Diane is CBC radio's national parenting columnist, writing and recording about topics as diverse as parental cyberchondria, to boredom, to sex-ed -- all with a mix of self-deprecation, fierce curiosity, and maternal exhaustion.
And now: MAMA'S GOT A PODCAST.
Click on this link to hear upcoming columns and classics from the "passics" as well!
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She is also a regular contributor to CBC's Definitely Not the Opera, travelling to the Winnipeg CBC TV comedy Festival with them for their first live show in 2011.
Below is a clip from the episode "Power of Prayer" that DNTO selected as one of their favourites from 2012: "Diane grapples with prayer during a tragic moment."
She's also freelanced for Tapestry, CBC's weekly show about faith and humanity, as well as the satiric Day 6.
Although Diane could record radio in her pajamas, out of respect for the late Mr. Dressup, she always wears pants at the CBC studios.
THE BROAD SIDE
A half-hour comedy anthology series written by Diane Flacks and Jane Ford, created by Jane Ford. It was a successful 12-part radio series on CBC Morningside before it was adapted for TV and was recorded at the CBC in front of a live audience.THE BROAD SIDE goes to a different era in history in every episode. Four actors, Diane Flacks, Kathryn Greenwood, Erin McMurtry and Susan Coyne (with special guest Wendel Meldrum) play different characters in each episode to hilarious, historical and hysterical results. The episodes include: BIG BOTTOM BOTICELLI, CHOPIN'S SISTER, MEDIEVAL WOMAN, THERE AIN'T NO NICER WITCH THAN YOU, QUEEN OF THE WILD FRONTIER, and FOUR WOMEN AND A FRENCH FARCE.
KIDS AND GUNS
HOW I DECIDED TO BUY MY SON A PET SNAKE