Edmonton podcast roundup: July 13, 2016

I ran into Stacey Brotzel, the host of CTV Morning Live, at the live show marking the 200th episode of The Movie Jerks. I start burbling on about podcasts, and next thing you know, she asks me on her show to burble on some more. (Watch here.) To give a sense of the breadth of Edmonton’s podcasting scene, I highlighted five on a wide variety of topics, but of course I had to leave so many out. Worse, I left out The Movie Jerks, who made this possible in the first place. Help me make it up to them by binge-listening to their excellent show. And check out these:


  • Haley Radke has a raw and illuminating conversation with Maeve about adoption and secondary rejection on her new and excellent podcast, Adoptees On.
  • Billy Buskell and Blair Brown express extreme skepticism about Kickstarting video games on ProducerHax, a podcast about game development.
  • The Borchelli Brothers talk politics and then get into a wide-ranging and entertaining gab about street meat with donair connoisseur Omar Mouallem.
  • What’s it like to leave your pets behind in a disaster? Sarah Hoyles has one woman’s story from Fort McMurray on Pet Sounds.
  • Paul Lopushinsky talks to Jeff Samsonow about the winding road that led him and his wife Sally Poulsen to create The Underdogs of Comedy on Podcasts with Paul.
  • On the Vintage Edmonton Music Podcast, Kelly McConkey showcases Ukrainian Night at the Norwood Legion, another treasure from his amazing collection of Edmonton vinyl.
  • In this image-saturated world, do photographs matter? Shutter Time with Sid and Mac tackles that question with street photographer Antonio Rosario.


  • Montreal Sauce concludes its two-parter on archiving and the preservation of memory in a conversation with Carolyn Fung and Paul Juricic. (Check out Part 1, too)
  • Learn about the business of fitness from Laura Poburan of L2 Fitness on That’s So Maven with Andrea Beça and Lauren Dary.
  • The Mavens also pay a visit to I Have Some Notes to try in vain to fix Ghostbusters II with Gregg Beever and Colin MacIntyre.
  • On The One, Robyn Wilson gets the true love story of Tineke and Teyler, who fell for each other hard and fast.
  • Phil Wilson discusses the restaurant reviews with writer Mel Priestley and Prairie Noodle Shop chef Eric Hanson on Off Menu.
  • Adam Rozenhart has a great conversation on The Expats with Emily Mattingsley, a former  Edmontonian who teaches and surfs in Morocco.


  • Nate and Adam of the Loyal Company of the River Valley have a wide-ranging and interesting conversation about soccer, business and culture with Jay Ball, GM of FC Edmonton.
  • And get more soccer in my conversation with Jessica Cooreman and Katie Woodfine of For Kicks on the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast.
  • Bollywood is for Lovers takes a look at times when Hindi cinema has used Alberta as a backdrop.
  • On the NeWest Press podcast, Matt Bowes interviews Susanna Pfisterer about Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill, her biography of her father, a mountaineer in Jasper.
  • Tema Frank gets some good stories from Curtis Kopf about shifting a company’s culture to improve customer experience on Frank Reactions.
  • On Toastcaster, Greg Gazin talks to author Rick Lauber about how improving his public speaking skills helped him promote his book about caregiving.
  • Man-about-town Lieberson Pang has started a podcast drawing on the lessons he’s learned in life so far.

That’s as far as I could get this time around. 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.

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