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Samuel’s Persiflage #10

November 14th, 2006 at 06:12am

Samuel's Persiflage
Samuel’s Persiflage Episode Number Ten has finally arrived, and is available for download. There is also a low quality version for the bandwidth impaired here.

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This month’s Persiflage Puzzle has four words of five, three, seven and four letters respectively. The clue is “The sisters credited with writing the most popular song in the English language”.

It’s the 75th birthday of Canberra’s oldest radio station, 1053 2CA, and as such I chat with 2CA breakfast co-host Paul Blunt about the birthday and the celebrations which are taking place, including an Outside Broadcast from the location of their first studio on Giles Street Kingston.

Also on the agenda this month is a chat with radio historian Wayne Mac about 2CA’s birthday, Wayne’s Book, and the rather excessive number of significant radio birthdays this year.

There is some listeners feedback…some of it quite amusing.

All listeners are invited to send in more feedback, both in written and audio format. As per usual feedback can be sent to (text, MP3, Wave or Ogg Vorbis), spoken feedback by clicking here or on the button below would be great, or leave a comment below.
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There are various highlights of Samuel’s appearances on 2CA scattered throughout the episode, as well as all the other regular features.

The Samuel’s Persiflage #10 file itself is available here, and is 1:11:28 in length (65.4MB) 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 8.17MB

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. Spoken feedback is preferred (but not mandated) and can be sent either in MP3, Wave or Ogg Vorbis format, or sent even more easily by clicking the button below and following the prompts.
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  • 1. the_total_cynic  |  November 14th, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    The best Persiflage ever, and I’m not being cynical.

    I’d rather listen to Samuel’s Persiflage than watch those halfwits
    performing their so-called entertainment on that ridiculous ‘You Tube’.

  • 2. Colonel Moodus  |  November 14th, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    Very professional this month Sam. I particularly enjoyed nutting out the persiflage puzzle.

    Yeah, I guess You Tube is a bit boring compared to all the fun to be had creeping about at (URL Removed – Admin), Johnb1b5, I mean, ‘total cynic’.

  • 3. Clayton Northcutt  |  November 14th, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    LMFAO! Colonel Moodus I tip my hat at you.

    John, YouTube and Samuel’s Persiflage are hardly comparable, nor even in the same spectrum of entertainment. For example, unless you happened to be on the wacky tabbacy, you will note that you just listened to Persiflage, while you would watch something on YouTube. Of course, there are more differences, however, this glaring one I thought of note for you.

  • 4. Jey  |  November 14th, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    “There is also a low quality version for the bandwidth impaired”

    bandwidth impaired, how very pc

  • 5. Samuel  |  November 14th, 2006 at 10:13 pm

    Well I can’t really say “dial up” because there are many slow connections other than dial up…perhaps I should just leave use “low quality version (smaller download)” in future.

  • 6. Samuel  |  November 14th, 2006 at 10:15 pm

    Oh, and thank you Cynic and Colonel Moodus

  • 7. Colonel Moodus  |  November 14th, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    Your quite welcome, Sam. I think the use ‘bandwidth impaired’ and byte challenged’ is infinitely preferable to being branded a ‘cable tard’ or a ‘DSL spazmo’ or a ‘speedless mongo’.

    I’m hopping on board the PC train and suggest instead that b4b3 is ‘felinically disinclined’.

  • 8. Loki  |  November 14th, 2006 at 11:30 pm

    Wasn’t Ogg Vorbis one of the Jedi Knights in Revenge of the Sith?

  • 9. Roger Mellie  |  November 15th, 2006 at 2:04 am

    I am refusing to listen to this Persiflage after Samuel pranked called my ISP company last Persiflage. After Amway, I was trying to start up another ground floor-up business, except Samuel scared my phone girls with his incessant questioning about telstra phone lines and they shot through. I hear they are now working for Peter Foster.

    Also, Samuel prank called my orphaned sponsor child in Nigeria whose parents died in a freak plane crash before they took off. While attempting to answer Samuel’s quick fire questions, he died of starvation. The only thing he had to eat were the letters I sent.

  • 10. Captain Flume  |  November 15th, 2006 at 2:30 am

    That’s a tragic story, Roger. Starvation is a terrible thing. Once I became trapped in my home darkroom and only survived by licking the sugary sweetness from my cat’s trimmed fur when it snuck in through an airvent.

    I have another suggestion: seeing as the Special Anniversary Xylophone has been unearthed over at 2CA, do you think, Sam, you could give the Original Persiflage intro a special run next month?

    This month’s flage did move at a crackling pace, like a Stephen King novel. No… no, the letter P is not there either. Hmmmm. Let’s have a try with another one, shall we?

  • 11. Jey  |  November 15th, 2006 at 7:25 am

    te he

  • 12. Jey  |  November 15th, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    no, I like ‘bandwidth impaired’
    I do actually think it’s pc

  • 13. Samuel  |  November 15th, 2006 at 10:01 pm

    Roger, it wasn’t a prank call…I was serious…and tell your children to stop sending spam!

    Good idea Captain…it is planned for the “best of” episode at the end of the year…but keep your ear out…it might just make a brief appearance next month.

  • 14. Samuel  |  November 15th, 2006 at 10:02 pm

    Rightio Jey


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