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66 – LIVE from the Art Gallery of Alberta w. The HIVE Youth Council & Dara Armsden

Let’s talk about art! And let’s do it at the Art Gallery of Alberta!

This episode consists of two conversations: one with the HIVE Youth Council & one with the head of Education and Learning at the AGA: Dara Armsden.

Both conversations try to answer the question: what is our relationship with art, as producers and as consumers? We discuss where to find new artistic inspiration, the Edmonton art community, and the blocks that impede our engagement with art.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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65 – Theatre Design w. Sofia Lukie

Theatrical designer Sofia Lukie is here to talk all about exactly that!

We break theatre design down into some broad categories – lighting, sound, set, costumes, projections – in order to discuss what makes these elements work & what makes them fall flat. We chat about our own personal design tendencies and how designers adapt for modern audiences; the ones who require more than just smoke machines and a spotlight to get their butts into the theatres’ seats.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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64 – Top 5 Memorable Video Games w. Liam Coady

Liam Coady returns to tell us his top 5 most memorable video games!

We each brought a list of 5 memorable games from our past; not best, not even good, just games that we have a distinct memory of playing for whatever reason. Plus all the honourable mentions that we add in along the way. Get ready for some deep cuts (and some not-so deep ones).

Make sure to follow Liam on Instagram and Twitter to get all the updates to his professional going-ons.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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63 – Flight & Scarlet w. Sareeta Lopez

Substitute teacher by day, blogger by night Sareeta Lopez joins us to talk about her work: Flight & Scarlet.

We discuss how she began writing for herself, then others, regarding feminism, financial management, trying to balance personal/professional well-being, and other general ‘how to adult’ topics. We figure out what the best life-hacks are and whether or not a life-hack is really just something we should’ve learned in school. Sareeta also survives the very first Lightning Round of random questions I had about goal-setting & organizational methods, so kudos for her.

CW: Sexual Assault

Be sure to keep up to date on all of Flight & Scarlet’s goings-ons by following them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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62 – CanScare w. Brendan James Boyd & Gennieve Edwards

So spooky! This week we’re speaking with the creative director/show designer of CanScare: Brendan James Boyd and Associate Producer: Gennieve Edwards!

We discuss all of the frightfully fun work that Brendan & Gennieve are up to creating portable haunted house escape rooms; we talk about balancing storytelling with game mechanics; we try to figure out where the theatre ends and the puzzle begins!

You should really follow these folks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay up to date on all their upcoming events!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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61 – Dungeons & Dragons (2000) w. Brayden Scobie

D&D aficionado Brayden Scobie is here to discuss another vital element of this fantasy universe: the godawful 2000 film Dungeons & Dragons.

We watched the movie and we’re going to talk about it. So you don’t have to. It’s rough, baffling, and not really even worth it for the memes. But it WAS worth it for our spectacular attempt at making sense of this movie.

If you’d like to hear more from Brayden make sure to listen to the The Dork-Bajir Chronicles podcast, you can see his beautiful face on Tomes & Tombs, or visit him in the real world at Hexagon Cafe for some IRL DM’ing.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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60 – Iceland Vacation w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Sophie Gareau-Brennan and I went to Iceland and now we’re going to talk about it at length.

We talk about our previous vacation experiences, what it was like getting there, and all the awesome stuff that we did whilst there. Not only do we give you all the insights to how you too can enjoy a trip to Iceland, we also have some very exciting stories that you’ll wanna hear: it involves a volcano.

So make sure to hit up Sophie via her Twitter if you’d like to ask more about Iceland; or just check out the show we host: We Watch Food

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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59 – Deadliest Warrior w. Mitchell Sanregret & Dustin Meisinger

WHO? IS? DEADLIEST?

Mitchell Sanregret & Dustin Meisinger are here to talk about a show with a dope premise and a fizzle of a finish: it’s Deadliest Warrior!

We run through all 33 match-ups as Mitch & Dustin try to remember or guess who was the deadliest warrior – at least as the show/Slitherine Studios was concerned. Not only that but we also discuss the video game Chivalry‘s mod for Deadliest Warrior; the definitive gaming experience for this series.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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58 – Holes (1998/2003) w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Sophie Gareau-Brennan is here to talk about the 1998 book & the 2003 film Holes.

We discuss the differences between the book & movie, the reasons why this story meant so much to us, and the different children’s books we would make into movies.

Most importantly: Dig it uh oh-oh. Dig it.

So make sure to hit up Sophie via her Twitter if you’d like to chat more about Holes or foodstuffs or other children’s books; or just check out the show we host: We Watch Food

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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57 – ArtVentures w. Emma Wales

Art educator Emma Wales is here to tell us all about her business: ArtVentures – an Edmonton-based mobile art company for kids and adults!

We discuss how one turns a passion for art-making into a fluid, roaming art class; how do you model visual literacy or sustainability in your classroom; and we talk all about the importance of making mistakes and sticking with them!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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