Tagged: Mari Chartier

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 121: XMas Special 2016 – The Great Dumpster Fire

Guests: Rebecca Merkley, Robyn Slack & Joshua Lee Coss
With: #theatremari, Colton Taylor Thomas & Brian Bergum
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

What It Is celebrates the holiday season with an annual tradition of trying not to promote the arts for once. Taylor, Brian, Mari and CTT welcome the hilarious Rebecca Merkley and the delightful sounds of Success 5000 for a discussion about projects, dog grooming and the year of the dumpster fire – 2016. Taylor attempts to get into the holiday spirit but generally avoids the topic as Mari aims to get him into the spirit of the season. The gang plays an intense game of Artist’s Checklist, CTT tries to look on the bright side, Success 5000 shares two songs and leads everyone in a rousing rendition of a holiday classic. Grab a festive beverage, hide from your family and toss the ep into your holiday ear holes!

Ep 120: In Your Living Room

Guests: Ian Leung, Melissa Thingelstad & Vicky Berg
With Chris W. Cook & #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

It’s a doozy with three guests talking about two exciting projects that deal with new spaces to perform theatre in. Hear from Theatre No. 6’s Melissa & Ian as they talk about bringing a fever into your living room (not contagious) and Vicky Berg from Grindstone theatre who shows up to talk about the new Grindstone Comedy Theatre on Whyte Ave how they need your support! The ganf talks about answering machines and gets into a rousing (and personal) round of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – how will the Edmonton arts scene adapt to the changing arts-coverage landscape? All that and uh, a lot, uh more in our latest ep!

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 114: Available on Cassette Tape

Guests: Jesse Northey & Julie Kiraly
With #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Contains some coarse language
Featuring music from Jesse and the Dandelions
Creative Commons License Music by Josh Woodward

We are so back in the saddle post-Fringe and it’s not-even funny. Actually, this ep is pretty funny! We chat with music-man Jesse Northey and clown/dance-woman Julie Kiraly about Jesse’s band and Julie’s work as a producer of the all-new Edmonton Clown festival. Also covered are topics like the artist’s lifestyle, what authenticity in art means and having house guests that stay way too long. Taylor also says that this ep is the start of our 4th Season but it’s NOT! It’s the start of our 5TH SEASON! Holy crap. We’ve been doing this podcast thing a while so get it in your ear holes and see if we know what we are doing!

Ep 106: Radical Stump Love

Guests: Alexis Hillyard & Ben Proulx
With: Chris W. Cook & #theatremari
Creative Commons License Music by Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

The summer is rolling on and we’ve gotta catch all the podcastémon! This ep of your fave Arts Interview podcast features Alexis Hillyard of the youtube show Stump Kitchen and comedian Ben Proulx. We talk professional joke touring, making vegan food with one hand, today’s biggest news stories and we don’t let Ben talk about being in The Revenant. Chris W. Cook doesn’t say much until we start talking politics and Mari Chartier lays out the Arts News which is especially #theatremari focused. All this and more in our latest ep so get it in those ear holes on the side of your face!

Ep 101: Gorillas & Gordons

Guests: Christopher Schulz & Ainsley Hillyard and Brian Dooley, Joe Perry, Patricia Cerra & Ben Stevens
With: #theatremari & Chris W. Cook
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains coarse language

Get your local award-winning arts interview podcast fix in our latest ep as we cover TWO new theatrical production premiering in Edmonton. Take a walk into two dark and challenging worlds with Northern Light Theatre’s WISH – a love story about two  different but alike beings; and Theatre Network’s tale of desperate criminals in GORDON. We chat up the full cast from each production about their shows, the process and other random bits of good conversation. Ainsley swears a lot, Mari dishes the Arts News and Chris W. Cook says some things. It’s another 2 interview ep of the What It Is podcast! Now get it in your award-winning ear holes!