Best ottawhat podcasts we could find (Updated October 2017)
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Ottawhat? - An Ottawa podcast
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Ottawhat? is an interview show that highlights interesting people living in Ottawa, Canada.
 
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Our show this week features Maeve Montgomery-Lalonde, independent musician and stand-up comedian. Learn about Maeve’s life as a medical conundrum, her favourite spots around Ottawa, and her encyclopaedic knowledge of Ottawa karaoke. We recorded this episode on Facebook Live, and we had lots of fun doing that. Go check out the video on our Faceb ...…
 
This week’s episode features Sydney Smith, lover of and advocate for all of Canada’s great outdoors. He told us all about Ontario’s crown land, the secrets to getting YouTube to like your channel, and how fast Ottawa changes when you leave the city for a few years. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audi ...…
 
The show this week features Charlie Hoppner, founder of the band Valois. Apart from hearing about his musical pursuits, we hear about his experiences in film, and discuss how our society deals with and talks about mental health. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audibletrial.com/ottawhat today and get a ...…
 
The show this week features Joey Clavette, the founder of street newspaper The Ottawa Wrench, a website and newspaper focusing on homelessness and chronic poverty. We talk about getting a street newspaper up and running, basic income, and mental health. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audibletrial.com ...…
 
On the show this week, we talk with Greg Houston, a local comedian whose prolific hosting of Ottawa events means you’ve probably already seen him on a stage at some point. Greg shares a little about his Space Jam-themed Ottawa Fringe show and regales us with the story of the first time he bombed a set. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to ...…
 
This week’s episode features Tom Goldsmith, a software developer and technology enthusiast whose most recent project, Sadblock, aims to rid social media feeds of annoying or negative stories. We also hear stories from Tom’s childhood about growing playing paintball in the woods and giving Diefenbunker tours. Sponsor – This episode is also broug ...…
 
On the show this week, we sat down with Ottawa’s own 3-time Jeopardy Champion, Grant McSheffrey. Grant tells his story about finally getting on the show, and shares his feelings on Ottawa, including its robust trivia subculture. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audibletrial.com/ottawhat today and get a ...…
 
This week’s episode features Canadian astronaut candidate and up-and-coming Ottawa craft brewmaster Marc Evans. Marc spent a week in Halifax at the beginning of March as one of 32 remaining hopeful astronauts, and he gives us a glimpse of the intense recruitment process so far. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.co ...…
 
On this episode, we spoke with James Fitzgerald, a Carleton student who runs the Carleton esports (Tespa) program on campus. He and his teammates compete nationally and across North America in a huge variety of online multiplayer video games for scholarships and prizes, along with bragging rights. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you i ...…
 
This episode features a professional fantasy hockey expert and one of the co-hosts of the Keeping Karlsson podcast, Brian Kom! He shares some of his experiences spending two years in Japan, along with dispensing some fantasy hockey advice and sharing his favourite ramen in Ottawa. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible ...…
 
This week on the show, we recorded live with two guests (see part 1 here). This interview features Cait O’Malley, owner of Bourbon & Bloom, a wedding and events planning business she started after corporate event planning started to get very repetitive. Find out how she would plan Amaan’s dream wedding, and see if you can hear her East Coast ac ...…
 
This week on the show, we recorded live with two guests (see part 2 here). This section features our interview with Tavis Maplesden, a stand-up comedian and new dad who is almost entirely satisfied with his home in Centretown. Special thanks to Poppa Bean Coffee and Backdrop Restaurant for the awesome coffee and for hosting the live show! Spons ...…
 
Our guest this week, Amanda McLaren, writes What Happens In Ottawa, a fun blog showcasing all the interesting things you can do around the city. She’s had so many fun experiences over the last year and gave us a few great things to check off our lists for 2017! Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audiblet ...…
 
On the show this week, the crew talked to Candice and Calvin from Unlocked Ottawa, two of the proud co-founders of the first competitive escape room in Ottawa. We got to try out the competitive, team-based Krylon Crew room in December, and we can confirm it’s a totally new and challenging experience. Hear how the founders grew up together in Ka ...…
 
This episode features a conversation with a representative of Canada’s national dodgeball team and one of the founders of Dodgeball Ottawa, Lynn Kirkpatrick (along with her husband and co-founder Spencer Sarault). Learn about competitive dodgeball as it’s played around the world and in Ottawa, and hear how Lynn’s team came home with a silver me ...…
 
On this episode of the podcast, we interviewed Scott Sewell. This entrepreneur has started his own business selling ice cream in Ottawa, and is giving a portion of his profits to mental health facilities. Hear from Scott how he’s seen Ottawa change as he grows up in the city. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. ...…
 
Registered dietician and health care food service worker Clodie Gravel joins the guys this week. She tells us about the difference between a dietician and a nutritionist, discusses the important of food security, and shares the highlights of her recent trip to Costa Rica. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Vis ...…
 
On the podcast this week, we sat down with Rhapsody Blue, a burlesque performer who produces a weekly burlesque show at the Bourbon Room. We talked about the alternative arts scene in Ottawa, different types of burlesque, and a little about keeping a day job while pursuing your passion at night. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in ...…
 
On the show this week, we sat down with live audio expert Calvin McCormick. He specializes in analog sound equipment, and shared some of his music knowledge with us, in addition to shedding light on some of the best live music venues in the city. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audibletrial.com/ottawh ...…
 
This week, we spoke with OAMA instructor Matt Haché. He discusses some of the lessons he’s learned in his BJJ training, tells us stories from some of his fights, and tells us how having to retake grade one helped him get better at learning. Check out Ground Games – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on October 21 at Tudor Hall Sponsor – This episode is also b ...…
 
On the show this week, we sat down with Colin White, an urban sketcher who has made a name for himself by immortalizing everyday Ottawa landmarks with beautiful, unique artwork. We discuss work as a freelance artist and graphic designer, preserving and restoring community landmarks in Ottawa, as well as Colin’s attempt to turn his work into a s ...…
 
This week, the guys take a break from guests, and sit down to discuss what’s going on around our fair city, and answer some burning questions about Ottawa from the Internet. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audibletrial.com/ottawhat today and get a free audiobook and free 30-day trial, and feel good in ...…
 
On the show this week, we met with Matt LeBlanc, who joined us to discuss his work with Secular Recovery Ottawa. We learn a lot about addiction recovery and hear how Matt turned his life around, and how he is now helping others do the same. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audibletrial.com/ottawhat tod ...…
 
This week’s episode features Jeff Menzies, an urban agriculture and food security expert who has moved from dreams of being a chef, to helping feed people on a much larger scale. We chat about the non-profit work he’s doing, as well as the best (super healthy, for the most part) places to eat around Ottawa. We also answer some burning listener ...…
 
On the show this week, we talk to Anne-Marie Cenaiko, who works in communications for the government and volunteers all over the city. Hear all about the best Ottawa “foodie” hotspots, what you need to get to the Sandbanks on a bike trip, and yet another endorsement for House of Targ. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Aud ...…
 
This episode, the boys sit down with Stefan Jurewicz, a music producer and audio engineer who is currently a part of two bands, Onionface and Trunk. We also learn a little bit about dystopian literature, a favourite of Stefan’s, before discussing music, art and coffee in Ottawa. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.c ...…
 
On the show this week, we sit down with Alison Sheepway. The acquaintance of the show talks about fundraising for the Ottawa Network for Education, a little about her last job at the WWF, and shares a few of the things she’s looking forward to at her wedding next summer. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visi ...…
 
We bring back guest #15 from our early days to discuss what’s new with Damien’s band, Sons of Pluto (they’re releasing an EP Friday), his Broadway story from earlier this year, and what life is like leading up to his summer nuptials. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audibletrial.com/ottawhat today and ...…
 
This episode features Brett Kelly, the most prolific indie filmmaker in Canada, with 26 feature films. He just finished directing My Fair Zombie, the musical stage production, and has plans to film a couple more movies this summer! Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audibletrial.com/ottawhat today and ge ...…
 
This week’s show coincides with our two-year anniversary, and we’re joined by Cartwright Springs Brewery’s founder, Andre Rieux. Andre describes the long road that brought him to buy the property that ended up being the home of his brewery, and shared some great stories of his world travels along the way. Sponsor – This episode is also brought ...…
 
On the show this week, we celebrate our centennial with Qing Clothing’s Samantha Renaud! Samantha talked with us about launching an independent, unisex clothing brand in Ottawa, hairdressing, and how escape rooms have grown in popularity across Canada. Sponsor – This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audibletrial.com/ ...…
 
This week, we had a special live podcast event at Frank & Oak, a boutique clothing store in Westboro. This is the second of two interviews this week, with this one featuring Greg Kieran, a stand-up comedian who chatted with us about sports, the independent comedy scene in Ottawa, and his Viktor Krum impression. **[Please be advised, this episod ...…
 
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