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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.

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@702sydney

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English

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GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 1300 222 702


Episodes

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


Are you confused? You're not alone

9/26/2017
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Every day, we’re confronted by practices that confuse us. How does this tap turn on? Are you supposed to remove all your clothes at a Thai massage? It’s not just you.

Duration: 00:21:34


The adventurous life of Lorna from Yarrawonga

9/19/2017
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From seeing Elvis perform on the Ed Sullivan show, to being one of the first tourists in China in the 1970s, Lorna has had an incredible life.

Duration: 00:19:45


The hijacking of ‘Ms’

9/7/2017
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The honorific ‘Ms’ was supposed to be neutral and the equivalent of ‘Mr’. But it hasn’t worked out that way.

Duration: 00:18:42


Putin’s puffer

8/31/2017
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How do you get down from a duck? Unfortunately the answer is no joke.

Duration: 00:16:59


Tiny issue, big argument

8/3/2017
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It’s often the small issues that generate the most heated and passionate arguments between people. In this episode, you’ll hear about how thickly vegemite should be added to toast and whether pegs should be left on the clothesline after use.

Duration: 00:18:08


This is what I live with, again

7/16/2017
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If you live with someone who starts a conversation but then walks away making them impossible to hear, you’re not alone. Does your partner hoik the doona during the night and blame you? Enjoy these insights into domestic bliss.

Duration: 00:20:18


Before the device

7/13/2017
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It’s 10 years since the launch of the iPhone that’s radically changed our behaviour. Enjoy this walk down memory lane before we had the device.

Duration: 00:14:58


Blather 3

7/9/2017
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In this Blather, Jonathan Green and James Valentine wonder if Australians should accept the feral pest, even if it means embracing a super cane toad.

Duration: 00:25:40


Pineapple food crimes

6/29/2017
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There was a time when adding pineapple to dishes was seen as sophisticated and modern. But today, it’s a food crime. You won’t believe some of the pineapple food combinations.

Duration: 00:20:24


You are an Ex

6/20/2017
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When you no longer work at a job, you can spill the beans about what really goes on. Hear former real estate agents, legal secretaries and librarians reveal the secrets about their profession. You’ll be amazed, amused and horrified at the revelations.

Duration: 00:25:41


Slate Culture Gabfest Oz Special

5/30/2017
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Slate Culture Gabfest is a weekly podcast in which three commentators discuss every aspect of popular culture. Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf and Dana Stevens were in Australia for talks.

Duration: 00:25:12


Who has the most first world problem?

5/23/2017
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‘First world problem’ is a phrase that describes minor issues that only afflict the privileged. Given we live in a first world country, there are plenty of examples to choose from. But what’s the most first world problem?

Duration: 00:17:05


What advice have you actually followed?

4/20/2017
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Wherever you turn, there’s advice on health, cooking, cleaning, relationships and finances. But does anyone use this advice? In this investigation, James discovers there’s at least one trusted source.

Duration: 00:15:38


Temptation at self-scan checkouts

4/20/2017
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What’s your behaviour at a self-scan checkout at the supermarket? Do you wrongly enter produce? Or, like James, only discover when you get to the car that you didn’t scan a tin of tuna and can’t be bothered to rectify your mistake?

Duration: 00:18:12


Blather Mark 2: Spoiled by choice

4/6/2017
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James Valentine and Jonathan Green. Just like Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales, but blokier.

Duration: 00:26:14


Home remedies

4/4/2017
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You’ll be amazed at some of the home remedies people use for ailments. Be prepared to hear how leeches, urine and potatoes can cure all manner of ills.

Duration: 00:16:35


You’re freaking me out

3/28/2017
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As kids, of course we’re scared of spiders and things that go bump in the night. But why are we scared of bridges, pigeons and magic pianos? In this episode, we explore childhood fears that shouldn’t be fears at all.

Duration: 00:18:37

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