Busy times! I’ve been attending the LunchPods series at NorthwestFest all week (and I’m on stage May 12 with Trina Shessel from the Northern Nerdcast and Ben Yendall of Tales from the Hydian Way). Also, I announced the creation of the Alberta Podcast Network, more about which later.
But I have listened to some local podcasts since last we spoke three weeks ago, so here’s a roundup, organized by length:
Less than 15 minutes: On Pet Sounds, Sarah Hoyles explores the effects of divorce on a couple’s pets; Capital City Records returns with Kennedy Jenson’s recommendation of a Colleen Rae song; and Marvin Polis’s IABC podcast features Marc Gordon on how corporations can be social.
15 to 30 minutes: The Well-Endowed Podcast chats with journalist Paula Simons about her twist on Canada 150; the Vintage Edmonton Music podcast unearths a 1978 record made by a band made up of Edmonton Eskimos players; and True North Strange & Weird remembers the mass murder at the Giant Mine.
15 to 30 minutes: Culture Cast draws lessons from Sheryl Sandberg’s new book on life after the death of her husband; That’s So Maven’s Andrea Beça talks to the corset-maker who owns Dark Knits Boutique; and the Business Code podcast explores how co-operating with your competition can be good business.
15 to 30 minutes: Catch up on women’s soccer close to home with Jessica and Katie from For Kicks; on The Expats, Adam Rozenhart talks to author Emma Hooper about life in Bath; and on Seen and Heard in Edmonton, I share the audio from our recent podcasting meetup with Fawnda Mithrush of NorthwestFest and I Don’t Get It.
30 to 45 minutes: On The Broadcast, Trisha and Alex learn how to see public services through a gendered lens; on the Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Trina share some interviews they gathered at the Calgary Expo; and on Start the Music, Kat chats with Ben Disaster of the Real Sickies.
30 to 45 minutes: On the NeWest Press podcast, Matt Bowes talks to the author of The Orchard Keepers; on Don’t Call Me A Guru, Linda and Tyler speak to a mental health expert about keeping social media from making you sick; and on the final Capital Ideas podcast, hear three local entrepreneurs talk about unusual ways they have marketed their businesses.
45 to 60 minutes: On Let’s Find Out, a question about indigenous food sends Chris Chang-Yen Phillips on a much more complex journey than he imagined; Haley Radke of Adoptees On talks to an expert about the different kinds of anger adoptees feel; and hear Paul Matwychuk of Trash, Art, and the Movies, JP Fournier of The Movie Jerks, and Erin E. Fraser and Matt Bowes of Bollywood is for Lovers discuss podcasting the movies at NorthwestFest.
45 to 68 minutes: Write Reads improves upon CBC’s Canada Reads with its own version of the great book debate, spread over two episodes featuring five spirited arguments for CanLit’s “best” female character.
More than 60 minutes: Chris Falconer talks about the healing, community-building power of yoga with Katie Jolicoeur on Open Up and Om; on The Tear Down, Caleb Caswell talks about podcasting about music with Jeff MacCallum of Cups N Cakes; and on the Highlevel Showdown, Elliott and Michael bid an unfond farewell to Kevin O’Leary.
More than 60 minutes: What It Is talks about documentaries with Fawnda Mithrush (notice a pattern here?) and learns about Bonnie and Clyde; Bollywood is for Lovers talks about an Indian superhero franchise with Brandon Schatz of Variant Edition; and Trash, Art, and the Movies compares two movies about boys in touch with the paranormal.
That’s what I could get to, and a lot of these have published episodes since, plus there’s a bunch I didn’t have time to listen to. What I’m saying is that this is just a tiny sample of what is available. You can find much more in previous roundups, on the Northern Content Network, on Guerrilla Radio and on the Edmonton Nerd List‘s podcasts and streams page.
I wrote a little bit more about the Alberta Podcast Network on my blog. If you want to learn even more, come to the Edmonton Podcasting Meetup on May 28 at 1 p.m. at Variant Edition.
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