Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 42

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This week’s roundup features a retrospective from The UnDad, which just happened to be named the best podcast in Vue Weekly’s Best of Edmonton this week. You’ll also find a healthy helping of podcastery about hotel making, Trek meddling, food celebrating, storytelling, politicking, space exploring, morality examining, music making, business building, art educating, game playing, fantasy picking, cloud seeding, supporter gathering and sneaker collecting.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

Mexico City, 1969
A Branded World shares Part 2 of Luiza Campos's interview with Christina Zeidler about the guiding values behind the Gladstone Hotel. In case you missed it, check out Part 1
27 min
The Nice Approach
On I Have Some Notes, Brandon Schatz joins Gregg, Colin and Scott for a "Side Notes" episode to discuss Patrick Stewart reprising Jean-Luc Picard for Star Trek. 
22 min
On Tomato Radio, Mary Bailey and Amanda LeNeve chat about all the great food and drink events happening in Edmonton the coming weeks, and shares some Thanksgiving food and drink tips.
29 min
The Nice Approach
Troy Pavlek and Mack Male discuss Mayor Don Iveson's five-point plan to hold taxes to inflation on Speaking Municipally. They also discuss FISE, being a sanctuary city, and more evidence that the administration is running Edmonton.
27 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On the latest episode of I Don't Get It, playwright Collin Doyle chats with Fawnda about his book of plays, The Zoo Story, Mill Woods, the gold Jesus, and the best set reveal YEG theatre has ever seen.
35 min
Todd Nesloney - Asking Crazy Questions
On Makeshift Stories by Alan V. Hare, three moon-seeking astronauts are pushed off course and forced to land at an unplanned location. What they discover, they are not meant to see...
37 min
Check-in 24 - Resolutions & Babies
This week on Mess Hall Podcast, Avery Cochrane meets up with Vancouver comedian Ed Hill. Originally from Taiwan, Ed has some great takes on traditional foods from Italy and Taiwan.
38 min
On Assumptions, Kyle and Daniel extend their wrap-up with a recap of their conversations about marriage, loneliness, and community. In case you missed out on the last episode, check out Part 1.  
43 min
The Nice Approach
Erik Stadnik joins Kyle on Putting it Together to revel in the beauty of the music but also (what he thinks) is the dumbness of the lyrics in the song "Tonight" from West Side Story
45 min
Congratulations to Trent Wilkie and The UnDad podcast on being voted Vue Weekly's 2018 Best Podcast! This week, Trent sits down with his producer Andrew Paul, and goes back to the beginning. 
33 min
On Creative Block, Kyle Marshall talks with Lori Farley of Impact Hub Calgary about her rural upbringing, her nine-year university degree, introverted entrepreneurs, and abnormal psychology.
41 min
This week on Ed, Shane sits down with Jacinta Yanders, a podcaster and PhD candidate with a focus on TV, film and pop culture. Together they dive into the importance of understanding these topics.
45 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

The latest episode of Blue in the Face has host Chris Ursaki joining Pizza Bath's Sean Hamilton and Eric Svilpis at Erics’ studio to talk about their musical beginnings, their various band adventures, and what they’ve got in the oven.
52 min
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On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan get into the Apple Gather Around conference and Nintendo Direct. Plus, Josh discusses a spiritual successor to a PC game, and Alan recommends a game for all PS4 owners. 
54 min
Ep 46:
This week on The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam discuss the River Valley Vanguard in Edmonton, the coaching staff for Calgary's Cavalry FC, Zlatan vs. Michael Bradley, and the Campeones Cup.
54 min
The Spy Who Loved Me: Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai
German Villegas of Modern Manhood talks about masculinity, identity and fatherhood with Edmonton's Poet Laureate and co-host of the upcoming Otherwise podcast, Ahmed Ali. We dare you to feel uninspired. 
47 min
On Highlevel Showdown, Michael, Elliott and Sharon take a look at Jason Kenney's recent visit to India, as well as Quebec's October 1st provincial election. On #TrumpWatch, they tackle tariffs, China and the American farmer.
50 min
On Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith is joined by author, audiobook narrator, puppeteer, and podcaster Mary Robinette Kowal. They discuss organizing, mental health for writers, puppetry injuries, and the legacy she hopes to leave.
56 min
Fresh off of Ryan's radio debut, Andy, Carl and Ryan are back to preview the Western Hockey League's Eastern conference on the latest episode of The 4th Line WHLCast
54 min
On Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel discuss Erik Karlsson's trade to the Sharks, restricted free agents like Josh Morrissey and Darnell Nurse returning to their teams, and much more!
51 min
On The 4th Line, Carl and Ben are joined by a collection of listeners as they do a fantasy hockey draft to demonstrate some of the things to look for heading into your own drafts.
49 min
On the week's first installment of the 2 and Out CFL Podcast, Brazilian Ty returns to help Travis Currah wrap up Week 14 in the CFL. 
51 min
The latest episode of Tight Ends has Vanda's hubby Frank joining her in comparing their career flops and fails to the NFL shenanigans over the weekend.
58 min
On the second installment of 2 and Out, Travis and Ty share their Week 15 previews: Als vs. Bombers, Riders vs. Argos, Esks vs. RedBlacks, and Ticats vs. Lions.
48 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

The Nice Approach
Also on the Tight Ends podcast, Vanda is joined by guest co-host Monique to talk NFL and explore some difficult topics such as September 11th and the reaction to Serena Williams's meltdown in the US Open Final. 
77 min
On the latest Future Chat, Nick and Mike share what they have learned from Flying Into Hail, an event hosted by the Alberta Hail Suppression Project, which uses cloud seeding to reduce hail damage in an area of Alberta’s Tornado Alley.
66 min
On the regular edition of The 4th Line, Carl and Joel discuss everything from Erik Karlsson's trade to Austin Watson's suspension to Henrik Zetterberg's retirement to NHLPA rumors. 
63 min
Nate and Adam take this week's episode of the Loyal Company of the River Valley to focus on the River Valley Vanguard, and the strongest supporter identity the city has ever seen. 
63 min
On City of Champions, Shane Fennessey is joined by Sam Lofstrand, a true "sneakerhead," to walk us through the basics of sneaker culture.
77 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

ATB Financial has launched a new podcast called Perch. It digs into the work done by ATB’s Economics and Research team. Join host Rob Roach as he talks with the experts, influencers and big thinkers who are shaping Alberta and tell the stories of what’s happening in our province’s economy. Three episodes are ready for you!
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The Nice Approach
On the latest episode of Back to School Again, Katrina Ingram talks with Gordon Holub about overcoming addiction and trying a new path at NorQuest College, where he not only found a career, but also reconnected to his Indigenous roots. Now he’s a Community Support Worker giving back to others who need help. 
28 min
The Well Endowed Podcast catches up with Shelly Tochluk, author of Witnessing Whiteness, to discuss how to talk about racism. Plus, Jim Noble shares his reasons behind creating the Family Hope Fund — an endowment fund set up to raise money for Edmonton's local health charities.
28 min
The Nice Approach
Every month, join host and ATB economist Nick Ford on We Are Alberta as he explores Alberta’s geography, its businesses, organizations, and its diverse and fascinating people — all viewed through an economic lens. Episode 1 looks at a cannabis company.
27 min
Don't miss the trailer for OtherWise, a variety podcast dedicated to empowering diverse communities living on Treaty 6 territory by sharing stories of our lived experiences. The launch party is on Sept. 28 — it's free and will be fun!
2 min
The Nice Approach
Canada’s original nonfiction festival hits Edmonton next month. Get ready for 11 days of outstanding workshops, panels, discussions, and conversations. from Oct. 11 to 21. Listen to our shows or check our newsletter for an offer code to get $5 off!
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Good news abounds at The Well Endowed Podcast

A lot of exciting things are happening over at The Well Endowed Podcast, so this seems like a good time to highlight our first affiliated podcast.

The Well Endowed Podcast is a production of the Edmonton Community Foundation, which acts as a bridge between donors and charities to help create a strong, vibrant community for generations to come. The foundation helps people create endowment funds (hence the podcast’s name), and the podcast tells the stories of donors and the community-building activities that their funds make possible.

We’re grateful to the foundation for its support of the network, and we’re so proud to have this excellent podcast affiliated with the network. We’re not alone in our admiration — The Well Endowed Podcast has been nominated for two Canadian Online Publishing Awards, in the business and consumer categories. (On the consumer side, it’s up against Let’s Find Out, one of our member podcasts and another community-focused show.) The awards are handed out on Nov. 14 in Toronto.

We’re blessed with more Well Endowed than ever before this month, as the team — made up of Elizabeth Bonkink, Andrew Paul and Lisa Pruden — is experimenting with a weekly schedule instead of a monthly one. So far this month, they’ve published Episode 25: ArtsCommon and Not-So-Common Arts and Episode 26: Investing in People (featuring an interview with Arlene Dickinson), and another is on its way. Be sure to subscribe in your podcatcher of choice so you don’t miss an episode. (Click on the image above for a 30-second teaser about the show.)

Finally, the Well Endowed team is looking for your input. Please take a few minutes to answer their listener survey to help guide future decisions about the podcast.

The Well Endowed Podcast paved the way for other affiliated podcasts created by sponsors, including We Are Alberta from ATB Financial; Back to School Again, created by Katrina Ingram in partnership with NorQuest College; and OtherWise, created under the auspices of the Ribbon Rouge Foundation with support from the Edmonton Heritage Council.

If your business or organization has a podcast or is thinking of starting one, we’d love to use the power of our network to draw attention to your work. Learn more about sponsorship, and get in touch at hello@albertapodcastnetwork.com.

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 41

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We’ve got the network debuts of Putting It Together and The 4th Line WHL Cast, plus audio goodness from all of our affiliated podcasts — We Are Alberta, The Well Endowed Podcast, Back to School Again and OtherWise. Besides that, you’ll get a big helping of politics, hockey, food, football, gaming, education, soccer, Bollywood, business and parenting.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

Disc Phone Future

On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan discuss their behind-the-scenes look at a new board game cafe, and a misunderstanding with Amazon Alexa. Plus, Josh suggests a Netflix comedy special, and Alan suggests a Roguelike Metroidvania game that is cute and fun! 
29 min
This week on Mess Hall Podcast, Avery Cochrane shares Part 2 of his chat with comedians Adam Newman and Nick Hoff. They get into rooster sauce, ethnic foods, guilty food pleasures, good-bad foods and good-bad restaurants. In case you missed it, listen to Part 1
27 min
Speaking Municipally is a weekly discussion on key stories in Edmonton politics. Troy and Mack pay attention to City Council so you don't have to! Join them as they delve into conversations about the context surrounding decisions made at City Hall. Episodes come out Friday afternoons.
20ish min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On the latest episode of Putting it Together, Kyle Marshall is joined by Karen Unland, president of the Alberta Podcast Network and co-host of That's a Thing?!, to dive into the details of the song Maria from West Side Story
32 min
Podcaster and educator Ramona Meharg joins Shane Lawrence on Ed to talk about her experiences in special education: the challenges, the rewards, and the incredible potential that ice cream has in all areas of education.
33 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

With the Western Hockey League season almost upon us, Andy, Carl and Ryan rev up the 4th Line WHL Cast to preview the Western conference and check in on the the Everett Silvertips, the Portland Winterhawks, the Tri-City Americans and the US vs. BC divisions. 
46 min
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On this week’s Hockey Feels, Rachel and Steven discuss Steve Yzerman stepping down as GM in Tampa, and the Max Pacioretty saga ending as the Habs’ former captain is traded to Vegas. Plus, rookie camps are underway, training camps start up this week, and much more!
49 min
Ep 46:
On The 4th Line, Carl and Joel tackle the Max Pacioretty trade from the Canadiens to the Knights, and Blake Wheeler's extension with the Winnipeg Jets. Plus, The Vancouver Canucks are in the Summer Hot Seat, and the guys start an all new game of "Carl Picks the Best GM in the League."
58 min
The Nice Approach
Highlevel Showdown starts off with Sharon, Michael and Elliott discussing NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, then moves into a discussion on Ontario's decision to invoke the notwithstanding clause. Plus, a new #TrumpWatch.
52 min
The Nice Approach
On Creative Block, Kyle is joined by designer, podcaster, convention organizer, and executive coach Ernest Barbaric. Together they discuss meaningful work, Swiss priests, podcast conferences, and building a robot army.
49 min
The Nice Approach
On Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam dig into the Ottawa Fury's decision to remain in the USL for 2019, and the commissioner's State of the League address. Then they turn their attention to the next Al Classico derby between Edmonton and Calgary.
57 min
On the 2 and Out CFL Podcast's latest episode, Andrew from the Eskimo Empire Podcast steps into Brazilian Ty's shoes to join Travis in predicting the outcomes of this weekend's games and sort out their fantasy football picks.
47 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

On For Kicks, Jessica and Katie discuss the friendly between the Canadian national women's team and Brazil. They also do a team-by-team analysis of the NWSL semi-finals, and look at the CONCACAF Women's Championship draw results and match dates.
73 min
This week on Bollywood is for Lovers, Erin and Matt bid adieu to the summer season with a trio of road films: Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and Piku. They also go rather deep — and we mean deep — into the question of what qualifies as a road movie.
84 min
The Nice Approach
On the 2 and Out CFL Podcast, Brazilian Ty completely cracks Travis Currah up with a discussion of his dietary habits. They also recap an amazing set of games from Week 13.
62 min
On The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam talk David Clanachan’s recent CPL State of the League, the Al Classico 2.0, Philadelphia Union's new mascot, and more!
 64 min
The Nice Approach
This week on the Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Chelsea sit down with Scott from Direct-Play, an Edmonton-based company based on celebrating all things gaming, whether it be digital or analog. 
69 min
The Nice Approach
On The Undad, Trent is joined by Owen Brierley to discuss growing up being legally deaf, lawnmower parents, and how everyone should have their own personal version of It's All Gone Pete Tong.
62 min
The Nice Approach
On the Daveberta Podcast, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman discuss the latest news in Alberta politics, including Premier Rachel Notley’s response to the quashing of approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
85 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

On the first episode of We Are Alberta by ATB Financial, economist Nick Ford tells the story of an Edmonton cannabis company called Token Naturals. Hear what Keenan Pascal and Cam O’Neil are doing differently, and learn how Alberta’s economy might evolve in light of this budding industry.
27 min
This week on The Well Endowed Podcast, we hear from Arlene Dickinson about her journey as an entrepreneur and investor, and from Amrita Mishra about what it means to be an audible minority. Plus, we find out how the MacEwan Social Innovation Institute is using the Vital Signs report to inspire social initiatives. 
41 min
In this introductory episode of OtherWise, an affiliated member of the network, Ahmed Ali and Keren Tang explain the who, what, where and why of the show. Follow this link to subscribe so that you don't miss an episode.
2 min
The Nice Approach
The latest episode of Back to School Again features Jessica Kelly, who is in her second hear towards earning her journeyman electrician papers, after trying almost everything else, including being a mermaid! 
34 min
Canada’s original nonfiction festival is back! Many of our podcasters have been telling you about this great upcoming event in Edmonton, featuring workshops, panels, discussions, and conversations with writers from Oct. 11 to 21, plus an Oct. 4 preview with Tanya Tagaq. Get your tickets today.
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‘We Are Alberta’ explores the economy

How to you talk about a province’s economy? Charts? Sure. White papers? That can work. But what if you explored it through the stories of people who are in the middle of it?

That’s what you get from We Are Alberta, a new podcast from ATB Financial and an affiliated podcast in the Alberta Podcast Network.

Economist Nick Ford is a big podcast fan, and his work takes him all over the province. He knew the stories were out there, and with the help of ATB’s crack communications team, he’s come up with a compelling way to share them.

Listen for yourself with Episode 1, which takes a look at the economic impact of cannabis legalization through the experience of the founders of Token Naturals, an Edmonton-based company aiming to sell cannabis-infused oils and drinks.

As you’ve heard many times on on our member podcasts, ATB listens. That’s how Nick and the team have surfaced the stories that We Are Alberta will tell, and the podcast will give you a chance to hear what they have heard.

ATB has made it possible for us to build this network, and we’re so happy to be able to harness our collective power to draw attention to this show. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!

Putting it Together joins the chorus

You know that feeling you get when you hear an idea that’s so good, you can hardly believe it doesn’t exist already? That’s the feeling we had when Kyle Marshall started talking about Putting It Together, his latest podcast and the newest member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB.

Putting It Together is a chronological look at the work of Stephen Sondheim, the great Broadway composer and lyricist. Each episode is an in-depth discussion of a song, starting at the beginning with West Side Story and continuing on through Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Assassins and so much more.

Kyle loves Sondheim, and he repeatedly went looking for the podcast that could scratch his itch. But he couldn’t find one. So he made it.

Sondheim-mania is strong at APN HQ, and we’re big fans of Kyle, too. He has two other podcasts in the network — Assumptions, an exploration of religion and friendship with Daniel Melvill Jones, and Creative Block, featuring conversations with artists and entrepreneurs at Media Lab YYC. It’s a thrill to complete the trifecta with Putting It Together.

The podcast launched last week with three fascinating episodes, and continues its journey through West Side Story this week with a discussion of “Maria.” (You may recognize the guest.) Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a note!

OtherWise amplifies valuable voices

It’s a beautiful thing to see a great idea take flight. We’re fortunate to have had that experience this summer with the development of OtherWise, the latest show to become an affiliate on the Alberta Podcast Network.

A collective of brilliant young Edmontonians — Keren Tang, Jenna Mulji, Maegan Robinson-Anagor, Ahmed “Knowmadic” Ali, and Moréniké Ọláòșebìkan — got together to harness the power of podcasting to foster cross-cultural communication. The show they came up with is OtherWise, "a variety podcast dedicated to empowering diverse communities living on Treaty 6 territory by sharing stories of our lived experiences."

With the support of Moréniké’s Ribbon Rouge Foundation, the group was able to receive funding from the Edmonton Heritage Council to accelerate their efforts. And now we are on the cusp of being able to hear the fruits of their efforts. 

As you’ll hear in the trailer, OtherWise will be “a means for people to listen to each other, deeply.” That’s a path to understanding Edmonton better, which is something we’re proud to get behind.

OtherWise will spend its first few months as an affiliated podcast so that we can use the full power of our network to help build its following right out of the gate. After that, it will transition to being a member of the network, receiving the same monetary and promotional backing that we are able to offer all of our member podcasts, thanks to the support of our founding sponsor, ATB Financial.

We’re looking forward to celebrating the launch of this wonderful new podcast on Sept. 28. There will be food, music, spoken-word poetry, art and storytelling, and you’ll get to meet the people who have worked so hard to make this show a reality. It’s free — just register here

We hope you can join us at the party! In the meantime, follow OtherWise on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. 

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 40

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If you've been missing That's So Maven, Girl Tries Life has your fix with an interview with Andrea Beça. And if you can't get enough of Adam Kostanuick from The Young Gaffers, you can also hear him on Creative Block.

Besides those crossovers, you can also hear a series finale and a season launch; chatter about weird hockey and all three kinds of football; a parental fantasia and a meme explanation; political rants and back-to-school musings; thoughts on strengthening bodies and rejuvenating hotels; Big Mac memories and fine dining fun; plus spoilers, sex ed and Star Wars.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

Mexico City, 1969
This week we welcome Speaking Municipally to the APN roster, and listen as Troy Pavlek and Mack Male fill us in on Edmonton City Council plans. This episode: Playgrounds, the Fringe, the LRT, the Accidental Beach and plans for Whyte.
22 min
The Nice Approach
On this mini episode of The Undad Podcast, Trent Wilkie gives us a peek into his everyday life with an implant that connects to a wizard class synthetic user interface. It's like 'Alexa' that only he can hear. It's for science. Everything is fine.
22 min
Season 4, Episode 9
The long-running serial on Makeshift Stories by Alan V. Hare reaches its final chapter. Our heroes are faced with the choice to change history or live with the consequences of their past actions
16 min
133. Ceres Chapter 12 - Message Received
Programs runneth over the desk at I Don't Get It headquarters. Paul Blinov and Fawnda Mithrush give us a preview of the performances and IDGI season to come. 
25 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan share a new update to the Master Chief collection, a thank-you to a listener and a site update. Plus, Alan recommends a cute indie game, and Josh has a free boardgame app to check out. 
35 min
Todd Nesloney - Asking Crazy Questions
Modern Manhood host German Villegas interviews Brianna Rader from Juicebox, an app that offers a non-judgmental, anonymous way to ask questions about sex, dating and relationships and get real informed answers.
40 min
Check-in 24 - Resolutions & Babies
Brandon Schatz joins Gregg Beever, Colin MacIntyre and Scott C. Bourgeois on I Have Some Notes to chat about The Meg, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Hudson Hawk, favourite "bad" films, comics that deserve movies, and much more!
37 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel discuss the NHL rookie and veteran camps coming up, Nate Schmidt's 20-game suspension and more! 
43 min
On City of Champions, Shane Fenessey talks about all things with Chris Liddle, a personal trainer who is about to launch his podcast, The Lifestyle Chase. 
53 min
This week's episode of Mess Hall has Avery Cochrane in conversation with comedians Adam Newman and Nick Hoff. They discuss wings, sauces, cooking shows, chain recipes and homemade Big Macs. 
30 min
On A Branded World, Luiza Campos talks with Christina Zeidler, developer and president of Toronto's Gladstone Hotel, about how she managed to build a brand that is so much more than the services it offers.
40 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

A listener question about memes prompts Karen and Elizabeth of That's a Thing?! to bring in brother Jon to explain the dank, deep-fried, spicy and wholesome bits of internet culture whose meaning might elude you.
48 min
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This week on Ed, Shane welcomes Levent Erdogan, a teacher of physical education, music, and film to dicuss project-based learning and how to approach the complexity of designing authentic, long-term tasks.
50 min
Ep 46:
One month away from the start of the NHL season, Carl and Joel are back on the The 4th Line to explore some of the weirder NHL rules, Noah Hanifin's extension, Nate Schmidt's suspension, and the Philadelphia Flyers.
56 min
The Spy Who Loved Me: Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai
On Assumptions, Daniel and Kyle offer Part 1 of a two-part discussion of everything they've learned this season about the topics of sex, family, and romance. Plus, what they want to clarify, and what they want to explore further. 
51 min
For this special check-in episode of Ed, Shane is joined by fellow podcasters Ramona Meharg of I Wish I Knew EDU and Leanne Hanson of EDUNauts to unpack the question of what school actually is. 
57 min
The latest episode of Creative Block has Kyle chatting with Adam Kostanuick of The Young Gaffers podcast about how he found his way to Alberta, and how, through his love of soccer, he eventually discovered podcasting.
53 min
Raves and Rants
Vanda is joined on Tight Ends by occasional guest co-host and always husband Frank to discuss final cuts and what games they will be watching for the first weekend of NFL. 
60 min
On Repodcasting’s 10th episode, Janet and Lucia  tackle two specific roles from the Star Wars Universe: Anakin Skywalker, and Han Solo from Solo: A Star Wars Story. 
59 min
Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty tee up Week 13 on the 2 and Out CFL Podcast with Ottawa vs. BC, Hamilton vs. Toronto, Saskatchewan vs. Winnipeg,  and Calgary vs. Edmonton. 
47 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

The Calgary Stallions
In the Tomato Radio Season 2 premiere, Mary Bailey and Amanda LeNeve chat with Daniel Costa, the man behind Corso 32, Bar Bricco and Uccelino in Edmonton.
64 min
The Best of 2017
On the latest from Desktop, Mike and Rob come back from their summer break to talk about the pros and cons of spoilers. They also share their thoughts on the 2016 film Arrival.
110 min
Season 4 Episode 9
Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty recap an eventful Labour Day Weekend in the CFL on the 2 and Out CFL Podcast. We also learn about Travis's escape from a sheep, and hear a little Shakespeare.
61 min
On The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam talk Watford and Leicester City, Ottawa Fury FC, Wayne Rooney and the fate of DC United, and John Herdman's prediction for Canada against USVI. 
64 min
On Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam dive into the FC Edmonton Academy's championship, the possibility of Al Classico 2, the new Foot Soldiers logo, and the Ottawa Fury situation.
61 min
This week on Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith is joined by filmmaker, storyteller, and femme in business Andrea Beça. They discuss why she hates the term "hustle," what it means to be multipassionate, and more.
66 min
In a multi-rant episode of Highlevel Showdown, Elliott, Sharon and Michael on the politics of the Trans Mountain Pipeline decision for Notley and Trudeau, trade wars with the U.S., and that NYT op-ed about Trump.
66 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

The Well Endowed Podcast is going weekly! The latest episode fills us in on the Edmonton Community Development Company and its plans for the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood. Plus, we hear from Nadir Bellahmer about Nuit Blanche, the all-night art party in downtown Edmonton.
33 min
ATB Financial, our founding sponsor, also sponsored Symphony Under the Sky in Edmonton last weekend. Learn more about this showcase of orchestral music in the great outdoors in this video. And learn more about how ATB listens at atb.com/listens.
1.5 min
LitFest brings nonfiction to life every October in Edmonton. Check out some of the featured presentations and get a sneak preview of a couple of the authors, courtesy of Modern Manhood. Check our newsletter or selected podcasts for an offer code to get a deal on tickets!
In Episode 1 of Back to School Again, Katrina Ingram explains why she left media to pursue her master’s degree, and Jane Duffy and Kaly Vittala share their experiences in the MACT program at the U of A.
In Episode 2, hear Cary Williams, a Certified Financial Planner who is about to complete a close-to-a-decade-long journey to achieve his Chartered Investment Manager designation.
Before Jessica Kelly decided to become an electrician, she had tried almost everything. Now, she’s in her 2nd year towards earning her journeyman papers. Learn more in Episode 3.
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The 4th Line WHL Cast joins the team

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There's been a flurry of activity over here, but what can we say? That's what happens in September as we shake off our summer slumbers and get ready for everything that starts again, including hockey season.

Why mention hockey season? Because we've bolstered our bench with The 4th Line WHL Cast, a close look at what's going on in the Western Hockey League, hosted by Carl Landra, Andy Eide and Ryan Pike. 

This is a spinoff of The 4th Line, one of our original Calgary-based podcasts, hosted by the ever-professional Carl and the always wonderful Joel Schnell. Carl's cohosts on the WHL Cast are no slouches either. Andy covers hockey for ESPN radio in Seattle, and Ryan writes for FlamesNation in Calgary. 

The WHL Cast resumes next week after a summer break. It joins Hockey Feels among our puck-oriented podcasts, along with a number of top-notch sports shows about soccer and football, which you can find at albertapodcastnetwork.com

Many thanks to our founding sponsor, ATB, for making it possible for us to continue to build the network. Hockey is important to ATB, too.

Speaking Municipally takes root

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We've got another new member to tell you about! The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, welcomes Speaking Municipally into the fold.

This podcast, hosted by Troy Pavlek and Mack Male, pays close attention to what Edmonton's city council is up to. Every week, they have a conversation about the context around various municipal decisions.

Troy has a longstanding interest in civic politics, as a citizen, as a community league president, and even as a candidate. He and Nate Bryant also made Edmonton City Council: The Anime Opening, which is truly a wonder to behold. 

Mack is Edmonton's preeminent blogger on civic affairs, one of the city's original podcasters, and a deeply involved citizen. He is also the driving force behind Taproot Edmonton, which he co-founded with Alberta Podcast Network founder Karen Unland in 2016 as a source of curiosity-based coverage of the city, cultivated by the community. 

Speaking Municipally is a part of Taproot's coverage of civic affairs. The City Council Roundup provides a comprehensive summary of the latest discussions, reports, decisions and other updates. The podcast gives Troy and Mack the opportunity to analyze the decisions and express their well-considered opinions.

APN and Taproot are both efforts to build new and sustainable forms of local media as the mainstream shrinks, and it's exciting to have an opportunity to work together in this way. This follows an interesting collaboration between Let's Find Out and Taproot, which brought two episodes (25 and 26) funded by Taproot and reported by Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, based on questions posed by Taproot members.

Speaking Municipally is also an excellent addition to our other politics podcasts: Highlevel Showdown, The Broadcast, and The Daveberta Podcast. Catch it every Friday — subscribe in your podcatcher of choice so you don't miss an episode.

True story — LitFest is on its way

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We're big fans of nonfiction here at the Alberta Podcast Network — almost all of our shows are about real things happening in the world. So we're excited to spread the word about LitFest, Canada's original nonfiction festival, which runs from Oct. 11 to 21 in Edmonton.

Among the highlights are of this year's festival are:

As a bit of a preview, LitFest is also bringing in Tanya Tagaq — musician, artist and author of Split Tooth — on Oct. 4.

That's just a tiny sample of the dozens of events planned for the week, featuring writers from across Canada and beyond, as well as a number of local authors, all sharing true stories and big ideas about culture, food, science, politics, and more.

Tickets are on sale now. Early-bird passes are on sale for $99 until Sept. 10 ($129 after that), and four-packs and individual tickets are available as well. And there are free events at CBC Centre Stage throughout the festival.

For a sample of what you'll hear, check out these Modern Manhood episodes featuring LitFest speakers:

"Boys to Men" with Rachel Giese (She speaks Oct. 13 and Oct. 15.)

LitFest joins our founding sponsor, ATB Financial, and our other sponsors — the Edmonton Community Foundation and Back to School Again, presented by NorQuest College — in making it possible for us to bring Alberta-made podcasts to your ears. 

Subscribe to the Alberta Podcast Network newsletter for a promo code to take $5 off your first LitFest purchase.

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 39

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This week sees the network debut of PopCycle, the return of Highlevel Showdown after a summer break, an UnDad/I Have Some Notes crossover, plus political shenanigans, the imminent return of hockey, the CFL's commissioner, the history of a beloved video game, an interesting Calgary publisher, a self-help challenge, a Bollywood horror series, fashion branding, sweet food memories, fantasy football and much more.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

The Nice Approach
After two and a half years, Andrea Beça bids farewell to That's So Maven, but not before sharing some of the biggest lessons she's learned along the way. We'll miss you Andrea! Best wishes for the future. 
12 min
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Answering a question from Susan Padget from Taproot Edmonton's Story Garden, Chris looks into how the proliferation of tall buildings in Edmonton is affecting training and planning by Edmonton Fire Rescue on Let's Find Out.
22 min
Girl Tries Life's Victoria Smith launches an EPIC 121-day challenge to help you put whatever goal you've put on the back burner into the forefront. Learn more in the podcast, then sign up for her newsletter to get the tips.
9 min
The Nice Approach
On Best Wrestling Podcast, Johnathan and Matt dive straight from the turnbuckle into discussing Summer Slam 2018, the AJ Styles/Samoa Joe feud, the future of Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns, and turning the page.
13 min
The Nice Approach
We have all experienced some form of rejection in our careers and businesses, and it can be tough to move through it. Join Collette and Matt on The Networkers Quest as they discuss five key points to overcoming rejection. 
24 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On the season finale of I Don't Get It,  Paul and Fawnda review what they've seen on stage this year, cover some of their Edmonton Fringe faves, critique the critics, and muse about the new era of arts coverage in the city.
32 min
On 2 and Out CFL Podcast, Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty talk to CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie about Maritime expansion, video games, perogies, and much more!
34 min
Also on 2 and Out CFL Podcast, Travis and Ty are joined by Quinn Smith, an offensive lineman for the Calgary Stampeders. He called in on the day he had hand surgery — talk about tough!
34 min
This week on the Mess Hall Podcast, Avery is joined by comedian Derek Sweet to talk homemade spice blends, fine dining, favorite desserts, great dining experiences in Calgary, and all kinds of meat.
39 min
On Ed, Shane welcomes Raymond Steinmetz, co-host of Instant Relevant Podcast, to share in his journey of becoming an educator, his insights about going 1:1, and the lessons he's learned from establishing a blended learning classroom.
42 min
In this episode of A Branded World, Luiza talks with Dr. Joseph Hancock, an international brand expert, about how fashion brands and others shape an identity to tell stories that attract and retain customers.
41 min
On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan discuss Heros of the Storm news and Amazon disappointments. Plus, a Netflix pick, and a blast from the past on the 3DS Virtual Console. 
44 min
This week on the Northern Nerdcast, Dan chats it up with Ian Benke of Stray Books, a publishing outfit based in Calgary and a home to creative, weird, and wonderful stories.
35 min
Natasha Burgess, chair of the Alberta LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, shares her journey with Creative Block's Kyle Marshall. It includes airplane mechanics, leadership skills, and the Sears catalogue.
37 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

Highlevel Showdown is back from summer holidays and Michael, Elliott and Sharon start us off with a look at the Alberta political landscape 10 months before Election 2019. Then, the party-starting adventures of Derek Fildebrandt and Maxime Bernier, and the latest on #Trumpwatch.
63 min
Finding home on the Playstation consoles, Yakuza is a gripping franchise that has its roots in the Japanese underworld. On Press Start to Join's "history" episode, Josh and Alan fill us in on this franchise and its focus on the dealings behind the scenes.
52 min
On The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam discuss the new Pacific FC head coach, Michael Silberbauer. Plus, they dig into Jorginho's feat against Newcastle United, and José Mourinho’s squad getting humbled.
57 min
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The UnDad's Trent Wilkie welcomes Scott C. Bourgeois of I Have Some Notes to discuss their respective adoptions, which body part to eat first if trapped on an island, and the best of kid lit.
64 min
Ep 46:
Netflix has released their latest Hindi project, the three-part horror series Ghoul, and Matt and Erin were so impressed they decided to record a quick supplemental episode of Bollywood is for Lovers to talk about it.
46 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel have all the major news for you, including Hayley Wickenheiser being hired in Toronto, new NHL third jerseys, and Rachel's own championship.
52 min
On The 4th Line Podcast, Carl and Joel discuss  Ryan Ellis's contract, David Pastrnak's deal and strategies for NHL 19. Plus, the New Jersey Devils sit on the "Summer Hot Seat."
54 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

This week, we welcome PopCycle with their network debut episode. Eric Newby and Christian Zyp draw a map from Fred Rogers to Meatloaf to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II and back to Mister Rogers again. How do they all connect? Well, you'll have to listen to find out.
67 min
On the Daveberta Podcast, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman discuss the upcoming Alberta NDP convention, the Freedom Conservative Party's prospects, and how both Jagmeet Singh and Maxime Bernier are hurting conservatives. Plus listener questions!
82 min
The Calgary Stallions
With the CPL announcing tryouts across the country, Nate and Adam take this week's Loyal Company of the River Valley to build their own FC Edmonton roster for 2019. 
68 min
The Best of 2017
On Tight Ends, Vanda is joined by her first listener, Lauren! Together they draft their fantasy team and also do their best Morgan Freeman impressions on Facebook Live.
70 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

More than 40 ATBers signed up for an ATB Build Day for Habitat for Humanity on Aug. 30. Learn more about the project and how it fits ATB's mission to make people's lives better.
The Nice Approach
The next episode of The Well Endowed Podcast, produced by Edmonton Community Foundation, will be up soon. Listen to this trailer for a sense of what it ofers.
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Check out the trailer for Back to School Again, a podcast for mid-life learners, generously supported by the team at NorQuest College. The season debuts after Labour Day.
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Back to School Again enrols with the network

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September is nigh, which means it's back-to-school season for many, and an unofficial new year for others who are ready for self-improvement and fresh starts. So the timing is perfect to announce our affiliation with Back to School Again, a new podcast that embodies that very spirit.

Back to School Again is the creation of Katrina Ingram, who finds herself once more a student while juggling a career transition, teaching and many other responsibilities. In the podcast, which launches Sept. 5, she'll discuss her decision to go back to school. She will also talk with other adults in similar circumstances to discover what motivates them and how they apply their life experience to this new challenge.

Listen to the trailer here.

Back to School Again is sponsored by NorQuest College, an institution dedicated to providing learning opportunities for all, and one of Edmonton's most important sources of post-secondary education for mid-life students. 

Thanks to NorQuest's generous support, we are able to use the power of our network to draw attention to Back to School Again. It joins the ranks of our other affiliated podcasts, such as The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation, and you'll be hearing about it on our member podcasts and our other channels.

Katrina was instrumental in the creation of the Alberta Podcast Network, and we're excited to help attract an audience to this show and its sponsor. We have more such affiliates coming on stream in the coming weeks, which is an important part of what we set out to do when we started in 2017. (If your business or organization is producing a podcast and you'd like help to reach local-loving listeners, get in touch.)

Check out Katrina's interview with CityTV's Scott Fralick, and Marty Forbes's take on Back to School Again. And be sure to subscribe to Back to School Again in your podcatcher of choice so you don't miss an episode.

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 38

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This week's roundup includes the network debut of Creative Block, plus indoor beaches, comics in the classroom and the cinema, adventures in parenting, stigma-busting around mental health, fantasy hockey and fantasy football, new fans and foreign correspondents in soccer, amiable dinner companions, wrestling controversies, B2B brilliance, and so much more.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

Season 4, Episode 9
On Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith shares her 2017 Pecha Kucha speech about attacking our preconceptions of anxiety and depression. 
14 min
133. Ceres Chapter 12 - Message Received
On The UnDad, Trent Wilkie resumes his chat with actor and writer Jana O'Connor. They discuss duty in all of its forms. ICYMI: Part 1.
29 min
Mexico City, 1969
Join Matt and Colette of The Networkers Quest as they discuss the importance of taking time to replenish and recharge.
11 min
The Nice Approach
On Best Wrestling Podcast, Matt is in the hot seat and Johnathan feeds him questions about the most talked-about topics in wrestling today. 
15 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

This week on A Branded World, Luiza Campos focuses on the importance of having a defined brand and shares three key steps to defining and bringing your brand to life.
40 min
Todd Nesloney - Asking Crazy Questions
These days, messaging is fast taking over the customer service world. On this episode of Frank Reactions, Tema Frank talks with Josh March about messaging vs. live chat.
41 min
Check-in 24 - Resolutions & Babies
On this episode of Modern Manhood, German talks with Matthew Hodges of r/MensLib about his foundations of masculinity, his father and his family. ICYMI: Part 1
42 min
This week's episode of the Mess Hall Podcast has Avery talking with comedian Shawn Gramiak about amiable dinner companions, the merits of slowing down, and rhubarb. 
44 min
2 and Out CFL Podcast has Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty teeing up Week 11 with Ticats vs. Esks, Als vs Argos, Stamps vs. Bombers, and Lions vs. Riders. 
44 min
On the pilot episode of The 4th Line Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Carl Landra and Ben Ferguson explore all things fantasy hockey starting with their fantasy hockey history.
51 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

On this episode of our newest member, Creative Block, Kyle Marshall chats with Matt Watterworth and Scott Westby, who met in dramatic fashion at SAIT and joined forces to create their own film production company.
56 min
On For Kicks, Jessica and Katie share lots of CANWNT news and updates. Plus, they dive into the U17 Women's World Cup, the Canadian EXCEL program, the start of the NCAA season and end of the Foothills WFC season.
55 min
On The Networkers Quest, Matt and Collette talk with Cierra Fischer, a financial broker passionate about training other aspiring entrepreneurs and offering them a holistic and educational approach to finances.
49 min
On this episode of Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam start with the Pacific FC coach announcement and then are joined by Len from Win Column Sports to discuss the sport and how the team is viewed in Edmonton.
46 min
This week, Shane is joined by returning Ed guest Eric Kallenborn to discuss his journey reviewing a graphic novel a day, the deeper magic of comics, tips for aspiring blogbers, and how to understand graphic novels.
49 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

Vanda hosts a busy Tight Ends episode this week and includes singing with her nephew Josh, football with her husband Frank, a half-time show with Katie Fipke from Between Friends, and a discussion with Elliot from Beach YYC about Calgary's first indoor beach. 
65 min
On the newly christened Blank Line edition of The 4th Line, Carl, Joel and Tiny Mike take a look at the NFL season ahead and whether fighting belongs in baseball. Plus, Mike posits a weird question that has them all wondering who they would bring back to life...as a baby?
63 min
Season 4 Episode 9
Press Start to Join has Josh and Alan covering the Smash Ultimate direct, discussing an intersection IMAX Marvel movie event, and sharing some podcast recommendations.
63 min
On I Have Some Notes, Gregg, Colin and Scott are joined by Brandon Schatz, co-owner of Variant Edition Comics & Culture, to fix DC's Justice League
74 min
Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty recap a big Week 10 on the 2 and Out CFL Podcast. Redblacks, Esks and Riders all win big while the Argos squeak out another close one. 
70 min
On Assumptions, Kyle and Daniel talk with Dr. Barry Danylak about his practices as a single, celibate Christian, and his understanding of the historical context of first century sexual ethics.
70 min
On this episode of Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith is joined by her bad-ass sister-in-law, Tara Scott, to talk about discovering her bisexuality, parenting values, and reviewing lesbian fiction.
65 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

Don't miss the August episode of The Well Endowed Podcast, the monthly show produced by the Edmonton Community Foundation. You'll hear about a FolkFest scholarship, a cultural program for young parents, and help for the companion animals of vulnerable Albertans.
Pride Week in Calgary kicks off this weekend! ATB proudly serves and supports its LGBTQ+ team members, customers and neighbours — and celebrates Pride festivals across the province. Read more here, and be sure to follow ATB on Instagram and Twitter for coverage.
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Creative Block joins the neighbourhood

The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, welcomes a new show from one of our longtime podcasters.

Creative Block is the creation of Kyle Marshall, co-host of Assumptions and owner of Media Lab YYC, a hub for digital creation in Calgary.

Creative Block features interviews with artists and entrepreneurs about where they came from, what they're doing now, and where they want to go. You can read the whole origin story on the Media Lab YYC blog. The first three episodes are available now, with many more to come.

(He's got another podcast in the works, too, which you can get a sneak preview of on his Instagram. Our Kyle is a most eclectic fellow.)

Kyle has been a great citizen of the network since he joined last year, and we're excited to provide a platform for his new show. It's an excellent addition to our business-oriented podcasts, all of which you can find on our home page.

To keep up with podcast-related events held at Media Lab YYC and elsewhere in the Alberta Podcast Network orbit, check our events page, or sign up for our newsletter so you never miss a thing.

  

 

 

 

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 37

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This week's roundup features many kinds of performance, whether it be on the Fringe stage, in the wrestling ring, in the band room, on the CFL sidelines, in the rodeo arena, on the hustings, in the marketing field, on the soccer pitch, at the office, on screen, in the back country or in the family room. Plus, a crossover episode between Bollywood is for Lovers and That's a Thing?!, and a very special episode of That's So Maven! 

30 MINUTES OR LESS

On the latest flight of fancy from Makeshift Stories, written by Alan V. Hare, a down-on-her-luck AI trainer, struggling to make ends meet, finds herself at the height of a medical crisis — and help comes from an unlikely source.
28 min
Join Collette and Matt on the Networker's Quest as they discuss how valuable entrepreneurial gains often stem from networking relationships and can lead to further opportunity. 
11 min
Best Wrestling Podcast continues its retrospective on Stone Cold Steve Austin, travelling back to the 2000–01 matches on Raw with Kurt Angle, smashing the DX Express on SmackDown, and a blood feud with Triple H. 
20 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

This week on The Mess Hall Podcast, Avery talks to comedian Brittany Lyseng. Their chat is filled with pizza, nachos, tacos and sour cream.
38 min
On Ed, Shane talks with band teacher Emily Langerholc about her unique use of pop music — but not in the way you might think. 
38 min
Trent Wilkie of The Undad talks parenting with theatre artist Jana O'Connor, covering antiquated idioms, how to butt in line at the dentist, and more.
37 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

On this episode of The Networkers Quest, Matt and Collette are on location at the Mtek Digital recording studio with David Papp, a tech pioneer specializing in cybersecurity, privacy, social media, technology management, and blockchain. 
50 min
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Brands face ever-increasing demands for transparency, authenticity and affinity. On A Branded World, Luiza talks with Chris Baeza, an expert in the fashion industry,  about what it takes to be successful, and why brands need to sweat the small stuff.
52 min
Ep 46:
On The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam examine the playoffs in the Canadian Premier League, sing Pink Floyd, discuss Art Bell’s contributions to alien conspiracy theory, and discover their Mad Max names.
54 min
The Spy Who Loved Me: Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai
The 2018 Edmonton International Fringe Festival is upon us. On this episode of I Don’t Get It, producer Andrew steps in front of the mic to chat with Fawnda and Paul about everything you ever wanted to know about Fringe reviews, including the scourge of star reviews. 
56 min
Andrea Beça hasn't been in the That's So Maven hot seat for over two years, and a lot has changed for her since then. So Karen Unland, past guest and founder of the Alberta Podcast Network, steps in to interview Andrea as a follow-up!
58 min
Bison have been brought back to Banff National Park, but will they stay there? On Blue in the Face, Chris Ursaki talks to Bill Hunt, resource conservation manager with Parks Canada, about the challenges and benefits of bringing bison back to that ecosystem. 
60 min
On the weekend preview episode of the 2 and Out CFL Podcast, Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty dive into Week 10 with the RedBlacks vs. Bombers, Lions vs. Argos, Als vs. Esks and Stamps vs. Riders.
46 min
This week on the Northern Nerdcast, Sam and Dan head out to Animethon, Edmonton's celebration of Japanese animation, to chat with some of the vendors about their experiences, and check out the Maid Cafe!
45 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

Season 4 Episode 9
After a week off, Carl and Joel are back on the The 4th Line to chat about American weddings, running with the bulls, barbecue adventures, NBC's NHL broadcast schedule, and a number of contract extensions.
63 min
On the 2 and Out CFL Podcast recap, Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty discuss the Saskatchewan Roughriders' decision to release Duron Carter, and recap the games from Week 9.
67 min
On the Loyal Company of the River Valley, Adam and Nate discuss FC Edmonton's proposed use of Clarke Stadium, and Steve Sandor's article questioning Canadian players' willingness to play in their home country. 
 61 min
On the Daveberta Podcast, guest hosts Erika Barootes, Janis Irwin and Natasha Soles chat with producer Adam Rozenhart about their experiences in provincial politics and where they see it heading in the near future. 
63 min
The Young Gaffers celebrate the 2018 USL PDL Champions, and Tommy Wheeldon Jr. provides his thoughts on the season that was. Plus Bradley Werner joins Jason and Adam to look ahead at the 2018-19 Premier League season.
90 min
On Bollywood is for Lovers, Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser welcome Elizabeth Spencer and Karen Unland of That’s A Thing?! to discuss Gippi and Secret Superstar, two films about teen girls and their moms. 
80 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

Edmonton's FolkFest is over for another year, but the legacy goes on with a special scholarship set up in memory of a man who made a big contribution. Hear all about it on the latest episode of the Edmonton Community Foundation's podcast.
33 min
Wellington Holbrook, chief transformation officer for ATB Financial, talked about the future of banking, including cryptocurrency and blockchain, on a recent Facebook Live. See the five key points he shared, and watch the replay of the entire conversation.
30 min
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Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 36

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We're back after a week off with another roundup of episodes from our member podcasts. This one sees the network debut of Repodcasting and some multi-part episodes on Stone Cold Steve Austin, workplace harassment and men's issues. Also, opera in the badlands, Mario Tennis Aces, lakeside food, movie canon, Jarome Iginla's farewell, Bollywood's bad boy, the business side of both art and conflict resolution, fantasy football, real-life soccer, home-schooling, creative hustling, and more.  

30 MINUTES OR LESS

On the latest instalment of the serial on Makeshift Stories, written by Alan V Hare, Johnson admits to Janva, in a desperate attempt to save Ceres, that he is the transmuted Triffel leader Amos, and proposes an alliance. 
16 min
Paul Blinov and Fawnda Mithrush made an eventful road trip to the Badlands Amphitheatre for the latest episode of I Don't Get It to catch Mercury Opera and Opera Classica Nuova’s co-production of Carmen.
16 min
Best Wrestling Podcast continues with its series on Stone Cold Steve Austin, focusing on 1998-99 with flipping off Mike Tyson, hijacking a Zamboni and beating up Vince McMahon. Listen to Part 1.
29 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On the Mess Hall Podcast, Avery sits down with Calgary comedian Daryl Makk for a lakeside chat about growing your own food, hunting, eating on the road, supporting local and feeling the love.
33 min
On the latest 2 and Out, Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty preview Week 9 in the CFL with the Esks vs. Lions, Ticats vs. Bombers, and Als vs. RedBlacks. And it's never too late to catch the week 8 recap!
44 min
On the Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Chelsea sit down with the awesome crew from Midgardia RPG to talk about their nerdy toys, and how their role-playing game came to be.
38 min
On The Networkers Quest, Matt and Collette chat with Mpower's Anna Mittal, a mediator, social worker and conflict coach who has found her joy by empowering clients to transform their lives from being stuck in conflict to learning how to communicate successfully.
36 min
Todd Nesloney - Asking Crazy Questions
On Part 2 of A Branded World's panel discussion, Luiza dives into how you should handle workplace harassment, what you are legally obligated to do, and what you can do to mitigate the potential damage to the brand. Listen to Part 1.
34 min
Check-in 24 - Resolutions & Babies
On the latest episode of Modern Manhood, German talks to Matthew Hodges, the founder of the MensLib subreddit. In Part 1, they discuss why he wanted to start MenLib, the values and foundations of that community, and his own personal experience with masculinity.
33 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

This week on the Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam discuss the Calgary Foothills FC competing for the USL PDL Championship, and Haligonians turning out to see the Atlantic Selects defeat Fortuna Düsseldorf’s U21 squad. 
46 min
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On Repodcasting's debut episode as a member of the network, Lucia and Janet are joined by special guest Tony from FlicksXRayed to help them recast the 2014 Ben Affleck/Rosamund Pike/Neil Patrick Harris book-to-film adaptation of Gone Girl
49 min
Ep 46:
On this special summertime Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel discuss her adventure to a hockey camp in Montreal, Jarome Iginla officially hanging them up, women’s hockey news, summer hockey tournaments and more!
58 min
The Spy Who Loved Me: Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai
On this episode of Ed, Shane talks with Tatiana Adurias about her journey of schooling her six kids herself. They discuss dispelling stereotypes often associated with homeschooling. 
44 min
There is some rampant nerdery on The Undad as Darren Pleavin and Trent Wilkie talk horror movies, horror feelings, invisible motorcycles, family horror, and some scary stuff that left them holding each other, cerebrally. 
48 min
On Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith is joined by Calgary artist Melissa McKinnon to talk about how she got started, art school advice, the business side, and what happens when your work is knocked off.
60 min
Evan Adnams joins Scott and Gregg on the latest episode of I Have Some Notes to ponder whether canon really matters and how it affects our enjoyment of a film.
66 min
In this bonus episode of Assumptions, Kyle interviews Rabbi Seth Goldstein to learn a liberal Jewish perspective on relationships, spiritual values, and sexuality.
58 min
On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan discuss Mario Tennis Aces and Patreon doing some shady business, plus Josh recommends a VR game and Alan suggests a TV show. 
48 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

On City of Champions, Shane Fennessey talks with filmmaker Adam Scorgie and fills us in on his ability to find improbable solutions to impossible situations.
76 min
With Sanjay Dutt's biopic in theatres, Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser discuss the Bollywood bad boy’s life and work on the latest episode of Bollywood is for Lovers. 
66 min
Carl and Joel of The 4th Line podcast are back to talk Jarome Iginla's retirement from the NHL and Tom Wilson's contract renewal with the Capitals. Then the Detroit Red Wings hop on the Summer Hot Seat.
64 min
This week on Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam start off with thoughts on the Forge FC and Pacific FC, and then take a look at Jim Brennan being named as the York 9 head coach. 
66 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

On The Well Endowed Podcast, we hear about a scholarship in memory of Don Snider to help Edmonton FolkFest volunteers. We also hear about the Terra Centre's efforts to integrate Indigenous cultural learning into its support for young parents, and the Alberta Helping Animals Society's work to provide care for the companion animals of vulnerable Edmontonians. 
33 min
Follow #ATBgoldenticket to find Fringe ‘O’ Saurus Rex for your chance to win a golden 2019 Fringe experience: 100 Fringe show tickets, VIP parking, and more! (Click the image above for details on how to enter.) The Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival is one of the city's biggest summer festivals, and ATB Financial is the Fringe's biggest fan.
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Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 35

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This week's roundup features epic crossovers between Ed and I Don't Get It, and between Tight Ends and Hockey Feels, plus the roundup debut of 2 and Out, and plenty of worthy episodes about theatre, soccer, Halo, marketing, wrestling, food, masculinity, history, sex, Trek, mental health and politics.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

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On I Don't Get It, Paul and Fawnda take in Teatro la Quindicina’s The Importance of Being Earnest, and Tiny Bear Jaws’ Miss Katelyn’s Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable. Also, the end of VUE's free event listings.
25 min
The Nice Approach
On The UnDad, Trent Wilkie welcomes friend, comedian and retired teacher Ken Valgardson to engage in a discussion about comedy, teaching, parenting, and child bowels. It truly is a magical time to be alive.
21 min
This week's first instalment of the Best Wrestling Podcast has Johnathan and Matt discussing Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy, how "PG" shouldn't be used as a crutch, and the WWE Title scene as SummerSlam approaches.
23 min
On the Networker's Quest, Matt and Collette share some of their own tips on organizational strategies, communication, and the overall mindset needed to work effectively as a team player within a business partnership with your life partner.
29 min
The second instalment of the Best Wrestling Podcast sees Johnathan and Matt answering questions asked by you, the listeners. They discuss the underrated, the overrated, who they wish had a world title run, and much more. 
23 min 
Season 4, Episode 9
Luiza Campos draws on her experience helping General Electric get traction in Mexico on the latest episode of A Branded World. As she says, it's vital to understand the market you're entering.
25 min
133. Ceres Chapter 12 - Message Received
In a quick check in with the Northern Nerdcast, Dan Shessel gives a quick rundown of upcoming events that you won't want to miss! Plus, how to get sneak peek at their upcoming episode.
6 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On Part 2 of Press Start to Join's Halo history episode, Josh and Alan cover what 343 did when they took the reins of the franchise, plus a little surprise awaits at the end. 
33 min
On a special episode from Press Start to Join, friend of the show Mike, a successful cosplayer who goes by the name Foam Forge Cosplay, shares his perspective on Halo’s influence. 
37 min
This episode of Modern Manhood has German Villegas and guest Tim Wenger tackling important questions like, "What does it mean to be a man?" and "What are the words you think of when you hear the word ‘masculinity?’"
42 min
Todd Nesloney - Asking Crazy Questions
Krystal Anderson is a holistic health-care professional and owner of Little Bird Holistics in Edmonton. She joins Matt and Collette on The Networkers Quest to share her inspiring story.
39 min
Check-in 24 - Resolutions & Babies
This week on the Mess Hall Podcast, Avery is joined by Australian comedian Marcus Ryan to chat Latin-American food, Australian food myths, pizza going too far, and the potential joys of food while travelling. Plus, Vegemite!
38 min
On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan discuss how the platform you play your games on is linked to your experience, and modders spellchecking code. Plus, graphic novel recommendations.
37 min
In a first-ever cross-over episode for Ed, host Shane Lawrence is joined by the host of I Don't Get It, Fawnda Mithrush, to chat with Gerry Morita and Jody Vanderkerkhove of Mile Zero Dance. 
36 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

In this bonus episode of Assumptions, Kyle and Daniel interview their friend Lish Veldhuijzen to get her perspectives on sexuality, identity, being single, friendships and sex.
46 min
The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #164 - The Bigger and Better 2018 - The 4th Line Podcast
On Let's Find Out, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips dives into how Edmonton came to be known as a prairie city, and how figuring it out challenged his ideas about the land we live on. 
47 min
Ep 46:
Carl and Joel are back on the 4th Line Podcast to discuss the collection of extensions handed out this offseason, the Ducks bringing back their old logo, and the Summer Hot Seat. 
56 min
This week on The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam talk the Canadian Premier League unveiling Vancouver Island’s Pacific FC, the Calgary Foothills FC, and the need for Canada’s player development pathway to expand beyond our borders.
59 min
On Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith is joined by world-traveler, Instagrammer, and intuitive eater Jen Rawson to discuss her year of epic travel adventures with her husband.
51 min
Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty get you set for Week 7 of the Canadian Football League on the latest 2 and Out. Hear their predictions and fantasy football picks for this weekend's games. And it's not too late to catch up on the recap of last weekend.
46 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

Season 4 Episode 9
On I Have Some Notes, Gregg Beever and Scott Bourgeois are joined by Evan Adnams to share notes for one of the more questionable Trek films. The Next Generation films in particular form a quartet of mediocrity that partially inspired the creation of this very movie-fixing podcast!
68 min
On That's So Maven, Andrea Beça sits down with Blake Loates, photographer and mental health advocate, to talk about speaking up about mental illness and stepping away from solo entrepreneurship, struggling with collaboration, and more. 
72 min
On the Daveberta podcast, Dave and Ryan discuss Derek Fildebrandt‘s Freedom Conservative Party, Rachel Notley‘s role at the Council of the Federation meeting, Greyhound withdrawing from western Canada, and the mailbag. 
82 min
The Calgary Stallions
Loyal Company of the River Valley has Part 2 of Nate and Adam's discussion with the fan roundtable about the experience of the FC Edmonton launch. A keg was involved.
75 min
The Best of 2017
Vanda of Tight Ends is thrilled to welcome Steven Schapansky from the Hockey Feels podcast to chat ESPYs and NHL vs NFL, plus, what their respective leagues’ seasons may bring this winter. 
73 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

In addition to the Edmonton Community Foundation's Well Endowed Podcast, we'd also like to draw your attention to the ECF's excellent blog. Check out this recent post from the Edmonton Shift Lab's Ashley Dryburgh on how to begin to move the needle on the complex problem of racism.

Lunch with a Side of Opera

At ATB Financial, The Branch for Arts + Culture in Calgary teamed up with Cowtown Opera for a series of lunchtime concerts. Watch as two singers go head-to-head in an epic sing-off! And be sure to follow @atbfinancial on Twitter for more video vignettes from around the province.
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Don't miss a thing

The roundup is taking a break next week, but we'll return to highlighting recent episodes from our member podcasts after the August long weekend. You can always explore our member podcasts by visiting our newly reorganized home page at albertapodcastnetwork.com.

The weekly newsletter will take a break, too, but we'll be back at it in August, so make sure you subscribe. Besides sharing updates on our network and the Alberta podcast scene, we'll also be sharing offer codes for exciting events and other valuable goodies in the coming weeks. 

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 34

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This week’s crop of episodes brings us heroic parenting, a woman on a mission, Sacred Games, an observant dog, World Cup dreams, beers and buds, Hulk Hogan, cinematic marketing, burlesque-tinged opera, educational coding, AI, emergency alerts, Dragon Ball Super and more. 

Also, we added another two podcasts to the network. Learn more about PopCycle and the 2 and Out CFL Podcast!

30 MINUTES OR LESS

On the latest instalment of Makeshift Stories, written by Alan V. Hare, Lee and Garry, online nemeses, reluctantly agree to take a trip to the edge of their world to prove who is right. Is there something beyond the boundary or not? 
29 min
Stories are how we make sense of the world and how we make decisions. We look for stories that tell us which product is the closest to who we are and who we want to be. On this week's A Branded World, Luiza asks, "So, what is your story?"
18 min
On Girl Tries Life, Victoria lets us in on how choosing your mind frame can help you to decrease stress, boost happiness and boost productivity.
14 min
On this week's first instalment of the Best Wrestling Podcast, Johnathan and Matt discuss the individual sagas that two promo powerhouses went through. 
18 min
Alex and Trisha share Part 2 of The Broadcast's interview with former cabinet minister Stephanie McLean, the first MLA to give birth while in office. 
24 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan talk Dragon Ball Super's movie announcement and which game franchises let you down, plus Alan suggests a book trilogy and Josh recommends a new Netflix series.
42 min
Todd Nesloney - Asking Crazy Questions
This week on I Don't Get It, Fawnda takes Colleen Feehan and Laura Raboud to see the Dora Award-winning burlesque spectacle of Canadian Opera Company’s Orphée at the Banff Centre.
40 min
Check-in 24 - Resolutions & Babies
On this episode of EPIC Podcast, Dr. Josh Bezanson and Grayson Cockett ask public alerting expert Tim Trytten all about the Canadian Wireless Public Alerting Capability. What is it? How does it work?
33 min
This week on Ed, Shane talks with Brian Aspinall about why coding is an important skill and why it's not necessarily the coding itself that's the most important thing being learned.
38 min
On the Mess Hall Podcast, Avery connects with Christina Owczarek at Railyard Brewing to discuss great craft beer and food pairings, and the Railyard's new curated charcuterie programme.
42 min
Beer Guy's son (and Mary's nephew) Will Bailey joins Mary and Amanda for the first season final episode of Tomato Radio to talk beer, plus summer food events to add to our calendars.
44 min
On the follow up episode of the Best Wrestling Podcast, Johnathan and Matt dive into Hulk Hogan and the Hall of Fame, their thoughts on Extreme Rules, plus Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar.
31 min
AI won't solve all of a marketer's problems, but it will upend how we do marketing in the next few years. On Frank Reactions, Jim Sterne tells Tema Frank what marketers need to know about AI right now.
36 min

45 MINUTES OR MORE

On the Networker's Quest, Matt and Collette talk with Emma Donnelly, an entrepreneur and marketing professional passionate about living her best life and showing others how to do the same.
50 min
On the newest episode of The UnDad, Trent Wilkie shares a rousing conversation with Elena Porter about being an actor and parent, the great Arlington Apartment fire of 2005, murder, and buying a horse.  
60 min
On Loyal Company of the River Valley Nate, Adam and returning guests from the January roundtable discuss the YEG4CPL movement and what it meant for everyone.
57 min
The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #164 - The Bigger and Better 2018 - The 4th Line Podcast
In an all new Blank Line Podcast, Carl, Joel and Mike endeavour to determine the new name for their 4th Line extra, and they discuss fan favourites who became hated before they'd even left town.
56 min
Ep 46:
This week on The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam share their takeaways from World Cup 2018, and look ahead to John Herdman’s blueprint for Team Canada in Qatar 2022.
59 min
With Netflix’s first original Indian series, Sacred Games, Matt and Erin sneak in a quick supplemental Bollywood is for Lovers episode to discuss the first season of the highly anticipated adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel.
59 min
On City of Champions, Shane talks with Bean Gill, co-founder and executive director of ReYu Paralysis Recovery Centre, about how she became paraplegic and how she pushes forward every day on her mission to leave a legacy of helping others. 
68 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

The latest episode of the Edmonton Community Foundation's podcast features three stories connected to the North Saskatchewan River. Check it out, and don't forget to subscribe.
Learn how ATB Financial made it possible for a visually impaired team member to try out a new technology to give her vision a boost while she's carrying out her duties in the Client Care Centre. 
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Let's get together

On our constantly updated events page, you'll see several opportunities to meet Alberta Podcast Network members and many other cool people.

One such event is Creative Mornings Edmonton, coming up on July 27. It features poet laureate Ahmed Knowmadic, who also happens to be working on a podcast project that we're excited to share with you in September!