How did activist singer songwriter, John Schumann of Redgum fame become and remain mates with David Minear, Adelaide Fringe Chair and one of 'consumerist society's' heroes for his work as a leader in Australia's advertising world?
How can a husband and wife perform together on stage in Chunky Custard for more than a decade while raising a family and staying sane?
What is it like to take your clothes off on stage in front of strangers for money?
What really happened behind the scenes during the height of the Iced Coffee wars in South Australia between Farmers Union Iced Coffee and arch rival Dairy Vale's DV?
Each Tuesday night of the Adelaide Fringe, a select group of 25 Fringe goers will get to explore these questions in an intimate recording of The Adelaide Show podcast with Steve Davis and Nigel Dobson-Keeffe, on stage at The Arkaba Hotel.
'We have a 3,000-strong community around our weekly show abourt South Australia, and these live recordings are an experiment in sharing what goes on behind the scenes and getting to meet our listeners face to face,' says the Adelaide Show's founder, Steve Davis.
'This hobby began 129 weeks ago and has gone through some lineup changes and format changes while staying true to the mission of putting South Australia on centre stage each week,' he says.
'We open wine and take our time with guests each week, who become co-presenters for their episodes.
'Fun happens, insights happen, and we always end up delighted but unexpected stories and opinions that help us understand our guests and our fellow South Aussies better,' he says.
The Adelaide Show podcast covers current events with David Washington from InDaily, health developments with Max Martin from iNform Health and Fitness Solutions, local music thanks to Adrian Miller, wine thanks to local wineries, and history thanks to Nigel Dobson-Keeffe's research for the Is It News quiz.
'We are looking forward to interacting with a live audience during these recordings, to capture questions, test their knowledge of South Australian history, and see what creativity can happen for the shooting of a preview video which is done each week to promote the release of the audio program,' says Steve.
'Our whole venture is only possible thanks to the generosity, interest and support of many people including Jenny Hurley from The Arkaba, our guests who are giving up their time to make conversation with us, and our listeners who share episodes with friends and help spread the word.
'While only 25 seats are available each week, the podcast episodes will be available in all podcast players the following night and also via the South Australian and Australian Archives who are storing the programs in perpetuity,' he says.
Tickets are available on the Adelaide Fringe website in the Events section.
The Adelaide Show Podcast
- tasting the South Australian Drink Of The Week
- taking part in the historic news quiz, Is It News? (usually crafted around a theme relevant to the guest)
- adjudicating in the tongue-in-cheek segment, The Adelaide Visa Council, in which the panel rules on the worthiness or otherwise of comments about Adelaide made on social media in the preceding week