Episode 48 - 4 Stories from 1944
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by AdeLOL
17h ago
In episode 48 of AdeLoL, Dan delves into the proverbial newspaper vaults, unearthing four stories, each with a short title: 'Statistics', 'Horder', 'Hopper' and 'Mistake'. Each story also comes directly from the war years.... Well, just one war year: 1944. Eighty years on (far out, we're old!) these tales remain as interesting as ever ..read more
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Giggleaide - Backless Bathers
AdeLOL - Adelaide & SA's Hilarious History
by AdeLOL
3M ago
In this Giggleaide we delve into a splashy tale from 1932, uncovering the debut of the backless bathing suit on Adelaide's sunny shores. Join us as we explore how these daring swimsuits turned heads (mostly the head of one easily offended Reverend), set trends, and marked a change in beach fashion history. It's a story filled with sun, sand, and a touch of scandal - that's scandal, NOT sandal ..read more
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Giggleaide - A Couple Of Strangers from 1892
AdeLOL - Adelaide & SA's Hilarious History
by AdeLOL
8M ago
Dan shares a rather judgemental newspaper article from 1892 and we discuss the cost of living crisis and the impact of inflation on hats and Taylor Swift tickets.    Also Dan was right about the throwback. The history of Hahndorf was Episode 3 of AdeLoL.  ..read more
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Episode 47 - 1930s Pirate Radio
AdeLOL - Adelaide & SA's Hilarious History
by AdeLOL
10M ago
Ahoy, AdeLoL listeners! After a hiatus, your favourite hosts Dan and Tom are back on deck to set sail on a thrilling adventure through history. In Episode 47, we dive into the captivating tale of a pirate radio operation from 1932. This rogue broadcast sent shockwaves through the airwaves of Adelaide's northern suburbs, spinning obscene language and scandalous renditions of "God Save the King." Join us as we recount how the Australian Postal Service played a pivotal role in apprehending the mastermind behind this iconic act of defiance. Hint: It wasn't Bob Francis.  ..read more
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Giggleaide - The Turkish Porn Market
AdeLOL - Adelaide & SA's Hilarious History
by AdeLOL
10M ago
We take a journey back to 1887 to hear a story all about a Turkish man selling pornographic pens at the local markets. Apparently, it was the only way to get your hands on the goods back in the day.  ..read more
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John Francis Peggotty - The Birdman of Coorong - Live at Adelaide Fringe 2022
AdeLOL - Adelaide & SA's Hilarious History
by AdeLOL
1y ago
A wild tale of John Francis Peggotty, born in Ireland in 1864 and went on to become an infamous South Australian Bushranger in the craziest circumstances. True tale or tourist trap? You decide.   Recorded at The Austral for the 2022 Adelaide Fringe Festival.  ..read more
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We’re BACK! AdeLOL at the 2022 Fringe
AdeLOL - Adelaide & SA's Hilarious History
by AdeLOL
2y ago
Here's a little half-baked history recorded last year but never released. Hopefully it inspires you to get your hands on a ticket to see us next week at the Adelaide Fringe 2022 - the first bit of AdeLoL live content since the spicy cough trash our hopes of glory. You can't keep a bad idea down! AdeLoL is back.  ..read more
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Fanny Cocks - Half Baked Histories
AdeLOL - Adelaide & SA's Hilarious History
by AdeLOL
3y ago
We explore the life and times of the hilariously named Fanny Cocks, South Australia's first female police officer in this "Half Baked History". Unsurprisingly, a lot of this episode is just us making fun of her name. This episode is brought to you by Balfours and a video of the recording can be viewed on our Facebook page ..read more
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Episode 45 - A Baked Cheesecake
AdeLOL - Adelaide & SA's Hilarious History
by AdeLOL
3y ago
We're back, with huge thanks to Balfours. Here's a live show we recorded as part of the 2020 Adelaide Fringe, just before COVID-19 really hit. This hilarious local tale that has escaped the internet, until now. Dan had to go to the State Library and learn how to use microfilms to find the information on this one. It was 1999, and a simple mix-up at the Ridgehaven Pelican Plaza Cheesecake Shop produced a whole lot of panic, and ultimately, laughs. Thanks for sticking with us guys, more episodes coming soon, we promise ..read more
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Giggleaide - Mayor McCheese
AdeLOL - Adelaide & SA's Hilarious History
by AdeLOL
3y ago
In this little Giggleaide we learn all about illegal cheese production whilst catching up on the whereabouts of an old friend.  ..read more
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