Adam Piggott

Gentleman adventurer

Podcast #43 – The kitchen table episode.

“ … sadly you can say what you like around the kitchen table at home”.

Gillian Triggs, Australian Human Rights commissioner.


Jonathan McAloon. Mangina.


A prime example of beta husbandry in action.


It’s happy Friday hawtness time.


  1. Amanda

    I was listening to your podcast in the car Adam with my 17 year old daughter. I thought, I bet she never hears musings from a manly man like this. I was right, but in the wrong way. It became a little awks. I never got to the kitchen table bit even though I persisted through the cardigan talk.
    I also have a 15 year old son that I would like to get listening to you but you swear too much and I don’t like the sex talk. There you have it. I guess you may only want gentlemen listeners (who wear cardies) rather than women and children. I want more strong role models for my son though. Anyway, thought I would put it out there.

    • Adam

      Hi Amanda, your comment intrigued me so I listened to the first 15 minutes of the episode as I tend to immediately forget whatever I recorded, a most useful survival habit. For the life of me I couldn’t understand what was awks during the cardigan talk, unless such sartorial introspection is strictly off limits for 17 year old girls. However, I suspect that just about anything is awks as regards to teenage girls of that age group. I should know as I have a little sister who is 17 and I do my best to avoid interactions with her as they are just too painful to experience. Heaven forbid being stuck in a car with her.

      As to your 15 year old son, the swearing I can understand. But as to the sex talk, if you think that he isn’t totally preoccupied with sex at the moment you are gravely mistaken. At least from me he can get the solid facts as opposed to his clueless peers. If you appreciate someone who is a manly man and you hope for the same for your own son then you’re going to have to let him smoke behind the school shed, figuratively speaking. It doesn’t mean you have to approve of it, but at least hold on to the understanding that all of the interesting and manly men that you have met in your life didn’t get that way by listening to their mothers.

  2. Amanda

    The awkward bit was when you were musing on Jonathan McAloon’s sex life. I wanted my daughter to hear your thoughts on that arrogant control freak, Gillian Triggs, but you took a slight detour and we had to turn you off. Sorry! Next time I will persist though because it was probably short lived and I don’t want to be a prudish mother.
    And yes, I know, I have to accept that my 15 year old boy-man is growing up and can handle that crude man-speak talk. I prefer it to the gender-identity, marriage equality, homosexual, feminist talk, that is for sure. So while he still actually listens to his mother, I will encourage him to listen to you.

    • Adam

      The awkward bit was when you were musing on Jonathan McAloon’s sex life.

      Oh my, I could see that being awks.

      So while he still actually listens to his mother, I will encourage him to listen to you.

      The great irony here is that I previously said that teenage boys should not listen to their mothers.

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