93 episodes

The Edmonton Experience in Arts, Business, and Sports.

City of Champions Shane Fennessey

    • Society & Culture

The Edmonton Experience in Arts, Business, and Sports.

    Rick Bronson @ The Comic Strip | The Life and Times of a Comedian

    Rick Bronson @ The Comic Strip | The Life and Times of a Comedian

    Rick Bronson has done it all in the entertainment industry. He's an award-winning comedian, TV Host, Writer, Producer, and the owner of Rick Bronson's 'The Comic Strip' in West Edmonton Mall. In this conversation, with special guest co-host, Derek Stone, Rick hilariously recounts his life as comic on the circuit, with tangents about Jewish Mothers, Bill Clinton, Lance Armstrong, and what he really thinks about political correctness.
    Episode Links
    Rick Bronson's The Comic Strip
    Derek Stone
    Telus World of Science Edmonton
    Taproot Edmonton
    Alberta Podcast Network

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Evan Gallant | A Conversation About Alcohol and Drugs

    Evan Gallant | A Conversation About Alcohol and Drugs

    My guest today is Evan Gallant. Evan’s main gig is marketing, but he is also big in the Edmonton charity scene, working as the Community Director for the Urban Spirits Rotary Club and co-founding HEALYEG, an Edmonton-based non-profit. Evan’s an incredibly social guy. He’s funny, gregarious, and is always the life of the life of the party out in the Edmonton bar scene. However, Evan reached out to me to shed some light on the darker side of this scene. Evan opened up about his mental health struggles, his drug and alcohol abuse, and about it all came crashing down on him last year. Countless people struggle with these issues. Evan and I both know this will resonate with people, and we hope it helps.
    Episode Links
    Evan Gallant
    HEALYEG
    Urban Spirits Rotary Club
    Taproot Edmonton
    Inventures Canada
    Alberta Podcast Network

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Councillor Mike Nickel | Big "Value for Taxes" Guy

    Councillor Mike Nickel | Big "Value for Taxes" Guy

    Edmonton Ward 11 City Councillor, Mike Nickel, is a strong advocate for the effective utilization of tax dollars; In other words, he's trying to make your money go farther in government. He brings a lifetime of business experience to City Council, and the passion in which he talks about our city is evident and super inspiring. 
    Episode Links
    Councillor Mike Nickel | Blog | Twitter | Mike Check Podcast
    Unit B Coworking
    Alberta Health Services
    Alberta Podcast Network

    • 36 min
    Kris Harvey | Take Me To Chvrch

    Kris Harvey | Take Me To Chvrch

    Kris Harvey is a guy a lot of you know and love. He’s a DJ, event promoter, and the owner and creative mind behind Church of John, one of the city’s most unique and vibrant nightlife spots. Kris is an entrepreneur and huge booster for the City of Champions.
    Episode Links
    Kris Harvey | Instagram
    Chvrch of John
    Seat Giant - Promo Code "APN"
    ATB Entrepreneur Centre 
    Alberta Podcast Network

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Grant Fuhr | "I'm a hockey player but I'm here for golf"

    Grant Fuhr | "I'm a hockey player but I'm here for golf"

    Hall of Fame goaltender, Grant Fuhr, joins me on the podcast this week. Anyone who knows hockey knows Grant was a key member of the 1980's Oilers' dynasty, winning 5 Stanley Cups in his 10 seasons with the team. Grant went on to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, and St. Louis Blues, where he had a career resurgence in his mid 30's carrying the team to the second round of the playoffs before disaster (Nick Kypreos) struck, destroying his knee and forcing him to undergo a double ACL and MCL surgery, the first of its kind to that point.
    Grant now spends his days on the golf course making the rounds on the pro-am circuit. His magnetic personality has bestowed upon him a diverse group of friends outside the world of hockey including legends like Jim McMahon, Marshall Faulk, and Charles Barkley. We had a chance to talk about the experience of making his documentary, his life after hockey, and some of his thoughts on the NHL today. We, of course, also spent time reminiscing about some of his favourite stories from his playing days.
    Episode Links
    Grant Fuhr | Twitter
    Taproot Edmonton
    Speaking Municipally
    Alberta Podcast Network

    • 50 min
    Daniel Matishak | Building the Best, Badass Company Culture

    Daniel Matishak | Building the Best, Badass Company Culture

    Very special episode of the podcast with sharp and successful entrepreneur, Daniel Matishak, and co-hosted by former City of Champions guest and great friend, Derek Stone. This was recorded back in February 2019 when Derek and I played around with the idea of starting a new podcast. Ultimately our schedules didn't allow it, but Derek was kind enough to let me release this under the City of Champions banner. Dan is the founder of Mindable, a marketing optimization company. Dan’s had some incredible experiences like hanging on Necker Island with Richard Branson and attending Formula 1 in Monaco. This is a must listen for any burgeoning entrepreneurs out there!
    Episode Link
    Daniel Matishak - Instagram | LinkedIn
    Mindable
    Telus World of Science Edmonton - Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
    Love Alberta Forests
    Alberta Podcast Network

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

AndrewEEfan ,

Great Edmonton Chats

Was drawn to this pod with the sports talks and found some great conversations with other people in and around Edmonton. Very good interviews.

bbred69 ,

AMAZING

This effifng guy. He knows how to talk 😍

coachdstone ,

Tenacious and thoughtful

I rotate between 10 podcasts throughout various categories and Shane and COC’s is by far the most intriguing. The purpose and intent behind this podcast keeps me coming back for more and Shane ability to ask the right questions to his meaningful guests is next level entertaining. Great city, great podcast, even better person.

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