Edmonton podcast roundup: March 23, 2016

A bit of an extra-long roundup for you this week, partly because I made you wait for it, partly because I just kept finding things, and partly because I’m taking a couple of weeks away from the roundup, so this should tide you over.


  • The love story of Erin and Derek on The One is, as host Robyn Wilson says, full of adorable-ness. So many “awwww” moments, especially the mom story.
  • The latest What It Is podcast is a rollicking and, well, sexy interview with the poets-for-hire performing at the Edmonton Poetry Brothel.
  • Hear the interesting origin stories of The Lip Talk‘s hosts, drag performers Lucy Lips, Divina Diefor, Mel Trixx and Harvey Steele.
  • Science for the People has a great episode about sex education, tracing the history of it with Jonathan Zimmerman, and exploring the current state of sex advice with Dan Savage.
  • The guys at Cups n Cakes discuss The Needle, a new Edmonton music venue that’s been getting a lot of buzz, and play a lot of interesting music.
  • On The Expats, Adam Rozenhart has a great conversation with Edmonton’s own Ben Wheelwright about life in New York, where he’s starring in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Broadway.


  • Omar Mouallem had a great conversation with urban planner Anne Stevenson and Ikki Izakaya owner Ayumi Yuda about tiny spaces at a recent live show for The Yards.
  • Troy Pavlek explores whether 16-year-olds should vote in a conversation with the Edmonton Youth Council’s Marina Banister and Cameron Somerville on Basket of Yegs.
  • Wang Yip and Shawn Kanungo examine the disruption of their very own line of work — management consulting — on The Dip.
  • The Loyal Company of the River Valley previews the coming FC Edmonton season with a whole lot of soccer talk and an interview with writer and editor Steven Sandor.
  • The Press Start 2 Join guys dig into virtual reality and gaming, as well as social media organized by algorithm, and iPhone security. You can also hear them talk about nerd life with Daniel Shessel and Chelsea Thompson on the Northern Nerdcast.
  • Are you ready for a scholarly romp about Harry Potter in front of children’s literature students at the University of Calgary? Ready or not, here come the delightful Marcelle Kosman and Hannah McGregor of Witch, Please.
  • Matt Bowes fires up the NeWest Press podcast to talk to my former Journal colleague Mark Lisac about his new novel, Where the Bodies Lie.
  • On Trash, Art, and the Movies, Erin E. Fraser and Paul Matwychuk take a look at a couple of wuxia (martial hero) films, preceded by their usual smart conversation about current releases.
  • Speaking of Paul, you can hear him on the latest episode of Seen and Heard in Edmonton. So nice to catch up with him!

The names in bold are the podcasts that have put up their hand to join our podcast network. You can find even more great listening on that page. If you’d like to join their number, apply here.

There are even more local podcast to be found in previous podcast roundups, on the Northern Content Network, and on the Edmonton Nerd List’s media page.

There won’t be another podcast roundup until April 13, but watch Facebook and Twitter for a few more recommendations here and there. And the best place to stay up-to-date on what’s happening with the podcast network in the newsletter.

meetup-logo-2xLet’s get together in real life! The next Edmonton Podcasting Meetup happens on April 9 at 1 pm at Variant Edition Comics & Culture.

My guest will be Justin Jackson, creator of the MegaMaker podcast, among many other things. We’ll be talking about serving an audience, making things and marketing things, and ways to monetize your podcast you might not have thought of. It’s free, and there will be door prizes from NeWest Press. RSVP here.

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