Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 30

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The World Cup has set off a bit of football fever that has spread beyond our soccer-focused podcasts. But we've also got sci-fi and mobile stories, futuristic food and old-school drinks, Make Something Edmonton and SocialWest, a Bollywood girls' night and whirl with Super Smash Bros., plus some shakeups at The 4th Line and Tight Ends, and a whole lot more.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

On Makeshift Stories, a psychologist tries to convince a sentient program to shut itself down before it is attacked by a rogue computer virus. However, the program doesn’t trust the motivations of its creators and resorts to subterfuge to avoid its fate.
21 min
On Don’t Call Me a Guru, Linda and Tyler go through their highlights from SocialWest 2018 (the largest digital and social media conference in the Prairies). They discuss artificial intelligence, Tyler's presentation, and ATB’s brand activation.
18  min
On this newest episode of Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith explores whose opinion truly matters and why that list should be super small.
10 min
This week on the Mess Hall, Avery Cochrane welcomes comedian Lamont Ferguson to share childhood vs. adult food preferences.
30 min
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6 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

Shane Lawrence talks with Jordie Maxwell, campus pastor at Shane's school and the first guest to come on Ed. They discuss his role as both educator and counsellor, how Jordie dovetails his faith with his role as an educator, and the purpose of Christian education. 
38 min
On A Branded World, Luiza Campos talks to Laura Tailleur of Make Something Edmonton about how the City of Edmonton identified the values that its citizens hold true, and created more opportunities for citizens and staff to continue to live by those values.  
35 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

Carl, Joel and Tiny Mike are back for another episode of The Untitled Podcast; While The 4th Line remains the same, the special episodes with Tiny Mike need a new name and they need your help! Plus, the trio discusses trades, vacations and "Mike's Weird Question."
53 min
On the EPIC Podcast, Dr. Josh Bezanson and Grayson Cockett examine some of the lessons learned from the 2013 Southern Alberta floods surrounding the importance of an effective debris management plan. 
48 min
Mary Bailey and Amanda LeNeve of Tomato Radio meet Nic MacDonald and Warren Johnston from Speak Tiki, a cocktail pop-up. They shook up some fabulous tiki cocktails for Mary and Amanda and schooled them on tiki cocktails, their history and the culture.
57 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel discuss The NHL Draft coming up, the NHL Awards, Barry Trotz leaving the Caps, and some interesting trades that are already happening. 
49 min
On Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam are joined by FC Edmonton GM Jay Ball for the first of a two-part podcast on the team's entry into the Canadian Premier League. 
48 min
On Tight Ends, Vanda and her husband Frank have a huge reveal that could shake the very foundations of their marriage! Plus, they also talk about World Cup and men’s tennis.
53 min
This week on the Northern Nerdcast, Daniel Shessel and Chelsea Thompson chat with Christopher Webster, founder of StoryFix Media, a publisher of story-driven books and games. 
 51 min
On Press Start to Join, Alan has highlights from E3 2018, and Josh talks Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Plus, Josh recommends an older game and Alan has a less guilty pleasure to share.
60 min
German Villegas introduces a new series on Modern Manhood, where he and a past guest talk about what's going on the news, and what is going on with their lives. He chats with Jeff Perera about Anthony Bourdain, Chris Hardwick, and cats.
58 min
Highlevel Showdown has Michael, Elliott and Sharon taking a look at the protest at Edmonton's Pride Parade and what can be done to address the concerns. They also take a look at some federal and provincial byelections and #TrumpWatch.
58 min
On Future Chat, you'll hear the live show that Mike and Nick put on at our Podcasts Connect event earlier this month. They discuss Genome Alberta's TasteTECH, exploring cold brews, salmon farming, and Arctic Apples as part of the future of food and drink. 
48 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

To celebrate the release of Veere Di Wedding, Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser welcome their good friend Dr. Juliet Franklin to Bollywood is for Lovers to discuss the hit film, along with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl.
84 min
On a bonus Future Chat episode, Nick and Mike interview experts from a number of local food and food-adjacent industries at the Genome Alberta TasteTECH event at The Tastemarket by SAIT in Calgary. 
67 min

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We usually use this space to draw your attention to The Well Endowed Podcast, but we'd also like to tell you the Edmonton Community Foundation is publishing stories from the Canada150 issue of Eighteen Bridges magazine, a special collection of essays commissioned for High Level Lit project.
YESS Painting would love to show you how they're different and how you can help them make a difference. All you need to do is sign up for a free estimate for any painting job you've got, and they'll do the rest! You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @yesspainting.
Our founding sponsor, ATB Financial, marked National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 with a celebration at the Calgary Campus. Hear from Holly Cooper, director of Indigenous Relations; Teresa Clouson, executive vice-president of Business and Agriculture; and team member Tosha Roper.
Stephanie Woollard of Seven Women, an award-winning social enterprise that helps women in Nepal, is one of the many iinspiring speakers coming to the Rotary District 5370 Conference in Edmonton this October. First-time attendees get a discount on tickets. Learn more here.
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Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 29

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This week's roundup includes nerd-outs about video games, food, intuition, stories, teaching, and emergency preparedness; examinations of the Ontario election and Trump's trade war; social enterprise and social isolation; celebrations of the Stanley Cup, previews of the Grey Cup and predictions for the World Cup (plus a whole bunch more soccer). The first episode from our live show is also up!

30 MINUTES OR LESS

On the EPIC Podcast, Grayson Cockett shares with co-host Josh Bezanson the cool stuff he learned at the recent IAEM Canada Emergency Management Leadership and Innovation Conference in Calgary.
19 min
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6 min
On this week's episode of the Mess Hall Podcast, Avery is joined by guests Aaron, Beckie, and Lena to discuss food, enjoy some drinks, and reminisce about Beckie and Lena's baking instructor Jean-Luc.
22 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On I Have Some Notes, Scott was feeling self-conscious about his insistence that Congo the book was better than the movie, so he made an entire episode about how he’s NOT a book snob.
33 min
I Don't Get It is a jam-slammed episode of #yegarts news, Sterlings chatter, and classical Kathak in KHOJ, Plus, Trent Wilkie from The Undad drops by to talk about Sprouts.
40 min
On a special "Overtime" episode of Tight Ends, Vanda talks with fans of two opposing teams, and discusses the start of the CFL season and the Grey Cup coming to our lovely Alberta.
33 min
On The Bothy Storytelling Podcast, Callum discusses visiting up and down the province of Alberta, and the notion that he may be losing a wee part of Scotland in the process.  
33 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

After an unscheduled break of Don't Call Me a Guru, hosts Tyler and Linda are back to discuss a secret wedding, a cat festival, HQ trivia, Instagram Stories, and, of course, the latest social media news.
54 min
On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan talk Heroes of the Storm and highlights from the Apple developer conference. Josh recommends a movie podcast, and Alan points out a comic book Kickstarter. 
46 min
On A Branded World, Luiza Campos shares her conversation with ATB's Lorne Rubis and Unreasonable's Dave Smith, recorded live at our Podcasts Connect event last week.
53 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel talk about the Capitals winning the Stanley Cup and Alexander Ovechkin winning the Conn Smythe, perhaps also destroying the entire “Ovechkin think piece” genre!
41 min
Carl and Joel also discuss the Capitals' win on The 4th Line Podcast. Joel makes the case that he should have won the bracket. Plus, they name a new Hi Sticking champion and answer questions from the mailbag.
58 min
On Assumptions, Kyle and Daniel begin a two-part conversation on loneliness, singleness, community, and friendship. In a culture where singleness is increasingly common, what place is there for singles? 
58 min
This week on Northern Nerdcast, Dan is joined by Sam to talk with the amazing folks from Experience Points, a band in Edmonton that focuses on video game music. 
56 min
On The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam continue their 2018 World Cup preview, providing thoughts on the tourney’s breakout star and their “Fifty Shades of Dark Horse” picks.  
57 min
Highlevel Showdown begins with Michael, Elliott and Sharon taking a look at Ontario's election and Doug Ford's big win, and then moves into a discussion on the end of session for the Alberta Legislature. Plus, #TrumpWatch.
48 min
In this episode of the Daveberta Podcast, Dave and Ryan discuss also discuss Ontario’s election, the NDP’s mid-campaign surge, and the Green Party’s surprising growth across Canada. Plus, Andrew Scheer’s deal with the Cheese Mafia.
56 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

That's So Maven host Andrea Beça sits down with returning guest Kelsey Dalziel, a medium, meditation teacher, mother, author, and owner of Eleven Eleven Holistic Community Collective in Sherwood Park.
61 min
Victoria Smith chats with social entrepreneur and true badass Hannah Cree. They discuss doing well while doing good at COMMONGOOD, what community means to her, her past in radio, and much more.
63 min
Jessica and Katie are back with For Kicks to discuss the Canada vs. Germany friendly match in Hamilton, the CONCACAF U17 championship,youth program trends, and the return of men's pro soccer to Edmonton.
67 min
In this super-sized episode of Ed, Shane is joined by Doug Robertson, aka The Weird Teacher, to discuss the importance of relationships between student teachers and mentors, grammar, makerspaces, and more. 
75 min
On Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam talk about FC Edmonton's official acceptance into the Canadian Premier League, and the party that ensued. They also break down the new crest.
61 min

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Our friends and founding sponsors at ATB Financial are at Social West in Calgary, and they are up to some pretty outstanding shenanigans. Follow along on Twitter here.
If you missed Jen Kish's talk at the Edmonton Public Library this week, you can still hear her message on the latest episode of the Edmonton Community Foundation's excellent podcast.
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The full schedule for this October's big, inspirational conference in Edmonton is now available. Check out all of the keynote speakers and the other session's, plus the Governor's Ball!
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Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 28

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We're just coming off our first big live show — check out #podsconnect for a sense of what that extravaganza was like! Now we return to the time-shifted, on-demand world of podcasting that you know and love. Check out episodes about why we buy and why we don't, how to be kind to ourselves and others, restaurant food and home cooking (or not-cooking), and all kinds of playing, whether it's soccer, politics, LARP, hockey or video games. 

30 MINUTES OR LESS

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6 min
On the latest episode of Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith talks about the importance of sharing your insecurities or challenges with trusted individuals, and how you're probably doing more right than you realize.
10 min
Tema Frank is on a grand tour, and has experienced some surprising customer service. Hear about her encounters with wineries, retailers, insurance brokers and more on Frank Reactions.
18 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On Modern Manhood, German Villegas shares Part 2 of his discussion with Jermal Alleyne, who facilitates a boys' group and a men's group. This conversation focuses on the meaning of masculinity how to respectfully critique.
37 min
We are happy to welcome the Mess Hall Podcast with host Avery Cochrane to the network! This week, he talks food with comedian Andrew Rivers, who tries to eat vegetarian but won't say no to free chicken fingers. 
32 min
On Ed, Shane Lawrence welcomes student teacher Emily Wong to chat about her educational career, team teaching, authenticity, and the need for better mental health education for teachers. 
43 min
Luiza Campos of A Branded World takes a closer look at the main factors that influence the buying process and how you can use them to better engage with your audience.
41 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

The lovely Kathryn Joel and Doreen Prei from Get Cooking Edmonton join Mary and Amanda on this week's episode of Tomato Radio to talk about their passion for teaching cooking and using great ingredients. 
48 min
On The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam are joined by Matt and Padraic to discuss Russia 2018, favourite all-time World Cup memories, World Cup trivia, and opinions on the all-time greatest World Cup players. 
57 min
Josh and Alan of Press Start to Join are back to talk free games of the month, the new Fallout game, and Sims 4 getting a full-priced game. Plus, Josh has a movie recommendation, and Alan discusses a sometimes homicidal weather app.
54 min
This week on the Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Chelsea talk with the fine folks from Amtgard, a live-action roleplaying group in Edmonton area. 
56 min
On Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam react to the return of pro men's soccer to Edmonton, and discuss Winnipeg’s Valour FC. 
60 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel discuss the Capitals' dominance over the Golden Knights, and get into a musical-hockey crossover.
52 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

Desktop hosts Robert and Mike discuss professional IFTTT use, the ongoing trials and tribulations of using Facebook and Twitter as news/communication tools in the modern world, and some tech accessory purchases.
101 min
German Villegas from Modern Manhood joins Carl on the The 4th Line Podcast to discuss the tail-end of the NHL season, who deserves what trophies, and what role politics should play in sports. 
62 min
On Highlevel Showdown, Michael, Elliott and Sharon discuss the recent tariffs imposed on Canada by the U.S. and Canada's retaliatory measures, followed by the Ontario election and the leadership of the Bloc Quebecois. 
64 min

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Thinking of seeing rugby star Jen Kish speak at the Edmonton Public Library on June 14? Get a sneak preview of her talk in the latest episode of the Edmonton Community Foundation's Well Endowed Podcast. You'll also hear from Paralympian Nordic skier Brian McKeever, and some bursaries and grants to apply for.
37 min 
ATB Financial proudly serves and supports its LGBTQ+ team members, customers and neighbours, and celebrates Pride festivals across the province. Learn more about what "Acceptance everywhere" means to the organization, and find links to festivals in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge.
Meet the painters at YESS Painting, a new kind of company that has adapted the traditional student painting model by training and employing Edmonton youth experiencing difficult realities. They know their stuff, they're earning a living wage, and 50 per cent of the profits go back to Youth Empowerment & Support Services. 
Want something to look forward to? Consider the Rotary District 5370 Conference in Edmonton from Oct. 18 to 20. A stellar group of speakers has been assembled to help you dream, connect and inspire. Among them is Barbara Stegemann of The 7 Virtues Beauty. First-time attendees get a big discount!
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On June 21, you can spend a beautiful evening along 124th Street at Make Music Edmonton, a free, family-friendly event that showcases the diverse talent our city has to offer.

There will be 75 performances at 15 outdoor venues along the street, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The mainstage show will be emceed by Chris Chang-Yen Phillips of Let's Find Out and Karen Unland of the Alberta Podcast Network. 

Get more details on this and other events on our events page.

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 27

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We've got historical mysteries, macabre musicals, mediocre pirates, live shows, playoff action, inspiring entrepreneurs, soccer announcements, teacher wins and fails, sci-fi adventures, pipeline politics, #metoo memories and stories of all kinds, both true and imagined.

LESS THAN 30 MINUTES

Fawnda and Paul of I Don't Get It are joined by Karen Unland and Elizabeth Spencer from That’s a Thing?! podcast to chat about the Citadel Young Company‘s Bat Boy: The Musical. Plus, Paul gives his take on David Byrne‘s visit to the Jubilee Auditorium. 
23 min
Makeshift Stories shares the latest installment of Ceres, Alan V Hare's ongoing serial. Our hero is imprisoned in a bubble outside of space-time after his sabotage effort is discovered. He must watch helplessly as the fates of two civilizations are at risk. 
17 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES 

It's often said that "Those who can't do... teach." In this check-in episode of Ed, Shane, Jon and new panelist Jackson dive deep into the implications of this idea for teachers.
36 min
From Wordcamp (a Calgary event centred on all things Wordpress) to the Ironwood Stage & Grill's Who Knows Variety Show, it's all about having fun with Calum Lykan and the Bothy Storytelling podcast. 
39 min
On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan talk about Heroes of the Storm's latest and YouTube's recent changes. Plus, Josh suggests a game, and Alan recommends a movie. 
43 min
On That's a Thing?!, Elizabeth has an interesting theory about the phenomenal rise of K-Pop sensation BTS, and Karen finds parallels to The Monkees and Moonlighting. Is Suga your bias? Do you even know what that means? Listen and you will.
45 min
The Broadcast's Trisha Estabrooks talks to Kristin Raworth about what happened when she posted that MP Kent Hehr made women in his workplace feel unsafe when he was an MLA. Trisha and Alex Zabjek also discuss gender-based analysis at City Hall.
41 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

Carl and Joel of The 4th Line Podcast discuss the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals, Bryce Harper's switched allegiances, and Evander Kane's extension.
59 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Steven and Rachel talk about the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals, various coaches coming and going, and more.
52 min
On The Loyal Company of the River Valley, Nate and Adam chat with fan James Covey about the latest Canadian Premier League club to be officially announced: the Halifax Wanderers FC. 
56 min
Sophie Slater, co-founder of Birdsong, tells Luiza Campos of A Branded World about how her fashion has generated global attention and much-deserved accolades, proving that you can have a successful business while doing good.  
46 miin
On Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith is joined by prolific author and publishing maven Jane Porter. They talk about tenacity, authenticity and showing up.
46 min
On Let's Find Out, Susan Padget asks Chris Chang-Yen Phillips whether it’s true that some of the workers died during the construction of the High Level Bridge. 
47 min
On the Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Chelsea talk with Brent Jans about the Pure Speculation, a sci-fi and fantasy festival held in Edmonton June 15 and 16.
56 min
On That's So Maven, Andrea Beça sits down with Chantelle Beasley, owner of four locations of Aradia Fitness, a pole and alternative fitness studio.
48 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

On Daveberta, Dave and Ryan discuss how Canada’s political leaders are positioning themselves around Kinder Morgan’s pipeline deadline, and the long-term impacts of the pipeline dispute between the provincial and federal New Democratic Parties.
65 min
The latest episode of Highlevel Showdown has Michael, Elliott and Sharon discussing the federal government's plan to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline dispute and what that means for politics in Alberta and B.C. Plus, the Italian election.
61 min
Cutthroat Island is the kind of painfully mediocre film made for I Have Some Notes. Alyssa Nider joins Gregg, Colin and Scott as they sink their cutlasses into this swashbuckling blockbuster.
68 min
On Press Start to Join's latest video-game history episode, Josh and Alan focus on the lore carved out by Kratos in the God of War franchise. Love mythology? You'll love this.
66 min
On The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam recap the UEFA Champions League Final. Plus, they are  joined by James Covey of the “Privateers 1882” supporters group in Halifax.
86 min
On Assumptions, Kyle gets some updates about Daniel’s relationship and how it reflects his worldview, followed by a discussion of marriage. Does Kyle value it? What is the Christian vision for marriage? Is there marriage in Heaven?  
72 min
In this very special Facebook Live episode of The Tight Ends, guest Monique joins Vanda to fill her in on the NBA Finals, share sports stories and ask hard questions. Plus, find out the latest Gronk news.
88 min

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

On June's episode of The Well Endowed Podcast, hear from two Olympians! Paralympian Nordic skier Brian McKeever shares his passion for skiing, and what he has learned from his family. And Jen Kish, captain of the Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team for the Olympic Games at Rio in 2016, shares her thoughts on diversity and inclusion in sport.
Thanks to ATB, we're putting on a live show in Calgary on June 7. Join us as The WorkNotWork Show, Future Chat, That's So Maven and A Branded World record live. They'll be talking to a number of interesting, future-focused people, including Lorne Rubis of ATB and Culture Cast. And ATBers will be on hand in between shows to answer questions about AI, blockchain and more.
YESS Painting is a new kind of painting company, one that has changed and moulded the traditional student painting model by training and employing Edmonton youth experiencing difficult realities. See what they're up to and get your free quote today! 
Come to the Rotary District 5370 Conference on October 18-20, 2018, at the Shaw Conference Centre to network, learn and be inspired. The speakers list includes Barbara Stegemann, Jeff Polovick, Michael Angelo Caruso and many others.
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Three more podcasts join the network!

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We're so pleased to welcome three more podcasts in the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB!

Mess Hall is Avery Cochrane's weekly conversation with comedians about food. It's a great idea — comedians eat out on the road all the time, and it turns out that a lot of them like to cook, too. Bring snacks.

EPIC Podcast is a show about emergency preparedness in Canada (hence the name). It is hosted by two experts in the field: Dr. Josh Bezanson and Grayson Cockett. They interview leaders, explore research and share tips in a most engaging way.

Blue in the Face is Chris Ursaki's podcast about art, culture, music, and food in Alberta, and its impact locally, nationally and even internationally. He's so passionate about sharing these stories, and his passion is contagious.

It's great to bring on some companions for Tomato Radio, our other podcast about food and drink. Blue in the Face also joins I Don't Get It in covering local arts and culture. We don't have anything quite like EPIC in the network in terms of topic, but a good analogy would be Walkcast, another deep dive into a particular area that uncovers all kinds of interesting stories. Ed, our podcast about teaching, is a good example, too.

All three of these new recruits to the network are based in Calgary. We'll be bringing on another bunch in the coming weeks, once we recover from our live show (it's on June 7 — are you coming?)

If you have an Alberta-made podcast that you think would be a good fit for the network, check out our frequently-asked-questions page. You'll find the application form there. If you have already applied, we'll be in touch.

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Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 26

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This week's crop of podcasts includes stories about the perils of drink, the value of cult branding, the return of meatball madness, the challenges of raising boys, the consequences of superpowers, the ways to teach tech, and the films of a master. Plus The Young Gaffers cross over to the Loyal Company of the River Valley, and the Northern Nerdcast pays a visit to Future Chat.

30 MINUTES OR LESS

On Girl Tries Life, Victoria Smith talks about the importance of mindful consumption to figure out what actually adds value to your life.
15 min
Tema Frank learns how design thinking applies to customer experience in a conversation with CSPN's Jessica Cryer on Frank Reactions.
30 min
On A Branded World, Luiza Campos tells the story of Havaianas, which was at risk of becoming extinct, but transformed itself from a commodity into a cult brand.
23 min
Edmonton's downtown farmers' market had its first outdoor market of the year and Kitchen by Brad has restarted meatball madness! Join Mary and Amanda for a summer weekend downtown as they find out what else there is to check out and do on the latest episode of Tomato Radio.
23 min
It’s a full-time week for I Don't Get It guest Laura Raboud as she takes in Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story at the Citadel Theatre with Fawnda, and then hunkers in for the befuddling, heart-churning experience of Collin Doyle's new play, Terry and the Dog. What a time to be alive in #yegarts.
26 min

30 TO 45 MINUTES

On Press Start to Join, Josh and Alan discuss the wrestling event of the year coming to Heroes of the Storm, and a local comic shop falling victim to an awful movement. Plus Josh recommends a board game and Alan shares a manga. 
36 min
After a wee visit to the Calgary Beer Festival, master storyteller Calum Lykan shares a little bit more of his adventures on the newest episode of The Bothy Storytelling Podcast. He behaved himself this year. Last year? Less so.
35 min
On Modern Manhood, German Villegas talks with Chataleine editor-at-large Rachel Giese about the research that went into her new book Boys: What It Means to Become A Man, and what it takes to raise a boy well.
42 min

45 TO 60 MINUTES

In a very special episode of The 5th Line, Carl, Mike and Joel sit around the same table, and discuss random superpowers. Plus, why did Carl's man crush do the things that he did in Avengers: Infinity War?
48 min
On Highlevel Showdown, Michael, Sharon and Elliott discuss the latest updates in the pipeline dispute between Alberta and B.C., as well as what the polls are showing in the Ontario election, plus #TrumpWatch.
53 min
Fellow podcaster Randall Black, host of The Randall Black Show, joins Shane Lawrence on Ed to talk about his passion for sharing stories. They also discuss failure, what makes great professional development, and the three different kinds of teachers there are when it comes to tech in the classroom.
60 min
On this week’s Hockey Feels, Rachel and Steven discuss the Vegas Golden Knights' surprising ascent to the Stanley Cup Finals, and the eastern rivals they'll meet there. They also discuss Switzerland pulling off the upset to win the IIHF World Championships.
58 min

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

This week on The Young Gaffers, Jason and Adam talk about the official unveiling of Calgary’s Canadian Premier League club, Cavalry FC, and share a fantastic conversation with Sports & Entertainment Atlantic’s Derek Martin.
71 min
On Loyal Company of the River Valley, the Young Gaffers join Nate and Adam to talk about Cavalry FC and break down the name, colours and crest. They compare and contrast to the other recently announced Canadian Premier League club, York 9.
64 min
Ahead of the release of Vikramaditya Motwane's latest film, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser discuss his previous work: Udaan, Lootera, and Trapped.
65 min
On Future Chat, Nick and Mike are joined by a special guest – Dan Shessel from the Northern Nerdcast. They discuss Facebook, Tesla, artificial intelligence and Google Duplex. 
88 min
On the Northern Nerdcast, Dan and Chelsea chat with superfan Aaron about nerdy things to do this summer. Plus, Chelsea appears (sort of) in Deadpool 2, and Dan's got a motorcycle.
65 min

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Our founding sponsor, ATB Financial, released its annual report this week, sharing record results, incredible community involvement and transformation. Check out the video and more here.
Nathan Kawulka of YESS Painting shared a story about one of the young people he is training. It's just one example of how YESS Painting makes the world a better place, one job at a time.
Want to know what you'll experience at the Rotary District 5370 Conference in Edmonton in October? Watch this video to hear more about the speakers and the theme.
Edmonton is full of passionate people dedicated to building a vibrant community. The Well Endowed Podcast explores their impact. Listen here, and subscribe!
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Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 25

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

LESS THAN 45 MINUTES

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

45 TO 60 MINUTES

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

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

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

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome our latest sponsor — the Rotary District 5370 Conference!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about the conference in this video:

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

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

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 24

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

30 MINUTES OR LESS

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

30 TO 45 MINUTES

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

45 TO 60 MINUTES

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

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

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

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

We had a chance to sit down with Nathan Kawulka, founder of YESS Painting, to learn more about this new social enterprise. Hear how the business is already making a difference for some of the young painters who have come through Youth Empowerment & Support Services.
On the Edmonton Community Foundation's podcast, hear how the Canadian Cultural Investment Fund helps Fringe Theatre Adventures and Opera Nuova invest in Edmonton artists. And Sanjay Shahani, executive director of the Edmonton Arts Council, discusses the EAC's 10-year plan.
Our friends at ATB Financial are helping us put on a live show during the INVENTURE$ Conference in Calgary on June 7. ATBers will be on hand to talk about transformation, and Culture Cast's Lorne Rubis will be interviewed by Luiza Campos of A Branded World. Join us — it's free!
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We keep an updated list of events and workshops involving our network's members or sponsors or otherwise aligned with our interests. Check it out so you never find yourself without something interesting to do!

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 23

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

30 MINUTES OR LESS

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

30 TO 45 MINUTES

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

45 TO 60 MINUTES

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

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

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

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

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

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

The YESS Painting story

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

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

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

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

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 22

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

30 MINUTES OR LESS

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

30 TO 45 MINUTES

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

45 TO 60 MINUTES

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

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

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

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

On this month’s episode of The Well Endowed Podcast, hear the Hon. Anne McLellan, chair of the task force on cannabis legalization. She talks about the possible benefits and challenges of legalizing cannabis.  
YESS Painting is a new kind of painting company, one that has changed and molded the traditional student painting model by training and employing Edmonton youth experiencing difficult realities.
Here's to the hustle of Alberta entrepreneurs. ATB works with more of them than any other financial institution in the province. Learn more about the ATB Entrepreneur Centres, ATB LendR, ATB BoostR and more.
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Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 21

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

30 MINUTES OR LESS

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

30 TO 45 MINUTES

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

45 TO 60 MINUTES

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

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

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

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

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

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

30 MINUTES OR LESS

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

30 TO 45 MINUTES

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

45 TO 60 MINUTES

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

MORE THAN 60 MINUTES

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

AFFILIATES AND SPONSORS

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

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

Welcome our latest sponsor — YESS Painting!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alberta Podcast Network Roundup 19

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

30 MINUTES OR LESS

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