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Samuel’s Persiflage #4

April 13th, 2006 at 11:42pm

Samuel's Persiflage
It’s been a long time between drinks (or so they say), but Samuel’s Persiflage returns with episode number four, the April 2006 edition, which is now online. There is also a low quality version for the bandwidth impaired here.

I start off by welcoming everyone back and explain the absence of last month’s episode, before launching into a brand new feature…The Persiflage Puzzle! To play along at home all you need is a pen and paper, or a text editor. It’s very similar to hangman but with a few important differences, as I explains during the show. The puzzle for this episode has four words, the first word has three letters, the second word has six letters, the third word has seven letters and the last word has six letters. I then draw the first set of letters out of the hat and put them in to the puzzle.

Then it’s time for the first guest, so I have a chat with the gentleman of radio, John Kerr, about pirate radio, something John is very proud to have been involved in back in the mid 1960’s. This is followed by a couple odd news stories, and another look at the Persiflage Puzzle.

Then it’s on to the feedback segment, and there is plenty of it. All listeners are invited to send in more feedback, both in written and audio format. As per usual feedback can be sent to, or leave a comment below.

We have another quick look at the Persiflage Puzzle.

Due to popular demand, the next guest is Mrs. Sylvia Gordon-Stewart (Mum). Many people have sent me emails asking for more information about her, so she has agreed to come on the show and tell you herself. Nattie joins the show during this. Mum helps with the next look at the Persiflage Puzzle, and both Nattie and Mum stick around for some odd news stories.

I then wrap up Samuel’s Persiflage #4, give you the answer to the Persiflage Puzzle, and inform you that next month we will be chatting with the National Library of Australia.

The Samuel’s Persiflage #4 file itself is available here, and is 1:09:15 in length (63.4MB) at 128kbps stereo. The 128kbps format was decided upon because it produces a very good sound quality, and doesn’t “flatten” any music used in the podcast. I do, however, acknowledge that this is just unreasonable for dial-up, so a 16kbps mono file is also available here. The sound quality isn’t as good, but some people like it. The low quality version is 7.92MB

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.

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


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  • 1. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 14th, 2006 at 6:07 pm

    A perfect way to start easter. Thanks Samuel.

  • 2. Samuel  |  April 14th, 2006 at 6:09 pm

    My pleasure Chuck.

  • 3. John B1_B5  |  April 14th, 2006 at 7:28 pm

    After listening to the interview with Mrs Gordon Stewart, I think it might be a good idea if we all refrain from talking about “dropping rocks on heads” . I had no idea that epilepsy could be induced by being hit on the head with a stone !

  • 4. Samuel  |  April 14th, 2006 at 7:46 pm

    That’s probably a very good idea John.

  • 5. heatseeker  |  April 16th, 2006 at 8:13 am

    Mmmm, just playing it backwards as we speak …

  • 6. Samuel  |  April 16th, 2006 at 9:52 am


  • 7. petedixton  |  April 18th, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    Samuel I listened to this on the way to Sydney on Friday, it certainly made the trip shorter! And I could only smile when you read my comments ‘on the air’… thank you!



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