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Best Media Lab YYC podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Media Lab YYC podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Hosted by Kyle Marshall, owner of Media Lab YYC, Creative Block features interviews with artists and entrepreneurs about where they came from, what they're doing now, and where they want to go. Certain episodes profile internet culture and how that influences online creators.
 
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Josiah Sinanan joins Kyle to discuss what growing up in Calgary is like when you're culturally ambiguous. Plus discussions on Oprah, the Olsen twins, and Ira Glass. anticulture with Josiah Sinanan: https://www.josiahpodcast.com/listen Josiah's personal website: http://www.josiahsinanan.com Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in a clip from To Grandmother's …
 
Adam Morris grew up in Calgary influenced by his parents' entrepreneurial spirit. He took what he learned and started his own business in the construction industry and focused on how to make the world a better place ... with shipping containers. Look at these building created with shipping containers: https://www.copperblock.ca/containers You can c…
 
Kyle is creating a new podcast? Does he need to? Does anyone need to? All of these questions might be answered by the end of the episode. Dave Youn is the creator of Perspectives YYC: https://www.perspectivesyyc.com Clips that were referenced in this episode: Snow White's 50th Anniversary trailer: https://youtu.be/tkIkeGHNvbo The Meaning of Life tr…
 
Father of Nations tells the story of a group of people that are trying to find a way to survive in a world that has turned into a wasteland. They wander the wasteland, confronted by ravagers, and a dying world that can no longer sustain them. Nathan Horch and Aleisha Anderson tells he tale of how they met, the inspiration for the film, and why it w…
 
Karen Johnson Diamond started Dirty Laundry, and improvised soap opera, twenty years ago. Jesselle Laurén starts with the company this year. Listen to see what each has learned about theatre, improv, and the city. Find info about Dirty Laundry here: https://www.dirtylaundrycalgary.com Find tickets for Dirty Laundry (and other great shows) at Lunchb…
 
Jason Mehmel joins Kyle in an empty auditorium at Pumphouse Theatre. They discuss the upcoming 20th season of Sage Theatre, the upcoming productions, and what the future holds. Sage Theatre website (get your tickets!): http://sagetheatre.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sage_theatre/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sageyyc Check out Pumphouse …
 
Eduard and Stan might seem like very different people but their goals are aligned. Eduard emigrated to Canada from Romania and eventually opened his own modelling agency. Stan grew up in Saskatchewan and moved to Calgary because he always wanted to be an entrepreneur. And now they are hosting UNKNOWN a festival of fashion, music, and entertainment.…
 
Kyle invites David Youn (of Perspectives YYC) to discuss what was learned at PodSummit this year. Then a quick rundown of a chocolate company that Media Lab is collaborating with. Perspectives YYC website: https://www.perspectivesyyc.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perspectivesyyc/ The Chocolate Lab website: http://www.chocolatelab.ca Inst…
 
Ramen 🍜 makes me very happy. So it was a great time talking with Koki Aihara, the owner of Shiki Menya which is one of the best ramen spots in Calgary. He discusses what it took to open up the restaurant, the career path he initially set out on, and what he's looking forward to in the future. Plus we discuss hip hop bands, Banff, and collecting coo…
 
Zach Polis was first obsessed with animals and then found himself pulled into the worlds of poetry and filmmaking. Now, as St. Albert's Poet Laureate, he is an ambassador of culture and looks to promote other artists in the province. In this conversation we also talk about being a zookeeper, performing Shakespeare soliloquies, and Paddington Bear. …
 
The show starts with a quick update about what Media Lab has been up to, and then Matt Mort and Kyle Marshall learn a LOT more about each other by asking each other the famous "The 36 Questions That Lead to Love." A link to all the questions so you can ask them to your special someone: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/no-37-big-wedding-or…
 
Matt and Kyle grapple with the new law that was passed in the European Parliament. Is this the end of memes? Also they discuss the news of Spotify buying Gimlet and whether listening to podcasts on Spotify is a satisfying experience. Matt's website: https://www.mattmort.ca Matt's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MattsVloggingToo One of…
 
Kelela Doerksen was born in British Columbia, moved to Manitoba, and then finally discovered her calling in Alberta. She discusses wanting to become a filmmaker, finding YouTube, and then making the choice to become an entrepreneur. Also discussed is mental health, moving to Red Deer, and moon cafes. Kelela's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channe…
 
Kyle and Matt discuss YouTube demonization, Apple sending out an alarming email to podcasters, and a great app to keep yourself organized. Philip DeFranco on Momo hoax: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1h4D2ARZcU Habitica, the app to keep you organized: https://habitica.com/static/home Creative Block is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network…
 
Steve Lazarowych fell in love with video games at an early age. He then discovered later that he was kinda good at creating meetups. He's grown Twitch Calgary to be the place for streamers and streaming enthusiasts to gather in Calgary. We also talk about World of Warcraft, organizing events, and ADHD. Find Steve on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/…
 
Abracadavers is a new web series that starts with a road trip because of a character's unhealthy obsession with his mother's chair. A couple of the people responsible for the creation of the show, Morgan Ermter and Jordan Wright, talk with Kyle about their earliest obsessions and how they became filmmakers. Other things are discussed as well such a…
 
Jess Huffman started on a farm, went with the army to Europe, and then finally found himself as a business coach in Calgary. This is a great conversation with a man who has seen a lot and who doesn't hesitate to share what he's learned. We also talk about riding horses, moving from America, and MASH. You can find more about The Bridge Coworks here:…
 
Bobbie Racette grew up in Saskatchewan, travelled around the world, and then found herself in Calgary when she got a great idea. This is how she developed Canadian Virtual Gurus into a major success. Also covered in the conversation is wanderlust, two moms, and entrepreneur support groups. Virtual Gurus website: https://canadianvirtualgurus.comPhon…
 
Ben Birney has worn a lot of different hats in his life. He's been a lawyer, a Broadway composer, and now an author. He discusses how he got to be where he is today and just how he's meandered his way through the years. Also in this conversation you will hear about video game music, law school, and fantasy novels. You can visit Ben’s website and se…
 
J Dirom comes from an artistic family. At an early age he "stole" his father's camera and has been pursuing different ways to express himself ever since. That includes being a tattoo artist, directing films, and creating YouTube videos. In this conversation we also talk about martial arts, documentaries, and ghost malls. JD's website: http://www.jd…
 
David Youn thought he had it all figured out and then he discovered that he really didn't. A mid-life crisis and move away from Toronto has forced him to pursue his real passions. One of those being to start a magazine. It's a fascinating ride! Also, in this conversation you will hear about mental breakdowns, tidying up, and Asian dating sites. Per…
 
Azren Raju is, seemingly, infinitely curious. To the point where he will start something new without fully understanding what it is he's actually doing. Just ask him about his podcast. But his love of languages has brought him to making a living off of his passion. In this conversation you will hear about polyglots, washing windows, and pyramid sch…
 
Craig Learmont fell in love with music at an early age and eventually made it his job. But it wasn't always easy. In this conversation you will hear about recording studios, Education degrees, and asking for phone numbers from your piano teacher. You can book Craig and his business partner, Pat, for shows by going to: https://duelingpianokings.ca Y…
 
Alex Putici grew up on a farm in southern Alberta. He figured out school wasn’t his thing but entrepreneurship was. Find out how he came to embody the mantra, "No one succeeds alone." In this conversation you will also hear about men giving a damn, security systems, and corn farms. Visit Work Nicer online: https://worknicer.com You can follow on Tw…
 
Lori Farley is somebody who is multi-passionate and multi-talented. Growing up in rural Alberta led her through a unique upbringing that she has used to her advantage. She has also used that advantage to better social and economic development. In this conversation you will also hear about attending university for 9 years, introverted entrepreneurs,…
 
Ernest Barbaric had to go through many things before discovering that the true way towards happiness is by doing meaningful work. Along the way he has worked as a designer, podcaster, convention organizer, and most recently as an executive coach. In this conversation you will also hear about Swiss priests, podcast conferences, and building a robot …
 
Adam Kostanuick found his way to Alberta because of his home province’s political strife. Through his love of soccer he eventually discovered podcasting. There were, of course, some interesting bumps along the way. This conversation includes bank managers, provincial referendums, and German television dramas. Listen to Adam's podcast, The Young Gaf…
 
Natasha Burgess grew up in British Columbia and only given very particular things to read. She then had a pretty fascinating journey and is currently the chair of the Alberta LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce. This conversation includes airplane mechanics, leadership skills, and the Sears catalogue. Find more information about the Alberta LGBT+ Chamber of …
 
Matt Watterworth and Scott Westby met each other in dramatic fashion when they both went to SAIT for filmmaking. After graduating they joined forces to create their own production company so that they could pursue their love of making movies. This conversation includes the second to last Jedi, flat tires, and tap dancing. Matt and Scott's productio…
 
Stacey Robbins has a had a lot of different jobs in her life. And they always seem to come in two year increments. Right now she designs beautiful custom shoes. How she got there is a story worth listening to. The conversation also covers ADHD, kissing cow tongues, and living in the woods. You can get your own custom shoes by going here: https://ww…
 
Lina Huffman emigrated from Romania, started her first business while in high school, and eventually co-founded a co-working space in Calgary called The Bridge. But there's so much more to talk about. This conversation also covers communist regimes, a robbery, and a flood. Find out more about The Bridge here: http://www.thebridgeco.works Or follow …
 
Tony Grimes is a local celebrity, of sorts, in Calgary. If you talk to the right people. He began the networking group Pixels and Pints which has grown to something more than he ever thought it would. The conversation also covers meatpacking plants, the early internet, and clowns. Find out more about Pixels and Pints by going here: https://www.meet…
 
Welcome back! Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Patrick Erskine, a true talent of the kitchen who made his Dare into the culinary arts. Today he combines cooking and social media to spread his creations, and has traveled all over the world in pursuit of it. CHECK OUT PATRICK ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqcM0ipowcgz5ee3DVDxw…
 
Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Kyle Marshall, podcaster and founder of Media Lab YYC, a public stuio built for those who want help creating great audio or video productions in Calgary. CHECK OUT MEDIA LAB YYC: https://www.medialabyyc.com and on Facebook/Twitter both @medialabyyc. MAKE SURE YOU'RE SUBSCRIBED TO THE SHOW WHEREVER YOU LISTE…
 
Today, a Dare into the fitness world! Oscar Bradley is a personal trainer and host of the Hyperformance Podcast, a sporting podcast in which Australian and other international professional athletes are profiled and interviewed, with hopes of one day doing the same in America. But that's Dare #2. #1 has been to start up a successful personal trainin…
 
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