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Ep. 58 - Elizabeth Rose, the youngest Canadian to scale the Seven Summits

2/25/2019
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At 26 years old, Vancouver native Elizabeth Rose became the youngest Canadian to reach the peak of the Seven Summits - the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. And, because she's not a total millennial slacker, she wrote a memoir about her journeys, too. Guest co-host Adam joins Lindsay to talk to Liz about her epic adventures around the globe and her recently-released book, Written in the Snow: My Journey to the Seven Summits. Plus, Adam and Lindsay are joined by V.I.A....

Duration:00:36:43

Ep. 57 - Josh Rimer, Mr. Gay Canada 2019

2/19/2019
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This week on the V.I.A. Podcast we're joined by Josh Rimer, the Vancouver vlogger who has just been named Mr. Gay Canada. Wait, what? There's such a thing as "Mr. Gay Canada"? Yes, there is. And Rimer explains to us how he came to hold the title, what makes him Canada's Mr. Gay, and what's next for him as he reps the True North Strong and Free at the Mr. Gay World competition in a couple of months. Plus, Lindsay and guest co-host Adam talk all things Snowpocalypse, from the giant daredevil...

Duration:00:36:50

Ep. 56 - I See You, I Am You with Casey-Jo Loos

2/4/2019
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Casey-Jo Loos from The Peak 102.7fm has published a book of what she describes as self help poetry, and it just might be the inspiration you were looking "to feel more understood, more seen, and to feel a little less alone." Casey-Jo talks about her personal journey and her book. Lindsay and Bob also talk about the field houses in Vancouver's parks, KISS kicking off their final world tour in Vancouver, and Valentine's Day chocolate recommendations.

Duration:00:39:06

Ep. 55 - We found Momo, Vancouver's most famous dog

1/28/2019
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Andrew Knapp is the owner/friend of Vancouver's most famous Instagram dog. He brought the world famous border collie, Momo, in to our studio to talk about life as an influencer, his work as a photographer over the past 18 years and about actually making a difference in people's lives using Instagram. Lindsay and Bob also talk about BCisAwesome.com t-shirts, Canada's new food guide, mild winters, and the how plans for a new Vancouver Art Gallery are coming together.

Duration:00:48:07

Ep. 54 - The Robert Pickton case, more than a decade later

1/21/2019
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More than a decade after the Robert Pickton trial wrapped up, some families of the victims are still waiting to put the remains of their loved ones to rest. Glacier Media investigative reporter, Jeremy Hainsworth, shares the story he recently broke regarding how the remains were treated, and what might be done better next time around.

Duration:00:44:21

Ep. 53 - The weird and wonderful people of Vancouver Island

1/14/2019
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Time Colonist newspaper columnist and author Jack Knox talks about his latest book, 'On The Rocks' and reads a chapter from it.

Duration:00:45:40

The 52nd Episode Spectacular

12/18/2018
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We look back on the year that was and share a load of our favourite Vancouver things in 2018!

Duration:00:51:00

Ep. 51 - This Vancouver baking blogger is the queen of holiday cookies

12/10/2018
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This week on the V.I.A. Podcast we get to know Fanny Lam, the Metro Vancouver-based blogger behind the site Oh Sweet Day! Lam, who came to Vancouver from Hong Kong several years ago, got to know her new city through food and blogging. Now she has a brand new baking cookbook out that's all about making the everyday awesome through delicious and easy-to-make treats. Plus, Lam is known as the queen of the holiday cookie box (you won't believe how many orders she fills every December). We get...

Duration:00:33:49

Ep. 50 - "Craft chocolate" is on the rise

11/26/2018
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Shelley Bolton from East Van Roasters tells us how craft chocolate is made and talks about the social enterprise that sparked this DTES cafe and chocolate shop.

Duration:00:42:15

Ep. 49 - Dating stories that are so horrific you just have to laugh

11/19/2018
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Known as "The Und8ables", Megan Edwards and Janet Reynolds wrote a book sharing some awful, hilarious dating stories. They sit with Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer this week to share some of those stories, sharing insight on how to find the right (and avoid the wrong) person for you.

Duration:00:37:13

Ep. 48 - Exposing an alleged sex cult in Vancouver

11/13/2018
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Josh Bloch of the podcast 'Escaping NXIVM' discusses this bizarre case involving a self help group which seems to have turned into a sex cult, and its ties to Vancouver.

Duration:00:41:11

Ep. 47 - A Murder by Milkshake in Vancouver

11/5/2018
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Author Eve Lazarus discusses her latest book, Murder by Milkshake, about a 1965 murder by a CKNW personality in Vancouver. In this episode Lindsay and Bob also talk about a new umbrella-sharing business, rain in Vancouver in general and a vintage mural that has disappeared.

Duration:00:44:05

Ep. 46 - Meet Vancouver's next mayor, Kennedy Stewart

10/29/2018
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Vancouver's mayor-elect joins Lindsay and Bob to talk his old band, Vancouver as a No Fun City, a possible ward system, ride sharing, campaign financing, if he smokes cannabis and more. Also discussed in this episode is the 2018 election in general and how our hosts love and hate Halloween.

Duration:00:41:16

Ep. 45 - You need to read this new book about cannabis

10/15/2018
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Author and cannabis journalist Amanda Siebert joins Lindsay and Bob to talk about her new book, "The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life". Also discussed: the municipal election, Vij's restaurant, and the large sockeye salmon run happening in B.C. right now.

Duration:00:47:26

Ep. 44 - FEAST Asian Dining Festival is like Dine Out but... well... Asian

10/10/2018
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The founders of FEAST Asian Dining Festival join Lindsay and Bob to discuss what this new Vancouver food fest is all about.

Duration:00:39:40

Ep. 43 - Todd Talbot from Love It or List It has some investing advice for you

10/1/2018
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Todd Talbot from Love It or List It sits down with Lindsay and Bob to talk about his strategy around real estate investment, charity, and life as a father bringing up kids in Vancouver.

Duration:00:47:00

Ep. 42 - Find out why Buffy Sainte-Marie is majorly unappreciated in Canada

9/24/2018
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Vancouver author and music reporter Andrea Warner discusses her new book, 'Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography'. Hosts Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer also discuss the Vancouver election mayoral debate they co-moderated, old Vancouver trolley buses, the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards and more.

Duration:00:41:06

Ep. 41 - These Gays can help you take better food photos

9/17/2018
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Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett, known as "The Food Gays", join Lindsay and Bob for a lively conversation about food, their new book, and about how they took their food blog and turned it into a full-time occupation for both of them.

Duration:00:37:18

Ep. 40 - The Editor in Chief of the Vancouver Courier is retiring

9/10/2018
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The Editor in Chief of the Vancouver Courier, Martha Perkins, is retiring after a lifetime spent in community news. Her colleagues at Glacier Media, Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer, talk about her career and what's next for her. In this episode of the Vancouver Is Awesome podcast we also discuss the black market of stolen cheese in Vancouver, Mark Brand of Save On Meats now being called a "homeless drug addict" in the media, and the hilarious sign at Templeton Park in East Van.

Duration:00:39:18

Ep. 39 - The best Vancouver politics podcast just launched

9/4/2018
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Alex de Boer, host and producer of the new podcast called Seeking Office joins Lindsay and Bob for a conversation about what's happening in the Vancouver election, and what we can expect leading up to, and on election day: October 20th, 2018.

Duration:00:37:45