All in a Day Redux

by DaniGirl on January 25, 2010 · 13 comments

in My 15 minutes, Photo of the Day

Whee, that was so much fun!

Thanks to Alan Neal and my friends at CBC Radio Ottawa for giving me a chance to talk about my 365 project on All in a Day today! I was having quite the little moment while I was sitting in the anteroom waiting for my turn to go on, when Laurence Wall AND Alan Neal AND Ian Black were all in the studio together. CBC Ottawa trifecta!!! And dork that I am, I was too shy to say hello to either Laurence or Ian as they hustled out of the studio.

In my vast radio interview experience (comprising all of three appearances, media whore that I am) this was by far the most fun. Want to listen in? Here it is!

Project 365 Conclusion on All in a Day

(It might take a second for the MP3 to finish downloading. Be patient! Interview courtesy of and copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.)

For those of you who are visiting for the first time, welcome! If you’re interested in Project 365, you can read more about it by perusing 52 weeks’ worth of blog posts, or you can see the all 365 pictures on Flickr. (If you open two tabs, you can watch the slideshow while the mp3 of the show is playing in the other tab — I only wish I was clever enough to figure out how to combine the two!!)

I also write a lot about parenting issues and fun things to do with kids in Ottawa… among a few thousand other things, should you like to pull up a chair and stay awhile.

(And Julie, to answer your question from yesterday’s comments? Alan Neal is even nicer than he seems on the radio. Hard to believe, but true!)

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 karen at virtually there January 25, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Dani, that was a GREAT interview! You are a natural on the radio. And, oh I swoon to hear Alan’s voice again…. I am such a fan. I’m so happy I’ll be returning to Ottawa and Alan as host of All in a Day. Anyway, very happy moment for me to be able to hear him again and hear you too!

2 Angela ( jhscrapmom) January 25, 2010 at 8:54 pm

loved every minute of this:)
i recognize myself in so much of this,lol. thanks for verbalizing the experience so very well.
when are you making your book???

3 Finola January 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm

You sounded fantastic and you have a great radio voice!
OMG, Alan, Ian, and Laurence? Swoooooon! How did you manage to sound so composed?
Very Well Done 🙂

4 Sara in Montréal January 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Great interview! It sums it all up, and is a perfect conclusion to the project.

And now, you’ve got a whole lot of witnesses for 1000 project.

5 Nat January 25, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I haven’t had a chance to listen. But I did a very short thing on music for Race Weeked with him on Bandwidth — really sweet guy. (The other staff were wonderful too.)

6 Pamela Stewart January 26, 2010 at 2:33 am

thx! RT @DaniGirl: If you didn't catch it, All in a Day soundbite on my blog at

7 ramble January 26, 2010 at 6:22 am

sounds interesting. But I guess there should be manuals to raise parents also[for the benefit of the children]

8 SC January 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

Great interview Dani!! You are a natural for radio… ! Congrats on the end of Projo 365/6 and can’t wait to see the progression into Projo 1000. Keep up the good work!

9 smothermother January 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm

i had a feeling Alan was super nice. a friend of mine is a reporter at cbc (hence having the chance to meet ian) and is a good friend of alan, so of course she thinks he’s nice. i wanted to know if it was really true or just insider preference!

once again, congrats!

10 colleen January 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Fabulous interwiew and you are so articulate.

11 mrsgryphon January 28, 2010 at 1:24 am

Finally had a chance to listen to your interview today and it’s great! Well done, Dani 🙂

12 Jody January 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I’m bookmarking the podcast for February, when the crazy-days in our house are finally over. (They should be over NOW, but post-birthday de-cluttering is at its peak.)

Congrats again on the achievement! I’m looking forward to the 1000 project, too.

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