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381 – Another Boring Thursday Night In Adelaide 10th Birthday

381 - Another Boring Thursday Night In Adelaide 10th Birthday

The Adelaide Show Podcast began life as Another Boring Thursday Night In Adelaide 10 Years Ago

The Adelaide Show podcast began in 2013 with a mission: to challenge the notion that Adelaide is boring. This special episode is a reunion of the three founders, Steve Davis, Colin Richard, and Brett Monten.

“I remember meeting Colin Richard sharing our frustration at the lazy jokes by comedians on the eastern seaboard about how boring Adelaide was,” recalls podcast co-founder, Steve Davis. “We decided to start a podcast and name it after the Redgum song, One More Boring Thursday Night In Adelaide, as an ironic counter attack.”

Another Boring Thursday Night In Adelaide was launched on August 29, 2013, and one of the first segments was called The Adelaide Visa Council, in which the podcasters read out tweets by users who referenced Adelaide being boring. The “evidence” was discussed and if the offending tweets were deemed unfounded, the trio revoked the Twitter (now X) user’s Adelaide visa, and let them know.

“Those who fell foul of our deliberations would often engage in discussion and most of the time they recanted their allegations and had their visas restored, including a former leader of the Adelaide United cheer squad, who was terribly apologetic.”

Early features included regular segments on health (the Made to Move Minute with exercise physiologist Max Martin), and news (headline highlights by InDaily’s David Washington).

Its early, conversational format transformed to a structured, long form interview program by episode 80, at which time it rebadged as The Adelaide Show, having taken credit for reducing online slurs against Adelaide.

The SA Drink Of The Week is a 2016 Highbank Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.

And in the Musical Pilgrimage, Ben Searcy and his haunting song, Wangary.

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Running Sheet: Another Boring Thursday Night In Adelaide 10th Birthday

00:00:00 Intro


00:03:11 Colin, Brett, and Steve

In mid-2013, I spoke with Colin about starting a podcast. And he said yes. Shortly thereafter, I spoke to Brett, and he said yes. The driving themes for me were frustration over the lazy, unfunny jokes and barbs that interstaters and some locals made about Adelaide being boring, a desperate need I had to get out of the rut of working seven days a week, and my unquenchable love for the art of radio. It’s now 10 years later and we’ve got the band back together.

What were your reasons, Colin and Brett?

00:13:55 SA Drink Of The Week

We have a special wine this episode, the 2016 Highbank Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.

As you’ll hear, it is a sibling of the first wine we tried on our first episode in 2013, the Highbank Coonawarra Family Reserve 2004 (ep 1, The Three Kinsmen).

How did toasting Queen Adelaide come about?

00:17:01 Colin, Brett, and Steve

The reunion interview continues …

What were your reasons, Colin and Brett?

The theme song?

It launched in episode 11.

Uncle Colin’s Remembering Adelaide.

The Roma cinema was one (ep 1, The Three Kinsmen)

The Adelaide Visa Council.

Craig Mitchell, a Uniting Church minister who was on our first Christmas episode (number 17, The Nigel Before Xmas), shared this update from Melbourne during the week:

Me talking to oven repair guy today.
Me: We’ve been over in Adelaide buying a house that we’ll eventually retire in.
Him: Right. Adelaide would be a great place to retire.
Me: We like it a lot. We like Melbourne too of course.
Him: I was born in Adelaide.
Me: Really?
Him: Yeah, but I had to get out of there. It was dead boring.
Me: …..

Stories From The Street.

Catherine Lambert was one (ep 16, Local Trash Syndrome)


The Polly Waffle (ep 43 The Adelaide Polly Waffle)

Annabel Crabb, Martin Hamilton-Smith, Stephen Yarwood, Don Violi

Our show titles. Any favourites?

066 – Of News Readers And Tea Ladies
November 27, 2014

065 – Adelaide Undressed
November 20, 2014

061 – Surreal Adelaide
October 23, 2014

053 – The Adelaide Pie Floater 1st Birthday Show
August 28, 2014

047 – Adelaide: City Of Cars And Donuts?
July 17, 2014

039 – Don Dunstan And Gay Adelaide
May 22, 2014

034 – The Adelaide Ring Monopoly
April 17, 2014

033 – Deconstructing The Adelaide Yo Yo Biscuit
April 10, 2014

Episode 014 – Lucy On The Skype With Diamonds
November 28, 2013

Episode 012: Of Kings And Wangs
November 14, 2013

Episode 010: You Are God’s Toilet
October 31, 2013

Episode 008: Look At My Freckle
October 17, 2013

01:52:54 Musical Pilgrimage

Our featured song this episode is Wangary by Ben Searcy.

It was written by Ben in response to him being a cameraman during the Wangary bushfires.

Here’s this week’s preview video

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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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