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Author: Mark Blevis

Commentary on episodes

During the month of August, I will be recording commentary on a small selection of my own podcast productions that are near and dear to me for any of many reasons. These recordings will be published on my blog site, The first of my Producer’s Commentary series was published earlier this week. If you have a particular Electric Sky episode you’d like hear my commentary on (e.g. guest and question selection, recording process, editing decisions, production techniques, etc…), send an email ( or call the Electric Sky Podcast listener hotline (+1.206.350.6487) and tell me which one you’d like to...

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Stay tuned – Electric Sky will be back

In order to make time available for some personal projects, I have decided to put Electric Sky on hiatus. The site (including a recent wave of new shows) and RSS feed will remain online and fully functional. Stay tuned.  Electric Sky will be...

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Stephen Gritt on Art Restoration and Conservation

It’s amazing who you can meet in a park during your child’s soccer game. I was introduced to Stephen Gritt on one such occasion last summer by someone who knew that Stephen would make a great guest for Electric Sky. They were right. Show ID and intro Interview with Stephen Grit National Gallery of Canada Piet Mondrian (on Wikipedia) Paolo Veronese (on Wikipedia) Dead Christ with Angels: Fragment of the Lendinara Altarpiece (1565) Outtakes from this interview can be found at Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Jennifer Barnaby and Cakes for a Cause

During the annual Great Glebe Garage Sale (a huge community garage sale in Ottawa), my family stumbed on Jennifer Barnaby, a Cordon Bleu Chef who was serving baked goods she’d made while her husband, Jim, brewed up espresso and handled the transactions. Every single cent collected from the sales went directly to charity. They didn’t even recover their expenses. That’s how I met Jim and Jennifer. I had one of their espressos and a piece of the most incredible cake I have ever had to kick off my garage sale spree. It might have been 9:30am. Show ID and intro Interview with Jennifer Barnaby (Cakes for a Cause) Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Brad Blanton and Radical Honesty

I’ve wanted to produce a documentary on honesty for almost three years. In preparation, I gathered some street audio on honesty and dishonesty, definitions of the ideas and self-analysis (unfortunately, I seem to have misplaced some of this audio). I also conducted an incredibly insightful interview with Brad Blanton whose book Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth I was reading at the time. When I conducted this interview in 2005, Dr. Blanton was preparing to pursue a political career as an independent, green candidate on a platform of honesty. I still have designs on producing a documentary on honesty. At the same time, I can’t keep this interview to myself any longer. Show ID and intro Interview with Brad Blanton Anonymous ‘streeters’ Audio clips from Sage Tyrtle and Charles Cadenhead Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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