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Samuel's Persiflage is an interview and chat based podcast from Canberra, Australia, talking about various topics and issues. Hosted by Samuel Gordon-Stewart, Samuel's Persiflage is an interesting podcast in a talk radio style format.

Published: Tue, 08 March 2011 19:50:00 +1100

Last Build Date: Tue, 08 March 2011 19:50:00 +1100

Copyright: Copyright 2007

Samuel's Persiflage #17 - Paul Dix

Tue, 08 March 2011 19:50:00 +1100

Samuel chats with Paul Dix, the longest serving breakfast host at a single radio station in Australia, about his memories and thoughts of his 49 years in Deniliquin and even longer in the radio industry.

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Samuel's Persiflage #15

Wed, 04 July 2007 07:00:00 +1000

John Laws is retiring, and Samuel chats with his former executive producer Stuart Bocking about it. Plus full details of the upcoming Skypecast episode, why can't Australia Post deliver Express Post on time? A song, and more.

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Samuel's Persiflage #14

Wed, 23 May 2007 03:40:00 +1000

Samuel's editorial takes a shot at the telemarketers. De facto US correspondent Bill Grady and Samuel discuss the Virginia Tech shootings, how the media affects peoples perceptions, security for world leaders, the world of advertising, and the new feature involving listeners.

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Samuel's Persiflage #13

Sun, 22 April 2007 03:45:00 +1000

The Frankster Archives Library, the mystery of Frog from Songland Records and more. Full details at

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The Best of Samuel's Persiflage 2005/2006 - Samuel's Persiflage #12

Wed, 31 January 2007 06:30:00 +1100

It's the best of Samuel's Persiflage from 2005/2006, featuring highlights of interviews, feedback, and plenty more. Full details at

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Samuel's Persiflage #11

Fri, 22 December 2006 04:00:00 +1100

Bill Grady from "You Are The Guest" talks with Samuel about Christmas they and what it means to different parts of society, as well as to them, in what could be the first networked podcast interview in existence. The rest of the episode also takes on a Christmas feel, the Persiflage Puzzle is a easy, and Sir Humphrey Appleby delivers the thought of the month. All that an more on Samuel's Persiflage #11, Full details at Updating the Odeo feed:

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Samuel's Persiflage #10

Tue, 26 November 2006 06:15:00 +1100

It's the 75th birthday of Canberra's oldest radio station, 1053 2CA. Samuel chats with Paul Blunt, breakfast co-host on 2CA about the birthday, Radio Historian Wayne Mac comes back to Samuel's Persiflage, and much more. Full details at

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Samuel's Persiflage #9

Thu, 26 October 2006 02:30:00 +1000

The majority of this episode is devoted to the subject of scams and scammers, and includes some conversations with people involved in sending scams by email. Samuel interviews Clayton Northcutt who is a bit of an expert on toying with scammers, the interview covers the subjects of scams, scammers, telemarketers, door-to-door sales and Clayton's dreams of education scammers. Samuel also annoys some scammers by phone, and deals with a misleading advertisement from an Australian Telco. There's also a Persiflage Puzzle, plenty of listener feedback, and an odd ad from years-gone-by. Full details at

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Samuel's Persiflage #8

Sat, 30 September 2006 01:00:00 +1000

This month Samuel interview world renowned technology broadcaster Leo Laporte. Samuel and Leo discuss the upcoming release of Windows Vista, the effect other operating systems are having on the market (Leo's a big fan of Apple Mac), podcasting (and Leo's amazing pioneering work in the field of podcasting), and more. There's also a Persiflage Puzzle, and some listener feedback, including a song sent in by 2CC's Mike Welsh

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Samuel's Persiflage #7

Wed, 23 August 2006 02:30:00 +1000

Samuel interviews Mike Hettinger and Alison Zanetti, two people affected by the ACT government's decision to close 39 schools, including Dickson College, in Canberra. Samuel also plays some highlights of his recent interview with Bill Grady from the You Are The Guest podcast, and talks about temperatures being subjective, and Canberra gardening icon David Young's retirement.

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Samuel's Persiflage #6

Sun, 23 July 2006 02:30:00 +1000

Samuel then chats with Pia Waugh, one of the organisers of Linux.Conf.Au 2007, Australia's premier technical Linux conference. Samuel also exposes some telephone hoaxes. There is plenty of listener feedback to get through, a persiflage puzzle with a cryptic clue, a thought for the month and plenty more.

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Samuel's Persiflage #5

Tue, 16 May 2006 23:30:00 +1000

Samuel interviews Margaret Phillips, Director of Digital Archiving at the National Library of Australia, about the National Library and some of its projects, including PANDORA, the Australian Internet Archive project. There is also listener feedback with listeners being invited to send spoken feedback through the new feedback system, odd news stories, a Persiflage Puzzle and a thought for the month.

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Samuel's Persiflage #4

Thu, 13 Apr 2006 22:00:00 +1000

Samuel chats with John Kerr about Pirate Radio in the UK, Sylvia Gordon-Stewart about her life, and introduces a new feature...The Persiflage Puzzle. Samuel also includes the regular feedback and odd news.

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Samuel's Persiflage #3

Thu, 19 Feb 2006 23:30:00 +1100

Samuel interviews Danny O'Brien from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Samuel and Danny discuss privacy issues in the new version Google Desktop, and look at Internet companies in China, as well as your rights online. The feedback seems rather musical this month. John Kerr celebrates his 64th birthday with Samuel giving him a call. Samuel also announces details of the "Best Of" episodes coming up at the end of each year.

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Samuel's Persiflage #2

Thu, 19 Jan 2006 04:00:00 +1000

Samuel interviews Wayne Mac, radio historian and author of "Don't Touch That Dial, Hits 'n' Memories of Australian Radio. Samuel and Wayne discuss Australian radio past and present (mostly past) and talk about Wayne's book. Nattie makes a guest appearance when a visitor knocks on the door near the not-quite-soundproof studio. Listener feedback is also covered. Updated jingles and voiceovers make the whole thing sound much more professional than the first podcast (no more people screaming whilst hearing the intro!).

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Samuel's Persiflage #1

Fri, 30 Dec 2005 20:30:00 +1000

Samuel explains why the podcast is called Samuel's Persiflage, chats with Dave Smith from the Plain English Campaign and Gary Floyd, a teacher/librarian who was once a radio DJ, and lots more.

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