Episodes
The walking bathroom carpet himself is an icon of Australia's morning television, as legendary as Hey Hey it's Saturday (without the blackface). However, his modern audience knows him from his YouTube clips more than his TV show. Join Holly and Matthew as they slip back into nostalgia and enjoy reliving their lives as under-10s.
Published 01/24/22
Published 01/24/22
Australia's crime world can be a little intimidating for newcomers. You have men that look like normal bogan car enthusiasts, you have women that look like kind grandmothers, then you have Shane Chartres-Abbott: the Vampire Gigalo. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the man behind the moniker, the crimes that brought him to the police's attention -- and the court hearing that had him assassinated.
Published 01/17/22
Australia's crime world can be a little intimidating for newcomers. You have men that look like normal bogan car enthusiasts, you have women that look like kind grandmothers, then you have Shane Chartres-Abbott: the Vampire Gigalo. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the man behind the moniker, the crimes that brought him to the police's attention -- and the court hearing that had him assassinated.
Published 01/10/22
In the 1820s, a man would take the wilderness - and women - of Van Diemen's Land by storm, stealing hearts, wallets and watches alike. The Gentlemen Bushranger was a man who was feared by the men and adored by the women, doing his part to keep chivalry alive in the face of life in Tasmania. Join Holly and Matthew as Matthew swoons over Brady, they discuss his history, and his antics.
Published 01/03/22
In the 1820s, a man would take the wilderness - and women - of Van Diemen's Land by storm, stealing hearts, wallets and watches alike. The Gentlemen Bushranger was a man who was feared by the men and adored by the women, doing his part to keep chivalry alive in the face of life in Tasmania. Join Holly and Matthew as Matthew swoons over Brady, they discuss his history, and his antics. Happy New Year!
Published 12/27/21
While Australians are known for our "eh, screw it" attitude when it comes to dealing with things, sometimes that doesn't turn out for the best. In December 1974, That attitude led to death, destruction, mayhem, and the second rebuilding of Darwin in 35 years. Join Holly and Matthew as they explore the cyclone, the wrong turns (on behalf of cyclone and human alike) and the lessons we should have learned decades ago about complacency for Christmas.
Published 12/20/21
The "Francis & Eliza" departed Cork, Ireland, as part of a convoy of convict ships bound for Australia on December 5, 1814. The ship was under the command of Captain William Harrison, and began its journey under shifting, unsettled Northern Hemisphere winter weather. A month after departing Ireland, on January 4, 1815, the Francis and Eliza was separated from its convoy by a winter storm near Madeira, an autonomous archipelago officially under the control of Portugal. Join Holly and...
Published 12/13/21
Blue ringed octopi are octopi covered in blue ring markings. You're welcome. Join Holly and Matthew as they examine a creature that has a more dangerous reputation than they deserve, and listen to the reminisce about the before-times (Before the 2019-2020 fire season, and covid, and quarantine, and more covid, and...)
Published 12/06/21
In the late 1980s, a man single-handedly led a 14-month reign of terror on the elderly population of Sydney, attacking women in broad daylight with a hammer, stealing their purses and running away. With a clear signature, the Granny Killer sought out elderly women he thought would make an easy mark for a fast robbery - and found a thirst for blood along the way. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the history of the Killer and his many attacks on the people of Sydney.
Published 11/29/21
In the late 1980s, a man single-handedly led a 14-month reign of terror on the elderly population of Sydney, attacking women in broad daylight with a hammer, stealing their purses and running away. With a clear signature, the Granny Killer sought out elderly women he thought would make an easy mark for a fast robbery - and found a thirst for blood along the way. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the history of the Killer and his many attacks on the people of Sydney.
Published 11/22/21
In 1942, Darwin was a small town with limited civil and military infrastructure. Seeing its location in close proximity to the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), Portuguese Timor and others, the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force constructed bases near the town in the 1930s and the early years of World War II (1939-1945). In spite of being the Northern Territory’s capital city after the Territory split from South Australia in 1911, Darwin's pre-war permanent non-military...
Published 11/15/21
In 1942, Darwin was a small town with limited civil and military infrastructure. Seeing its location in close proximity to the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), Portuguese Timor and others, the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force constructed bases near the town in the 1930s and the early years of World War II (1939-1945). In spite of being the Northern Territory’s capital city after the Territory split from South Australia in 1911, Darwin's pre-war permanent non-military...
Published 11/08/21
As of 2021, Skylab is the only space station 100% operated exclusively by the USA - everything else has been at the bahest of or in conjunction with another nation, or as part of the ISS mission. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into this historic effort, its achievements, and the reason why it's sometimes called the "Chicken little Satellite" in Australia.
Published 11/01/21
It's Halloween again! Join Holly and Matthew as they look into 3 stories from Canberra, and their spooky legacies: - The 1940 Canberra Air Disaster - The Ghosts of Duntroon House - The Tuggeranong Yowie
Published 10/25/21
Australia is famous for a few things, most of which will kill you: Sun, Surf, Snakes, and Spiders. We've already covered most of the others, so why not focus on those creatures that feature in the most populous of fears: arachnophobia. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into some of the most interesting spiders on this continent, some interesting stories about them, and maybe learn a thing or two about our little helpful garden mates.
Published 10/18/21
The story of Jimmy Governor and his family is a particularly interesting story. Born in the world of the colonies and dying just short of the birth of the Commonwealth of Australia, this is the story of Australia's Indigenous outlaws who rebelled against the bigots in their life, only to find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the life and times of the Governor Clan, and their legacy in the newly-born country.
Published 10/11/21
The Governor Clan were a small group of Outlaws pushed to the limits of what they would endure. Once they broke, Jimmy Governor set about settling old scores and visiting people from his younger days, evening his grudges. The bushrangers didn't die with the Kelly Gang, they just evolved. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the Governor Clan, their stories and their crimes.
Published 10/05/21
At around 6.10pm on Oct 4, 1960, Anglican Minister Rev Lionel Browning and his wife were standing in their dining room, in the rectory at Cressy, Tas. They were looking east towards the hills, which were partially obscured by low clouds and rain, thus forming a rainbow in the setting sunlight.
Published 09/27/21
Anyone who spends a decent amount of time on the wholesome side of the internet knows there are 3 pillars of society that the internet looks up to. These three pillars are men who have made an impression on the people who watched their shows, and encourage them to do their very best. These three men are Bob Ross, Fred Rogers, and Steve Irwin. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the life of the late, great Steve Irwin, his relationship with animals and people, and his self-proclaimed...
Published 09/20/21
Anyone who spends a decent amount of time on the wholesome side of the internet knows there are 3 pillars of society that the internet looks up to. These three pillars are men who have made an impression on the people who watched their shows, and encourage them to do their very best. These three men are Bob Ross, Fred Rogers, and Steve Irwin. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the life of the late, great Steve Irwin, his relationship with animals and people, and his self-proclaimed...
Published 09/13/21
When Adelaide was constructed, planners were sure that, being a free colony without convicts, there would be no crime. How wrong they were... Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the first murder in a government building in Adelaide, and the many voices that saw it happen.
Published 09/06/21
Monsters have been seen on the Australian continent all over, not just in NSW and Victoria. Join Holly and Matthew as they get on the trail of 3 such creatures, and the legends that have sprung up around them.
Published 08/30/21
Australia's record protecting children of all nationalities is poor at best, and nothing makes this more obvious than even a cursory glance at the history of the Australian Catholic Church. For decades, people have been abandoning organised religion Could it have something to do with the power and control abusers have displayed over victims, cushioned in the bosom of the Church? Join Holly and Matthew as they take a deep look into the history of the Australian Catholic Church as presented to...
Published 08/23/21
Australia's record protecting children of all nationalities is poor at best, and nothing makes this more obvious than even a cursory glance at the history of the Australian Catholic Church. For decades, people have been abandoning organised religion Could it have something to do with the power and control abusers have displayed over victims, cushioned in the bosom of the Church? Join Holly and Matthew as they take a deep look into the history of the Australian Catholic Church as presented to...
Published 08/16/21