Podcast Archive


Podcast #1 – Darling Range and Liberal women

Here it finally is, the first episode of the Tally Room podcast. It was recorded earlier this week after an earlier attempt last week, with Stewart Jackson and Megan Clement-Couzner.

We discussed a number of election news items, which involved a wide-ranging conversation about the Ontario provincial election and the Maine primaries, and what they tell us about voting systems, before previewing tomorrow’s Darling Range by-election in WA, and discussing the lack of Liberal Party women in the federal parliament.

I plan to publish episodes every fortnight for now, but I’m planning an episode next week to cover the results of Darling Range (amongst other topics).

I expect the podcast to be up soon on iTunes but you can useĀ the RSS feed now to subscribe in other podcast apps (I’ve done it myself in Overcast) or you can listen to the episode in the player below.

(You can now listen, subscribe, rate and review on iTunes here.)

If you find this podcast interesting, please consider donating via Patreon. It takes some time to organise and then to edit the show, so donations will help me keep time free to do this while still doing the other work of this blog (such as completing the last 51 seat guides for the federal election upon the conclusion of the redistributions this month). Thanks!

Here are some links to inform the stories on this week’s episode: Read the rest of this entry »


Let’s do a podcast!

I’ve wanted to do a podcast for a while, but haven’t been in a position to spend the time to do it properly. I think I’m pretty much there now, but I’m looking for some help with it.

I have a plan to launch a podcast in June, which should hopefully give us at least two episodes before the by-elections on July 28. It will start out slow, and may not be the most professionally produced podcast at first, but I’d like to work out the technology and spend the time to turn it into something really good. Hopefully it would be running smoothly for the big three elections due later this year.

I currently have 52 donors giving a small amount of money every month to support this website. This has been great. It’s allowed me to take some time off from my day job to work on this website, and because of that the core business of the website is well under control.

I now want to buy some equipment so I can try and start this podcast properly, as something which is easy to listen to (although I’m sure there’ll be some bumps along the road), and that’s going to cost some money.

So I’m looking to increase my Patreon donors to 70. This would provide me with funding to buy equipment, and put me in a good position to spend both running the website and the podcast as we head into the busiest time for elections in many years.

If you aren’t already a donor, please take a look at my Patreon page and consider signing up. It would be very much appreciated.

I’m hoping to reach the goal of 70 donors by the end of May. If we can get there, I would like to post the first episode in June, and then aim for a fortnightly schedule throughout the upcoming election periods.