The High Road Podcast: Chapter 11

August 6th, 2010

This week, courtesy of McClelland & Stewart, Chapter 11 brings to a close Part One of The High Road as we experience the tension of Election day. Lots happening in this episode, including a last minute look at the numbers in C-P, a polling station photo-op, enduring the election returns on TV, and the Angus McLintock campaign party. But will it be a victory bash or a wake?

The music that opens each episode is Game Day, by Jon Schmidt, and is available at Music Alley. The voiceover at the beginning belongs to my friend, Roger Dey.

The High Road Podcast: Chapter 10

July 30th, 2010

This week, Chapter 10, courtesy of McClelland & Stewart. In this episode, Angus seems a bit depressed and his mood is not lightened when the Liberal Leader makes a surprise visit to Cumberland, on very short notice, to do a little mainstreeting with the local maverick MP. The election is now just around the corner.

The music that opens each episode is Game Day, by Jon Schmidt and is available at Music Alley. The voiceover at the beginning of each chapter belongs to my friend Roger Dey.

Congratulations to our podcast contest winners

July 30th, 2010

The entries for our first ever podcast contest have closed and our  three winners have been randomly drawn. McClelland & Stewart will be contacting the winners soon to arrange delivery of their $50 iTunes gift cards. Congratulations to  Geoffrey, Marlene, and Janet! Many thanks to everyone who participated, and I hope all entrants will continue to listen to the podcast. Chapter 10 will be posted tonight.

The High Road Podcast: Chapter 9

July 23rd, 2010

This week, Chapter 9, courtesy of McClelland & Stewart. In this episode, Daniel is briefed on some fascinating public opinion polling data, and Angus makes it through his second all-candidates meeting with a little help from the GOUT squad. The chapter ends with an unexpected discovery at the McLintock campaign headquarters. Hope you’re still with me!

The music that opens and closes each episode is Game Day by Jon Schmidt and is available at Music Alley.

The voice at the beginning of each chapter belongs to my friend, Roger Dey.

The High Road Podcast: Chapter 8

July 16th, 2010

This week, Chapter 8, courtesy of McClelland & Stewart. In this episode, Angus tries his hand at door-to-door canvassing with mixed results and then attends an editorial board meeting of the Cumberland Crier. Daniel gets a heads up from the Liberal party pollster. Enjoy!

The music that opens and closes each chapter is Game Day by Jon Schmidt, and is available on Music Alley.

The voiceover at the beginning of each episode is provided by Roger Dey.

The High Road Podcast: Chapter 7

July 9th, 2010

This week, Chapter 7, courtesy of McClelland & Stewart. In this episode, Muriel creates an undercover geriatric political SWAT team, and Angus survives his first All-Candidates meeting, barely. Hope you’re all still with me.

The music that opens this podcast is Game Day by Jon Schmidt and is available through Music Alley. The voiceover at the beginning of each episode is provided by Roger Dey.

The High Road Podcast: Chapter 6

July 3rd, 2010

(Update – July 4, 2010: I just noticed that shortly after the 23 minute mark in the original Chapter 6 audio file that I uploaded, I sound like I injested a dragon fly, coughed it back up, and then restarted the sentence. If you had to endure that version, my humble apologies. If this corrected version is the one you listened to, please forget that you ever read this note.)

This week, Chapter 6, courtesy of McClelland and Stewart. In this chapter, Angus endures his first in-studio TV interview of the campaign. The make-up woman has her hands, and his hair, full.

I certainly hope you’re enjoying the podcast now that we’re a quarter of the way through.

The music that opens and closes the podcast is Game Day by Jon Schmidt and is available through Music Alley. The voiceover at the beginning of each episode is Roger Dey.

The High Road podcast contest!

June 30th, 2010

McClelland & Stewart is launching a contest for listeners of The High Road podcast. But it means you actually have to listen to the podcast, or at least Chapter 1! Here’s how it works:

  • Consider the trivia question below and send your answer to me at [email protected] with The High Road in the subject line (I want to make sure I can find your answers amidst the spam my gmail account seems to get). On July 30th, I’ll randomly draw three names from among the correct answers and the three winners will each receive a $50 iTunes gift certificate. (Sorry, but I’m told that the rules governing these contests mean that we can only accept entries from Canadian residents, excluding Quebec).

So here’s the big question:

  • In Chapter 1 of The High Road, what gift does Daniel give to Angus for Christmas?

Settle down everyone. There’s plenty of time to listen and get your answers in. I don’t want to crash my gmail account!

Thanks and good luck.

The High Road Podcast: Chapter 5

June 25th, 2010

This week, Chapter 5, courtesy of McClelland & Stewart. In this chapter we learn a little more about Angus’s past… and Daniel is not happy about it.

Many thanks for downloading and subscribing to The High Road podcast. Last week, The High Road was the number one podcast on the iTunes Literature charts.

The music that opens and closes the podcast is Game Day  by Jon Schmidt and it’s available through Music Alley. The voiceover at the beginning of each episode is Roger Dey.

The High Road Podcast: Chapter 4

June 18th, 2010

Here you go, Chapter 4 of The High Road podcast, courtesy of McClelland & Stewart. In this episode, the new year dawns and Angus is officially nominated as the Liberal candidate for Cumberland-Prescott.The battle is on.

The download and subscriber numbers for the podcast are steadily growing, gathering more than 10 times the listeners that the TBLP podcast enjoyed after three chapters. Hope you’re enjoying it.

The music that opens and closes the podcast is Game Day by Jon Schmidt and it’s available through Music Alley. The voiceover at the beginning of each episode is Roger Dey.