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Idle Australians with James Mathison and Osher Günsberg
OGTV Pty Ltd
James Mathison & Osher Günsberg pay tribute to the unsung heroes of our wide brown land.
2 days ago
Ep 12: Sleepwear king Peter Alexander
The pyjama king of Australia Peter Alexander tells us how he built an empire from his dining table. He is Inspirational, uplifting and very, very funny. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 9, 2021
Ep 11: Queensland, Native Title and the lawyer who helped win the Mabo case.
James and Osher love the film "The Castle" where you'll remember the moment Dennis Denute tries to win his case by invoking "The vibe...it's Mabo...it's...the vibe". Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen is a now retired barrister who for ten years fought the most significant Native Title case our country has ever seen. Going up against the racist, draconian Queensland Government of the 1980's - he finally secured a 6-1 win in the high court of Australia for his clients, winning them the rights to their traditional lands in the Murray Islands, and enshrining Native Title into Australian Law. Featuring super-special guest Stan Grant. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 2, 2021
Ep 10: When Sally laid down, Australians lost their minds.
An exploration into the impossible standards that we sometimes hold for Australian athletes, told around the tale of the 2004 Athens Olympic Women's 8 Rowing final. With special guests ABC Sports Journo Peter Wilkins, and the cox of the boat that day Katie Foulkes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 26, 2021
EP 9: The Invasion of the Ibis - why are our cities overun with Bin Chickens?
James and Osher become bird nerds ans dive deep into the modern migratory tale of the Ibis. A deity in Egypt, a pest in Australia. But are they as disgusting as we think? Or are they an incredible demonstration of adaptability in the natural world? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 19, 2021
Ep 8: Songs about Vampires in Brisbane
G and Jim discuss the importance of having the art of a community reflect the happenings of that community, through a grim tale of vampires, butchers and a friendly Brisbane band called Dreamkillers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 12, 2021
Ep 7: Dr John O'Sullivan, and how Aussies invented WiFi while thinking about Black Holes.
In this discover how a plucky team of Aussie researchers (sadly without labcoats, as we'll discover) put their heads together and created the technology now known as WiFi. We're joined by one of the Team - Dr John O'Sullivan - who despite having his tech deployed in some 3-5 billion devices around the world, keeps it pretty low-key. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 5, 2021
Ep 6: Why did "You're the Voice" have bagpipes? And how did it end up being sung in Greek?
A deep dive into Australia's other national anthem, why it featured bagpipes, and how it ended up being a massive hit in Greece. Special guests include the legendary producer of "Whispering Jack" Ross Fraser. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 28, 2021
ep 5: The inside story of the world-famous Australian seasoning Chicken Salt
The secret story of the not-so-secret herbs and spices that came together to create chicken salt. We are joined by the very man that put this combination together - he even gives us his OG recipe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 22, 2021
ep4: Paul Middleditch and the legend of "Not Happy Jan"
Landmark Australian director Paul Middleditch walks us through the incredible inside story of what it takes to create a TV commercial with a catchphrase that crosses over into the lexicon of a nation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 14, 2021
Ep 3: Barry Larkin
James and G walk you through the great Olympic Flame Hoax of 1956, and sharpen their swords on the ideas of Reverence and Ceremony. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 7, 2021
Ep 2: Alan Bond
James and G look back over the incredible tale of Australia's greatest fraudster/national hero - Alan Bond. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 31, 2021
The legend of Brisbane's 1992 Olympic Bid.
James Mathison and Osher Günsberg take you through the adventurous tale of the little city that could - Brisbane’s 1992 failed Olympic bid. Featuring special guest, ex-Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Sallyanne Atkinson. (Love you Brisbane) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 3, 2021
Your good friends James Mathison & Osher Günsberg return to dissect the news of the week, swap parenting tips and try to remember what happened in the 2000s. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.