The 9pm Edict

The 9pm Edict

The 9pm Edict is a podcast looking at the news and its frustrations. Produced and presented by Stilgherrian somewhere near Sydney, Australia. It contains strong language and disturbing mental imagery.

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June 25, 2022 55 min
The America is disintegrating and we’re going along for the ride — with Bette Midler at our side.

In this episode we talk about American abortion laws, Australian values, quality thinking, Peta Credlin, neurology, flagpoles, and furries.

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The winter series of The 9pm Edict continues with special guest David F Porteous joining us from Edinburgh in the actual Scotland. He's an author, he's a social researcher, he's a podcaster, and he's a lovely chap to chat with. 

In this episode we talk about the hairstyles of royalty, the joys of COVID-19, Britain's brilliant plan to send refugees to Rwanda, minimum wages and living wages, the Thunderdome, the no...
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The winter series of The 9pm Edict kicks off with special guest Yun Jiang, the inaugural China Matters Fellow at the Australian Institute of International Affairs. And guess what? We're discussing China and Australia. 

In this episode we talk about the massive COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai, the possibility of a Chinese naval base in Solomon Islands, recent diplomatic moves of both Australia and China in the South Pacific, China&...
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The autumn series of The 9pm Edict concludes with the implosion of cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Our special guest is David Gerard, author of "Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain" and "Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money".

This podcast is an expression of glorious schadenfreude. But we also talk about garlic, Julian Assange and the battle with Scientology, and even Elon Musk.

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The autumn series of The 9pm Edict continues with a look at some recent space news with astrophysicist Rami Mandow, founder of SpaceAustralia.com.

We talk about black holes and pulsars, darkness and space chemistry, Dyson spheres, tequila, how to get started with astronomy, extraterrestrial life, whether faster-than-light travel will ever be possible, and even that Elon Musk chap and the commercialisation of space.

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Well then. It happened. Anthony Albanese is Prime Minister and Australia has a new Labor government. There's a sense of hope in the air, but there's also a sense of hesitation.

In episode we talk about the election result, obviously. We also talk about the unhinging of the conservative commentators, especially those on Sky News Australia, about the problems in political journalism, international relations, potential changes ...
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Just two sleeps to go! With the election day this Saturday 21 May, and with the polls showing a solid chance of a Labor win, the unhinging continues on all sides. Let's talk about that, and other things.

In episode we talk about the ongoing corflute wars, a certain terrible election advertisement, Scott Morrison's love of focus groups, his character, and the Coalition's housing policy. There's even a brief visit from...
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Nine sleeps to go! As Australia's federal election campaign enters its final days, the unhinging is going through the roof -- and it's not just the politicians who are losing their minds.

In episode we talk about bad journalism, the leaders debates on Nine and Seven, the sexiness of Bob Katter, Australia's Mother of the Year, how all Asian-Australian candidates look the same, lies, the making of the sausages, vaccinated ...
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With just 16 days left in Australia's federal election campaign, the unhinging continues. Anthony Albanese has officially launched Labor's policies, and Scott Morrison's campaign looks like it's starting to get a bit desperate.

In this slightly arithmetic-heavy episode we talk about Tim Wilson's derangement, Pauline Hanson's One Nation, housing affordability, interests rates, that goddam chicken curry, and th...
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We're almost halfway through Australia's federal election campaign, and of course the unhinging continues -- but was it as unhinged as last week?

In this episode we talk about Katherine Deves' hilariously bad campaign video, hung parliaments, the Prime Minister standing firm, inflation, and even Nigella Lawson.

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The autumn series of The 9pm Edict continues with another visit from author, columnist, and reprobate John Birmingham to chat about strategic things, the election, and breakfast martinis.

We talk about the great power competition between the US and China, Nazis, racism, the Yellow Peril, coprophagia, cocktail recipes, and of course the upcoming federal election.

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https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00166/

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We're two weeks into Australia's federal election campaign, and of course the unhinging continues.

In this episode we talk about Vote Compass, disendorsed One Nation candidates, theory of mind, self-proclaimed senator-in-exile Rod Culleton, actor Miriam Margolyes, and Anthony Albanese going down with the 'rona.

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Australia's federal election has been called for Saturday 21 May 2022. In a headrush of poor judgement, I've decided to produce a six-part mini-series of The 9pm Edict with an election theme, with episodes appearing each Thursday. This is the first.

These episodes will run in parallel with the special guest episodes of the autumn series, which will still see another three episodes appearing before the end of May. I am a glut...
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The autumn series of The 9pm Edict continues with special guest Greg Muller, a journalist who's produced, among many things, the podcast documentary series Motherlode, It's about the early computer hacking scene and the origin story of Julian Assange.

We talk about Motherlode and hacking and Mr Assange and WikiLeaks. Obviously. But we also cover the nature of journalism, arsonists, the separation of church and state, sound d...
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In the first special guest episode of The 9pm Edict autumn series we're joined by evelyn douek, lecturer on law and a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Law School, and co-host of the Lawfare podcast Arbiters of Truth.

We talk about all manner of things connected with the online information ecosystem, including the lack of transparency at the major platforms like Facebook and Twitter, the war in Ukraine, Russian trolls, furries, ...
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In a prelude to The 9pm Edict autumn series we ignore the special guests and rant about other things.

In this episode we talk about late social commentary, late night buses, artificial intelligence, tits and teeth, misleading Budget announcements, whiskey, public housing, and of course the forthcoming federal election.

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https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00161/

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Crowdfunding for The 9pm Edict’s autumn series closes in less than 48 hours. This season teaser contains some personal observations on the war, the plague, and the election, as well as a final request for you to pledge your support .

Full podcast details and credits at:
https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00160/

Please consider supporting The 9pm Autumn Series 2022 crowdfunding campaign:
https://the9pmedict.com/autumn2022

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The Edict’s Summer Series concludes with special guest Justin Warren, "consultant, freedom of information tragic, hexagon enthusiast, and creator of the CyberRating™ labelling scheme".

We talk about tyrants, incompetence, Spider-Man, the nature of democracy, bananas, ethics, Elon Musk's brain implants, chainsaws, ASIO. political interference, nuclear strategy, the sunk cost fallacy, and Meta's new corporate values.

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The Summer Series continues with a long, long conversation with Scottish author, social researcher, and podcaster David F Porteous in which we were both horribly wrong. But at length.

In this episode we compare and contrast Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison. We also talk about blaming the poor people, privatising the Moon, Prince Charles, haggis, cheese, racism, refrigeration, Jacob Rees-Mogg, universal basic income, writing, cancer,...
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The Summer Series continues with special guest Leo Puglisi, the young lad from Melbourne who founded and runs 6 News Australia, and who's been copping flak on social media from all manner of politically motivated trolls.

We spoke about how he created 6 News and the trolls he's attracted, fact-checking and the art of journalism, elections, and indeed the upcoming federal election -- including a detailed conversation about the...
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