More podcast goodness to add to your feed

Why yes, it’s ANOTHER podcasting project: this time, entirely written and produced by my second-year podcasting students at Mount Royal University’s journalism program!

#adulting: the podcast that grows up, one week at a time, covers everything from moving out of the house to dealing with stress to finding love online. In the first episode, out this week, two friends go on an adventure to find out if their childhood dream jobs still hold up in adulthood.

Find #adulting on Apple Podcasts or check out the series website here.

Everyday Bravery (and new podcast news!)

After months of work, I’m very excited to share my latest project with you!

Everyday Bravery is a podcast by Prudential that celebrates and salutes the unsung heroes-next-door who practice acts of bravery every day. I’m hosting the podcast, which is produced by the killer team at Pacific Content.

Wait — you ask. The podcast is BY Prudential? Don’t they do insurance?

Indeed, they do! This is my first foray into branded podcasting — where companies pay for a podcast associated with their brand. It’s new territory for me and I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes.

But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean all of the stories are about Prudential and we aren’t trying to sell you life insurance (directly, anyway!) The podcast is real stories about real people and challenges they’ve faced. It’s excellently produced and the stories are wonderful (and I can say that without bias, because this is the first time I’ve hosted a show without having a full producer role in it!)

You can check out the podcast, release bi-weekly, right here on Simplecast. Or on Apple Podcasts right here, if you prefer. And let me know what you think, I’d love to hear!

When one lives above the only post office in town…

Mark and Tejas at Iqaluit’s post office with their Amazon bounty.

… one tends to notice what people are coming and going with! And that’s what inspired my latest story for Spark on CBC Radio One. It’s all about how Iqalummiut are using Amazon Prime to offset the high costs of living in the North.

You can see some photos and listen to the story here.

It was a wonderful summer in Iqaluit, reading the news and doing some reporting for CBC Nunavut. But for now, I’m back in Calgary for a new year teaching at Mount Royal University and starting some new podcasting projects… updates soon!

 

History, Home Economics and Hot Cross Buns

This week, my radio documentary airs on CBC Radio One’s The Doc Project! The Science of Everyday Life is about the women of ATCO’s Blue Flame Kitchen — the only home service department still based out of a  North American utility company.

While the Kitchen is now the only one around, home service departments used to be the standard for many if not most companies, from department stores to utility providers. In this doc, I delve deep in to the history of the Blue Flame Kitchen’s 85 years of service and try to figure out how this one has survived — and what that means for the people who use it. Oh, and I eat a lot of delicious baked goods!

You can listen to The Science of Everyday Life here.