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

Episode 8: Andy Grabia

Meet Andy Grabia, the blogger behind Yegball, a look at baseball in Edmonton, and a veteran of the original Oilogosphere, the community of hardcore hockey bloggers who helped change the way the game was written about in the early 2000s. Andy explores his blogging history, all the way back to a personal blog called The Cosby… More Episode 8: Andy Grabia

Episode 7: Sharon Yeo

Meet Sharon Yeo, the woman behind Only Here for the Food, one of Edmonton’s great food blogs, and the co-founder of What the Truck?!, the food-truck festival that has had a huge impact on the food scene and on the city’s sense of community. Like many bloggers, Sharon started because she liked to write and… More Episode 7: Sharon Yeo

Edmonton blog roundup: Aug. 17, 2015

This week’s roundup hits some grand themes. Love. Death. Smoothies. The important things. Let’s begin. Spectacle This wedding, written up by Stacey K and photographed by FO Photography, is just so beautiful. The dress reveal made me cry. Jody Bailey captured a ton of great shots of the FIBA Americas basketball tournament. Matt Henderson has high… More Edmonton blog roundup: Aug. 17, 2015

Episode 6: Jay Runham

Meet Jay Runham, the YouTuber, movie geek and basketball fan behind The Jay Runham Show. Jay is one of several independent media producers who got his start at The Edmontonian, the news and events site founded by Jeff Samsonow and Sally Poulsen that spawned a diaspora of talent. He went on to do an entertainment podcast… More Episode 6: Jay Runham

Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast: Episode 4

Meet Andrea Beça, a filmmaker, blogger and ukulele aficionado who loves to set herself challenges that she has to do out loud, usually at contessabessa.com, aka Jayne Mansfield Had Stretchmarks. Andrea is nearing the end of her #ukuleleyear project, in which she learns a new song every week and posts her performance of it on… More Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast: Episode 4

Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast: Episode 3

Meet Adam Rozenhart, a nonstop creator of interesting things on the Internet, including his latest podcast, The Expats, in which he interviews Canadians living abroad. In this episode, Adam and I talk about many online adventures, including OilersNation, which he co-founded with the man they call Wanye Gretz; The Unknown Studio, a podcast he does with… More Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast: Episode 3

Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast: Episode 2

Meet Kelly McConkey, also (in fact mostly) known as Rev Recluse, the amateur historian and fascinating completist behind Vintage Edmonton. Kelly’s daily compendium of articles, ads and ephemera from 134 years of media in Edmonton draws me in like quicksand. He shares why he started doing it, and why he doesn’t foresee a day when he’ll… More Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast: Episode 2