In this episode, special guest Nick from Melbourne is being driven to the airport by Ange (in the first GILWGP to take place in her as-yet-unnamed new car!). Nick is fresh from a whirlwind trip to Darwin, and perhaps a little too fresh from being burned by his almost-brush with the infamous Driverless Bus. We also find out about Nick's final review of ongoing use of Soylent, which you may or may not recall from Episode 2 in Melbourne.
In this episode, the original crew is back in action, still in the car with Ange at the wheel. Little did we know at the time that it would be the last episode to be recorded in Max the Smart forfour! Ange gets more of a debrief from Heids and Jackson about their respective adventures to their home towns of Perth and Newcastle. We shout out a little too late to Amy Hetherington (whose national show we've plugged a few months too late), chat a bit about other acts of the Perth Fringe Festival, acknowledge the amazingness of various food, and work through a shared fear of heights.
In this episode, it's been so long between drives that Ange forgets what number episode we're up to, and remembers why she doesn't usually do the driving whilst podcasting. Pushing the bounds of a Smart Car's passenger limit, Heidi, Jackson, myself, and special guest Andi are on the way from musical bingo to Andi's house (if you pay attention to the turns, you can possibly figure out how to find her). There's a bit of a catch up with Heidi and Jackson after their epic holiday, before we get to know Andi a little better and talk about professionalism, production, acting, and burlesque.
In this episode, the classic crew are all back in Heidi's borrowed ute on the way home from dinner and dessert in Casuarina. Jackson and Heidi's relationship is finally made podcast official, then Ange prompts them to give each other advice about meeting the parents/non-Darwin family for the first time. We also talk a bit about aspects of Newcastle and Perth, after the discovery that Jackson hasn't been to Newcastle and Heidi hasn't been to Perth, yet Ange has been to both. Strangely enough, we didn't mention ice cream anywhere near as much as we should - too many distractions, clearly!
In this episode (the proper episode 16), Heidi and Ange are on the way home from the earliest of dinners at Casuarina. The novelty of driving in a ute has us captivated for most of the way home, and we also talk about differing personal attitudes whilst driving larger-than-usual cars. We get a little intertextual by referring to uteruses and the Mirena club (look it up or listen to the HART episode about birth control). Things also get a little random when we talk about adopting Asian children, possible cases of incest, and not really knowing enough about our respective family trees.
In this episode, it's back to the classic crew! We're also back in the same car from Episode 0, which Jackson assures us is registered as well as not stolen. Heidi is behind the wheel because reasons, and what better way to inject 100% Australian content back into the podcast by recording on a drive after getting personalised Vegemite jars? We have a chat about various Christmas things, including synchronised light/music shows, fruit mince pies, other ways to peddle dried fruit, white Christmases, and hunting down the classic Nintendo.
In this episode, Leigh is at the wheel in a Zipcar from Oakland, along with Kat, Ryan, and Ange. Kat and Leigh are long time internet friends of Ange's from Melbourne, who now live in Oakland. Ryan also lives in Oakland, and plays the role of token American for this particular episode. We're at the tail end of a drive from the Bay Model in Sausalito to San Francisco Airport, when we start recording some transitory thoughts about pumpkins (carving/acquiring/eating/drinking thereof), other seasonal food and beverage, possible brutality to Peeps(R), and cravings for Australian food. The product placement for this podcast should've been Firebrand Artisan Breads in Oakland, with a special shoutout to the bakery guy who high-fived me on my last of many visits there.
In this episode, special guest Morgan joins Ange on a couch in New York, quite possibly in the beginning of the end times (aka first phase of the Trumpocalypse). Although we don't drive anywhere to time the length of the episode, it's probably fitting that whilst in New York City, the podcast takes two to three times as long as Ange is used to in Darwin. Whilst attempting to not dwell too much on the USian election, the conversation meanders from accidental crime to the planetarium, waffle carts to touch typing, and Ange is not ashamed to admit that she's more bewildered about cooking and eating fresh artichokes than the average person should or could be.
In this episode, Jackson is treating us to a truck ride to the airport, to drop Ange off at the airport before her impending USian adventure. Heidi is also about to skip town, but not as soon. We try to not put the boot into America and Americans too much, Ange can't thank her fellow losers enough for their dedication to late night airport dropoffs, we have a slightly questionable product placement (SPOILER: the truck makes it, and the discount code is 'why not both'), and are a little curious about learning to drive on the 'wrong' side of the road.
In this episode, we continue the journey to burritos with Heidi at the wheel, Jackson in the passenger seat, special guest Kev, and Ange in the back seat. The conversation steers away from Trump and towards Australian things that Kev is curious about. The Aussies speak up in defence of beetroot on burgers, Jackson tells us what happens on a Wednesday in Humpty Doo, Heidi shares a hot tip about Fridays in Winnellie, and Ange gets super uptight about the concept of tits and schnitz.