South Australia is poised for another Fringe season with most interstate artists making it across the border before more snap closures due to Covid.

We meet one of those artists in this episode, Charles Firth from The Chaser.

We also chat with someone who is pushing beyond her borders of security, Dr Gill Hicks. She is giving it all in her Fringe show.

And we share a rare recording of Professor Sebastian Longsword, from The MBA School Of MBA Credentials, being interviewed on Radio Adelaide, amid and audience of highly educated listeners.

The SA Drink Of The Week is a Barbera by Spider Bill Wines from the Adelaide Hills.

And in the musical pilgrimage we hear from Matthew and Alice Barker from Roger And The Albatross.

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Running Sheet: Are we there yet? Fringe in a time of Covid

00:00:00 Intro

Introduction to the show by Professor Longsword who has a Fringe show entitled, A Lunchtime MBA.

00:04:57 SA Drink Of The Week

The SA Drink Of The Week is 2020 Barbera by Spider Bill Wines in the Adelaide Hills.

As a side note, Professor Sebastian Longsword featured this wine in one of his Wine and Book Pairings. See how and why he paired it with Poke The Box, by Seth Godin.

00:09:51 Charles Firth

Charles Firth is back in Adelaide with a Fringe show about conspiracy theories related to the Pandemic.

You’ll know Charles from The Chaser and also from episode 322 of The Adelaide Show.

But for today’s interview, Steve asks about the interstate artist experience of heading to SA when their home states are falling in and out of lockdown, along with whether or not to bring your conspiracy-loving friends along to the show.

Here’s the link to The Anti-Expert’s Guide To The Pandemic

00:25:10 Dr Gill Hicks

Dr Gill Hicks is an inspiration. She was the last survivor rescued from the 2005 London Bombings and through the injuries sustained, lost both her legs.

Somehow, that experience of pain and near-death, has shaped her deeply and helped her connect with some truths and insights that are all too easy for the rest of us to see as we skim across life in busyness and routine.

In this interview, Steve asks her about her show and we get a taste of her life-affirming sense of humour.

Here is the link to Still Alive (and kicking)

00:34:46 Professor Sebastian Longsword

Professor Sebastian Longsword from Adelaide’s MBA School Of MBA Credentials, was interviewed on Radio Adelaide Breakfast recently, by Tom Mann and Paul Davies.

Because proceeds from the Professor’s Fringe show go to help The Adelaide Show survive, we’ll entice you with this promise: A Lunchtime MBA is the only Adelaide Fringe show in history in which you can come for lunch and leave with an MBA.

Here is the link to A Lunchtime MBA

00:47:10 Musical Pilgrimage

In the musical pilgrimage, we have a song from Roger and the Albatross, called Trees Have Eyes.

Roger and the Albatross, is a South Australian brother/sister duo, Matthew and Alice Barker. They write, sing, play and dance their originally written, harmonious folk songs that tell stories of love, food, lemons and soap. They don’t like to take themselves (or life) too seriously and enjoy playing pubs and festivals. You’ll often see them share the stage with the talented Ben Roberts from Ukulele Death Squad. Their Fringe show this year is a gig that has theatrical elements and they promise it will entertain!
Here is the link to more information about their show, Roger and the Albatross

Here’s this week’s preview videos – actually, two videos by The Professor.

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.