Tag Archives: Current Events

Apophis, David Bowie, RePOOPulate, Omar Hammami, Piers Morgan, Crown-First Nations, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Saudi Arabia

Podcast 026 | Week of 13.01.2013

Daniel Novisedlak

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Average Canadians, Australian DJs, Products with Ridiculous Markups, Fake Psychics, More Dramatic Readings of @realdonaldtrump

Podcast 021 | Week of 09.12.2012

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Ye of Little Faith (or, When Will the Atheists Get to be President?)

LAST WEEK the vice-presidential candidates for the 2012 USA federal election appeared in a televised debate. The ABC news journalist and debate moderator, Martha Raddatz, posed the following question:

RADDATZ: I want to move on, and I want to return home for these last few questions. This debate is, indeed, historic. We have two Catholic candidates, first time, on a stage such as this. And I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion. Please talk about how you came to that decision. Talk about how your religion played a part in that. And, please, this is such an emotional issue for so many people in this country ….

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A Greeting to New Friends and Comrades

THERE’S NO USE in a writer denying the pleasures derived of notoriety, but it happened this week that I was “Freshly Pressed” and that I had feelings about it which weren’t entirely comforting. In case you don’t know, to be Freshly Pressed (or FPd, as I have discovered the WordPress folks put it) is to have a post chosen by the editors of WordPress for the landing page at wordpress.com. This arbitrary distinction — as I feel it to be — brings with it a huge momentary increase in traffic, comments, email and polite approbation. In short, here comes and goes your fifteen minutes of fame.

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Podcast #001: Paul Fussell, Aung San Suu Kyi, Ethical Oil … and more

Podcast 001 | Week of 23.06.2012

Media Round-up / Retrospective of Paul Fussell (1924-2012) / Ethical Oil / Over- and Under-reported media stories / This week’s game: Portmanteau Titles (examples: “Erin Go Brockovich” “To Kill Two Mockingbirds with One Stone”) — submit your entries.

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