The 9pm Nine Years of Nemesis and Chocolate Cake with Snarky Platypus

Promo image for ABC TV’s Nemesis showing Tony Abbott, Scott Morrison, and Malcolm Turnbull. (Photo: Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Inset: A platypus, but not that one. (Taronga Conservation Society Australia / Chris Wheeler)

It’s a marathon episode for serious political tragics! I’m joined by Snarky Platypus to discuss the ABC TV documentary series Nemesis about the three recent Liberal Party prime ministers of Australia. But we also find time to discuss other matters.

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The 9pm Artificially Intelligent Millipede Menace with Justin Warren

Justin Warren
Justin Warren’s face is captured by a malicious AI and turned into chocolate cake. (Photo: Kyle Taylor/ABC News)

With so much AI in the news, I thought our special guest for this first episode for 2024 should be Justin Warren, “consultant, freedom of information tragic, hexagon enthusiast, and creator of the CyberRating™ labelling scheme”.

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The 9pm Purpose of Space and the Gravity of the Situation with Dr Alice Gorman and Rami Mandow

Left: Dr Alice Gorman. (Photo: Simon Royal/ABC) Right: Rami Mandow. (Photo: Supplied; Post-processing: Stilgherrian)

Today we look back at the year in space. My special guests are space archaeologist Dr Alice Gorman aka Dr Space Junk from Flinders University, and astrophysicist and founder of SpaceAustralia.com Rami Mandow.

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The 9pm Capitalist Supply Chain of Medical Problems with tropical cyclone avoider Dr Trent Yarwood

Tropical Cyclone Jasper is swirling off the Queensland coast, but a number of factors are making its path hard to predict. (Image: ABC News/earth.nullschool) Inset: Dr Trent Yarwood pictured while pretending to be at work. (Photo: Brisbane Times. Digital processing: Stilgherrian)

As Australia faces another “covid wave” before Christmas — at least if you believe the scary news reports — and with the dirty, dirty holiday season coming up, I thought the summer series should kick off with infectious disease physician Dr Trent Yarwood. And so it does.

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