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Get a witty, irreverent take on life, answers to dilemmas in The Form Guide, science with Bernie Hobbs, and the Forgotten Sport Report, join Pedant's Corner and enter the Storytelling Competition.

Get a witty, irreverent take on life, answers to dilemmas in The Form Guide, science with Bernie Hobbs, and the Forgotten Sport Report, join Pedant's Corner and enter the Storytelling Competition.
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Sydney, NSW

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Get a witty, irreverent take on life, answers to dilemmas in The Form Guide, science with Bernie Hobbs, and the Forgotten Sport Report, join Pedant's Corner and enter the Storytelling Competition.

Twitter:

@702sydney

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English

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GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 1300 222 702


Episodes

The PLUG Quiz with James Valentine

9/13/2018
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On this week's episode, hear Matt Bevan, Rebecca de Unamuno and Joe Hildebrand.

Duration:00:26:04

The demise of the doorbell

9/4/2018
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James Valentine charts the changing fortunes of a once indispensable part of every home. The doorbell.

Duration:00:18:05

The story you don't usually tell

8/27/2018
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This is the story you leave off your CV or don't raise in polite company because it's too weird or shocking.

Duration:00:23:10

Some people don't like to use windscreen wipers in the rain. Fact.

7/17/2018
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These same people also like to run the fuel gauge on empty.

Duration:00:17:53

Spreadsheets For Life

7/5/2018
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There are people living among us who cannot live without a spreadsheet.

Duration:00:23:15

Going cashless is a big issue

6/24/2018
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The shift to a cashless economy has been swift and mostly painless, except for some.

Duration:00:12:11

Where is the shame in a family secret?

6/21/2018
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From bigamy to discovering your sister is in fact your mother, many families have secrets.

Duration:00:18:16

Tom Gleeson: soft chat, hard read

5/18/2018
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Hard Chat host Tom Gleeson talks to James Valentine for The Books That Made Me.

Duration:00:26:24

The imbecilic invulnerability of youth

5/15/2018
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Many people did wild and crazy things in their twenties. Enjoy this selection.

Duration:00:20:32

Which Looney Tunes character matches what politician?

5/3/2018
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During his visit to Sydney, a tabloid newspaper compared President of France, Emmanuel Macron, to Looney Tunes character, Pepe Le Pew. Why stop there when there are plenty more Looney Tunes characters to play with?

Duration:00:24:18

When did we start carrying water bottles everywhere?

4/11/2018
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Many people carry water with them at all times. But this wasn't always the case. When and why did we become obsessed with water? It's a James Valentine investigation.

Duration:00:18:28

The following contains strong language

3/26/2018
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In print, is an expletive less offensive if disguised with an asterisk? Or does your brain automatically fill in the gap? Why are there so many books using F**k in the title? There’s a language warning for this episode. And a bonus track.

Duration:00:19:37

Hang on, I’m old!

3/6/2018
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Forget the significant birthdays. There are other moments in which it’s clear you’re officially old.

Duration:00:14:38

The Ballad of Barnaby Joyce

2/21/2018
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Barnaby Joyce’s life resembles a country song.

Duration:00:03:24

The unexamined axiom is not worth putting on the fridge

2/1/2018
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Judith Lucy and Denise Scott are two of our favourite comedians. What do they make of James Valentine’s collection of inspirational quotes and advice for life?

Duration:00:20:57

Is Australian sand on Hawaii’s Waikiki beach?

12/21/2017
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There’s a widespread belief that sand from Australia’s beaches was exported to Hawaii to top up dwindling supplies on Waikiki Beach. Truth or myth? James Valentine investigates.

Duration:00:21:35

A very guilty Christmas

12/14/2017
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If you’re way behind on your Christmas to-do list, get a boost by hearing from those who feel guilty rather than festive at this time of the year.

Duration:00:15:14

Christmas traditions to reject

12/10/2017
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If the prospect of an upside down Christmas tree chills you to the core, you're in good company. And how about Alan Rickman? He's the bad guy in two Christmas movies, Die Hard and Love Actually. Tis the season.

Duration:00:24:26

Share bikes and the rise of the dump economy

11/7/2017
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Wander along a Sydney footpath and you’re likely to see an awkwardly placed share bike. It got James thinking. What else could be left and shared and left again? And are we heading towards a dump economy?

Duration:00:21:55

Cruel, unusual yet amusing punishment

10/23/2017
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There was a time when students were punished, sometimes with cane and strap but sometimes in far more bizarre ways.

Duration:00:19:53