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Blackout Podcast is about unfiltered truth. A space to talk openly about life, art, mental health, family, beginnings, endings and everything in between.

Blackout Podcast is about unfiltered truth. A space to talk openly about life, art, mental health, family, beginnings, endings and everything in between.
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Blackout Podcast is about unfiltered truth. A space to talk openly about life, art, mental health, family, beginnings, endings and everything in between.

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English


Episodes

Jon Mann - Writer & Director

5/20/2019
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Jon Mann is a graduate of Acadia University (POLS, 2011) and the New York Film Academy (Screenwriting, 2013). In 2012, he wrote the documentary Drink ‘Em Dry which premiered at Harvard Law School, making Jon the youngest person in the school's history to present written work (at age 22). After Harvard, the film Drink 'Em Dry is now in universities and colleges in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. Drink ‘Em Dry was also nominated for Best Canadian Documentary at the Canadian...

Duration:00:53:56

Jackie Torrens - Actor, Writer & Film Director

5/13/2019
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Jackie Torrens is a Halifax-based actor, writer and film director. She and producer Jessica Brown have, under their company Peep Media, completed four documentary films for CBC, the Documentary Channel and Bravo which include Edge of East, My Week on Welfare, Small Town Show Biz and Bernie Langille Wants to Know Who Killed Bernie Langille, which premiered last spring at Hot Docs. Jackie has also done two documentary films for Telltale Productions, Free Reins and the feature-length Radical...

Duration:00:56:59

Jessy-Jean Kafka - Artist

5/5/2019
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Born on the West Coast and living on the East, Jessy-Jean Kafka hopes to share her passion and love for creatures with the world. Having a passion for horror movies, it inspired a lot of spooky and grotesque art. Though her creativity and humour landed her the most recent position in Vandal Doughnut's design team. An alumnus of NSCAD University, Jessy-Jean Kafka has graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Minor in Illustration. Digital Media is her primary medium, she hopes to fully...

Duration:00:46:48

William Yijie - Entrepreneur

4/29/2019
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William loves business, marketing and telling stories. In this week's episode, he shares his reasons for deciding to study in Halifax, starting www.halifax.business and a lot more. I had a wonderful time getting to know William a lot better. Check him out @williamwzc

Duration:00:32:58

Jonathan Hilder - Cyclist

4/22/2019
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Jon is a Haligonian and a proud father of two girls. His work for the Nova Scotia Health Authority (IT Division) keeps him busy but he always makes time for cycling as an avid cyclist. Jon loves his long rides. The longest solo ride was 250km this past summer and he will be working on a 300 km ride this September. He loves being part of getting new folks on bicycles and believes that as a country we need to try harder in looking at alternate avenues of transportation and the bicycle is...

Duration:00:40:32

Brent McCombs - Photographer

4/15/2019
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Born in Ontario and trained in Los Angeles, Brent worked internationally as a fashion photographer for eight years creating campaigns for clients in London, Paris, New York, Vancouver and New Delhi before meeting a lovely girl from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, settling down and refocusing on portrait, wedding and local commercial photography. In addition to his primary commercial work, Brent has also dabbled in landscape, wildlife and sports photography, seeking a broad range of photographic...

Duration:00:48:00

Earl Donald - Artiste

4/8/2019
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A new act on the streets of Toronto, Earl Donald is the recording project of multi-instrumentalist/producer James Cuvilier. Cuvilier introduced this new project with the release of the EP Where You Know Yourself in the fall of 2018. On WYKY, Cuvilier explores a laid-back minimalist electronic sound featuring melodic vocals and swirling synth lines. Cuvilier began writing early song ideas that would later become the basis of Earl Donald following a relocation to Toronto in 2017. Both the...

Duration:00:25:22

Chris Henningsen - Inventor

4/2/2019
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Chris Henningsen is an inventor that believes that we all have a part to play in the healing of the planet. He is passionate about building things, figuring how things work out and making them better. He got a patent which he talks about in this episode. We also talk about Elon Musk, time travel and how he is like Leonard da Vinci. This was a fun episode. Enjoy.

Duration:00:54:48

Nicole Steeves - Writer, Director, Actor

3/26/2019
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Nicole Steeves is an award-winning Writer/Director/Actor. She has written and directed six short films and two feature films. Her first feature, Head Space was made possible through the 1K WAVE ATLANTIC program created by WIFT-AT and Ingrid Veninger of pUNK Films. Her most recent feature, Aliens with Knives (Co-Directed with Struan Sutherland) was created in partnership with Cinema 902 and Eastlink Television and is currently in its award-winning festival run. Nicole is one of the five...

Duration:00:37:43

Ruth Marsh

3/19/2019
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Ruth Marsh is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist of settler ancestry based out of Kjipuktuk,(Halifax, NS, Canada) whose practice employs an absurdist approach which seeks to queer the intersections between DIY culture, art practice and science fact/fiction/fabulation to address memory, healing, cybernetic enhancement and responsive mutation both in bodies and environments. She approaches her practice from a perspective which is part mad scientist and part devoted repair technician. Through...

Duration:00:28:27

Ashley Avery - Poet, Activist, Writer

3/12/2019
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Ashley Avery is a feminist writer, poet and advocate living in KJIPUKTUK (Halifax). She holds a BA in Women’s Studies from MSVU and previously completed a Diploma in Social Service Work in Toronto. She is a former member of the Hali Slam team and a competitor at the 2017 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Her visual poetry installation titled “Elements of Rape Culture” was featured at the Mount Saint Vincent community art gallery and in 2018 she was commissioned to collaborate with a lucky...

Duration:00:46:01

Bahia

3/5/2019
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Bahia is an energy intuitive and Shamanic Practitioner who trusts in the synchronicities of life and believes there are no accidents. A quote of hers I love: "Do not fear exploring the depths of your soul. You are here to remember your sacred wisdom and share your personal medicine with the world. You are going to shed old patterns and beliefs you have outgrown. Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Kind. Be You. You are on your path to becoming your true authentic self." In this episode, we talk about it...

Duration:00:50:37

Trevor Gould

2/26/2019
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Trevor Gould is an experienced powwow dancer and singer, who has been performing for more than 20 years. He has spoken to audiences about Mi'kmaw culture. He is also known for singing, dancing and drumming. He was in the musical "DRUM!" for ten years. He presently sings with the Eastern Eagle Singers from Indian Brook, Nova Scotia. When Trevor Gould saw the call for submission for AFCOOP's Languages of Nova Scotia, he submitted his film, Apija’simk. An idea he shared with his friend has now...

Duration:00:46:32

Regine Tiu

2/19/2019
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Regine Tiu is a media art scholar with the Centre for Art Tapes. Her first exhibit Not Your Jolie Poupée as part of CFAT's scholarship presentation A Different Place. In this episode, we talk about her art, creative process, the story behind her installation and a whole lot more. With Becka Barker as a mentor on the project, Regine explores being objectified in her exhibit. "Art can manifest in so many different ways, and have so many different articulations," says Regine Tiu. "There is...

Duration:00:36:17

Kreations By Kemmy

2/12/2019
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Kemmy turns shoes into works of art. His Custom Sneakers have been worn by people from all works of life include the Olympian, Jill Saulnier. In this episode we talk about it all from his shoe designs and art to his plans to design shoes, to his approach to working with clients, cutting hair and more. Check him out @kreationsbykemmy

Duration:00:57:32

Stephanie Clattenburg - Pt. 2

2/6/2019
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Stephanie Clattenburg is a writer, director, camera operator, drummer, storyteller yet a quick search of her name on Google pops up articles like: "Snoop Dogg's sexist comments about camerawoman 'creepy and awkward'". This happened a few years ago during the shooting of Trailer Park Boys in Truro, Nova Scotia. In this episode, we talk about that incident, about her filmmaking, her interesting Instagram stories and how she still looks the same ten years after. Enjoy. Check her out...

Duration:00:37:19

Stephanie Clattenburg - Pt 1

2/5/2019
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Stephanie Clattenburg is a writer, director, camera operator, drummer, storyteller yet a quick search of her name on Google pops up articles like: "Snoop Dogg's sexist comments about camerawoman 'creepy and awkward'". This happened a few years ago during the shooting of Trailer Park Boys in Truro, Nova Scotia. In this episode, we talk about that incident, about her filmmaking, her interesting Instagram stories and how she still looks the same ten years after. Enjoy. Check her out...

Duration:00:35:06

CasSea Creations and Cosplay

1/29/2019
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Cassie makes magic happen with latex and foam and wigs and many more. In this episode, we talk about her work and plans she has for upcoming projects. We also talk about social media and mental health. Check her out @cassea64

Duration:00:31:41

Lucia Dodaro - Arcadia

1/21/2019
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Lucia Dodaro, the director of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" talks about the show, Lord Byron and shares a passphrase that will give a lucky listener tickets to the closing show of the play. Check her out @howlingshoopuf

Duration:00:30:16

Hermione - Arcadia

1/21/2019
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Hermione, the stage manager of Arcadia shares her experience preparing for the play. She also talks about handling people making comments about her name and more. She also shares the passphrase that gives a lucky listener two tickets to see the play. Check her out @hermionetamlin

Duration:00:19:37