Announcing “The 9pm Edict’s Public House Forum #3”

[Update 4 June 2016: This podcast recording session will now be streamed live via Spreaker from 1400 AEST.]

Hurstville Ritz Hotel: click for Eventbrite pageThe 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsWould you like to witness the recording of yet another very special episode of The 9pm Edict podcast? Then organise yourself to be at the third Public House Forum this Saturday 4 June.

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.

The panel:

  • 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 podcast itself will be a lot like the first one or the second one.

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.]

Announcing “The 9pm Edict’s Public House Forum #2”

Photo of Salisbury Hotel: click for podcast event page

The 9pm Edict cover art version 2, 150 pixelsWould you like to witness the recording of another very special episode of The 9pm Edict podcast? Then organise yourself to be at the second Public House Forum on Saturday 19 December.

Yes, once more I’m recording a forum in a public house — yes, a pub — where four interesting people will join me to discuss the important issues of the day.

It’ll be a lot like the first one.

The panelists will include:

  • Jazz Twemlow, comedian, columnist for The Guardian, and writer
  • Kate Carruthers, UNSW ├╝bergeek and revolutionary cat
  • Nicole Williamson, Carbon and biotech consultant, or, as her Twitter profile puts it, “Science, Tech, Cleantech, Rugby Tragic, Aircraft Fleet Geek, Women as Leaders/Founders/Investors, all things Startup. Half Canadian, half Australian, half German”
  • … and possibly another.

The venue is the Salisbury Hotel, 118 Percival Road, Stanmore NSW 2048. 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 strictly limited, so you’ll need to book a (free) ticket through Eventbrite. Do it. Do it now.

[Photo: The Salisbury Hotel, Stanmore, photographed on 8 December 2015.]

Announcing “The 9pm Edict’s Public House Forum”

Australian Arms Hotel, Penrith: click to embiggen

Would you like to witness the recording of a very special episode of The 9pm Edict podcast? Yes? Then organise yourself to be at the Public House Forum on Saturday 12 September.

As part of my recent Pozible crowdfunding campaign, The 9pm Urgent Hardware Refresh, I’m recording a forum in a public house — yes, a pub — where a panel of punters will discuss the questions posed by the MEDIA FREEDOM ENLIGHTENED ONES.

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The 9pm Get Some Goddam Perspective

TV screenshot of Julie Bishop, Tony Abbott, George Brandis

For nearly two weeks now, Australians have been more afraid of the fear of the risk of terror that ever before. We’re going to war, and the defence minister is an idiot. But don’t worry about why an event on the other side of the world is suddenly a threat here. We’re going to go butt chugging.

What does any of this mean? Who knows.

But we do hear how terrorism alert rankings serve no purpose beyond encouraging a burst of panic and how we won the war on Thai chilli sauce, as well as the evacuation of the Westfield Burwood shopping centre and how that did not relate to any contemporary issue.

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