We take questions from curious Edmontonians about local history. Then we find out the answers together.
56 – We Made It
As Chris wraps up year one of his history master’s degree, Chris and Trevor do one last regular check-in about the pile of essays, grantwriting, and paddling. After this episode, we’ll be back to doing another season of listener questions! Send us your questions about parks and natural areas around Edmonton. What are you curious … Continue reading 56 – We Made It →
April 24: Live Recording at Calgary Expo
Great news! Our first Let’s Find Out live show in a while is coming up this weekend. We’re as surprised as you are. Thanks to the great folks at the Alberta Podcast Network, we’ll be at Calgary Expo this weekend. Have you ever taken a picture of all the pretty bubbles under the ice at … Continue reading April 24: Live Recording at Calgary Expo →
55 – Making Space for Fossils
In this episode, we travel to the Burgess Shale: a set of incredible fossil beds in Yoho National Park, preserving 500-million-year-old soft-bodied sea creatures. Today, it is part of a huge World Heritage Site: it has expanded to encompass all of Yoho National Park here in BC, Jasper and Banff, Kootenay, and three BC provincial … Continue reading 55 – Making Space for Fossils →
54 – Roadblocks
In this episode, Chris tells Trevor about some of the comic (and cosmic) roadblocks on the road to learning about paleontology and power in Yoho National Park, and just generally the challenges facing students right now. Trevor offers some advice (and a hug). Guest co-host Eliot joins us for hot tips about the best songs … Continue reading 54 – Roadblocks →
53 – Right to the Source
What’s the difference between a library and an archive? Why might you want to go into one versus the other? In this episode, Chris talks about some heartbreaking and complicated diary entries he read in the City of Edmonton Archives, what it’s like getting into libraries and archives right now with Omicron, and why it … Continue reading 53 – Right to the Source →
52 – With Intent to Destroy a Group
This December, Dr. Andrew Woolford delivered the Western Canadian Lecture, presented by the University of Alberta’s Department of History, Classics, & Religion the 2021 Western Canadian Lecture. Dr. Woolford is a prominent scholar in Genocide Studies who has worked on the history of Indian Residential Schools in Canada. His talk was titled: “With intent to … Continue reading 52 – With Intent to Destroy a Group →
Must-listen if you live in Alberta
LFO is fabulously produced and a fascinating listen! Chris CYP is a charming host and the content is fresh and fun.
A must listen Alberta podcast
Chris is the Ira Glass of Alberta podcasts. This podcast is always interesting and a must-listen. Keep up the great work. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
A fun, enlightening, well-produced show on local (Edmonton, AB) history. Chris CYP is a fab host and researcher!