Podcasts

Man how bloody annoying is it hearing the same podcast ad over and over and over all day long listening to radio these days.

Charlotte Crosby & Cam Daddo and his wife are driving me crazy.

News Corp today launches a eight-part podcast series called Predatory, featuring former NSW police detective Gary Jubelin and actress Madeleine West. In the series, they speak with abuse survivors, campaigners and child sex crime detectives, and explore how the face of predators and paedophiles has changed, especially when it comes to accessing children online. The podcast series is available with a current subscription to News Corp papers like The Australian.

In the first episode, Madeleine alleges she was abused as a small child by a “monster” many times who lived in the same town.

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/former-neighbours-star-madeleine-west-reveals-her-childhood-trauma/news-story/7ac1d6b12f5f3e52f4aa4ad38b9f04d2

EDIT: Madeleine was on The Project to talk about her experience and the new podcast.


SBS’s Ugly Ducklings podcast returns

The not-so-famous, not-so-pretty delicacies of Italian cuisine returns!

SBS’s first bilingual podcast is back for seconds! Season Two of The Ugly Ducklings of Italian Cuisine (Scarrafoni in Cucina) returns in Italian and English to introduce six new dishes for the adventurous eater such as sea urchin gonads, stew with chocolate and wild boar, and risotto with a stinging weed.

A line-up of new guests will share their expertise in the world of Italian food including award-winning Melbourne chef Alberto Fava, Sicilian food truck owner Pino D’Addelfio, TV chef, author and former Food Director of Australian Women’s Weekly, Lyndey Milan, and the inimitable queen of TV cooking, Nigella Lawson.

SBS Italian Producer Massimiliano Gugole said the podcast started from a love of weird and wacky food.

“During the first season I talked about a typical dish from Verona – pearà. Not even people from neighbouring cities knew about it. When they saw a picture, they thought it looked like vomit but I, like all Veronese, love it!” said Gugole.

Looking past the superficial, Season Two of The Ugly Ducklings of Italian Cuisine will delve deeper into how these unique, local dishes became a proudly acquired taste.

“These dishes are not the celebrities – the pizzas and pastas – but they have strong links to families, towns and history. My intention is to tell their stories,” Gugole said.

“On Instagram, all food is perfect: perfect framing, perfect garnishes, but my research shows that’s not what makes food delicious. Nigella Lawson even once said, ‘brown food tastes the best’.”

Episode three in English features TV cooking royalty Nigella Lawson, who talks about stinging nettle risotto and her special relationship with 98-year-old Italian-British food writer Anna Del Conte. Lawson cites Del Conte as her only culinary influence, apart from her mother. In the Italian version of this episode, we hear from the doyenne herself, Anna Del Conte.

Conte and Lawson join guests including blogger and Instagram sensation Emiko Davies, environmental scientist and sea urchin expert Dr Paul Carnell, Italian food writer Chiara Cajelli, and research scientist Dr Maurizio Rossetto from the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, as well as restaurateurs from Italy and Australia, university professors, medieval food fanatics and more.

SBS Italian Executive Producer, Magica Fossati, says differences between the Italian and English episodes on the same topic are an interesting by-product of having the same conversation with bilingual guests, but both versions are worth listening to as they complement each other.

“I heard some Italian language teachers recommended our first season to their students because it’s easier to understand and study Italian with English context,” she said.

Both English and Italian speakers can look forward to hearing a fresh perspective on the world of lesser-known Italian dishes in season two, available on the SBS Radio app and SBS Italian website. Episode one launches on February 1, recipes for the dishes featured in the series can also be found on SBS Food.

Mark Allen and David Schwarz (who last hosted sports show The Twilight Zone on 3AW) will launch a new podcast, Couple of Blokes, Couple of Beers, next week. They will go from pub to pub and chat with a few people there.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/page-13/page-13-new-david-schwarz-mark-allen-breakfast-show-cancelled/news-story/587126a5e2896b493f61d0739146527c

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