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Interviews with artists and entrepreneurs about where they came from, what they're doing now, and where they want to go. Hosted by Kyle Marshall, owner of Media Lab YYC, a guy who has a natural curiosity about people. He asks about their process and inspirations. Creative Block is a show for anyone who considers themselves creative.

Interviews with artists and entrepreneurs about where they came from, what they're doing now, and where they want to go. Hosted by Kyle Marshall, owner of Media Lab YYC, a guy who has a natural curiosity about people. He asks about their process and inspirations. Creative Block is a show for anyone who considers themselves creative.
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Interviews with artists and entrepreneurs about where they came from, what they're doing now, and where they want to go. Hosted by Kyle Marshall, owner of Media Lab YYC, a guy who has a natural curiosity about people. He asks about their process and inspirations. Creative Block is a show for anyone who considers themselves creative.

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English


Episodes

38. UNKNOWN Calgary (Eduard Soponar and Stan Rector)

7/23/2019
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Eduard and Stan might seem like very different people but their goals are aligned. Eduard emigrated to Canada from Romania, Stan grew up in Saskatchewan. And now they are hosting UNKNOWN.

Duration:00:41:17

37. July 2019 Update – PodSummit wrap-up, and collaborating with The Chocolate Lab (with David Youn)

7/2/2019
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Kyle invites David Youn (of Perspectives YYC) to discuss what was learned at PodSummit this year. Then a quick rundown of a chocolate company that Media Lab is collaborating with.

Duration:00:47:17

36. Koki Aihara (owner of Shiki Menya)

6/18/2019
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Ramen 🍜 makes me very happy. So it was a great time talking with Koki Aihara, the owner of Shiki Menya which is one of the best ramen spots in Calgary. He discusses what it took to open up the restaurant, the career path he initially set out on, and what he's looking forward to in the future. Plus we discuss hip hop bands, Banff, and collecting cookbooks.

Duration:00:32:04

35. Zach Polis (St. Albert’s Poet Laureate)

6/4/2019
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Zach Polis was first obsessed with animals and then found himself pulled into the worlds of poetry and filmmaking. Now, as St. Albert's Poet Laureate, he is an ambassador of culture and looks to promote other artists in the province. In this conversation we also talk about being a zookeeper, performing Shakespeare soliloquies, and Paddington Bear.

Duration:00:35:38

34. Chris Taniguchi (TANIMAYTO)

5/21/2019
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Chris Taniguchi is not only the artist behind Creative Block's thumbnail, but also all the other shows that Kyle does. Chris gets into how he was obsessed with being fair as a child, how wanting to become an inventor led him into animation, and the secret behind his YouTube name. Also in this conversation they talk about ukuleles, podcast artwork, and Captain America.

Duration:00:57:56

33. May 2019 Update – 36 Questions (with Matt Mort)

5/7/2019
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The show starts with a quick update about what Media Lab has been up to, and then Matt Mort and Kyle Marshall learn a LOT more about each other by asking each other the famous "The 36 Questions That Lead to Love."

Duration:01:17:12

32. Spencer Streichert

4/16/2019
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Spencer Streichert comes on the podcast to discuss some of the wild stories that have happened to him. Currently working in the film industry and as a comedian, that isn't what Spencer started as. Also discussed is standup, rodeos, and Christian Slater.

Duration:00:41:13

31. April 2019 Update – Article 17; Spotify buys Gimlet (with Matt Mort)

4/2/2019
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Matt and Kyle grapple with the new law that was passed in the European Parliament. Is this the end of memes? Also they discuss the news of Spotify buying Gimlet and whether listening to podcasts on Spotify is a satisfying experience.

Duration:00:40:14

30. Kelela Doerksen (of Post Traumatic Victory)

3/19/2019
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Kelela Doerksen was born in British Columbia, moved to Manitoba, and then finally discovered her calling in Alberta. She discusses wanting to become a filmmaker, finding YouTube, and then making the choice to become an entrepreneur. Also discussed is mental health, moving to Red Deer, and moon cafes.

Duration:00:49:34

29. March 2019 Update (with Matt Mort)

3/5/2019
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Kyle and Matt discuss YouTube demonization, Apple sending out an alarming email to podcasters, and a great app to keep yourself organized.

Duration:00:31:52

28. Jordan Drake (of DPReview)

2/26/2019
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Jordan Drake thought we wanted to be filmmaker, then decided he didn't, and then decided he actually did. Listen to his journey from small town Alberta to working with the largest camera review website in North America. Also in this conversation we talk about Roger Ebert, making a living off of YouTube, and camera stores.

Duration:00:48:34

27. Phoebe Fung (of Vin Room)

2/19/2019
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Phoebe Fung came to Calgary to work in the oil and gas sector. After many years of rewarding work she knew that she needed to flex her skills as entrepreneur. What better way than to celebrate her love of food and wine! This is a great discussion about her business Vin Room. Also in this conversation we also discuss drinking in Texas, dogs, and crab cakes.

Duration:00:34:12

26. Steve Lazarowych (of Twitch Calgary)

2/12/2019
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Steve Lazarowych fell in love with video games at an early age. He then discovered later that he was kinda good at creating meetups. He's grown Twitch Calgary to be the place for streamers and streaming enthusiasts to gather in Calgary. We also talk about World of Warcraft, organizing events, and ADHD.

Duration:00:57:02

25. Alex Williams

2/5/2019
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Alex Williams did not like school which is why, obviously, he's becoming a teacher. Along the way to that surprising life choice he's created videos and podcasts. He also values family and friends. There's also talk of fake countries, being mad, and Mormons.

Duration:00:49:23

24. PodCon 2019

1/29/2019
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Kyle was able to attend the second annual PodCon in Seattle this past weekend. While there he capture audio samples of the convention as well as interviews with the attendees about why podcasting is different than other artforms.

Duration:00:37:57

23. Morgan Ermter and Jordan Wright (of Abracadavers)

1/22/2019
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Abracadavers is a new web series that starts with a road trip because of a character's unhealthy obsession with his mother's chair. A couple of the people responsible for the creation of the show, Morgan Ermter and Jordan Wright, talk with Kyle about their earliest obsessions and how they became filmmakers. Other things are discussed as well such as unknown songs, salon chairs, and collecting bugs.

Duration:00:59:10

22. Jess Huffman (of The Bridge Coworks)

1/15/2019
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Jess Huffman started on a farm, went with the army to Europe, and then finally found himself as a business coach in Calgary. This is a great conversation with a man who has seen a lot and who doesn't hesitate to share what he's learned. We also talk about riding horses, moving from America, and MASH.

Duration:00:45:50

21. Thomas Thomas

1/8/2019
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Thomas Thomas is a band that takes its inspiration from the 1950s and 1960s but with a modern twist. Two of the band's members (Thomas Englund and Shannon Thomas) discuss how they met and why they decided to make beautiful music with one another. Plus, there's talk about high school bands, Nirvana, and the colour yellow.

Duration:01:00:15

20. Bobbie Racette (of Canadian Virtual Gurus)

12/11/2018
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Bobbie Racette grew up in Saskatchewan, travelled around the world, and then found herself in Calgary when she got a great idea. This is how she developed Canadian Virtual Gurus into a major success. Also covered in the conversation is wanderlust, two moms, and entrepreneur support groups.

Duration:00:31:00

19. Calum Graham

12/4/2018
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Calum Graham saw his father playing the guitar, borrowed it, and then never gave it back. Now he travels the world sharing his music. Also in this conversation we discuss high school music class, being bad at social media, and German fans.

Duration:00:44:10