I spoke to Joe Planta last week as part of his excellent series of podcasts for thecommentary.ca. It was an great opportunity for me to speak about the various projects that I am involved in these days – namely Books on the Radio, Bookcamp Vancouver 2009 and the Vancouver Biennale.
Many thanks to Joe for doing such an excellent job and for being a kindred spirit in the podcasting game.
A quick look at his website shows Joe to be someone with a huge range of interests and a lot of dedication. I look forward to watching his site continue to grow and maybe even contributing something to it in the future.
The Commentary began in June 1999 as an e-mail newsletter of editorial comment. Online since September 2003, THECOMMENTARY.CA featured other contributors as well commenting on a wide variety of subjects.
In August 2004, Joseph Planta premiered feature audio interviews with unique and diverse guests from renowned bestselling and prize winning authors, Canadian newsmakers and political figures, internationally known print and broadcast journalists, prominent academics and public intellectuals, as well as noted artists and personalities.
For over 350 interviews and five years now, the Planta: On the Line interview program continues as a forum for engaging, informative conversations on current affairs and a wide variety of subjects.