You know him from ABC TV’s 7.30. You know him from The Feed and The Roast and Pointless Australia and more. Yes, the autumn series continues with satirist Mark Humphries.Continue reading “The 9pm Snail is Sleeping with satirist Mark Humphries”
The 9pm Autumn Series 2021 continues with philosopher, reprobate, and all-round cleverthinker Patrick Stokes. He’s also half of The Fake McCoys.Continue reading “The 9pm Self-Heating Underpants of Death with philosopher Patrick Stokes”
This podcast returns to my hometown of Adelaide and turns thing inside out, with The Arch Window’s Nicholas Fryer asking me questions. Some of them dig into my past.
We talk about internet influencers, internet advertising, the role of the ABC as Australia’s national broadcaster, the shift in focus of The Australian and other Rupert Murdoch media outlets, Malcolm Turnbull, Korean boy band BTS, The Veronicas, Bipolar II Disorder, the nature of being a writer, Sky News Australia, bourbon, repressed memories, getting older, and the importance of fear.Continue reading “The 9pm Arch Window into the Soul”
As Monday morning kicked off, the Wentworth Falls bushfire that I mentioned in yesterday’s Weekly Wrap was of course a major news story.
ABC 702 Sydney breakfast presenter Robbie Buck asked for locals to talk about their experiences, so I gave him a call. Here’s the three-minute conversation that resulted.
The audio is ©2015 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
[Photo: Firefighters tackle the Wentworth Falls bushfire, 2 August 2015, via the NSW Rural Fire Service.]
It’s time to have a few words about words. Yes, words. Words like “webinar”. Words like “disruption”. And words like “I have no words”.
Elephant stamps of approval go to the staff of American Airlines and Los Angeles International Airport for being fearful of a Wi-Fi hotspot name, and the fans of One Direction who didn’t know what a poppy symbolises.
And there’s more stuff, but you’ll have to listen.Continue reading “The 9pm Words, what even are they?”
Now the AFP was bouncing off a report from McAfee, which from the title I assume is yet another of those “The internet is dangerous, m’kay?” fear pieces. 2012 Threats Predictions. I won’t bother linking, because all these reports from the major infosec vendors are much the same, jumbling together everything from minor vandalism to “cyberterrorism” — whatever the fuck that is — with little critical analysis.
But I suppose it is actually getting this stuff onto the agenda.
For six minutes.
At this point I reckon I should re-link to two of my pieces from the eCrime Symposium held in Canberra in November 2011. eCrime Symposium: Harden up, warns Aussie crime fighter and eCrime Symposium wrap: Satisfaction tinged with frustration.
The audio is ©2012 Australian Broadcasting Corporation. While the audio was posted shortly after broadcast at the ABC NewsRadio website, I’m going to post it here anyway. It’s easier for me than trawling their automated daily audio archive.
This is being posted a full day after the actual radio appearance, even though the post was ready within an hour of the broadcast. Why? Because I didn’t want it on the website before I’d posted last week’s Weekly Wrap. Is that good editorial judgement? Or just a little bit too anally-retentive?