Episode 67: Andrew Paul

BW-2395Meet Andrew Paul, who uses his journalistic chops to tell stories about philanthropy and good works in Edmonton as part of the team that produces The Well-Endowed Podcast.

Andrew came up through alt-weeklies and magazines after he graduated from the journalism program at MacEwan. He shifted into doing public relations for arts and non-profit organizations with his now-wife, Fawnda Mithrush, and ended up at the Edmonton Community Foundation, which encourages philanthropy and funds charitable activities.

The podcast is an extension of the foundation’s efforts to tell the stories of its donors and the work it supports or is aligned with. Andrew co-hosts it with Elizabeth Bonkink, and Lisa Pruden produces it. As you’ll hear, Edmonton is a trailblazer among community foundations by reaching out in this way.

The foundation is looking for freelance contributors to the podcast. If you have experience and interest in producing audio stories, contact Lisa at lpruden@ecfoundation.org.

Also in this episode: the story behind Well-Endowed’s snappy theme song; what Andrew learned from Paul Matwychuk of Trash, Art, and the Movies; where a journalism degree can take you; lessons learned from producing I Don’t Get It, a podcast about contemporary dance; and Andrew’s advice for a not-for-profit contemplating starting a podcast.

This episode is also available in Apple Podcasts, on Google Play, on SoundCloud or on Stitcher.

Andrew made the following recommendations:

You can subscribe to The Well-Endowed Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Play. You can find the Edmonton Community Foundation on Facebook and on Twitter (@theecf).

The next Edmonton Podcasting Meetup takes place on June 17 at 1 p.m. at Variant Edition Comics & Culture. We’ll be talking to Michael Short of Let’s Go Outdoors about how to make a living in new media. Register here to attend.


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Musical credits: Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1, played by Daniel Veesey, from freemusicarchive.com.


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