The dreaded First Four Shows of the Year curse finally comes home to roost in the fourth show and the result is truly an episode which is all over the shop. The alternative editorial segment called Nongshells returns to no particular distinction and none of the other segments can apparently decide what they are. Stew repeatedly describes the ABC’s Tony Jones as the thinking woman’s fluff without quite knowing whether that’s what he means or whether it means anything, and otherwise has many problems with words. Leapster is adamant that there are too many ads on Foxtel and that most of them are wasting his time trying to get him to watch American Idol, and is otherwise comprehensively under-prepared and disgruntled. Chaos ensues.

 

Direct download: All-Over-The-Shop-20120223.mp3
Category:All Over The Shop -- posted at: 11:10pm AEDT

We'll bet you didn't know that the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is about to turn 20... CEO Natalie O'Brien knows that, and pretty much everything else about the festival that she's run for ten years. Some of the highlights of this year's event include the annual import of "big name" chefs (Rene Redzepi is bringing an entourage of fellow Danish chefs this year), a look at some emerging food cultures (Israeli food, anyone?), and a continued focus on including the various regions of Victoria. And yes, there will be pop-ups aplenty.

It's always great to have nutritionist Rosemary Stanton on the show, and today we discussed the slightly odd concept of food extremism. For example, ex-lawyer David Gillespie has released a book called Sweet Poison; the premise being that you should exclude all sugar (including natural sugars such as fructose) from your diet. Nonsense, we say! A balanced diet is paramount, including an appropriate intake of the fun stuff. Rosemary has just released a book called The Choice Guide to Food, designed to make your trip around the supermarket a tad easier.

Lastly good friend and wine guru Glen Gordon took time out from running his Blackhearts and Sparrows wine outlets to discuss New Zealand wine. Obviously the NZ folks have absolutely defined the Savignon Blanc varietal, but has that variety also absolutely defined them? The industry could be in trouble if world wine trends move on to other tipples. As well as their other famed export Otago Pinot Noir, Guy reckons you should check out their Gewurztraminer (BRILLIANT with spicy asian food) and Hawkes Bay Syrah.

Direct download: Eat-It-20120226.mp3
Category:Eat It! -- posted at: 6:20pm AEDT

Hi and welcome to this week's Breakfasters podcast.

We begin with a segment inspired by a tweet - exploring the idea of re-pitching TV shows. 

Hi and welcome to the Breakfasters podcast.

On this week's episode, we explore the idea of re-pitching a TV show.

Author of the book 'Religion For Atheists', Alan De Botton came in to chat about how religion still has something to teach us in a secular world. 

We talk Syria with Ben McQueen from Monash Uni, and in our regular Touch My History Segment, Oslo Davis from The Age talks cartooning. 

Enjoy! 

Direct download: Breakfasters_120224.mp3
Category:Breakfasters -- posted at: 6:08pm AEDT

Breaking news on Bastion Point. PhD student Mark Richardson, talks about his work on the invasive Northern Pacific Seastar, using molecular genetics to figure out how many introductions there have been in our waters, and how best we can manage this marine pest. Dr Beach tells us of the latest exciting advances in marine science. And an answer to the mystery of Alvin (listen to last week's podcast if this makes no sense for you) and maybe even a dive report.

Direct download: Radio-Marinara-26022012.mp3
Category:Radio Marinara -- posted at: 12:17pm AEDT



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