Radio Show #1

The inaugural voyage of the Outland Institute radio show set sail today – Josh Kinal assures me that the “one show anniversary” is traditionally lined notepad paper, freshly torn. And who am I to say he’s wrong?

On today’s show:

Josh Kinal talks about All Saints and televised eating contests, Narrelle Harris and Mary Borsellino discuss Robin The Boy Wonder‘s place in culture, Our Almost Fabulous feature looks at Neighbours’ Andrew “Macca” Mackenzie, Glenn Dunks picks some hits from this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival, Toby Sullivan tells us the right way to approach football, and our Crime Against Pop is Buckner & Garcia’s Pac-Man Fever:

You can find the podcast in the usual places or download it directly from here!

Show notes after the jump:

Our musical challenge was “Unexpected Covers” – the playlist:

Get The Party Started – Dame Shirley Bassey
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Common People – William Shatner
My Girl – Pet Shop Boys
Hand On Your Heart – Jose Gonzales
Against All Odds – Postal Service
You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk – West End Girls
We Have All The Time In The World – David Arnold & Iggy Pop

Tainted Love was included as an “unexpected” cover in that it’s unexpected that it is a cover – the original was by Gloria Jones back in 1964:

and here’s a few that didn’t make it to air:

Stop Me – Mark Ronson & Daniel Merriweather
Anarchy In The UK – Frazier Chorus
When Will I See You Again? – Billy Bragg
Personal Jesus – Johnny Cash
Ring Of Fire – Ray Charles
Je T’Aime… Moi Non Plus – Pet Shop Boys
I Kissed A Boy – Cobra Starship

And here’s some further reading:

Mary Borsellino‘s book, Boy and Girl Wonders: Robin in Cultural Context, can be purchased here, and you can read more at Mary‘s own site.

The Melbourne International Film Festival lives here. Paul Martin’s Melbourne Film Blog is an excellent resource for those attending.

Our regular correspondents’ sites can be found by clicking thusly: Josh Kinal at the Boxcutters podcast, Narrelle Harris, Glenn Dunks’ Stale Popcorn, Adam C’s Flip The Tape.

Thanks for everyone who listened – feel free to add comments below.

The Outland Institute – polluting the airways every Friday from midday to two on Joy 94.9.

  1. Mark Ronson/Daniel Merriwether – Stop Me (Smiths)

  2. Anarchy In The UK – Frasier Chorus (Sex Pistols)

  3. When Will I See You Again – Billy Bragg (The Three Degrees, 1974)

  4. Personal Jesus – Johnny Cash (Depeche Mode)

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9 Responses to Radio Show #1

  1. Murray says:

    Hi John,

    I just wanted to say that I tuned in over the interwaves and really enjoyed the show. A lovely selection of covers in the musical picks, too. I missed the first half-hour due to my memory only engaging when local time hit noon, so I look forward to the podcast.

    And I hardly had to explain to the wife at all about why I needed to stream live audio from an interstate GLBTIQ-voice radio station…. hardly. :-)

  2. outlandinstitute says:

    Thanks Murray! my goal is to make a queer-tinted pop-culture show that everyone can enjoy, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, or geographical location. I’m reminded of Terry Gilliam, who described Time Bandits as being “intelligent enough for children and exciting enough for adults”.

  3. Rob Boxcutter says:

    Hi Mr John,

    Any idea when the audio from your show will appear??
    My ears are looking forward to it.

  4. outlandinstitute says:

    There have been some technical issues – at the moment the server appears to be rejecting the show, possibly out of spite – but once the first one is up it should all be plain sailing. Or semi-plain, at least. It does mean there might be two episodes going up at much the same time though… We’re trying to shove episode one into the tubes even as we speak.

  5. Murray says:

    I am feeling forgiving to Joy’s servers because I found that the Boxcutters crew were on another of their podcasts – podCraft.

  6. outlandinstitute says:

    The podcast is now up! Hurrah! You should be able to subscribe through the usual podcastmeisters, but you can also find it right here: http://www.cpod.org.au/page.php?id=155

  7. DaveAA says:

    Great show!

    Particularly loved the interview with Mary Borsellino. Her opinions on dark Batman vs. camp Batman were refreshing, as were her comments about mysoggeny in comics. Good pop-cultural discussion and good feminist/queer content too!

  8. DaveAA says:

    Great show!

    Particularly loved the interview with Mary Borsellino. Her opinions on dark Batman vs. camp Batman were refreshing, as were her comments about misogyny in comics. Good pop-cultural discussion and good feminist/queer content too!

  9. DaveAA says:

    I’m an amatuer! Please ignore the one with teh bad spelling.

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