We've decided to take a summer hiatus on the radio show, so we will be replaying reruns all summer unless something so wonderful comes up that we can't help but make a radio show. We are remixing the reruns to make them more consistently timed and to fix some problems we didn't know how to fix when we first started. There is a tremendous learning curve in audio (and we are also finding, video) editing.
This week on First Person, Plural, in honour of summer holidays, we are re-airing "Simulated Vacations" in which we discuss the ways in which consumerism have taken over our leisure times. We chat with Victoria's tourists and tourism industry. We discuss our own travels, which include a kitsch tour of the western plains along with simulated antelope and buffalo. We review two books in an interlocking book review: Jean Baudrillard's Simulations and George Ritzer's Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption . We try this cool simulated voice technique towards the end of the episode that was quite fun to produce.
Our featured rerun is "Who's in Control of Your Life?" (The first link will lead to sound files but these will change each week -- the second link is the permanent page for the episode.)