Jeremy is a guy who sees an opportunity and grabs it. He’d been writing for the online magazine PlayStation LifeStyle. When its previous podcast stopped, Jeremy and co-hosts Jeffrey Gordon and Brandon Hoover stepped in to make a podcast that, in part, addresses the community’s reactions to stories. “Most people say, ‘Don’t read the comments,’ but we read the comments,” Jeremy says. “That’s our job.”
And it is a paying gig, which is pretty cool. He’s not getting rich, but podcasting doesn’t cost him money, and he gets paid a bit for his time, too. You’ll hear some sound advice in this episode on how to get into media about gaming.
Jeremy is also a storyteller. You may have seen a story of his on your coffee sleeve as part of Jason Lee Norman’s #yegwords project, and he has been published in various magazines. From that creative mind sprang the idea for YEG Storyhood, an effort to map Edmonton one story at a time.
The way Jeremy sees it, there are people in all 286 of Edmonton’s neighbourhoods, so there must be stories there, too, and he wants them. Learn more about what he’s looking for in this episode, and hear his advice about breaking into fiction, too.
Jeremy recommended a couple of locally made podcasts with a global vision:
- The Expats: Adam Rozenhart’s interview show with Canadians abroad. Jeremy shares a great story about the Portugal episode.
- Bollywood is for Lovers: Where Erin E. Fraser and Matt Bowes explore their passion for Hindi cinema.
This is the last of the episodes I recorded at the Makerspace at the downtown Edmonton Public Library on 100 in 1 Day back in June.
P.S. The next Edmonton Podcasting Meetup is on Oct. 23 at Variant Edition. RSVP here.
This episode of 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. We’re gearing up to publish our next story later this month, so here’s one more reminder to read our first one, a story about the deer off 23rd Avenue by Mel Priestley.
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