Another week, another show!
The autumn is a time of general frenzy at my day job (I may have mentioned before, I’m the program director at 93.3 CFMU FM, where I record Get Lit). That’s why there’s been nothing pithy or interesting, assuming you ever find me pithy or interesting, in these blog entries. What can I say? I spent some time in Killarney before rushing headlong into the return of McMaster students.
Speaking of McMaster, today’s show features Daniel Coleman, Ph.D., McMaster professor and author of Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place. I tweeted about this book a few weeks ago. When it was described to me as a guy writing about the history of his backyard (that may be a paraphrase), it sounded pretty unusual. However, I trusted the enthusiasm of his publisher Noelle Allen of Wolsak & Wynn. Sure enough, it’s a fantastic read, filled with interesting information for locals and beyond. Heck, it even gave me useful information for my day to day life (read: I used Daniel’s facts to reply to Neko Case on Twitter. Awesome, but maybe sad that I consider that “useful…for my day to day life.” Though I really really like Neko Case).