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Do you hear what I hear?
In 2016, I ended my 8-year run of contributing to CBC Radio’s regional network here in Quebec. It was a blast while it lasted. Among my favourite audio excursions were those in which I created short sketches. Here are two … Continue reading
Posted in Holidays, Turn that radio on! Tagged audio, Christmas, radio, shepherds, three kings 12 Comments
Empathy for the devil
After last week’s post about my grumpy puss appearing as some (presumably) dude’s dating profile, I did finally hear back from the woman who alerted me to the fact. She had read the piece and, well, she wasn’t angry, just … Continue reading
Posted in It Really Did Happen!, Turn that radio on! Tagged Catfish, CBC Radio Breakaway, empathy, Internet cruelty, Warnings 24 Comments
The Price of Privacy: Buy Two Privacies, Get One Free!
We talk a lot about Internet privacy and all the personal data that’s floating around out there. It seems these days that, like happiness, privacy is something money can’t by. But what if it could? This piece originally aired on … Continue reading
Posted in Turn that radio on! Tagged call center, CBC Breakaway, humor, price of privacy, privacy, satire 32 Comments
Steal this nap
What happened to naps? One minute you’re snoozing at daycare, and the next they’re pumping you full of coffee in grade school. Or least that’s how things worked where I went, at Sacred Palpitating Heart Elementary. Science has demonstrated that … Continue reading
Posted in It Could Happen..., Turn that radio on! Tagged benefits of napping, CBC Breakaway, humor, napping, sleep, you can trust science, zed vs zee 31 Comments
The return of Garland Faunt-Lubberly
Our (my) favourite gardening/drinking expert answers your pre-spring questions. David from Quebec City writes: “Last year, I had Gene Hackman in my flowerbeds. What can I do to prevent that this year?” Click below for the audio answer and other … Continue reading
Posted in Turn that radio on! Tagged CBC Radio Breakaway, gardening, Garland Faunt-Lubberly, humor, radio 28 Comments