Friday, November 16, 2007

Update: Definitely Not the Opera

I found out that tomorrow's Definitely Not the Opera is "all privacy, all the time".

Here's the synopsis from the website:

Definitely Not the Opera

Broadcast time: Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (1:30 NT) on CBC Radio One

On the street, on stage or behind the scenes, DNTO takes listeners on a fast paced trip through the cultural landscape of Canada and around the world. Definitely Not the Opera is the ideal audio guide to the fast-changing world of popular culture. It's your tip sheet to what's hot, what to watch, who to listen to and what's going on.

This Week on DNTO!

Every breath you take… every move you make… DNTO will be watching you. ‘Cause this week, we’re looking at privacy, and asking the question – how far will you go to protect it?

From 1-2

To begin, Sook-Yin hits the streets to see what kind of bribe it take to get strangers to give up their deeply personal information.

Nick Purdon struggles to rid himself of that ancient violation of his mailbox’s privacy… junk mail.

So maybe the question isn’t so much how far you’ll go to protect your privacy… but why you should bother. Halifax-based lawyer and privacy expert David Fraser will come by to explain how your privacy is at risk in everyday situations… like turning on your computer at work.

Then it’s over to paranoid contributor Clare Lawlor, who has formed a special bond with her shredder.

Musicians put their private lives on the stage… so how do they maintain their privacy? Sook-Yin will chat with Neverending White Lights, and they’ll play us a tune live in studio.

And we’ll head south of the border to hear from funnyman John Wing with his take on privacy.

Plus tunes from the New Pornographers, Chris Walla, Crowded House and Hawksley Workman.

From 2-3

Sook-Yin pays a visit to Canadian science-fiction icon Robert J. Sawyer, who maintains that our notion of “privacy” might be a bit overrated… but to get to know Robert a little better, she’ll start by paying a visit to his garbage.

We’ll ask Robert to stick around for this week’s edition of Parlour Games.

Sook-Yin takes her mic back to the streets to find out how you’ve invaded the privacy of others. We willingly surrender a lot of our privacy online these days… but is it worth it? DNTO’s Wab Kinew looks into it.

Comedian Fraser Young loves the GPS chip. Privacy… not so much. He’ll explain why.

And Sook-Yin will talk with artist Hasan Elahi, who’s taken a unique approach to privacy… by making his every move public.

All that, and music from Immaculate Machine, Metric, the Russian Futurists, George Michael,and Prince.

DNTO airs Saturday afternoons across Canada at 1:00 p.m. (1:30 in Newfoundland) on CBC Radio One.

You can also catch the show on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 137 - Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

And if you're in Chicago or Seattle, you can catch us on public radio... we're on WBEZ in Chicago Sunday at midnight, and on KXOT in Seattle Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

Plus, if you can't catch us on the air, download our weekly podcast of highlights from DNTO!

DNTO's theme music is "Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out" by Bentley Rhythm Ace.

UPDATE: My interview wasn't on the post-show podcast, but if you're interested, here's an MP3 of the interview (2931Kb).

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