Roothy's Roothless Tales Podcast for 4X4 and 4wd Enthusiasts
About This Show
John Rooth, the Australian 4X4 Bush Mechanic, brings a whole new world of fair dinkum to broadcasting.
Backed up by his mate Producer Pete and plenty of interviews with real world people, Roothy hasn’t dug up this much dirt since he got out of mining.
Yes, it’s adults only, yes it’s not for sissies, but it is real and it’s coming straight from the heart of the Aussie bush. You want Roothless opinions? Hang on to your ears!
Australia's foremost 4WD and 4X4 Celebrity.
Most Recent Episode
RTP #3 With Anthony ‘Macca’ Macdonald.
Apr 11 16
This episode of Roothless Tales Roothy and Pete are joined by Anthony ‘Macca’ Macdonald, one of the best known desert tour guides in Australia. Learn about Macca’s choice in camper trailers, what makes them really useful under the toughest conditions on earth and hear some of the crazy expeditions he’s had both in our outback and overseas. Then Roothy scratches up deep dirt when he delves into the Black Saturday fires. Yep, turns out Macca lost the lot in that incredible inferno - from the house he built to the mates who lived around him and eventually his marriage too. Three hundred and sixty degrees of nothing but black… if you want to hear some genuine behind the scenes stories from the worst bushfires ever, then this is where you’ll find them.
All that and Macca still doesn’t wear underpants. Roothy counters with some personal tales of the Brisbane floods and cows washing up on islands out to sea. One minute we’re hearing about the growth in the outdoors industry, the next we’re talking the slums of Calcutta. Roothy tells about an interesting experience he had
If you’re even remotely interested in the future of outback travel then this is one podcast you can’t afford to miss. In the one place and at the one time we’ve got two of Australia’s most experienced travellers talking the truth on everything from mushrooms to vehicle maintenance and getting the most out of your rig. Ever wondered if you could cast a gear from a bar of soap and melted aluminium cans?
Roothless Tales, don’t listen if you can't handle the truth.
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Okay John, we are recording.
[John] Hey, out there in crazy land! It's Fruitless Tiles and, I'm here with Producive Pete, of course!
[Pete] Hi Guys!
[FT] And I saved him well. And this time around we got a special guest. We've got, my own mate, Anthony Macdonald or Macaroos - his better name, from Red Desert Tours. Mate, how are you?
[Anthony] Actually, I'm pretty good, uh, given that I was able to find this place but uh, now that I'm here, I'm, I'm in a like a luxury of having a great time.
[John] Yeah, oh don't tell everyone about this place for their millionaire residents. Okay, because it'd upset him or he really does - he wants people to think he li