One of my first attempts at writing was a post titled the Power of the Head Wiggle after I returned from a trip to India in early 2009. I first posted it as a note on Facebook and received favorable feedback from my friends and contacts. After I started my blog, I soon re-posted the write-up on this blog. It has by far been the most popular post I’ve made. Most noticeably, it had been cited as a reference on Wikipedia under the term Head Bobble. It has also been cited in other people’s blog post such as Mind Your Decisions.
This week, I shared my story of the Indian Head Wiggle on the Canadian Broadcast Center (the Canadian equivalent of NPR) program Definitely not the Opera (a program like NPR’s program This American Life). This week’s program was titled Why do Small Gestures send Big Messages? and they included my story about the Indian Head Wiggle gesture along with other’s stories about how musicians communicate with gestures on stage, how a quadriplegic member of the Canadian parliament communicates through gestures, and how others use gestures to express love and happiness.
The CBC set me up in a local radio station to share my story. Here are some pictures of the radio studio and equipment. A fun experience—I hope to share more stories with the CBC in the future.
DNTO is heard in Canada on CBC Radio One, in North America on the Sirius Satellite 137, in the United States on 2 NPR stations: KUOW Seattle and WRKF Baton Rouge as well as through online steaming and via podcast, with a reach in Canada of approximately half a million people .
Definitely not the Opera live streams at http://www.cbc.ca/listen/. There is also a downloadable podcast: http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/index.html?arts#dnto. A fancier podcast can be downloading with chaptering (for itunes) here: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/dnto-from-cbc-radio-enhanced/id331561048
The podcast is also available on the DNTO webpage on the Monday following the broadcast of the show: http://www.cbc.ca/dnto/