Description: Valerie In Toronto
Summary: Blathering, soundseeing, music and trying to sort things out. All from a radio refugee born in the USA but Canadian by choice for more than 10 years.
Walking through Trinity-Bellwoods Park; talking about the past year, podcasts I like now, and nothing. This is the podcast I forgot to mention. This is another podcast I forgot to mention. The ones I did mention were Stop Podcasting Yourself, Men In Blazers and Hollywood Prospectus. Here’s the Tumblr blog that helps explain what the hell happened this year. Download episode directly Originally posted in Description Daily 2013.
This year, Valerie and Matt are on a bus in Bristol UK, trying to review her last two months here. Download directly All of this is explained better in the Tumblr Gert Lush, Eh?
A year to the day since the last Description podcast episode, Valerie stands on a windy beach in Shediac, New Brunswick and tries to update you on stuff while fighting off pneumonia. Download directly from Archive.org Associated links The Second (Great) Canadian National Day of Podcasting Town of Shediac Description 75: Be...In This Place Description 73: The Dual Citizens (aka the one with the birth mother) Movies For the Blind Bayley on the Baize Demo of my day job "My City Was Gone" by The Pretenders (ironically now associated with a very unpleasant radio show in the U.S.) Actually, I had some great material for National Podcast Post Month this year, but I was just too busy to even try to start. But I still want to put it out, so I suspect if there comes a month where I'm not as busy, NaPodPoMo or not, I'll put it out there, so hang in. Thanks!
For the Canadian National Day of Podcasting, Matt and Valerie review their National Podcast Post Month, with what they did and didn't learn. Concludes with Derek and Clive. Download directly or Subscribe What went on? Mission Statement
With pauses edited out, Matt talks on the phone with his pub landlord friend Ben, who fills in the holes of a story in which Matt shoots himself and an old woman, gets thrown in the trunk of car and finds himself on a 100-foot-high cliff. Download directly or Subscribe What's going on? Mission Statement (Note: there'll be one more episode tomorrow, to celebrate The Canadian National Day of Podcasting.)
Elsewhere in Valerie's podcast world...audio-described scenes from the cult favourite Dementia 13, part of Episode 148 of Movies For the Blind. Download directly or Subscribe What's going on? Mission Statement
In Ohio, while watching a Manchester United game on tv, Valerie dad and Matt compare notes on their respective versions of football. Download directly or Subscribe What's going on? Mission Statement
Matt and Valerie walk through downtown Buffalo, New York and inevitably go into a Tim Horton's. Download directly or Subscribe What's going on? Mission Statement
With pretty bad sound quality, Valerie finds out more about one of Matt's favourite songs as a spanner (British for nerd, as he means it), "Quark, Strangeness and Charm" by Hawkwind. Download directly or Subscribe What's going on? Mission Statement
In High Park, Matt and Valerie chat with two women taking care of a well-behaved Sheltie dog with a difficult home life. Download directly or Subscribe What's going on? Mission Statement
From another proper Description episode not completed, Valerie starts a soundseeing tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario and settles herself in the Henry Moore statue just outside. Download directly or Subscribe "Down by the Henry Moore" by Murray McLauchlan Wikipedia explains the Shmoo What's going on? Mission Statement
After Matt finds himself onstage with seven other guys doing another podcast, he and Valerie (who gets too loud again - sorry) discuss credibility and the dynamics of male conversation. Download directly or Subscribe What's going on? Mission Statement
Matt talks about a stay in Blackpool, when a guest house owner had an unorthodox way of finding out who wrecked his stuff. Download directly or Subscribe What's going on? Mission Statement
Valerie meets up with Matt just after he discovers Canada's largest Christmas parade going on steps away from where they live. Download directly or Subscribe What's going on? Mission Statement
A voiceover artist with a terrible cold, Valerie finds herself being an announcer for one of the world's most famous series of infomercials. Download directly or Subscribe What's going on? Mission Statement