Hey, I was on Radio National

Barcham 8 April 2013 6

Now Hear This is a fantastic event conceived and run by Melanie Tait where a bunch of people get up and tell a story based on a theme.

During their ‘My First Time’ show last year I jumped up and told a story about the first time I caught a fish. The ABC describes it like this:

Joel Barcham has a father who wants to turn him into a man, when he’d rather stay at home and play computer games. One day they go fishing and everything changes.

My story was played on Radio National over the weekend. I was at the Folkie and missed it, but now it’s on their website so I can have a listen and cringe at how poorly I delivered my tale.

If you too were at Folkie, or were otherwise engaged, and would like to hear about how my poor upper-body strength caused me emotional damage when I was but a boy, you can listen to my story right here.

Yes I am shamelessly self-promoting my lack of masculinity, because there is something wrong with me.

[UPDATED] Johnboy says if I’m going to shamelessly self-promote on the RiotACT, I have to promote him also…


Hey! Did you know Johnboy was on Radio National also? He was talking about Open Journalism, and claiming that the RiotACT was created “largely to prove an ex-girlfriend wrong.”

We’re learning a lot about each other today.

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6 Responses to Hey, I was on Radio National
HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 11:10 pm 08 Apr 13

ScienceRules said :

Joel, please take this as a massive compliment, but you totally look like Kenney Everett in that pic! Could you please do a rendition of Brother Lee Love? Awesome…

Yes – and can we also have Marcel Wave, and Hot Gossip!

BTW, I trust that’s a self-tied bow-tie (which your Dad taught you how to tie), old chap.

bundah bundah 7:53 pm 08 Apr 13

Interesting tale there JB junior.Ah well all is not lost for you can still get together with the old man and drink like fish if nothing else!

LSWCHP LSWCHP 7:27 pm 08 Apr 13

Hey man, don’t sell yourself short. That was a good yarn, and well delivered. I grinned all through it, and I may have lolled. 🙂

I’m divorced, and I have a young son who’s very very bright, and very funny. I don’t see him as much as I’d like. I’m a bit of a blokey bloke, and he’s not, and that’s entirely OK. I take him bushwalking and shooting and fishing, and he’s OK with that, but I know he’d really rather be at home reading and playing computer games. A couple of weeks ago my wife said “Have you noticed how mini-LSWCHP often leans back like you with his hands behind his head, and how he often closes his eyes like you and scratches the back of his head when he’s thinking about something and how he closes one eye and squints in the bright sunlight like you do…”

It was a good yarn. And I’m glad you get on with your dad and still see him. Be kind to him, eh?

I live in Macgregor I live in Macgregor 6:05 pm 08 Apr 13

who doesn’t love a good yarn?

ScienceRules ScienceRules 4:57 pm 08 Apr 13

Joel, please take this as a massive compliment, but you totally look like Kenney Everett in that pic! Could you please do a rendition of Brother Lee Love? Awesome…

Masquara Masquara 2:56 pm 08 Apr 13

Ha ha yes I heard this on RN the other day. I love the self-deprecating stories on Now Hear This.

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