Best of VanPodFest 2019

23 episodes

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We've put together a playlist of our favourite episodes from podcasts appearing at VanPodFest 2019! VanPodFest 2019 is happening Nov 8 to 10. Check out the exciting lineup and schedule at: https://www.vanpodfest.ca/schedule/2019/full


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Dark Poutine is one of the most listened to podcasts in Canada and this episode is a great example of why: hosts Mike Browne and Scott Hemenway dig up dark crimes from Canadian history and present the...Show More

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This podcast has been downloaded something like 30 million times and you only need to listen to the first episode to find out why: this is a riveting story, deftly told, and you won't be able to stop ...Show More

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Like the best of the Allusionist this episode shows us how language shapes our lives in the most unexpected ways.

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Most cities have a Chinatown, but how did they start and why? Secret Life of Canada hosts Leah Simone-Bowen and Falen Johnson have knack for unearthing little known facts about Canadian history and fi...Show More

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This is a great podcast produced by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement that features host Am Johal talking to different guests on each episode. This particular episode takes a deep dive int...Show More

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PolitiCoast is doing a live post-election debrief for #VanPodFest this year and we loved listening to their first impressions of the recent Federal election.

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We love listening in on hosts Nic and Lala's conversations about what they describe as "the intersection of personal healing and collective liberation work." This was one of our new local discoveries ...Show More

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Fear of Science usually features an impressive lineup of guests, but this episode includes a professional clown and wrestler, and it really doesn't get better than that.

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This is VANCOLOUR is a podcast all Vancouverites should listen to - it features host Mo Amir talking to a different local luminary each week. This stands out as one of our favourite episodes because i...Show More

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Normally, hosts Sara and Chloe drink beer and talk about Xena: Warrior Princess and that's all you need to know, but on this episode they talk about the feminism and anti-feminism of '90s classic The ...Show More

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One of the most important podcasts ever made in this country - this is something all Canadians should listen to, starting at Chapter 1.

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This is an incredible, groundbreaking podcast made by drug users in Vancouver. Again, a podcast series you need to hear in its entirety, starting at Episode 1.

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Local podcast Max Collins takes a deep-dive into Vancouver's drag community and opens the series with an episode featuring performers talking about what drag means to them.

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We love the premise of this show: host Debbie Roche promises to deliver "comfortable conversations around uncomfortable topics." This one certainly delivers!

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On this podcast, host Jade Pattenden tackles topics related to the transition from teen to adult, an on this episode she brings on actor friends Ralistsa and Ashleica to talk about their experience be...Show More

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Who knew a podcast about driving and the law could be so fascinating and informative? Dig into Driving Law with this recent episode about the ICBC insurance hikes for young drivers.

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If you've ever wanted to hear some insider stories from some of the city's most prominent bartenders and foodsters, this is the podcast for you!

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As the name suggests, hosts Charlene and Kelly drink and scream about a different movie every week, and It Follows is a perfect example of a movie that compels you to do both.

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Every conversation between hosts Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner is fascinating and fun, but we especially love hearing special guest Lindsay Wong talk about her book "The Woo-Woo" and Chinese New...Show More

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This Vancouver podcast is usually about giving an inside glimpse into the local film community but this is episode features none other than Susanna Hoffs and it couldn't not be our favourite!

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Mr. Franchise is a podcast all about film series, and they've covered everything from Robocop to Batman to Jumanji. We are die-hard Muppet fans though, and have to note this episode as our stand-out f...Show More

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We are huge fans of this podcast done by incredible CBC Podcast journalists and producers Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey and Matthew Lazin-Ryder. In this episode they talk about human drug trials and G...Show More

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We are huge fans of The Northwest Kid and this episode is a must-listen for its incredible playlist.