Edmonton podcast roundup: June 29, 2016

Now that the podcast roundup is every two weeks, I have a little extra time to listen to more. I still can’t get to all that I want to, but even so, this will be an extra-large version, so buckle in:


  • That’s So Maven, the new podcast by, for and about female entrepreneurs, has come out of the gates blazing. Hear Lauren Dary and Andrea Beça interview designer Justine Ma,  fashion blogger Lyndsey Forest, and LOVEPIZZA co-owner Braede Harris.
  • Another new podcast I’m excited about is Behind the Story from the magazine Eighteen Bridges. Here’s the inaugural episode with the wonderful Lisa Gregoire about her moving piece, Breathing Holes.
  • Phil Wilson has a fun and informative conversation about farmers markets with Owen Petersen of Prairie Mill Bread Company and market director Kirsta Franke on Off Menu.
  • The Expats is particularly newsy this time as Adam Rozenhart learns about Brexit from Leah Trueblood, a Canadian in the UK who studies referenda.
  • On Basket of YEGs, Troy Pavlek has an illuminating conversation with Conrad Nobert of Paths for People about making it safer to be a cyclist or a pedestrian.
  • I literally hurt my cheeks smiling at the love story of Kat and John  of The October People Productions on Robyn Wilson’s The One. And then I cried at the engagement scene.


  • You know the inner dialogue you have with that mean voice in your head that undermines you at every turn? David Rae recreates that experience when Stan Ostrowski barges his way back onto The Devil’s Advocate. It’s a work of art.
  • David Rae is also on the latest Movie Jerks, which I didn’t get to, but I did enjoy their previous conversation with Chris Mak about Nacho Libre and Gentlemen Broncos.
  • What It Is has two great conversations about Edmonton theatre, with the Walterdale Theatre’s Lauren Pearson and Kristen Finlay, and with Hunter Cardinal and Cayley Thomas, aka Romeo and Juliet, of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival.
  • On I Have Some Notes, Colin MacIntyre and Gregg Beever try to fix Terminator: Genisys with Erin Beever and Evan Adnams.
  • Matt Bowes and Erin-E. Fraser look back at the year so far in Hindi cinema on Bollywood is for Lovers.
  • On The Watch-men, Matt welcomes two watch-women, Amie and Mifi, to discuss the original Ghostbusters from 1984.


  • The rousing rendition of O Canada in French in this episode of 30 Minute Week is worth a recommendation alone, but the rest of the current events conversation between Ben Proulx and Dan Taylor is interesting, too.
  • Relive the NHL draft with the crew from Your Team Sucks as they react live to the picks.
  • Then get an assessment of what the draft means for the Oilers and the trades that will follow on Downtown Hockey.
  • I’m behind in my North by NorthGretz, but in this episode we learn that Chris the Intern got engaged, so that’s exciting.
  • I loved this conversation about sports broadcasting and the path into the business with the punmeister himself, Gene Principe, on Avry’s Sports Show.
  • Sylvia Schneider had a close call with her horse. Hear what happened, along with an interesting take on horses and emotions, on the latest episode of Equinely Inclined.


  • Hear two fascinating conversations that Minister Faust had with writers SG Wong and Andrew Foley at Authorpalooza on the latest MF Galaxy show.
  • Marv Polis and Fred Keating catch up with comedian Russell Peters on Monetizing Your Creativity.
  • Tania and Kirt have an entertaining conversation about street preachers and the Bible, among other things, before getting to The Horseman’s Graves by Jacqueline Baker on Write Reads.
  • I haven’t made my way through the entire Episode 14 of Witch, Please, but the first 20 minutes alone are worth a recommendation. They discuss the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One, but as always, they discuss so much more.
  • German Villegas has a powerful conversation about abuse and forgiveness with Ryan Valley, founder of Men Edmonton, on The Modern Manhood Podcast.
  • Don’t forget my chat with wine blogger Marcia Hamm of Joy of Wine on the latest episode of Seen and Heard in Edmonton.

OK, too many, and yet when you look at my podcast queue, not enough. Find even more Edmonton-made podcasts on the Podcast Network page, in previous podcast roundups, on the Northern Content Network, and on the Edmonton Nerd List’s media page.

sevenmusicfest-blueThis week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by Seven Music Fest, a day of great music in beautiful Seven Hills Park in the heart of St. Albert on July 9. Hear all about it in a conversation with producer Barry Bailey.

The headliners are the Juno-award-winning group Walk Off the Earth, and they’re just one reason to attend the festival. Get your tickets at sevenmusicfest.com.

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