December 14, 2017
Marineland was an attraction of sorts at West beach that opened in 1969 and closed in 1988. It was a great place, you could see Mr. Percival, dine in the underwater restaurant, and watch some captured animals perform in dilapidated surrounds. This one is actually kind of shocking.
Beer of the episode was the Gulf Brewery Smoke Stack Rauchbier...never again.
December 8, 2017
The tale of how a small promotion for a department store became an Adelaide icon. Basically they just ripped off the Macy's Day Parade, kinda like how we ripped off The Dollop. It's what Adelaide does best.
November 30, 2017
Take a trip back to the 80s with us as we CHRONICle the story of the Adelaide 36ers. Coached by basketball legend Ken Cole, a colourful (mainly green) character who took "The Invincibles", and himself, higher than ever before.
November 27, 2017
What was once the world's longest reversable one way freeway is now just a regular freeway. It's a damn shame, a damn hilarious and expensive shame. Have a listen and lol at our improv jingle. Thanks to Baxters for the great episode suggestion.
November 2, 2017
This AdeLOL explores the life of great South Australian, Hubert Wilkins, whose adventurous spirit took him all over the world.
Sure, he had a few mishaps along the way, so that's what we'll be focusing on. We'd also like to remind everyone that we never promised each episode would be a slam dunk.
Beer of the episode was Big Shed 'Fuck Yeah' American Pale Ale.
October 26, 2017
Get your insulin ready, we explore one of the most beloved and consumed SA icons, Farmer's Union Iced Coffee. It's mainly us just telling personal stories about it, but as true South Aussies, it definitely runs through our glucose heavy blood. It's an AdeLOL podcast or it's nothing, so have a listen FUIC-heads
October 19, 2017
An upside down pie in a dirty bowl of pea soup, covered in sauce from a cart parked in a city street. Just as delicious as it sounds.
The Pie Floater holds a special place in many South Australian's hearts and bowels. Find out why, but not actually how, this came to be our state dish. Seriously, nobody knows where it actually originated, but we unofficially make the call.
Beer of the episode, Shifty Lizard Pale Ale.
October 5, 2017
A classic tale of a drug dealing escort and her samurai sensei using fake police lights because they were running late for court, only to somehow be noticed by the real police.
September 28, 2017
This AdeLOL explores Tommy the Elephant from Calcutta. He was shipped to Adelaide at a young age and spent a good amount of time at the Cremorne Hotel before being sent up north to work in Smithfield and Gepps Cross.
We learn how cruel humans can be, the possible whereabouts of Tommy's bones, and how to save on our international mobile data packages.
Beer of the episode is Pirate Life Pale Ale.
September 21, 2017
A wee Giggleaide about the O-Bahn and an Irish tourist.
September 14, 2017
We explore Adelaide's alleged "black widow", accused of poisoning and killing several men in her life. It's a tale that certainly doesn't beg the question "was it all just a big coincidence?"
So join us on this not so mysterious mystery, as we sing way too much and drink the Smiling Samoyed IPA laced with Round Up.
September 6, 2017
Sink your teeth into this Giggleaide where Tom reads Dan a story about a woman iting a waiter over a bill dispute at a Gouger Street restaurant.
The latest update since recording is she will appear back in court this month.
August 30, 2017
In our first ever reverse AdeLOL, Tom tells Dan the history of Thomas Maslin and Maslin Beach. This high-brow and extremely mature episode discusses the finer points of the natural vegetation surrounding the land, emigration history to the region, local cinematic releases, plus all the naked boobies and doodles.
Beer of the episode is Southark Bitter.
Link to the "Maslin Beach" movie trailer (NSFW).
August 24, 2017
The first Giggleaide! Short stories of SA History.
Luna Park, Glenelg. Home of the Big Dipper, Undesirables and a questionable 'suicide'.
August 16, 2017
This AdeLOL explores Adelaide's "other car", the Lightburn Zeta. The brainchild of every-weight boxing champ, Harold Lightburn, it was manufactured in Camden Park in a washing machine factory from 1963 to 1965. Take a spin (cycle) with us into the past with the tale of this hilarious little car. Beer of the episode was Swell Golden Ale.
July 27, 2017
"Did you know South Australia was the only state not settled by convicts?" said the South Aussie to the rest of the country, implying that we're better than everyone else.
Whilst it is definitely true that we're the best state, it's not entirely true that we were ever convict free. From Edward Wakefield to the First Superintendent of Convicts, there's certainly a few surprises along the way in this story.
Beer of the episode was Mismatch Extra Pale Ale.
July 12, 2017
This AdeLOL explores the incredible, and at times unbelievable, journey of David Hicks. Who would've thought a young man expelled from Smithfield High would go on to be classified as one of the top ten most dangerous people in the world and a human rights martyr? From Gilles Plains to Guantanamo and Playford to Pakistan, this story has it all.
Beer of the episode is Cooper's Lager, Dan loves it.
June 29, 2017
A man who needed no introduction, (except to Tom, who was unaware of his existence) Bob Francis.
He brought the Beatles to our town, did outstanding work for charities and law reform, rolled carpet straight outta' Brompton, and wanted to see hung men at Adelaide Oval. Have a listen, Dickbrains.
Beer of the episode was Goodieson Brewery Pale Ale.
June 21, 2017
This AdeLOL explores the hard and truly tragic life of Elizabeth Woolcock, the only ever woman to be hanged in South Australia.
A story that really isn't funny, but we try our best with accents and Neighbours references...and it comes off as being really insensitive. For the second time in AdeLOL's short history, we apologise.
Beer of the episode was Fox Hat Lusty Lager.
June 8, 2017
In this special episode of AdeLOL, Tom and Dan undertake the self-guided Rundle Mall 'Above the Canopy' tour looking at some of the historic mall buildings during SA History Month.
It gets pretty off topic pretty quickly, and we end up at the Richmond Hotel for a Vale Ale Pale Ale just looking for Polites signs.
You can do the tour yourself here.
May 18, 2017
This AdeLOL explores The Adelaide Tsunami of 1976. Widespread panic came across South Australia due to the predictions of John Nash, not a geologist, but a house painter/amateur clairvoiant. Thankfully, our fearless premier, Don Dunstan, came to the rescue at the 11th hour.
May 3, 2017
We explore the story of 'Live at the Zoo', Adelaide's own Fyre Festival, a music festival held in April 2009 at Monarto.
Despite an amazing lineup with bands like Cut Copy, Bliss n Eso and Rise Against (the Machine), this festival was doomed from the start. It gets unbelievably insane. Beer of the episode was Goodieson Brewery Maibock.
April 15, 2017
This AdeLOL explores the origins of Hahndorf. An amazing story of persecution and hard work, told in terrible German accents. Beer of the episode was Cooper's Sparkling Ale.
April 14, 2017
Here's our summary of and response to The Advertiser's and Greg Barila's 'Heaps Good History' podcast that coincidentally launched this week. Thanks to all for your support.
March 29, 2017
This AdeLOL explores the life of Thomas Cooper, who founded the Cooper's Brewery with little know-how, a whole lot of luck, and even more kids. Local beer of the episode was Prancing Pony Amber Ale.
March 24, 2017
In the pilot episode of AdeLOL, we explore the life of SA legend and real estate giant, Con Polites. This story has it all: Money, fish, "psychics", moustaches and hats...so many hats. Local beer of the episode was Pirate Life Golden Era Golden Ale.