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NewfoundPod is a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland, hosted by Debbie Wiseman. In each episode, I will bring you stories focusing on our unique culture and extraordinary citizens.

NewfoundPod - a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland Debbie Wiseman

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NewfoundPod is a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland, hosted by Debbie Wiseman. In each episode, I will bring you stories focusing on our unique culture and extraordinary citizens.

    3-01 The St. John's Story Telling Circle

    3-01 The St. John's Story Telling Circle

    Hi everyone. Long time no talk.

    I hope wherever you are, you  are doing well and staying safe. I'm hunkered down here at home, trying  to get used to all of this.

    The reason I'm back today is to tell  you about an online event you can attend. It is called the St John's  Story Telling Circle. Normally, this story circle, an open mic for  storytellers, is held at a pub. Since that isn't possible now, they are  holding them online via Zoom. Two weeks ago, I attended the first  session and it was so much fun! On total there were 10 storytellers.  Listeners checked in from around Newfoundland Labrador, the rest of  Canada, the United States and even Australia! The administrator was  Kailey, and they welcomed us all and introduced the host, Gary Green.

    I'll give you Gary's bio from the organizers:

    GARY  GREEN is a storyteller and author who has performed both inside and  outside the province for a variety of groups ranging from youth camps to  international conferences. Among the groups for which he has performed  are the Gros Morne Fall Fest, Cape St. Mary’s Performance Series, Battle  Harbour Historic Trust, Canadian National Storytelling Conference,  Admiralty House Museum, Labrador Creative Arts Festival, St. John’s Folk  Festival and Trails, Tales and Tunes. Gary has performed on television  as part of the series “Legends and Lore of the North Atlantic” and on  several radio stations. He has performed in the international award  winning productions “Inside Outside Battery” and “Foghorns and  Heartbreak”. Gary has been a consultant for the use of storytelling in  the interpretation of the Battle Harbour National Historic Site, the  Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site and is very active in  developing and delivering a story-based interpretation of The Crow’s  Nest Officers’ Club National Historic Site. He has been a board member  of the St. John’s Storytelling Festival, and a founding board member of  the Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation. Gary teaches storytelling at  the annual Vinland Music Camp.

    The other storytellers were
    Alex Mason,
    Harry Ingram,
    Gaurav Madan,
    Jeanene Walsh,
    Christie Keegan,
    Karen Carroll,
    Ken Parsons,
    Dave Paddon,
    and Sage Tyrtle.

    There  was such an incredible and unique collection of stories, there were  costumes, it had everything but the cold beer. Next time I'll be sure to  sip on one to get the total experience.

    Speaking of next time.  They are holding their next session on May 13th at 8PM NT. Don't be late  as the doors are locked once the show begins.  You can go to their  website at www.storytellingstjohns.ca and sign up for their newsletter, and you will get a link to register  for the next circle. Are you a storyteller yourself? You can let them  know you'd be interested in sharing. If you are new to Zoom, you can  download it for computer or mobile device at Zoom.US. If you get to the  show early, there is a quick Zoom lesson for you. I will be there, and I  hope to see you too!

    That's it for me this week, I will be back  soon with a regular episode on a historic topic. If you have any  suggestions, email me at newfoundpod@gmail.com

    Thanks and take care of yourselves, and each other.


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    • 3 min
    Emelia Earhart's connection to Newfoundland

    Emelia Earhart's connection to Newfoundland

     Today I'm going to talk about Amelia Earhart. Here in Newfoundland, we love when we can make a connection to a famous person or event. We have a couple of connections to aviation pioneer and one of my personal heroes, Amelia Earhart.   

     

    More episodes, transcripts and show notes at http://NewfoundPod.com

    Links:
    https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/expert-sets/101269/ 

     https://www.downhomelife.com/article.php?id=1947 

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    Bowring Park (St. John's, Newfoundland)

    Bowring Park (St. John's, Newfoundland)

    With the weather finally warming up here on the Avalon, I decided to talk to you today about the history of Bowring Park.   

    More episodes, transcripts and show notes at http://NewfoundPod.com

    Links:
    http://www.nfld.com/tourism/bowring/history.htm 

    http://bowringpark.com

    Theme music:

    Club Seamus Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



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    The History of NONIA in Newfoundland - NewfoundPod

    The History of NONIA in Newfoundland - NewfoundPod

    There's some construction going on in downtown St. John's right now, but the store owners want you to know, they are open for business. This got me to thinking about the stores that have been downtown for quite a while, and one of those stores is NONIA. You may know NONIA as just a store  that sells beautiful handmade sweaters, but there's actually a rich history behind it.   

    More episodes, transcripts and show notes at http://NewfoundPod.com

    THeme music:

    Club Seamus Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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    • 6 min
    The Colonial Building Riot In Newfoundland

    The Colonial Building Riot In Newfoundland

     This week, Newfoundlanders go to the polls in another provincial election. If you watch the news, have social media or just talk to people, there's always something going on that makes people angry with whoever is in charge. Sometimes it's justified, sometimes it's not. Back in 1932, people had had enough and a demonstration turned into a riot that threatened the life of the Prime Minister. 


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    • 5 min
    Quick note!

    Quick note!

    My regular weekly episode will be out tomorrow! (Tuesday)

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

poopmixedwithpee ,

Warm fuzzy feelings!

Absolutely love this podcast and Debbie is a wonderful podcast host. Love hearing all about Newfoundland and can’t wait to visit with all this interesting history packed in my heart and mind. Thank you for these episodes!

I love horses ;) ,

Great backstory of Newfoundland

I’m planning a trip to Newfoundland next summer and love these stories to give me some background as I prepare for the trip. Great job.

Jay Trotter2 ,

Great show

Cute, very short podcast, telling stories about a part of Canada I know nothing about.

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