Link. JS is the younger guy in the dark jacket, if anyone can’t tell.
I hear this guy on talk shows a lot lately, and the first time I heard him I thought: OK, this guy is Australian. But the more I hear him, the more his accent seems like Australian mixed with… something else. Maybe like he grew up in Australis but has lived in the US for a long time. But it doesn’t appear that he’s been in the US for more than a few years.
I’m usually pretty good at picking out accents. I don’t get confused between British, Australian or South African accents, and can even usually tell Kiwis from Aussies if I hear them speak long enough.
So, am I imagining things, or is there something not quite fully Australian about his accent? Just heard him on PBS this evening, and thought I’d see what you guys think. Comments from our folks Down Under especially appreciated!