On Saturday, December 16, 2006 I’ll be appearing on CBC Radio One’s Definitely Not The Opera – “Your Weekend Guide To Modern Culture”. The topic for this episode will focus on the ubiquitous standing ovation…
The program will air at 1:00 p.m. local time (meaning 1:00 p.m. in each time zone) across Canada on CBC Radio One. If you live close enough to the Canadian border, you will likely be able to pick up the program but through the wonder of modern technology, you can listen to the program via the CBC website (just click on any radio station in your time zone and begin listening at 1:00 p.m. your time).
In case those are not enough options, you can also listen to the program on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 137 Saturday at 11:00 a.m. EST, and again at 9:00 p.m. EST and via the show’s Podcast available from their webpage at http://www.cbc.ca/dnto/.
I spent some time on Thursday afternoon talking to one of the program’s producers, Joff Schmidt, about the topic via an ISDN connection at a local NPR affiliate studio in Chicago. We had a good conversation and it was enjoyable discussing the issue from the perspective of pop culture.
I enjoy these cross-culture discussions and typically find that learning how others look at a common situation helps lead to new understanding. I don’t know how much of the conversation will be used in the program or how it will be tied into the rest of the program so those unknown elements add another level of intrigue to the segment.
Nevertheless, if my interview with Joff is any indication, it should make for some fun listening.