The Adelaide Show

The Adelaide Show

A weekly podcast recorded in Adelaide that puts South Australian passion on centre stage with a featured guest who joins us each week as a co-presenter to share how they're pursuing their passions. We venture across topics as diverse as history, wine, food, art, music, relationships, critical thinking, health, news, interviews, chat and quizzes. Every single interview, every single show, unlocks insights into what drives people to be doing what they're doing and what keeps them striving. The Adelaide Show is produced by Steve Davis and Nigel Dobson-Keeffe. Please subscribe to our In Crowd list; you get an email each Friday (when we have published a new episode) with an overview of that week's show. Plus, consider joining our Inner Circle; a small group of passionate South Aussies who allow us to pick their brains and gain interviewee suggestions. This podcast began life as Another Boring Thursday Night In Adelaide from episodes 1-79.


May 11, 2024 88 mins

How do you find someone to talk about Sherlock Holmes and his Adelaide connections? You talk to ABC Adelaide – it’s elementary, Dear Watson, and it’s how I connected with today’s guest, Peter Dunn.

The SA Drink Of The Week this week is an award winning Galway Pipe Tawny Port.

And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we feature the new album by Professor Flint.

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Come on a journey into the world of sustainable tourism with Craig Haslam, a pioneer in enhancing South Australia's environmental and tourist landscapes. Discover how Craig's company, Untamed Escapes, is setting new standards in eco-tourism and hear about his advocacy for the region, along with his belief in how the foundation of all good tourism is bases in human-to-human interaction. A must-listen for all professionals in tourism...

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Whether you drink a little bit of South Australian wine, or a lot, your decisions about what you buy and where you buy it from, make a big difference. We sit with three passionate people from the wine industry, today, and they have some tales of woe to share, some stories about labour of love they all carry out, and some messages to those of us who’d like to see a thriving sector of small, family-run wineries who bring texture and ...

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In this important episode, we delve into the complexities of living with disabilities in Adelaide, set against the backdrop of the city's ongoing efforts towards inclusivity. Our guests, including David Olney, Jorja Denton, and insights from Clair Crowley of the Strong & Capable Co-operative, share their lived experiences navigating well-intended urban interventions that sometimes present mixed outcomes for individuals with dif...

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James Rolevink and his wife, Rai, received just under $30,000 to look after vegetation on their Forreston property. That money was a small slice of the $1.3 million paid out to private landowners late last year as part of the State Government's Native Vegetation Heritate Agreement program. James has a legally-binding agreement to look after specified native vegetation and his story is fascinating.

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It’s estimated that half of all Australians are now living from payday to payday, with no money saved up for emergencies. And yet last weekend’s opening of the Fringe saw record, pre-covid levels of people on the streets of Adelaide. We will get stuck into these seeming contradictions with our special guest, Jordon Tomopoulos from the Adelaide Economic Development Authority. Here’s a taste.

And in the Musical Pilgrimage, Atlas Gen...

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WARNING: This episode covers the disturbing topic of domestic violence. 
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Something has snapped for Steve this year and this episode is his response. As he ex...

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November 12, 2023 95 mins

Sweet Songs is a collaboration between Doctor D and Fergus Maximus, multi-award-winning songwriters based in Adelaide. They first worked together in the sell-out Adelaide 2021 Fringe Show SWT_HM_ADL. Since then they have been delighting audiences with their music, stories and amiable on-stage personas. Their debut album Back in ADL is out now and you hear a great sampling of it, with seven full tracks in this episode.

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October 30, 2023 92 mins

We have two Australian Army veterans as our special guests this episode.

The first is the Vice President of the RSL in South Australia, and President of the Magill RSL Sub Branch, Retired Major Meredith Burgess. Apart from being a mechanic for the Australian Defence Force, she became and Officer and spent much of her career in the role of Quartermaster.

Our second guest is Chairperson and Editor of The Top Ender, Tri-Services Mag...

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This year, Davine Productions turns 10 years old and is celebrating with a production of the musical, A New Brain. The brain, heart, and sould behind Davine Productions is David Gauci, and he's our guest today.

The SA Drink Of The Week in from Yalumba - The Signature. This is partly because the wine is superb but also because Yalumba has long been a supporter of Davine Productions. And we'll be joined in the tasting by winemaker, ...

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It's interesting that Australia is poised to vote on giving First Nationsl people a voice to parliament, but for many of us we are not familiar with the voices around us. How many of us know our neighbours or interact regularly with people in our community, stopping for a chat and a shared experience?

In this episode, our political pundit, Robert Godden returns to "read the tea leaves" of where Australia is at regarding voter inte...

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September 20, 2023 101 mins

We round off our month of Tuesdays to mark 10 years of The Adelaide Show with a nostalgia panel, featuring Colin Richard, Brett Monten, and one of our most loved guests, Don Violi - hairdresser to the stars!

Much is covered and discussed, from the emergence of Rundle Mall to the making of Sunday Too Far Away, from Bazz and Pilko causing mayhem at 5AD to the Clifton Pugh nude Adam and Eve stobie pole controversy.

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During the second year of The Adelaide Show podcast, the lineup transitions from a trio of hosts to an interview format with one main guest and two hosts. Nigel Dobson became the permanent co-host, along with Steve Davis.

In this time, the podcast had some wonderful innovations from Nigel, not least of which was the Is It News segment, and a decision to hold topics to a high standard of requiring an evidence-base.

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The Adelaide Show podcast began in 2013 with a mission: to challenge the notion that Adelaide is boring. This special episode is a reunion of the three founders, Steve Davis, Colin Richard, and Brett Monten.

"I remember meeting Colin Richard sharing our frustration at the lazy jokes by comedians on the eastern seaboard about how boring Adelaide was," recalls podcast co-founder, Steve Davis. "We decided to start a podcast and name ...

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The Adelaide Show Podcast began life as Another Boring Thursday Night In Adelaide 10 Years Ago

Tonight, to mark our 10th birthday, we chat with special guest, Owen Eastwood, who helps us reflect on the deeper theme of Belonging, which is something at the core of what this podcast is all about. This has been a community-focussed endeavour and Owen manages to highlight its structure and set out some principles for starting or streng...

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August 21, 2023 59 mins

Do you have books in your home or workplace? And, perhaps more importantly, do you read any of them? Our guest today, Rainer Jozeps, says the presence of books is a symbol of your curiosity and your interest in engaging with the world (my words). However, that utterance was a small park of a bigger issue he drew attention to in In Review, namely, our state government’s dropping of the ball (so to speak), when it comes to arts fundi...

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Trevor Pomery has put plenty of snap, crackle, and pop, into the world of FMCG or Fast Moving Consumer Goods - the kinds of products we buy regularly at supermarkets. Today, upon his retirement, we look back on his journey through the supermarket aisles of marketing and get some insights into how THEY make US buy their products, and why we LOVE it.

And in the Musical Pilgrimage, LJ and The Reckless Horns.

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Unearthed Australian Opal is set to make opal industry history with an unprecedented event, Unearthing Opal Live. This groundbreaking occasion brings together live opal mining and a simultaneous auction of any rough opal discovered during the event. Taking place on August 2, Unearthing Opal Live will be a thrilling 3.5-hour live stream from an opal mine in Coober Pedy, the renowned Opal Capital Of The World. And the Adelaide Show h...

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America celebrated Independence Day earlier this week, on the Fourth of July, so while the spotlight was on the US we thought it would be the perfect time to catch up with New York-based Adelaidean, Josh Pugh aka America Josh, to get a sense of the South Australian expat community in the Big Apple as well as reflect on some comparisons between life there and here.

The SA Drink Of The Week is a gold medal wine, the Baroota Creek 20...

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How has your understanding of and relationship with Australia Day changed over time? What goes through your mind when you hear a Welcome to Country or Acknowledgment of Country? And what do you think of when you hear the term Aboriginal prosperity? These are just some of the questions touched on in this extended interview with Griefologist, Rosemary Wanganeen, who takes us on a journey towards healing by embracing grief. As you'll ...

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