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Michael Epis How long can this go on? How much longer can Ricky Ponting remain captain of the Australian cricket team?
Michael Epis The Australian people got it right again - as it has been said, they always do. The leaders would not lead - so the voters would not elect. Brilliant.
Michael Epis The Labor back room boys who got rid of Kevin Rudd are still congratulating themselves on how clever they are. Well, let’s just remind ourselves that it was clever back room Labor boys who ...
Michael Epis So, has Mal Brown been reading Keith Windschuttle? I doubt it. Mal doesn't strike me as the reading type.
Michael Epis Election years are dreadful things - and doubly bad when there are two elections. We are in the midst of it now and be warned - it’s only going to get worse. Much worse.
Michael Epis It looks like Micky Malthouse has been involved in one too many Anzac Day matches - that he has gone over the top once too often. I fear for his sanity.
Michael Epis I fear for Richmond. A ritualistic humiliation on the big stage at the hands of their traditional foe to open every season is nothing short of abuse. After a sustained three decades of ...
Michael Epis Having made the transition from Malcolm Turnbull to Tony Abbott, the Liberal Party has moved from tragi-comedy to straight out farce.
Michael Epis John Brumby must think we are stupid, really stupid. We are not. Well, not all of us.
Michael Epis It wasn't great tennis, but it was great viewing, the final of the Australian Open last night. Some of it anyway.
Michael Epis Whenever anyone nominates "the greatest Australian songwriter" it's usually a pretty short conversation. If it's not Paul Kelly, it's Nick Cave. But the smart money might just be on Don Walker. He's .
Michael Epis So, the Little Aussie Dead Shit has finally had his day.
Michael Epis So Red Ted Baillieu wants to ban the billy bong - or ''marijuana smoking implements'', as some news outlets inelegantly put it.
Michael Epis The cricket has been nowhere near as bad as I expected - and oddly, I have had a bit of faith restored, largely thanks to Chris Gayle, the West Indian skipper whose name is often qualified by the ...
Michael Epis Tony Blair's admission that another reason to wage war on Iraq would have been found in the absence of the supposed weapons of mass destruction is disgraceful - but I can't get excited about it.
Michael Epis Having made the discovery that the film Rabbit-Proof Fence is ...
Michael Epis Non-smokers have so much to thank smokers for - but they are such ingrates they give nothing but abuse. Probably it's because they can't stand seeing other people have a good time while they are so ..
Michael Epis Joe Hockey has a point - the literal reading of the Bible turns people away from God. The point is simple and well made - and the temptation to read the Bible literally is one that will not go away.
Michael Epis The famous are judged so unfairly. Think of Nero. Think of Don Lane. Yes, I know what you thought - Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
Michael Epis When I bought my copy of Barley Patch, the latest piece of fiction by Gerald Murnane, the man behind the counter handed it to me with the words "He could win ...