Edmonton podcast roundup: Sept. 7, 2016

OK, back at it again with the local podcast listening. It was good to have a bit of time off (though truth be told, I did tune in a little bit while I was away), but here’s a big old roundup of what I’ve listened to recently:


  • Historian laureate Chris Chang-Yen Phillips has launched a fascinating podcast called Let’s Find Out, in which he sets out to answer a question about Edmonton’s history. The first two episodes are about how the snow goose festival turned into a chase, and whether the Edmonton Public School board has ever had a black trustee.
  • On Modern Manhood, German Villegas has a great and timely conversation with writer Omar Mouallem about racism, feminism and the current political climate, among other things.
  • Tema Frank officially launches her book this evening at Latitude 53. If you can’t make it, you can at least hear her read from PeopleShock: The Path to Profits When Customers Rule in the latest Frank Reactions podcast.
  • The new Capital City Records podcast from CKUA and the Edmonton Public Library continues to delight. Hear why Kris Harvey of The Chvrch of John likes I Am Machi’s The Good Lord’s Concrete Weighs, and why the FolkFest’s Terry Wickham likes Souljah Fyah’s Dirty Hands.
  • Shawn Kanungo and Wang Yip have a new format in this second season of The Dip, and it’s a good one. Hear them riff on Gary Vaynerchuk’s take on entrepreneurship in the latest.
  • The guys at Suds With Buds did some interesting interviews at the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival earlier this year.
  • Walking your dog is not only good for you and your pet, but also for your community, Sarah Hoyles says on Pet Sounds.
  • The latest episode of Equinely Inclined has a lot of interesting information about moving horses in an emergency, plus a good catchup with hosts Sylvia Schneider and Diana Balbar.
  • Learn what it’s like to juggle massage therapy and belly dancing from entrepreneur Andrea Yacyshyn on That’s So Maven. (And if you missed the episodes on business coach Marissa Loewen and Maven co-host Andrea Beça, get on that.)
  • On 30 Minute Week, co-host Dan Taylor gets fired up about the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, and otherwise catches up on the news with co-host Ben Proulx.
  • The guys at Your Team Sucks get back into hockey again, and play a little revisionist history with the Oilers’ draft picks.
  • On Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam round up the soccer news and then chat with FC Edmonton general manager Jay Ball about why the team doesn’t seem to have caught on with local fans.
  • The episode of The Devil’s Advocate with David Rae on Pokemon Go is worth it on the just for guest Mark McCue’s laugh alone, but the whole thing made my face hurt from smiling (that’s a good thing).
  • JP Fournier and Shawn Gramiak had a lot of fun riffing on bad movies, comedy and music with comedian Rob Pue on The Movie Jerks.
  • The Watch-men revisit Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which opened 25 years ago, which made me feel very old, as I was in university and about the same age as these hosts when I first saw it in theatres.
  • I almost forgot this great Hawaiian-themed episode of Trash, Art and the Movies, in which Erin E. Fraser and Paul Matwychuk compare From Here to Eternity to Blue Hawaii.
  • Gregg Beever and Colin MacIntyre wrap up the summer movies on I Have Some Notes.
  • The guys at Cups N Cakes play some music, push some merch and have a lively discussion with musician and producer Jesse Northey.
  • On Press Start To Join, Josh and Alan fondly remember Gene Wilder, discuss other news that intrigued them, and get ready to raise money for the Stollery by playing games at Extra Life.
  • Emma Graney continues to impress as the new host of The Press Gallery, the Edmonton Journal’s politics podcast. Here’s the latest.
  • Jean Eaton of Information Managers shares a lot of useful insights about protecting privacy on the latest Toastcaster podcast with Greg Gazin.
  • If you missed the Vintage Edmonton Music Podcast in August on Wes Dakus and the Club 93 Rebels, plus Willie & the Walkers, catch up now.
  • And speaking of Edmonton’s musical history, Don Hill’s Edmonton City as Museum podcast on the Yardbird Suite is a treasure.
  • I’ve put out a couple of Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast since last we spoke: A conversation with Ben Yendall of the Star Wars roleplaying podcast Tales from the Hydian Way, and a discussion with NAIT’s Jim Bilodeau about The Museum Project.
  • Finally, congrats to the crew of Verity!, especially Edmontonians Erika Ensign and Katrina Griffiths, for winning a Parsec Award. And further congrats to Erika and her husband Steven Schapansky, who are part of the team at the Uncanny Magazine that won at both the Hugo Awards for science fiction and the Parsec Awards, which recognizes podcasts about speculative fiction.

That’s enough out of me, but you can find even more on the Podcast Network page, in previous podcast roundups, on the Northern Content Network, and on the Edmonton Nerd List’s media page.

taprootThis week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven stories about the city, cultivated by the community.

Learn more about the project in my chat with co-founder Mack Male. And watch taprootedmonton.ca for our first story, a piece by Mel Priestley on the deer who live off 23rd Avenue, coming soon.

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