18 episodes

A free-ranging, magazine-style podcast series featuring slice-of-life stories, characters and culture from one of the alt-living/hippy Gulf Islands on Canada’s West Coast. Interviews, soundscapes, music, walks along the beaches, rambles into the forests.

A new episode every 3 weeks or so. If you're island curious, this show is for you.

Straight Outta Gabriola . . ."it's island time" Ken Gurr, Crowd of 100 Productions

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    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

A free-ranging, magazine-style podcast series featuring slice-of-life stories, characters and culture from one of the alt-living/hippy Gulf Islands on Canada’s West Coast. Interviews, soundscapes, music, walks along the beaches, rambles into the forests.

A new episode every 3 weeks or so. If you're island curious, this show is for you.

    Taking Stock with Judith Plant

    Taking Stock with Judith Plant

    Judith Plant, together with her late partner Kip, was the longtime publisher of New Society Publishers. Headquartered here on Gabriola for three decades now, NSP is a leader in publishing books about social change. (Episode 6 (“Groundswell”) of this podcast series featured Gabriolan, Fay Weller – a New Society author.)
    Physically distanced by the Rocky Mountains, I caught up with Judith and we reflected on these pandemic times.
    Judith’s presentation “Gathering the Threads” is on Youtube, telling the NSP story over the decades.
    And this email from Judith, re: books to recommend now . . .
    I found myself selecting titles that aren't in print anymore, like Colonialism on Trial, by Don Monet and Arydthe Wilson, and Clayoquot Mass Trials, and others...mostly because I have fond memories of putting them together. But really, when I look at the list, I like so many of them. So I decided to give you the five NSP books on our coffee table:
    “The Year Round Hoophouse” 
    “Soil Science”
    “Elegant Simplicity” 
    “Clean Money Revolution” 
    "Culture Gap"   
    Also mentioned were:
    “Our Ecological Footprint” 
    And books by author, Joanna Macy. https://newsociety.ca/books/c/coming-back-to-life

    • 17 min
    Eric the Weatherman

    Eric the Weatherman

    As a volunteer weatherman, Eric has been keeping daily records of our island's weather for the federal government for over 50 years.
    I dropped by the Boulton Farm to have a coffee with Eric and his wife Sue; and we talked about the weather, and Eric’s weather-keeping, and farming, and even a little politics. Basically the holy trinity of farmer conversations all over the world.
    Check out our show's website for photos of Eric and his stack of weather logs.

    • 20 min
    Story of Island Weed - Part II

    Story of Island Weed - Part II

    In Part Two, we look back at the grow shows days during the apex of the island’s black market economy, and now, with legalization in place. And with such a deep resource of growing knowledge on Gabriola, we also get some growing and prepping tips for the four cannabis plants you are legally allowed to grow in Canada.
     
    With special thanks to:
    Allen Darling
    Dorothy Engst – visit Nature Spirit Earth Market https://www.naturespiritearthmarket.com/
    Naomi Beth Wakan
    Shaun
    The folks at Gabriola Players – Lesley Hazeldine & Joe Dicara
    And those who willingly gave their time and insights on condition of anonymity
     
    Music Credits:
    Segue -- “Sunrise over Malaspina” from the album The Island on the Silent Season Canada music label. Used with permission. Stream and purchase and support local music at http://silentseason.com/
    Other music excerpts from Free Music Archive/Creative Commons/Open Licensed:
    Vale of Atholl Junior Pipe-band. On the streets of Pitlochry in October 2008
    Orchestral Movement of 1932 -- “Holding Twilight”

    • 41 min
    Lions, Wha? & Bears, Oh My!

    Lions, Wha? & Bears, Oh My!

    In this episode we talk with islanders who have encountered big beasts roaming Gabriola's forests.

    How is it possible? Surely these people are spinning yarns!

    • 29 min
    Antony Holland in Wartime

    Antony Holland in Wartime

    From a June 2015 recording. The late Antony Holland (March 28, 1920 - July 29, 2015) -- beloved actor, teacher, long-time Gabriolan, Order of Canada recipient -- recalls his time in Egypt during the Second World War.

    • 23 min
    Summertime @ Camp Miriam

    Summertime @ Camp Miriam

    We take an end-of-summer tour of the facilities at Camp Miriam and talk with camp leaders Marina, Kaela, Josh and Benji about programs and activities and the perfect moments of their times there. And, maybe somehow, we manage to pull together a phone convo with a certain famous alum from years gone by?!
    Check out our show's blog page @
    Straight Outta Gabriola
    & follow us on FB @Straightouttagabriola

    • 30 min

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