The 9pm Underwater Doomsday Conversation with H I Sutton

Defence analyst H I Sutton and one of his submarine illustrations. (Photo: Supplied)

Finally, it’s time to talk about submarines. The spring series of The 9pm Edict continues with a conversation about what submarines in the 21st century can and can’t do with defence analyst and illustrator H I Sutton of Covert Shores.

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The 9pm Extra: Vertical Hold episode 403, “Has Elon Musk sunk Twitter? Should Medibank pay its cyber-ransom?”

The header of Elon Musk’s Twitter page as at 4 November 2022. (Screenshot: Stilgherrian) Inset: Vertical Hold podcast profile image. (Supplied)

Elon Musk finally owns Twitter, but is the social media giant circling the drain or about to become something entirely new? Should Medibank pay the ransom to keep customers’ sensitive medical data safe? I was on this week’s Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News and this is an updated version.

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The 9pm State of Lenny Kravitz’s Underpants with David F Porteous

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David F Porteous expresses joy at the elevation of Rishi Sunak to the role of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (Photo: Supplied)

As the spring series of The 9pm Edict continues, Rishi Sunak becomes the new prime minister of the UK — at least at the time of recording — so who better to join us than Scottish author and social researcher David F Porteous?

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The 9pm Reinvention of All the Things in the UK, US, and Australia

Liz Truss resigns as Prime Minister of the UK, 20 October 2022. (Photo: Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images) Inset: Front page of British newspaper The Sun, 22 October 2022.

There’s so much happening at once! In this episode of The 9pm Edict podcast, it’s all the excitement of history being made — for 45 days.

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The 9pm Curiously Circular Ham and Potato with John Birmingham

John Birmingham is loomed over by a chicken parmigiana, for reasons which are explained in the podcast. (Photo: Supplied; schnitzel photo and digital imaging: Stilgherrian)

The spring series of The 9pm Edict continues with another visit from author, columnist, and man of words in so many, many dubious contexts, John Birmingham.

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UPDATED: The 9pm Trickle-Down Containers of Hackers and Grief

Emirati multinational logistics company DP World pays tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II with a display of shipping containers at their docks in Southampton. (Photo: Andrew McAlpine/Southern Daily Echo)

As the world, and in particular the UK, emerges from the period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, regular service is resumed — by which I mean the usual mix of the stupid and the bizarre.

[Update: This episode was edited on 25 September 2022 to reflect developments across the weekend in the Optus data breach story. If you’re after just that update, scroll in to 55m02s.]

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