Before we jump into the roundup, let me tell you about a chance to see some podcasters perform before your very eyes. Our friends at NorthwestFest, Edmonton’s international documentary and media arts festival, are presenting LunchPods, a week of live shows featuring local podcasters at the Needle. Here’s the lineup:
- May 8: Taylor Chadwick and Chris Cook of What It Is will interview Erika Ensign of Beginner’s Puck and Steven Schapansky of Hockey Feels about arts and sports;
- May 9: Paul Matwychuk and Erin E. Fraser of Trash, Art, and the Movies will talk to Matt Bowes of Bollywood is for Lovers and JP Fournier of The Movie Jerks about movie podcasts;
- May 10: Alex Zabjek and Trisha Estabrooks of The Broadcast will discuss podcasting as a vehicle for journalism;
- May 11: Adam Rozenhart of The Expats will explore the importance of great sound and structure with Sam Power of All Intensive Purposes and Lauren Albrecht of Nerd Nite Edmonton.
- May 12: I’ll be talking to Trina Shessel of the Northern Nerdcast and Ben Yendall of Tales from the Hydian Way about cultivating an Edmonton podcasting community.
Tickets are $5 at the door, or free if you’re a NorthwestFest passholder, which could be a wise move, because you’ll get to see a ton of fascinating documentary films.
Also, the Cups N Cakes crew are co-presenting an evening of music and a screening of The People vs. George Lucas at The Needle on May 4.
OK, on with the roundup, and then there’s more news at the bottom.
Less than 15 minutes: Tyler Butler and Linda Hoang of Don’t Call Me A Guru share the conversation they had with Twitter Canada’s Jennifer Hollett; Clock Radio learns more about the philosophy behind the indigenous education centre at MacEwan University; and Witch, Please remains on a break until June, but has some exciting meetups coming up.
Less than 15 minutes: Hockey Feels is recapping every single NHL playoff game, every night after the game. It’s crazy and good. Here are the most recent ones, including the one we Edmonton fans care most about on the day after Game 5.
15 to 30 minutes: On Tales from the Hydian Way, Ben Yendall interviews the cast of his new podcast, Heroes of the Hydian Way; and speaking of Star Wars, the Borchelli Brothers dive deep into the latest trailer with Fish Griwkowsky and Curtis Ross.
15 to 30 minutes: Don’t Call Me A Guru compares and contrasts the “stories” features on various social media platforms; the Bad Feminists Book Club likes but is also somewhat creeped out by Bloodchild and Other Stories; and Allen Featherstone shares the conversation he had about addiction and mental health with Joy Zylstra on The Featherstone.
30 to 45 minutes: Matthew Ankerstein of Bee Influenced discussed Junior Achievement with Keith Pudwill; Eryne Sarabin discusses the business of event planning on That’s So Maven; and Andrea of the Alberta Craft Beer Guidecast talks beer with the production manager from Alley Kat Brewing.
30 to 45 minutes: On The Broadcast, Katherine O’Neill talks about stepping away from the presidence of Alberta’s PC party after a turbulent two years; and on Seen and Heard in Edmonton, I talk politics and podcasting with Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio of Highlevel Showdown.
30 to 45 minutes: On Kindred, Rayna and Megan try to get to the bottom of what we mean by the term “self-care”; on NeWest Press Audio, Matt Bowes talks to Sarah de Leeuw about creative nonfiction and her latest collection; and on Real Life, Jason Strudwick and Jason Gregor catch up on hockey with the man they call Bagged Milk.
30 to 45 minutes: The I Have Some Notes crew has a rollicking chat about pop culture, including the failure of Ghost in the Shell; on Press Start To Join, Josh and Alan go deep on cosplay with the guy you might know as Master Chief; and on Start the Music, Kat interviews the lead vocalist for Beggar’s Bunce and plays some great music.
45 to 60 minutes: On her first solo show at That’s So Maven, Andrea Beça talks to Jessica Zapata of Infinite Fitness; on The Modern Manhood Podcast, German Villegas interviews Ian Moore about toxic masculinity in the law profession; and on Drink This Podcast, Matt Mercer-Slingsby talks about beer, sexism and business with Erica Francis, editor of the Craft Beer Guide Book.
45 to 60 minutes: The Eskimo Empire Podcast takes a look at the dismissal of GM Ed Hervey, among other CFL matters; Elliott and Michael at Highlevel Showdown discuss marijuana legalization, drainage politics in Edmonton, and, of course, Trump; and Equinely Inclined has been on a tear lately — the one I caught up with is Episode 157 with horse trainer and Liberty clinician Glenn Stewart.
More than 60 minutes: The Nerdebrates offer a how-to for comic-con season; on The Hero Protocol, Shane Maio interviews Jay Bardyla of Happy Harbor Comics; and on Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Chelsea talk cosplay and filmmaking with the team behind The Ride.
More than 60 minutes: Catch up with the Canadian women’s soccer team and the goings-on in the NWSL with Jessica and Katie from For Kicks; on Trash, Art, and the Movies, Erin and Paul compare and contrast the African Queen and Romancing the Stone; and here’s Allen Featherstone again, this time with a timely interview on medical cannabis.
I always wish I could listen to more, but that was my limit this time. Find even more in previous roundups, on the Northern Content Network, on Guerrilla Radio and on the Edmonton Nerd List‘s podcasts and streams page.
If you want to learn more about LunchPods and the general spirit of collaboration we like to encourage around here, come to the Edmonton Podcasting Meetup on April 30. My guest will be Fawnda Mithrush, managing director of NorthwestFest and the originator of this particular crazy idea that just might work.
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