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76 – Drama Therapy w. Bill Yong

Bill Yong joins us to talk about drama therapy!

What is drama therapy, how do we use it, and how can we all connect with our inner clown-child? We try to suss out what makes art, theatre, and roleplaying such therapeutic tactics. Plus we talk about the power of storytelling in all aspects of life.

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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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70 – Artists’ Survival Guide w. Nasra Adem & Liam Coady

Nasra Adem & Liam Coady return to the show to develop an Artists’ Survival Guide!

We figure out the 10 most challenging things artists of all stripes need to overcome, we put some pithy words towards creative tactics, and we attempt to pass on any sort of artistic wisdom that we’ve gathered over time.

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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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69 – Theatre Directing w. Bethany Hughes

Bethany Hughes, co-founder of Straight Edge Theatre & current Artistic Director of the Walterdale Theatre, joins us to talk about directing theatre!

We suss out the ways to approach various directorial challenges one might face; we talk about our own approaches to developing a vision & directing a show; we discuss how theatre plays with vulnerability & the power of presence.

Go see The Great Gatsby December 5th-15th, if you’re in Edmonton, AB. You can get tickets right here.

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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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68 – Art & Comics w. Nick Ross

Edmonton writer/artist/podcaster/whatever else Nick Ross joins the show to talk about art and comics!

We discuss his hero’s journey of putting pen to paper, creating illustrations, movie posters, and written works. We go on many comic book-related tangents, while still managing to focus on why the medium is so artistically poignant and how it’s come to influence us as fans & creators.

Please check out Nick’s visual work, as well as his co-production, with friend of the show Devin Smith, Watchful Podcast

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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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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)
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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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)
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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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)
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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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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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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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)
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