Interesting Vancouver Presents, is a series of conversations with ordinary Vancouverites leading extraordinary lives. This podcast is hosted and produced by David Swanson, with support from Brett MacFarlane and Mark Busse, in association with SFU Woodward’s, Graphic Designers of Canada, and CreativeMornings/Vancouver. Interesting Vancouver is a celebration of the curious and unexpected. Through talks, workshops, and programs, Interesting Vancouver explores the community and activities that c ...
The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners.
For The Debaters’ season finale, Lara Rae and DeAnne Smith letter rip over the best way to pronounce the letter Z. Then, Lori Gibbs and Bree Parsons deliver a motherlode of jokes on having a cool mom.
Comedy couple Tim Gray and Dana Smith take things wheelie seriously when they question if adults should skateboard. Then, Don Kelly and Chad Anderson are tra-dition out the facts and funny on the topic of sharing your culture.
Dean Jenkinson and Katie-Ellen Humphries deliver refreshing performances when they fight over the superior summertime beverage. Then, Big Daddy Tazz and Todd Graham can’t bear to lose in their debate on Winnie the Pooh.
Bruce Clark and Matt Falk deliver Friendly Giant laughs when they discuss Manitoba’s friendliness. Then, David Pryde and Martha Chaves try to hum-drum up support in their debate on boredom.
Deborah Kimmett and Simon Rakoff seize the day when they discuss bucket lists. Then, Hunter Collins and Kyle Brownrigg deliver a beauty of a performance on the attractiveness of NHL players.
Are Smarties superior to M&M's? Ron Sparks thinks he's got this debate in the bag... until Elvira Kurt thinks inside the box. Then: Is fate real? Jon Steinberg and Ali Hassan have a debate with destiny.
It's all jokes and no frills in Laurie Elliott and Dave Hemstad's high-flying debate on budget airlines. Then, Ian Sirota tells Kate Davis why fibbing is, frankly, the best parenting tool.
Graham Chittenden and Sean Cullen refuse to Boggle the minds of their audience when they tackle word games. Then, Hisham Kelati and Nour Hadidi travel to great lengths in their debate on whether or not Toronto is the best city for new immigrants.
Poet and comedian John Wing and Juno-winning musician Dan Mangan are a couple of smooth operettas when they compare writing songs to writing poems. Then, Lachlan Patterson and Katie-Ellen Humphries are anything but negative in their debate on family portraits.
Myles Anderson and Abdul Aziz play the fool debating whether April 1st is the best day of the year. Then, Sophie Buddle and Jacob Samuel pack a poncho with their jokes about whether Vancouver is Canada's worst-dressed city.
Simon King and Julie Kim are a Parasite for sore eyes when debating if it’s time to cancel the Oscars. Then, Yumi Nagashima and Mayce Galoni charm everyone with their openers when they discuss pick-up lines.
In this fashionable debate from Season 13, DeAnne Smith and Lorne Cardinal try to per-suede their Calgary audience over which is superior: denim or leather. Then, Dean Jenkinson and Trent McClellan debate if stadiums are a great investment.
Erica Sigurdson and Ivan Decker make quite the spectacle when debating if wearing glasses is worse than wearing braces. Then, Lachlan Patterson and Wes Borg hit the road in their discussion about living in a van.
Maddy Kelly and Charlie Demers take us back to school, arguing if a mid-life crisis is an easier experience than a quarter-life crisis. Then, Kathleen McGee and Graham Clark deliver an egg-cellent performance in their debate on all-day breakfast.
Can three comedians create a legit sci-fi show? Comedians Ryan Beil, Maddy Kelly, and Mark Chavez are going to find out. Over eight episodes, they’ll try to write a serious, and seriously nerdy, pilot script. When they run into trouble they’ll consult Hollywood experts who have worked on things like Star Trek, Star Wars, and Firefly and science fic…
Sean Lecomber and Jacob Samuel outfox each other when discussing whether we should stop feeding wild animals. Then Katie-Ellen Humphries and Wes Borg, in a heart-racing debate, argue if it's fun to have a crush!
This week from Winnipeg, Sean Cullen and Pete Zedlacher beak off debating if Canada’s National Bird should be the Canada goose. Then, in another high-flying discussion, Paul Myrehaug and Allie Pearse argue if nothing beats a destination wedding.
With fire in their bellies, John Wing and Kyle Bottom discuss if ambition is overrated. Then, in a high-rated debate, Erica Sigurdson and Derek Seguin argue if online reviews make life better. Don't miss this fan favourite episode from season 11.
Derek Seguin and Lara Rae bring down the house in Winnipeg in their debate on home improvement vs self-improvement. Then, Nikki Payne and Joze Piranian urgently discuss if patience is not a virtue.
From smack in the middle of the country, Charlie Demers and Big Daddy Tazz are in Winnipeg discussing if the middle is always the best place to be? Then, Nour Hadidi and Graham Clark sign up for a debate on petitions.
Matt Wright and Chad Anderson take a trip down memory lane in their debate on retro video games. Then, Leonard Chan and Carol Zoccoli have a heart-to-heart debate about whether or not to show their emotions.
In this gem from Season 13, Myles Anderson and Ivan Decker deliver a rich tapestry of jokes on the program Antiques Roadshow. Then, Mayce Galoni and Deborah Kimmett try to keep their head above water when they discuss Aquafit. (Originally recorded in May 2018)
In this festive classic from Season 14, Lara Rae and Rob Pue refuse to overstay their welcome in their debate on going home for the holidays. Then, John Hastings and Derek Seguin dial it up a notch on telemarketers. (Originally recorded in October 2019)
More than one Star is Born when Dean Jenkinson and Matt Falk deliver a blockbuster performance on movie musicals. Then, Carole Cunningham and Ted Morris are bad to the dog bone when they discuss the best size for a canine.
Alan Shane Lewis and Mike Delamont rule with an Iron Chef fist when they debate competitive food shows. Then, Sean Cullen and Steph Tolev put their necks on the line as they compare turtlenecks and v-necks.
Nile Seguin and Lara Rae refuse to log off on the subject of online comment sections. Then, Heidi Foss and Derek Seguin stay on target when they discuss penalty kicks and shootouts.
Charlie Demers and Ryan Belleville cast their vote over which country has the most entertaining elections: Canada or the U.S.? Then, Kristeen von Hagen and Chris Locke take things to the Sesame Street over kids tv shows.
Sunee Dhaliwal and Lisa Baker crank up the heat and dish on spicy food. Then, Yumi Nagashima and Mike Delamont make dreams come true debating a trip to Disneyland.
Things get heated in this classic episode from Season 13! Peter Anthony and Aisha Brown have a war with words when they discuss having an opinion on everything. Then, Allyson Smith and Don Kelly give a spooktacular performance when they debate horror movies. (Originally recorded in Feb. 2019)
Katie-Ellen Humphries and Abdul Aziz go toe-to-toga on theme parties. Then, Peter Brown and Graham Clark try not to make an ob-scene over which jokes are superior: clean or dirty.
It’s all in the family when Ali Hassan and Sophie Buddle discuss the best family size. Then, Paul Myrehaug and Myles Anderson take a swing at whether or not we need more golf courses.
Award-winning sketch troupe Tony Ho takes listeners on a journey of dark comedy. Bite-sized narrative sketches explore the nature of human relationships and how careless we can be with each other. Featuring Miguel Rivas, Roger Bainbridge and Adam Niebergall - Tony Ho is back with Season 3, Old Young People. More episodes are available at: smarturl.…
Sean Lecomber and Charlie Demers serve up big laughs in this delicious debate. Then, Julie Kim and Gavin Clarkson refuse to go Micro-soft on each other when they discuss careers in technology.
Peter Brown and Ryan Williams speed into this week’s episode when they debate e-bikes and e-scooters. Then, Erica Sigurdson and Kathleen McGee refuse to keep their jokes bottled up on the topic of wine knowledge.
The Debaters are revved up and ready to go for their 16th season! Lori Gibbs and Maddy Kelly start things off with a debate on family road trips. Then, Ivan Decker and Tim Nutt deliver a juicy performance comparing peaches and cherries!
Hogans Alley was once the heart of Vancouver's black community - home to Nora Hendrix, Vies' steakhouse and the African Methodist Episcopal Fountain Church. But in 1970 the city tore down the neighbourhood in order to build the Georgia viaduct. Black Vancouverites have been fighting for Hogans Alley ever since.Artist and community organiser Vanessa…
Architect (and hunter!) Paul Fast was interviewed by Gene Valaitis on Roundhouse Radio about his upcoming talk at the 10th anniversary edition of Interesting Vancouver on Nov 10, 2017. More information and tickets for the event can be found at www.interestingvancouver.comBy Interesting Vancouver Portraits
Gaby Eirew is a master matchmaker. She may work in the UBC Palliative Medicine department today, but in her 20’s her and her brother ran a large pre-internet dating service. With “Dining Club,” Gaby ran matchmaking sessions all across London, pairing up Jewish singles young and old. The dinners were lively, but as the club expanded to hundreds of m…
In 1933 debris from an explosion flew through the window the Vancouver Cafe and Grill, a restaurant Tom Carter’s grandfather owned on the Hastings strip. It was the end of his grandfather’s restaurant, but years later it would be the starting point for Tom’s investigation into Vancouver’s nightlife history. Tom started collecting artifacts from The…
Kelly "Claire" Berge has always felt a connection with the spirit world. As a child, she found herself face to face with ghosts, and she kept seeing them through her teenage and adult years. But Claire never knew how to deal with the apparitions - she never knew what they were or why they were following her around. Then Claire got a message from th…
Our friends at CJSF 90.1 FM generously produced this PSA running on air for Interesting Vancouver 2016 happening on November 10th at SFU Woodward's. We think it's pretty interesting, what you think?By Interesting Vancouver Portraits
Our friends at Roundhouse Radio 98.3 FM generously produced this PSA running on air for Interesting Vancouver 2016 happening on November 10th at SFU Woodward's. We think it's pretty interesting, what you think?By Interesting Vancouver Portraits
When Rob Hill was 23 he noticed something was wrong when he started experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea. At the time he didn’t even have a GP, being a healthy young man, never having the occasion to need one. He was soon diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a chronic autoimmune disorder with no known cure that affects the digestive tract. H…
The first time a doctor told Sarah Jickling she had bipolar disorder, she didn’t believe her. In Sarah's mind, bipolar was a scary word reserved only for crazy people.It wasn’t Sarah. She was a musician who played glockenspiel and sang about boys and had just done a photo shoot lying in a field of 300 homemade cupcakes. The third time a doctor told…
Jamie D. Grant is a Vancouver paramedic. He's also one of the happiest people we've ever met. He's been on thousands of calls and helped save counts lives and his love for life is probably why he's so good at saving it. In this episode, you'll learn how Jamie became a paramedic, hear a disturbing story about his most memorable call and learn how he…
Jonathan Tippett graduated from UBC Mechanical Engineering in 1999. He’s since worked in the fields of marine hydraulics, fuel cells and neurovascular implants.In 2007, he co-founded the eatART Foundation, an educational art research laboratory with a 3000sqft R&D space in Vancouver, supporting artists who use engineering to educate the public abou…
Craig Addy is no ordinary pianist. He runs a sound spa from his apartment called Under The Piano. So what is it like at Craig's sound spa? People lay under his grand piano, on a extravagant bed of pillows, while he composes an original piece of music for them.It's both a personalized concert and a therapeutic experience. It’s a really interesting w…
As a photographer, there have been many chapters in Bev Davies‘ work, but music has always been the thread that held it together.One of her favourite spots to photograph was at Vancouver’s legendary cabaret bar,The Smilin’ Buddha, where she captured the performance of legendary local acts like Vancouver's D.O.A.The bands, the music and the friends …