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Sleepy City is a podcast that explores micro cultures related to Victoria, BC. We tell deep-local stories that resonate beyond our little island in the Pacific Northwest.

Sleepy City Liz McArthur

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

Sleepy City is a podcast that explores micro cultures related to Victoria, BC. We tell deep-local stories that resonate beyond our little island in the Pacific Northwest.

    Sleepy City 06: Chameleon Guru

    Sleepy City 06: Chameleon Guru

    Fact and myth mingle in the stories told about Brother Twelve, the mystic who ran the Aquarian Foundation in Cedar by the Sea in the late 1920s.
    Edward Arthur Wilson channeled/merged with Bother Twelve after a spiritual awakening in Southern France. He wrote Theosophy teachings that were the basis for the Foundation. The City of Refuge, just south of Nanaimo, was intended to protect members of the Foundation from the coming apocalypse in 1928. In return, they converted their money to gold and handed it over to the Brother.
    It started as an idyllic community, but by the end, the fabric of the cult had frayed – as had the mind of the leader. Court cases, psychic warfare and physical abuse cast a long shadow on the original teachings and intent for the colony.
    Brother Twelve’s legend lives on. He has become a fascinating figure that continues to spark the imagination and curiosity of those who hear the tale. His contradictory personality, multiple identities and his ability to use esoteric spirituality to part people from their money are just a few things that bring up questions about who he was and why he did what he did.

    Music used in the episode:
    Cult Video by Victoria Valentine
    Ersen - Garip Gönlüm
    Ljusbringare - Adrenaline
    Rajendra Prasanna - Dhun Raga Bhairavi
    Portable Cosmoshrine – Floating Forest
    Portable Cosmoshrine – Stone Waltz
    Run The Jewels - Crown feat. Diane Coffee
    Instrumental Gendhing Jawa Klasik
    Portable Cosmoshrine – A Spa of Dark
    Iceberg Ferg – Beyond Another Bend
    Portable Cosmoshrine – Mind Control Under Control
    Munir Bashir - Raga Roots
    Pedro Monkeyfinger + Protagonist/Antagonist – Side B

    • 43 min


    We take a detour from our scheduled episode this week to delve into how individuals and organizations in Victoria are responding to the Syrian refugee crisis and the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's pledge to bring 25,000 refugees into Canada by the end of 2015.

    Music used in this episode:
    Amanem - Jerusalem in My Heart
    Garip Gönlüm ​- Ersen & Moğollar
    ​This piece of Greek Music
    Les Chants des Fauves - Tinariwen
    Se Equivoco - Peliroja
    Palm Wine Revisited - Tasseomancy
    Peaches - Creeping Pink
    Metal - Suuns & Jerusalem in My Heart

    • 33 min


    The book Michelle Remembers helped fuel a Satanic Panic in the 1980s across North America.
    This episode of Sleepy City looks at the tale and how it affected people the city where it originated.

    Music used in this episode:
    Spiral - Vangelis
    Remember Michelle - Armoros
    Lullaby - Krzysztof Komeda
    Theme - 2001 A Space Odyssey
    Death - Mica Levi (Under the Skin soundtrack)
    2amoutu I7tirakan - SUUNS & Jerusalem in my Heart
    Sola Gratia - Josef Van Wissem & SQÜRL
    The Killing Joke - Captain Murphy
    Hexes Surround You - Blakkr Nið
    İşte Hendek İşte Deve - Barış Manço

    • 38 min


    In the early 90s, Bruce Saunders started a movie night at the Eric Martin Pavilion, the psychiatric ward of the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. As a patient there, he’d seen the need for exposure to movies that uplifted, sparked discussion and went beyond simple entertainment. Movie Monday has been going ever since. Bruce curates a wide range of films and invites filmmakers to attend movie nights in person or over the phone for discussions after the screening.
    In this episode of Sleepy City, Bruce talks about how Movie Monday got started and what it means to him. We also hear from Katie Sage, Arts Reporter at CFUV and visual artist Liam Lloyd about his own experience with the Eric Martin Pavilion. Crystal Dorval, a musician who performs as White Poppy (and other acts) finishes the episode with a discussion about the intersection of creativity and mental illness.

    Music used in the episode:
    Sür Efem Atını – Mazhar ve Fuat
    Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky (Dracula 1931 theme)
    J Cruise – Gossamer
    Ebb and Flow – White Poppy
    Confusion –White Poppy
    Exotic Realms –White Poppy
    Darkness Prevails – Blasphemy

    • 31 min


    Marijuana dispensaries in Victoria, BC occupy legal borderlands. Their very existence is contrary to the law of the land, but the law isn't cracking down. Here we explore why that is and what potential changes loom on the horizon for people in the Canadian marijuana industry.

    Sleepy City is a podcast about micro cultures in Victoria and the people who fit into them. Liz McArthur hosts, edits and produces the show and takes a playful approach to production and editing to bring a fresh, engaging sound to the stories featured in the podcast.

    Music used in the show:
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly theme - Ennio Morricone
    Ad-m-z Miskindir Bizim - Mazhar ve Fuat
    Rawhide - Frankie Laine
    Ince Ince - Selda Bagcan
    Gunshowers - BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah
    Stark's Reality - BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah
    Ray Gun - BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah

    • 27 min
    Sleepy City Teaser

    Sleepy City Teaser

    The Sleepy City Podcast starts in September. Stay tuned for true stories from Victoria, BC that explore big themes.

    • 1 min

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Great Podcast

This is an amazing new podcast for Victoria. The first episode answered a lot of questions I had about the growth of dispensaries in the city and I can't wait to learn more!

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