Former Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland talks about the strange and interesting traditions, beliefs and rituals here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Cheese is a strange thing. It can be stringy, stinky soft or solid. Cheese can give you nightmares. In this episode I sit down with Adam Blanchard from 5 Brothers Artisan Cheese. Adam started making cheese in his kitchen 7 years ago and now he has moved into a larger processing facility, where he can hardly keep up with demand. Check out this Newfoundland success story and be inspired to follow your dreams and eat some cheese.
H.O.P.E. Helping Orphans Prosper through Education is a Newfoundland based charity that provides compassion and support to Ugandan orphans through education sponsorship. I sat down with marjorie, one of the founders of the program to discuss the ins and outs of this wonderful and life changing program.
Have you ever found yourself in the woods gazing at the mystery of a mushroom. Have you wondered if its edible? Today I try to find out what you can and cannot eat in the woods. Its pretty crazy that the earth provides us will all of these edible things. Its primal, its the way its used to be, but we have lost the way. Today I sit down with Denis, Denis has rediscovered the way. and he is super excited to share his knowledge. please enjoy my conversation with Denis the forager.
On today's episode I have a conversation with Ian Williams. Ian and I are both apart of the Fogbank audio co-working group here in St. John's. If you would like to learn more about the group, please check out TheFogbank.ca
Before Ian got involved with audio, he went to school to become a Naval architect. A naval architect is the person behind the scenes who designs everything and anything to do with sea faring vessels. Ian was kind enough to answer my main question "why are portholes round?" among many others that sprang up during the course of our conversation. If you would like to check out Ian's podcast which is called Ships in Port, you can do so on the Fogbank website, which once again is thefogbank.ca and now, my conversation with Ian.
On todays episode I sit down to chat with Grant Genova whose architecture firm is called fresh fruit and architecture. Grant has an interesting story, one that takes him to places across Canada and the united states. His life starts in Toronto but now he calls St. John's his home. Grant has a unique perspective on all things architecture and I believe that extends his perspectives on life, I hope you enjoy this wide ranging conversation.
The ocean is a vast universe of light and darkness. In its mystery there are many creatures we know and love. Whales, dolphins, seals and so on. But like so many famous creatures here on land, there, behind the scenes is a plethora of staff that hold the whole production together. Today we are going to learn about one of those lesser appreciated staff members. The tiny but important Capelin. Victoria Neville - is the Senior Specialist of marine ecosystems and fisheries at World Wildlife Fund. She is my friend and the voice of the Capelin. Please enjoy this conversation.
Links Mentioned in this episode:
WWF - FOOD FOR ALL REPORT
99 days, 8000kms and zero experience. Skyler and Mario cycled all the way across Canada to raise money for Alzheimers research and awareness. I sit down with them, at the end of their journey to find out what its like, to traverse the second largest country in the world.
On this weeks episode I sit down with Keith Vokey. Keith has an interesting job, he is a master of ceremonies of sorts. Keith welcomes honorary Newfoundlanders to our province via a provincial ritual known as a screech in. I won't go into too much detail because Keith lays it out quite nicely in the show. So without further delay, please enjoy my conversation with screech master, Keith Vokey
Did this one with my dear ma. She is a sweet heart of the highest order. We got to talking about her early years as a mom and my early years as a boy. We shared our mutual experience in the moment and in the memory. I hope you enjoy this strange and personal sojourn into our early years.
In this episode I talk to Gaby Eirew, the creator of an app (RecordMeNow) that lets people record video messages to be shared with loved ones after they pass away. We talked about the app and about Gaby's interesting life! Really great conversation. Thanks again to Gaby. Please Enjoy
In this episode I sit down with Sergey Holson. Sergey was a competitive swimmer on his way to Olympic glory but soon found himself changing lanes. We talk about his life post athletics and what it's like to find positivity in life's everyday moments. I hope you enjoy!
Betty's Used Books is a classic small town bookstore in Chase, British Columbia. I tried to get Betty on but she is a bit on the shy side I found out, she recommended I speak to her husband Ralph. So I did and it was a lovely conversation. Please Enjoy.
I sit down to have a chat with Paul, the local Bicycle repair man! We talk about his life in Chase, British Columbia and how he got there...Which was by cycling through the Rocky Mountains from Calgary!
I sit down and talk with local painter/muralist/print maker/cool dude Richard Tetrault. We have an engaging discussion about "art" and "Art". Thanks again to Richard for his time! You can find Richard at http://www.richard-tetrault.ca/
Adam Blender, Director of Operations for the S.W.E.D Society sits down and talks about the current state of selling medical marijuana and where the industry is headed. Thanks again to Adam for his time.
In this episode I sit down with John from Cloud 9 Float Spa and we dive deep into magical realm of sensory deprivation tanks. We also get into what a strange and distracting time it is to live in, where getting some peace and quiet is easier said than done. Please Enjoy! And if you live in the area than go check out Cloud 9 Float Spa!
In this episode I have a chat with Alain Haig-Brown. Alan is an author, photographer and world traveler. I really enjoyed hearing his stories and asking for some life advice along the way. I hope you enjoy.
Here it is, the first episode. I have recorded 6 so far, this is not the very first I recorded but it is the first I am releasing. Stay tuned for more...
In this episode I sit down with Melani, at the time of this recording she was a 2nd year apprentice as a funeral director. Melani answered all of my questions concerning the funeral industry and offered me some insights I had not considered. Please Enjoy!