A podcast about the great (and not so great) history of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Hosted by Sabrina Janke and Alex Judge.
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Alex and Sabrina look back at the history of Winnipeg's paper of record and some of the journalists who helped make it what it is today. They also convince Nick to do a skit!
Alex tells Sabrina and Nick all about Manipogo, Manitoba's very own sea monster! Future doctor Kimber joins us to explain how this cannot exist.
Deanna Durbin, Winnipeg’s Sweetheart
We've got a special guest today, folks! Musician and author Melanie Gall joins us to talk about movie star Deanna Durbin.
In the 1930s and '40s, one movie star above all had captured Winnipeggers hearts: Deanna Durbin. Born Edna Mae Durbin at Winnipeg's Grace Hospital, Durbin skyrocketed to fame in the late 1930s with a stint on Eddie Cantor's radio program Texico Town and the film Three Smart Girls. She'd go on to save Universal Studios from bankruptcy and become the highest paid woman in America - before abruptly retiring to France.
It's time for another beach episode - this time, to the other side of Lake Winnipeg! Explore the history of Grand Beach from the first ill-fated tourist excursion to the 'grand old days' as a Canadian Northern Railway Resort.
The Burton Cummings Episode
So, there's this guy. You used to see him around town, but he keeps moving away. His name is Burton Cummings. They named a theatre after him, and a community centre, and probably a few other things. He owns Salisbury House, got into a fight at a North End 7-Eleven, and even wrote a song or two that got played on the radio. He used to play these songs for royalty and presidents, and sometimes for kids at rec centers. Some of these songs he wrote by himself, and some he wrote with Randy Bachman, and they played in a band called The Guess Who, until they didn't, and then the rhythm section took the name when no one was looking. So yeah, this guy moved to Moose Jaw and yelled at a dance instructor until she moved away. Now he writes poetry. Oh, and one time he bought 50 canoes and blamed it on an accounting error.
This month on One Great History, Producer Nick tells Alex and Sabrina all about Burton Cummings.
Special thanks to Martine from the Morris and District Centennial Museum for chatting with us for the Collecting Conversations segment!
Join Sabrina, Alex and Nick on a journey through the development of Winnipeg's 2SLGBTQ+ across the 1970s - from the early days of the Mardi Gras and the Marlborough all the way to the creation of Giovanni's Room (better known to some as Gio's).
Thanks to Danielle with the Brandon General Museum & Archives for joining us for Collecting Conversations! Visit brandongeneralmuseum dot ca for more information.
As a history buff and a life long winnipegger, this is right up my alley. Great show, we’ll researched and fun to listen to.
Girls are way too loud and laugh too much so we turn down volume ..then can’t hear the story facts from male
These two are fun and the content is well researched. Great job, you two.