71 episodes

A podcast for curious Calgarians who want more than the daily news grind. Hosted by Jeremy Klaszus, founder and editor-in-chief of The Sprawl.

Support our independent local journalism by becoming a Sprawl member today and pitching in a few dollars a month!

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    • 4.9 • 130 Ratings

A podcast for curious Calgarians who want more than the daily news grind. Hosted by Jeremy Klaszus, founder and editor-in-chief of The Sprawl.

Support our independent local journalism by becoming a Sprawl member today and pitching in a few dollars a month!

    A Time To Pause

    A Time To Pause

    An update on The Sprawl—and Jeremy Klaszus's TED Talk on the case for quiet journalism.

    • 17 min
    The Confluence: As Long As The Rivers Flow

    The Confluence: As Long As The Rivers Flow

    Revisiting Calgary's early history—and our present. Featuring Sikapinakii Low Horn, Hal Eagletail, Tony Snow and Matt Hiltermann.

    • 37 min
    The Hollowing Of The Calgary Herald

    The Hollowing Of The Calgary Herald

    For the first time in its 140-year history, the Calgary Herald has no fixed address. But the paper has been in slow decline for decades. What do we lose when the city’s largest newspaper is decimated?

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Hark! A Year-End Sprawliday Special

    Hark! A Year-End Sprawliday Special

    Team Sprawl gathers by the (metaphorical) fireside to reflect on the year that was—and to look ahead. Featuring Ximena González and Sam Hester.

    • 32 min
    Game Over: How Calgary Killed Its Primary Transit Network

    Game Over: How Calgary Killed Its Primary Transit Network

    It was supposed to be the foundation of Calgary's transit system: CTrains and buses arriving every 10 minutes. But it didn't last long. We dig into what happened—and what's next.

    • 42 min
    The Battle of Banff Trail

    The Battle of Banff Trail

    To thwart densification, two residents of the northwest Calgary community of Banff Trail fight developers and the City of Calgary in court. Their case against multifamily housing is built on a little-known planning instrument from 1952—and is being closely watched outside the neighbourhood.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

DrewciferJ ,

Fantastic Local Deep Dives

Brings a deep look that goes beyond Calgary City Council and looks at the city as a connected entity.

2000c ,

Do not miss!

Really valuable listening. Good perspectives and interviews. Always thought-provoking! Thank you Sprawl team!

HollyHoye ,

Sprawlcast

Essential listening for anyone interested in municipal issues in Calgary. The Sprawl team really digs deep into political, cultural and economic issues important to Calgarians.

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