What's up on APN — June 15-21


Here are the latest episodes from our members and affiliates, organized into playlists so you kind of know what you’re getting, but be prepared for some serendipity, because we like to mix it up a little. Hit the “subscribe” button to grab a playlist to put into your app, or sample the shows right here on this page.


I Don’t Get It reviews a Brian Webb show and heads to Improvaganza. Repodcasting visits with Calgary filmmaker Gillian McKercher. Putting It Together wraps up the soundtrack of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Overdue Finds looks back at Game of Thrones. We catch up on a couple of chapters of A Memory Called Empire with The Read-Along. And Makeshift Stories shares an original short story about a financing scheme that goes awry.

Alberta stories

Ed, our education podcast, celebrate 100 interview episodes by turning the tables on host Shane Lawrence to talk about podcasting and the teaching life. Eat More Barbecue visits with the manager of Calgary’s oldest barbecue restaurant, and Creative Block talks to the owner of one of Calgary’s best ramen shops. Healthy Lifestyle Design recounts an encounter with Sarah Jessica Parker at West Edmonton Mall before exploring the secret to aging beautifully. Girl Tries Life explores how to stress less about debt with a local expert. The Well-Endowed Podcast tells the story of a Charles Daniels, who stood against racism and injustice in early Calgary, and explores You Can Ride 2, which makes adaptive bikes available to kids. You’ll find last week’s episode of Speaking Municipally in this playlist, exploring various bits of Edmonton infrastructure, and we’ll add the latest episode on civic affairs soon.

Tech and gaming

Don’t Call Me a Guru explores social media in the video game industry with a community manager for one of BioWare’s games. Press Start to Join gets into E3 with guest co-host Mike, while Northern Nerdcast interviews the local video game developers behind The Frozen Machine. And Cross-polliNation talks to Team Zeal, a group of young people who created an app and a business to solve a real-world problem in 12 weeks with no prior coding or entrepreneurial experience.


For Kicks talks a look at Canada’s first two games (and wins!) at the Women’s World Cup. Loyal Company of the River Valley discusses an FC Edmonton win that felt like a loss, and vice versa. 2 and Out discusses a bad hit that to a suspension, and brings in three (!) co-hosts to replace a temporarily unavailable Brazilian Ty. Speaking of CFL, the Mess Hall Podcast talks food with a former player and current pilot who still likes to eat big. The 4th Line celebrates the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup and suggests a Mighty Ducks remake. The 4th Line WHLCast wraps up the WHL season and looks ahead to the draft, and Hockey Feels also looks ahead to the draft and watches the post-season comings and goings.

Sponsors and partners

All of this is possible thanks to our sponsors — especially our founding sponsor, ATB Financial — and the partners we work with to help build podcasting in Alberta.


ATB is our founding sponsor. Why? Because ATB listens. Watch stories of ATB customers and their journeys. And be sure to check out ATB's podcasts: We Are Alberta and Perch.
ECF helps the Edmonton community give, grow, and transform. Find out how. And don't miss The Well Endowed Podcast.
Alberta Blue Cross invites you to The Wellness Summit, a day to explore fresh perspectives and practices around wellness in the workplace. It's on Oct. 10 in Edmonton. Learn more.
Choose Park Power, a provider of natural gas and electricity in Alberta that shares its profits with awesome local non-profits. It's a great follow on Instagram, too!
As Edmonton’s largest lender of information and entertainment, EPL’s mission is to share with our city, community and customers. Check out their podcast, Overdue Finds.
Unit B is a multi-company coworking space focused on helping people pursue their passions and making Edmonton its creative best. Book a tour.
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Was Bear 148 in the wrong? Or were we? Either way, it was the bear that ended up dead. Hear the six-part series on the new Undercurrent podcast.
Check out YourForest, a podcast for those who cannot live without the joys and wonders of all wild things, hosted by Matt Kristoff.
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