Tagged: Edmonton Arts Podcast

Fringe Artists! We Want to Interview You!

Yo Fringe Artists!
We want to interview you!

What It Is Podcast is Edmonton’s Award-Winning Arts Interview show dedicated to promoting the artists who live and visit our theatre-crazy-city.

We have a dedicated listenership of arts-lovers in the city and many look forward to our huge collection of interviews to get to know the artists of Fringe and to help them pick shows they might want to see.

Get interviewed by What It Is Podcast as part of the Fringe!

WHERE: The NORTH Beer Tent on the Fringe Grounds
WHEN: Saturday August 19: 12pm – 3pm, Sunday August 20: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
HOW: Interviews are done a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. Arrive at the tent, look for the dudes with microphones on a high table, check in and chill out!

Recording with each guest will be approx. 5mins. We only require one or two reps per show at a time. Please do not send multiple people to discuss the same show at different intervals. These interviews will be collected, edited into hour long episodes and released on Monday August 21, Tuesday August 22, and Wednesday August 23. They will be available on iTunes and other podcast apps on our feed “What It Is podcast” and whatitispodcast.com.

Be prepared for a loose and casual conversation about your show. It would also be great if you could bring a copy of your handbill so I can read the information for our listeners and keep it for our records. You will also be encouraged to give your short elevator pitch during the interview.

For questions or to pass along your press materials feel free to email whatitispodcast@gmail.com

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Ep 129: It’s Frickin’ Found Fest

Guests: Beth Dart, Julie Ferguson & Lady Vanessa Cardona
With: Colton Taylor Thomas & #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

What will you find in this new ep? You’ll find a lively, serious, silly and energized discussion about Common Ground Art Society’s latest edition of Found Fest – a site specific/sympathetic/generic festival celebrating theatre and performance right in your hood! Taylor chats with Artistic Producer Beth Dart who is in charge of getting this fest together and artists Julie (NuiBoi) and Lady Vanessa about their inclusive and personal new pieces of theatre happening in spaces you’ve totally been to. CTT is in the hizay, #theatremari stops by, and we even squeeze in a round of Good, Bad, Ugly Advice. Get this ep in your ear holes and take in Found fest 2017!

BONUS! nxtfstPodcast – Welcome to Nextfest!

Guests: Ellen Chorley & Maggie Baird
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
What It Is Podcast Theme performed by White Lightning
Contains Some Coarse Language

It’s a bonus ep from What It Is – during Nextfest 2017 visit nextfest.ca or follow along via the What It Is feed to stay up to date on everything Nextfest! In the first of our mini-sodes get the low-down on the huge festival and all of the amazing programming from the high-energy emerging artists of Edmonton, Alberta and Canada. In our first nxtfstPodcast ep we get the deets on the festival from newly appointed Festival Director Ellen Chorley and Festival Manager Maggie Baird. Get this ep in your ear holes and get down to Old Strathcona!

Ep 128: Good… But

Guests: Eva Foote & Karen Unland
With #theatremari
Songs perfromed by Eva Foote
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

This is ep is totally good… but actually it’s great! Taylor sits down with songstress (with a dress made of snakes), Eva Foote and The Fairy God Mother of Edmonton Podcasts (who can only be set to boil), Karen Unland. Plus, #theatremari joins the crew for an awesome conversation about moving away, keeping yourself busy, dream podcast projects and a hot round of The Good The Bad and The Ugly Advice. We also hear some tunes from Eva and get the details on some Edmonton-based event in a round of The Arts News. Waste no time and get this ep in your ear holes for so much Edmonton arts & podcast goodness.

Ep 127: Docs and Robbers

Guests: Fawnda Mithrush and Trevor Schmidt, Matthew Lindholm & Amanda Neufeld
With Brian Bergum & Ainsley Hillyard
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward
Contains Some Coarse Language

The theatre season is winding down and that means that festival season is winding up! We cover the International Documentary & New Media Festival North West Fest with Fawnda Mithrush who made some room in the fest for podcasters like us! Then, we get into personal stories with Trevor Schmidt, Matthew Lindholm and Amanda Neufeld while discussing NLT’s new production Bonnie & Clyde: The Two Person, Six Gun Musical. As always, we give you an update on other cool events to check out in Edmonton. It’s a timely ep and these events will soon be gone so get this ep in your ear holes!

Ep 126: Theatre Is My Niche

Guests: Farren Timoteo & Andrea Rankin and Colleen Murphy
With: #theatremari & Brian Bergum
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

The What It Is podcast team proves that theatre is their expertise in an ep covering two theatrical presentations currently playing in Edmonton including The Citadel Theatre’s Peter and the Starcatcher & U of A Studio Theatre’s World Premiere of Bright Burning. We have two new guests in Farren Timoteo & Andrea Rankin who are tracked down at The Citadel to discuss how theatre can be pretty special when it’s left simple. Then, returning to the show is Colleen Murphy who talks to Taylor about her big 12 person world premiere play at the University of Alberta. There’s lots of great chatter about art, life, and the amazing work of our local artists so get it in your ear holes!

Ep 125: LIVE! From Odd Wednesday

Guest: Amy Shostak & Success 5000
With: Colton Taylor Thomas, Guy Fieri, The Poditor & Stan Ostrowski
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Live Sketches from The Debutantes: Josh Coss, Nathalie Feehan, Laena Anderson, Robyn Slack, Liam Creswick, Jamee Nall, Ritchie Panas
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

The What It Is podcast takes over Odd Wednesday at The Sewing Machine Factory on March 1st, 2017 for their first live show in a long time. Taylor is joined by Colton Taylor Thomas for one of the wildest What It Is rides yet. Taylor & Colton welcome fan favourite a mystic truth teller Amy Shostak and are joined by the likes of Guy Fieri, the return of The Poditor and bowling champion Stan Ostrowski. As if that weren’t enough we also get live sketches performed by The Debutantes and new music from Success 5000. Plus, the crew even manages to sneak in The Arts News with #theatremari and a crazy round of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Advice. Strap your ear holes in for this one it’s odd, it’s fun, it’s crazy, it is What It Is live!