It’s been a busy few weeks. I’ve been on CKDU 88.1FM practicing hosting, doing talk tapes (22:50) and a whole lot more! I’ve barely had time to catch my breath (or, more importantly, do laundry….). When the Radio Room ends this Wednesday at 5:30pm I’ll officially be on Christmas Break. I’m looking forward to a whole lot of reading, catching up with blogs and personal projects.
The past six weeks have flown by. Working in audio has been eye-opening. It’s done more to make me focus on narrative, character and story than ever. I learned I love hosting, editing, and working with audio. And it’s given me lots of ideas for the blog.
Here’s for you. There was so much good this week!
- Cell phones can be distracting, even for samurai!
- The military makes combat-ready pizza, and a whole slew of stuff you’re already eating.
- Canadaland takes apart Vice.
- I could use some time in a ball pit.
- This addicting game will help you master Adobe Illustrator’s pen tool.
- After sixty years, World Press Photo, holder of the largest press photography conference, has published a code of ethics.
- Is the New York Times going to adopt the gender-neutral ‘Mx.’?
- This guy is the best dog photographer on Instagram.
- These photos of female icons chillin’ with their turntables.
- The New York Times has published their 10 best books of 2015. What do you think?
- Five women squashing myths about Islam on social media.
- This article outlining new Q-host Shad’s biggest failure is an important reminder of why interviewers need to listen and have a conversation. Your biggest job as an interviewer is to be a proxy for the listener who can’t be there and wants to get to know the interviewee more.
- This chart comparing famous singers’ vocal ranges.
- You can’t afford to leave the internet.
- I love this piece the NYT did profiling their top online commenters.
- If you like being hungry, check out this guide to Chinese dumplings. Sorry in advance.
- Planning a long trip? My friend Megan over at Forks & Footprints writes about 11 things she learned in her first month abroad. She has Celiac disease and a bunch of other food allergies, yet somehow figures out how to eat all over the planet.
That’s it for me! Much love to you. Hope you’re enjoying your advent calendars.