Dog day – August 26

You’ve had a cracking hard day at work, the boss caught you reading blogs and listening to podcasts all day long. When you get home all you want to do is go to bed, however, someone wants to say hi. I’m talking about your dog (well that is if you’re a dog person – however if you’re not a dog person you still need to listen to this  episode).

I spoke to my neighbour about her dogs and there is a very disgusting story involved so don’t say I didn’t warn you. If you’re a little turned off by poo stories then make sure you listen to this one because its a real stinker!

Colleen Paige, the creator of National Dog Day has also created 18 other days of national celebration (most of them having something to do with animals). Check the list out:

  • National Pet Travel Safety Day – January 2
  • National Dress Up Your Pet day – January 14
  • National Bed Day – March 7
  • National Puppy Day – March 23
  • National Farm Animals Day – April 10
  • National Pet Day – April 11
  • National Kids & Pets Day – April 26
  • National Pets in Film Day – June 18
  • National Dog Day – August 26
  • National Wild Life Day – September 4
  • National Walk Your Dog Week – October 1-7
  • National Cat Day – October 29
  • National Kitchen Day – November 1
  • National Living Room Day – November 8
  • National Mutt Day – December 3

Music featured in this episode came from Sydney based producer Wolfwolf and The Womb.

 

National frozen food day – March 13

Frozen food. What can I say? It’s a great thing.

Captain Birds Eye (aka Clarence Birdseye) redefined the way which we access, produce and even consume food when he created frozen food.

Today I thought we’d combine two stories to create one super story. You’ll get a little dose of US politics (YES!!) and a little food industry history (yum!!).

Whether or not you eat frozen food I can guarantee that you’ll enjoy this story.

Produced and Written by Keegan Thomson

Music by Jahzzar, Big Scary, Wolfwolf

World radio day – February 10

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Someone took it upon good authority to dedicate one of the 365.242 days of the year to one of the greatest inventions and methods of communicating.

In 2010 the Spanish Envoy to the  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation stood up and asked, “Why don’t we have a day of the year dedicated to the radio?”

Damn good question if you ask me!

So in 2012 we celebrated our very first, World Radio Day.

Now I know that I’m very biased towards this topic but I say finally, some smart Alec decided to make a day for radios!

This is the story behind the creation of World Radio Day and why it is important to have it on our calendar.

Produced and Written by Keegan Thomson

Music by Crooked Colours