Podcast: Conspiracy Theories

Was the moon landing faked, just a film directed by Stanley Kubrick on a Hollywood studio lot? Who, what and where are The Illuminati? If the world isn’t flat, why do aircraft fly on the international routes they do? Harry, Flynn, Liam, and Rob talk about our favourite conspiracy theories.

10 things that happen when you fall in love

BY HARRY ASHFORD-COX @harryashford15

We all know the feeling … weak knees, butterflies in the tummy, an inability to think about anything or anyone but bae <3 Harry A-C has done some research to find the definitive list of what actually happens to us when we find true love.

  1. Your appearance matters

Obviously when you go on a date, you don’t want to turn up in basketball shorts and a shirt with a cat on it. People will tend to make sure they look in top condition to impress their date by shaving, using extra deodorant and losing weight, all in hope to find The One.


  1. You try more things outside your comfort zone

Most people in relationships have some common interests, but there are always a couple of things one half is reluctant to do. If you’re single and are afraid of heights you probably won’t go skydiving, but if you have a daredevil partner you will be open to trying new things to connect with them.


  1. You buy them stuff

It could be their birthday, Christmas or any other holiday, or maybe you just feel a little generous and buy them a gift for no reason at all except that they make you happy.


  1. You must be with them

You have this new person in your life and all you want to do is be with them ALL DAY EVERY DAY whether watching Netflix or going for a walk.


  1. You meet more people

This one comes with any person you meet really, but when you fall in love with someone you are more likely to meet more people. Their parents, friends, co-workers and other family.


  1. You can’t stop looking

All you want is to keep looking at them because they are that spark in your life and you appreciate them so much and you’re just SO IN LOVE. When your eyes are making contact with something they are fixated, so if you are looking at them for a long time it’s either love or something weird’s going on. Probably love.


  1. You sing and dance

When you’re in love obviously you’re happy and sometimes you get that urge just to unleash your inner Tom Cruise and go full-on Risky Business. Because that’s what love can do.


  1. Your hormones go wild

Cheeks blush, hearts beat faster, palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. All of these things happen (maybe not the last two) when you are in love. You probably might even feel high because of all the euphoric feelings you’re having.


  1. Your heart rates synchronise

No, they really do. The University of California at Davis conducted research that revealed couples when couples are connected to monitors their heart beats and breathing were in sync.


  1. You now care (even) more about the future

Ok, you’re in a relationship and now you must think about the future. Are you going to get married? Have kids? Get a dog? It might all still be up in the air but at least you have something to look forward to and plan for.


Animalia: the playlist

Graphic by Jasmine Ryan

Thanks for joining us today on Sydney TAFE Radio for our Friday #animalia special. We’ll be uploading a podcast of the show, as well as previous weeks’ shows, next week. In the meantime, here’s the playlist of the animal-themed tunes we played today, with music direction by Flynn Dunbavan, Rob Frezza Mangone, Anthony Shelston, Liam Maddren and Harry Dunn.

Next week we’ll be celebrating two humans getting married on the other side of the planet – no prizes for guessing which ones – with an hour of radio and lots of online stuff based around love and relationships. See you then. Mwah!

Q&A: Radio presenter and journalist Simon Marnie

Simon Marnie (left) in the ABC702 studio with fellow presenter James Valentine. Photo: Facebook 

The ABC’s much-loved Simon Marnie describes his work in radio as “a career of accidents”. VICTORIA YATES talks to him about working in the media industry.

What is your current occupation?

Presenter. Weekends 702 ABC Sydney and ABC NSW

How did you get where you are today?

I was at acting school when a friend passed on the ad for the inaugural Radio course at AFTRS. To be honest, AFTRS paid more than the dole and so I applied, was accepted and then on graduation couldn’t face my placement in Albany WA or Mt Isa so I worked at Triple J for free (now its called an internship) until I received more and more work ‘til I was finally made full time at the ABC.

What would you be doing if you couldn’t be in the media business?

I’d be a cat. I could have meals handed to me and sleep all day.

In your mind, what are some of the best jobs to have in media, and why?

Production is great depending on your presenter. Each day would have different challenges and its always a varied role.

Film or TV editing is the most in demand work it seems. I never see out of work editors.

Name five of your favourite radio or TV presenters.

Mark Colvin
Angular Curtains (Angela Catterns)
Margaret Throsby
Leigh Sales
Ray Martin

What is your advice for people hoping to break into the media industry?

Be flexible. This is in many facets, as you never know what opportunities can arise. Mine is a career of accidents and so by not being set in my way, open to opportunities and varied in skills I was able to take up opportunities that may have slipped by someone more set in their ways.


Sydney TAFE Radio goes LIVE!

A highlight of our semester was the outside broadcast by our awesome radio students at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College in Burwood. Watch as the students explain how it feels to program and present live radio. With Mitchell Coombs, Tia Pagliasso, Michael Golding, Justin Pineda, Stephen Grbevskii, Aishlin Garnett, Shayne Beath, Claudia Green, Antony Turner and Bede Lenehan. Video production by Brian Newington.

Podcast: JETcast Episode 1

The JETcast in the studio: L-R Edoardo Mesiti, Traudy Glasencnik, and Jay Liu. Photo illo: Jay Liu

Get ready to Jet set with the JETcast, keeping you informed on the nitty gritty of life. From suicide to food labelling, television and the potentially immoral act of killing rodents and insects, we have it covered. Join Jay Liu, Edoardo Mesiti and Traudy Glasencnik by listening, and tell us what you think on our Facebook page. We’re ready for anything.