The Doc Project

How close is too close?

This week we get up close and personal with two very intimate documentaries that will transport you onto a waxing table, and into a stranger's arms. Plus, doc producers Daniel Guillemette and Mieke Anderson talk about what it was like to have their mics up and guards down.
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This week on the program we get up close and personal with two very intimate documentaries:

My First Time: CBC producer and self-confessed waxing virgin Mieke Anderson hits the salon for her first ever Brazilian bikini wax. She uses the opportunity to embark on a series of awkward and frank conversations with her friends, parents and long-time boyfriend. 

A Precious Thing: The Cuddlr is an iphone app that attempts to connect lonely people for mutual cuddling. Over 14,000 Canadians signed up, but critics call it a paradox ... a technological solution to a problem which is undoubtedly exacerbated by our immersion in technology. With his girlfriend living abroad, CBC producer Daniel Guillemette longs for some human closeness and decides to give the app a try. 

Plus, we'll talk to both Mieke and Daniel about the challenges of having their mics on and their guards were down.

About the doc makers: 

Mieke Anderson is a Toronto-based producer. You can usually find her working at q or Day 6. Her docs have aired on Metro Morning and Living Out Loud. But, as Mieke puts it, this is the first time she's "dropped her pants" for the radio.  (Thanks to for the drum beat!)

Daniel Guillemette has produced for CBC Radio for the past five years, in the field, in the newsroom, and for local and national programs. He has a master's degree from the University of British Columbia, and lives in Toronto.