This week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, Back to Futurist Stephen Yarwood, reintroduces us to the former Lord Mayor of Adelaide turned futurist, to find out what he’s doing on the world stage.

This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is a wine from Turkey Flat.

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel challenges us on stories about transport in Adelaide.

In 100 Weeks Ago, we take you back to episode 147 for with the man behind Bar 9, Ian Callahan.

In a Story Without Notice, we meet Morry Morgan from the School of Hard Knocks Knocks podcast.

And in the musical pilgrimage … we have a song from Zac Eichner.

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Running Sheet: Back To Futurist Stephen Yarwood

00:00:00 Outtake
 Jammies, Teeth, Bed.
Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:27 SA Drink Of The Week

 2014 Turkey Flat Butchers Block GSM … tasting notes.

00:05:33 Stories Without Notice

Through the recent Australian Podcast Awards, I met up with Morry Morgan from the School Of Hard Knock Knocks podcast and comedy school. He had an upcoming episode with Adelaide-based comedian, Ross Voss, and since then, I’ve made his show one of the regulars in my podcast listening. Each episode, Morry has an interesting, down-to-earth chat with a comedian about life in comedy. I’m hooked, so I thought I’d introduce him to you.

Morry, love the name of the podcast. What inspired that?

You started the school back in 2016 after doing a comedy course yourself. If you did a comedy course and ended up doing the business side, are you suggesting the safest way to succeed in comedy is to be a back room guy?

How hungry are we to learn comedy – surely it’s got to be one of the scariest things to contemplate doing?

You’ve got a comedy school running in Adelaide from June 4-8, what is involved?

Click here to learn more about and enrol in the School Of Hard Knock Knocks Adelaide course, June 4-8, 2018.

Who should enrol, and who should NOT enrol?

00:13:50 Stephen Yarwood

Stephen Yarwood’s first appearance on The Adelaide Show Podcast (episode 38 in May 2014) gave rise to a piece of the most trifling journalism we’ve ever seen, and set off some heated invective from commentators like Peter Goers, that all helped raise the profile of our humble podcast. Later, when Stephen returned for episode 80, he’d just handed the mayoral “chains” to Martin Haese and petty coverage of his daily actions seemed to have ceased. Today, Stephen is still in the news but with references like “internationally regarded urban futurist” through his consultancy, city2050.

Do you remember the Kurtis Eichler story, Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood likens tensions between cyclists and motorists to South African apartheid? It was in the Tiser on May 20, 2014.
It opened with this: LORD Mayor Stephen Yarwood has compared tensions between Adelaide’s cyclists and motorists to the South African apartheid, a comment branded offensive by the Chairman of the African Communities Council of South Australia.
“I could have sworn apartheid went out in the 20th century,” Mr Yarwood told podcast show Another Boring Thursday Night in Adelaide. But apparently cyclists are evil and must be rid from the surface of the earth,” Mr Yarwood told the show.

Is your media life much tamer these days?

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.

The Register July 1923
The revival of the proposal in the Adelaide City Council to prevent motor vehicles passing stationary tramcars raises the whole question of traffic control. The extraordinary increase in the number of motor cars— a growth which has occurred in spite or repressive legislation and excessive customs imposts has presented the metropolitan street traffic in a fresh light. Apart from the motor invasion, there has been a natural increase in
ordinary, vehicular, tramways, and pedestrian traffic. The – former “farinaceous village” is now a city – with a city’s prestige, problems, and — perils. In one respect Adelaide enjoys an immense advantage over some other capitals in the regulation of the traffic— the width of its principal streets. Sir Arthur Cocks, the Treasurer of New South Wales, waxed satirical on a recent visit here at the expense of a city which permitted motors to pass motionless tram cars. In Sydney the thing is not done. But the important difference between conditions in Adelaide and Sydney is that King William street could comfort ably accommodate both George and Pitt streets as regards width, and perhaps take in Castlereagh street at a pinch ! Sydney streets are much more dangerous than Adelaide thoroughfares, and, if motors : were allowed to pass trams taking up or setting down passengers in any of the three narrow roadways mentioned, there would doubtless be many more accidents.

News December 1938
Today’s Decisions by Adelaide City Council
PROPOSALS to reduce the size of King William street taxi stands and transfer some of the cars to new stands in other streets were approved at the Adelaide City Council meeting this afternoon. On the recommendation of the parliamentary and bylaws committee, the council decided to allow only one car on each of the stands in King William street between North terrace and Victoria square. The 14 taxis displaced from King William Street under this scheme will occupy -single- car stands in Grenfell Street. Rundle Street. Hindley Street and North Terrace. The council decided to abandon the idea of permitting taxis to park in front of fire hydrants. This suggestion was strongly opposed by the Fire Brigades Board.

The Advertiser December 1953
Kent Town Parking Problems
Kensington and Norwood Council last night expressed concern at the allowance of the Adelaide City Council to make portion of the east parklands available for car parking. The Mayor (Mr. P. W. N. White) told council the Adelaide Town Clerk had intimated that Adelaide City Council would {} consider allowing waterworks employees to use the parkland for their cars instead of Gooden avenue Kent Town. The council appointed a committee comprising the Mayor, the chairman of the works committee (Councillor T. W. Cook) and the town clerk (Mr. S. R. Appelbee) to discuss the parking problem with the Engineering and Water Supply Department.

01:11:23 100 Weeks Ago
We opened the vault to go back 100 weeks to a night at the now closed, Bar 9 at Parkside, where coffee maestro, Ian Callahan, gave us an in depth chat about all things espresso. What has still stuck with us to this day, is Ian’s lesson’s for maintaining your coffee machine at home.
01:16:12 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Dream, Please by Zac Eichner or by Mastering, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.
01:59:27 Outtake
You’re fine … Down, Stephen, Down

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