Set This House In Order was the first podcast I ever created. It was an attempt to take some of the ideas I had about political reform (specifically at the Federal level) and bring them to a wider audience. However, illness, work and general life blah made it difficult to keep to the schedule I had set myself, and after playing with a revised format for a while, I eventually came to the conclusion that what I wanted was not to merely shout these ideas into the void, but to join a political party and try to work to put them into practice.
The podcast is no longer available as a subscription via RSS or assorted podcast players, but the individual episodes of it are archived on this site and downloadable from it, should you be interested in them.
Thank you to everyone who listened, who posted on here or on the Facebook group – who engaged with these ideas, and apologies to all of you that I never got around to interviewing for the show. I hope to interview some of you on other podcasts, some day.
Why are our politicians so bad at their jobs? Well, for a number of reasons, not the least of which – as explicated in this episode – is that the job is one for which no formal training or qualifications exist. So just how does as aspiring politician qualify?
After far too long away, Set This House In Order is back to lay a foundation for what’s to follow, and bring power to the people via Citizen Initiated Referendums
This week, I try to figure out why politicians make so much more than we do, and eventually reach the obvious conclusion regarding what is not at all a Comparable Wage.
Another week, another episode – this one about a law so broken that some of the people in charge of administering it think it should be changed.
So what does it take for a Minister to say that they have Too Much Power?
Happy New Year!
Have an Episode One: All, All Honourable Men
Let me know what you think, here or on Facebook 🙂
I’m so excited!
The preview episode for my first podcast just dropped.
Set This House In Order is a podcast in which I attempt to find ways to make our political system better. Minor tweaks or major reforms that make politics fairer, or smarter, or less corrupt. Most of them are little things – slight revisions or re-orientations that make things incrementally better rather than blowing up the whole thing and starting over. Because what we have is actually pretty good – but it can always be better.
You can find it here, and I’ll be adding it to all the usual places over the next few days. Let me know if there’s an app or service you particularly want to see it on – I have a list, but I’m sure I missed somewhere.
This is actually kinda funny. After noodling around with what I wanted to do podcast-wise, and even announcing here a while back that I had three different podcasts in mind, it turns out that the first cab off the rank is going to be a different one entirely. This is it:
Look Back in Wonder is a song by song journey through the back catalogue of David Bowie. In each episode, I’ll interview someone about the Bowie song that means the most to them. The people I interview will come from all walks of life, united by our common love of Bowie.
So I need your help for this. If you have a story you want to share about a Bowie song and what it means to you, get in touch. Email me here to let me know what song you’d like to talk about. If we can at all make the scheduling work, I’d be happy to talk to you. (I live in Melbourne, Australia, so if you do too, we can probably do this in person. If not, well there’s always Skype and such.)