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  • #16071

    anonymous
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    Cooee all from South Aussie!I had recently got an iPhone for my birthday and thought I would make my first foray into podcasts - following my great leap over the last year into the non-paper Kindle world for my usual history fix.  I tried this site at random, but 1 episode and I was hooked - made a bit of a blue though, when I downloaded 100+ old episodes I thought I was on Wi-Fi, but not so - well, even though it cost me a few bob when the phone bill came in it was worth it!Thanks Jamie for your really impressive work here, my only regret is my drive to work is too short, so its taking ne a while to catch up to the latest pods. 'OorooDaniel

  • #19691

    Anonymous

    Hey Dan, Willy K here! I aint no aussi, and neither is my freind, but he is good at it's accent, or is that his british voice? I live in the Great Lake state of Michigan. Before I figuered out how to down load podcast's, i listened to podcasts1-48. Well enjoy yourselfs, and i added an aussie option to the soccer, of football, poll. 8) Ayooo 

  • #19692

    anonymous
    Participant

    Thanks mate, I hope it's not getting too cold up there. I will give the footy voting a butchers'

  • #19693

    Anonymous

    Not at all. At least not yet. It's fall and November, so winter is close. It's 6:13 AM here, so what time is down under, and have you seen a Kangaroo?

  • #19694

    anonymous
    Participant

    G'day Willy K,I am definitely not going to hazard a guess on time zones with the US - with both Aussies & the states having a number of zones and added to that the +/- of daylight saving,  we also have the international date line, so half the time we are not even on the same day!As for kangaroos, I suppose they must be a little like moose in your neck of the woods, in the cities you don't see any, but once you get out in the country (and you don't have t go very far) there are heaps of them, but here's the catch, you generally don't see them and when you do you wish you hadn't, as they sleep all day and only come out at between sunset and sunrise, not a good thing when you are doing 110 Kph on the highway!Cheers  Dan

  • #19695

    Anonymous

    Yeah dan, it'l be a pain to try with that. Anyway, we michigan peaple usally dont see moose, thats more like northen canada. but we do see white tail deer! and i have seen alot of deer, since i live in rural Riverdale, whitch has a small population, my dad thinks it has too many peaple! now, a couple of questions (and you can ask me some too) 1)do you live in the city? 2) Favorite rugby team, mine is New Zealand! 3) whats it like  in general to live in aussie, i've alway wanted to know!                                              Willy K  (by the way, my dad said New zealanders talk with a bad Aussie accent!)

  • #19696

    Jamie
    Keymaster

    Hi Dan, I'm glad that you're enjoying the show.  Sorry about the data limit stuff, you're not alone in making that mistake.  I've done it as well, in fact.  ;)Anyway, welcome to the community!

  • #19697

    anonymous
    Participant

    G'day Willie,I live in Adelaide, which is the capital city of South Australia, which while it has about 1 million people it has the feel of a big country town, in fact it is in the driest state in the driest continent with only ocean to the S, 3000kms W or N to any serious cities and about 1000ks E to find the same, so we are pretty well on our own down here.In Oz the NE States play rugby but the SW states play Aussie Rules, so we don't really follow very closely the strange world of rugby here.As for Kiwis, we see them a bit like you may see Canadians, we can't see their accent being too much like ours,  but perhaps to other people it is.  They have a unique way of speaking, seeming to leave out the vowels!Living here has changed a bit over the years and on the surface may look more more like the US, but the people are really more like a laid - back version of the English, if you want to get a feeling of how Aussies would like to imagine themselves you could check out some Henry Lawson short stories.I gather it must be thanksgiving over there, while we here bucket loads about the US here, I can't say Michigan gets much coverage - what is it like there, is it mainly a farming state like it is here on SA?  It must be great living in a rural spot, we spend all our holidays on the bush,Cheers Dan

  • #19698

    anonymous
    Participant

    I haven't done the data limit thing, but I did once run up almost 400 euros worth of phone bill when I got a bit tipsy and made phone calls (remember those? ;)) to friends in the US. Normally I wouldn't do that, but I was in the US at the time and for some reason *cough*alcohol*cough* didn't think that with my Dutch phone, I would be charged for international calls...

  • #19699

    Anonymous

    well dan, it depends were you are in michigan. in the lower peninsula, where i live, citys are all over the place! but quite a bit of it is farming. i live in the rural areas. the UP, upper peninsula, has a ton of foresty. And thanksgiving was 3 or 4 days ago, it snowed, and we were going to grill a turkey, and it snowned! :( and by the way, i ussally dont see canadaians. actually, i havent camped or gone into the brush since i was 2!  questions, 1. what is your favorite british era, thats about it for me!                          Will k

  • #19700

    anonymous
    Participant

    G'Day Willy K, I hope you had a great Xmas, I'm just doming my usual Boxing Day chill-out & thought I would catch-up on the BHP Forum.  Mmmm … my favourite period of British History, well that's a hard one, the periods of Roman Britain, the Dark Ages, Medieval period, the Reformation, the Civil War, Napoleonic Wars era, Victorian period, WWI & WWII all come up as favourites.  However, if I had to go on a desert island with a set of history books covering one period I think the Edwardian period with its conclusion in WWI, covering the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries is the most interesting – showing both the Empire at its perceived zenith and the aftermath of Versailles being the beginning of its decline, and sandwiched between these two was the pivotal role that Britain & the Empire had in winning the Great War.  I suppose it will be a few seasons before we get up to this period in the cast!Good question - do you have a favourite?

  • #19701

    anonymous
    Participant

    Hi “MJ” – thanks for the moral support on the data limit thing – however I couldn't use the demon drink as an excuse!  Yes that phoning thing is a bit of a trap but way down here in Aussie I don't phone to many people Overseas, as they are usually in bed! Cheerio.

  • #19702

    Anonymous

    The Romano Britain era, and Celtic britain. Nice to here from you! I also like the dark ages!              Will

  • #19703

    anonymous
    Participant

    G'day Willy,Well your favourite eras have been covered so you must be quite chuffed, I have a bit of a wait!See ya :)

  • #19704

    Anonymous

    yeah!  :) you got one or to down for you! so man, whats going on in aussie? winter break is nearly gone :( but get to see friends! ;D               Willy

  • #19705

    anonymous
    Participant

    Hi Willy,I had a cobber who is an ex-pat living in the States (Sth Carolina) come back for a visit over Xmas, but as the school holidays are short over there, so he had to have a pretty short visit.  Most people here have their long holidays over Xmas as it is summer here of course, while I have gone back to work. :(  I like to go on holidays during winter & head Up North to Queensland - that way I get 2 "Summers" and Outback Qld is a great place. :)So its just usually chilling out in Aussie, generally nothing too exciting happens, but around this time of year the Poms are in-country for the Ashes Cricket Test Series, which alway a great event, especially Melbourne Boxing Day & Sydney New Year's Test Matches.  The next big thing will be Australia Day in late Jan - which is major BBQ event around the country!

  • #19706

    Anonymous

    Sounds delish! :) next up is Valintines day, which is my mom's birthday! :)

  • #19707

    anonymous
    Participant

    G'Day Willy,Well I suppose you'll never forget your Mum's birthday (& who would want to) - hope the big chill isn't getting too cold for you.

  • #19708

    Anonymous

    yeah I love my mom. she introduced me to this podcast! ;D

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