Episode 70: Taproot Live

Taproot Live, June 21
Ryan Stephens and Michelle Taylor shared their urban planning wishes, and Erik Backstrom and Shafraaz Kaba commented on them, at Taproot Live on June 21, 2017. (Photo by Mack Male)

I had the pleasure of moderating a discussion about urban planning wishes at a live event put on by Taproot Edmonton, my other adventure in building a future for local media, which I’ve been working on for the past year with Mack Male.

It was an interesting discussion on a profoundly local topic, so I figured it might also be of interest to listeners of Seen and Heard in Edmonton. Here you go.

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

For more on Ryan Stephens’s urban planning wish and planner Erik Backstrom’s commentary, read the Taproot recap: ‘High Line’ on the High Level.

For more on Michelle Taylor’s urban planning wish and architect Shafraaz Kaba’s commentary, read the Taproot recap: ‘Nature-bombing’ Jasper Avenue.

If this makes you want to join Taproot, we’d love to have you! Sign up here.

Our next regular Edmonton Podcasting Meetup will be held on July 30 at Variant Edition Comics & Culture. It will be on the topic of growing a fandom, and we’ll be talking to Erika Ensign, a podcaster with many fans and member of many fandoms. It’s free — register here.

Many thanks to Castria for editing this podcast, recorded at the Sugar Swing Ballroom on June 21.


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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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