Edmonton podcast roundup: Jan. 13, 2016

There were lots of curiosity-driven interviews and passionate conversations in the podcasts I had time to listen to this past week. Sometimes I don’t even know what you’re talking about (*cough* Doctor Who, *cough* Harry Potter, *cough* most movies), but if you talk about it intelligently and with fervour, I’m in: The What It Is podcast kicks… More Edmonton podcast roundup: Jan. 13, 2016

Edmonton podcast roundup: Nov. 13, 2015

So, as promised last week, I did some back-of-the-envelope calculations, and as near as I can tell, the 53 Edmonton-connected podcasts I’ve found so far are responsible for more than 6,000 minutes of audio every month. One hundred hours of listening. Whoa. Here’s a small sample: On The Yards podcast, Omar Mouallem interviews Edmonton Centre MLA David Shepherd… More Edmonton podcast roundup: Nov. 13, 2015

Edmonton blog roundup: Nov. 9, 2015

This week, bloggers filled my heart with love, filled my head with thoughts, filled my spirit with inspiration. Many gifts indeed. Love, marriage, baby carriage Vickie Laliotis reflects on her love story while sharing her sweet and colourful engagement photos. Laurie MacFayden poetically captures that moment when you just know. Lindsey at Over My Styled Body… More Edmonton blog roundup: Nov. 9, 2015

Episode 17: Ryan Batty

Meet Ryan Batty, managing editor of Oilers blog The Copper & Blue and an engineer who blogs about transportation from time to time on All Roads Lead to Ryan. Like many hockey bloggers, Ryan got his start on the message boards and comment threads of the storied Oilogosphere. That and his work on his own site, Spilled Oil, caught the eye of… More Episode 17: Ryan Batty

Edmonton podcast roundup: Nov. 6, 2015

Fun fact: Edmonton-based podcasters produce at least 100 episodes a month. My next calculation: How many minutes is that? (Answer next week.) While you wait, here are some episodes you might want to check out: Jason Lee Norman chats with the contributors to 40 Below, an anthology of writing about winter in Alberta. I enjoyed his conversation… More Edmonton podcast roundup: Nov. 6, 2015

Episode 16: Danica LeBlanc and Brandon Schatz

Meet Danica LeBlanc and Brandon Schatz, avid podcasters who love Doctor Who, sell comics and cultivate an inclusive, creative community around whatever they do. Danica and Brandon were both guests and hosts at our first ever Edmonton podcasting meetup at their store, Variant Edition, which has become a hub for intelligent conversations about pop culture. Since… More Episode 16: Danica LeBlanc and Brandon Schatz

Episode 15: Chris Tse

Meet Chris Tse, a scientist-turned-personal-trainer who has turned his business’s blog and his social media presence into an important community-builder and creative outlet. Chris started blogging on the Blitz Conditioning site in 2011 (I might have said 2012 in the podcast). At first, he said, he and co-founder Brett Kirkland were largely motivated by a desire… More Episode 15: Chris Tse

Edmonton podcast roundup: Oct. 23, 2015

It’s been a podcast-o-rific week, between the podcasting workshop I did at the Edmonton Public Library for Startup Week and preparations for Saturday’s podcasting meetup and making my own podcast and doing plenty o’ podcast listening in between. To wit: The Unknown Studio scooped me (!) by getting podcasters Phil Wilson of Off Menu and… More Edmonton podcast roundup: Oct. 23, 2015

Episode 14: Taylor Chadwick and Brian Bergum

Meet Taylor Chadwick and Brian Bergum, two-thirds of the core team that brings you What It Is, a podcast that has become a vital and highly entertaining archive of Edmonton’s arts scene. What It Is was born out of creative friends riffing and realizing their intelligent silliness was so good that other people should hear it, too. (Well, that’s my… More Episode 14: Taylor Chadwick and Brian Bergum

Edmonton podcast roundup: Oct. 16, 2015

Dear Edmonton: You really filled my ears this week. Wow. Thank you. What It Is has two great interviews, one with musician Cassia Hardy of Wares, and the other with Trevor Schmidt and Arielle Rombough of The Good Bride. Both are superb, and I’m not just saying that because Taylor Chadwick enthusiastically promotes our Oct. 24 podcast meetup (though that was… More Edmonton podcast roundup: Oct. 16, 2015

Edmonton podcast roundup: Oct. 2, 2015

Twitter told me Wednesday was International Podcast Day. But every day is Podcast Day for me, and I’m especially interested in local ones. Look, here are some now: Yegs and Bacon features a live recording of a thought-provoking and entertaining panel on Indigenous Representation in Pop Culture, featuring James Leask, Richard Van Camp, Patti Laboucane-Benson and… More Edmonton podcast roundup: Oct. 2, 2015