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The Calgarian features in-depth conversations with notable, creative and interesting people in Calgary. From poets to journalists, musicians to activists, these are the folks working to build community but who are often unknown to the wider city. Hosted and produced by Taylor Lambert, The Calgarian is your window into understanding Calgary beyond the stereotypes and headlines.
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#17 - Sue-Shane Tsomondo Sue-Shane Tsomondo is the creator of Sue's Stokvel, an online platform dedicated to sharing and highlighting Black literature. Find Sue's Stokvel on Instagram and Facebook. We discuss this TED Talk, which everyone should watch: The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Follow The Calgarian on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | and visit thecalgarian.ca
Live: Expressions Open Mic Recorded at the February Expressions spoken word open mic at Cafe Koi, with feature performer Sholley Powell. This sounds like a time capsule from another era, all these people together in a space sharing art and having fun. It might be just what we need right now. So pour yourself a drink or a cup of tea, sit back, and imagine you're not in a pandemic lockdown, but out for a night of poetry. Expressions is having a Zoom edition May 11! Follow The Calgarian on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | and visit thecalgarian.ca
#16 - Cheryl Foggo

#16 - Cheryl Foggo

2020-03-1254:11

#16 - Cheryl Foggo Cheryl Foggo is a writer, playwright, filmmaker, and historian whose work explores black history and the black experience in western Canada. Her book Pourin' Down Rain is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020. Cheryl's short film Kicking Up a Fuss The Former Life of Amber Valley Profile on Cheryl and her forthcoming film John Ware: Reclaimed. Cheryl Foggo on Goodreads My PechaKucha talk that Cheryl mentioned Follow The Calgarian on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | and visit thecalgarian.ca
Womxn's March / Taking Strides Taking Strides website Calgary Womxn's March Some background on the broader Womxn's March movement 1:44 - Adora Nwofor 5:22 - Chantal Chagnon 11:43 - Audrey Lane Cockett 17:33 - Iris Jane Gibot 19:34 - Ghada Alatrash 24:51 - Souad Farag 26:26 - Devi Persaud 30:20 - Shifrah Gadamsetti 35:57 - Latasha Calf Robe 45:06 - Bethel Afework Follow The Calgarian on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | and visit thecalgarian.ca
#15 - Calgary Public Art Alliance Two Calgary artists, Alana Bartol and Tristan Surtees, speak on behalf of the Calgary Public Art Alliance about the city's suspended public art program, why some people hate Travelling Light and Bowfort Towers, and how we should be thinking about public art. Also discussed: the unbridled joy of boiled eggs. Follow The Calgarian on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Or visit thecalgarian.ca
The Year in Canine Curatives Originally published by Hazlitt Follow The Calgarian on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Or visit thecalgarian.ca
#14 - Femme Wave

#14 - Femme Wave

2019-11-0539:21

#14 - Femme Wave Hayley Muir and Kaely Cormack are the badasses behind Femme Wave, a Calgary feminist arts festival in its fifth year (happening this week!). They also play in The Shiverettes and are the kindest and most infinitely patient podcast guests of all time. Follow The Calgarian on: Facebook Instagram Twitter Or visit thecalgarian.ca
#13 - Peter Oliver

#13 - Peter Oliver

2019-09-1048:17

#13 - Peter Oliver Peter Oliver is the co-founder and president of the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, the host of two CJSW shows — The Palgary Almanac and Canada 200 — and a key figure in several successful local advocacy initiatives. He talks about the Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP) and admits that he has never painted a fence (well, once, maybe). Follow him on twitter: @peterloliver Follow The Calgarian on: Facebook Instagram Twitter Or visit thecalgarian.ca
#12 - Meghan Grant

#12 - Meghan Grant

2019-08-2832:39

#12 - Meghan Grant Meghan Grant is the court reporter for CBC Calgary (or at least that's what she calls herself). She shares her thoughts on what it's like working the court beat, and warns about the complications of self-grind coffee machines. Follow her on twitter: @CBCMeg Follow The Calgarian on: Facebook Instagram Twitter Or visit thecalgarian.ca
#11 - Kate Jacobson

#11 - Kate Jacobson

2019-08-1444:13

#11 - Kate Jacobson Kate is an organizer, activist, notable Calgary socialist, and cursed bok choy grower. She also hosts the Alberta Advantage podcast. Follow Kate on Twitter, as well as the Alberta Advantage podcast. Interested in the Renters' Action Movement that Kate talked about? You can email them, or @ them on Twitter. The Calgarian Visit thecalgarian.ca or hit up the links below: Instagram Twitter Facebook Taylor on Twitter
#10 - Hadeel Abdel-Nabi Hadeel is a journalism student with some pretty solid freelance work under her belt already. She has a lot of thoughts about what the journalism landscape looks like to a young woman of colour, what it's like wearing a hijab in Calgary, and why you should quit giving East Calgary the side eye. Read Hadeel's story "East Calgary is not a culture tour" for The Sprawl, and follow her on Twitter. Check out thecalgarian.ca, and follow the show on social media: Instagram Twitter Facebook
#9 - Jeremy Klaszus

#9 - Jeremy Klaszus

2019-05-2849:49

#9 - Jeremy Klaszus Jeremy Klaszus has seamlessly made the transition from freelance journalist to media mogul by founding The Sprawl, a crowdfunded platform for local journalism. His gold-plated backscratcher collection is small but growing. For more information about the show, visit thecalgarian.ca. —twitter —facebook —instagram
#8 - Joshua Whitehead

#8 - Joshua Whitehead

2019-05-1447:26

#8 - Joshua Whitehead Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, two-spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1) and the author of Jonny Appleseed and full-metal indigiqueer. He has the memory capacity of a fictional fish and really, really likes cyborgs. For more information about the show, visit thecalgarian.ca
#7 - Kevin Allen

#7 - Kevin Allen

2019-04-3050:51

#7 - Kevin Allen Kevin Allen is a community historian and the author of Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary. His passion for local LGBTQ2+ history is rivalled only by his love of chicken-crossing-the-road jokes. For more information about The Calgarian, including links to social media and Patreon, visit thecalgarian.ca.
#6 - Lourdes Juan

#6 - Lourdes Juan

2019-04-0242:06

Lourdes Juan is a Calgary entrepreneur and the founder of the Leftovers Foundation, a non-profit organization that rescues perfectly good food bound for the trash and redirects it to those in need. (Reduce food waste! Do it!) Visit thecalgarian.ca for more info on the show. Instagram Facebook Twitter Patreon
#5 - Shaun Hunter

#5 - Shaun Hunter

2019-03-1954:16

Shaun Hunter is a writer and researcher of local literary history. Her anthology book, Calgary Through The Eyes of Writers, captures the literary appearances of the city and the land it occupies from the 18th century to the 2013 flood. For more information about the show, visit thecalgarian.ca
#4 - Bethel Afework

#4 - Bethel Afework

2019-02-2744:04

Bethel Afework is a poet, performer, one half of the music duo BASK, and the host of the monthly open mic Raw Voices. She also aspires to split atoms. Visit thecalgarian.ca for more information about the show.
Mental health break

Mental health break

2019-02-1907:21

Mental health affects all of us, in different ways and to differing degrees. Let's talk about it. http://thecalgarian.ca
#3 - Jason Markusoff

#3 - Jason Markusoff

2019-02-0501:06:41

Jason Markusoff is a longtime Alberta journalist, having worked for many years at the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald, and now a correspondant for Maclean's magazine. He also really likes Twitter (@markusoff), and can both lead and follow while slow dancing. For more about The Calgarian, visit thecalgarian.ca
#2 - Cobra Collins

#2 - Cobra Collins

2019-01-2255:39

Cobra Collins is a poet of significant height who primarily works in spoken word. She has twice been shortlisted for poet laureate of Calgary, and has written at least one poem about an expired burrito. Find more information about the show, including links to social media and the Patreon page, at http://thecalgarian.ca
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