Kind of a crazy week in #yegmedia (catch up with Mack Male’s post if you don’t know what I’m talking about), so I’m a little distracted as I write this. Still, there’s good stuff out there, so let’s see what I can direct your attention to:
- Phil Wilson talks about Chopped Canada, burgers, and the restaurant life with Yellowknife chef Robin Wasicuna on Off Menu.
- Robyn Wilson’s The One tells the love story of J’Lyn and Jim. You’ll hear about a sweet and careful courtship, and a grandly romantic proposal.
- Did you think you’d hear both Seinfeld and the c-word on a podcast about an L.M. Montgomery book? Me neither. But you can in this entertaining episode of Write Reads.
- On The Worst Podcast Ever, Dan Clarke and Alex Fortin have a wide-ranging (and NSFW) conversation with comedian, pastor and podcaster Dan Taylor.
- Speaking of Dan, I joined him and Ben Proulx on an episode of 30 Minute Week that will be coming out soon, and I interviewed them for an episode Seen and Heard in Edmonton that will be coming out in February. (UPDATE: Here’s my talk with Dan and Ben on 30 Minute Week.)
- And speaking of Seen and Heard in Edmonton, listen to my conversation with yegwed.com blogger and wedding DJ Stacey Knopp.
- Brian Bergum continues his excellent series of cover tunes on Bi-Weekly Unoriginal with a version of Who’s That Girl by The Eurythmics, with special guest Andy Northrup.
- On The Gateway’s entertainment podcast, The Watch-men take a look at The Revenant and Leonardo DiCaprio, after a detour into Batman vs Superman.
- On Yegs & Bacon, Brandon Schatz and Danica LeBlanc kvell about Star Wars before getting into their comics picks for the week.
- The latest Podcast! the Comics with James Leask and Brandon Schatz talks a lot about wrestling, and you might not think I would like that, but I do.
I don’t know what the future holds for the Edmonton Journal’s podcasts, because there’s a lot fewer people there now and some of the people who made them were let go this week. So let’s listen while we can:
- The most recent episode of The Press Gallery discusses the “kudatah” movement, Kevin O’Leary’s sudden interest in politics, and public sector wage freezes. This turned out to be host Brett Wittmeier’s swan song.
- Sports editor Sarah O’Donnell revived the Journal’s Oilers podcast with a conversation with Jim Matheson and (the now departed) John MacKinnon.
- On Dirt City Limits, Sandra Sperounes talks Coachella, cellphones, stage-diving, festival fencing and other matters with Rebecca and Ryan Anderson of F&M, and Craig Martell. (Sandra is still with the Journal.)
Kind of a bummer to end on, so let’s turn our attention to something hopeful. The podcasting scene in this city is vibrant and growing every day. It really has been delightful to find these voices. We’re going to get together in real life on Jan. 24 to discuss how to promote your podcast so that even more people can hear it. The panelists are:
- 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.
Please RSVP here. If you’re just starting, bring your questions; if you’re an old hand at this, bring your insights.
This week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by CKUA, which is in the middle of another great season of the TransCanada Music West podcast.