After I shared last week’s podcast roundup, Rick Harp (whose Media Indigena is definitely worth checking out) told me he was struck by the variety and volume of Edmonton’s podcasts. Is this unique, he asked, or does every city have it? Great question. If you have any insights, let me know. In the meantime, wow — there’s so much.
- The What It Is crew celebrates Episode 100 with a great clip show looking back at the evolution of the podcast and some favourite episodes. (I was pleased to nominate What It Is for an award at the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts — fingers crossed on Thursday!)
- The Borchelli Brothers get some public relations advice from the lovely and talented Janis Galloway of The Publicity Room.
- Phil Wilson has a fascinating chat about moonshine, rural history, business development and opera with Robert de Groot of Red Cup Distillery on Off Menu.
- Drink this Podcast cracks open a few cold ones and explores fan fiction in a most delightful way with Mia Steinberg.
- The Stardreamers pass into a parallel universe and run into their way cooler doppelgängers.
- I was just wishing aloud for more coverage of education on local independent media, and voila, there’s an interview with Edmonton public school board trustee Nathan Ip on Scotty Riddell’s Soulfront podcast.
- The guys at Your Team Sucks make their picks for the NHL awards, make some predictions for the playoffs, and roast the Flames.
- The North by NorthGretz crews talks about sports memorabilia and good deeds with Marcel Eden of the Summit Sports Collectibles Show coming up this weekend.
- Three games into the season, FC Edmonton is… not good. Commiserate with the Loyal Company of the River Valley.
- Witch, Please returns to regularly scheduled programming with a close, political and hilarious reading of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
- Filmmaker and comics publisher Brandon Rhiness of The Higher Universe turns up on a couple of local podcasts: The Hero Protocol with Shane Maio, and Northern Nerdcast with Daniel Shessel and Chelsea Thompson.
- Nostalgia time: On Trash, Art and the Movies, Erin E. Fraser and Paul Matwychuk evaluate The Big Chill and St. Elmo’s Fire.
- On Let’s Go Outdoors, Michael Short chats with Phil Rowley of Trout Unlimited about the upcoming Edmonton Conservation Dinner and Auction.
- What makes a good video for an organization? Greg Gazin gets solid tips from Joe MacKay on the Toastcaster podcast.
- On the Highlevel Showdown, Elliot Tanti and Michael Vecchio talk pizza, the provincial budget, the fallout of the NDP convention, and that arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
- Hear Coun. Andrew Knack discuss toll roads, transit and civic politics with Troy Pavlek on Basket of YEGs.
- Speaking of Troy, he’s the latest guest on the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast
- And while I’m in self-promotion mode, I had the pleasure of talking to Marv Polis about how to get publicity on the Monetizing Your Creativity podcast.
That’s a lot, and yet there are so many more made-in-Edmonton podcasts to check out. Find more on the Podcast Network page (members are in bold above), in previous podcast roundups, on the Northern Content Network, and on the Edmonton Nerd List’s media page.
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