Edmonton podcast roundup: Feb. 17, 2016

Sex, nostalgia, history, business, movies, politics and a whole lot of Doctor Who can be found in this week’s podcast roundup:


  • Robyn Wilson brings us a special episode of The One on the topic of sex, and it is outstanding. With cameos from Julian Faid, Adam Rozenhart, Janelle Aker and TJ Jans, and Phil Wilson.
  • Witch, Please celebrates a year of podcasting with a makeover and a continuation of a close and entertaining analysis of Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince.
  • Learn everything you didn’t know you wanted to know (but you do) about Hindi cinema’s sweetheart, Alia Bhatt, on Bollywood is for Lovers.
  • The crews from Radio Free Skaro and Verity! are at Gallifrey One, the annual fan-made conference on Doctor Who. I enjoyed RFS’s live stage show, and Verity’s preview was lots of fun, too. I’m looking forward to listening to their aftermath show.
  • If you wanted to relive 1986 through its pop culture, the fellas at Kisstory Science Theatre have you utterly covered.
  • feb17podcastcollage2Cups N Cakes has an all-Canadian lineup in its continuing coverage of the indie music scene. They’ve moved to Mixcloud now, too, so check that out.
  • On Building the Future, Kevin Horek chats with Monica Lewicki and Barbara Reppert of Project Shine about LEAP, a inspirational experience happening on Feb. 29.
  • I ran into life coach Stacey Berger at an event last week, and then there she was in my podcast feed, having a conscious conversation with Pamella Heikel.
  • Tema Frank has a great discussion about culture change in organizations with Béa Bohm-Meyer on Frank Reactions.
  • Sarah Hoyles learns about Edmonton’s world-class dump on the inaugural episode of the Edmonton City as Museum Project’s podcast.
  • If you’re in Ward 12, or just interested in civic politics, you’ve got a few days left to catch up on the candidate interviews on Basket of YEGs.
  • Find out how 30 Minute Week co-host Ben Proulx couldn’t get government funding for a new prosthetic leg, so he turned to a crowdfunding campaign, which has been more successful than he ever imagined.
  • On the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast, I had a great conversation with blogger Lori Godin of Frugal Edmonton Mama, Raising Edmonton and YEG Date Night. Hugely instructive on how to make money while making your audience happy.

That’s what I had time to listen to, but there’s much more out there. Find more local listens in previous podcast roundups, on the Northern Content Network, and on the Edmonton Nerd List’s media page.

I floated the idea of a local podcast network in last week’s newsletter, and I got some positive responses, so I’m going to put the idea out here now as well. The idea is to find a way to increase local podcasts’ audiences and connect those audiences with local businesses, so that everyone is better off.

Read this FAQ-style vision of how it could work. If you’re interested in joining the network, apply here.

If you have questions, ask away at karen@unlandmedia.com. You can also find out more in real life at our next podcasting meetup, which happens on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 1 pm at Variant Edition.


This week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by Andrea Beça, a writer, filmmaker, editor and social media strategist who can help you get your message out. 

Hire Andrea at andreabeca.work.

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