Tagged: Edmonton Arts

BONUS! Podcasting Your Passion – North West Fest LunchPod

Recorded May 8 2017 @ The Needle Vinyl Tavern
Curated by Fawnda Mithrush of North West Fest 2017
Panelists: Taylor Chadwick, Erika Ensign, Steven Schapansky
Recorded by Castria

Presented as part of the LunchPod Series at North West Fest 2017, Taylor Chadwick of What It Is hosts a panel discussion on Podcasting Your Passion with Erika Ensign of Beginner’s Puck and Steven Schapansky of Hockey Feels. The crew discuss their passion projects podcasts, why Edmontonians love hockey and the arts. Can the two compliment each other? Is our city too sports focused? Do we know the value of the arts? Check out the great discussion as part of North West Fest 2017!

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 117: Skit Marks

Guests: Liam Creswick, James Ross & Carina Morton
With: Dale Motherford & #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward

We assume things get humorous in this episode of What It Is as sketch comedy darlings – The Debutantes drop by to discuss their work and the awesome alt-comedy night Odd Wednesdays. We meet Liam, James and Carina from the 11 (or is it 12?) person sketch troupe and get the bottom of what the hell a debutante actually is. Plus, our old pal Dale Motherford drops by to let us know what he’s been up to and lays out some of his classic gotcha journalism with a round of The Question Attack. As always, we let people know what is going on in the city of Edmonton with a solid round of The Arts News with #theatremari. Kick back and toss this ep in your ear holes!

Ep 116: The New Kid in Town

Guest: Daryl Cloran
With #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward

It’s one-on-one with Taylor Chadwick and new Citadel Theatre Artistic Director, Daryl Cloran. Get to know the new AD in town with a conversation discussing Daryl’s history, the way he approaches his work, what brought him to Edmonton, and what theatre fans can look forward to at The Citadel. Plus, #theatremari and Taylor go one-on-one for some Arts News and light riffing. It’s exactly what you’d expect from What It Is – an amazing guest, a fumbling host, and #theatremari!

Ep 92: XMas Special 2015

Guests: Simon Gorsak, Leif Ingebrigtsen & Ellen Chorley
With: Mari Chartier, Colton Taylor Thomas & Brian Bergum
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
CONTAINS COARSE LANGUAGE

Grab a warm cup of cocoa or whatever it is you drink and toss this Christmas comfort in your ear holes. Visit Big Winter Cabin Studios with the What It Is crew and their holiday-time friends Simon, Leif and Ellen! Plus, your total bro CTT wants to takes on hateful rhetoric, Mari makes up for lost time, Simon dishes on his comedy-tour and Taylor makes the guests play a game – all underscored by an amazing musician. The Christmas joy meter is set to 10 – and all we need is for you to listen up! Merry Christmas, everyone!

Ep 86: Doug and Dan, Dudes

Guests: Doug Hoyer & Dan Taylor
With: Ellen Chorley
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick

Doug & Dan, dudes and dudettes! In this ep Taylor gets into it with Doug Hoyer about why he is leaving Edmonton and discusses performing comedy in an arena with Dan Taylor. Hear why music is best purchased on a bandana, why Dan hangs out with comedians and the boys try out a brand new game. Plus, filling in for #theatremari is Ellen Chorley with the local Arts News. Get it in those ear holes that you find on the side of your face!

Ep 73: Not an Artist

Guest: Lars Callieou
With: Cody Pardini
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick

Are comedians artists? Are artists, artists? What is an artist? Don’t expect us to get to the absolute bottom of these questions with our guest Lars Callieou but do expect us to at least scratch the surface. Get to know funny-man Lars Callieou and weirdo Cody Pardini (who has a surprising exit) in a straight up crazy-fun ep. We lay out some upcoming #yegarts events but mostly the guys dish on all sorts of stuff including: beefs, Lars’ comedy origins and the band Chicago.