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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 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!

Ep 102: Operatic Conversion Conversation

Guests: Jacques Arsenault & Nathan Cuckow
With Chris W. Cook
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains coarse language

The guys from What It Is sit down with classical tenor Jacques Arsenault to learn more about the world of opera and how it relates to other forms of performance. Plus, you can get the details on Kill Your  Television’s new show The Conversion playing at the ATB Arts Barns in Edmonton, AB. A little silly, a little serious but always, exactly, what it is. Get it in your ear holes for the best result.

Ep 93: New Year, New You Two

Guests: Bob Baker & James MacDonald
With: Chris W. Cook & #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Contains some coarse language
Creative Commons Music: Josh Woodward

It’s a New Year (new you) and we are starting with a doozy. Taylor welcomes Citadel Theatre AD Bob Baker to talk about the Edmonton theatre company’s 50th season; in the second half of the ep we get the scoop on The Citadel’s latest production of the classic –  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? from director James MacDonald. Chris plays a full ep of co-hosting duties and we get #theatremari in for the Arts News. 2016, you look good but you sound even better. Get this ep in your ear holes!

Ep 92: XMas Special 2015

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

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 56: Lizard People

Guests: Darryl Merpaw & Joel Crichton
With: Chris W. Cook & #theatremari

Films and web series are the main topics of discussion in this episode featuring Hybrid Moments writer/director Darryl Merpaw and actor/musician/creator of Lizard at Home, Joel Crichton. #theatremari drops the arts news and a brand new segment where she reveals one of things “Mari Don’t Like”. Chris W. Cook hangs out and Taylor talks about what the world will be like in one million years. This weirdo-free ep gets weird. Also available on iTunes.

Featuring Creative Commons License music from Josh Woodward

Ep 44: Hear Us in Your Headphones

Guests: Jon Lachlan Stewart & Laura Metcalfe
With: #theatremari & Hampton X Trustworthington

Jon Lachlan Stewart & Laura Metcalfe of Surreal SoReal Theatre’s new production The Genius Code drop by the Living Room Studios for a discussion on headphones, audience empowerment and messed up relationships. Plus, the arts news guru #theatremari is back after her long hiatus and an all new weirdo drops by to get the guests into his tincture recipe. It’s just another day on the What It Is podcast.