I ran out of time to do a blog roundup this week (sorry — you can look at previous ones if you’re hankering for some local reads). But I did listen to some local podcasts. Let’s begin with a couple of recent cross-pollinations before heading into a list organized by time investment:
German Villegas is involved in both of these: He had Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio of Highlevel Showdown on his Modern Manhood podcast, and then German turned up on Meredith Bratland’s new podcast, Migration Patterns, to talk about his Chilean roots.
We’ll start with the heavyweights and work our way to the light bites:
More than 60 minutes: The celebrated Witch, Please returns with a review and deep examination of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Plot Device unleashes a multitude of Matts on a story idea so good that I really want to see it as a movie; and Colton Taylor-Thomas joins Taylor Chadwick on What It Is to interview Beth Dart, Julie Ferguson and Lady Vanessa Cardona about Found Fest.
More than 60 minutes: On Trash, Art, and the Movies, Erin E. Fraser and Paul Matwychuk compare two cycling movies; on Bollywood is for Lovers, Erin and her partner Matt Bowes explore some Hindi true-crime movies; and on Write Reads, Tania and Kirt revel in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.
45 to 60 minutes: On Drink this Podcast, Matt talks to Chris about an upcoming podcast they’ll be working on celebrating The Simpsons; on Highlevel Showdown, Elliott and Michael discuss Pride, conservatism, and other political matters; and on Real Life, we hear about Jason Strudwick’s struggles to start a family, and then hear the fellas chat with former Oiler Tom Gilbert.
30 to 45 minutes: On That’s So Maven, Andrea Beça learns the story behind The Tea Girl; on The Broadcast, Alex Zabjek and Trisha Estabrooks explore municipal politics with outgoing Morinville mayor Lisa Holmes; and on Seen and Heard in Edmonton, I talk to Michael Short of Let’s Go Outdoors about making a living in new media.
30 to 45 minutes: on Make It Small, Dave Von Bieker interviews Harry Gregg, organizer of the Big Dreamer Jam at The Needle; and on Start the Music, Kat Griffiths chats with tour photographer Kylie Rebecca.
30 to 45 minutes: The Borchelli Brothers examine adult animation, starting with Ralph Bakshi of Fritz the Cat fame; and on MF Galaxy, Minister Faust interviews novelist and Marvel writer Saladin Ahmed.
15 to 30 minutes: On The Expats, Adam Rozenhart interviews Andrea Babic, who came to Canada as a refugee, then moved to Germany for love; on Adoptees On, Haley Radke explains how to find a the right therapist; and on I Have Some Notes, the crew is excited about new microphones and recent pop culture, including Wonder Woman.
15 to 30 minutes: On Agnes + Sandra’s Three-Way, hear an interview with Philip Muz about mourning the Artery and building the Aviary; Draw More Income shares a talk on how artists can become more professional in their practice; and the Cups N Cakes spinoff, Inside the Artist’s Studio, has a quirky visit with Audio/Rocketry.
Less than 15 minutes: On the Capital City Records Podcast, hear Dave Sawchuk get excited about the Stepmothers’ song “Leave Your Light On”; Voices of Alberta Volleyball gets ready to launch; and on No Harm, Marvin Polis chats with Gerry Shimko about the City of Edmonton’s Vision Zero campaign.
Less than 15 minutes: And finally, check up with where Scott and Amy Fralick are in their quest to have a second baby on 40 and Knocked Up!
I have also been paying attention to some non-Edmonton podcasts. You can check out a small roundup of those and get an update on the Alberta Podcast Network here:
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