26 episodes

James Mathison & Osher Günsberg pay tribute to the unsung heroes of our wide brown land.
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Idle Australians with James Mathison and Osher Günsberg OGTV Pty Ltd

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James Mathison & Osher Günsberg pay tribute to the unsung heroes of our wide brown land.
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    [Rebroadcast] Brisbane's (other) Olympic Bid

    [Rebroadcast] Brisbane's (other) Olympic Bid

    Special guest Jimmy, Wolfgang joins his Dad to bring you a rebroadcast of a very important episode.
    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)

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    • 36 min
    Ep 24: The greatest Australian songwriter you've never heard of - Mike Chapman

    Ep 24: The greatest Australian songwriter you've never heard of - Mike Chapman

    “I don’t write songs, I write hits.”
    Mike Chapman has written more top ten hits than you've had hot dinners.
    You've sung his songs at Karaoke, you've danced to them at weddings and they're all from the mind of a young man from Nambour.
    Revel in the hitmachine that is Mike Chapman.
    We even made a partial Playlist for you to enjoy as you scream choruses to your house plants.


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    • 38 min
    EP 23: How Healthy Harold's Van changed everything.

    EP 23: How Healthy Harold's Van changed everything.

    You came to school one day and saw a van with a giraffe on the side of it parked where the headmaster usually parks.
    Before big lunch you and your class were ushered inside.
    What happened next changed health education in Australia.
    Enjoy this ep all about how a Giraffe and a see-through mannequin helped a generation of kids have better lives.

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    • 45 min
    EP 22: The majestic tale of the Dim Sim, Australia's contribution to Chinese cuisine.

    EP 22: The majestic tale of the Dim Sim, Australia's contribution to Chinese cuisine.

    Coupla Dimmies.
    Jim and G reflect on the closing of one of Australia's most legendary Chinese Restaurants while highlighting the epic story of how one incredible entrepreneur created the Dim Sim for Australian tastes and went on to change take away food forever.

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    • 40 min
    ep21: How Australia Invented The Ute.

    ep21: How Australia Invented The Ute.

    The Ute.
    An Australian Icon.
    We speak with Paul Maric from CarExpert.com.au about this incredible vehicle's origins and how it found its way into the heart of Australian culture.

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    • 39 min
    EP 20: How James and G once had a bite of your birthday cake.

    EP 20: How James and G once had a bite of your birthday cake.

    An episode all about shared cultural experiences told through mouthfuls of Birthday Cake.
    Birthday cakes in Australia were a pretty standard affair before the absolute game-changer Pamela Clarke came along.
    Now the Author of over 400 cookbooks -she was the muscle behind the book that turned baking on it's head - the Australian Women's Weekly Birthday Cake book.
    Line your pans with butter and open the box of Smarties, this is a great one.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

JLouiseS ,

The vibe!

Gents, I loved episode 11. I even started crying around 45min. Bravo. Loved it and learned a lot. Thanks

Kathryninsydney ,

The Alex Papps episode is great!

Loved that episode; it’s always fantastic to find out someone you were obsessed with as a teenager is a such a lovely person!

zartfd ,

Love the jingles!

What a great episode, wonderful talented and genuinely nice people. That seems to the theme with the podcast - nice idle Australians. BTW I worked at 3681888 brings Silvio’s dine in restaurant in the city on Albert St - so fancy!

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