|Forum topic by Bob #2||posted 09-06-2009 11:35 PM||1699 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-06-2009 11:35 PM
Barbara Frum worked for the CBC here for years and years and was one of the lead interviewers of her time.
One of the best loved and most requested Barbara Frum interviews is with a British farmer who had grown the world’s largest cabbage. The cabbage reportedly stood five feet high and five feet across. In the interview, the world waits with bated breath to hear exactly what the farmer fed the cabbage to make it so monstrously big. Unfortunately, he turns out to be hard of hearing and inebriated, having just returned from the pub.
Frum immediately hones in on the ridiculousness of the situation and makes the best of it. In doing so, she delivers one of the most memorable and hilarious interviews of her career.
• Other amusing interviews by Barbara Frum include her chat with the “perky, fresh Earl,” her discussion about the great beaver and an interview with a Brit who collected telegraph poles.
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