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Samuel’s Persiflage #2

January 19th, 2006 at 04:24am

Samuel's Persiflage
Samuel’s Persiflage episode number two, the January 2006 edition is online.

The first thing you should notice is that I’ve done away with the previous cringe inducing intro, in favour of something much more useful, in fact Samuel’s Persiflage now has a regular piece of theme music, which certainly helps make the show sound much more professional. During the show you may notice some voiceovers as well, a very big thankyou to who have done a fantastic job with those.

The main content of this episode of Samuel’s Persiflage is a somewhat comprehensive interview with Wayne Mac, radio historian and author extraordinaire who, as previously noted, has released a book titled “Don’t Touch That Dial, Hits ‘n’ Memories of Australian Radio”. Wayne and I have a good chinwag about Australian radio past and present (mostly past) as well as the book.

We suspend the interview half way through for the listener feedback (, due to time constraints I had to select a few and leave others out, those that were left out should have received personal replies anyway. The listener feedback segment starts with an intro which I spent about an hour on, which I think works quite well…keep an ear out!

We return to the interview, there is plenty of discussion to be had. Nattie can be heard joining the conversation at one stage, just prior to the playing of a John Kerr jingle from 1963, after which we discuss the book and wrap up the interview.

Unfortunately there was no time for any odd or quirky stories, but that doesn’t matter, the interview is great fun.

The file itself is available here, and is 63:00 in length (57.6MB) at 128kbps stereo. (I’ve decided that I can’t stand most of the music used in the podcast being converted to mono, it just sounds very flat. If there is significant demand, I may provide a lower quality dial-up version.)

For those of you who are using podcast software to receive your podcasts, the feed can be found here and if you are using iTunes you can subscribe to Samuel’s Persiflage by clicking here.

Since the last episode, Samuel’s Persiflage has been added to a few podcast directories, so a special welcome to those of you who have come in from a podcast directory.

Podcast related questions and comments can be sent to or left in the comments section of this post.


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  • 1. Jen  |  January 19th, 2006 at 10:42 am

    Hey Samuel – just listening to Episode 2 now. Much improved compared Ep 1 thanks to the change of theme tune alone. That first one was enough to make my ears bleed but this one is much better.

    You have a great voice for radio btw.


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