Edmonton podcast roundup: May 11, 2016

It’s been a heavy week. Let’s talk about love, comedy and food before we head to the movies, then books, politics, games, TV, horses and soccer.

  • may11podcastcollage1Robyn Wilson has a hilarious, frank, sweet conversation about love and glitter with Sarah Jackson and Julian Faid on The One.
  • David Rae has a twisted and funny debate with Jamee Nall about women in comedy on The Devil’s Advocate, making a triumphant return after a long hiatus.
  • Phil Wilson has a tremendous interview with Steven Cooper and Chef Alexei Boldireff about Northern Food Night, where guests nosh on such unique dishes as walrus masala.
  • Comedian Dan Clarke knows an impressive amount about the movie Super Mario Bros., which he shares on The Movie Jerks. (You can also hear Dan on his own podcast, The Worst Podcast Ever.)
  • Bollywood is for Lovers takes a detour into Indian art house cinema, discussing three films that played in Cannes.
  • Trash, Art and the Movies tackles a couple of murder mysteries with a look at Gosford Park and Clue.


  • It’s always a good day when I get to hear Laura Frey’s voice. She’s on Write Reads to talk about Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie, Canada Reads, and other bookish matters.
  • Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio discuss the politicization of the Fort McMurray fire, as well as politics in Quebec and the U.S. on Highlevel Showdown.
  • The guys at Press Start 2 Join have a really interesting conversation with Andrew-David Jahchan of Madsoft Games about indie game development and his Kickstarter for Me and My Dinosaur.
  • They also did a nice little PSA for Fort McMurray.
  • Artist and educator Lee Nielsen shares useful insights about the business of art in his conversation with Sara McKarney on Draw More Income, Visual Arts Alberta’s new podcast.
  • The crew at Verity! prepare for soon-to-be Doctor Who show runner Chris Chibnall by analyzing the first episode of Torchwood that he wrote. There’s a sex monster.
  • Sylvia Schneider and Diana Balbar have a chat about liberty horsemanship with expert Jonathan Field on Equinely Inclined.
  • I really enjoyed talking to Nathan Terlesky of the Loyal Company of the River Valley about soccer podcasting on the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast. (Lots of good stuff on his latest episode, too, including a conversation with James of the Bloody Shambles show.)

That’s the listening I squeezed in this week, but you can find lots 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.

Don’t forget to sign up for the podcast meetup on May 29 at Variant Edition, where I’ll talk to Jeff Samsonow about asking good questions. Details and registration here. There will be prizes from the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival and treats from Cafe Rista.

Underdogs show logoThis week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by The Underdogs of Comedy, a new web series from the edmontonian media co.

The show offers a look at indie comics taking to stages at bars, venues and pop-up shows across Edmonton. Hear Jeff Samsonow discuss what intrigued him about their story.

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