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James Valentine Head Room

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James Valentine Head Room is the space to expand on things heard during James’ daily radio show. It’s not about opinion but the experiences, passions and revelations from listeners. Head Room turns these amusing and insightful conversations into a podcast. Who are we? Why do we do the things we do? What are we really about? And how is it we all still manage to live together? If James’ daily broadcast is a live pig, then this podcast is the salami.

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James Valentine Head Room is the space to expand on things heard during James’ daily radio show. It’s not about opinion but the experiences, passions and revelations from listeners. Head Room turns these amusing and insightful conversations into a podcast. Who are we? Why do we do the things we do? What are we really about? And how is it we all still manage to live together? If James’ daily broadcast is a live pig, then this podcast is the salami.

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James Valentine Head Room

Latest release on May 08, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 10 days ago

Rank #1: It's time to update the latte sipper insult

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A Queensland Senator reckons the ABC only broadcasts to latte-licking inner city types. Firstly, we sip lattes. Secondly, you can pretty much get a latte anywhere in the country. So let's help the Senator with some more contemporary insults.

Nov 29 2019

20mins

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Rank #2: Are you a door denier?

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Some people have difficulty closing cupboard doors and drawers. Why? Head Room investigates.

Mar 26 2019

20mins

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Rank #3: PLUG. The world's most fun news quiz.

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Quiz writer Matt Bevan and James Valentine test Ange Lavoipierre and Stephen Smiley.

Jan 31 2019

25mins

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Rank #4: The Committee for Modern Proverbs

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It's time to update the proverb to better represent the times we live in. There were many entries, so which ones did the committee endorse?

Aug 30 2019

27mins

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Rank #5: Spreadsheets For Life

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There are people living among us who cannot live without a spreadsheet.

Jul 06 2018

23mins

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Rank #6: The unexamined axiom is not worth putting on the fridge

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Judith Lucy and Denise Scott are two of our favourite comedians. What do they make of James Valentine’s collection of inspirational quotes and advice for life?

Feb 01 2018

21mins

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Rank #7: Some people don't like to use windscreen wipers in the rain. Fact.

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These same people also like to run the fuel gauge on empty.

Jul 18 2018

17mins

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Rank #8: The story you don't usually tell

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This is the story you leave off your CV or don't raise in polite company because it's too weird or shocking.

Aug 27 2018

23mins

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Rank #9: What is an overpromoted rubber bath toy?

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James Valentine and Jonathan Green go on a blather adventure.

Aug 29 2019

23mins

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Rank #10: The Even Greater Sydney Planning Committee

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What kind of indicator can we use to rate Sydney's poor air quality?

Nov 21 2019

26mins

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Rank #11: Tom Gleeson: soft chat, hard read

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Hard Chat host Tom Gleeson talks to James Valentine for The Books That Made Me.

May 18 2018

26mins

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Rank #12: When did we start carrying water bottles everywhere?

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Many people carry water with them at all times. But this wasn't always the case. When and why did we become obsessed with water? It's a James Valentine investigation.

Apr 12 2018

18mins

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Rank #13: The wisdom of sayings about money

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With the Royal Commission into banking handed down, James Valentine uncovers the wisdom in proverbs and sayings about money.

Feb 12 2019

9mins

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Rank #14: The conversations NOT to have

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It might be fascinating to you but completely boring to others. Here are the topics to avoid.

Feb 22 2019

19mins

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Rank #15: Christmas traditions to reject

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If the prospect of an upside down Christmas tree chills you to the core, you're in good company. And how about Alan Rickman? He's the bad guy in two Christmas movies, Die Hard and Love Actually. Tis the season.

Dec 10 2017

24mins

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Rank #16: The demise of the doorbell

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James Valentine charts the changing fortunes of a once indispensable part of every home. The doorbell.

Sep 05 2018

18mins

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Rank #17: A very guilty Christmas

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If you’re way behind on your Christmas to-do list, get a boost by hearing from those who feel guilty rather than festive at this time of the year.

Dec 15 2017

15mins

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Rank #18: PLUG - the world's funnest quiz

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This week, it's Julia Zemiro versus Avani Dias.

Nov 21 2019

26mins

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Rank #19: Heidi, some Cointreau and The Boy on the Train

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Things work as they should more often than we tell it. In this story, the right people show up and do what needs to be done. The following podcast may induce tears so please ensure an adequate supply of tissues.

Jul 04 2019

19mins

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Rank #20: PLUG - the world's funnest quiz

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Ange Lavoipierre and Sam McCool tackle this week's questions penned by Matt Bevan and James Valentine.

Nov 07 2019

26mins

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