways. I talk about Ben Owen and Eszter Vasensky, who have pulled up their roots in Melbourne and returned home.
Let’s start by talking about coming home. Ben, you’ve been in banking all your life and now head up small business banking for Bank SA, and Eszter, you’ve leveraged your PR and marketing world to launch Bloomberri (a range of active wear for pregnant mums). Why Adelaide?
Let’s get the Banking Royal Commission out the way. We’re not delving into that tonight because we don’t have the resources for wading through the discussions and coming up with any new points to make. However, what we’re interested in is how the hearings are impacting people at a personal level. Especially you, Ben, you’ve been a banker for a long time. What’s it like having your profession trashed in the news each day?
Do you reckon this will leave a permanent mark in the psyche of many people in banking?
Does working in a bank affect the way he thinks about budgeting for his household?
The importance of money/finance literacy from a young age?
Is there a shift away from home ownership to renting in Generation Y and Z
You head up small business banking at Bank SA. What do banks look for in people/businesses seeking credit (knowing this might help some people shape their lives to have better success)
The Big Issue
Eszter, you have worked in PR/marketing for The Big Issue, which is the magazine that marginalised people are able to sell on street corners to earn an honest quid. What was your role?
How does it help the sellers – revenue streams, etc?
Luke Morphett: I’ve worked for big issue 5 years. The Editorial staff to a good job to get the magazine out every two weeks and across Australia.
What gave you the idea to create active wear for pregnant women? Up until recently, women have been publicly shamed for not having “perfect” body shapes and your line of clothing seems to worship bumps and curves?
What are logistics like, catering for fashion? People are pretty finicky and fussy, aren’t they? IN which case, what do you do with unsold stock in certain sizes?
How do you get mum models?
|01:01:43||Is It News?
Nigel Dobson-Keeffe challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past. And Adrian, one of Ralf’s popular drivers, also steps in for the challenge.
NATIONAL BANK ON FIRE. FINE SAVE BY BRIGADE.
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register June 1836
Evening Journal March 1886
|01:11:23||100 Weeks Ago
|We opened the vault to go back 100 weeks to a night at Khrome Hair Studio with master hairdresser, Don Violi. It was a fateful night, in which Don laid it on the line and gave Steve the honest truth about his hair – a move that has resulted in Steve finally having some semblence of style atop his head!|
|01:16:12|| Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Shaking You by Courtney Robb, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.
Album launch is Sunday June 3rd at the wheatsheaf hotel… tickets through Oztix
Here is this week’s preview video:
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.