It’s #TuneOutTuesday! Around here a “Loose Unit” is usually a fairly unpleasant experience. If you’ve ever ordered a tongue-to-bum you’ll know what I mean.
In podcast land it’s a whole different story. This is one of Mr Vivi’s absolute favourites – Loose Units. He hangs out for it every week and I often hear him cackling away while he works and listens through his headphones.
Paul is a radio journalist and you’ll probably recognise his voice from various ABC radio shows and reports. John is his Dad and when Paul was a kid John was a cop. This was in Sydney in the 80’s and Paul worked the Northern Suburbs beat together with Paul’s mum – and that gives us Season 1. It’s Underbelly meets the Dukes of Hazzard most of the time but it’s definitely worth hearing from a decent bloke who joined the force to be of service to his community and left it almost completely disillusioned with the way corruption and graft had infiltrated all levels of the police force.
After John left the force he worked in forensics – which has kept us entertained through Season 2 – and after that he worked for the NSW Work Cover Authority investigating industrial accidents – here comes Season 3 in 2020!
The Loose Units live show is coming to Brisbane TONIGHT! and part of my Christmas present from Mr Vivi was tickets to the show. If you’ve ever worked for the public service or a large organisation with lots of weird rules and lots of weirder colleagues you’ll enjoy Loose Units.
It’s #TuneOutTuesday! The weekly podcast recommendation from Miss Vivi that is meant to get you out of your head and into some cool content that will feed your amazing brain.
The Critter Shed is a favourite of ours, particularly for road trips. If you like learning about the weird and wonderful side of nature – about things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites, and more – then this is the podcast for you! 🐝🐛🕷🦗🦟🐌🐞🐜🦂 Collie Ennis is a science research associate with Trinity College Dublin who owns a shed full of creepy crawlies and reptiles.
This podcast isn’t recorded in a studio with a guest, a coffee and a suite full of sound effects. It’s recorded as Collie and Colette explore the sheds full of creatures in Collie’s back yard or the log habitat he built in his front yard or the local wetlands at night looking for newts with a torch. We give it 8 thumbs up!
We are loving ourselves sick in these reversible headbands in some amazingly fun science prints from Toowoomba creative Nikki at Bradford Creations. Nikki has also made matching lab aprons for science technicians that have been featured on the QEST Facebook page. Because they’re reversible it’s like getting two for the price of one! Woot!
Isn’t the internet marvellous? Once I would have had to travel to Paris, wander into a curio shop at just the right time and discover this charming dentistry teaching device all by myself. Now it just lands in my lap while I’m scrolling my phone. Although, there’s a lot to be said for going old school. Wandering Paris doesn’t sound half bad.
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