Meet Scott and Amy Fralick, the smart and creative couple who are chronicling their adventure with pregnancy later in life on their new podcast, 40 & Knocked Up!
You may know them as two-thirds of The Frolics, a surf-punk band that started in Nashville and is now part of Edmonton’s music scene. You may also know Scott as a broadcast journalist who is now at CITY-TV.
But they are also parents who decided after 40 that they wanted to have another child. It has not been easy, and they had trouble finding useful and non-boring resources, so they’re making them themselves: Amy is writing a book, and the two of them are making this podcast.
In this episode, you’ll hear about how an epiphany at NorthwestFest‘s LunchPods series led to the creation of the podcast; the therapeutic value of talking through a difficult experience, even if there’s a microphone in front of you; how the internet has changed everything for both music and journalism; the story of the podcast’s infectious theme song; how to make an interesting podcast rooted in your own experience or passion, but relevant and interesting to other people; and what happens to 40 & Knocked Up! when the baby comes.
Scott and Amy made a couple of local podcast recommendations:
- Start the Music by Kat Griffiths, also known as one-sixth of Verity!;
- The Broadcast by Alex Zabjek and Trisha Estabrooks. We mentioned in particular the episode on male feminism with Reakash Walters and Andrew Knack, and the live show on which Scott was the guest at NorthwestFest.
This week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by YESS Quest, a 24-hour gaming marathon to be held at Northlands Expo Centre on Aug. 19-20 in support of Youth Empowerment & Support Services.
On this episode, you’ll hear YESS board member and Diablo aficionado Ashley Janssen talk about how to get involved in YESS Quest and who you will be helping.
If you want to play games all night to raise money for a good cause, or you want to pledge your support for other gamers, visit yessquest.com.
Musical credits: Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1, played by Daniel Veesey, from freemusicarchive.com.