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.Continue reading “The 9pm Capitalist Supply Chain of Medical Problems with tropical cyclone avoider Dr Trent Yarwood”
The Summer Series continues with a long, long conversation with Scottish author, social researcher, and podcaster David F Porteous in which we were both horribly wrong. But at length.Continue reading “The 9pm Rambling Embarrassment with David F Porteous”
The 9pm Autumn Series 2021 continues with blockchain and crypotocurrency realist David Gerard, author of Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain and Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money.Continue reading “The 9pm Dumb Anarcho-Capitalist Blockchain Scams with David Gerard”
In this episode we, well I, start thinking about the impact of a certain global pandemic, including some references to the past. It’s not all doom and gloom. Kinda.Continue reading “The 9pm His Plague Diary 1”
Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivers the worldâ€™s most tedious Christmas Message. A motorists organisation wants the world to be more predictable, just like it used to be. And Twitter wins the hearts and minds of the world’s media, the puppets.
In this episode you’ll hear what I think about the Prime Minister’s Christmas Message, which doesn’t hold a candle to my own Christmas Message from 2008, let alone the Queen’s Christmas Messages, such as Her Majesty’s 50th such message in 2007; the NRMA’s claim that petrol pricing is too hard to predict and their call for an inquiry; the fact, or supposed fact, that Twitter gets more news mentions than Facebook, even though the latter is much, much bigger; and a really, really stupid tweet from Shahira Abouellail, whose blog is called fazerofzanight.
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