The Pope Ex-Benedict

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Pope Benedict the sixteenth is stepping down from his position as the head of the Roman Catholic Church, becoming the first Pontiff to do so in nearly six hundred years. But is the Pope even allowed to retire? I mean, he’s been chosen by God to lead his people!

For this weeks Ally-Cat Chat, Pope Innocent 1.0.1 (Tom Angley), Pope Big Nick (Nick Pipe), and Pope Jeremy Goku the First (Mason Krollig) discuss how their lives have been affected by the Popes surprise retirement announcement and debate whether or not online gambling websites should be allowed to let punters place bets on who will be the next Pope.

(This weeks Ally-Cat Chat begins with the Streetcasters reminding Nick Pipe what his new “Nick”-name is.)

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Produced by: Mason Krollig

Carn or can the Clipsal??

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Each year as March madness draws ever closer, the cries of arts lovers and festival goers grow louder, echoing the perennial concern over the inconvenient clash of the Clipsal 500 with the Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival, Womadelaide and more, in what is the busiest week in the Adelaide social calendar.

Lucky for some, those angry cries can barely be heard through the roars of the V8 engines and fighter planes ringing through the usually sleepy city.

And while the clash of cultures rages on, the events continue to pile up as the state government decides what to do to ease the disparately busy period.

So is the Clipsal the monster everyone thinks it is? Should the big race be the one to move? And what are the issues involved with so many events on at the one time? Danni Frangos, Tom Angley and Chris Brunner tackled these important questions and more in this week’s Alley Cat Chat…

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In The Name Of Medical Science!

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Low on funds? Enjoy being in bed? Don’t mind needles? Well, sounds like you’re a perfect candidate for a clinical drug trial!

For those of you who’ve never really thought about how a drug gets from concept to the pharmacy shelves, clinical drug trials are sets of tests in medical research that generate safety and efficacy data for medical interventions.

Depending on the type of product, investigators (like CMAX based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital) usually need a number of volunteers to be their human guineapigs before they can approve a drug to be released to the general public.

For this week’s Ally Cat-Chat, Nick Pipe, Jennie Lenman, and Mason Krollig share their thoughts on clinical drug trials and discuss how much they would need to be paid before they let a medical student remove one of their toes and attempt to re-attach it…

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Produced by: Mason Krollig

Welcome to AdTube

lumosityIf you’ve used YouTube any time in the past year or so, you’ve probably been met with a volley of pesky in-video adverts before actually being allowed to watch the clip of your choice. But can we really complain? Nick, Dani and Tom discuss.

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The Lycra League

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Citizens of Adelaide, get your car horns tuned and road rage insults ready… The Tour Down Under is in town and lycra-loving, leg-shaving, Lance-hating cyclists are dominating the streets!

This week, Nick, Bella and Mason discussed the sport and shared stories of our personal experiences with cyclists on the road. We also talked a little about the bare-faced-lying-bad boy Lance Armstrong in light of his revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey (#dopra).

New Year Resolutions: Let’s Get Realistic!

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New Year’s Eve has always been a stressful time for the Streetcasters (and not just because no girls want to kiss them at midnight!) It’s stressful for them because, if they’re not already passed out from doing too many tequila shots, they’re trying to thinking of a New Year’s resolution they can actually stick to!

This week, Danni Frangos, Jennie Lenman, and Mason Krollig reveal their New Year’s resolutions (or lack thereof) and discuss how well they’re doing twelve days into the New Year. The team from Streetcast also try to come up with some more “realistic” New Year’s resolutions for 2014.

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Produced by: Mason Krollig

The Wrath of Grapes

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Your head is pounding, your mouth is dry and your stench is enough to send sewer rats scurrying in the opposite direction. As you attempt the seemingly impossible task of moving from bed you wonder…”When did the world become so loud?”

No, you are not experiencing a slow and painful demise, you just had one too many tequila shots the night before, resulting in a big, fat, nasty HANGOVER.

Never fear! This week, Bella, Tom and Nick discussed all the tips and tricks on surviving hangovers this holiday break. Get informed!