Monday July 6, 2009
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 hits from the past season. And not just once a week... but twice!
That's right... you can now get two episodes of DNTO each week for the price of none!
We're airing all summer long in our regular timeslot (Saturdays at 1:00 on CBC Radio One), but we're also airing a one-hour version of the show Tuesday afternoons at 2:00.
DNTO will return with brand new episodes Labour Day weekend, but in the meantime, here's what's coming up...
Tuesday, July 7: Take us to your leader! But who is that? This week, we're asking "who's in charge here?" Guest host Marcy Markusa and company look into what makes a good leader, and why the person you think is in charge might not really be in charge; and we'll hear from Rick Mercer on whether we get the leaders we want, or the leaders we deserve. Plus, we go to DNTO listeners for stories of their worst bosses.
Saturday, July 11: When you're part of a crowd, do you change the group... or does the group change you? This week on DNTO, we look at the power of the crowd, and how being in a crowd unleashes parts of your personality you wouldn't readily express on your lonesome. Nick Purdon will look at why singing in a crowd is such a powerful experience. And we'll find out how Charlie Todd, founder of the group Improv Everywhere, convinced 900 New Yorkers to get on a subway... without any pants on.
Tuesday, July 14: With great expectations running high these days, we're taking a contrarian view to ask: is it time to lower our expectations? We'll deliver stories of expectations that didn't pan out; Clare Lawlor will look into how romantic comedies have ruined our expectations in love; and Sook-Yin will talk with famed skater Kurt Browning about how professional athletes manage the incredibly high expectations we have of them. Expect great things this week on DNTO! Or don't...
Saturday, July 18: What is your Achilles' heel... and how have you learned to deal with it? This week, we're all about embracing our imperfections - big and small. Sook-Yin Lee and company look at how we learn to deal with our significant other's faults; ask troubador Ron Sexsmith what his biggest flaw is; and learn how to answer the dreaded job interview question, "What's your biggest flaw?"
Tuesday, July 21: Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match... But there's a fine art to it, as we find out this week, when we look at the fine art of connecting people - romantically and otherwise. Halifax musician Jenn Grant will come by to play us a tune... and tell us how she set her mom up on an online dating site. And we'll find out what her mom thinks of all that... Plus we'll talk with "super-connector" Lois Weisberg about what it takes to be a pro at connecting the right people.
Saturday, July 25: Siblings. They're running your life - whether or not you know it (or like it). So this week, guest host Jonathan Torrens and crew explore our complicated relationships with our brothers and sisters. We'll find out about the phenomenon of "re-vertigo" (when adult siblings revert to their younger selves in each other's company); find out how to get along with your siblings; and discover why one expert things sibling rivalry may be very good for you.
Tuesday, July 28: We're exploring "the secret world of colours," to find out how different colour may be changing the way you behave (whether you know it or not). We'll hear from two researchers who've found out how colours can help your artwork OR your math skills (they say blue makes you more creative; red makes you more accurate). Artist Damali Ayo will tell us about her unusual request to find "flesh tone" at paint stores. And DNTO contributor Clare Lawlor will look into the effect colour has on dating.
And don't be a stranger just 'cause it's the summer... drop us a line with your thoughts. You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call our toll-free listener line at 1-866-630-3686, or leave a comment right here.
Thanks for tuning in, and visiting our humble lil' website... and have a great summer!
The DNTO crew