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The owner of the Vancouver Canadians baseball team, Jake Kerr

6/20/2018
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Jake Kerr discusses baseball, how he brought Nat Bailey stadium back from being "a dump", and a new mascot to expect on the eve of the Vancouver Canadians 2018 home opener.

Duration:00:44:48

Ep. 27 - Meet two of Vancouver Supernatural's ghost hunters

6/11/2018
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This week on the V.I.A. Podcast we sit down with a pair of hobbyist paranormal sleuths from the group Vancouver Supernatural. Paul and Janine are two of nine in the self-assembled group of ghost hunting enthusiasts who offer their services--free of charge--to investigate (or debunk) spirits in local businesses and homes. Paul and Janine brought not only stories from the field, but also some of the gear in their ghost hunting kits to show us a little bit about how they do what they do. We...

Duration:00:54:42

Mijune Pak dishes on Top Chef Canada, lowbrow eats, and her infamous "resting bitch face."

6/4/2018
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This week on the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast we sit down for a tasty talk with Mijune Pak, who has just wrapped up her second season serving as a permanent judge on TV's Top Chef Canada. Pak is also known for her blog Follow Me Foodie (and her social media) for her globetrotting pursuit of all things wonderful to eat. Hosts Lindsay William-Ross and Adam Nanji (filling in for Bob Kronbauer) grill the world class foodie on everything from what it's like eating two five course meals at the...

Duration:00:53:48

Ep 25 - Vancouver parking meters accept tips now?!

5/27/2018
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We talk with anonymous satirist "John Swift" who's behind the website The Vancouver Glass. He discusses why he does what he does, how his "Vancouver parking meters now accepting tips" story became a hit and the difference between fake news and satire. Hosted by Melissa Shaw, Adam Nanji and Bob Kronbauer, we also talk about the Morgan Freeman SkyTrain fiasco, a group of sweet muslim kids who break their fast every year and break bread with folks in the Downtown Eastside. Lastly, we talk...

Duration:00:47:13

Ep 24 - Michelle Eliot from CBC's BC Today

5/23/2018
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This week on the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast we bring you a thoughtful conversation about CBC's revamped weekday radio program, BC Today. Hosts Bob Kronbauer and Lindsay William-Ross are joined in studio by the call-in show's host, Michelle Eliot. She talks about the show, her process and where she draws patience from. Lindsay and Bob also chat about the Tim Hortons poop video (SORRY), the best and most wonderful ice cream sandwiches in Vancouver, the Canadian knife ban you don't know...

Duration:00:44:19

Episode 23 - Sex, marriage, and ice cream (and a bit of Ryan Reynolds)

5/15/2018
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This week on the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast is a rare treat: An extended chat about marriage, sex, ice cream, and a whole lot more. Hosts Bob Kronbauer and Lindsay William-Ross are joined in studio by V.I.A. reporter Melissa Shaw to talk about a recent poll showing Canadians are lukewarm about the necessity of marriage, and more. The trio also discuss Perverted Ice Cream's sex-centric motifs and marketing approach. There are the food oddities found at the just-opened Richmond Night...

Duration:00:37:42

Ep 22 - "Cigarette Smoking Man" William B Davis

5/6/2018
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In conversation with William B Davis who is perhaps best known for his role as "Cigarette Smoking Man" on The X-Files. We talk about that, the play he's directed Plus, we talk about an unorthodox advertising campaign called "Justin's Massage", feral urban peacocks and more.

Duration:00:45:37

The latest on The Rio Theatre with GM and "Pop Culture Seismologist" Corinne Lea

4/30/2018
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This week on the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast we sit down with Corinne Lea, General Manager of The Rio Theatre. Lea walks us through the venue's backstory, including the recent months of turmoil and the logistics of raising money to buy it from the current landlord before someone else does. The Rio Theatre is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and, most importantly, because of the terms of Lea's tenancy, no matter how the buying process plays out, the venue as we know it isn't...

Duration:00:46:29

Ep 20 - How a pub crawl inspired Vancouver Craft Beer Week

4/23/2018
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This week on the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast, we get to know one of the co-founders of Vancouver Craft Beer Week, Leah Heneghan. Find out how this fest, now in its ninth year, grew from being a small 100-person tasting event to a 10-day city-wide multi-event craft beer bonanza. Sitting in the co-host chair this week with Lindsay is V.I.A. Content Editor (and legit rock star) Adam Nanji. Adam and Lindsay talk to Leah, who is the VCBW Festival Director, about how soaked Vancouver has become...

Duration:00:51:06

Ep 19 - Meet the Vancouver podcasting superstar you've never heard of

4/16/2018
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This week, we sit down with the Vancouver podcasting superstar you've never heard of, Joseph Planta. Planta has been producing and hosting a podcast out of his own home and in his spare time for longer than podcasts have been a thing, featuring many high-wattage celebs from the world of politics, publishing, broadcasting, and entertainment. Plus, Bob and Lindsay talk about a new documentary about graphic design in Canada, comedian Jim Gaffigan's feelings about Vancouver weather, a cool new...

Duration:00:50:50

Ep 18 - Hard balls and beer with East Van Baseball League

4/10/2018
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Up to bat this week on episode 18 of the Vancouver Is Awesome podcast are Evan Wansbrough and Court Overgaauw from the East Van Baseball League. Get to know two of the guys responsible for the community-building punk rock baseball "beer league" that's all about "Hard balls, wood bats, steel spikes," and a hefty dose of hot fun in the summertime. Plus, your hosts Bob and Lindsay review two food and drink mishaps in the wake of last week's delicious "All food spectacular" episode, and they...

Duration:00:50:02

Ep. 17: The all-food spectacular

4/2/2018
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Best tacos? $1 slice pizza? Killing your own dinner? The ethics of "cheap eats"? We devote an entire episode of the V.I.A. Podcast to Vancouver's food, glorious food.

Duration:01:02:39

Ep 16 - How bees bring hope and build community in Vancouver

3/26/2018
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Sarah Common, the CEO and Co-Founder of Hives for Humanity, talks about how bees and beekeeping bring hope, create opportunity, and build community in Vancouver, particularly the Downtown East side. Plus, hosts Bob Kronbauer and Lindsay William-Ross talk about Stanley Park's Heron Cam, big music news in B.C., the awesomeness of Vancouver Island, and the incredible new Haida Now exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver.

Duration:00:52:10

Ep 15 - Is Vancouver a 'Music City'?

3/19/2018
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Prem Gill - CEO of Creative BC and one of Canada's 100 most powerful women - discusses Vancouver being a 'Music City', gives insight on tax incentives for film, and supporting the creative industries in British Columbia.

Duration:00:51:40

BONUS: Grant Lawrence Beachcombers Story

3/16/2018
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The CBC's Grant Lawrence tells a story about his chance encounter with Constable John Constable from the Beachcombers

Duration:00:05:28

Ep 14 - Eat salmon? You might have just killed an orca

3/12/2018
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V.I.A.'s latest columnist, Grant Lawrence, joins us for a discussion about Vancouver, politics, real estate and more.

Duration:01:01:57

Ep 13 - From Vancouver to Paris... and back

3/5/2018
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Jackie Kai Ellis talks about her new book, opening up about depression and her personal journey from Vancouver to Paris... and back.

Duration:00:47:57

Ep 10 - The Rumpus Room Returns

2/13/2018
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Rachel Zottenberg talks about the Rumpus Room, mouse taxidermy, and keeping creatives in Vancouver despite the housing crisis.

Duration:00:56:30

Ep 9 - B.C.'s lost language: Chinook Wawa

2/5/2018
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Former mayor of Vancouver and now False Creek MLA talks about B.C.'s lost language, his Public Salon series of speaker events, and why he kept running from the 2018 B.C. Liberal leadership even though he knew he had a '0.01%" chance of winning.

Duration:00:56:58

Ep 8 - Who will be Vancouver's next mayor?

1/29/2018
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City Hall reporter Mike Howell from the Vancouver Courier gives us a lesson in civic politics. We look back on the past, talk about the present (and how to vote!) and the future of the politics of our city.

Duration:00:57:19