Tag Archives: great-radio

The Lives They Lived: Maurice Sendak

I can’t embed this lovely video, but it’s worth a trip through the paywall (or the 10 free articles per month wall) at the New York Times to see it.  Christoph Niemann brings his usual sensitivity to an already-sensitive subject: Maurice Sendak’s emotional interview on Fresh Air. Go. Now. And bring a hankie. The Lives […]

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Hamish and Dougal

I’ve only caught one episode of You’ll Have Had Your Tea, but it was terrific. Sly and smutty. The ideal combination. The spin-off show was named “You’ll have had your tea” in reference to the formulaic manner in which every Hamish and Dougal sketch began on I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Each sketch starts […]

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David Marsden – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Marsden Toronto’s radio offerings are – in a word – dire. But Thursday and Friday nights after 7pm are a welcome exception, thanks to the loopy contributions of Dave Marsden. Not only does he play rare and unusual songs from the 60s through the 90s, he introduces each one with his trademark patter, which makes […]

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CBC.ca | The Sunday Edition

http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/ As a kid, I was subjected to 24/7 CBC exposure by my father. To this day, I’m not one who can handle all-talk-all-the-time media, but I’m now making a 3 hour exception every Sunday morning. Michael Enright’s been on the CBC for as long as I’ve been an unwitting listener, and his Sunday Edition […]

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Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giles_Wemmbley_Hogg_Goes_Off My new favourite radio show, perfectly written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke. Giles Wemmbley Hogg blunders his way through some of the world’s most exotic locations.

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