The 9pm Edict

The 9pm Edict is a podcast looking at the news and its frustrations. Series 1 of The 9pm Edict, a total of 20 episodes, was finally completed in March 2012. Since then, the podcast’s future has been pondered. At least twice. Maybe even several times. Occasional episodes have continued to appear for reasons that are not entirely clear.

Photograph of someone constructing a bolt bombThe 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsIn last night’s episode, titled The 9pm Inadequate Sense of Occasion, there were three things which may not have been entirely clear. Let’s deal with those issues right now.

One, I failed to identify a commentator I quoted, someone who’d given their opinion of America’s response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Two, my description of a bolt bomb was misleading. Three, I may not have been entirely clear in expressing my opinion of Australia’s Attorney-General.

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[Photo: Photograph of someone constructing a bolt bomb, pinched from the internet. You can search for it yoursef.]

Royal Visit 1954 -- Central Station: click to embiggenThe 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsThere’s terror in Australia’s suburbs. But fear not. Attorney-General the Honourable Senator George “Soapy the Ankle” Brandis QC is on the case. And Bob Garfield speaks true wisdom.

In this podcast, there’s talk of trains, bombs, terrorism, conspiracies, more bombs, and more trains.

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NOTE: Make sure you also listen to The 9pm Supplementary Sense of Occasion.

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In Friday’s edition of 5at5, I said that there’d be a new short video appearing here on Friday night. My errands ran later than expected. That video will now be posted on Saturday afternoon. Update 4 May 2015: This project has been cancelled.

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Photograph of Austin Hatfield of Wimauma, Florida, courtesy of Fox 13 Tampa BayThe 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsThe Anzac Day centenary is just three days away, and Australians are getting the irrits. Tony Abbott demonstrates his usual empathy. And Nicholas Fryer delivers a heartfelt ode to Scott Morrison.

In this podcast, there’s talk of storms, ships, terrorism and theology. And yes, Florida gets a look-in.

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Screenshot of WKYC storyThe 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsAustralia’s Treasurer Joe Hockey wins new friends in Western Australia. Russell Crowe says something sensible. And Woolworths backs down after having created an Anzac Day promotional campaign that wasn’t sensible at all. On Facebook. Serious.

In this podcast, there’s talk of Anzac Day, budgets, boat races, and cheetahs. But nothing about Florida at all.

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Mugshot of Taylor DavisThe 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsA disturbing new news genre emerges from Florida. We discover certain frustrations in relation to the Pie People. And we learn the correct way to respond when Australia’s education minister Christopher Pyne speaks.

In this podcast, there’s talk of government, spin, Joe Hockey, Bill Shorten, and selfies. And Florida. Obviously.

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Recording "Announcing 'The 9pm Intermission'": click to embiggen

The 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsAh yeah, hello. Careful listeners will have noticed that there hasn’t been an episode of The 9pm Edict podcast since early March. And it’s now early April. Sorry about that.

I had most of the pre-production done for an episode on 24 March, and then I got a cold, and then five days later much of what I’d written had become… obsolete as time passed.

So fuck time, basically. In fact, fuck most of physics, because physics does nothing but get in the way of doing anything truly interesting in this world. And fuck science generally.

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But, thanks to some excellent people who made some generous one-off contributions, there will be two episodes of the Edict in April, plus a late-running one from March, making three in all this month. Full thank-yous in the next real episode, which will be on Tuesday 7 April. Just a few days away. Do try to keep your pants on.

[Photo: Recording “The 9pm Intermission”, photographed somewhere in Parramatta on 2 April 2015.]

Screenshot of Guy Sebastian on SBS TVThe 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsAustralia has chosen its face for Eurovision 2015, and it needs a shave. Christopher Pyne explains science. And Malcolm Turnbull explains reality.

In this podcast, there’s talk of logic, leadership, public relations, science and Florida. Obviously.

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Screenshot from Tony Abbott's message, 14 February 2015The 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsCrusader Rabbit sacks his chief whip, and then goes the full crazy racist uncle. And Nicholas Fryer explains the One and a Half Ferrets of the Apocalypse. Ah, such joy!

In this podcast there’s talk of terrorism, shopping trolleys, cheap pinot noir and much more.

Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat.

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If you’d like to comment on this episode, please add your comment below, or Skype to stilgherrian or phone Sydney +61 2 8011 3733. The audio comment judged best for February will win a slightly read copy of John Birmingham’s new novel Emergence.

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