2009

 

What's on DNTO: Jan. 2 (Lost In Translation)

We're asking what gets lost - and found - in translation in this "encore" presentation. (Yes, it's a repeat... but it's still a good show!...

Listen to DNTO: Dec. 26 (Family Rituals)

In case you missed our holiday "family rituals" show, gather your family around the computer and click below to listen. As always, the "enhanced" version...

What's on DNTO: Dec. 26 (Family Rituals)

Every family has its traditions... even if they're not that traditional... To start, Chandra Mayor tells us about her family's unusual tradition... the "tablecloth of...

What's on DNTO: Dec. 19 (Feeling Homesick!)

Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam... but if you can't make it there, how do you fight homesickness? We'll find out this...

A seasonal SYL video

Hello Dear Ones, Every year my pal Chester makes a lovely holiday Christmas card he mails to friends, old school style. Each winter I look...

Listen to DNTO: Dec. 12 ("Peep Show")

If you'd like to hear the "peep show" edition of DNTO (where we ask: why do we want to know so much about other people?),...

What's on DNTO: Dec. 12

It's a peep show! We have an insatiable fascination with peeking into the lives of others. And whether it's on Facebook, through the family Christmas...

Listen to DNTO: Dec. 5

In case you missed our "sleepy time" edition, click the player below to listen. As always, the "enhanced" version of the podcast is available from...

What's on DNTO: Dec. 5

Sleep isn't always as relaxing... or unproductive... as you might think. This week, we look at all the crazy things we're doing while we're asleep......

Listen to DNTO: Nov. 28

In case you missed our "Art of the Sell" episode, click below to listen to the podcast version. As always, the "enhanced" version of the...

What's on DNTO: Nov. 28

"If you're alive, you're selling" according to one of our guests this week. So what are we selling, how are we selling it, and who's...

Escapades of the One Particular Mr. Noodle

Hey DNTO-ers, Sook-Yin Lee here trying to sell you an acre of awesome public radio! This week's episode is all about the art of the...

Listen to DNTO: Nov. 21

In case you missed out on the fun, you can listen to the podcast version of DNTO's "all play, all the time" episode below. And...

What's on DNTO: Nov. 21

Are we at our most productive when we're playing? This week, we talk to people who might convince you that we are. So a radio...

Come play with DNTO

Hey DNTO players, Sook-Yin Lee here. Coming up this week on Definitely Not the Opera, we get down to some serious playing. Now the thing...

Listen to DNTO: Nov. 14 (Big Talk on "Small Talk")

In case you missed our look at "small talk", you can give it a listen (big or small, it's fine either way) below. And don't...

What's on DNTO: Nov. 14

So... how are you? Nice weather we're having, huh? Yep... everyone hates "small talk." But what if we told you small talk could SAVE YOUR...

Listen to DNTO: Nov. 7

If you didn't get a chance to listen to our "listening" episode, check it out below. Thanks for listening!...

What's on DNTO: Nov. 7

Shhhh... listen... How often do we stop to do that? And when we're supposed to be listening, are we? This week, we look at the...

Listen to DNTO: Oct. 31

In case you missed the sheer terror of our "when did you frighten someone else?" episode, take a listen to it right here. And if...

What's on DNTO: Oct. 31

Everyone talks about scary things on Hallowe'en. But what if the scary thing is you? This week, we're finding out what happened when you scared...

Kinnie Starr terrifies DNTO!

WA HA HA HA HA! (insert lightening bolt here.) Hey friends and fiends, Sook-Yin here. This week we are turning Hallowe'en on its broom handle....

Listen to DNTO: Oct. 24

In case you missed our "quitting" show (or quit listening), here it is again for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!...

What's on DNTO: Oct. 24

They're two little words that have the power to change your life: I. QUIT. But with the social pressure to never give up, what's to...

OK Cobra vs. Mr. Dressup!

Hi Peeps, Sook-Yin Lee here. It's mid week and we are working on our "I Quit!" episode. The band, OK Cobra came by to visit...

Listen to DNTO: Oct. 17

Missed our show on "repetition?" Or maybe you heard it, and want to repeat the experience? The podcast version is below... and as always, older...

What's on DNTO: Oct. 17

This week's episode is NOT a repeat... but it is ABOUT repeats. Why is repetition such a big part of our lives? And why do...

Listen to DNTO: Oct. 10

For those who missed the show, the podcast version of our "food fight" show is below. And if you like pictures, chapters, and web links,...

What's on DNTO: Oct. 10

It's a food fight! Besides the mashed potatoes, here's what's coming your way: When have you landed yourself in a fight over food? Sook-Yin takes...

Live from Sebastien Grainger's kitchen, it's DNTO!

Hello DNTO-heads, Sook-Yin Lee here with a question for you: Why do so many of our arguments erupt over food? I mean who hasn't had...

Listen to DNTO: Oct. 3

For those of you who didn't get to hear it on the weekend, click below to listen to the podcast edition of the show. And...

What's on DNTO: Oct 3

We're minding our P's and Q's as we look at manners this week. Here's what's coming up: When you're being mugged, what do you do?...

DNTO has...Etiquette!

Hey y'all syl here. This week's DNTO is all about etiquette. Here's a little video to get the ball rolling. Silly! I know. But actually...

Listen to DNTO: Sept. 26

Howdy all, In case you didn't get to hear it, click below to listen to our Sept. 26 podcast, where we ask: "What gets lost...

What's on DNTO: Saturday, Sept. 26

We're asking "what gets lost - and found - in translation?" this week. Here's what's coming up: Sook-Yin tells us how she horrified her family...

Listen to DNTO: Sept. 19

Hi everyone, In case you didn't get to hear it, click below to listen to our Sept. 19 episode, where we ask: "Can we REALLY...

What's on DNTO: Saturday, Sept. 19

Can you really change who you are? And even if you can, will other people let you change? That's what we're asking this week. To...

Listen to DNTO: Sept. 12

Hi everyone, In case you missed it, here's the podcast version of our Sept. 12 show, all about "the biggest lesson you didn't learn in...

Sept. 9/09: Sook-Yin gets animated!

Hey everyone! For all those of you who've ever wanted to see Sook-Yin Lee as a cartoon character, this is your lucky day! We've taken...

What's on DNTO: Saturday, Sept. 12

We're launching DNTO's brand-new season by asking: what's the biggest lesson you didn't learn in school? Here's what you'll hear: Diane Flacks tells us what...

Sept. 1/09: Check out the website for Sook-Yin's new movie!

Dearest Friends, Sook-Yin Lee here. My first feature movie I wrote and directed is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival. I'd love for you...

July 27/09: August with DNTO

Hi everyone! Here's hoping summer is treating you well - you know, not sunburning you or nothin'. The DNTO crew is taking some time off,...

July 6/09: Summertime...

... and the living is not-so-hard. DNTO's on summer respite, so that means you've got an opportunity to catch up on some of our greatest...

June 26/09: The Waiting Game

Howdy Podna, Welcome to...wait for it...the DNTO website. I'm...wait for it... Sook-Yin Lee! This week we are exploring the many, varied emotional and physical states...

June 19/09: Happy Day, Fathers!

Hi DNTO-ers, Sook-Yin Lee here. This week, in time for Father's Day, we celebrate our pops! Beyond the fella who sat across from you at...

June 5/09: Distracted by distractions

Right now there are a million distractions. So allow me to suggest you focus on one thing. Put down your cell phone. Ignore the doorbell....

May 29/09: The upside of anger?

Hiya DNTO-ers, Grrrrrr.... Punk King Johnny Rotten's battle cry was, ANGER IS AN ENERGY! And even though most of us are peace-loving people who just...

May 22/09: Impressions on first impressions

Hi Peeps, SYL here. On this week's episode of Definitely Not the Opera, we're taking a second look at first impressions, because first impressions account...

May 1/09: Makin' mistakes

Some people believe we are defined by our achievements. But when you think about it, it's our mistakes that change the course of our lives....

Apr. 24/09: Here's lookin' at you...

Hey. Nick Purdon in for SYL. I want to introduce you to Ali Saeed. Ali is the subject of a documentary called "Memories of a...

Apr. 17/09: Complaints, complaints...

Hey Gang, Gadzooks. When I first heard we were doing an entire episode on complaining, what did I do? I complained about it! I mean,...

Apr. 9/09: What do you believe in?

What do you believe in that you can't prove? I'm a believer. In fact, I believe I had the ability to communicate with my cat...

Mar. 27/09: Where is Your Happy Place?

Well according to Nick Cobham, one of the core members of New Brunswick buzz band The Olympic Symphonium, it’s his parents’ house on a hilly...

Mar. 20/09: Liar, liar...

Hiya. Welcome to the DNTO website. I'm Sook-Yin Lee and I am a dirty rotten liar. And so are you! Them's fighting words I know,...

Mar. 7/09: The colour of music

When I make improvisational music, I don't know what the other musicians will play. We start and it's a discord of sound created in the...

Feb. 13/09: Matchmaker, matchmaker...

Hi Pals o' DNTO! SYL here. In celebration of V-day, this week on Definitely Not the Opera, we're wondering what is that special ingredient for...

Feb. 6/09: DNTO's great expectations

Welcome friends to the Definitely Not the Opera website. Sook-Yin Lee here. For this week's episode we look deep into the heart of our hopes...

Jan. 24/09: Talkin' about rumours

Hello DNTO'ers. "N to the P" subbing in for SYL. Where's Sook-Yin you ask? I mean she's back from making her movie right? So why...

Jan. 16/09: Stuff about stuff

Sook-Yin Lee here, back in the hosting chair. Okay. Stop for a second and take a good look around you. Maybe you're at home, or...

Jan. 9/09: And the winner is...

Who won Nick Purdon's iPod? Tune in this Saturday as Sook-Yin announces the winner in our big iPod contest! And that's not all that's big...
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