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A special announcement about The High Road, the sequel to The Best Laid Pla

5/30/2010
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Terry Fallis announces the start of the podcast version of The High Road, the sequel to his award-winning debut novel, The Best Laid Plans. The music that opens and closes this podcast is Winter Serenade by Jon Schmidt and is available through Music Alley. The voice at the very beginning belongs to Roger Dey.

Duration: 00:02:28


Terry Fallis discusses his novel on CBC Radio's The Next Chapter

4/25/2009
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[display_podcast]Several weeks ago I went into the CBC Radio studios in Toronto to record a segment for Shelagh Roger's wonderful book program called The Next Chapter. Well, it hit the airwaves today. Here's the three and a half minute segment. Many thanks to producer Tom Howell, and host Shelagh Rogers at CBC Radio.

Duration: 00:03:34


Special Edition: My strange journey to the published land

2/1/2009
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[display_podcast]It's been about 16 months since the last special episode of The Best Laid Plans podcast but so much has happened in my side-line life as a writer that it's high time I brought all of you up to date. So here's a talk I did recently at the Women's Canadian Club of Toronto about The Best Laid Plans and my unorthodox and unlikely journey to the published land. I hope you enjoy it. It's been quite a ride and I'm grateful for all the support along the way.Comments are invited on...

Duration: 00:49:40


Special Edition: TBLP is now a book!

9/30/2007
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In this special edition, Terry updates listeners on the publication and availability of The Best Laid Plans as a book.Comments are invited on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks so much for listening. It's been a thrill for me to podcast my humble novel. Your comments have been very generous and encouraging. I'm grateful. The sequel is in the works. The great music featured in the podcast is by Jon Schmidt and is called Winter Serenade. It is available from the...

Duration: 00:05:55


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 19

5/11/2007
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This week, the final installment, Chapter 19 including: The snow storm brings Ottawa to its knees; the Government House Leader pulls a fast one; the call goes forth for MPs to brave the storm and make it to the House for the mini-budget vote; Angus and Andre Fontaine share a wild ride to Parliament Hill; Angus writes in his diary. Comments are invited right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks so much for listening. It's been a thrill for me to podcast my...

Duration: 00:28:21


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 16

5/1/2007
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This week, Chapter 16 including: Daniel dines with Lindsay and Muriel (and closes a chapter in his life); Muriel visits the House of Commons; Angus attends his first hostile sod-turning (and returns fire); Daniel and Angus have fun with a slick American branch plant executive; Angus writes in his diary. Comments are invited right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Stay tuned for Chapter 17. The great music featured in the podcast is by Jon...

Duration: 00:27:00


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 13

4/13/2007
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This week, Chapter 13, including: Daniel takes the heat for Maverick Angus; Angus makes his debut performance in Question Period; A day in the constituency office; Angus outlines a plan to save the Sanderson Shoe factory; Norman Sanderson doesn't know what hit him; Daniel and Lindsay make a date; Angus writes in his diary. Comments are invited right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Next week, Chapter 14. The great music featured in the...

Duration: 00:31:02


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 11

3/30/2007
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This week,we start Part 2 with Chapter 11 including: Daniel takesAngusto Parliament Hill, the Library of Parliament, and the House of Commons; Angus is sworn in; Daniel briefs Angus on their Centre Block and constitutency offices; Angus meets the Leader of the Opposition; Daniel and Angus play chess; Angus writes in his diary. Comments are invited right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Next week, Chapter 12. The great music featured in the...

Duration: 00:28:30


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 10

3/23/2007
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This week, Chapter 10, including: On election day, Daniel and the two Petes work hard to save Angus from victory; Daniel drives NDP voters to the polls; Daniel commiserates with Muriel; Daniel skinny-dips in the frigid river before watching the election returns;Daniel drives to the airport to meet Angus; Angus addresses the media horde; Angus writes in his diary.Comments are invited right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Next week, we start...

Duration: 00:34:09


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 9

3/16/2007
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This week, Chapter 9 including: Danielwatches too much television; Daniel goes on TV to staunch the bleeding;the Prime Minister cuts Cameron loose; Daniel and Lindsay lunch together; Daniel and pollster Zaleski discuss some new C-P numbers;Angus writes in his diary and starts the long trip home from Papua New Guinea.Comments are invited right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Next week, Chapter 8. The great music featured in the podcast is by...

Duration: 00:25:51


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 8

3/9/2007
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This week, Chapter 8 including: Daniel confronts an Internet-happy student; Daniel talks with the two Petes; Andre Fontaine breathlessly calls Daniel; Fire at the Petra Borschart's house; Eric Cameron is collared; Daniel watches the news and assesses the damage; Angus writes in his diary in Papau New Guinea. Comments are invited right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Next week, Chapter 9. The great music featured in the podcast is by Jon...

Duration: 00:26:20


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 7

3/1/2007
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This week, Chapter 7 including: Daniel attends a polling presentation at the national campaign office; Daniel visits with Muriel; Daniel briefs Angus on the numbers (Angus laughs till he cries); Daniel marks book reports while Angus writes in his diary. Comments are invited right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Next week, Chapter 8. The great music featured in the podcast is by Jon Schmidt and is called Winter Serenade. It is available from...

Duration: 00:29:56


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 6

2/24/2007
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This week, chapter 6 including: Daniel, Muriel, and Lindsay attend a luncheon speech by the Honourable Eric Cameron; Lindsay and Daniel bond at Starbucks; Daniel holds office hours on campus; Daniel and Angus play chess and discuss the campaign so far; Angus skinnydips, then writes in his diary. Comments are invited right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Next week, Chapter 7. The great music featured in the podcast is by Jon Schmidt and is...

Duration: 00:27:22


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 5

2/17/2007
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This week Chapter 5 including: the election is called; we meet Andre Fontaine, reporter for the Cumberland Crier; Daniel and the two Petes start the McLintock door-to-door canvass; Daniel makes a clandestine midnight run to the University; Angus writes in his diary.Comments are invited to the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Next week, Chapter 6. The great music featured in the podcast is by Jon Schmidt and is called Winter Serenade. It is available...

Duration: 00:32:01


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 4

2/11/2007
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This week, Chapter 4 including: Daniel's debut teaching English for Engineers; the first meeting of the Cumberland-PrescottLiberal Campaign in the new headquarters; Angus and Daniel hammer out positions on the local issues; and Angus writes in his diary.Feel free to leave a comment right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Next week, Chapter 5. The great music featured in the podcast is by Jon Schmidt and is called Winter Serenade. It is...

Duration: 00:27:50


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 3

2/4/2007
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This week, Chapter 3, including: - Angus and Daniel pay a visit to the Dean of Engineering; - Daniel visits Muriel and is introduced to Lindsay, her granddaughter; - Angus schools Daniel on English for Engineers, and chess; - Angus writes in his diary. Feel free to leave a comment right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Next week, Chapter 4. The great music featured in the podcast is by Jon Schmidt and is called Winter Serenade. It??s...

Duration: 00:21:57


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 2

1/27/2007
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Welcome back and thanks for listening to The Best Laid Plans. In this episode, Chapter 2, including: - Daniel gets to know his landlord, Angus McLintock; - Daniel and Angus tangle on the chess board; - a mutually beneficial deal is struck; - Daniel endures his first hovercraft lecture; - Angus writes in his diary. Feel free to leave a comment right here on the blog or send me an e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Thanks for listening. Next week, Chapter 3. The great music featured in the podcast...

Duration: 00:27:36


The Best Laid Plans: Chapter 1

1/20/2007
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Welcome back. This week, Chapter 1, including: - Daniel's futile search for a Liberal candidate in the safest Tory seat in the land; - His meeting with Muriel Parkinson, the stalwart Liberal who ran in the last five elections; - His winning strategy for securing the boathouse apartment he desperately wanted. Comments are invited to the blog at www.terryfallis.com or via e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. Until next week and Chapter 2, thanks for listening. Podcast Alley feed code: My Podcast...

Duration: 00:27:59


The Best Laid Plans: Prologue

1/14/2007
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Welcome to The Best Laid Plans, a satirical novel of Canadian politics, by Terry Fallis, podcast one chapter at a time. In this episode, Terry reads the Prologue, introducing listeners to the novel's narrator, Daniel Addison, and providing the back story. Next week, Chapter One. Comments are welcome to The Best Laid Plans podcastblogor via e-mail to tfallis@gmail.com. The music featured in the podcastis called Powerful Exhilarating Piano Music by Jon Schmidt and is available from the...

Duration: 00:23:31