It’s September, and that means that here in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring has sprung. In the United States, there’s a thing called Spring Break. But in Australia, things didn’t quite break. It was more of a bruise, though a pretty bad one.
In this podcast there’s talk of Mark Zuckerberg, crime, science, journalism, bruising, the Sydney Push, and more.
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- “Attention Shoppers” audio is from the ABC TV series Problems. The voice is that of Kate McCartney.
- Spring boing sound by 3bagbrew via Freesound.
- Extract from Malcolm Roberts’ press conference, 4 August 2016.
- When Sen Roberts thanked 9/11 truthers and New World Order conspiracists for their science guidance, Graham Readfearn, 1 September 2016.
- “Drone fatalities will be a case of ‘when, not if’,” tweeted @australian, 2 September 2016.
- NSW Recorded Crime Statistics quarterly update June 2016, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, 5 September 2016.
- Some 59% of people think Pringles are at best “a bit shit”, based on a Twitter poll, 3 September 2016.
- “@AlboMP suggests the Turnbull government may have as little as a year in parliament,” tweeted @9NewsAUS, 5 September 2016.
- Wikipedia entry on Slow TV.
- NRK’s Slow TV page, including links to their programs past and present.
- Nicholas Fryer may be found at nickfryer.net.
- “This here is the wattle” is from Monty Python’s Philosophers Sketch, via YouTube.
- Wikipedia entry on the Sydney Push.
- My tweet about Mark Zuckerberg’s Taxonomy of Africans.
- The 9pm Edict theme by mansardian via The Freesound Project.
- Edict fanfare by neonaeon, via The Freesound Project.
- Elephant Stamp theme by Joshua Mehlman.
- Photograph of the Trinity atmospheric nuclear test, July 1945, by the US Government via Wikimedia Commons.
[Photo: Screenshot of Malcolm Roberts press conference, 4 August 2016, from ABC News24.]