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Welcome to Bonn Park, where podcast hosts Marshall Ward and Sara Geidlinger chat in-depth with fascinating people living, working, and creating in Waterloo Region -- an area known as the "creative capital of Canada." Each episode features a different guest, with artists, writers, experts, entrepreneurs, and other creative folk talking about their motivations, inspirations, and aspirations. Marshall is a longtime newspaper columnist who has interviewed Hollywood celebrities and local characters; Sara is a photographer who loves to find out what makes people tick. Together, their show emulates the feel of sparking up a conversation with an interesting stranger in a park, which is how Marshall and Sara met (in Waterloo's Bonn Park) and discovered their shared interest in Waterloo Region's creative community.

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Bonn Park Podcast Sara Geidlinger and Marshall Ward

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to Bonn Park, where podcast hosts Marshall Ward and Sara Geidlinger chat in-depth with fascinating people living, working, and creating in Waterloo Region -- an area known as the "creative capital of Canada." Each episode features a different guest, with artists, writers, experts, entrepreneurs, and other creative folk talking about their motivations, inspirations, and aspirations. Marshall is a longtime newspaper columnist who has interviewed Hollywood celebrities and local characters; Sara is a photographer who loves to find out what makes people tick. Together, their show emulates the feel of sparking up a conversation with an interesting stranger in a park, which is how Marshall and Sara met (in Waterloo's Bonn Park) and discovered their shared interest in Waterloo Region's creative community.

Please subscribe or follow and find us on instagram @bonnparkpodcast

    TAYLOR JONES AND KYLE SAWYER

    TAYLOR JONES AND KYLE SAWYER

    Filmmakers Taylor Jones and Kyle Sawyer of Digital Sabbath Film Company join Sara and Marshall to talk about Business Unusual, a new documentary series profiling small local businesses and entrepreneurs in Waterloo Region, and how they weathered the economic storm of a global pandemic.  

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    • 59 min
    CATHERINE YOUNG

    CATHERINE YOUNG

    Bees are remarkable and important creatures – and so are the people who tend to their hives.

    Sara and Marshall sit down with local beekeeper Catherine Young to talk about what inspired her to take up the art of beekeeping and the launch of her Backyard Honey Company.

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    • 53 min
    LUKE SWINSON

    LUKE SWINSON

    Luke Swinson is a visual artist with Anishinaabe roots, and a member of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

    In this episode of Bonn Park, Swinson talks with Sara and Marshall about his illustrations and murals, connecting with nature and wildlife, and his desire to better understand his Indigenous culture.

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    • 42 min
    SCOTT RICHARDSON

    SCOTT RICHARDSON

    Scott Richardson is a retired sergeant with the Waterloo Regional Police Service. 

    He reflects on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the journey he and Marshall made to New York City just two months later. Scott shares stories from his role as a crisis negotiator, what it's like to retire from policing, and one of his favourite topics: the music of Bruce Springsteen.  

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    • 56 min
    CURTIS JEFFREY

    CURTIS JEFFREY

    Curtis Jeffrey is the head brewer of Cambridge’s Four Fathers Brewing Company.

    Jeffrey talks about Four Fathers’ portfolio of traditionally crafted beers, the growth of Waterloo Region’s craft beer community, and how there is a story behind every beer.

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    • 44 min
    VINCENT MARCONE

    VINCENT MARCONE

    My Pet Skeleton is the pseudonym for the award-winning graphic artist Vincent Marcone.

    In this spooky and beautiful episode of Bonn Park, Marcone talks to Sara and Marshall about dreams, folklore, creating a mood, crafting tales, and making music, art, and film.

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

essseegee ,

Shining a light on regular folk

Bonn Park has really keep me connected to the community over this past year. Thank you for introducing us to our neighbours!

Hungry for hamburgers ,

Thoughtful Questions

People that might not normally catch my attention are brought to life by Sara’s excellent interview style and Marshall’s contributions. When listening, I often think of something I would be asking the guest, and that’s usually the next question Sara asks. I look forward to each episode.

cshiell ,

Wonderful Podcast

Sara and Marshall do a fantastic job connecting with their guests to deliver intimate and insightful discussions which are a pleasure to listen to. Keep up the great work!

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