9 episodes

OJT is a passion project about passion projects.

It’s a podcast about the creative process, making progress, and hands-on learning.

Each interview looks at just what makes us so excited about the things we love to work on— the hobbies and hustles, the big dreams and movements. Each episode ends with a Progress Report from the host about one aspect of building a DIY platform for journalism — from hosting and producing, to marketing and promotion.

OJT: On The Job Training Logan Maclean

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OJT is a passion project about passion projects.

It’s a podcast about the creative process, making progress, and hands-on learning.

Each interview looks at just what makes us so excited about the things we love to work on— the hobbies and hustles, the big dreams and movements. Each episode ends with a Progress Report from the host about one aspect of building a DIY platform for journalism — from hosting and producing, to marketing and promotion.

    The Academic Anarchist -- Ep. 5

    The Academic Anarchist -- Ep. 5

    Some listeners have met Daniel Platts before.  He plays bass for the Toronto metal band Discontinuity.  But he’s also an academic and an anarchist, pursuing a masters’ in social and political thought at York University, where he’s recently applied to write his PhD.

    We caught up again to talk about political currents in the academy, life as a Master’s student, and the role of the public intellectual.

    Stick around for this week's special edition of the Progress Report -- the Pandemic Report.

    • 32 min
    The Uni Grad Who Went to College — Ep. 4

    The Uni Grad Who Went to College — Ep. 4

    Jack Vanden Broek is a student at Humber College in Toronto who enrolled there after graduating from University in Halifax.

    He’s in an event management program now and taking a music business course this summer.

    I reached him in Toronto to discuss the transition from university to college, the importance of communal gathering, and the prospect of pursuing a career around music.

    • 26 min
    Black Lives Matter Protest (Charlottetown, PE) -- Special Episode

    Black Lives Matter Protest (Charlottetown, PE) -- Special Episode

    This is a special, unplanned, non-interview episode of OJT.  On June 5th, 2020, thousands rallied in Charlottetown PEI for what may well have been the largest protest in Island history.  It was organized by the Black Cultural Society of PEI, BIPOC USHR (that’s Black and Indigenous People of Colour United for Strength Home Relationship, and Black Lives Matter PEI.  They each have pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and the BIPOC USHR website is BIPOC.ca

    Video and photos of the gathering and march are available through my website, OJTPod.ca, as well as on Instagram @ojt_podcast and the OJT Facebook page.

    However, I also wanted to share audio from the speeches, uncut, and a little noisy, but honest and accurate.  I’m also leaving out the progress report for this episode, as my commentary isn’t needed.  Photos of speakers with names will be available through my social media and website.

    Enjoy.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Bookshop Owner -- Ep. 3

    The Bookshop Owner -- Ep. 3

    Nancy Quinn owns Seaside Books in Summerside, PEI.  It used to be Avonlea Books until she bought it in 2019.

    These days, it’s a warm, lively gathering place that reflects the character of its owner.

    I joined Nancy in the bookshop last December to talk about how she’s changed the store, her relationships with books and patrons, and the role of business in giving back to the community.

    Stick around after the interview for this week’s Progress Report.

    • 34 min
    (Trailer) The Bookshop Owner -- Ep. 3

    (Trailer) The Bookshop Owner -- Ep. 3

    Nancy Quinn owns Seaside Books in Summerside, PEI.  It was Avonlea Books until she bought it in 2019.

    These days, it’s a warm and lively gathering place that reflects the character of its owner.

    I joined Nancy in the bookshop last December to talk about how she’s changed the store, her relationships with books and patrons, and the role of business in giving back to the community.

    Stick around after the interview for this week’s Progress Report.

    • 1 min
    The Bass Player & His New Band -- Ep. 2

    The Bass Player & His New Band -- Ep. 2

    Daniel Platts (pictured far right) is a musician from Calgary who went to university in Halifax and recently moved to Toronto.

    He plays bass there in a band called Discontinuity that he describes as "an explosive combination of electronica, hardcore metal riffs and catchy choruses.”

    We also played in a band together when we were both students in Halifax.

    I caught up with Daniel in Toronto over Skype to talk about the band’s debut EP, adjusting to life in Toronto, and taking on its intimidating music scene.

    Stick around after the interview for this week’s Progress Report.

    • 31 min

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