Every so often, Lauren Hansen, the podcast producer for The Week, will email me and suggest we make one of my articles for TheWeek.com into a podcast – a brief audio segment (typically 5 to 6 minutes) based on the article, with some illustrative sound clips added. I never say no because why would I? She does up an abridged version of the article, I make any edits I feel are necessary, and I record my voice reading it in the comfort of my apartment. I send that to her and she edits it together with the other clips and makes the podcast.
This week’s is based on my article from a while back on the similarities between Canadian and Californian accents: