As much as I like Satyajit Das’ books (his new offering, Extreme Money, is just out and was reviewed favorably in the Financial Times), I wish he’d get on TV more often. His being in Sydney puts him at a bit of a disadvantage.
This clip is amusing. It ran on a morning show with 1 million viewers (remember, Australia has a population of only 20 million, so this is a big deal) right after a story on how a 51 year old married a 16 year old (it also included their flame haired dog, presumably to make it seem more wholesome). And yes, most Australian accents are nowhere near as pronounced as those of the newscasters.