Rear View Microphone podcast 010

Here’s the Tenth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – lots of cruise news – including a look at why gastro outbreaks occur – and why they are so newsworthy; in  table-top games news,…

Rear View Microphone podcast 009

Here’s the ninth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – in cruise news Bali terror threats stop ships from sailing to the Indonesian holiday hotspot; in arts news, we look at recycling ideas;  in…

Weekend Arts: Recycling ideas

We finally got around to watching ‘Mad Max – Fury Road’ last night (yeah, yeah, I know its been out for ages .. but you get that sometimes) It’s not my intention to review the movie (except to say it was lots of fun, lots of ‘splosions, plot holes big enough to drive a War…

Thursday thoughts: But that can’t be right!

  OK, folks – quick quiz time: complete this saying: “Pride goeth before….” If you said “a fall”, you’d be wrong. And yet almost everyone would say that. The actual quote is “Pride goes before DESTRUCTION, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18) – but we almost always shorten the verse. It’s a…

Monday Media – Can anything save ‘dinosaur media’?

Can the Australian government’s proposed new media laws save troubled newspapers and other legacy media outlets? Or is that the wrong question to be asking? It’s now two weeks since the government confirmed plans to significantly change media ownership laws, which could prompt a whole swag of mergers and acquisitions as old-school news organisations battle…

Rear View Microphone podcast 008

Here’s the eighth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – lots of cruise news – including saying farewell to some Aussie and Kiwi favourites; in  table-top games news, we look at lying with a…