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323 – A South Australia Day

322 - A South Australia Day. Jane Fargher, Prairie Hotel on The Adelaide Show Podcast

It’s the 26th of January and amid much reflection on Australia’s history and South Australia’s history, it became clear that we’ve had one omission throughout this community project known as The Adelaide Show.

Even though our full theme song about Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people, we have never done an acknowledgement of country at the start of our episodes. That changes today.

Caitlin Davis, one of our voiceover angels, has recorded it for us and all future episodes will begin with it.

In today’s episode, we have slice of what a South Australia Day looks like.

In the SA Drink Of The Week, we taste Green Ant Gin produced by Something Wild, an Indigenous-owned company supplying Indigenous produce.

With the Adelaide Fringe upon us, we hear Steve Davis interviewed by local media legend, Mark Aiston, about Steve’s upcoming one-man show, A Lunchtime MBA. Please do something different this Fringe; take a slightly extended lunch break and hop into Treasury 1860 for an hour of laughter based on business principles. Oh, and you’ll leave with an MBA certificate!

Then we’ll hear a little about the story of the Prairie Hotel, right up in the Flinders Ranges at Parachilna. Steve had a chance to sit down with Jane Fargher to get the story of the pub that stretches decades in a landscape that reflects millions of years of change.

We also had an interview with Glenn Shorrock, no, not that one, the one from Sterlows Sheds and Structures at Stirling North, Port Augusta. Glenn’s a dynamic bloke who’s creating a new construction initiative in the region, as well as in Adelaide. However, dust got in the way. More details in the show.

And thanks to fellow podcaster, John Murch of the Radionotes Podcast, we’ve been introduced to Matt Cahill from local band, Evoletah, and we get to hear a new song from them.

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Running Sheet: A South Australia Day

00:00:00 Intro

Introduction to the show and Acknowledgement Of Country by Caitlin Davis.

00:05:31 SA Drink Of The Week

The SA Drink Of The Week is Green Ant Gin by Something Wild Beverage Company.

00:18:40 Mark Aiston interviews Steve Davis on FIVEaa about A Lunchtime MBA Adelaide Fringe Show

Here is the New Year’s Day interview from FIVEaa in which Mark Aiston learns about Steve’s new Adelaide Fringe Show, A Lunchtime MBA. In the show, Steve plays Professor Longsword from the MBA School Of MBA Credentials, and everybody who comes to see the show will leave with an MBA certificate.

00:54:15 Jane Fargher, The Prairie Hotel

Steve recently went up north and stayed at The Prairie Hotel in Parachilna. While there, he found some time to sit with co-founder, Jane Fargher. This episode is coming out while the hotel is in its annual summer closure – it’s hot up there! At the moment there are extensive bar and restaurant renovations underway, ahead of the Farger’s 30th anniversary as owners and operators of the Prairie Hotel this year.

And in the spirit of me being a newbie to outback life, I had a mishap with a recording card. Yes, my full interview with Jane was damaged. So what you’ll here is a short video interview I did with her. However, she has pledged that I can return to explore the historic sites up there and when I do, I’ll make sure I’ll take an SD card or three, that can handle the heat and the dust!

01:24:46 Glenn Shorrock

Our Glenn Shorrock we had lined up is not the one who fronted the Little River Band. Instead, he’s the one who has built more sheds than most of us have had hot dinners and is currently creating some new initiatives in the construction industry up in Port Augusta through Sterlows Sheds and Structures.

However, as with Jane’s interview, the heat and dust of the outback destroyed the file and no amount of fence wire was able to help.

We’ll be back in Port Augusta soon and will make sure we grab a fresh interview and get the latest updates because Sterlows is important to the region!

Of course, Steve did meet the other Glenn Shorrock during the 2020 Adelaide Fringe, so he’s slipped in a snippet of that interview which took place out the bank of The Gov.

01:58:23 Musical Pilgrimage

In the musical pilgrimage, we have a song from Evoletah, called Run With The Hunted.

The band is holding the launch of its album, Run With The Hunted, as part of The Adelaide Fringe. Details here.

Here’s this week’s preview videos.

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.

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