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The 9pm Edict is a podcast looking at the news and its frustrations. Produced and presented by Stilgherrian somewhere near Sydney, Australia. It contains strong language and disturbing mental imagery.

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    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings

The 9pm Edict is a podcast looking at the news and its frustrations. Produced and presented by Stilgherrian somewhere near Sydney, Australia. It contains strong language and disturbing mental imagery.

    The 9pm It's Raining and We're All Going to Drown with Ketan Joshi

    The 9pm It's Raining and We're All Going to Drown with Ketan Joshi

    It may come as a shock, but it turns out the climate crisis has not yet been solved. So joining me for an update is Ketan Joshi, a researcher and communications consultant who works on climate-focused comms.

    We discuss why the atmosphere is a bathtub, why bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is absurd, and why more rain and snow doesn't mean things aren't warming up. We also talk about some dodgy statistics relating to hybrid vehicles, and Earth Day.

    And, sad to say, we riff off one of Ketan’s blog posts to talk about Elon Musk and X — but trust me, it's interesting.

    This conversation was recorded on 22 April 2024

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00218/

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    The 9pm Curious Case of Case

    The 9pm Curious Case of Case

    A chicken shop in New York leads into a commentary on the correct use of capital letters in a podcast of a slightly different style.

    This mini-episode was commissioned by Jamie Morrison as part of his reward for supporting The 9pm Autumn Series 2024 crowdfunding campaign.

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00217/

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    • 22 min
    The 9pm Keeping the Moon Nice with Dr Alice Gorman and Rami Mandow

    The 9pm Keeping the Moon Nice with Dr Alice Gorman and Rami Mandow

    A comet! An eclipse! Everything is happening in space! To kick off the autumn series, my special guests are space archaeologist Dr Alice Gorman aka Dr Space Junk from Flinders University, and astrophysicist and founder of SpaceAustralia.com Rami Mandow.

    In this episode we talk about the plurality of worlds controversy, comets and eclipses, Irish astronomer Agnes Mary Clerke, and what it might take to keep the Moon nice — and much more.

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00216/

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The 9pm International Cyber Law without Vodka with Professor Johanna Weaver

    The 9pm International Cyber Law without Vodka with Professor Johanna Weaver

    Have you heard? Artificial intelligence is a thing! Maybe it's even out of control? For that and various other reasons, my special guest for the final summer series episode is Professor Johanna Weaver, former cyber diplomat, and director of the Tech Policy Design Centre at ANU.

    We talk about making the internet more resilient, diplomacy during the covid times, and Australia's relatively competent approach to regulating artificial intelligence. I even reveal my true age.

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00215/

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The 9pm Extruded Cheese Snack of Destiny with David F Porteous

    The 9pm Extruded Cheese Snack of Destiny with David F Porteous

    This episode's special guest is Scottish author and social researcher David F Porteous, who manages to deliver some fascinating commentary on happenings in Britain, while I increasingly suffer the totally unforeseeable effects of wine and gin.

    We talk about King Charles III, Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, and sewage. We also discuss the important differences between Twisters, Quavers, Nik Naks, and Twiglets, and what wine you should drink with them.

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00214/

    Please support this podcast by pledging your support to the current crowdfunding campaign by 9pm AEDT tonight, Thursday 7 March 2024:
    https://the9pmedict.com/autumn2024

    If you miss that deadline please consider a tip:
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The 9pm Cheap Booze Cheap AI Chocolate-Free Disappointment

    The 9pm Cheap Booze Cheap AI Chocolate-Free Disappointment

    This week I've been obsessed with a certain news story out of Glasgow, so I just had to do a podcast. Also, the episode I'd originally scheduled is running late — and that's my fault.

    In this episode we talk about Laurie Anderson's weird AI experiment, various other gripes about AI, politics, and alcohol pricing. There's audience feedback. There's a long whinge which might be interpreted by some as a defence of capitalism, but it's really a defence of the Industrial Revolution. And we ask whether eggs are the same as gin.

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00213/

    Please support this podcast by pledging your support to the current crowdfunding campaign:
    https://the9pmedict.com/autumn2024

    If you miss that deadline please consider a tip:
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

TBDTAS ,

Outstanding!

I had the pleasure of meeting the man at Goatfest Tasmania back 2018. Only a couple of pods in, but it’s such great brain food. A must listen . Thanks Carl ( ex-Willow Creek Miniature Goats)

Donatello_Oz ,

Warning

This podcast may expand your brain, including a risk that your brain might explode. Thought provoking, funny and may make you think about things that you have never thought before. Highly recommended for stimulating your grey (and other) matter.

JodWi ,

These Autumn series are really good

I always enjoy listening to Stilgherrian, but these autumn series are especially nice to listen to. The one with David Gérard about the blockchain scams was a real treat: informative, easy to understand, informative and entertaining.

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