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The Sound Off Podcast is a series of interviews and discussions about Broadcasting, podcasting and New Media. Matt Cundill is a 20 year veteran of the radio industry and has worked on air, and as a program director. Matt now works with broadcasters and podcasters to increase their audience and the amount of time engaged on their audio.
 
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Ryan Jespersen is one of the great broadcast to podcast success stories. After being relieved from the coveted 9 to noon position at the venerable 630 CHED in Edmonton last year, Ryan hatched a plan to move his audience from terrestrial to digital, and at the same time fill a need for real talk in the digital space. In this episode, you will hear h…
 
11:44 | University of Waterloo economics prof Dr. Mikal Skuterud and jobs recruiter Jessica Culo examine Canada's labour shortage and what it means for job seekers, employers, and Canada's economy. 29:48 | A #RealTalkRoundTable with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction's Glenn McGillivray, Insurance Bureau of Canada's Robin Edger, and JPW …
 
4:00 | Ryan delves into the guilty charges for the three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery on February 23, 2020, with statements from Arbery's family, Reverend Al Sharpton, and the defence attorney. 12:58 | Spokesperson for the Association of Families of Flight PS752 Victims, Hamed Esmaeilion, who tragically lost his wife and young daughter on the fli…
 
8:07 | Calgary Sun columnist Rick Bell doesn't hold back his takes on the UCP leadership, the party's AGM over the weekend and sentiment in Alberta for the governing party. 42:17 | #MyJasper Memories | Ryan takes a tour of some cozy cabins available for winter visits to Jasper National Park. Presented by Tourism Jasper. 45:13 | Award-winning singer…
 
We had Matty Staudt back on the show in September of 2019 and he was heading up jam street media after leaving iHeart as the head of podcasting. in that episode we talked about his early podcast career with dates back to stitcher in 2008, how he produced the G. Gordon Liddy show, and played the hits on great radio stations across America… since the…
 
4:49 | The author of seven New York Times best sellers, host of the popular podcast Revisionist History, and the new audiobook Miracle and Wonder, Malcolm Gladwell shares about his creative process and when it's appropriate to take inspiration from around the globe. 35:19 | "Best of Real Talk" as chosen by Real Talkers. Ryan reviews the top five mo…
 
13:10 | Pediatrician Dr. Tehseen Ladha and ER Physician Dr. Shazma Mithani answer questions about the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine for kids and what the rollout means for Canadian families. 48:38 | Exploring what the real prospects for a just transition in Calgary-Canada’s Petro-City are, with Sustainable Calgary Society's Dr. Noel Keough and en…
 
10:32 | Canadian Women’s Foundation's Andrea Gunraj shares about developing the Signal for Help—a hand signal empowering victims of violence to indicate they're in distress, without leaving a digital trace. 34:56 | Real Talk Round Table on men's whole health with Becoming a Better Man author Mike Cameron, UBC Psychotherapy director Dr. John Ogrodni…
 
9:53 | Long-haul truck driver Mike Duggan shares about being stranded in British Columbia amid the extreme weather, massive flooding and highway closures. 25:41 | Alberta Innovates' Bryan Helfenbaum details the potential economic and environmental impacts of diverting bitumen away from fuels production and into other products. 33:39 | MLA for Centr…
 
Around Montreal, mention the words "Queen of Rock" and that title goes to Sharon Hyland, longtime on air host at CHOM-FM. Last month she eclipsed 25 years of broadcasting at the legendary radio station. And while her name might not get lumped in with the CHOM Alumni who came before her, (just yet) her knowledge of rock and the station's more recent…
 
20:06 | Food writer Julie Van Rosendaal assesses the current and potential long term impacts on our food systems because of extreme weather and flooding across British Columbia, especially in the agricultural region in the Fraser Valley. 52:26 | Ecologist Dr. Mark Boyce explains how Alberta's new Trails Act has potential to be extremely useful, how…
 
1:43 | We check in on the extreme weather and flooding in British Columbia. Conversations around what the announcement of affordable child care means for Alberta, with:9:24 | Alberta's NDP and official opposition leader, Rachel Notley 22:55 | Calgary Chamber of Commerce CEO, Deborah Yedlin 34:33 | Director of Terra Centre for Teen Parents, Karen Mo…
 
13:34 | Computer security expert Dr. Tom Keenan on possible exclusion of Chinese vendor, Huawei Technologies, from Liberal government’s plans and policy on next-generation 5G mobile networks in Canada. 23:03 | Families, Children & Social Development Federal Minister Karina Gould shares about today's announcement around affordable childcare coming t…
 
17:00 | Economist Dr. Trevor Tombe explains the economic realities behind the Financial Post article "Alberta is on the verge of another boom", which prompted Alberta's premier to brag that the provincial economy is getting its swagger back. 33:10 | #EatYourWords | Ryan scores a touchdown on the lies told by NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers about his …
 
20.54 | Authors and historians Ted Barris and Don Levers explore how stories from service people are vital in acknowledging the sacrifices made and to keep the lessons from WWI and WWII alive in the present day. 53:54 | Canadian War Museum historian Stacey Barker shares about how women were not exempt from the stark impacts of war, and sometimes en…
 
The copy just screams off the page: She was a blogger and social media maven. He, a former morning radio host. Together they struck out on their own and created The Upside. Callie and Jeff Dauler started their podcast when Jeff's radio career abruptly changed in 2019 from Star 94.1 in Atlanta. Their success could be considering "overnight" by podca…
 
14:22 | Le Journal Le Franco's Simon-Pierre Poulin and Harvard Law fellow Dr. Ashley Nunes debate the significance of Air Canada's CEO inability to speak French and what it means for Canadian business big picture. 49:54 | Gidimt’en Clan member Sleydo’ (Molly Wickham) explains why it's been more than 40 days since Wet'suwet'en members first occupied…
 
28:47 | Former producer of Big Valley Jamboree Larry Werner discusses overseeing safety at large-scale concert events and responds to the tragedy at the Astroworld in Houston, Texas, where eight people were killed and more than 300 people injured. 45:07 | Ophthalmologist and comedian Will Flanary aka Dr. Glaucomflecken on his popularity on social m…
 
4:18 | Ryan regales the epic goal by Edmonton Oiler's Connor McDavid in the November 6 NHL game. 22:04 | Award-winning actor and improviser Donovan Workun shares about starring (and dancing) as Jason Kenney in the sold-out production of Hot Boy Summer, The Musical. 45:04 | Dr. Fiona Mattatall and health researcher Aimee Langer unpack the findings o…
 
17:22 | Alberta Party's new leader Barry Morishita talks about where and how he plans to lead the centrist provincial party. 41:03 | #RealTalkRoundTable | Award-winning climate journalist Amy Westervelt and the first Chief of Strategic Foresight in the Alberta Energy Regulator Richard Dixon discuss the United Nations Climate Change Conference and w…
 
19:28 | International business expert Dr. Adel Guitoni explains why shopping this holiday season will be challenging because of the interdependence of our economic systems and continuing supply chain bottlenecks around the globe. 55:06 | Niigaan Sinclair digs into COP26, the fall-out from Manitoba premier Brian Pallister's resignation, the appointm…
 
10:38 | Former professional hockey player Sheldon Kennedy discusses the expanding sexual assault scandals across the NHL and what needs to change in the league and sport. 47:14 | Psychologist Dr. Jody Carrington explores the trauma front-line workers have endured during the pandemic which she's addressing in a day-long online event, Hello Hero, on …
 
9:42 | Sportsnet's Hometown Hockey host, Tara Slone analyzes NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's inadequate response to the Chicago Blackhawks sexual assault scandal involving former video coach Brad Aldrich violating a player during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoff run. 40:12 | Praying to the West author Omar Mouallem and Muslims & The Making of America a…
 
14:37 | Nature United's Tyson Atleo and Canadian Institute for Climate Choices' Caroline Lee provide a primer of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference on now in Glasgow, Scotland. 39:49 | Political analyst Supriya Dwivedi chats about the new federal government cabinet appointments and Facebook's name change. 1:06:47 | Alberta SPCA's Julia Evasiuk e…
 
2:06 | Comedian, writer, and director, Bruce McCulloch shares about rebooting the cult favourite, The Kids in the Hall and his career (including directing SNL, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Schitt’s Creek) since the original sketch comedy series wrapped in 1995. 14:03 | Former Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould talks about her bestselling memoir, "Indi…
 
2:17 | Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier shares stories of winning multiple Stanley Cups and writing his new memoir, No One Wins Alone. 28:27 | Sexual violence survivor, an advocate for survivors in Alberta, and a civil servant, Kristin Raworth discusses the new allegations of sexual harassment at Alberta legislature stemming from inside the premie…
 
13:14 | Toronto Star columnist Bruce Arthur explains how the NHL's Blackhawks team kept an alleged sexual assault under wraps for more than decade, and what it says about professional sport. He also explores the implications of the family feud brewing at the media giant Rogers' headquarters and ramifications for communications, entertainment, and s…
 
17:39 | Chair of African Studies Program and political scientist at McGill University, Dr. Khalid Medani outlines the military coup happening in Sudan, how it got to this dire situation, plus what the Sudanese and the rest of the world should expect. 40:19 | Two-time world record holder for ice-bathing, Wes Bauman shares how he discovered the benef…
 
Mike Goral is someone I have only met once, haven't seen in 7 years but we have a long track record of working together. Long before the pandemic taught us to work apart, Mike and I, along with Jamie Watson and Evan Surminski would all collaborate to make audio magic in radio. Since then, all four of us have continued on creative paths that involve…
 
14:13 | First female mayor of Medicine Hat Linnsie Clark unpacks her landslide victory against incumbent Ted Clugston, and the vote for change in the southern Alberta municipality. 39:52 | Canadian Internet Registration Authority's CEO Byron Holland weighs in on the internet landscape across the country and why universal broadband internet access i…
 
2:37 | Pembina Institute's Simon Dyer responds to the public release of the Allan Inquiry. It shows the $3.5-million investigation into alleged foreign-funded anti-energy efforts in Alberta found no evidence of legal wrongdoing. 23:51 | Edmonton's first woman of colour elected to city council, Keren Tang shares about her multi-year journey to elect…
 
16:02 | CEO of Delalune Space Rob Meyerson and spacecraft designer Adam Steltzner tackle the big questions of human life beyond Planet Earth. They'll be delivering the keynote address at the Jasper Dark Sky Festival on Saturday, October 23. 39:04 | Bioethicist Florence Ashley addresses the transphobia promoted by public figures including authors Ma…
 
16:28 | Former Alberta and BC Deputy Minister Eric Denhoff critiques the protests happening at the old-growth forests in the Fairy Creek area on Vancouver Island. 49:17 | Bestselling author and Anglican priest Reverend Michael Coren details his new book, The Rebel Christ—an exploration of why Christianity is in crisis. 1:43:27 | #MyJasper Memories …
 
Montana Getty has multiple passions for sports, media and politics flowing through her blood. Her grandfather is the late Don Getty, premiere of Alberta from 1985 to 1992, and quarterback of the Edmonton (then) Eskimos starting in 1955. Rarely does your family play into the context of a podcast episode, but given that the Getty name has so much to …
 
6:33 | Edmonton Mayor-elect Amarjeet Sohi discusses his election win and plans for his inaugural mayoral term. 32:59 | Political consultant Lisa Holmes, outgoing Edmonton councillor Michael Walters, and political scientist Dr. Jared Wesley explore the political landscape across Alberta following the municipal elections across the province. 47:58 | …
 
18:22 | Workplace equity expert Vandana Juneja outlines how the pandemic has negatively impacted women's careers and demands on their personal lives—in contrast to Alberta's Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Doug Schweitzer stating "a lot of women took time off during COVID." 52:44 | Land acknowledgement consultant Michelle Robinson explain…
 
There's about a dozen people I know where if I sit down for a long conversation with them, I am going to come away infinitely smarter and with lots to think about. Rob Braide has always been on that hit list. Whether we were having a drink or eating some of his wonderful cooking, or listening to his latest musical find, I was going to come away wit…
 
2:21 | Ryan chats one-on-one with the top polling candidates in Alberta's two biggest cities. From Edmonton, we hear from Michael Oshry, Amarjeet Sohi, Cheryll Watson, and Kim Krushell. From Calgary, mayoral candidates Jyoti Gondek, Brad Field, Jan Damery, Jeff Davison, and Jeromy Farkas join the show. 2:10:29 | Athabasca University political scien…
 
3:20 | CFL Grey Cup champion Eddie Steele talks about getting fired from his job as Elks gameday radio analyst over his criticism of the football team's general manager. 18:51 | Reformed US health care insurance propagandist Wendell Potter looks at how North America's COVID-19 responses highlight the differences between public and private healthcar…
 
18:13 | Werklund Research professor in mathematics education Dr. Brent Davis explains the review of the proposed Alberta K–6 Mathematics Curriculum and the major flaws it reveals. 48:41 | Canadian rock star, author, songwriter Bif Naked shares about her life journey, music, and how the pandemic is changing how she tours. 1:33:08 | Fat Bear Week fou…
 
13:09 | Edmonton-born, Toronto-based rapper, Rollie Pemberton aka Cadence Weapon shares about creating politically-informed music, including his latest album, Parallel World (the winner of the 2021 Polaris Music Prize). 42:00 | Calgary-based Devour Catering owner J’Val Shuster explains what motivated her to launch the I See You ICU – Care Package i…
 
17:45 | Support Our Students AB's Wing Li explains why the volunteer-run organization is crowd-sourcing data to maintain an Alberta-wide K-12 school COVID outbreak tracker. 45:24 | Legendary journalist Peter Mansbridge shares about his 50+ year career including highlights and challenges, plus where he's focusing his energy since retiring from the C…
 
Rob Walch is the VP of Podcast Relations at Libsyn. He made an appearance on our show back in 2018, and we were long overdue to have him back given the changing nature of the podcast world. During Rob's session at Podcast Movement in August, he manoeuvred his way through his presentation to debunk many of the marketing myths that are propelled acro…
 
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