Ultrasonic Alarm Call Episode 14: The Art Of Sinking

On this episode, we look at things that are taking on water and going under like the Titanic.

In fact, we start with a discussion of that fabled ocean liner as Collette Parks of the Saskatchewan Science Centre visited our ultraswank podcasting module to talk about the Centre’s Titanic exhibit. (It’s on right now!)

Then, we look at the city’s foundering housing situation. Two apartment buildings are slated to be demolished and one of them is Vanda’s! She talks about the perils of renting in Regina.

Later, Stephen Whitworth talks about the sinking fortunes of the provincial NDP.

But take heart. All is not lost to the icy depths. Cookie and Cassie are back to talk again about the True Knit Art Show. Regina’s alternative craft show was such a success this past weekend we could pre-record about how awesome it was.

Ultrasonic Alarm Call 14 — The Art of Sinking: At the table, Cassie Ozog, Cookie Madill, Stephen Whitworth, Carle Steel, Vanda Schmockel, Collette Parks and me as your humble host. Music by the Lazy MKs. Runtime: 48 min raucous conversation, 6 sec gorgeous silence.

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Author: Paul Dechene

Paul Dechene is 5'10'' tall and he was born in a place. He's not there now. He's sitting in front of his computer writing his bio for this blog. He has a song stuck in his head. It's "Girl From Ipanema", thanks for asking. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldechene and get live updates during city council meetings and other city events at @PDcityhall.

10 thoughts on “Ultrasonic Alarm Call Episode 14: The Art Of Sinking”

  1. Had I been there, I would have asked Collette about the restless ghosts of the Titanic clinging to the artifacts like a salt rime of horror. This is what you miss when I’m not hosting the podcast.

  2. Too bad I don’t have time to listen to this one; I’m interested in Carle’s take on the rental situation.

  3. But Barb! You can download it for your later listening enjoyment.

    And, actually, I was curious to hear what you had to say about our Ideas Fair wrap up from last episode. It wasn’t a total raging gripe fest. Was pretty civil, I thought. And then no one said anything. Comments were zero. Listenership went down. Makes me think we should boost our angry, ill-informed ranting content.

    Aidan: You absolutely can’t miss another episode. Hosting is hard.

  4. Aw, how come I don’t get mentioned in the “At the table” part? I guess that means I’m not invited back. Sad face.

    Aiden asks the tough questions, folks! Luckily ghosts don’t exist, so we’re all safe :) Phew!

  5. Bonkers! I can’t spell. Sorry Aidan. My name always gets spelled wrong so I’m usually more careful.

  6. What are you talking about, Collette? Are you mad? Of course you’re listed in the “At the table” part and I didn’t just edit you in after you pointed that out.

    (Oops. My bad.)

  7. Thanks Paul!

    Whew, this post has 7 comments now! What kind of controversial subjects has this week’s Ultrasonic Alarm Call brought to the table?? Are listeners outraged? Or merely appreciative? Folks, you don’t want to miss out on all of the fuss. Download Episode 14 today!

  8. Hey! I liked your last podcast about the Ideas Fair. I suppose I didn’t comment because I thought you dealt with everything handily.

    One gripe: can you up the sound quality a bit?

  9. Iffn yer jus gonna let da city and yer landlord “win”, why gripe.

    Not enough noise made by you.. Go Oakland on them.

    The city has set rules and up until now Nobody Really bitched about it.

    “stuck” Between a Rock and a Hard place , is not only a very listenable piece of vinyl, the slogan does a good job of describing life for 99% of us.

    2012 Regina municipal election less than a year away. Throw in yer hat.

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