Podcast by Slowly Becoming Canadian
Episode 22 - It's all about balls
Everybody's favourite guest, Heather Pothier, is back for a third one! This time, she tries to teach me about golf (Canada's summer obsession)and I try to convince her soccer is the greatest sport (especially with France winning its second World Cup).
This episode is a real hole in one, don't miss it!
Episode 21 - Small town business
The podcast is back in Amherst, NS (literally, this time) to talk with Mikhial Mansour about owning and growing a small business in a small town.
We discuss why he decided to move back to his hometown, what it's like to run a business that's almost a hundred years old in a place where everybody knows you and how to bring it into the digital age. Also, we talk about the hilarious videos they shoot in the store (@mansoursmenswear on Instagram and Facebook). Enjoy!
Episode 20 - The Big Move
Former Amherstonian and new Torontonian, Joel Boyle, joins me to talk about moving from a small town in Nova Scotia to (according to the people who live there) the centre of the world: Toronto.
We discuss what it feels like to not know everybody in your city, how in Toronto - unlike in rural Nova Scotia - you can't close Main Street for Prom, being a Sens fan in Leafs territory, and Bud Light and hot dogs (the Canadian equivalent to red wine and beef).
Episode 19 - Owen Laukkanen
Canadian author Owen Laukkanen returns and brings with him his latest book, Gale Force (coming out May 8th, 2018).
We talk about the book, male authors writing female characters, driving across Canada, being part of a family of fishermen, the Project Nomad and, if you know a little about Owen this won't be a surprise, trains.
Episode 18 - Double Frenchness
This episode brings you not just one, but two French guys!
Fellow Frenchman, Florian Guéret, comes by to chat about what it feels like to be a Frenchman living in Canada. We discuss citizenship, accents, kids, politics, stereotypes... Serious topics but in a very not serious way. And we make fun of French AND Canadian people. Also, Florian does an Australian accent like no one else.
Souhael is a charming & engaging host with a wonderful accent and a lot to say! A must for understanding Canadian (and North American!) culture, especially if you are Canadian.