Okay, here’s something cool about the CBC Radio One program Spark: this morning at 11:00 a.m. I taped an interview with host Nora Young. While the episode that my interview will form part of won’t air until next Wednesday, the raw audio of the entire thing is online.
This is wonderful on many levels, perhaps most so because it allows listeners to understand better the voodoo that happens between the raw unvarnished interview and the polished, edited version that goes to air.
You cannot truly appreciate the wonders of Nora Young until you’ve sat on the other side of the microphone from her: she is one of those rare broadcasters who is curious, a good listener, and capable of both understanding and emitting sarcasm. It was a pleasure to be her guest.