Teaching Strides is back!

A new podcasting project to kick off the school year — I’m pleased to share that I’m hosting season four of MRU’s Teaching Strides podcast! Every month, I sit down with one of the university’s talented educators and talk with them about the many ways they innovate in their classrooms.

We kicked off the new season this week with Patti Derbyshire and Spirit River Striped Wolf, co-founders of Otahpiaaki Fashion Week in Calgary, to talk about how this classroom project has become an annual event that fuels year-round research into Indigenous fashion, reconciliation, and entrepreneurship. You can subscribe wherever you podcast, or listen here:

The series is produced by Hadeel Abdel-Nabi, a senior student with our journalism program, in conjunction with the Academic Development Centre at MRU. We’re looking forward to a great season of interesting stories and new views on teaching from the talented ranks of educators working across the university.

New podcasting workshops with Calgary Public Library!

So happy to share that, this September, I’m working with the Calgary Public Library to deliver three podcasting workshops! The original title was Podcasting for Fun (but probably not for profit)… you can find them by searching Podcasting for Fun at the CPL Registration page.

Week one is podcast planning, week two is interview skills, and week three is introduction to audio documentary. All of the workshops are run separately, so you can take one, or a couple, or all three!

I’m particularly excited about the third workshop — if you run an interview-based podcast and are looking to take it to the next level with other story formats, this is a chance to see what other options are out there and how you can get started.

Feel free to share with the friends, lovers and podcasters in your life… hopefully we can make some audio magic!

Season 2 of Calgary Canvas now online!

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The students in this year’s Podcasting class came together to make a fantastic second season of Calgary Canvas, tackling stories around safe injection sites, transit safety for women — even how to make it in Calgary’s booming microbrew scene.

Subscribe to Calgary Canvas (and all of the other great podcasts put out by MRU Journalism!) on Apple Podcasts or Google Play Music, or you can find all of the episodes right here on the Calgary Journal.

New from ATB…

… it’s Perch, the podcast!

This summer, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the team at ATB Financial to create Perch — the podcast that takes their Economics & Research team‘s fantastic original research on the Alberta economy and turns it into stories and insightful interviews for your ears.

In its first week, it already hit #14 on the iTunes podcasting charts for top business shows in Canada! Click here to hear it for yourself.

The Canadian Mountain Podcast is now out!

Canadian Mountain Podcast logoI’m very happy to share that the Canadian Mountain Podcast is now online! The series, produced by the Canadian Mountain Network at the University of Alberta, looks at different research happening in and around different parts of the country that affect those living in mountainous areas.

One of my favourite episodes is the one recorded right here in Alberta: where I got the chance to head out to Canmore to talk about the return of bison to Banff National Park.

You can find the video version of the podcast here, or you can listen to the audio version of the series on Apple Podcasts.

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!