To wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Steve and Nigel have gone through the present cupboard to serve up some audio treats to see you through the festive period.

To kick things off for our audio Christmas stocking, in the SA Drink Of The Week, we chat with one of Australia’s most trusted Sparkling Winemakers, Trina Smith, who has just launched a stunning, SA-based premium vintage sparkling wine, Jacob.

Then we have three goodies.

Firstly, Charles Firth joins us. Charles is a founder of The Chaser – that hilarious comedy team that breathed new life into satire and political comedy on the ABC and now is responsible for The Chaser Report which is not only a podcast but also one of Australia’s top ten news sites, according to recent surveys. This interview was recorded for the School Of Hard Knock Knocks podcast but Steve kept some parts for us, especially a roasting dished out to South Australian Chaser writer, John Delmenico!

Secondly, we interview Nobel Laureate, Professor Barry Marshall, who won the Nobel Prize for his work discovering that ulcers were not caused by acid but rather they were due to bacteria. This interview was originally recorded for the This Pathological Life podcast but because Professor Marshall achieved his breakthrough working with South Australian pathologist, Dr Robin Warren, Steve wanted to share the SA flavour with us.

Thirdly, Steve recorded a chat with Ian McFadyen earlier this year, the man who brought us the Comedy Company. Again, this was recorded for the School Of Hard Knock Knocks podcast but there are two important aspects Steve wanted to share. Firstly, how the generosity of helping someone out actually led to the Comedy Company being possible, and secondly, how happenstance has continued to follow Ian, including some South Australian connections.

And finally, in the Musical Pilgrimage, Professor Flint has chipped in with some goodies of his own, a new album of his iconic dinosaur songs produced in Acoustic Unplugged style.

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Running Sheet: The 2020 Adelaide Show Podcast Audio Christmas Stocking

00:00:00 Intro

Introduction to the show.

00:05:31 SA Drink Of The Week

The SA Drink Of The Week is Jacob, a vintage South Australian sparkling wine and we taste it with winemaker, Trina Smith.

00:18:40 Charles Firth

Charles Firth is a founder of The Chaser – that hilarious comedy team that breathed new life into satire and political comedy on the ABC and now is responsible for The Chaser Report which is not only a podcast but also one of Australia’s top ten news sites, according to recent surveys. This interview was recorded for the School Of Hard Knock Knocks podcast but Steve kept some parts for us, especially a roasting dished out to South Australian Chaser writer, John Delmenico!

And just in time for Christmas, you can buy The Chaser Annual, which is hilarious! And this weekend – at the time of being published – you can join their comedy livestream, The War On 2020.

00:54:15 Professor Barry Marshall

Professor Barry Marshall AC FRACP FRS FAA is an Australian physician, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, and Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Western Australia. He won the Nobel Prize for his work discovering that ulcers were not caused by acid but rather they were due to bacteria. This interview was originally recorded for the This Pathological Life podcast but because Professor Marshall achieved his breakthrough working with South Australian pathologist, Dr Robin Warren, Steve wanted to share the SA flavour with us. Steve produces the pathology podcast for Clinpath Pathology with Dr Travis Brown, who you hear in the interview but Steve forgot to credit until the end of the show. Whoops!

01:24:46 Ian McFadyen

Ian McFadyen is the man who created The Comedy Company – a comedy icon on Australian TV in the late 80s and early 90s. He’s had a broad career but in this interview originally recorded by Steve for the School Of Hard Knock Knocks podcast there are two important aspects we wanted to share. Firstly, how the generosity of helping someone out actually led to the Comedy Company being possible, and secondly, how happenstance has continued to follow Ian, including some South Australian connections.

01:58:23 Musical Pilgrimage

In the musical pilgrimage, we have a song from Professor Flint’s new album, Paleo Jam, called Rocks And Bones.

You can listen to and download the album from Professor Flint’s Bandcamp page.

Here’s this week’s preview videos.

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.