This week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, will introduce you to Captain Harry Butler, the first person to fly across the Gulf St Vincent to Yorke Peninsula, which he did on the 6th of August, 1919. Our guests tonight are writing a book about Harry Butler, Les Parsons and Dr Sam Battams.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is a wine from GISA.
In IS IT NEWS, Nigel challenges us on stories about aviation.
In 100 Weeks Ago, we take you back to episode 149 for our night in a rooster coop.
In a Story Without Notice, we have a magical story about mushrooms.
And in the musical pilgrimage … we have a song from Elsy.
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Running Sheet: Captain Harry Butler and his Red Devil
|I might take my trousers off|
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:23||SA Drink Of The Week
2015 GISA Ellipsis GSM … tasting notes
|00:08:00||Stories Without Notice
|The missing mushroom picker and his dogs.|
|00:14:50||Les Parsons and Dr Sam Battams|
August next year, 2019, will mark 100 years since Captain Harry Butler became the first person to fly from Adelaide, across the Gulf St Vincent, to Yorke Peninsula, where he delivered mail to a waiting crowd in Minlaton. Although he wasn’t the first South Australian to fly, he chalked up a staggering number of firsts as he pursued his passion for flying that embodies the saying, The sky’s the limit. A book about the fearless aviator is due out soon and its authors, or pilots, are Les Parsons and Dr Sam Battams.
Who’s the pilot, who’s the co-pilot on this project?
Tell us more about that flight 100 years ago. It was more than just the first mail flight across the Gulf, wasn’t it?
Why did he choose Minlaton?
How did he get involved in the RAF during WWI?
Did he really invent Airmail?
What did he set up at Northfield?
Was he alone as an aviator in SA?
What was the Red Devil?
What sort of flying did he do, apart from his mail runs?
Tell us about the crash that ultimately claimed his life?
Where can we see his memorials?
|01:18:37||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 News June 1933
The Mail May 1935
The Advertiser April 1935
|01:32:39||100 Weeks Ago
|We opened the vault to go back 100 weeks to a night in the Rooster Coop with Andrew Montesi and James Begley of the Rooster Radio podcast. Andrew had some empassioned words to say about success, namely that an important ingredient is an appetite for risk.|
|01:42:09|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Intuition by Elsy, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.
Elsy has been pretty chuffed by the work of Chris Eastall as the Executive Producer, and Leon Tran who was the Photographer for the Track Art Cover.
|Just a little more wine … Just a little more wine|
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.