26 episodes

The Coast presents: 25 for 25. A year-by-year audio archive. Through the lens of the city’s alt-weekly, editors Jacob Boon and Tara Thorne bring you the stories that shaped Halifax over the past quarter-century.

From the first issue of the free newspaper—published June 17, 1993—to the latest blog post, The Coast has had a clear mission: to cover Halifax better than any other media organization on the planet.

Founded by six friends from King's College who were inspired by New York's Village Voice, The Coast has remained independent and locally owned even as other Nova Scotia papers (not to mention the iconic Voice) surrendered their independence to the disease that is corporate chain ownership.

The Coast's weekly mix of award-winning news, arts and entertainment listings earned it membership in the international Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in 2003, a sure sign that outsiders think The Coast is on the right track. But external validation will always come in second-place for The Coast, where connecting with Halifax readers is most important.

The Coast is a controlled-circulation newspaper, distributed free every Thursday at over 610 locations around HRM. The highest concentration of papers can be found on the peninsula, around the university campuses and downtown.
https://www.thecoast.ca/

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The Coast presents: 25 for 25. A year-by-year audio archive. Through the lens of the city’s alt-weekly, editors Jacob Boon and Tara Thorne bring you the stories that shaped Halifax over the past quarter-century.

From the first issue of the free newspaper—published June 17, 1993—to the latest blog post, The Coast has had a clear mission: to cover Halifax better than any other media organization on the planet.

Founded by six friends from King's College who were inspired by New York's Village Voice, The Coast has remained independent and locally owned even as other Nova Scotia papers (not to mention the iconic Voice) surrendered their independence to the disease that is corporate chain ownership.

The Coast's weekly mix of award-winning news, arts and entertainment listings earned it membership in the international Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in 2003, a sure sign that outsiders think The Coast is on the right track. But external validation will always come in second-place for The Coast, where connecting with Halifax readers is most important.

The Coast is a controlled-circulation newspaper, distributed free every Thursday at over 610 locations around HRM. The highest concentration of papers can be found on the peninsula, around the university campuses and downtown.
https://www.thecoast.ca/

    2018 with Allison Saunders and Stephanie Johns

    2018 with Allison Saunders and Stephanie Johns

    Just in time for the holidays, we’re back for one last special episode of 26 for 25. Past audience favourites Stephanie Johns and Allison Saunders join Tara and Jacob for a boozy reflection on the year that was 2018 in Halifax. Breach teen! Smoking bans! Chelsea Peretti! Plus, a Christmas-rewrite of Lady Gaga’s “Shallow.”

    The Coast presents: 25 for 25. A year-by-year audio archive. Through the lens of the city’s alt-weekly, editors Jacob Boon and Tara Thorne bring you the stories that shaped Halifax over the past quarter-century.
    The Coast Twitter: @TwitCoast
    The Coast (online) thecoast.ca
    Tara Thorne twitter: @thorneyhfx
    Jacob Boon twitter: @RWJBoon

    • 54 min
    2017 with Steve Murphy

    2017 with Steve Murphy

    It's finally arrived! The 25th episode for 25 years! Join Tara and Jacob for one last look back at the bars, bands, businesses, big news stories and Barrington Streets that defined Halifax over the past quarter century. Featuring our super special guest Steve Murphy!

    The Coast presents: 25 for 25. A year-by-year audio archive. Through the lens of the city’s alt-weekly, editors Jacob Boon and Tara Thorne bring you the stories that shaped Halifax over the past quarter-century.

    The Coast Twitter: @TwitCoast
    The Coast (online) thecoast.ca
    Tara Thorne twitter: @thorneyhfx
    Jacob Boon twitter: @RWJBoon

    • 1 hr 51 min
    2016 with Tom Michael & Rebecca Thomas

    2016 with Tom Michael & Rebecca Thomas

    Tom Michael, owner of the dearly departed Video Difference joins us with memories of Halifax's cinematic landmark. Then, former poet laureate Rebecca Thomas is here to talk Cornwallis.

    The Coast presents: 25 for 25. A year-by-year audio archive. Through the lens of the city’s alt-weekly, editors Jacob Boon and Tara Thorne bring you the stories that shaped Halifax over the past quarter-century.
    The Coast Twitter: @TwitCoast
    The Coast (online) thecoast.ca
    Tara Thorne twitter: @thorneyhfx
    Jacob Boon twitter: @RWJBoon

    • 1 hr 57 min
    2015 with Cory Bowles & Megan Leslie

    2015 with Cory Bowles & Megan Leslie

    Filmmaker, artist and all-around multihyphenate Cory Bowles is with us reflecting back on when the province killed Nova Scotia's film tax credit. Then we phone up Megan Leslie to find out why Halifax's former Member of Parliament left behind politics and the city after 2015's federal election. All this, plus the city is rendered immobile by a hellacious winter, donairs become HRM's official food, the Rainmen are no more,rich people behave badly and The Coast goes to the movies.

    The Coast presents: 25 for 25. A year-by-year audio archive. Through the lens of the city’s alt-weekly, editors Jacob Boon and Tara Thorne bring you the stories that shaped Halifax over the past quarter-century.
    The Coast Twitter: @TwitCoast
    The Coast (online) thecoast.ca
    Tara Thorne twitter: @thorneyhfx
    Jacob Boon twitter: @RWJBoon

    • 1 hr 49 min
    2014 with Emily Davidson & Kate Leth

    2014 with Emily Davidson & Kate Leth

    Emily Davidson, noted friend of the Khyber, joins us to talk about her group's efforts to save 1588 Barrington Street from indifferent city staff who wanted the historic arts incubator sold off as surplus. Then, writer and artist Kate Leth calls in from Califonia reminisce on her stange adventure from local illustrator to comic book superhero. Plus, HALIFAX buys itself a bold brand, the new library finally opens, NSCAD gets a fountain of money (but loses a micro-gallery) and something called the Ivany report is released.

    The Coast presents: 25 for 25. A year-by-year audio archive. Through the lens of the city’s alt-weekly, editors Jacob Boon and Tara Thorne bring you the stories that shaped Halifax over the past quarter-century.
    The Coast Twitter: @TwitCoast
    The Coast (online) thecoast.ca
    Tara Thorne twitter: @thorneyhfx
    Jacob Boon twitter: @RWJBoon

    • 1 hr 21 min
    2013 with Graham Steele & Selena Ross

    2013 with Graham Steele & Selena Ross

    Former finance minister Graham Steele dissects the NDP’s collapse in the 2013 provincial election. Then, award-winning journalist Selena Ross chronicles the story of Rehtaeh Parsons. All this plus baristas unionize, Joachim Stroink celebrates the holidays, Chris Brown doesn’t come to town, Benjamin Moore doesn’t paint the city and The Coast turns 20.

    • 1 hr 31 min

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