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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I’ve noticed something happening over the last few years – something that saddens me greatly. It’s been slow, infrequent and unsteady to begin with but the decline is gathering ever more strength – the decline of the quiz show.

I’m not talking about the game show - I’m talking about the quiz show. The straight up and down, how-much-do-you-know trivia extravaganza – never done better than the all time seven o’clock classic and one of my favourite shows – Sale of the Century. So why are we seeing the quiz show being mangled into something unrecognizable if not disappearing altogether? Are we getting stupider or is all this information that was once in our heads now in our phones? Why won’t anyone give Jeopardy another crack?


Spoiler-related thoughts on episode two of Winners and Losers after the jump...

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Interchange Bench Round One

The Interchange Bench has been sitting in the green vest all pre-season, waiting desperately to get on the field and participate in some REAL football. Here's our wrap of Round One, including three things we learnt this week, stats, a review of the round, rants, jokes, analysis, tips and a discussion of the big issues. This week regulars Andrew Williams and Steve Allen are joined by 'Magic' Michael Genovese. You can e-mail us at with a question, comment, discussion point or decent Dream Team tipoff. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Winners and Losers is a show for women.

That’s not to say it’s a bad show, or an unworthy show – but it’s just not a guy’s show.

This is Sex and the City (there’s even two blondes, a brunette and a redhead) meets Packed to the Rafters – and it’s Channel Seven’s attempt to double down on the Rafters audience, whisking that incredibly popular program off the air to make way for this – and in the process they’ll be hoping that they get two massive dramedy franchises off the ground.

Of course, they might risk alienating the Rafters audience, a casually diehard fan base that has forged a deep connection over the last four years to this particular family.

My question is simply this - by aiming the show squarely at half the country are they not giving it a chance to get out of the blocks?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Interchange Bench - Carlton Blues

This week, special guest Adam Papalia joins Beau Mitchem, Steve Allen and myself to chat about the chances of the Carlton Blues for AFL Season 2011. Features a pretty sordid introduction from myself and more genius analysis from the AFL Record.

Download from iTunes here:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Interchange Bench - Port Adelaide/North Melbourne/Gold Coast

The New AFL podcast 'The Interchange Bench' is previewing every AFL team's prospects for the AFL Season - and a new batch of episodes is up! Featuring Steve Allen, Beau Mitchem, Chris Robinson and myself - we chat about three teams with interesting prospects. I can particularly recommend the Gold Coast podcast - it's a lot of fun.

Check it out here

Or listen here

Subscribe and rate in iTunes, if you feel so inclined! Enjoy

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Podcasting Couch - Episode Six

The Podcasting Couch is continuing on its merry way and this week Shannon Harvey, Simon Miraudo, Laura Hewison and myself discuss the James Franco/Danny Boyle survival pic 127 Hours and have an entertaining discussion about our Feature Four films with numbers in the title. Check it out at either of the links below!

Or listen here