Weekly radio show and podcast with stories about arts and culture around Alberta. We take small bites out of big questions. A production of CJSR in Edmonton.
Where Can Canadians Watch Can-Con?
This week: Where can Canadians watch CanCon? Video rental stores have almost disappeared, and more of us are watching TV online, where nobody’s required to stock up on Canadian content. We ask Kevin Martin, owner of the last standing DVD rental shop in Edmonton – the Lobby – what’s kept his business standing. Then we ask the National Film Board’s Director of Digital Marketing Matthieu Stréliski what’s on their streaming site, NFB.ca. And we ask Mosaic Entertainment Chief Marketing Officer Jesse Lipscombe how his production company has tried to get the locally produced comedy Delmer & Marta out to Canadian viewers.
The Neutral Zone
We see little glimpses of artists’ lives through their work. But what’s in the neutral zone: the space between being at centre stage – having everyone pay attention to your work – and your regular life? We ask Edmontonian Susan Sneath, who moved away from a life in theatre, radio and TV. And we speak […]
This week: Half Off. Why is attendance at the Art Gallery of Alberta only half of what it was when the new building opened, and what can they do about it? We speak with Edmonton City Councillor Andrew Knack why he voted against funding an experiment with free admission at the gallery. And we’ll talk […]
This week: A 360 degree look at what it means to “make it.” We talk to The Wet Secrets’ Lyle Bell about all the puddles and hard work along the way from accidentally starting a band to playing the Grey Cup. And we’ll talk to Edmontonian Sharon Bellion about working her way up from a […]
We Love You, Stuart
This week: What do Stuart McLean and his CBC Radio show The Vinyl Cafe mean to Canadians? You might have heard the rough news this winter that Stuart McLean has been diagnosed with cancer. While he battles it out, we thought we’d take a moment to reflect on what he and the show mean to […]
The New Kings and Queens
This week: How do we deal with pioneers when their successors find their outlook passé? Edmonton’s had fabulous drag kings and queens over the years. But as the cultural conversation around gender and queer rights has changed, so has drag. In this episode, we speak to well-known drag performer and writer Darrin Hagen, author of […]