The Wholesome Show

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Looking for Plu-two! A beer with citizen astronomer wrangler Dr Brad Tucker!

Ok we all have to know the names of the 8 planets. There's like Earth and Jupiter and the one that sounds like your bottbott. But do you know the names of the 9 dwarf planet and the possible new planet 9? We don't, but we learned some of their names! We sat down for a beer with Dr Brad Tucker from the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and citizen science wrangler extraordinaire! Enjoy! The Wholesome Show is @rodl and @willozap.

LIVE SHOW! Post Fact Alternative Truthiness

It's a LIVE SHOW! We're discussing everything POST FACTY ALTY TRUTHY with this awesome panel of Brian Schmidt (Nobel prize winner and ANU VC), Katharine Murphy (Guardian Australia Political Editor), Anna-Maria Arabia (Australian Academy of Science CEO) and Joan Leach (Director of the Australia Political Editor), Anna-Maria Arabia (Australian Academy of Science CEO) and Joan Leach (Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science)! (Also lol, this panel involves our boss and our boss-boss-boss, fingers crossed we don't get fired after this). The Wholesome Show is @rodl and @willozap.

How to cite: 
The Wholesome Show. (2017, April 20). 'Live Show! Post Fact Alternative Truthiness' [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Is the rhythm gunna get ya? With Tim Hollo!

Part 1 of our live show 'Is the rhythm gunna get ya?', we sit down and explore the world of classical music with Tim Hollo.

An environmentalist and musician, Tim Hollo is founder of Green Music Australia and Executive Director of The Green Institute. He served as communications director for Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne, has been a board member of Greenpeace, and has worked for organisations including, Lock the Gate and Greenpeace. With FourPlay String Quartet, he has performed around the world, from dingy Melbourne pubs to the Sydney Opera House, from the Edinburgh Fringe to Carnegie Hall.

Also a bonus, check out one of Now to the Future by Fourplay at the end of this episode.



The Wholesome Show. (2016, November 24). '04 - Is the rhythm gunna get ya? With Tim Hollo!' [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Hey America, what just happened?

The Presidential Election is over, but OH BOY IS THERE A LOT TO DISCUSS.

We sit down for an intelligent beer with Professor William H Chafe, Dr Christine Wallace, and CJ Josh / Deb Mewett and explore everything that happened that made Donald Trump king.



The Wholesome Show. (2016, November 17). '03 - Hey America, what just happened?' [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Can you handle the truth?

You’ve probably already worked out that we at Team Wholesome have a lot of time to wonder about things. As independently mega-wealthy gentlefolk-of-learning, we often spend weeks lying around the Wholesome Luxury Resort and Day Spa® just wondering.

But what do we wonder about?

Well recently we’ve been wondering if there was any knowledge that humanity doesn't need. Or shouldn't have. Or does need but is too risky to find out about. Or that some people should have but others shouldn’t. And also, we mused, if there should be any restrictions on research and knowledge, just how the hell should we decide who does what and who gets to know about it?

It all started when we talked with a medical doctor who thinks prohibiting recreational drugs is a bad idea, and actively researches and lobbies for different approaches. Turns out some people are not at all happy about that. At all.

So we wondered further…

If he’s right, what else that people currently consider to be evil, bad and wrong might need a re-think? Should we actually be looking for the best and most wonderful recreational drugs we can imagine? Do we need to focus less on nice, safe things like kittens and cakes, and more on ‘nasty’ things, like how a psychopath’s mind works, or why ear wax tastes so bad?

Of course if we do the danger is that the facts we find about our world could be a wee bit confronting. They could suggest we should go in directions we really don't like.

Could all get a bit awkward, eh? That’s why in this episode we’re going to see if we actually can handle the truth.

Guest starring:

How to cite:

The Wholesome Show. (2016, September 28). '02 - Can you handle the truth?' [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from