Episode 6: Jay Runham

Jay RunhamMeet 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 called Jay n’ J with his friend Jordan Blackburn. And now, he has his own show on YouTube, talking about the things that interest him.

We talk about how he’s used the show to teach himself new skills, what’s different about video, how he handles mean comments, and what he’d like to do next with The Jay Runham Show.

We also take a bit of a digression into Pride of the North Side, a streetball tournament organized by Andrew Parker, a homegrown basketball star who Jay first encountered reading a magazine in his home town of Whitecourt.

Here’s this week’s episode:

You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or listen to it on SoundCloud.

Jay recommended a couple of local podcasts:

  • Podcast! The Comics, a longstanding conversation betweenJames Leask and Brandon Schatz about comics, TV and other matters.
  • YEGs & Bacon, a new podcast that Brandon and his wife Danica LeBlanc produce from their comics store, Variant Edition.

He also recommended a couple of local YouTube channels:

  • Tech Geek Gamers, a prolific web show about tech, geek culture and gaming.
  • Daniela Andrade, the wildly popular and very talented singer-songwriter and cover artist.

You can catch up to Jay online @jayrunham on Twitter and Instagram. And he’s on Snapzu, too (that’s a new one to me).


This week’s episode is brought to you by InterChange at the Mosaic Centre. If you are looking for creative and sustainable co-working space, sign up for a free tour at mosaicinterchange.ca. You’ll hear from InterChanger Jason Bekdashe in this episode.


The intro music is Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1, played by Daniel Veesey, from freemusicarchive.com.


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