Tagged: What It Is podcast

Ep 134: Don’t Not Talk To Don’t Not Talk To Strangers

Guests: Dustin Allen, Brooklyn Melnyk & Jesse Harlton
With: Chris W. Cook
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

Things get a little sketchy when the team behind Edmonton’s hottest sketch troupe, Don’t Not Talk To Strangers, swing by Living Room Studios for a chat and to share a pair of their sketches. The crew talks about the process behind creating a successful comedy, where the root of comedy lays, and stamp factories. Plus, we plug some local arts happenings and get into a rousing (fixed!) round of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Advice. Get this funny freakin’ ep in your ear holes!

Ep 133: Let’s Get To It

Guests: Mieko Ouchi, Kristi Hansen & Daryl Cloran
With: Chris W. Cook & #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music From Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

The boys are back in podcast town! What It Is returns to the Edmonton Theatre scene in fine form with a top notch ep full of top notch guests. Join Taylor as he chats with The Citadel Theatre’s Daryl Cloran and artists Mieko Ouch & Kristi Hansen as they get the bullseye on The Silver Arrow: The Untold Story of Robin Hood. Plus, Taylor works out the rust (there’s a lot of it) in a round of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Advice. You’ll also hear from Netflix darling Chris W. Cook and get your Arts News fix from the one and only #theatremari. It’s been too long so get this ep in your ear holes!

Ep 131: Forceful Fringe Promo 2017 Pt. 2

Guests: Ricardo Espinoza, Andrew Ritchie, Dion Arnold, Adam Schwartz, Josh Langdoc, Shanni Pinkerton & Darrell Portz & Maria Colonescu, Maria Colonescu & Derek Kaye, Lesley Carlberg, Nathaniel Dunaway, Stuart McDougall, Braydon Dowler-Coltman & Matt Skopyk, Gianna Read-Skelton & Damon Pitcher, Willie Banfield & Cliff Kelly, Rebecca Merkley
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
With Colton Taylor Thomas
Sound Engineer: Brian Bergum

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is back and we were back in the Fringe Beer Tent talking to the artists of the festival. Meet artists from Edmonton, Canada and beyond in part two of three of our Forceful Fringe Promos. What It Is provides the artists with the chance to discuss their work in a casual manor before making them share their elevator pitch with Colton Taylor Thomas for the coveted CTT Stamp of Approval (trademark). Don’t waste any time – you’ve only got a few more days and 220 different plays to check out. Get this ep in your ear holes and get to the Edmonton Fringe!

Ep 130: Forceful Fringe Promo 2017 Pt 1

Guests: Allie Pedden & Brooklyn Rowe, Holly Von Sinn, Arabella Alure, Nona & Squee (Neelam Chattoo & Amy Chow), Adam Bailey, Robyn Slack & Joshua Lee Coss, Joel Taras & Owen Bishop, Liam Creswick & James Ross, Madge (Dave Rae), Nathan Eveneshen, Paul Blinov & Marguerite Lawler, Caitlyn Goruck, Sue Goberdahn & Michael Vetsch & Chris Weymouth, Brayden Scobie & Tessa Simpson
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
With Colton Taylor Thomas
Sound Engineer: Brian Bergum

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is back and we were back in the Fringe Beer Tent talking to the artists of the festival. Meet artists from Edmonton, Canada and beyond in part one of three of our Forceful Fringe Promos. What It Is provides the artists with the chance to discuss their work in a casual manor before making them share their elevator pitch with Colton Taylor Thomas for the coveted CTT Stamp of Approval (trademark). Don’t waste any time – you’ve only got a few more days and 220 different plays to check out. Get this ep in your ear holes and get to the Edmonton Fringe!

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!