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 off the year with interviews with Bob Baker, artistic director of the Citadel Theatre, and James MacDonald, who is directing the Citadel’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Great job by Taylor Chadwick and Chris Cook.
- On Conscious Conversations, Pamella Heikel interviews Billi J. Miller about a city girl’s life in the country and her new book, Farmwives in Profile, a collection of interviews, photographs and recipes.
- There are lots of laugh-out-loud moments in Adam Rozenhart’s conversation with Marissa Janzen, a Canadian who lived the expat life in Milan.
- Now that Series 9 is over, the Doctor Who fans at Verity! have decided to focus on firsts of all kinds.
- Witch, Please is back with a close (and I mean close, but cheeky and provocative) reading of Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince.
- On The Watch-men, the Gateway’s pop culture podcast, you’ll hear in-depth conversations about Doctor Strange and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
- I’m working my way through the best music of 2015 as identified by the Cups n Cakes Podcast.
- On the Highlevel Showdown, Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio look back at the year that was in civic, provincial and federal politics.
- The Press Gallery is back in session with a discussion of Deborah Drever, Albertans First and other political goings-on.
- And in case you missed it, I published Part 2 of the audio from the Edmonton Podcasting Meetup on podcasting technology, featuring Mack Male, Adam Rozenhart and Scott Francis Winder. The next episode features an interview with Stacey Knopp, the woman behind yegwed.com.
Speaking of the podcasting meetup, you should come to the next one, which happens on Jan. 24 at Variant Edition. We’ve got three panelists coming to talk about promoting your podcast:
- Erika Ensign of Verity!, Lazy Doctor Who and The Audio Guide to Babylon 5;
- Kevin Horek of Building the Future;
- Dan Clarke of the Northern Content Network and The Worst Podcast Ever.
RSVP here so we know how many chairs to put out. Bring your questions and your tips — we should have a very useful conversation.
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