The Forgotten Corner is a weekly podcast recorded in Medicine Hat, the 65,000-citizen hub of southeast Alberta, where people often wonder, “When will everyone just do what we want to do?”
Scott Schmidt, Jeremy Appel and Mo Cranker have a combined journalistic experience of more than 20 years, much of that spent covering news and politics in Medicine Hat. After garnering some attention through the Medicine Hat News for our willingness to criticize the provincial government, we thought a podcast would be a great way to have in-depth discussions with experts of any and all fields from across Alberta, and perhaps beyond.
It’s likely our focus will pertain to the world of politics, especially in Alberta, but we won’t put limits on the topics we might discuss and hope to bring you a show that is both entertaining and informative. It will also be opinionated and even bold, but as journalists, our goal is to host a wide variety of guests and relevant, necessary conversations.
And if there is someone you’d like to hear on our show, let us know. We hope you enjoy three white male print journalists attempting to provide a much needed different voice to the world of podcast radio…
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Episode 26: A crisis war on two fronts, with Dr. Joe Vipond (Part 1)
In Part 1 of our chat with Dr. Joe Vipond, we talk about the climate crisis and his role in getting the burning of coal banned in Alberta. We also discuss the limits of being a political physician.
Episode 25: We must keep digging, with The Sprawl's Jeremy Klaszus
Editor-in-chief Jeremy Klaszus joins The Forgotten Corner to talk about his life in journalism and what led him to begin The Sprawl.
We chat about the differences and similarities between independent journalism and mainstream media. And we discuss the true intentions of journalism and why we believe that has been set aside in favour of a need to always be “balanced” or “unbiased.”
Just Us 10: Tipping the scales with balance
The Forgotten Corner welcomes Dr. Roberta Lexier back to the show to talk about why this happens, and why balance has created a decades-long disservice to the public writ large. We also discuss how and why the media’s “balance” often favours one side over the other. And, at least in Alberta, that side is the extreme right.
Episode 24: Sustain or die, with biologist Brent Smith
Brent joins The Forgotten Corner this week to discuss the essential need for society to shift toward sustainable living, and to provide details on his new program at MHC.
Episode 23: The Hanukkah Spectacular
It's the first night of Hannukah and we've got a very Jewish panel episode this week.
Episode 22: It’s a f#@king emergency, with Emma Jackson
The climate crisis is a real f#@king emergency and it’s way past time the entire world and our governments treat is as such. The Forgotten Corner welcomes Emma to the show this week for a no-punches-pulled conversation about the global climate crisis.
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Inspiring and powerful
Thank you for giving a voice to the issues that affect us in Alberta. Brilliant. Marie Renaud’s passion for supporting people with disabilities. Gil McGowan’s courage defending worker’s rights. I haven’t heard all episodes yet, but you are putting out some fine content. Please, keep going.
Finally a safe space for Alberta socialists 😎