Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 25

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We almost have too much to tell you. There's a new baby (congrats, Girl Tries Life!), a new sponsor (hello, Rotary!) and details on our live show (see below). Our crossover streak lives with Hockey Feels visiting The 4th Line, and we have tons of great long weekend listening on movies, sex, politics, soccer, libraries, Vikings and more! 

LESS THAN 45 MINUTES

The Broadcast steps outside the binary, thanks to the help of intern Danielle. She talks to Francis Nievera and Stephanie Shostak about how to make space for trans people in politics.
36 min
On Makeshift Stories, city clerk Ken Likeley works hard to ensure everything in his life and world is logical and predictable. After he picks up a small white card on his office floor, reality begins to misbehave and Ken finds himself adrift in the multiverse.
36 min
That's So Maven's Andrea Beça sits down with Justine Martinson, owner and skincare maven at Lipstick Empire Laser Spa in Edmonton. They discuss her longtime interest in the beauty industry, and how much client education has changed in the age of the internet.
37 min
It's the summer season, and for Calum Lykan and The Bothy Storytelling Podcast, that means Viking Times. This episode has a wee introduction to the Vinland Vikings and how getting older hurts. (It seems swinging an axe is a young person's game.)
39 min
We have a double dose of The Bothy this week! Going to Comicon is an amazing experience filled with some fantastic sights and sounds and fabulous cosplay....So how did Calum end up playing a 70+ yr old man?
42 min
This week on I Don't Get It, Paul Blinov and Fawnda Mithrush give their impressions of Alberta Ballet’s All of Us, the Tragically Hip portrait ballet that recently wrapped up its run. 
22 min
Self-described Learning Commons Wizard Geoff Ruggero joins Shane Lawrence on Ed. They talk about how makerspaces are revolutionizing the library space and the profession of librarians. 
37 min
On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan discuss Google Assistant making phone calls for you and Nintendo's online services. Plus a brutally cute Netflix show, and a must-see music video. 
39 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

Summer blockbuster season is upon us and the I Have Some Notes crew decided to play a game of movie prognostication. Play along by predicting what Rotten Tomatoes score each movie will receive from critics. 
45 min
In this second season bonus episode of Assumptions, Kyle and Daniel talk to author and editor Joy Beth Smith about the frustrations of dating as a Christian and her insights into sexuality and what it means to be human. 
48 min
This week on The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam discuss the Argentine Football Association’s package for World Cup journalists, the FA Cup Final, Wayne Rooney and DC United, and MLS club salaries.
54 min
This week on Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith (who had a baby the day this episode came out!) is joined by tradeswoman Dana Francis of Career Pod, who talks about her experience in a mostly male industry.
51 min
This week on the Northern Nerdcast Dan Shessel and Chelsea Thompson chat with Katie from the Metro Cinema, a not-for-profit theatre that showcases old movies, new releases that had short runs, locally made films and festivals.
53 min
Consumers and talent are increasingly demanding and want to engage with purpose-driven brands. Join Luiza Campos on A Branded World as she discusses this with Rafael Achondo, founder of Matteria.
51 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Rachel returns to discuss the NHL playoffs with Steven as the Capitals face the Lightning, the Jets take on the Golden Knights. They also talk about the Oilers' and Flyers' top goalie prospects facing off, and more!
55 min
On The 4th Line, it's more Hockey Feels as Rachel and Steven step in for the always wonderful Joel. They talk to Carl about the playoffs and Kyle Dubas's ascendance with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Doctor Who gets involved at some point.
58 min
On Highlevel Showdown, Michael and Elliott fly without Sharon to discuss the recent resurgence of former prime minister Stephen Harper and whether he could return to the helm of the Conservative Party of Canada.
51 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

The United Conservative Party‘s founding convention, the New Democratic Party‘s abortion clinic bubble zone and plans to turn off the oil and gas taps to British Columbia — just some of the topics Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman dive into on this episode of Daveberta.
65 min
This week, Loyal Company of the River Valley focuses on the announcement of York 9 FC as a team in the Canadian Premier League. Nate and Adam react to the announcement itself, and offer their thoughts on the colours, crest, stadium and membership drive. 
62 min
On the newest episode of Press Start to Join's Sibling Rivalry Review, Hannah and Josh draw parallels between Battle Royal and The Hunger Games, and discuss some of the social aspects in this movie about a contest for Japanese students.
68 min

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

We're excited to announce another new sponsor, the Rotary District 5370 Conference! Learn more about this opportunity to dream, connect and inspire in Edmonton from Oct. 18 to 20.
We got a little bit of international attention for our partnership with our founding sponsor, ATB Financial. Listen to this podcast from eMarketer on podcasting in Canada (we come up at 14:20).
Don't miss the May episode of The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation. Learn how the Canadian Cultural Investment Fund helps Edmonton artists. You'll also hear what the Edmonton Arts Council is up to, and what a difference the Don and Norine Lowry Award made for a student. 
It's fun and fascinating to watch the young painters at YESS Painting learn their craft so they can do a great job on your house or yard. Be sure to follow @yesspainting on Instagram for sneak peeks at the training and some inspiring stories. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter, too!
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Lineup set for Podcasts Connect: A talkfest on the future!

We hope you can join us for one or more of our live recordings during the INVENTURE$ Conference in Calgary on June 7. Here's the lineup for Podcasts Connect:

  • 10 a.m: The WorkNotWork Show's Terence C. Gannon interviews Emily Hicks of FREDSense, which combines biology and engineering to detect chemicals in industrial water;

  •  11 a.m.: Future Chat's Mike Attrell and Nick Maddox recap TasteTECH, where they will have sampled the future of food;

  • Noon: That's So Maven's Andrea Beça interviews Meaghan Nolan of Mikata Health, which uses artificial intelligence to connect patients with health care;

  • 1 p.m.: A Branded World's Luiza Campos interviews David Smith of Unreasonable and Lorne Rubis of ATB about the intersection of transformation and branding.

The event is free! We'll also have our friends from ATB on hand to answer questions about blockchain, robotics, artificial intelligence and all manner of innovation.

Welcome our latest sponsor — the Rotary District 5370 Conference!

We're excited to announce another new sponsor for the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB: Please welcome the Rotary District 5370 Conference!

For more than 110 years, Rotary has been bringing people together to create lasting change, globally, locally and within Rotarians themselves. Chances are you have benefited from something that Rotary has done, or you know someone who has. 

Here's another way to benefit: Dream, connect and inspire at the District 5370 Conference, happening at Edmonton's Shaw Conference Centre from Oct. 18 to 20. 

A number of stellar speakers, both local and international, are sharing their stories at this conference:

  • Barbara Stegemann, founder of The 7 Virtues, a perfume company that sources organic oils from countries in turmoil to help return some stability to their economies. She was inspired to do so after her best friend was wounded in Afghanistan, and believes in using business for good, at home and abroad.

  • Dr. Marilyn Fitzgerald, founder of Common Ground Solutions, a consulting firm that helps make sure humanitarian projects are effective and sustainable. She has written a book called If I Had a Water Buffalo, and she has a singular passion for helping others help themselves.

  • Jennifer Jones, president and CEO of Media Street Productions, an award-winning television production company based in Windsor, Ontario. She is one of Rotary International’s most recognized communicators, and has presented keynotes and workshops all over the world.

  • Susan Morrice, founder and chairwoman of Belize Natural Energy. She is a geologist, an explorer and a dealmaker, with a passion for the protection of our environment and a vision to uncover the true potential of everyone she meets.

  • Jeff Polovick, founder and former president of Driving Force, a transportation solutions company that started in Spruce Grove in 1978 and has since grown to 28 locations all over Canada. He has been recognized as one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs.

  • Mitty Chang, a web designer and consultant who started his entrepreneurial journey when he built his first website in 1998 — when he was in Grade 4! He started his first business in high school, and is now senior project manager and partner at Candeavor, a California-based marketing firm.

  • Stephanie Woollard, a social entrepreneur from Australia who founded Seven Women. Her not-for-profit provides training and employment for women with disabilities in Nepal, helping more than 5,000 find meaningful work.  

  • Dr. Douglas Jackson, CEO of Project C.U.R.E., which delivers donated medical supplies and equipment to desperately needy people around the world. Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in over 130 countries.

  • Michael Angelo Caruso, founder and president of Edison House, an international consulting firm specializing in corporate and personal improvement. He draws on his experience in telecommunications and music to educate and entertain.

We love telling stories and sharing useful information at the Alberta Podcast Network, which is why we're excited to bring this opportunity to our listeners and followers. 

Learn more about the conference in this video:

The conference is open to the general public. It will also attract Rotarians from all over western Canada and the world, which means you’ll be in a room with some of the kindest and most community-minded people around.

For more information and to register, visit the conference website.

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 24

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Quite a few shows this week touch on how the path to success is through failure. We've also got a nice crossover between Press Start to Join and Desktop, some friendly chirping between soccer podcasts, plus lots of young-adult stories, backyard wine, cowboy hats, mental health, Jets fever and so much more.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

In the fifth supplemental episode of Bollywood is for Lovers, Matt Bowes and Erin E. Fraser speak to author Nisha Sharma about her upcoming young adult novel My So-Called Bollywood Life, available May 15.
30 min
On I Don't Get It with Paul and Fawnda, Ainsley Hillyard discusses Shumka's Ancestors & Elders, and Laura Raboud analyzes the Citadel/Banff Centre production of The Silver Arrow: The Untold Story of Robin Hood. 
28 min
On this week's coaching episode of Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith talks about the importance of emotionally feeling your failures, and why it will actually benefit you in the long run. It turns out there's science behind it!
10 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

Join Tomato Radio from Mary Bailey's backyard as she and Amanda LeNeve talk summer wines, awesome upcoming events, and what to watch for at a farmers' market near you. 
35 min
On the Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Trina Shessel catch up with Calgary author Sarah L. Johnson, whose new book is an apocalyptic tale called Infractus.
42 min
On Modern Manhood, German is joined by Jermal Alleyne, a leader of groups in two different capacities, one through Next Gen Men and one through the John Howard Society.
33 min
Luiza Campos learns the ins and outs of an iconic hat brand on the latest episode of A Branded World. Learn the origin story of Calgary's famous white hat, and how the business is evolving.
44 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

Josh and Alan of Press Start to Join discuss the New Yorker's "hot take" on Infinity War. Josh gives gold on Reddit, Alan recommends a book, and Josh thinks he knew what he was talking about. 
52 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, David Bastl joins Steven to talk about the euphoria in Winnipeg as the Jets continue through the playoffs. They also talk about the Capitals' triumph, and the Mike Babcock/Auston Matthews relationship.
57 min
The newest episode of Highlevel Showdown sees Michael, Elliott and Sharon focusing on the founding policy convention for the United Conservative Party of Alberta as Election 2019 approaches.
60 min
The guys from The 4th Line podcast the NHL playoffs, particularly the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks being sent home empty-handed. They also come out strongly against both licking and spoiling. Be forewarned if you're inclined to do either.
60 min
After doing several episodes together on the side, it's finally time for Shane to bring educator, podcaster and VoicEd man-about-town Derek Rhodenizer into the official Ed fold. They discuss podcasting, reflection, teacher evaluation, and more.
52 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

On That's So Maven, Andrea Beça meets Vancouver entrepreneur Melissa Ferreira, creator at Adhesif Clothing, a fashion line comprised of 100-per-cent upcycled, one-of-a-kind pieces.
67 min
Alan and Josh of Press Start To Join take part in a discussion with Mike on Desktop about all things gaming and the many ways it has changed over the years.
69 min
This week's The Young Gaffers, you'll hear a chat with Calgary Foothills FC captain Dominick Zator and FC Edmonton GM Jay Ball. Canada Soccer officially approves four cities for membership in the Canadian Premier League. Also, does Vancouver’s recent loss to Minnesota United signal that it’s time for change?
This week's episode of Loyal Company of the River Valley returns to the classic format with just Nathan and Adam talking about local men's soccer. Nathan reacts to both legs of the Al Classico, the budding Edmonton-Calgary rivalry, the upcoming CPL meeting in Edmonton, and more.
64 min

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

We had a chance to sit down with Nathan Kawulka, founder of YESS Painting, to learn more about this new social enterprise. Hear how the business is already making a difference for some of the young painters who have come through Youth Empowerment & Support Services.
On the Edmonton Community Foundation's podcast, hear how the Canadian Cultural Investment Fund helps Fringe Theatre Adventures and Opera Nuova invest in Edmonton artists. And Sanjay Shahani, executive director of the Edmonton Arts Council, discusses the EAC's 10-year plan.
Our friends at ATB Financial are helping us put on a live show during the INVENTURE$ Conference in Calgary on June 7. ATBers will be on hand to talk about transformation, and Culture Cast's Lorne Rubis will be interviewed by Luiza Campos of A Branded World. Join us — it's free!
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Events galore — don't miss out!

We keep an updated list of events and workshops involving our network's members or sponsors or otherwise aligned with our interests. Check it out so you never find yourself without something interesting to do!

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 23

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Here we are again with an epic crossover between Bollywood is for Lovers and I Don't Get It, plus a plethora of episodes on aging, safe streets, Fortnite, student teaching, Congo (the movie, not the country), Christianity and homosexuality, Ceres, post-partum depression, brands for places and for soccer leagues, politics at home and abroad, and hockey all the time.  

30 MINUTES OR LESS

A conversation over breakfast about long-lived parents triggers some thoughts on a new life plan. Hear the latest beautifully delivered essay from Terence C. Gannon on Not There Yet.
16 min
As Edmonton councillors prepare to inspect the city's latest Vision Zero report, Tim Querengesser of Walkcast catches up with two people who have lost faith in the project. 
30 min
More than 14 million people follow Fortnite on Twitch, but somehow, Karen had never heard of it. On the latest That's a Thing?!, Elizabeth enlightens her mom about the latest video game craze and the mobile offshoot that has glued many kids to their phones and freaked out “old people media.”  
30 min
Makeshift Stories brings you the latest installment of its ongoing serial, Ceres, an original story by Alan V Hare: For one character, it’s time to take a chance. For another, it’s time to speed up, if only he can find the money. And another recovers from an encounter and tries to reach her people.
12 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On Ed, host Shane Lawrence turns his monthly roundtable over to three student teachers. They talk about the wins and fails of their early teaching experiences, what works, what doesn't, and why board games aren't popular in British Columbia (who knew?)
36 min
In the first bonus episode of Season 2 of Assumptions, Daniel and Kyle interview scholar and author Wesley Hill, assistant professor of biblical studies at Trinity School for Ministry, who has written about what it's like to be a celibate gay Christian.
35 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

On Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith is joined by Courtney Novak, a podcaster, an author and a fellow survivor of postpartum depression. They talk about her own PPD journey and her new memoir.
46 min
Luiza Campos of A Branded World learns what it takes to brand a whole country in a way that attracts tourism, investment and economic development in this conversation with Daniel Valverde, director of the nation brand of Costa Rica. 
59 min
It turns out that The 4th Line Podcast makes a pretty good slo pitch team. They also talk about a whole bunch of front-office changes in the NHL, the ongoing Stanley Cup playoffs, and why Tuukka Rask should not be hucking skate blades at people, no matter how made he is.
60 min
On Highlevel Showdown, Michael, Sharon and Elliott discuss Bill C-76, the electoral reform legislation tabled by the federal Liberals this week. They also tackle international politics with North and South Korea, Israel and Iran, and, of course, #Trumpwatch. (Stay for the recommendations at the end!)  
58 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

On I Have Some Notes, Gregg, Colin and Scott discover that 1995’s Congo may be the quintessential case of the book being better than the movie. But don't worry — their solution for Congo went well beyond being more faithful to Michael Crichton’s novel. 
65 min
In this episode of Bollywood is for Lovers, Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser are joined by fellow Alberta Podcast Network members Paul Blinov and Fawnda Mithrush of I Don’t Get It to discuss two dance-filled films about performers. 
73 min
On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan discuss an Edmonton teacher's efforts to set up future dungeon masters, and an old-tech enthusiast's punishment for selling obsolete software. They also round up a month's worth of free games.
69 min
Adam and Jason of The Young Gaffers praise the Canadian Premier League’s logo and manifesto. They also discuss the latest Calgary-Edmonton derby, Al Classico, proof that soccer rivalries are alive and well in Canada. 
73 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel talk the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which have already beenmore exciting than the first. They also discuss the NHL Draft Lottery, World Championships, and more!
70 min

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

This month on The Well Endowed Podcast, Fringe Theatre Adventures and Opera Nuova discuss how the Canadian Cultural Investment Fund helps them invest in Edmonton artists. You'll also hear from Sanjay Shahani, executive director of the Edmonton Arts Council, and scholarship winner Helen Ma.
41 min
We had a chance to sit down with Nathan Kawulka, founder of YESS Painting, to learn more about this new social enterprise. As you'll hear in this conversation, the business is already making a difference for some of young painters, and it is making a difference for Nathan, too.
13 min
Our founding sponsor has opened up ATB Entrepreneur Centres in Lethbridge and Grande Prairie, in addition to the original locations in Edmonton and Calgary.Whether you're dreaming, building, or growing, the ATB Entrepreneur Centres offer a powerful set of tools to help your business and personal finances grow together..
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Come to the movies with us!

NorthwestFest, Canada’s longest-running non-fiction film festival, is on from now until May 13. Here's your chance to see some excellent documentaries, including two films presented by the Alberta Podcast Network on May 8: Sickboy, a film about a Halifax-based podcast that laughs in the face of illness; and Picture This, a short about disability and desire. Use the offer code APNBOGO18 for two-for-one tickets! 

The YESS Painting story

 Nathan Kawulka of YESS Painting. (Photo courtesy of David Papp at Mtek Digital) 

We had a chance to sit down with Nathan Kawulka, founder of YESS Painting, to learn more about this new social enterprise. As you'll hear in this conversation, the business is already making a difference for some of the young painters who have come through Youth Empowerment & Support Services, and it's making a difference for Nathan, too.

We're proud to have YESS Painting as a sponsor of the Alberta Podcast Network. Follow @YESSPainting on InstagramTwitter or Facebook to see how it's making the world a better place, one job at a time. And sign up for a free quote to see what YESS Painting can do for you. 

(Many thanks to Mtek Digital for letting us record at their studio and snapping a photo of Nathan. Podcast music is "His Last Share Of The Stars" by Doctor Turtle, courtesy of freemusicarchive.org.)

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 22

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This week we bid a fond farewell to The Expats, experience an epic crossover between The Young Gaffers and Loyal Company of the River Valley, and hear Modern Manhood talk hockey and self-help on Tight Ends. Plus you'll get takes on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the NHL playoffs, food, history, theatre, video games, business and more.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

"When the LRT came to our neighbourhood, it was designed for an arena and a mall," says Scott Rollans, a resident of Central McDougall in Edmonton. On Walkcast, Tim Querengesser explores why the train doesn't serve the area it runs through.
12 min
On Modern Manhood, German presents Part 2 of his discussion with performance coach David Ogle. They discuss what he thought about being a man in a place that was “made for women,” and theories about the roles of coaches as a form of therapy for men. 
30 min
When Kelsey Chief took a tour of the University of Alberta in 2015, she felt punched in the gut by a mural in Rutherford Library: Henry George Glyde’s painting Alberta History. On this episode of Let's Find Out, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips takes a closer look.
20 min
This episode of Daveberta has Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman analyzing the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline dispute (while Ryan was "behind enemy lines" in Vancouver). They also update the candidates for Alberta’s 2019 election. 
23 min
In this coaching episode of Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith explores the idea that we have the parents we need, not necessarily the parents we want. She asks: What are the lessons we're supposed to learn?
16 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On Press Start to Join, Josh reviews a roguelike dungeon game, Russia cracks down on internet traffic, and Josh suggests a social board game while Alan recommends a movie that was better than he expected. 
37 min
Teresa Spinelli is the incredible woman behind Edmonton's beloved Italian Centre Shop and on Tomato Radio, Mary and Amanda talk with her about her incredible business that is a pillar of Edmonton's food community.
41 min
This week's episode of I Don't Get It has Fawnda and Paul talking physics and music (Theatre Network‘s Infinity); clapping and gravitas (Jairo Barrull Flamenco Company); and the gut-wrenching, mind-stilling Pretty Goblins at Workshop West.
35 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel talk about the Flyers being sadly out of the playoffs after another wild series with the Penguins, the Capitals preparing to meet their destiny in the second round against the Pens for the third year in a row, and the rest of what was an underwhelming first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
57 min
As soon as people could work on computers, they were playing on them. People took advantage of that, and entrepreneurs made companies to fill those needs. On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan tell the history about the little guys, developers who lack the financial backing of a big company, but have the passion to carry them through.
56 min
This episode of The Broadcast comes to you live from the Broadbent Institute’s Progress Summit in Edmonton, where leaders gathered to discuss the future of Alberta politics. The Broadcast hosted a panel with four amazing female politicians about the barriers they’ve faced and the advice they offer to women wanting to enter politics.
46 min
The season has finally ended for Carl's Colorado Avalanche, but as of this recording, Joel's Toronto Maple Leafs were still alive (were). Is the Counselling Couch needed? The 4th Line gets ready for Round 2 as Round 1 finishes up. Will the Nashville Predators come out of the West? Will the Tampa Bay Lightning keep rolling in the East?
59 min
Leanne Hanson bills herself as a "bad influence, corrupting the world, one classroom at a time." She unpacks what that means with fellow teacher Shane Lawrence on the latest episode of Ed
48 min
This week on the Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Chelsea get their game on with a bit of eSports in a chat about The Spud Farm. It's soon to be Edmonton's newest place to watch people play video games.
55 min
Ian Chisholm, co-founder of the Roy Group, shares his experience in coaching and helping organizational leaders set the right example on the latest episode of A Branded World with Luiza Campos.
53 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

German Villegas from Modern Manhood joins host Vanda Favaro on Tight Ends to catch up on Gronk, talk about hockey playoffs and explore self-help. Then Vanda learns about basketball and life from head coach Nicki Collen and center Elizabeth Williams of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream!
84 min 
Cadence Konopaki fell in love with Ireland when she lived there in 2000. Fifteen years later, it called her name again. In this final episode of The Expats, Cadence shares her experience with Adam, and they discuss whether Canadians are good ambassadors for Canada.
63 min
On a special episode of Highlevel Showdown, Elliott Tanti is joined by B.C. correspondent Jordan Dowler-Coltman to debate the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from the perspective of a 'British Columbia resident' vs. an 'Alberta resident.' 
80 min
This week on The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam are joined by Adam and Nathan from Loyal Company of the River Valley to discuss the upcoming two-legged derby between FC Edmonton and Calgary Foothills FC.
 70 min
You can hear the same chat on the latest Loyal Company of the River Valley, in which the four soccer fans also talk about the impending launch of the Canadian Premier League, and where Edmonton and Calgary are in terms of CPL hype.
72 min

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

On this month’s episode of The Well Endowed Podcast, hear the Hon. Anne McLellan, chair of the task force on cannabis legalization. She talks about the possible benefits and challenges of legalizing cannabis.  
YESS Painting is a new kind of painting company, one that has changed and molded the traditional student painting model by training and employing Edmonton youth experiencing difficult realities.
Here's to the hustle of Alberta entrepreneurs. ATB works with more of them than any other financial institution in the province. Learn more about the ATB Entrepreneur Centres, ATB LendR, ATB BoostR and more.
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Make sure you don't miss a thing

The best way to stay in touch with the Alberta Podcast Network is to sign up for our newsletter. This week you'll get information on how a podcast can apply to belong to the network, along with a sweet little deal from our friends at NorthwestFest. 

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 21

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This week's roundup includes rakes and rabble-rousers; fakes and real deals; soccer stories and hockey poetry; colour and curiosity; love and hate; madness and sanity; and so much more!

30 MINUTES OR LESS

On The Broadcast, Trisha and Alex discuss Bill 9 and how abortion debates are being framed in this province. They also welcome intern Danielle McCreadie, and Alex talks about Celina Caesar-Chevannes, an MP who is calling out racist attitudes. 
29 min
In the post #MeToo era, what are we allowed to think of a comic romp like Don Giovanni? Special guest Colleen Feehan joins Fawnda on this week's episode of I Don't Get It to dissect the goosebumpy moments of this most classically rapey of operas.
22 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan talk Facebook data-gathering and how it is not all what you think. Plus, Josh reviews an app for the first time and suggests an anime on Netflix, and Alan recommends two book trilogies. 
44 min
On The Bothy Storytelling Podcast, host Calum Lykan chats with Adam Kostanuick from soccer podcast The Young Gaffers. Enjoy as Calum tries to hold his own in a chat about a sport he knows nothing about.  
43 min
Sparked by an article on The Verge claiming Infinity War’s Thanos is proof CGI supervillains are bad practice, the Boys Who Note (Colin, Gregg and Scott) discuss the nature of modern computer effects on I Have Some Notes
40 min
On Makeshift Stories, an original story by Alan V Hare: Reina volunteers for an experimental treatment to restore her ability to walk. It works, but there's a catch. "Somewhere and sometime, you may want to read the entire end user agreement before you click."
31 min
With companies like LL Bean getting rid of their unlimited returns policies, and fraudulent product returns costing retailers billions of dollars a year, Tema Frank explores how to make returns positive and profitable with Dr. Necati Ertekin on Frank Reactions.
35 min
On Ed, Shane Lawrence talks to Allison Fuisz, a passionate educator devoted to helping students develop healthy worldviews, curiosity and independence. They discuss what is perhaps most central to her practice: the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
42 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

On the newest episode of Bollywood is for Lovers, Erin E. Fraser and Matt Bowes discuss three mid-70s films starring Amitabh (the “Big B”) Bachchan, in a kind of prequel to last September's episode on Bachchan's later period. They also find a way to sing the praises of Tuffy the dog again.
59 min
On this week's episode of The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam discuss Manchester City's Premier League title, PFA player-of-the-year contenders Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah, Mario Balotellii's prospects with DC United, and the coming CONCACAF Champions League Final.
56 min
Assumptions has Kyle and Daniel discussing their different approaches to dating. They talk about their stories, their priorities, and their perspectives on this emotionally tumultuous topic.    
59 min
This week on the Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Chelsea reunite to talk to Edmonton author Kelsey Rae Barthel about her first fantasy novel, Beyond the Code.
50 min
On Highlevel Showdown, Michael, Elliott and Sharon continue last week's discussion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline dispute between Alberta and B.C., before addressing the air strikes on Syria. 
59 min
On A Branded World, Luiza Campos talks to renowned colour expert Angela Wright. Angela has spent her entire career understanding the effects of colour and working with international organizations on how to best use colour to achieve their goals.
53 min
Victoria Smith of Girl Tries Life has a chat with journalist, podcaster and mental health advocate Bryony Gordon, author of Mad Girl and the forthcoming Eat, Drink, Run. They discuss her personal journey with OCD and more.
51 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

On The 4th Line, Carl and Joel are so happy about their teams (Colorado and Toronto) winning a game in the NHL playoffs that they head off into a flight of fantasy about Phil Kessel and poetry. It makes sense if you listen.
61 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel discuss the opening round so far, especially how the Flyers are managing with the Penguins, and how the Golden Knights were turning out to be invincible foes for the Kings.
63 min
Nick and Mike of Future Chat are joined by Trina Shessel from the Northern Nerdcast to discuss Facebook’s privacy predicament, as well as Google’s own issues with handling personal information online.
69 min
That's So Maven has Andrea Beça sitting down with Avery Johnson and Kady Hobbins, partners in the recently launched Kaden Ave Communications, a social media and influencer marketing firm based in Edmonton.
61 min
 
In this Sibling Rivalry Review special on Press Start to Join, Josh is subjected to Miss Congeniality and learns some pageantry, even with his “tough” exterior. Hannah loves it when girls are tough and take no crap.  
69 min

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

Today's the perfect day to check out the latest episode of The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation. It features Anne McLellan in a fascinating discussion about the legalization of cannabis in Canada.
Now that spring is really, truly here, you may be in the market for some sprucing up around the house. Our latest sponsors, YESS Painting, can help you out, and you can help out a great cause in return.
In the latest episode of Culture Cast, Lorne Rubis and Lynette Turner discuss a survey that found 65 per cent of employees were willing to forego a pay raise if it meant they would see their bosses fired. They explore what's going on there and how to fix it.
PodSummit is almost sold out! We're looking forward to a day of learning and connecting on May 5 at CKUA, and you'll have a chance at more than $3,000 worth of prizes, including microphones from Shure. 
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Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 20

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You'll find political scoops, teachable moments, hockey playoffs, soccer dreams, theatrical endeavours, inspiring businesses, social media insights, sci-fi economics and much, more more in the latest roundup of episodes from the members of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

On I Don't Get It, Fawnda and Paul tackle Cleave, a play by bright young writer/producer Elena Belyea, where six characters work through identity issues from the inside out.  
25 min
Before the The Expats goes off the air later this month, Adam Rozenhart looks back at some of his favourite interview moments. When it’s clips about travelling, you know you’ll love it.
23 min
On the newest episode of Girl Tries Life, host and coach Victoria Smith gets real about what it means to do it all, and talks about the strategies to set yourself up for success. 
12 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On Daveberta, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman ask Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Official Opposition Leader Jason Kenney a few questions to provide a glimpse into the party-building, issues and narratives that that will define the leadup to the 2019 provincial election.
45 min
Zach Groshell is an educator currently working in Sudan, after stints in Vietnam and the U.S. On the latest Ed, he and host Shane Lawrence discuss dealing with different student populations, and creating a welcoming and dynamic environment for students.
42 min
Gareth Lukes, the grandson of the founder of Lukes Drug Mart in Calgary, made a lot of changes when he took over, turning a local drugstore into a community-building engine. Luiza Campos of A Branded World gets the whole story of this success.
42 min
Join German Villegas of Modern Manhood for Part 1 of his conversation with performance coach David Ogle of Dose Coaching. They discuss masculinity and how it shapes our fellow man.
30 min
Okanagan Chef Rod Butters was recently in Edmonton as NAIT's 2018 Hokanson Chef in Residence. Mary Bailey had the chance to chat with him, and you'll hear their conversation on Tomato Radio.
38 min
On The Bothy Storytelling Podcast, Calum Lykan announces joining the Alberta Podcast Network and talks about working alone and what happens when you've not been on the stage.
40 min   .

45 TO 60 MINUTES

Press Start to Join has Josh and Alan talking Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm, and a cool remaster coming to console in the fall. Plus Josh recommends a story about the English language, and Alan has a tip that may speed up your internet.
47 min
This week on Northern Nerdcast, Dan Shessel and producer Trina Shessel are joined  by the fine folks from Androids and Assets, a podcast about political economy in science fiction and fantasy.
56 min  
For the 16th Episode of Don't Call Me A Guru, Linda and Tyler welcome back Linda's cousins Catie, 17, and Meghan, 13, to ask what kind of content they engage with, and how social media managers and marketers can most effectively get their content in front of this younger age group.
48 min
Highlevel Showdown begins with a discussion of the Alberta government's Bill 9, aimed at preventing harassment at abortion clinics. Plus Michael, Elliott and Sharon dive into the ongoing saga of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, and Ottawa's role in mediating between Alberta and B.C. 
53 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

On this week’s Hockey Feels, it’s the Stanley Cup Playoff preview show! Also, Stephen and Rachel look back on their regular season predictions, and conduct post-mortems on the Flyers and Oilers seasons.
67 min
This week on The 4th Line, The 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs are here, and somehow, with many thanks to Carl's reverse jinxes, the Colorado Avalanche made the playoffs. You'll also hear a former player's tribute to Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan.
66 min
On The Young Gaffers, Tommy Wheeldon Jr., head coach of Calgary Foothills FC, shares his thoughts on coaching and player development, his club’s recent pre-season trip to England, and the coming PDL season.
72 min
The latest Loyal Company of the River Valley podcast is a special one as Nate and Adam are joined by former FC Edmonton defender Paul Hamilton. Longtime fans will remember Paul as an original fan favourite, named to the NASL Best XI in 2012. 
69 min

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

On The Well Endowed Podcast, you'll hear the Hon. Anne McLellan, chair of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization. She talks about the benefits and challenges of legalizing cannabis, and why she feels this legislation is a transformative moment in Canadian history.
37 min
Join us May 5 at CKUA in Edmonton for a full day of learning and connecting with podcasters and podcast-curious folks. If you have a podcast, you'll learn how to make it great. If you don't, you'll learn how to start. Plus, attendees have a chance at $3,000 worth of giveaways. 
Learn more about the Alberta Podcast Network's latest sponsor, YESS Painting, which is making the world a better place one job at a time. As they say on their website, "Great quality work and great purpose combined make us something to behold."
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Let's get together in real life!

We have plenty of opportunities to meet in the next few weeks, whether it's at podcasting meetups in Calgary and Edmonton, PodSummit on May 5, or the many events that involve our podcasters and partners. 

Welcome our latest sponsor — YESS Painting!

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The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, is thrilled to welcome our latest sponsor, YESS Painting!

YESS Painting is a new social enterprise that has started in Edmonton to help you spruce up your house while giving youth who have had it rough a chance to build a better future for themselves.

It works just like any other contract painting service — the difference is that the work is done by young people who have been involved with Youth Empowerment & Support Services, which helps 15- to 21-year-olds who are facing difficult realities such as homelessness, trauma, addictions or neglect. YESS Painting teaches business skills and life skills, pays the workers a living wage, and donates half of the profits to YESS.

Nathan Kawulka came up with the idea, and is applying his experience in the painting and construction industries to make it work. It's clear from talking to him that he cares deeply about equipping people with the skills, experience and money they need. YESS Painting's tagline is "Making the world a better place one job at a time," and if you spend a few minutes with Nathan, you'll see he believes that mission with all his heart.

He also loves podcasts, which makes him our kind of people! He saw an opportunity to let the listeners of the Alberta Podcast Network know about YESS Painting and consider doing some good while getting a job done around the house. We're excited to spread the word over the next few months.

You'll hear more about YESS Painting from our podcasters, and we'll be sharing more of the story in the coming weeks. Sign up for a free quote to see what YESS Painting can do for you. You can also see the training in action by following @YESSPainting on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 19

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Peruse the latest episodes from members of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, to find wing-walking and winter walking; shoot-em-ups and monster-punching; entrepreneurial journeys and educational forays; kvelling about the Sedins and bracketing Parks and Rec; fanfic and Bible studies; and much more.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

On Episode 7 of Walkcast, Tim Querengesser explores the intersection of walkability and accessibility on the still wintry streets of Calgary with blogger and Twitter phenom Mike Morrison.
18 min
Ceres, the serial tale on Makeshift Stories, continues. The entity that has been interfering since Janva’s arrival on Ceres decides to take control of events on the tiny dwarf world.
14 min
On Girl Tries Life's coaching episode, Victoria Smith delves into the idea that you don't have to be your biography, the story that you came from. You're capable of change.
11 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

In setting out to discuss the future of education, it quickly becomes clear that this issue is entirely too complex tackle in just 40 minutes. Still, Shane Lawrence and guest Joe Reimer give it a shot on the latest check-in episode of Ed, our podcast about the teaching life. 
38 min
On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan discuss the data companies have on you, and Fenix's return in Heroes in the Storm. Josh recommends a research group with a website and podcast, and Alan listens to a podcast about something he can’t tell you about or it’ll already be gone.
45 min
Paul and Fawnda of I Don't Get It ponder the art of consultation in light of the myriad public sessions seeking input on the city’s 2029 Arts & Heritage Plan. Plus, the show dives into Betroffenheit, which blew through the Citadel on Easter weekend and left audiences agog in its wake. 
40 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

On That's So Maven, Andrea sits down with Funmi Omotade-Tan, a mechanical engineer turned photographer who runs FO Photography, along with her husband Adrian. She's the boss, but she often has to answer to her toddler daughter.
47 min
Colin, Gregg and Scott dig deep and discover Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim was a secret sequel to Independence Day. It’s true. That’s the kind of movie sleuthing you can expect from I Have Some Notes. 
53 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel talk about the wild night in the NHL playoff races, the Sedins' retirement from the Vancouver Canucks at the end of this season, Josh Ho-Dang, the greatest love story ever told, and more.
56 min
Imagine climbing out of a biplane's cockpit and onto the top wing, secured only by a small metal frame. And imagine deciding that's what you want to do for the rest of your life. That's the story Carol Pilon tells Terence C. Gannon on The WorkNotWork Show.
59 min
On Bollywood is for Lovers, Erin and Matt discuss a pair of films that dramatize deadly dealings between the Bombay police force and the criminal underworld. 
53 min
On That's a Thing?!, Elizabeth introduces her mom to the surprisingly vast and very teen-girl-driven world of fan fiction. It’s not all shipping (but it is a lot of shipping —listen if you don’t know what that is. Hint: No boats involved). 
59 min
On The Young Gaffers, hosts Jason and Adam chat about Zlatan’s MLS debut, the Olympiakos players' “holiday,” the latest attempt at a Ronaldo bust, and the announcement of Canadian Soccer Business.
 56 min
Susan Veres guests on the newest episode of A Branded World to share with host Luiza Campos how she was able to turn one of the worst places in town into one of the most desirable ones, in less than 10 years.
59 min

On the latest Girl Tries Life interview, Victoria Smith is joined by Emma Cranstoun, a marketer, an entrepreneur, a wife and a mother of two, to talk about what it taken to launch a product business after years in marketing.
53 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

On Assumptions, it’s Daniel’s turn to be in the hotseat as Kyle asks about his views on what the Bible says about LGBTQ relationships and sexual ethics. Also, how has the modern church failed in these matters? Kyle and Daniel discuss and disagree in their usual respectful manner.
62 min
In Rob’s absence, Kyle Marshall of the aforementioned Assumptions and Media Lab YYC joins Mike for the latest episode of Desktop, to chat about audio technology and how it’s evolved, followed by a discussion about turning a passion of technology into a business.
75 min
Highlevel Showdown begins with a discussion of tuition increases for international students at the University of Alberta. Michael, Elliott and Sharon discuss the reasons and responses, then follow up with the Quebec provincial budget, the recent presidential election in Egypt, and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu.
66 min
With the playoffs one week away, Carl and Joel preview the push to the playoffs on this episode of The 4th Line. But first, they discuss the best Easter candy, the Florida Panthers being all but eliminated in the East, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin retiring from the NHL, and Erik Karlsson's last game with the Ottawa Senators.
62 min
Parks and Rec is a fantastic show made special by the characters. But which one is the best? In this episode of The 5th Line (The 4th Line's monthly diversion from hockey), Carl, Joel and Tiny Mike fill out their Parks and Rec brackets and compare who they picked as their favourite characters. 
61 min

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

On April's episode of The Well Endowed Podcast, Elizabeth Bonkink speaks with the Hon. Anne McLellan, chair of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization. She discusses the benefits and challenges involved in legalizing cannabis, and why this is a transformative moment in Canadian history. 
Join us May 5 in Edmonton to connect with podcasters, businesses, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and content creators sharing their voices with the world. You'll have a chance at $3,000 worth of prizes, including Shure microphones, Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions and Spreaker hosting.
Our network is powered by ATB, and you've heard about ATB's commitment to listening on all of our podcasts. But have you taken a moment to see what that means for you? You can live-chat during office hours, send a note for later, or engage someone on the phone. Find out how at atb.com/listen.
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What's going on?

The network and its members are involved in all kinds of events that may be of interest to you. Some are educational, some are entertaining, and there's definitely something for everyone.

 

 

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 18

This week's selection includes saucy talk about wine and historic talk about green onion cakes; groundbreaking women and introspective men; Cinderella and Virtua Fighter; polls and packaging; a music-infused showdown between two of our sports podcasters, and much more!

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45 MINUTES OR LESS

On this episode of Tomato Radio, Mary Bailey and Amanda LeNeve chat with wine gals Kim Theoret, Sasha McCauley and Dianna Funnell about pairing wines with various Easter meals. 
43 min
Trisha Estabrooks and Alex Zabjek of The Broadcast talk to Cold Lake's Hansa Thaleshvar about her political journey and how her success was built on a commitment to community. 
33 min
On Frank Reactions, Tema Frank interviews Glenise Harvey, owner of A&H Steel, about how she brought her learning from 28 years as a teacher to change the culture in a tough environment.
32 min
This week on I Don't Get It, Paul takes on Alberta Ballet‘s sparkling new Cinderella, while Fawnda brings guest reviewer Laura Raboud along for a taste of the “slow-theatre” movement at Wild Side Productions’ Poison.
27 min
On Press Start to Join's 'history' episode, Josh and Alan discuss the franchise recognized as being the first 3D fighting game, Virtua Fighter. Published by SEGA, and released in 1993, this series has four main sequels and a handful of spinoffs. 
33 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

German Villegas of Modern Manhood talks with Samantha Nzessi and Remoy Philip I, hosts of MASKulinity, a Brooklyn-based podcast. They discuss the genesis of the podcast and how masculinity is performed in their lives.
53 min
On Highlevel Showdown, Michael, Elliott and Sharon discuss the Alberta's latest budget, what the deficit number indicates and if should there be a sales tax. They also discuss confronting racism and Justin Trudeau's polling numbers.
57 min
Press Start to Join shares news of a Battlefront 2 update, and we learn the name of Josh's new cactus. He also recommends an unconventional RPG, and Alan recommends a brain exercise you should try.
52 min
The Young Gaffers sees Jason and Adam talking John Herdman’s first match as coach of Canada's men's soccer team. They also dissect MLS Confidential and discuss UEFA’s new rules for European club competition. Also, Zlatan Ibrahimović lands in Los Angeles… are you ready?
60 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Rachel and Steven discuss several NHL playoff races, as well as Connor McDavid's chance at the Hart Trophy, CWHL and NWHL winners, Steven's impending trip to Calgary and Rachel's quick trip to London, and more! Be sure to check out the notes and links.
53 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

Daniel Emberg wanted to know why green onion cakes (or 葱油饼) took hold in Edmonton when they did. He flew in from Winnipeg to join Chris Chang-Yen Phillips for a live panel at the Mercury Room to find out the answer on Let's Find Out. You'll hear restaurateur Siu To, Fringe veteran Marty Chan and curator Linda Tzang.
86 min
Packaging is the most intimate experience someone has with a brand besides the use of the actual product, and it can determine whether you keep or return it. In this episode of A Branded World, Luiza Campos talks to Evelio Mattos, one of the world’s top package designers, on the importance of getting it right.
62 min
On the 4th Line Podcast, Carl is ready to celebrate his victory in the 4th Line's fantasy league and Joel is disappointed with those who played against Carl. Plus, the Ducks and Connor McDavid, Don Cherry and the Senators, and the Dallas Stars heading to the Elimination Station. 
62 min
On this musical episode of Tight Ends, Vanda challenges Carl from The 4th Line Podcast to beat her picks for best players. It’s NFL vs NHL. Who will come out on top? Visit @thetightends on Twitter to choose the winner! They also talk random recommendations and how their March Madness is going.
77 min

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

Join us at CKUA on May 5 for a day of learning and connecting. Speakers include Rob Greenlee of VoxNest, Mike Russell of MusicRadioCreative, Roger Kingkade of National Talky League, Erika Ensign of Castria and more.
New Culture Cast podcasts will be coming your way in April! Stay tuned for Season 3 for more leadership advice from Lorne Rubis, chief evangelist at ATB, and leadership coach Lynette Turner. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode.
The next episode of the Edmonton Community Foundation's monthly show, The Well Endowed Podcast, will come out in early April. Catch up and subscribe — the episodes and subscribe links are on the website.
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Feeling inspired?

If sampling these great podcasts makes you want to start one of your own, but you don't know where to start, we can help. Join us for our April 7 workshop, "How to start a podcast: From notion to reality," at CKUA in Edmonton.

In four hours, for only $99, we'll help you get your idea out of your head and into people's ears. Registration closes April 5, so sign up today.

The Bothy Storytelling Podcast joins the network!

Here's a bit of good news heading into the long weekend — The Bothy Storytelling Podcast has joined the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. 

Professional storyteller Calum Lykan calls The Bothy "a labour of love and my gift back for all the wonderful stories I have been given." On his show, you'll hear his delightful repertoire, delivered in the most charming way, along with some of the stories behind the stories. If you're looking to escape into another world, Calum will take you there.

The Bothy makes a lovely companion piece to our other story-based podcasts: Makeshift Stories, which offers performances of Alan V Hare's speculative fiction, and Not There Yet, in which Terence C. Gannon delivers thoughtful essays based on true stories from his own past.

Like many of our podcasters, Calum is also involved in some live events. You can find details about his April 21 storytelling workshop at Media Lab YYC on our events page.  

We're happy to deliver our events listings, along with the weekly roundup of APN shows, directly to you. Sign up for the Alberta Podcast Network newsletter below.

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 17

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Marvel talked a big game about "the most ambitious crossover event in history," but we had some pretty hot crossover action ourselves this week, with the Tight Ends infiltrating Girl Tries Life, Northern Nerdcast getting in on I Don't Get It, and The Well-Endowed Podcast jumping onto the Nerdcast. All that plus soccer, politics, hockey, blogging, branding, Bollywood, bisexuality, and, of course, Infinity War. 

30 TO 45 MINUTES

Next month Marvel will culminate a decade’s worth of superhero movies with its biggest team-up yet, which begs the question, are superhero movies about to peak, or are there an infinite (get it?) number of films yet to come? Colin, Gregg, Scott and Erin discuss on I Have Some Notes.
40 min
On this week's episode of I Don't Get It, Fawnda Mithrush and Paul Blinov are joined by guest Laura Raboud to discuss Children of God and the SkirtsAfire Festival. Plus, Dan Shessel of Northern Nerdcast joins in for a look at Do This In Memory of Me (En Memoire de Moi).
43 min
On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan discuss a new RTS that is in the same universe as Scythe, and Twitch's move into giving away games, Josh recommends a TV show about making a TV show, and Alan recommends a book that’s not too long. 
44 min
Ed's Shane Lawrence talks to Phil Strunk, a teacher and tweeter whose podcast, Wins & Losses, is a worthy addition to any and all education listening playlists. They discuss reflective practice and what schools should do to prepare students for the future.
41 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

On Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith turns the microphone on herself with the help of Vanda Favaro from the Tight Ends podcast. They talk ALL THE THINGS.
50 min
On Tight Ends, Vanda brings in her longtime friend Kristina to chat March Madness and women’s hockey. The Halftime Show tests their 30-year friendship!
58 min
Luiza Campos of A Branded World learns how WestJet built an iconic brand from Richard Bartrem, VP  of marketing and communications.
59 min
On the Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Chelsea chat with Lisa Pruden from The Well Endowed Podcast. It shares stories about the Edmonton Community Foundation's donors and what inspires their generosity, as well as stories about the people who use those funds to build a better community.
50 min
That's So Maven's Andrea Beça sits down with Kari Skelton to learn about her journey from radio host to professional blogger. They discuss content, consistency, monetization, motherhood, and all those times friends and family ask creative entrepreneurs when they're going to "get a real job."
55 min
On Assumptions, Kyle tells Daniel his story of how he came to understand his sexuality, and then they discuss what that meant for Kyle and how he got to here. 
50 min
On The 4th Line, Joel is so upset with Carl and his reverse-jinxing ways that in an unprecedented move, he removes the Colorado Avalanche from the Elimination Station. 
56 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Rachel and Steven discuss potential NHL playoff format changes, GM meetings in Boca Raton, NWHL and CWHL playoffs, and much more.
60 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

Highlevel Showdown looks at firearms legislation, and Canada's peacekeeping mission to Mali. Then Michael quizzes Sharon and Elliott about Alberta politics and history.
66 min
With the Legislature back in session, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman of Daveberta discuss the pipeline motion, how Deron Bilous really feel about the B.C. government, and more.
75 min
In honour of the upcoming release of the film Hichki, Erin E. Fraser and Matt Bowes of Bollywood is for Lovers take a look at three recent films starring leading lady Rani Mukerji. 
70 min
On Loyal Company of the River Valley. Tim and Leah from Free Footie sit down with Nate and Adam to talk about giving kids an opportunity to play organized soccer that would otherwise be inaccessible.
67 min
On The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam discuss the VAR controversy in multiple MLS games, Vancouver's decision not to join the bid to host the World Cup in 2026, and more.
65 min
For Kicks is back! Jessica and Katie discuss the Canadian national women's team's performance at the Algarve Cup, Steph Labbé's tryout for Foothills FC, and the NWSL opening weekend.
66 min

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

Join 100 podcasters and podcast-curious people for a day of learning and connection-making at CKUA in Edmonton on May 5. Tickets are $150, and quantities are limited, so buy today.
Season 3 begins in April! In the meantime, catch up on previous episodes with Lorne Rubis, ATB Financial's Chief Evangelist, and Lynette Turner, a leadership coach and consultant based in Toronto.
Don't miss this month’s episode of The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation, which celebrates International Women’s Day with three important stories.
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How to start a podcast: From notion to reality

Join us April 7 for our four-hour workshop to help you get your podcast idea out of your head and into the ears of the people you want to reach. We'll help you refine your idea, make decisions about format and frequency, and figure out the technology necessary to get going. Plus you'll meet nice people just like you!

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 16

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In this week's roundup, you'll find real experiences in Yemen and Ethiopia, and surreal experiences in space; immersive sound and gadget fever; feminism in politics and poetry; leaky funnels and meaningful spinning; fake food and inspired eating; and players of all kinds. 

30 MINUTES OR LESS

On The Broadcast, Trisha Estabrooks and Alex Zabjek welcome freelance journalist Jen Gerson to the show to break down the feminist bona fides of the latest federal budget.
28 min
Adam Rozenhart introduces us to student and world traveller Carl Conradi on The Expats. After a brief stay in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a, he knew he'd wind up staying longer.
26 min
On I Don't Get It, Fawnda Mithrush and Paul Blinov chat with Meg Roe and Alessandro Juliani of Onegin about their sound design for the acclaimed dance show Betroffenheit.
27 min

30 TO 50 MINUTES

Equipment retailer Flaman realized that it had a leaky sales funnel — many leads were lost due to poor customer service, Steve Whittington tells Tema Frank on Frank Reactions. Learn what he did to change the culture and processes.
40 min
Linda and Tyler of Don't Call Me a Guru come at you live from iMEDIA 2018, where they chatted with keynotes Tyler Lessard of Vidyard and Yang Han of StackAdapt about the future of marketing, bias in the tech industry and building IKEA furniture.
35 min
On Makeshift Stories, an original story by Alan V Hare: Written out of history because his mission was deemed a failure and forgotten because no one believes his explanation of what happened, Leonid Petrov finally tells his story. 
37 min
Andrew Obrecht, owner of YYC Cycle and YEG Cycle, talks to Luiza Campos of A Branded World about creating a passionate tribe and a remarkable brand based not on what they do — spin classes — but on why they do it.
49 min
This week on the news episode of Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan discuss the Robotech Kickstarter crash and burn, Nintendo's big news, plus their recommendations: a series of books from Alan and a board game from Josh.
47 min

50 TO 60 MINUTES

On Northern Nerdcast, Marcus joins Dan to chat with Greg Gazin, a man of many talents: Gadget Guy, writer, podcaster, leadership facilitator, Toastmaster.
60 min
On Press Start to Join's Sibling Rivalry Review, Josh makes his sister Hannah watch a film made at the height of the arcade craze, The Last Starfighter
54 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Rachel and Steven about the Flyers, the CWHL, the NWHL, Hilary
Knight, and appropriate attire for drop-in hockey! 
52 min
On Tomato Radio, chef Shane Chartrand of Sage Restaurant (soon to be SC) chats with Mary and Amanda about culinary competitions, cooking inspiration and big plans.
58 min
Tight Ends is on the road! Join Vanda and Frank on vacation in the Okanagan to chat, with hard cider and craft beer in hand, about the NFL Combine, free agency, and Black Panther.
60 min
On The Young Gaffers, Adam and Jason talk about Steph Labbé trying out for Foothills FC, Jamie Carragher's gross mistake, West Ham supporters' invasion, and more.
53 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

Future Chat has Mike Attrell, Robert Attrell and Nick Maddox talking about Soylent and the CFIA, as well as Google’s quantum computer. They finish up with the story of Nick’s and Mike’s Ex Raid adventure(s).
87 min
On Modern Manhood, German Villegas sits down with Gianmarco Visconti, a young gay Muslim poet who is one of the hosts and producers of the feminist talk radio show Adamant Eve.  
70 min
Highlevel Showdown has Michael, Elliot and Sharon taking a look at Doug Ford's election as leader of the Ontario PC Party, then Alberta's Throne Speech, Russia's presidential "election," and Trumpwatch.
73 min
Carl and Joel of The 4th Line talk about a case being made for Taylor Hall, Nikita Kucherov and Nathan MacKinnon for the Hart Trophy. They also discuss where Evgeni Malkin‘s name is. 
61 min
Nick Janna is a newly minted school leader in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On this episode of Ed, Shane gets his take on school leadership and what it takes to create a positive learning environment. 
62 min

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

If you get your listening from Apple Podcasts, be sure to download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation.
You can also subscribe to or check out the back catalogue of The Culture Cast: Conversations on Leadership with Lynette Turner and ATB evangelist Lorne Rubis in Apple Podcasts.
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Events listings

Stay up-to-date on events that the network is participating in or organizing, as well as events involving our podcasters or our sponsors and partners.

Daveberta joins the Alberta Podcast Network!

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We have the great good fortune of welcoming The Daveberta Podcast to the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. 

This is a relatively new podcast, but it has already made a big splash. It is hosted by Dave Cournoyer, who has been blogging about Alberta politics at daveberta.ca since 2005 (!), and Ryan Hastman, a longtime political observer and former candidate. Dave leans left, and Ryan leans right, but they share a deep interest in political discourse, and they're not afraid to get wonky. They are ably assisted by Adam Rozenhart, who chimes in from time to time while producing.

This brings our contingent of politics-based podcasts to three. The Daveberta Podcast joins Highlevel Showdown, a spirited weekly discussion of local, provincial, national and international politics with Sharon Mvundura, Elliott Tanti and Michael Vecchio; and The Broadcast, a twice-monthly look at women and politics in Alberta with Trisha Estabrooks and Alex Zabjek.

You'll start seeing The Daveberta Podcast popping up in our weekly roundup of APN episodes soon. Stay up-to-date on the network, plus a lot of interesting podcast-related and podcast-adjacent events, by signing up for our newsletter. 

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 15

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We've got some fun criss-crosses this week, with Girl Tries Life's Victoria Smith guesting on Tight Ends, and Modern Manhood's German Villegas appearing on Ed - Conversations about the Teaching Life. You'll also hear episodes about indoor living, leather, opera, climate change, Jets, sex, Twin Peaks, crisis, Buzzfeed, ranting, soccer, tech, politics, and Daredevil.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

Today's coaching episode of Girl Tries Life is inspired by the book Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. Host Victoria Smith dives into the lies she tells herself, and challenges you to do the same.
9 min
On Not There Yet, Terence C. Gannon examines Calgary's Plus 15 network of enclosed walkways, a legacy of the 1970s that makes winter more bearable, but has many consequences for the city's street life.
23 min 

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On That's So Maven, Andrea Beça sits down with Esther Hempel, the self-taught leather maven behind DUVAL, a leather handbag and accessory brand from Edmonton. They talk working in retail, creative education, and what it's like to hand-stitch leather bags with children running around at all times of the day.
43 min
Paul Blinov and Fawnda Mithrush of I Don't Get It take in House Mix, Toronto Dance Theatre’s 50th anniversary showcase. They also see Mercury Opera‘s site-appropriate production of La Traviata at Chez Pierre, and finish up with Pyretic Productions‘ Blood of Our Soil
43 min
On Let's Find Out, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips is aided by Mariam Macabanding and Laila Elbery in investigating how climate change could affect the ways Indigenous peoples connect to nature. 
32 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven Schapansky is joined by guest David Bastl to talk about the Winnipeg Jets, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and other goings-on around the NHL.
38 min

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Josh and Alan of Press Start to Join talk Heroes of the Storm's recent additionss, China's practice of blocking content, Josh's favourite board game and Alan's book trilogy recommendation.
53 min
This week on the Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Chelsea chat with Lindsay Stamhuis and Aidan Hailes from a podcast called Bickering Peaks —a weekly podcast devoted to all things Twin Peaks.
47 min
On Assumptions, Kyle and Daniel bravely work their way through a discussion on sex. What is the purpose? How does it affect our identity? When and with whom should it be done? Is sex good? 
59 min
On Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith talks to author, Emmy-nominated writer and Buzzfeed team member Liza Palmer. They talk about Pop-Up Video, motivation, Austen and more!
58 min
Victoria Smith from Girl Tries Life joins Vanda on Tight Ends to chat about the Wide World of Sports, Gronk, and parents of Olympians. Plus some free life coaching!
60 min
German Villegas, host of the Modern Manhood podcast, joins Ed's Shane Lawrence to talk about boys in school, and how teachers can help them on their journeys to define themselves.
46 min
Are you ready for disaster? Scott Crockatt, director of marketing and communications at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, talks to Luiza Campos of A Branded World about how to prepare for and face a crisis.
47 min

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Carl and Joel of The 4th Line are back to ponder some of the more unconventional players in the NHL, the NHL heading to Seattle, and how the expansion rules will impact the league. Plus Joel tries to find the keys to the Rant Shack, while Carl rants alone outside.
64 min
After a great run of guests on Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nathan and Adam return to their more “classic” setup with an in-depth look at the NASL and where it went wrong, the CanPL rumours,
the YEG4CPL movement to bring pro men's soccer badk to Edmonton.
63 min
On the last episode of Desktop before Rob goes on "paternity leave," Mike joins him to discuss what it's like to revisit old programming projects with new skills. They also talk about online storage wars and the idea that "you get what you pay for" in technology.
80 min
On the newest episode of I Have Some Notes, Colin MacIntyre, Gregg Beever, Scott Bourgeois and Erin Beever discuss what needs to be done to make Ben Affleck's Daredevil better.
61 min
On Highlevel Showdown, Michael, Elliott and Sharon discuss Jason Kenney's remarks regarding safe consumption sites, then say farewell to Brian Jean as he resigns as an MLA.
70 min
On The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam offer up their MLS 2018 season predictions, and pose an interesting question: Is Canadian soccer fandom too insular?
67 min

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In Season 2, Episode 8, of Culture Cast, Lorne Rubis and Lynette Turner discuss the issue with the Forbes survey that found 65 per cent of employees would be willing to forego a pay raise if it meant their bosses would be fired. 
24 min
Celebrated International Women’s Day with the Edmonton Community Foundation's March episode of The Well Endowed Podcast. Learn how Women Building Futures is changing the face of Alberta’s construction industry and lifting women out of poverty. 
42 min
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EVENTS GALORE!

We've started an events page to list the growing number of happenings involving the Alberta Podcast Network itself, its members, or friends of the network. 

Among them is our evening of music and whimsy with Doug Hoyer on March 17 at CKUA in Edmonton. Tickets are $20 at YEGLive.ca, and you may have heard an offer code on some of our podcasts this week. Hope you can join us!

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 14

This latest roundup of episodes from the members of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, includes resilience and resistance, performance and politics, coaching and comedy, medals and marketing, deadlines and delight, and much more that doesn't fit this alliterative frame:

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30 MINUTES OR LESS

This week on Let's Find Out, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips is joined by students Rasha Chebli and Nuha Taha to help investigate whether climate change is affecting wildfires in Alberta. 
27 min
On The Expats, Adam Rozenhart talks with Melissa MacKay about how her law degree and experience as a human rights lawyer provided her the opportunity to both work and travel in several countries in Africa.
29 min
Little touches, like a box of hand-made caramels or a hand-written note, can be among the most cost-effective forms of marketing. Matt Ruedlinger tells Tema Frank why and how on Frank Reactions.
26 min
On Makeshift Stories, Alan V Hare's space soap opera, Ceres, continues. In this episode, a dark presence emerges, threatening lives. Catch up with the entire story so far at makeshiftstories.com.
13 min

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This week on Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan discuss malware being used for anti-piracy, trouble with SOS on the newest iOS, Redbull crashing downtown Edmonton, and a unanimous recommendation. 
40 min
On The Broadcast, Trisha Estabrooks and Alex Zabjek share one of the sessions from the 2018 Edmonton Women’s Symposium on women in politics in Edmonton. 
34 min
On I Don't Get It, guest Brian Webb reacts to Andrew Tay’s You Can’t Buy it, But I’ll Sell it to You Anyway SUCKA. Fawnda and Andrew review Sheldon Elter’s Metis Mutt, and Paul experiences Citie Ballet.
34 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

On the newest episode of Tomato Radio, the podcast about food and drink in Edmonton, Mary Bailey and Amanda LeNeve interview Tricia Bell from Cavern, an artisanal cheese boutique in the heart of the city.
52 min
On Ed, it's the annual teachers' convention episode! Shane is joined by Joe, Jon and Jeremy to talk all about resiliency, stress, failure and helicopter parents. There's wins and fails, plus time-outs, too.
46 min
Elizabeth of That's a Thing?! dives into the world of indie video games, introducing some that her mom would really rather not know about, and some that she's kind of looking forward to trying. 
51 min
On this week's Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Chelsea find out what it takes to put on a live-play podcast with the awesome folks from Dumbgeons & Dragons. 
57 min
On The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam chat with players from Calgary Foothills FC. They also discuss Team Canada's new assistant, and controversy over ArsenalFanTV.
47 min
On the 50th episode of Modern Manhood, German Villegas talks with Jake Stika, one of the founders of NextGenMen. They discuss the group's genesis, mission and future, and make a special announcement. 
55 min
Vanda is joined by Casey Logan on The Tight Ends to chat all things NFL, Super Bowl, and dating. They talk about Gronk, and, as the title suggests, they discuss the fact that Nick Foles might be the wisest man…ever.
56 min
On A Branded World, Luiza Campos talks with David Lui, vice-president of Marketing for Mark's, about why he decided to rebrand, and why you should too. If you wait until your brand is broken, it may be too late to fix it.
47 min
We've got a double-header of The 4th Line this week, kicking off with a deep dive into the NHL trade deadline. Carl also gets fired up about facial hair policies., and Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week being selected. 
54 min
Then on The 4th Line, Carl and Joel hold the saddest elimination station yet, chat with Art Middleton of Jets Nation about Winnipeg's surprising season, and read listeners' disturbing broken bone stories.
53 min

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