Alberta Business Spotlight: Buttercream Clothing

 Candice Munro, founder of Buttercream Clothing, speaks to Karen Unland of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre in Calgary on Sept. 12, 2018.

Candice Munro, founder of Buttercream Clothing, speaks to Karen Unland of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre in Calgary on Sept. 12, 2018.

Candice Munro started her business by sewing aprons at her kitchen table in Kelowna. It quickly evolved into Buttercream Clothing, a full-fledged company with a warehouse in Calgary and a growing customer base that loves buying and wearing her clothes and accessories, ethically made in Canada.

There’s something about buttercream that tastes like more, and Munro has found that Buttercream’s fans can’t get enough of her wares, either. Some were so excited to support her company that they helped raise $25,000 in less than 24 hours through ATB LendR.

Hear more about that successful campaign and what it has allowed Buttercream to achieve; how Candice and her husband juggle entrepreneurship while raising four children; and Buttercream’s contribution to the revival of a local garment industry:

Check out the new fall line at buttercreamclothing.com. You can also find the company on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

If crowdlending could help your business, or you’re looking to lend some money to a promising Alberta-based business, be sure to check out ATB LendR.  

October is Small Business Month, which is why we’re shining a light on some small businesses that our founding sponsor, ATB Financial, has helped out. Watch for more Alberta Business Spotlights in the coming weeks.

Photo by Kevin Espenido of ATB. Podcast music is "His Last Share Of The Stars" by Doctor Turtle, courtesy of freemusicarchive.org.

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 45

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This week’s roundup features the network debut of Emily Missed Out and a beautiful tribute from Not There Yet. You’ll also hear dance talk; sound advice on business, education and life; stories of dogs in space and on stage; a YouTube dissection; a whole lot of hockey, football and soccer; political punditry at home and abroad; plus Sondheim’s heart, Donnie Darko’s references, and a Bollywood classic.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

On Not There Yet, Terence C. Gannon shares the beautiful eulogy he wrote for his father, a man for whom no road trip was too long. Hear his moving tribute and appreciate a life well lived.
22 min
The Nice Approach
On I Don't Get It, Fawnda and Paul discuss Bangalore’s Attakkalari Dance Company, Play The Fool, and the new Royal Alberta Museum's opening day. 
26 min
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This week on Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith delves into strategies to manage the overwhelm in your life, whether personal, professional or political.
18 min
The Nice Approach
On Ed, Shane Lawrence talks with social studies teacher Catarina Rylance about her teaching strategies and the importance of sharing our imperfect selves with others.
30 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

This week on Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan talk about Kraft Dinner-based meal ideas and Google's attempt to make Chrome the next game platform. Plus, Josh has a YouTube recommendation, and Alan suggests a trilogy.
39 min
Todd Nesloney - Asking Crazy Questions
OnA Branded World, Luiza Campos has an interview with Brian Linton of United by Blue, an apparel company that removes a pound of waste from the ocean and waterways for every product it sells.
42 min
Check-in 24 - Resolutions & Babies
Kyle Marshall welcomes Bruna Mebs to the latest episode of Creative Block to share her path to making a career out of her creativity. In this conversation you will hear about family journals, starting a brand, and costume design.
38 min
This week on Mess Hall, Avery welcomes actor, comedian, producer and foodie Mark Christopher Lawrence to discuss a variety of foods, from white chili and mom's cooking, to homemade condiments and unique dishes.
32 min
The Nice Approach
On The UnDad, Trent Wilkie speaks with Ainsley Hillyard and Jezebel about their new sci-fi show, sharing the stage, pooping on the stage, and the deep and tangible love that people have for their pets.
40 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel dig into the new NHL season with a surprising Carolina Huricanes team, a dismal Flyers home opener, and an Oilers team that has barely played .
49 min
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That's a Thing?! host Elizabeth explains the drama-soaked world of YouTube and the debacle known as Tanacon to her mom, Karen. Part 1 of 2, with a special guest appearance by Kyle Marshall.
48 min
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On a Thanksgiving 4th Line Podcast episode, Carl and Joel dive into the events of the first week of the hockey season and talk the Leafs, injuries, contracts, and Tom Wilson's suspension.
59 min
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This week, Kyle invites filmmaker, musician, and actor William White on Putting it Together to discuss "One Hand, One Heart" from West Side Story. They discuss Sondheim's unease with the music preceding the words.
53 min
On Highlevel Showdown Michael, Sharon, and Elliott dive into consultation practices with Indigenous peoples in Canada. Plus, the New Brunswick election aftermath, international dictatorships, and the U.S. midterm election.
59 min
In the network debut of Emily Missed Out, Breanne introduces Emily to the strange, confusing world of Donnie Darko. You'll hear about time travel, strange rabbits, Sims references, and more!
46 min
On 2 and Out, Travis and Ty set up Week 18 with the Ticats vs. Argos, Roughriders vs. Bombers, RedBlacks vs. Eskimos, and Lions vs. Stampeders. Don't miss their Week 17 recap, either!
47 min
On the latest episode of The Young Gaffers,  Jason and Adam weigh in on the many factors that plagued the Toronto FC and resulted in an underwhelming season. Plus, lots more soccer news.
45 min
On Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam look at ticket pricing released by Forge FC and Valour FC, and Forge's free jersey incentive. Plus, details on the Macron kit deal and more!
59 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

Bollywood is for Lovers hosts Erin Fraser and Matt Bowes welcome Aparita Bhandari and Baisakhi Roy of the Khabardaar Podcast to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and evaluate how the film holds up.
94 min
You aren't going to want to miss out on this Young Gaffers, in which Jason and Adam recap the first leg of Al Classico and look ahead to the rematch in Edmonton. Plus, a special guest weighs in on the Spruce Meadows experience.
71 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

On a new episode of We Are Alberta, ATB economist Nick Ford features Iron & Earth, an Alberta organization helping to diversify the province’s energy sector by training oilsands workers to install renewable energy projects.
25 min

The Nice Approach
For Small Business Month, we're shining a light on some Alberta businesses that ATB has helped. First up is Burgundy Oak, which turns whiskey and wine barrels into unique furniture and decor. 
14 min
A great way to get to know Park Power owner Kris Kasawski and see what a local-loving company he runs is to follow @parkpowerltd on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!
The Nice Approach
On Episode 1 of Let's Do Coffee, Daniel van Veelen interviews Ashif Mawji, founder of Upside Software, TrustScience and other software-related companies, and the namesake of the Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship.
31 min
The Nice Approach
On Back to School Again, hear the story of Rdina Danaf, who juggled motherhood while upgrading at NorQuest College, then went on to engineering at the University of Alberta and now works in finance.
32 min
The Nice Approach
This month on The Well Endowed Podcast, we find out how the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights is helping us understand the privilege of ableism with YEG Dignity Day. And Monica Robson discusses Pilgrims Hospice.
30 min
The Nice Approach
Learn a bit more about the reasons behind the OtherWise podcast, and catch some of the highlights from the launch party in this video from Diversity Magazine. Subscribe to the podcast!
2 min
Join host Rob Roach of ATB's Economics and Research team as he talks with the experts, influencers and big thinkers who are shaping Alberta. The latest episodes are all about post-secondary education.
Canada’s original nonfiction festival is on now in Edmonton! There are dozens of workshops, panels, readings and performances taking place until Oct. 21. Get your tickets today.
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Alberta Business Spotlight: Burgundy Oak

 Zac Hartley, chief operating officer of Burgundy Oak, speaks to Karen Unland of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre in Calgary on Sept. 12, 2018.

Zac Hartley, chief operating officer of Burgundy Oak, speaks to Karen Unland of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre in Calgary on Sept. 12, 2018.

From Mom’s garage to the ATB BoostR stage to Dragons’ Den and beyond — that’s the trajectory of Burgundy Oak, a Calgary-based company that turns whiskey and wine barrels into unique furniture and home decor.

You’ll get to see the Burgundy Boys pitch the Dragons on Oct. 11 (on CBC at 8 p.m. MST). We can’t tell you how they did, but we can confirm after talking to chief operating officer Zac Hartley that this is a fascinating and growing business that hasn’t stopped innovating since it incorporated in 2015.

Hear more about “the coincidence made in heaven” that led to the company; the research-and-development work that left its mark on Zac’s hands; and the role ATB has played in Burgundy Oak’s success — all of that and more is in this conversation recorded at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre in Calgary:

Find your signature piece of furniture or unique gift, crafted from recycled wine or whiskey casks, at burgundyoak.com. You can also find the company on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and you can learn more about the Dragons’ Den process on YouTube.

If you’re looking for guidance to make your small business a success, you’ll find it at ATB’s Entrepreneur Centres. If crowdfunding sounds like a good way to test the market and prove your product’s value, check out ATB BoostR.

October is Small Business Month, which is why we’re shining a light on some small businesses that our founding sponsor, ATB Financial, has helped out. Watch for more Alberta Business Spotlights in the coming weeks.

Photo by Kevin Espenido of ATB. Podcast music is "His Last Share Of The Stars" by Doctor Turtle, courtesy of freemusicarchive.org.





Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 44

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This week's roundup includes a Tomato Radio-I Don't Get It crossover, a controversial takedown of the Mighty Ducks (the movie, not the hockey team, although you might hear that too, come to think of it), and a goodbye-for-now from Tema Frank of Frank Reactions.

You'll also hear about inquiry-based education, Sondheim's Cool, duelling pianos, Al Classico, the rise and fall and rise of Gritty, video game music, Donald Glover's universe, intimacy, alien candy and more. 

30 MINUTES OR LESS

Makeshift Stories shares a fairy-tale from the "Somewhere Sometime" series written by Alan V. Hare. Under the influence of an alien obsessed with sweets, Mario is encouraged to eat candy until he grows to alarming proportions.
14 min
On a "check-in" episode of Ed, Shane Lawrence investigates the idea of starting over — from lesson plans to an entire career. He, Shaun Smith and Joe Reimer discuss the why, the when, and the pros and cons of taking such a drastic approach.
29 min
This week on I Don't Get It, hosts Fawnda and Paul fill us in on Alberta Ballet’s 52nd season opener BJM Danse's Dance Me, a contemporary tribute to Leonard Cohen, and the Citadel Theatre’s launch of Oncethe much loved movie-cum-folkie musical.
21 min
Ths week on The UnDad, Trent Wilkie fills us in on upcoming changes to the podcast, Metro Shorts, Metro Cinema, Up Late With Dana Andersen, Dave Bidini, Litfest, Hold the Dark, New Girl, F&M, and these silly things humans call emotions.
20 min
Frank Reactions is taking a break, but Tema Frank has one last episode for us! She shares her news, then discusses the mobile revolution with David Hudson from Foresee. Happy travels, Tema! 
26 min
Troy Pavlek and Mack Male take a deeper look at what Edmonton's city council is up to — the new episode will be up Friday afternoon. While you wait, you can study up with Taproot Edmonton's Council Roundup.
20ish min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On Modern Manhood, German Villegas is joined by Col Cseke to discuss how the Calgary theatre community is dealing with sexual harassment accusations and discussions on privilege.
36 min
Todd Nesloney - Asking Crazy Questions
This week on Mess Hall Podcast, Avery is joined by comedian Freddy G! They discuss the Ketogenic diet, dry rub wings and the deliciousness of baby back ribs.
32 min
Check-in 24 - Resolutions & Babies
On the 4th Line WHLCast,Andy, Carl and Ryan discuss Kelowna hosting the 2020 Memorial Cup, undefeated teams vs. win-less teams, and the fate of Fortnite in the WHL.
36 min
On the latest Ed conversation, Shane welcomes Tonya Gilchrist to learn how her disatisfaction with teaching in America shaped what she is overseas as a language and literature teacher, an instructional coach, a literacy consultant and a speaker. 
32 min
The latest Highlevel Showdown episode has Michael, Sharon and Elliott looking at the new version of NAFTA, the US-MEXICO-CANADA Agreement (USMCA), and the results of Québec's provincial election. Plus, #Trumpwatch.
40 min
On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan pump Experience Points, a local video-game-jazz cover band that released its first album, and discuss Facebook giving away your information. Plus, Josh really likes oatmeal and Alan recommends a webcomic.
45 min
Kyle Marshall welcomes Craig Learmont on Creative Block to discuss recording studios, education degrees, and asking for phone numbers from your piano teacher.
34 min
This week on a Tight Ends "overtime" episode, Vanda is joined by her co-host and husband Frank to discuss NFL injuries and also debate/ argue/fight it out. 
40 min
On Putting it Together, Kyle Marshall invites Ben Zuk to share his thoughts on the Sondheim song "Cool," a physically demanding number from West Side Story. 
36 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

Crave Cupcakes co-founder Jodi Willoughby joins Victoria Smith on Girl Tries Life to share some of her entrepreneurial advice, the Crave origin story, how to keep things fresh, and more!
49 min
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On the latest episode of Repodcasting, Janet and Lucia weigh in on Rain Man. They take away Dustin Hoffman's Oscar and give the role of Raymond to someone else.
56 min
Ep 46:
Fawnda Mithrush from LitFest and I Don't Get It podcast, and Kaelin Whittaker from the Ruby Apron, join Mary and Amanda on Tomato Radio to share their favourite food books and family cooking traditions.
56 min
The Spy Who Loved Me: Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai
This week's first installment of the 2 and Out CFL Podcast has Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty recapping all the goings-on for Week 16 of the CFL. 
55 min
On Blue in the Face, Chris sits down with three of the board members from Calgary's new artist-driven collective known as nvrlnd. 
57 min
On the second installment of the 2 and Out CFL Podcast, Travis and Ty set up Week 17 and share their fantasy lineups.
49 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

Eric Newby and Christian Zyp take us on a 13-step PopCycle journey from the talented Donald Glover to Space 1999, and from Nina Simone all the way back again! How do they do it?
77 min
Looking back on the first 200 episodes, Carl and Joel recap their favorite 4th Line Podcast moments and are joined by a special guest! Plus, they share their Western Conference predictions.
70 min
On Assumptions, Kyle and Daniel share some listener feedback and an interview with Fraser Tripp. Plus, discussions on conversion, understanding sexual intimacy, and masturbation. 
61 min
The season premier of I Have Some Notes sees Gregg Beever, Colin MacIntyre and Scott C. Bourgeois joined by Mighty Ducks superfan Danielle to pitch ideas for a better version of the movie.
60 min
On Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam recap the Al Classico match between Calgary and Edmonton's prospects, the pitch at Meadows on the Green, and Macron.
66 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel preview the 2018-19 NHL season and share how they think each division will line up. Who will be first? Who will be worst? How wrong will they be? 
78 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

This week on The Well Endowed Podcast, we hear about how the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights is helping us understand the privilege of ableism with YEG Dignity Day. Plus, we hear about Pilgrims Hospice and Edmonton’s first residential community hospice centre.
30 min
The Nice Approach
Rdina Danaf's seven-year adventure in education started at NorQuest College and went on to the University of Alberta, where she graduated with honours. This week on Back to School, Katrina Ingram sits down with Rdina on the latest episode of Back to School Again.
32 min
On the debut episode of OtherWise, the team of Moréniké Ọláòșebìkan, Ahmed ‘Knowmadic’ Ali, Keren Tang, Jenna Mulji and Maegan Robinson-Anagor
discuss their reasons for wanting a platform that showcases the diverse stories of the “Others” living in Treaty 6 territory. 
34 min
Join host and ATB economist Nick Ford as he explores Alberta’s geography, its businesses, organizations, and its diverse and fascinating people — all viewed through an economic lens.
Thinking about the economic value of a post-secondary degree? ATB's Rob Roach explores this topic with the experts on the first run of Perch.  
The Nice Approach
Episode 1 of Let's Do Coffee features Ashif Mawji, founder of Upside Software and TrustScience, and namesake of NAIT's Mawji Centre. Host Dan van Veelen digs into his entrepreneurial spirit and is rewarded with great passion and advice.  
32 min
Canada’s original nonfiction festival is almost here! Get ready for 11 days of workshops, panels and conversations, starting Oct. 11. Did you get your offer code for $5 off? It's in our newsletters and on several of our podcasts.  
The Nice Approach
Shop local, save money and give back with Park Power, a provider of electricity and natural gas based in Sherwood Park. Visit the website to learn what owner Kris Kasawski stands for, and try out the calculator to see what you would save by signing up.
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'Let's Do Coffee' comes to the table

What a pleasure it is to introduce you to our latest affiliated podcast, Let’s Do Coffee, an extension of the excellent work done by the Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship at NAIT.

Every entrepreneur has a story to tell, lessons learned and wisdom earned. In Edmonton, many of the most successful entrepreneurs are very willing to share their stories and expertise. But they don’t have time to have coffee with all of us! So the Mawji Centre, led by Max Frank, is tapping into that wealth of knowledge on our behalf with this new podcast.

The biweekly show will feature interviews with student entrepreneurs and alumni of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. You can get a sense of what the podcast will be like from this trailer episode.

You can also hear Episode 1, featuring Ashif Mawji, the centre’s namesake and the founder of Upside Software, TrustScience and other software-related companies. Host and NAIT student Daniel van Veelen digs into his origin story and unlocks some valuable advice.

Let’s Do Coffee joins our other affiliated podcasts — We Are Alberta and Perch from ATB Financial; The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation; Katrina Ingram’s Back to School Again, presented by NorQuest College; and OtherWise, made under the auspices of the Ribbon Rouge Foundation. We love using the power of our network to draw attention to these shows, and look forward to doing the same for many more.

We'll never miss out on Emily Missed Out

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Today we have the great good fortune of announcing the latest member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB — Emily Missed Out (or did she?).

This podcast has such a fantastic premise. The titular Emily, aka Emily Devereux, missed out on a lot of popular movies in her youth. As a result, she’s missing some of the cultural literacy that helps you, say, understand the jokes in a Simpsons episode. Her friend, Breanne Byrne, is helping her fill in the gaps by introducing her to what she missed.

They watch the films, review the references and tropes, and decide whether Emily actually did miss out on something good the first time around or should have left well enough alone. If you’ve never seen the movie, you can learn along with Emily; if you have seen it, you can play along with Breanne and see if the show is as good (or bad) as you remember.

Emily Missed Out makes a delightful addition to our roster of movie-related podcasts: Bollywood is for Lovers, I Have Some Notes and Repodcasting. Like many of our podcasts, it’s also a window into a friendship, which is just a nice thing to hear.

The next episode of this biweekly podcast comes out on Oct. 11. It’s about Donnie Darko (your correspondent will be sympathizing with Emily for that one.) Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere else you catch your ‘casts. You can also follow Emily Missed Out on Instagram and Facebook, where you’ll be reminded of the references that originated in these films.

Park Power brings energy to the network

We are charged up to announce our latest sponsor, Park Power, a Sherwood Park-based provider of electricity and natural gas.

In Alberta, you get to choose who you buy your energy from. You’re tapping into the same supply as everyone else, but you decide on the retailer. Park Power makes it possible for you to shop local when it comes to making this choice.

 Kris Kasawski, owner of Park Power

Kris Kasawski, owner of Park Power

Supporting local enterprises is important to both Park Power and the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, so we go together very well.

“Why is local important to me? Because I can see it,” says Park Power’s owner, Kris Kasawski. “I believe in making the world around you a better place and am proud that our billing and customer service is based here in Alberta instead of outsourced to a foreign country.  There are many factors in the Alberta and local economy, and I am glad we can contribute positively with local jobs and charitable support.”

Park Power’s support of the network will allow us to better promote our Alberta-made podcasts. Your support of Park Power gives you the satisfaction of keeping your money close to home, and you can save money, too, as overhead at an operation like Park Power is lower than at a big company. (Here’s a calculator so you can find out what you would save.)

On top of all of that, Park Power shares 10 per cent of its profits with local charities. When you sign up, you choose which one to direct that money to.

If you already buy your power and gas from someone else, Kris says it’s easy to switch, and nothing changes about your supply of electricity or natural gas. His services are available in most areas of Alberta.

You’ll hear more about all of that on our podcasts in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, follow Park Power on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see what the guy in the bowtie is up to, and to enjoy the local love that Park Power spreads.


Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 43

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This week’s roundup contains a farewell from The Broadcast, our beloved podcast from Alex Zabjek and Trisha Estabrooks about women and politics. Luckily, we still have a lot of political coverage from Highlevel Showdown, Daveberta and Speaking Municipally, but we will miss this show!

We’ve also got a surprise appearance from The Bothy Storytelling Podcast’s Calum Lykan on the Northern Nerdcast, and a collaboration between Let's Find Out and Taproot Edmonton. It also has funny school stories, Shakespeare and SNFU, life advice, memories about food, music and parenting, Fallout’s history, Sondheim’s America, Raj Kapoor’s oeuvre, and tons of soccer, football and hockey (including the alarming Gritty).

30 MINUTES OR LESS

The key to achieving your goal in a timely manner is consistency. This week on Girl Tries Life, Victoria breaks down how to develop the habits needed to become more consistent.
14 min
On Speaking Municipally, Troy Pavlek and Mack Male take a deeper look at what Edmonton's city council is up to. There should be a new episode available Friday afternoon.
30ish min
The latest episode of Don't Call Me a Guru has Tyler Butler and Linda Hoang reflecting on the past, present and future of the podcast. Don't worry! The pod isn't ending!
27 min
On I Don't Get It, Fawnda and Paul check out Thou Art Here’s graveyard production of Shakespeare’s Will, the Prairie Dance Circuit’s Second Hand Dances for the Crude, Crude City, and Melanie Kloetzel’s It began with watching. 
30 min
The Nice Approach
On this special edition of Ed, host Shane Lawrence shares weird, funny and touching stories from some of the best educators around. This first special episode features stories from Brad Shreffler, Brian Aspinall, and Eric Kallenborn.
17 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

Creative Block has Kyle talking with Alex Putici, founder of Work Nicer, a co-working space in Calgary that is expanding to Edmonton. In this episode, you will hear about men giving a damn, security systems, and corn farms. 
40 min
Trish and Alex of The Broadcast may have made the decision to finally unplug their mics, but they kindly share with us one more episode to recap their favourite moments and interviews from the past two fantastic years.
42 min
This week on the Mess Hall Podcast, Avery welcomes comedian and performer Richard Glen Lett to discuss everything from comfort foods and mom's mac and cheese, to the effects of food on the brain and fighting cancer. 
33 min
On Let's Find Out, a question from Ben Freeland in Taproot Edmonton's story garden sends host Chris Chang-Yen Phillips off to explore the Cree calendar with teachers Yvonne and Norma Saddleback.
37 min
The Nice Approach
On For Kicks, Jessica and Katie talk about the end of the NWSL season, the upcoming CONCACAF Women's World Cup, updates on Canadians in the UWCL, and an update on the new supporter group, River Valley Vanguard.
44 min
On the 2 and Out CFL Podcast, Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty preview CFL Week 16 with the Argos vs. Stamps, Lions vs. Ticats, Bombers vs. Esks and Riders vs. Alouettes.
42 min
Todd Nesloney - Asking Crazy Questions
The Young Gaffers has Jason and Adam's thoughts on the Cavalry FC pitch, and Cavalry president Ian Allison's thoughts on bringing professional soccer to southern Alberta.
44 min
Check-in 24 - Resolutions & Babies
On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan talk Nintendo Switch Online going live. Josh touts a mockumentary on Netflix, and Alan suggests something most people can do! 
31 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

This week on the Northern Nerdcast, Dan Shessel hits the show floor to chat with some folks at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo 2018, including Calum Lykan of The Bothy Storytelling Podcast.
52 min
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On Tight Ends, Vanda welcomes back Jodie the Personal Trainer. They share some serious discussions on forgiveness and c-sections. They also talk about Netflix and Cleveland's big win.
60 min
Ep 46:
Interplay Interactive intended to make a sequel to Wasteland. Instead, they created a whole new world. Join Josh and Alan on Press Start to Join as they dive into the history of the Fallout games.
56 min
On The Undad, Trent is joined by Elizabeth Wilkie who is not only his mechanic, but his wife. Join them as they talk about their worries for the future, the past, and the future past. 
50 min
Travis Currah and Brazilian Ty wrap up an exciting week 15 in the CFL on the 2 and Out CFL Podcast, and Travis shares a gem of a hockey announcer slip-up with us.   
57 min
On Putting It Together, Isaac Bernier-Doyle dials in from London, England, to share with Kyle his thoughts on why the song "America" from West Side Story may be even more relevant today than when it was originally written. 
60 min
This week on the Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam discuss the Macron-branded jerseys for the York 9 celebrity match, and the chances of the Cavalry and FC Edmonton prospects wearing Macron gear.
48 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

Bollywood is for Lovers hosts Erin Fraser and Matt Bowes welcome Beth Watkins of Beth Loves Bollywood to discuss two films starring, directed by and produced by Raj Kapoor: Aag and Mera Naam Joker.
83 min
Highlevel Showdown begins with Michael Vecchio, Sharon Ruyter and Elliott Tanti on Justin Trudeau at the United Nations, and follows up with a look at the results of the New Brunswick provincial election, and Brexit troubles in the UK.
62 min
On Daveberta, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman are joined by friend Kate Kerber to discuss how Rachel Notley‘s New Democratic Party government is doing and what the NDP might need to do to win the election in 2019. 
71 min
On City of Champions, Shane Fennessey is joined by Carmen Choney, tour manager for MDM Records, to cover how her no-nonsense attitude, kindheartedness and organizational skill has helped her in a such tough industry.
97 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel talk the last week of training camp, the Flyers' decision to set new mascot upon the world, and a couple of young Oiler prospects that are making waves. 
64 min
Join Carl and Joel on this week's 4th Line Podcast for some season and Eastern Conference previews, the Philadelphia Flyers' new mascot, and Max Domi's suspension for punching Aaron Ekblad. 
73 min

AFFILIATES & SPONSORS

On The Well-Endowed Podcast, Malcolm Azania takes us on a family outing to the Larch Sanctuary to find out how the Edmonton Area Land Trust protects wilderness. Plus, the scoop on Wills Week and where you can get some free advice about writing your will. 
27 min
The Nice Approach
The first season of Perch, the Podcast, from ATB Financial's economics team, explores the economic implications of post-secondary education. Learn more about learning as Rob Roach talks to the experts. The first three episodes are available now.
~20 min each
Speaking of post-secondary education, check out Back to School Again, Katrina Ingram's collection of conversations with fellow mid-life learners, presented by NorQuest College. The latest episode features NorQuest grad Gordon Holub.
28 min
The Nice Approach
The launch party is tonight (Sept. 28) for OtherWise, apodcast dedicated to empowering diverse communities living in Treaty 6 territory by sharing the stories of their lived experiences. Subscribe so you don't miss Episode 1!
LitFest comes early with a conversation with acclaimed musician Tanya Tagaq about her new book, Split Tooth, on Oct. 4. She'll be interviewed by Omar Mouallem at Metro Cinema. Then get ready for the festival, which runs Oct. 11-21.
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Pot could change Alberta’s economic fabric, so there’s a lot riding on cannabis. Hear the story of Keenan Pascal and Cam O’Neil from Token Naturals on the first episode of We Are Alberta, ATB Financial's new podcast exploring Alberta's story.
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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

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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!
~20 min each
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

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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.