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NewfoundPod is a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland, hosted by Debbie Wiseman. In each episode I will bring you stories focusing on our unique culture and extraordinary citizens.

NewfoundPod is a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland, hosted by Debbie Wiseman. In each episode I will bring you stories focusing on our unique culture and extraordinary citizens.

Location:

Canada

Description:

NewfoundPod is a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland, hosted by Debbie Wiseman. In each episode I will bring you stories focusing on our unique culture and extraordinary citizens.

Twitter:

@newfoundpod

Language:

English

Contact:

709-771-5555


Episodes

Emelia Earhart's connection to Newfoundland

6/17/2019
Today I'm going to talk about Amelia Earhart. Here in Newfoundland, we love when we can make a connection to a famous person or event. We have a couple of connections to aviation pioneer and one of my personal heroes, Amelia Earhart. More episodes, transcripts and show notes at http://NewfoundPod.com Links: https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/expert-sets/101269/ https://www.downhomelife.com/article.php?id=1947 http://patreon.com/newfoundpod ---...

Duration:00:03:00

Bowring Park (St. John's, Newfoundland)

6/10/2019
With the weather finally warming up here on the Avalon, I decided to talk to you today about the history of Bowring Park. More episodes, transcripts and show notes at http://NewfoundPod.com Links: http://www.nfld.com/tourism/bowring/history.htm http://bowringpark.com Theme music: Club Seamus Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://patreon.com/newfoundpod --- Send in a voice...

Duration:00:04:16

The History of NONIA in Newfoundland - NewfoundPod

5/27/2019
There's some construction going on in downtown St. John's right now, but the store owners want you to know, they are open for business. This got me to thinking about the stores that have been downtown for quite a while, and one of those stores is NONIA. You may know NONIA as just a store that sells beautiful handmade sweaters, but there's actually a rich history behind it. More episodes, transcripts and show notes at http://NewfoundPod.com THeme music: Club Seamus Kevin MacLeod...

Duration:00:05:24

The Colonial Building Riot In Newfoundland

5/14/2019
This week, Newfoundlanders go to the polls in another provincial election. If you watch the news, have social media or just talk to people, there's always something going on that makes people angry with whoever is in charge. Sometimes it's justified, sometimes it's not. Back in 1932, people had had enough and a demonstration turned into a riot that threatened the life of the Prime Minister. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/newfoundpod/message

Duration:00:04:21

Quick note!

5/13/2019
My regular weekly episode will be out tomorrow! (Tuesday) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/newfoundpod/message

Duration:00:00:15

NewfoundPod - Buy a broom in May, sweep your family away

5/6/2019
Hello and welcome back to NewfoundPod, a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman and this is another mini episode. I had planned to release an episode about the Colonial Building Riot, but I haven't finished it and rather than rush through it, I thought I'd release this instead. Today I'm going to tell you about a couple of Newfoundland traditions regarding the month of May. The first saying you may have heard of is a warning against purchasing a broom during...

Duration:00:02:21

NewfoundPod Mini - Lady Helena Squires

4/29/2019
Hello and welcome back to Newfoundpod, a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman and in today's mini episode, I'm going to tell you about Lady Helena Squires. Helena Squires was born Helena Strong in 1879 in Little Bay Islands. She attended the Methodist College in St. John's, Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Emerson College and Harvard in Boston. She returned to Newfoundland and married Richard Squires in 1905. They settled in St. John's where Richard...

Duration:00:03:48

The FIrst Nonstop Transatlantic Flight from Newfoundland to Ireland - John Alcock and Arthur Brown

4/22/2019
Hello, and welcome back to Newfoundpod, a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman, and today I'm going to talk to you about the first non-stop transatlantic flight, which originated here in Newfoundland 100 years ago. I'll also tell you about the plans to celebrate the anniversary here locally. Music: Club Seamus by Kevin Macleod https://incompetech.com Sources: The Aviation History Online Museum (Site inactive) Wikipedia Century of Flight One Hundredth...

Duration:00:07:48

NewfoundPod Mini - Newfoundland's Connection to Titanic

4/15/2019
It's iceberg season here in Newfoundland. Just check out Facebook and you will see some great photos being shared. And I completely acknowledge that this is probably just me, but when I hear iceberg, I think of the Titanic. Confession - I am obsessed with the Titanic. I have been for as long as I can remember. Today I am going to tell you about the Newfoundland connection to the disaster. The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton on April 10, 1912. On her maiden voyage on April 14th, she...

Duration:00:03:17

NewfoundPod Mini - Ode To Newfoundland

4/8/2019
Hello, and welcome to the very first NewfoundPod mini episode! Today I'm going to tell you about the Ode To Newfoundland. The Ode to Newfoundland is the provincial anthem of Newfoundland and Labrador. The song started as a poem, written by the Governor of Newfoundland at the time, Sir Cavendish Boyle, in 1902. He had reported to Newfoundland from England the year before and wrote many poems dedicated to the rugged island he'd fallen in love with. The first time the poem was performed...

Duration:00:02:09

Introducing NewfoundPod Minis - Mini Episodes on Newfoundland History

4/5/2019
Hey everyone! This is just a quick audio I'm dropping into the feed to let you know about something new with NewfoundPod - minis! On each off-week, I'm going to release a mini episode. When I'm researching topics, I always come across things that I find interesting, and I think you'd find interesting too, but there isn't quite enough for a full episode. So now, I'll be releasing minis on those topics. Each episode will hopefully be under 2 minutes long, and the first one will be released on...

Duration:00:00:34

Al Clouston - NewfoundPod - A Bite-Sized Podcast About Newfoundland

4/1/2019
Welcome to Season 2 of NewfoundPod. In this episode, I explain my extra long hiatus and talk to you about Al Clouston. Al Clouston, also known as Uncle Al, was a folklorist, a storyteller and a humourist. He started out as a salesman, and after he retired in the seventies, he released several books and albums of Newfoundland humour that he had been collecting since the age of 17. Merchandise! Theme Music: Club Seamus by Kevin MacLeod Source: incompetech If you can, please leave me a...

Duration:00:12:25

Hiatus - Happy Holidays!

11/24/2018
Hi everyone, welcome back to NewfoundPod. This isn't an episode, but just a quick update in your feeds to let you know that the podcast is on hiatus. It's just a short one, I'll be back in January with regular episodes. In the meantime, you can check out the fogbank at thefogbank.ca for more Newfoundland themed podcasts. If you haven't, you can listen to my older episodes at NewfoundPod.com. Thanks everyone, have a great holiday season, and I'll talk to you in 2019! --- Send in a voice...

Duration:00:00:32

NewfoundPod Episode 27: Newfoundland Ghost Stories

10/31/2018
Today I tell you about a miracle photo and two ghost stories from Gower Street in St. John's. Thanks so much for listening today. I hope you all enjoyed it. Links for today's episode: TheFogbank.ca Theme Music: Club Seamus by Kevin MacLeod If you can, please leave me a review on Apple podcasts or whatever podcast app you use. I'd really appreciate it. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter, just search NewfoundPod. Instagram is also NewfoundPod. You can contact me at...

Duration:00:04:41

Newfoundpod 26: 48 Horror Film Challenge, The Foran Hotel & Mrs Dower

10/24/2018
This time, more spookiness! I tell you (well, Elling Lien tells you) about the Nickel Festival's 48 Hour Horror Film challenge. Then I tell two classic Newfoundland ghost stories. Thanks so much for listening today. I hope you all enjoyed it. Links for today's episode: Nickel Festival's 48 Hour Horror Film challenge TheFogbank.ca TintOfInk.com interview with me! Merchandise! Theme Music: Club Seamus by Kevin MacLeod Source: incompetech If you can, please leave me a review on...

Duration:00:10:01

Episode 25 - The Balcony by Keith Daniels - Happy Halloween, Newfoundland

10/10/2018
Hello, and welcome back to NewfoundPod, a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman, and this is episode 25 – Happy Halloween! Yes, it's my favourite time of year again. Last year, I shared with you some spooky folk tales from Newfoundland. This year, I'll be doing that again, but this week, I wanted to do something a little different. This episode, I am going to read a spooky story written by a Newfoundland author. His name is Keith Daniels and he's written a few...

Duration:00:23:13

24: NewfoundPod Episode 24 - 9/11 In Newfoundland

9/10/2018
Tuesday will mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States. Over 200 planes were diverted from the US to Canada, and over 70 of those planes landed in Newfoundland and Labrador. There was no plan in place for this type of thing. At the time, it just wasn't something people thought could happen. At the airport in St. John's, 27 planes landed, carrying over 4,000 passengers and crew. 38 planes ended up in Gander. Over 6,000 people ended up stranded in the town,...

Duration:00:09:33

23: NewfoundPod Episode 23 - Mary Dohey

9/1/2018
Mary Dohey isn't a household name in Newfoundland, and it seems like that's the way she wanted it. But Mary, who passed away last year at the age of 83, was an extraordinary person. She was the first living person to receive the Canadian Cross of Valour. That's the highest honour that the country awards for acts of bravery. She helped save the lives of over 100 people after a man took a plane hostage, in what would become known as The Doomsday Flight. +++ If you can, please leave me a review...

Duration:00:07:27

22: NewfoundPod Episode 22 - Cats & Cabot

8/17/2018
Today I talk about the cancellation of NightLine, the Mad Catter Cafe and Discovery Day. https://www.facebook.com/madcattercafe/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/newfoundpod Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/newfoundpod Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/newfoundpod Blog: http://NewfoundPod.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/newfoundpod/message

Duration:00:05:14

NewfoundPod - Episode 21 - Remembering Neveah Denine - Newfoundland

8/10/2018
This week, sadly, we lost one of our own, Neveah Denine. Neveah was a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter, and a friend to all. She passed away on Monday, having just turned nine years old. Today I'm going to tell you a little bit about this incredible young girl and the legacy she will leave of selflessness and love. [https://www.facebook.com/happinessfornevaeh/](https://www.facebook.com/happinessfornevaeh/) [https://www.facebook.com/nevaehlemonade](https://www.facebook.com/nevaehlemonade)...

Duration:00:03:17