Episode 10 - The Lightburn Zeta

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.

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Episode 9 - A “Convict Free” State

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.

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Episode 8 - David Hicks

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.

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Episode 7 - Bob Francis

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.

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Episode 6 - Elizabeth Woolcock

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.

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SA History Month 2017 Special Episode - Rundle Mall

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

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Episode 5 - The Adelaide Tsunami

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.

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Episode 4 - Live at the Zoo

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.

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Episode 3 - Hahndorf

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.

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Heaps Good History - Our Response

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.

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Episode 2 - Thomas Cooper

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.

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Episode 1 - Con Polites

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.

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