A lifelong numbers nerd, Adam flitted with a law degree and a PHD in pure mathematics before winning, of all things, a stand-up comedy competition run by Triple J radio entitled ‘RAW comedy’. This national search for “as yet undiscovered talent” continues today, but as Adam explains “I entered in its very first year – the standard was appalling – so I went really well”.
Through this, Adam met the good people at Triple J and within a couple of years was hosting the breakfast radio show with his good friend, Wil Anderson. After 6 years Adam and Wil called it a day, but a year later Adam was back, this time on the grown up ABC Sydney radio station 702. For 8 years he set ratings records and maintained second place in Australia’s largest and most competitive market.
In December 2013 he called an end to 8 years of news, traffic, weather and chess results on what was, without a doubt, the geekiest radio show Sydney had seen in a very long time, if ever.
Adam has complemented his radio career with numerous television roles, hosting everything from the national science show, Quantum, to poker championships, appearing on the weekly sports review, The Back Page and ABC news and current affairs wrap, The Drum. His Sleek Geeks Science Comedy show with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki was a particular favourite of the public.
A passionate sports lover he is an ambassador for the Sydney Swans and coached a women’s soccer team at the University of Sydney for over a decade.