This is my second outing as guest co-host on Well May We Say, the Australian politics podcast from Jeremy Sear-Pirko in Melbourne. As usual we had opinions on things. The episode is titled “TVs Just Don’t Smash Like They Used To“.Continue reading “The 9pm Extra: Well May We Say episode 127, “TVs Just Don’t Smash Like They Used To””
It’s now 20 years since Pauline Hanson first entered the Australian parliament with her controversial views. Well now she’s back. At last Saturday’s federal election, Queensland voters propelled her into the Senate.
Hanson isn’t worried about just Asians these days. She’s targeting the supposed threat of Islam. And there’s more — much more — in the policy agenda of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. It’s time to take a closer look.
In this special episode of the Edict, we go inside the mind of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, as Stilgherrian reads their entire policy agenda — live. Every single word. You’ll also hear some of Pauline Hanson’s political wisdom in her own words.Continue reading “The 9pm One Nation Policy Reading”
Papua New Guinea suddenly remembers it’s not a colony any more and acts like a real nation. Nicholas Fryer makes some modest proposals. And there’s terror in the streets of Baltimore.
In this episode, there’s talk of hedgehogs and weasels, refugees and terrorism, and more.Continue reading “The 9pm Victory over the Adult Hedgehog Onesie Bomber”
Finally, somebody understands the internet. Prime Minister Crusader Rabbit demonstrates his compassion towards Syrian refugees. And the Rabbit’s words at the launch of the Australian Border Force in July turn out to have been remarkably prescient.
In this podcast, there’s talk of Nazis, drag queens, Transvision Vamp, and maps.Continue reading “The 9pm Clumsily Worded Press Release”
The 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.Continue reading “The 9pm Get Some Goddam Perspective Again”
My crowdfunding project, The 9 O’Clock Resurrection, has been successful. We have resurrected the finest goat-oriented political and social commentary podcast in the galaxy, The 9pm Edict. Haha. What have we done?
What we’ve done is fund two episodes for May.
First up, “The 9pm Shire”, by which I mean Sutherland Shire in Sydney’s southern suburbs. Our Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, said last month:
“I get so much encouragement when I walk through Cronulla mall, go down the beach, or up to Miranda Fair… On Australia Day we were at the fireworks at Cronulla and I was walking through the crowd and people were coming up to me to say ‘g’day’ and encourage me and congratulate me on what we had done so far, and basically saying ‘keep giving it to ’em and don’t back down’.”
He said residents weren’t against immigration or asylum-seekers but wanted a process that was done “the right way”.
That episode is being recorded this Saturday 3 May, and should be posted on Sunday 4 May.
And because I’m in San Francisco and San Jose later this month, the following episode will be “The 9pm Caltrain” — the Caltrain being the train that runs through that part of the world. That episode should be posted on Tuesday 20 May.
I’ve recorded an announcement, which you can listen to 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 on SoundCloud.
If you’d like to comment on this (non-)episode — or suggest people, places or things that I should check out — please add your comment below, or Skype to stilgherrian or phone Sydney +61 2 8011 3733.
You can also check out the progress videos I made on the YouTube playlist.
[Credits: The 9pm Edict theme by mansardian, from The Freesound Project. Photograph of Stilgherrian taken 29 March 2009 by misswired, used by permission.]