Social Situation: Interview with Greg Jericho

10 October 2011

Written by: Erdem Koc

After starting out as a political blogger and Twitterer under the alias of GrogsGamut in early 2009, Greg Jericho’s real identity was ‘unmasked’ by The Australian in September of 2010.  It was revealed Greg was, in fact, a public servant working in Canberra.

Jericho recently left the public service – and as he puts it – is doing ‘this and that’. His most recent gig is as researcher for the new ABC show, ‘The Hamster Wheel’. He also contributes to ‘The Drum’ website.

In this week’s episode of Social Situation, Greg Jericho speaks to host Sean Power about the process he goes through when writing a blog post.

And we find out what we could do if we get something wrong online.    

Listen below!

‘Must Follows’

Each week, Sean asks our guests to add three names to our Social Situation ‘must follow list’.  Jericho’s additions:

Roger Ebert – A US film critic who tweets about a range of topics, including American politics. Often sends out great links.

Possum Comitatus – Someone who is great to follow for snarky discussion on media, economics and politics.

Stephen Koukoulas – Economist, political watcher and former advisor to Prime Minister Gillard. Provides really good commentary on economic issues.

We’ll publish the full list later on in the week.

And that’s a wrap for season one..

Thanks for joining us for our very last edition of Social Situation for season one. We’ll be back sometime soon on upstart with another series – but for now it’s time focus on end-of-year assignments and the summer’s sun.

A big cheers to all our guests – Mia Freedman, Anthony De Rosa, Matthew Keys, Amber Mac, Jess Hill and Greg Jericho – who took time out of their busy schedules to join us: an unknown podcast with a rambling first-year-university student host.

Special mention also to Lawrie Zion and Erdem Koç from La Trobe University who listened to my elevator pitch and let me run with it.

Until next time, whenever that is, keep tweeting!

Sean Power is a first-year Bachelor of Media Studies student at La Trobe University, and the founder of the Social Situation.  You can follow him on Twitter: @powersoz