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 completed in March 2012. Since then, episodes have continued to appear for reasons that are not entirely clear. The world is not a just place, it seems.

UPDATE 15 February 2018: The Pozible campaign was successful. Details of what I’ll be doing will be posted on Saturday 17 February.

The 9pm GoatFest Tasmania: Click for Pozible campaign

Let’s talk about Goats! GoatFest Tasmania is Tasmania’s Only All-Breeds Goat Festival and Field Day, with everything you ever need to know about goats and goat products all under the one roof. It’s on Sunday 25 February in Launceston, and I want to go. I need to go.

What’s not to love? Like, goats, right!

From now until Thursday 15 February at 2130 AEDT, you can help support The 9pm GoatFest Tasmania, a Pozible crowdfunding campaign. You can ASK A GOAT or its goatherd a question, or set me a GOATY CHALLENGE.

If we reach Target 2, I’ll continue on to Hobart to record a Public House Forum episode like the last one. If that happens, the usual rewards will be available: ONE TRIGGER WORD and THREE TRIGGER WORDS and FORUM QUESTION.

For details, click through now, or listen to this “excellent” promo, either here or on SoundCloud or on Spreaker.

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You can follow the campaign on Twitter using the hashtag #9pmgoatfest.

[Goat sounds recorded at Turkana Lake, Kenya, in December 2016 by Freesound user peterkotrha.]

Senator Eric Abetz

We’ve survived the first year of the Trump presidency, and isn’t it wonderful! But America isn’t looking so good in the eyes of the rest of the world. And here in Australia, Senator Eric Abetz is swimming upstream to spawn.

In this episode there’s talk of Donald Trump, dumplings, stupid people, landlords, disinformation, and the blockchain. Amongst many other things. And Nicholas Fryer takes a look through The Arch Window.

You can listen to the podcast below. But if you want all of the episodes, now and in the future, subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe automatically in iTunes, or go to SoundCloud.

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Merry Christmas, you fucking Muppets

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The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 5 being recorded

Ah, 2017. A year when too much politics is not enough. What a year in Australia. What a year in the world.

For the penultimate episode of this podcast for 2017, join us for this live and extremely wonkish conversation from the wilds of suburban Sydney with two smart and informed panellists.

  • Paula Matthewson aka @Drag0nista, political analyst and author.
  • Josh Taylor, news editor, BuzzFeed Australia.

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the West Ryde Hotel in Sydney on Sunday 17 December 2017.

There’s talk of the Bennelong by-election, Australia’s two-party political system, chocolate, the same-sex marriage postal survey, Donald Trump, China, and even the National Broadband Network. Amongst many other things.

You can listen to the podcast below. But if you want all of the episodes, now and in the future, subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe automatically in iTunes, or go to SoundCloud.

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West Ryde Hotel

In less than three days the citizens you can hear around me — if you listen — here in Eastwood, Sydney, will be voting in the Bennelong by-election, a critical test of Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership as Prime Minister of Australia.

The day after, Sunday 17 December, we’re recording Public House Forum 5 at the West Ryde Hotel. Guests include BuzzFeed news editor Josh Taylor, and political commentator Paula Matthewson aka @Drag0nista.

Come and eat and drink with us. There’s still time to book a free audience spot, so click through for the details. Or listen live from 1400 AEDT via stilgherrian.com/edict/live/ and Spreaker apps.

Here’s an audio update. Listen here, or on SoundCloud or on Spreaker.

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Oh we won’t just be talking politics. It’s about the year, the world, the universe…

[Photo: West Ryde Hotel, photographed on 13 December 2017.]

Australian White Ibis

The 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsWe explore one of the world’s greatest coincidences. President Donald Trump finally does something sensible. And we bring you the latest in science.

There’s also talk of Bitcoin, bin chickens, nuclear weapons, and UFOs. And Nicholas Fryer takes a look through The Arch Window.

You can listen to the podcast above or below. But if you want all of the episodes, now and in the future, subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe automatically in iTunes, or go to SoundCloud or Spreaker.

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The 9pm Edict Summer Series: Click for Pozible campaign

We’ve made it! Thanks to more than 50 supporters, there will be extra episodes of The 9pm Edict podcast over summer. With something secret and special added, because it’s, you know, summer.

You can expect:

  • Sunday 17 December: Public House Forum 5, recorded at a pub (TBA) with a live audience in or near the federal electorate of Bennelong in Sydney during the afternoon and streamed live.
  • Tuesday 19 December: A regular episode of The 9pm Edict, streamed live at 2100 AEDT.

Thank you.

But wait, there could be more. The more you pledge, the more podcasts there’ll be.

You have until tomorrow night, Thursday 23 November at 2130 AEDT, to help support The 9pm Edict Summer Series via the Pozible crowdfunding campaign.

To see how you can buy 25 WORDS HATE or TWO MINUTES HATE, or ONE TRIGGER WORD or THREE TRIGGER WORDS, or a FORUM QUESTION in a Public House Forum episode like the last one, click through now.

Or listen to this audio update, either here or on SoundCloud or on Spreaker.

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You can follow the campaign on Twitter using the hashtag #9pmsummer.

And don’t forget, the next episode of The 9pm Edict will be recorded this Thursday 23 November at 2100 AEST, streamed live via stilgherrian.com/edict/live/ and Spreaker apps. Tune in for the final tally.

[Photo: Sunrise at Bronte Beach, 1 January 2005. ©2005–2017 Stilgherrian. All rights reserved.]

The 9pm Edict Summer Series: Click for Pozible campaign

You do want more of The 9pm Edict podcast, right? Especially over summer? Especially with something secret and special added because it’s, you know, summer?

Well, you’re in the right place. Contribute, and the podcasts will happen. The more you contribute, the more podcasts there’ll be.

From now until Thursday 23 November at 2130 AEDT, you can help support The 9pm Edict Summer Series, a Pozible crowdfunding campaign.

To see how you can buy 25 WORDS HATE or TWO MINUTES HATE, or ONE TRIGGER WORD or THREE TRIGGER WORDS, or a FORUM QUESTION in a Public House Forum episode like the last one, click through now.

Or listen to this “excellent” promo, either here or on SoundCloud or on Spreaker.

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You can follow the campaign on Twitter using the hashtag #9pmsummer.

[Photo: Sunrise at Bronte Beach, 1 January 2005. ©2005–2017 Stilgherrian. All rights reserved.]

Screenshot from Fox News

The 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsA random man shares his fear, a fear we all share. Nicholas Fryer makes life more enjoyable. And you know that end of the world thing? Pffft. The Cold War. That all turned out OK, so what’s the worry?

There’s also talk of gamified urination, paranoia, nuclear war, legumes, gelato, and bamboo. And Nicholas Fryer takes a look through The Arch Window.

You can listen to the podcast above or below. But if you want all of the episodes, now and in the future, subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe automatically in iTunes, or go to SoundCloud or Spreaker.

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Kim Jong-Un celebrating after the successful launch of the missile.  Reuters/KCNA

The 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsDo you think we’re close to a nuclear war breaking out? That’s just one of the trivial questions addressed in this podcast.

There’s also talk of gay marriage, racism, British tourists, more racism, and Senator Malcolm Roberts. And of course Nicholas Fryer takes a look through The Arch Window.

You can listen to the podcast above or below. But if you want all of the episodes, now and in the future, subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe automatically in iTunes, or go to SoundCloud or Spreaker.

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Margaret Court at the 2017 Australian Open

The 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsUS defence analysts can’t trust their own president. Senator Malcolm Roberts takes us to his happy place. And an old woman explains where the homosexuals come from.

There’s also talk of Donald Trump, The Orb, racism, government incompetence, Pauline Hanson, and a giraffe. And of course Nicholas Fryer with a look through The Arch Window.

You can listen to the podcast above or below. But if you want all of the episodes, now and in the future, subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe automatically in iTunes, or go to SoundCloud or Spreaker.

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