James Valentine Head Room
By ABC Radio
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James Valentine Head Room is the space to expand on things heard during James’ daily radio show. It’s not about opinion but the experiences, passions and revelations from listeners. Head Room turns these amusing and insightful conversations into a podcast. Who are we? Why do we do the things we do? What are we really about? And how is it we all still manage to live together? If James’ daily broadcast is a live pig, then this podcast is the salami.
||CleanAre you confused? You're not alone||Every day, we’re confronted by practices that confuse us. How does this tap turn on? Are you supposed to remove all your clothes at a Thai massage? It’s not just you.||25 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe adventurous life of Lorna from Yarrawonga||From seeing Elvis perform on the Ed Sullivan show, to being one of the first tourists in China in the 1970s, Lorna has had an incredible life.||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe hijacking of ‘Ms’||The honorific ‘Ms’ was supposed to be neutral and the equivalent of ‘Mr’. But it hasn’t worked out that way.||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPutin’s puffer||How do you get down from a duck? Unfortunately the answer is no joke.||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTiny issue, big argument||It’s often the small issues that generate the most heated and passionate arguments between people. In this episode, you’ll hear about how thickly vegemite should be added to toast and whether pegs should be left on the clothesline after use.||3 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis is what I live with, again||If you live with someone who starts a conversation but then walks away making them impossible to hear, you’re not alone. Does your partner hoik the doona during the night and blame you? Enjoy these insights into domestic bliss.||16 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBefore the device||It’s 10 years since the launch of the iPhone that’s radically changed our behaviour. Enjoy this walk down memory lane before we had the device.||13 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlather 3||In this Blather, Jonathan Green and James Valentine wonder if Australians should accept the feral pest, even if it means embracing a super cane toad.||9 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood crimes: pineapple||There was a time when adding pineapple to dishes was seen as sophisticated and modern. But today, it’s a food crime. You won’t believe some of the pineapple food combinations.||29 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou are an ex||When you no longer work at a job, you can spill the beans about what really goes on. Hear former real estate agents, legal secretaries and librarians reveal the secrets about their profession. You’ll be amazed, amused and horrified at the revelations.||19 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSlate Culture Gabfest Oz Special||Slate Culture Gabfest is a weekly podcast in which three commentators discuss every aspect of popular culture. Julia Turner, Stephen Metcalf and Dana Stevens were in Australia for talks.||30 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho has the most first world problem?||‘First world problem’ is a phrase that describes minor issues that only afflict the privileged. Given we live in a first world country, there are plenty of examples to choose from. But what’s the most first world problem?||22 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat advice have you actually followed?||Wherever you turn, there’s advice on health, cooking, cleaning, relationships and finances. But does anyone use this advice? In this investigation, James discovers there’s at least one trusted source.||20 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTemptation at self-scan checkouts||What’s your behaviour at a self-scan checkout at the supermarket? Do you wrongly enter produce? Or, like James, only discover when you get to the car that you didn’t scan a tin of tuna and can’t be bothered to rectify your mistake?||20 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlather Mark 2: Spoiled by choice||James Valentine and Jonathan Green. Just like Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales, but blokier.||6 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHome remedies||You’ll be amazed at some of the home remedies people use for ailments. Be prepared to hear how leeches, urine and potatoes can cure all manner of ills.||4 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou’re freaking me out||As kids, of course we’re scared of spiders and things that go bump in the night. But why are we scared of bridges, pigeons and magic pianos? In this episode, we explore childhood fears that shouldn’t be fears at all.||28 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaybe you shouldn’t be missing Richard Simmons||James Valentine’s son Roy is a keen podcast listener but he has serious concerns about the current most popular podcast in the world, Missing Richard Simmons. James and Roy critique Missing Richard Simmons and wonder if we should be missing him.||14 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou're in the club||Did you know that ute drivers have an unwritten understanding with other ute drivers in busy traffic? Or that if you’ve had a heart bypass, you become part of the ‘zipper club’? There are many unexpected ways we connect with others.||27 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEndangered names||Why doesn't anyone call their child Garry or Wendy any more? Names that were popular in the 60's have fallen off the popularity charts in favour of Charlotte and Oliver. Why? And what are the consequences of certain names?||15 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMerry Christmas||As the mercury rises, Head Room is taking a summer recess and off to the beach. But we couldn’t leave without saying goodbye.||15 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe fascinating history of the numbering of Sydney's traffic lights||The fascinating history of the numbering of Sydney's traffic lights||8 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis is what I live with||You love your partner, but they have intriguing quirks.||1 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s with all the surveys?||From delivering parcels to buying a car, everyone wants you to rate them in a survey. Why do companies persist even when we hate them so much?||24 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlather||Can you tell the difference between real and fake news? Jonathan Green and James Valentine think they can. You be the judge.||17 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCongratulations! You're top ten!||Top Ten lists for health and beauty can make you feel frumpy and dissatisfied. But you are a Top Ten person…you just have to figure out at what.||3 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonopoly, Sydney style||The makers of the Australian version of Monopoly want to update the next edition to reflect popular landmarks. But why stop there? How about updating the Chance and Community Chest cards to better demonstrate the reality of the Sydney real estate market?||27 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOlive oil is not a food||There was time in Australia when an eggplant was a foreign object. And when olive oil was available only in medicinal quantities. People bought olive oil, but had no idea you could cook with it. So how did people use it back then?||20 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuying hope||There are things we buy where we’re not buying the thing -- we’re buying an emotion. What else explains the domination of cookbooks?||28 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCats and zen||Brigit the tonkinese cat was caught stealing men’s underwear and socks in the New Zealand town of Hamilton. James Valentine uncovers stories of cats creating mayhem in their neighbourhoods.||28 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSquirmy words||James Valentine has been searching for our least favourite words for some time now. He calls them squirmy words.||28 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAitchers gonna hate||Do you have strong views about the pronunciation of the eighth letter of the alphabet? Scratch the surface, and most of us have a clear view of how ‘H’ should sound.||28 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
James is my fav, don't tell Richard
I love listening to James in the afternoons and I'm happy that I'll be able to hear the highlights when I can't catch him in real time.
I miss the Form Guide podcast so hope it features in this new podcast. This is What I Live With is also entertaining.
Thanks for keeping it light James, it's always a joy to tune in.
Big mad smile
I am driving a huge coal truck with a mad smile on my face as a result of listening to your podcasts. There are rumours from passing drivers that I must be on drugs. (Smiling on the job)
Thank you. Love the show.
Always gives you a laugh it's just a bit of good fun. Thanks James it's good to have some relief from the serious side of life.
- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
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