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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In our very special Christmas episode, we compare how we celebrated our Christmases as kids living on different sides of the world. Dan shares stories from SA and Tom shares stories of the UK.
Merry Christmas listeners, thanks for all your support this year.
In a very special episode, we sat down on New Year's Eve and discussed the Beverage Container Refund with a very special international guest, Bec Stewart, all the way from the UK.
Whilst the history surrounding this episode isn't that exciting, Dan's tales of his years working in a recycling depot are slightly concerning.
This sensational AdeLOL explores the life of Queen Adelaide, the strong woman our city is named after, but many of us know very little about.
A frugal, charitable, lived, if not slightly boring Queen, the story is quickly taken over by the arranged marriage to hilarious scallywag King William.
Tickets to our live Adelaide fringe shows available here.
Beer of the episode is 'The Naked Objector' by the Little Bang Brewing Co.
This mini-episode has nothing to do with history, but is instead about an interesting business in Alberton, Lifestyle Coffins.
We avoid death at all costs, but when it does happen, the aptly named Lifestyle Coffins are here to fulfill your greiving family's most ridiculous requests.
Please check out their website for the LOLs and to order your AdeLOL branded casket today.
It's not the first time that Blackfriars Priory School has had to cover up an erection, so enjoy this mini episode about some local modern history full of LOLs.
Tickets to our 2018 Adelaide Fringe Show available here. Like a statue at Blackfriars, please come.
Our first ever live show at the Crown & Anchor explores the story of a sticky fingered gent and his impact on the 1867 Royal Tour, Edwin Turner Osbaldiston.
Thanks to all who came out and had a laugh with us, we truly appreciated you giving us a fantastic reception for our first show Infront of an audience.
Our final live show for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival will be on the 18th of March, tickets here.
As part of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe we explore the life of Sarah Francisco, an Irish woman with a tragic upbringing who still holds the record for South Australia's most arrested individual.
A dead parent, a dead child, crippling alcoholism and a constant battle against an unjust system. In hindsight we probably should have picked a less tragic story to tell to a live audience.
If you missed out, fear not, as you can still get tickets to our final 2018 Adelaide Fringe Show here, which will be at Chateau Apollo, 74 Frome St., Sunday the 18th of March, 8:30pm.
Our final live show of 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival explores the story of South Australian athlete and legend, Reg Spiers.
After running out of money in London, Reg Spiers decided to post himself home in a home-made box...and that's just the beginning of this epic story, which certainly has a few surprises along the way.
If you're only going to listen to one AdeLOL this year, be sure it's this one.
This episode is adapted from, and barely scratches the surface of the book (which should be mandatory reading for all South Australians) "Out of the Box" by Julie & Marcus McSorley, who we thank dearly for their permission and assistance on this episode.
As this marks the first anniversary of AdeLOL, we would also like to thank all you listeners. We never thought we'd actually have fans and people who regularly tune in and get in touch with us, we can't thank you enough for your support. Please feel free to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.
Thanks to all who attended the evening at the Chateau Apollo, and particular thanks to those who made it the extra amazing episode that this is.
Following our live performance debut at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2018, we decide to delve into the past of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Established by artists who weren't deemed quality enough to be included in the Festival of Arts, it's the festival for literally anyone who has saved up a bit of pocket money to perform at, regardless of how terrible, offensive, or just downright lude their act is. So now you can see why it was a perfect festival to make our live debut.
We look at some controversial shows over the years, and read some of the worst reviews that the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival had to offer.
We'll see you at next years Fringe, but also stay tuned for the announcement of our next live show coming soon.
We kick off our series of great South Aussie inventions with everybody's favourite, Cask Wine.
Loved by teenagers, facebook mums and Bob Francis, we explore the origins of what has become a state icon.
When Mark Aldridge was a little peeved that The Advertiser wasn't covering independents in their 'Off the Record' podcast (even though they were), we decided to give SA's Better Independent Candidate for Ramsay a whole episode devoted to him.
Mark's brilliant community work, care for animals, farmer's market and excellent deals on quality used vehicles truly make him a man of the people. Sure, he's made a few mistakes and enemies along the way, but what decent political candidate hasn't?
Beer of the episode by Hobo Brewing, straight outta' Salisbury.
Visit Mark's website today and join us on his campaign team next election. Vote 1 Aldridge & AdeLOL.