Transitionseeker Podcast #13

Download Transitionseeker Podcast #13 on Soundcloud In this episode we finally get around to a profile of news values, those criteria that journalists rely on to select news items. Because news is not something that just happens, it’s a social construct. We also get bookish and look at ten questions to ask at your next … Read more

Transitionseeker Podcast #12

Download Transitionseeker Podcast #12 on Soundcloud For this episode Russell goes back to the nineteen-seventies with a discussion of his list of ‘Key Albums of the Seventies’, and a look at the fascinating (and sobering) leaded-unleaded petrol wars of that decade, featuring some groovy Amoco ad soundtracks. Moving closer to the present, there’s also a … Read more

Transitionseeker Podcast #11

Download Transitionseeker Podcast #11 on Soundcloud The MSM has been giving Russell the shits, so the New Adventures sees him offloading on News Corpse, Trump and front page editorials, and lamenting the MSM’s need to appear ‘objective’. With almost everyone home and playing computer games, Russell rejects his ‘sensible gene’ and decides to join in … Read more

Transitionseeker Podcast #10

Download Transitionseeker Podcast #10 on Soundcloud This week the program goes a bit surreal, with Russell offering up some unconscious consumption in the shape of a dream he had, and songwriter Jimmy Webb offering a tutorial on how to write good lyrics with his “surreal canvas”, Macarthur Park. There’s also some Hogwarts talk, a review … Read more

Transitionseeker Podcast #9

Download Transitionseeker Podcast #9 on Soundcloud With the help of the recent stimulus payment Russell has bought some printer ink and a new laminator. That can only mean one thing: it’s print project time. Russell details some of his efforts, including the dvd movie covers project, and offers tips on how to get the most … Read more

Transitionseeker Podcast #8

Download Transitionseeker Podcast #8 on Soundcloud This episode sees our host, Russell, tackling the whole boomer remover/Covid 19 issue, because it’s becoming too important to ignore. Looking through a librarian’s lens, he wonders if collection development criteria and its range of acronyms might be usefully applied to present economic and social policy and, thanks to … Read more

Transitionseeker Podcast #7

Download Transitionseeker Podcast #7 on Soundcloud This week Russell ponders our changing consumption patterns in this new coronavirus world. How do we cope in a world without footy or other sports? What of that weird wasteland of television where so many programs have lost their live audiences? And if we run out of toilet paper … Read more

Transitionseeker Podcast #6

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Download Transitionseeker Podcast #6 on Soundcloud This podcast finds Russell in the thick of the whole Coronavirus scare, but he manages to avoid giving a rant featuring his own politicised perspective, including a definition of Universal Basic Income. Instead, you get one of his many theories about Bob Dylan, a review of the James Bond … Read more

Transitionseeker Podcast #5

Download Transitionseeker Podcast #5 on Soundcloud This episode might be called the Censorship podcast, because Russell talks about Woody Allen’s publishers pulling the plug on his upcoming memoir, and does a whole segment on senator Stirling Griff’s call to have certain types of anime banned or at least reclassified. It’s a complete culture clash, featuring … Read more

Transitionseeker Podcast #4

Download Transitionseeker podcast #4 at Soundcloud Russell welcomes all cultural omnivores with this ep, which features new segment ‘New Adventures In Pop Culture’ – a roundup of Russell’s conscious cultural consumption for the week. In short, he’s been listening to some new Pearl Jam, Black Keys, Sleater-Kinney and Scandal, and some old Gordon Lightfoot; he … Read more