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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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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 Curiously Circular Ham and Potato with John Birmingham

    The 9pm Curiously Circular Ham and Potato with John Birmingham

    The spring series of The 9pm Edict continues with another visit from author, columnist, and man of words in so many, many dubious contexts, John Birmingham.

    We talk about food crimes, JB's Big Green Egg, Margaret Thatcher, Australian opposition leader Peter Dutton, custard, trickle-down economics, how the world has changed since Peter Dutton became opposition leader, the war in Ukraine, Liz Truss, the history of TV clip shows, iceberg lettuce, and sparkles.

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00187/

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    UPDATED: The 9pm Trickle-Down Containers of Hackers and Grief

    UPDATED: The 9pm Trickle-Down Containers of Hackers and Grief

    As the world, and in particular the UK, emerges from the period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, regular service is resumed — by which I mean the usual mix of the stupid and the bizarre.

    [Update: This episode was edited on 25 September 2022 to reflect developments across the weekend in the Optus data breach story. If you're after just that update, scroll in to 55m02s.]

    In this episode we talk about the decline of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the massive Optus data breach, Donald Trump, Liz Truss, guinea pigs, and the many unusual ways in which people process their grief.

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00186/

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    • 58 min
    The 9pm Killer Robot Restaurant Booking with UNSW Scientia Professor Toby Walsh

    The 9pm Killer Robot Restaurant Booking with UNSW Scientia Professor Toby Walsh

    The first special-guest episode in the spring series is a fascinating chat about artificial intelligence, killer robots, and more with UNSW Scientia Professor Toby Walsh, chief scientist of the brand new UNSW AI Institute.

    In this episode we talk about neural networks, the dangers of algorithmic policing, Google Duplex, cryptocurrency, HAL 9000 (obviously) and other disembodied computers, tribbles, whether red-eyed robots will take over the world, and even the Australian government's illegal "robodebt" scheme.

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00185/

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The 9pm Delusion of His Anserine Highness, Princess Timothy of Kew, and Other Observations

    The 9pm Delusion of His Anserine Highness, Princess Timothy of Kew, and Other Observations

    The spring series of The 9pm Edict kicks off in a strange week, especially in British politics and the monarchy. This episode is a disjointed set of personal observations and complaints.

    We talk about Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III, Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, drugs, space, the metaverse, mental health, mediocre Australian politicians including Angus Taylor and Tim Smith, our JobSeeker program, and a goose.

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00184/

    Please support this podcast at:
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The 9pm Infectious Backpacker Sex Study with Dr Trent Yarwood

    The 9pm Infectious Backpacker Sex Study with Dr Trent Yarwood

    The winter series of The 9pm Edict concludes with another look at all the plagues and many other things — some of them fun — with infectious diseases physician Dr Trent Yarwood.

    In this episode we talk about COVID-19, of course, but also ebola, monkeypox, Scott Morrison's secret ministries, the sexual proclivities of backpackers, leeches, dinosaurs, William Shatner, Langya henipavirus, how we decide whether to call something a sexually-transmitted infection, and cake.

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00183/

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The 9pm COVIDSafe Global Warming Happy Times with Justin Warren

    The 9pm COVIDSafe Global Warming Happy Times with Justin Warren

    The winter series of The 9pm Edict continues with the return of Justin Warren, "consultant, freedom of information tragic, hexagon enthusiast, and creator of the CyberRating™ labelling scheme". He's also chair of Electronic Frontiers Australia, but I'm sure they'll disown him.

    In this episode we talk about the disaster that was the Australian government's COVIDSafe app, as well the wonders of electricity, the kerfuffle about Instagram, the automation of journalism, why the concept of time is annoying, organisational culture, and necromancy.

    Full podcast details and credits at:
    https://the9pmedict.com/edict/00182/

    Please help me produce more special-guest podcast episodes. Pledge your support to The 9pm Spring Series 2022 by 25 August 2022.
    https://the9pmedict.com/spring2022

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    • 1 hr 22 min

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