I somehow listened to a ton of podcasts over the past couple of weeks, even though I also binge-listened to S-Town. For a change, let’s start the roundup with the heavyweights that usually end up at the bottom, and then we’ll work our way towards the briefer listens.
More than 60 minutes: Chris Chang-Yen Phillips interviews Sarah Hoyles, Dave Cournoyer and Kisha Supernant about truth at a live taping of Let’s Find Out; learn all about Edmonton’s vibrant experimental music scene and sample a bit of it yourself on Cups N Cakes; and Chris Falconer talks to fellow yoga practitioner Dani Parks on his great new podcast, Open Up and Om.
More than 60 minutes: What It Is previews Peter and the Star Catcher at the Citadel and Bright Burning at Studio Theatre; and Bollywood is for Lovers explores feminist films with Shrina Patel of ShaktiFlow.
More than 60 minutes: The gang from I Have Some Notes try to fix Alien 3, while the gang at Plot Device make up a mockumentary about art that I would see in a heartbeat. And Erin and Paul at Trash, Art, and The Movies compare Kill Bill to Lady Snowblood.
More than 60 minutes: Highlevel Showdown wonders what has happened to Alberta’s political centre; and Loyal Company of the River Valley celebrates Episode 100 with a fan roundtable about FC Edmonton.
45 to 60 minutes: On Bollywood is for Lovers, Erin and Matt look at a series inspired by The Godfather; on The Modern Manhood Podcast, German Villegas talks to former football player Shea Emry about what it means to be a man; and Science for the People interviews Cathy O’Neil about Weapons of Math Destruction, her book about the algorithms that rule us.
45 to 60 minutes: Montreal Sauce has a two-parter with the delightful Alison Hagan, by day a fundraiser for the MS Society, and by night (at least some nights) one of the forces behind Edmonton’s Story Slam.
45 to 60 minutes: On Tales from the Hydian Way, you’ll hear a fascinating conversation about building downtime into roleplaying games in an interesting way. And on the Capital Ideas Edmonton podcast, you can hear me interview Bryan Smith, Lauren Dary and Andrea Beça (that’s right, the That’s So Maven ladies) about how to maintain focus.
30 to 45 minutes: On Start the Music, Kat interviews Brother Octopus and plays some local music; on Vintage Edmonton Music, Rev Recluse recalls the career of Luis Dimas, the “Tom Jones of Chile” who ended up in Edmonton; and the crew at Enthusecast interviews Chris Tarvudd of Yeg Music.
30 to 45 minutes: Did you know the Oilers made the playoffs? It’s kind of a big deal. Deb and Erika talk about that before exploring “old hockey” on Beginner’s Puck, and the Jasons relive Edmonton’s last playoff run with Fernando Pisani on Real Life.
30 to 45 minutes: The Press Gallery‘s panel of journalists looks at the politics of school lunch, daycare and collective agreements; on The Broadcast, Alex and Trish interview the two women in the Wildrose caucus; and on Basket of Yegs, Troy Pavlek explores several civic issues with Jeff Samsonow and Adam Millie.
30 to 45 minutes: The Bad Feminists Book Club offers a critical reading of The Invention of Wings; on Adoptees On, Haley Radke has a searing conversation with a man who didn’t find out he was adopted until well into adulthood; and on True North Strange & Weird, Patee and Kim explore spies on Canadian soil.
30 to 45 minutes: Learn the story behind Plaza Bowling over beers with Wade from Suds with Buds; and explore expanding the audience for local podcasts with the audio from our March podcasting meetup on Seen and Heard in Edmonton.
15 to 30 minutes: On The Expats, Adam Rozenhart talks to a Canadian in Spain (and Catalonia); and on That’s So Maven, Andrea and Lauren interview two local entrepreneurs: Colleen Rice of Family Nexus and Erinn Trebaczkiewicz of The Skinny.
15 to 30 minutes: On the NeWest Press podcast, Matt Bowes chats with the author of 59 Glass Bridges; on MF Galaxy, Minister Faust revisits a conversation he had with Marty Chan; and on The Modern Manhood Podcast, German Villegas talks to people at the screening of The Mask You Live In.
15 to 30 minutes: You’ll hear four great local stories on the Edmonton Community Foundation’s Well Endowed Podcast; Josh and Alan talk about Wrestlemania on Press Start to Join; and Lorne and Lynette talk about nurturing creative problem-solvers within an organization on Culture Cast.
Less than 15 minutes: On Pet Sounds, Sarah Hoyles learns about how a dog named Pickle helps people appreciate art; on No Harm, Marvin Polis talks with some first responders in the Shuswaps; and on Let’s Go Outdoors, Michael Short covers the Canadian Archery Championships.
Believe it or not, that’s just a small sample of the episodes released over the past little while in Edmonton. Find more local podcasts in previous roundups, on the Northern Content Network, on Guerrilla Radio and on the Edmonton Nerd List‘s media page. If you’d like my picks delivered to your inbox every other Saturday, subscribe to my newsletter.
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