03 August 2019

Keeping us safe from marauding queue jumpers

 We sure did — me, the partner and sprogs. Made all the right moves and spent the preceding period stretched out like a lizard drinking. On a beach no less. Happy little vegemites doing our all to catch the rays of the sun through our 15+ slop and all the slip and slap we could muster.
The world could have gone to the dogs as far as we were concerned.
03:17 mp3

30 July 2019

Our mutual friend

Pray cast your eye across the street. Our mutual friend with the cap. Going down to lay a little something on the TAB unless I'm very much mistaken. I have often seen you chatting with him. And I'll bet you a dollar he talks about the government because there's nothing else he can talk about. Is he a personal friend? 
No. I would call him an acquaintance. 
Well, I am real glad to hear that, because I'd advise you to make it your business to be on the other side of the street whenever you see him approaching. 
 Is that so?  
Why, yes. He's not the simple man he makes himself out to be. Not on your nelly, mate. That acquaintance of yours is a One Nation supporter! 
He's not, is he?

24 July 2019

The Little Aussie Battler (™)

There is a funny idea abroad (by which I mean, of course, in this dry brown land in which we all do dwell) that there exists a minor figure of such truthful grit that every attribute of ordinariness is congealed within their being.

This entity, I am led to believe, is now thought to be putting aside a characteristic reticence and a mug of tea, throwing the Akubra into the ring and stepping flat-footed into the political arena.

Their mission? To wake up Australia.

As soon as I heard that such a quintessential creature was out and  about, I went to great pains to locate it.

Duration: 03:55   mp3 

17 July 2019

Lend me your ears: follow 'The Blather'

My first podcasting experiments were way back in the day. Like 2004! How time --and technology--flies.
Now that I'm back at the microphone my audio musings and such can now be embraced on your mobile phone via a podcast player on your phone or other mobile device.

So you can follow my voice -- aka 'The Blather' -- and I, no matter where your ears are.
If you want there's Twitter too and  on facebook

But hey! App players are great...I will always be with you.
Lend me your ears!.

16 July 2019

Alan Broughton -- biological farmer: Grazing, soil carbon and methane

Alan Broughton is a biological agriculture researcher and organic farming teacher based in Eastern Victoria. He has had extensive experience in farm management and setup both here in Australia and overseas. I had a chance to discuss with him some of the assumptions being made about livestock as climate change drivers and how a new approach to grazing animals can impact on the sustainable ecology of agriculture.

[This interview was recorded in March, 2016]

(Duration:29.01 — 31.1MB)  mp3.

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