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 email@example.com , 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
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