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The Shed Wireless

The Australian Men’s Shed Association is thrilled to bring you The Shed Wireless

 Just click on the play button on each episode to get started (they’re all listed below). You can also find The Shed Wireless on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Red Circle and others. This link is an easy way to find the best option to suit you. And don’t forget to subscribe!

THE SHED WIRELESS SEASON 2 |Episode 10

It’s the wireless you would listen to if you were in the shed. Or wanted to hear the latest surprise hit song!

• “Short, fat, tall, skinny, hairy, bald, in the Shed it’s welcome one and all.” We debut the brand new Australian Men’s Shed Association jingle and it’s guaranteed to get stuck in your head.
• The genius behind the jingle is none other than the legendary Australian pop star John Paul Young. He has gone into business with his equally talented son — in their shed — and we drop by for a yarn with the dynamic duo.
• We’re off to the nation’s capital to hear about rocking horse restoration and the Belconnen Men’s Shed.
• Those monkey-farming grassholes Rip and Stuart have a few choice words about swearing.
• Plus we Ask the Doc about carrots, losing your license and eyesight.

All that and much more ahead in this episode of the Shed Wireless. Hosted by Aaron Kearney and Executive Officer of the Australian Men’s Shed Association David Helmers. Email us at theshedwireless@mensshed.net

 

THE SHED WIRELESS SEASON 2 |Episode 9

It’s the wireless you would listen to if you were in the shed. Or at the game…

• He went from a country town to a coal mine and was headed to the Olympics. Beloved sports broadcaster and mental health advocate Craig Hamilton talks about the new abnormal.
• From sawmills to windmills — meet the colourful team from Port Sorrell Men’s Shed in Tasmania.
• We ask the Doc about taking control of irritability.
• Checking on checks — Stuart takes on the hungry beast of health checks.

All that and much more in this episode of the Shed Wireless. Hosted by Aaron Kearney and Executive Officer of the Australian Men’s Shed Association David Helmers. Email us at theshedwireless@mensshed.net

THE SHED WIRELESS SEASON 2 |Episode 8

It’s the wireless you’d listen to if you were in the Shed. Or at a fair dinkum barbie…

  • You know it makes sense – the straight-talking “Lambassador” and controversial social and football commentator Sam Kekovich is our special guest.
  • We catch up with our Shedding brothers in the USA.
  • Do you live for hi-vis or think it is a big joke? We talk about attitudes to safety.
  • Do not fear the beige bananas. We Ask the Doc about the realities of hearing loss.

All that and much more ahead in this episode of The Shed Wireless. Hosted by Aaron Kearney and Australian Men’s Shed Association Chairman Paul Sladdin.

THE SHED WIRELESS SEASON 2 |ePISODE 7

It’s the wireless you’d listen to if you were in the Shed. Or if you wanted to be champion…

• He loves youse all (!) but one of the toughest men ever who walked is only here because he has a piece of pig inserted in his chest. Boxing great Jeff Fenech joins us.
• Throw another roo tail on the barbie and dress light because we’re heading to Katherine Men’s Shed in the Northern Territory.
• Is there anything worse than waiting for a medical result when you are afraid of the outcome? Rip and Stuart both give their takes on test-stress.
• And what is poor mental health as opposed to just a crappy day? We’ll Ask the Doc.

All that and much more ahead in this episode of The Shed Wireless.
Hosted by Aaron Kearney and Australian Men’s Shed Association Chairman Paul Sladdin.

THE SHED WIRELESS SEASON 2 |ePISODE 6

It’s the wireless you’d listen to if you were in the Shed. Or celebrating Men’s Shed Week…

•Everything you ever wanted to know (and perhaps a few things you didn’t) about how to get Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status for your shed.
•We meet the new Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Men’s Sheds.
•Rudeness? Lateness? Littering? What constitutes respect these days? We wrestle with disrespect in the modern world.
•Rip rocks in with his reckonings on respect.
•And we Ask the Doc, in fact two of them, all the “hard” questions about erectile dysfunction.
All that and much more ahead in this Men’s Shed Week episode of the Shed Wireless.
Hosted by Aaron Kearney and Australian Men’s Shed Association Chairman Paul Sladdin.

THE SHED WIRELESS SEASON 2 |ePISODE 5

It’s the wireless you’d listen to if you were in the Shed. Or in a Big Red Car…
• The original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page opens up about his near-death experience.
• Aaron’s been to a Shed Birthday. He gets all the news from Gisborne Men’s Shed and meets a Shedder turning 93!
• Grumpy Old Men – not a just a movie, a way of life for too many of us. Stuart and Rip dump the hump, and talk about the grumps.
• Plus we Ask the Doc (and get a second opinion) about the shocks of ageing and how you can avoid getting depressed about them.
• All that and much more ahead in this episode of the Shed Wireless.

Hosted by Aaron Kearney and Executive Officer of the Australian Men’s Shed Association David Helmers. Email: TheShedWireless@MensShed.net

THE SHED WIRELESS SEASON 2 |ePISODE 4

A Father’s Day special episode. There’s some honest discussion about connecting (or not connecting) with your dad, including why hugs and kisses can still feel a bit awkward sometimes. Leschenault Men’s Shed in WA is our Shed in the Spotlight. Legendary muso Colin Hay of Men-at-Work fame is our special guest. Ask-the-Doc is an amazing opportunity to get up-to-date male health medical info. As you’ll hear, there’s so much to know about prostate health and treatment options for prostate cancer. And resident funny guy Rip Woodchip helps you see the lighter side. Hosted by Aaron Kearney and Executive Officer of the Australian Men’s Shed Association David Helmers.

THE SHED WIRELESS SEASON 2 |ePISODE 3

The great Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee is our special guest. He was once the epitome of Australian manhood. Fit, fearsome and fearless — and even in his 70s he is all that and more.
Dayboro is our Shed in the Spotlight. Is laughter the best medicine? If so, where can you get a good dose of chuckles? Rip Woodchip reckons he’s got the formula that’ll help you live to 100.
Plus, not one but two of Australia’s leading experts tell you everything you ever wanted to know about prostate cancer. It’s a chat that might save your life.

Hosted by Aaron Kearney and Executive Officer of the Australian Men’s Shed Association David Helmers.

THE SHED WIRELESS SEASON 2 |ePISODE 2

It’s the wireless you’d listen to if you were in the Shed. Or the garden!

He is Australia’s favourite gardener, a thinker, a big believer in shedding and he sports the finest beard this side of the North Pole. Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis is our special guest. Our Shed in the Spotlight is Crystal Brook, South Australia. Meet the former MP-turned-shedder who might just let his mates loose on his Rolls Royce. We are talking Bad Habits and Rip Woodchip reckons he’s broken a few over the years. Stuart Torrance talks about his fiery relationship with cigarettes. Plus take a deep breath and relax because we are going to “Ask the Doc” about the prostate.

THE SHED WIRELESS SEASON 2 |ePISODE 1

Tell him he’s dreaming (this one’s going straight to the pool room)

Legendary Australian actor and friend of the Shed movement Michael Caton talks about life, health, the Sullivans, the Castle and how his life was turned around after hitting rock bottom. Raymond Terrace Men’s Shed features in our new segment “Shed in the Spotlight”. The remarkable story of one Shedder who had a horrific stroke before his 40th birthday, just months after moving to a new country with a young family. A legendary Shed music group and their grand plans for a grand tour. Stuart gives some simple fitness tips. Rip Woodchip promotes his plan for peak performance and we introduce “Ask the Doc” — your free regular appointment with a men’s health expert.

THE SHED WIRELESS ePISODE #10

In this episode you’ll meet the first woman ever to be elected to the Australian Men’s Shed Association Board of Directors. Why would she want to do that?!  We also meet the newest member of the AMSA team. She may be a familiar name and yes…she too is a she. What might Men’s Sheds look like in the future? And what’s the magic formula that makes shedding popular everywhere from Tipperary to Tumut? Our international panel will discuss. We’ll talk about music as medicine — how a good tune can give you a good tune-up. And Rip Woodchip gives us a taste of his music collection.

 

THE SHED WIRELESS ePISODE #9

In this episode you’ll hear from the man with more sheds on his patch than anyone else, Federal Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Mark Coulton. Spend some time in the Whittlesea Men’s Shed and find out why it works so well.
“As my old Dad used to say”: Stuart talks about the wisdom handed down through the generations through sayings, quotes and adages. An inspired Rip Woodchip shares his favourite bush wisdom. By popular demand, we sit down with our Irish Men’s Shed brothers for some more craic. And Professor John Macdonald talks about what older Shedders can get from young Shedders — and vice versa. Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Aaron Kearney and AMSA Boss David Helmers.

 

THE SHED WIRELESS ePISODE #8

In this Men’s Health Week special episode of The Shed Wireless, we talk to V8 Supercars legend David Reynolds about isolation, motivation and living your best life. Professor John Macdonald explains how sadness can actually be good. We talk to our friends at Healthy Male about lead in your pencil…and Rip Woodchip’s had his chassis serviced (much to everyone’s amusement). The Shed Wireless is hosted by award-winning broadcaster Aaron Kearney and AMSA boss David Helmers.

THE SHED WIRELESS ePISODE #7

We catch up with AMSA Board Chairman Paul Sladdin who reveals a secret about his past and shares his personal heartbreak
We head to Albany, Western Australia where they are back in the shed after mounting a brilliant support program for Shedders during lockdown
Professor John Macdonald talks vulnerability, manhood and the power of silent support
Stuart helps you save a few dollars and maybe save the world while you’re at it
Rip Woodchip has taken off his boots and checks their environmental footprint
A whole lot more

The Shed Wireless is hosted by award-winning broadcaster Aaron Kearney and AMSA Boss David Helmers.

THE SHED WIRELESS EPISODE #6

We head to Ireland to see how Shedders are surviving in that part of the world
The wonder of working with wood and how it nearly cost Stuart two of his fingers.
Rip Woodchip has been cooking and is feeling pretty pleased with himself.
The legendary Professor John Macdonald – one of the great minds of the shed movement – shares some thoughts.
And much more…

Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Aaron Kearney and AMSA Boss David Helmers.

THE SHED WIRELESS EPISODE #5

The world’s longest-serving Shedder, the Grandfather of Shedding, Ted Donnelly paints his vision for the future of the movement.
Barry Golding goes back to the future.
We talk mindfulness (and not living in the past or future).
Come on a tour of Parramatta District Men’s Shed.
Rip Woodchip gets ripped (and nails it).
And a whole lot more…

Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Aaron Kearney and AMSA Boss David Helmers.

THE SHED WIRELESS EPISODE #4

The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is our special guest with a rare insight into Australia’s response to the COVID-19 threat.
Exercise snacking and the importance of social distancing from the fridge.
Mark Lilly from AMSA HQ is Working in the Shed.
Part 4 of Barry Golding’s History of Shedding.
Rip Woodchip nails it.
And a whole lot more.

Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Aaron Kearney and AMSA Boss David Helmers.

THE SHED WIRELESS EPISODE #3

The Governor General of Australia is our special guest with some encouragement and advice for Shedders.
Important information regarding the return to Shedding.
Part Three of Barry Golding’s History of Shedding.
What Clint Eastwood can teach us about gratitude.
We drop in to Wellington Men’s Shed
Rip Woodchip nails it.
And a whole lot more.

Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Aaron Kearney and AMSA Boss David Helmers.

THE SHED WIRELESS EPISODE #2

It’s the Wireless You’d Listen to if you were in the Shed.

We drop in on the world’s longest-serving Shedder, the Grandfather of Shedding, Ted Donnelley.
Part Two of Barry Golding’s History of Shedding.
Why Too Much Relaxing is Bad and How to Stay Sharp
Working in the Shed features Liz MacDonald – AMSA Shed Development Manager
Rip Woodchip nails it
And much more…

Hosted by Aaron Kearney and David Helmers.

 

THE SHED WIRELESS EPISODE #1

It’s the Wireless You’d Listen to if you were in the Shed.

Meet Colin – A Shedder who survived COVID19.
Part 1 of Barry Golding’s nostalgic trip back to the birth of the first sheds.
We meet the ultimate Shedder – Rip Woodchip.
Get some top tips on staying healthy and happy
And a whole lot more.

Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Aaron Kearney and AMSA Boss David Helmers.