What a year! At the end of 2020 we can’t even gather people in a pub to talk about how terrible it was. Well we can. But we shouldn’t. So we didn’t. We did this instead.Continue reading “The 9pm Year of Brain Worms, Drama, and Despair”
What is the proper position to assume in contemporary media? What is the best way to describe the discussion in this podcast?
This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the Hurstville Ritz Hotel in Hurstville on Saturday 4 June 2016. There’s talk of satire, Tony Abbott, Donald Trump, Malcolm Turnbull, refugees, cartoons, BuzzFeed, human rights.Continue reading “The 9pm Public House Forum 3”
[Update 4 June 2016: This podcast recording session will now be streamed live via Spreaker from 1400 AEST.]
Once more I’m recording a forum in a public house — yes, a pub — where several interesting people will join me to discuss the important issues of the day.
- Mark Humphries, comedy writer and performer for SBS TV’s The Feed, ABC TV’s News Breakast, The Chaser Quarterly, and formerly of The Roast.
- Cathy Wilcox, cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald.
- Paul Wallbank, writer, broadcaster and troublemaker covering business and tech. Described as ‘brain damaged’ by the Australian Prime Minister.
- Margot Saville, freelance writer, Sydney correspondent for Crikey, author of The Battle for Bennelong.
The venue is the Hurstville Ritz Hotel, 350 Forest Road, Hurstville NSW 2220. The podcast recording starts at 2pm — but I strongly recommend that you arrive well before that, so you can order lunch and a few beverages and get into the mood.
Space is limited, so you’ll need to book a (free) ticket through Eventbrite. Do it now.
[Photo: Hurstville Ritz Hotel, photographed on 29 May 2016.]