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SADCAST: the podcast for working creatives


SADCAST: the podcast for working creatives. Hosted by Pamela Rounis, designer & co-publisher of SAD Mag (Stories. Art. Design.) Conversations about creative practice, with a little neurosis thrown in.
EP72: Comedian Andrea Jin

43:33 | Aug 6th

Pam chats about her creative personality according to Adobe. Guest Andrea Jin talks about the importance of being an authentic comedian along with musings on how to give criticism, family guy, manic pixie dream girls and asking the important question...Show More
EP71: Illustrator Graeme Zirk

45:35 | Jul 5th

Discussing what made Graeme leave his design job at Lush to follow his dream of being a full-time illustrator. Also discussed: is being a creative better now, or in the past? And how doing something you suck at can set you free. PLUS Katheryn Benedic...Show More
EP70: SAD Comedy Vol. 7

48:56 | Jun 4th

Excerpts from our live SAD Comedy show recorded earlier this year, featuring the truly hilarious Abdul Aziz, Pardis Parker, Tin Lorica, and Katie-Ellen Humphries. Hosted, as always, by Jackie Hoffart.
EP69: Katie Stewart & Michelle Cyca from SAD Mag

52:25 | May 1st

Pam chats with fellow SAD mag co-publishers about what it’s been like to build the magazine and what it’s like to let it go to the next generation. Also discussed, the weird secret behind Kinfolk's success and design & advertising awards. With music ...Show More
EP68: Comedian Yumi Nagashima

36:06 | Mar 25th

Seeing what it was like for Japanese born comic Yumi Nagashima coming up in the comedy scene in Vancouver. Also discussed: Terrace House, punching up, comedy taboos, and Aziz Ansari and that whole mess. With music from K!MMORTAL.
EP67: Text Artist Mega McGrath

43:29 | Feb 25th

Chatting with the mega talented Mega McGrath about originality, mantras, the rap calendar, and staying hyped about your creative practice.
EP66: Author Andrea Loewen plus Stu & Leigh from Dungeon Punks Podcast

39:35 | Jan 29th

Discussing how to love yourself even when you hate your work with author of Feeling Better: A Field Guide to Liking Yourself, Andrea Loewen. Then, we chat D&D (and the Riverdale version G&G) with hosts of the Dungeon Punks podcast Stuart Popp and Lei...Show More
EP65: Jeff Hamada from Booooooom

51:49 | Jan 2nd

Chatting with Jeff about curating his wildly popular art blog Booooooom and his side lark Chill Wildlife. With music from Cherrie Laurel.
EP64: Artist Jaik Puppyteeth

46:48 | Nov 8th, 2018

Pam starts the episode with everyone’s favourite…a lecture! Then Jaik gives us his uncensored thoughts on horror movies, podcasts, ghosting, and what he really thinks of digital illustration. With music from Jock Tears.
EP63: Angie Coates of Five15

38:21 | Oct 11th, 2018

Talking about finding work/life balance when your business relies on social media with self-taught designer Angie Coates. Angie shares how she built her company Five15 from following her gut. With music from Bored Décor.
EP62: Illustrator & Designer Syd Danger

40:24 | Sep 17th, 2018

Syd takes us through her journey from hating design to becoming an editorial designer for mags like Adbusters, Geist and soon-to-be SAD! Also discussed, how to price your work and hiking, is it really worth it? With music from Peach Kelli Pop.
EP61: Artist Marena Skinner

43:06 | Aug 14th, 2018

Talking to Marena about making a living as a self-taught artist, why monsters are more interesting than people, and her haunted apartment. With music from Slant 6.
EP60: Illustrator & Artist Karla Monterrosa

37:47 | Jul 11th, 2018

Karla tells us the secret to a great Tinder profile and how to make the grossest cocktail we’ve ever heard of. Also discussed: casual racism from strangers and the great Vancouver fried chicken boom. With music from Necking.
EP59: Comedian Graham Clark

31:58 | May 24th, 2018

Hear Pam try to explain the formula for joke writing to a professional comedian. Also discussed: What work inspires us and what work makes us want to kick ourselves, Hanson, Days of our lives, and Patrick Swayze! With music from Sean Nicholas Savage.
EP58: Jamie Smith from Thrive Art Studio

33:21 | May 2nd, 2018

Discussing the daunting business of making it as an artist with the founder of Thrive Art Studio Jamie Smith.
EP57: Writer Keagan Perlette

43:43 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Keagan talks about astrology, why all dogs don't go to heaven, and where to meet hot singles in your area. With music from Wake Owl.
EP56: Writer Cole Nowicki

34:59 | Feb 19th, 2018

Discussing Cole’s latest projects along with our mutual love of Google docs, and fascination with how cool smoking looks (but don’t ever try it). With music from Linda Fox.
EP55: Musician & Illustrator Jenny Ritter

31:35 | Jan 17th, 2018

Chatting with Jenny Ritter about putting her personal music project on hold while focusing on her choirs (Kingsgate/MPRIS) and branching out into illustration. With music from Jenny Ritter.
EP54: Jackie Hoffart from Fox Hole Comedy

37:46 | Jan 2nd, 2018

SADCAST founder Jackie Hoffart returns to chat about her new wife life, Vancouver's comedy blacklist, and how to adopt a problematic bro. With music from Kim Gray.
EP53: Filmmaker Dylan Maranda

47:37 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Taking an in depth look at the film scene in Vancouver, what it takes to make it out here, and why shooting on film isn't dead. With music from Winona Forever.
EP52: Writer & Pop Culture Enthusiast Andrea Warner

53:21 | Sep 12th, 2017

Delving deep into important topics like which is the best swear word, why Beyonce named her twins Rumi & Sir, and what exactly is wrong with Taylor Swift. We also chat about Andrea’s new book. With music from Jb the First Lady.
EP51: Author Dina Del Bucchia

39:49 | Aug 28th, 2017

Chatting with Dina Del Bucchia about writing, her new book Don't Tell Me What to Do, and what sports she's good at (hint: the ones with big balls). With music from White Poppy.
*FIXED AUDIO* EP50: Living on a School Bus with Photographer Carly Dame

26:32 | Jul 28th, 2017

Photographer Carly Dame tells us what it was like to quit her job and ditch her apartment to tour around the US in an old school bus. With music from Prado.
EP49: DJ & Producer Pat Lok

31:09 | Jul 12th, 2017

Chatting with DJ & producer Pat Lok about collaboration and whether making pop songs would be selling out. With music from Pat Lok.
EP48: Comedian & Animator Nima Gholamipour

37:13 | Jun 30th, 2017

Chatting with triple threat, comedian, actor, and animator Nima Gholamipour. Learn the right way to watch a stand up comedy special plus how virtual reality sex works now, vs in the movie Demolition Man. With music from Colin Cowan & the Elastic Star...Show More
EP47: Lizzy Karp & Ken Tsui of Here There

57:28 | Jun 15th, 2017

Talking to Lizzy Karp and Ken Tsui about burning questions like how many fucks should one actually give? Do you need to be in emotional turmoil to make good work? We also discuss the evolution of Rain City Chronicles and whether Jay-Z and Beyoncé are...Show More
EP46: Neurotic Perfectionism and Matty Vu & Ivan Decker Live at SAD Comedy

35:15 | May 31st, 2017

Taking a look at neurotic perfectionism and what that means in a profession where it literally pays to be a perfectionist. Also Matty Vu and Ivan Decker lighten the mood with their live sets from our last SAD Comedy show. With music from Not You.
EP45: Pat Kelly from This is That

39:08 | May 15th, 2017

A quick review of Stefan Sagmeister’s Happy Film followed by a chat with Pat Kelly from CBC’s This is That. Talking about comedy and how he and his pals get to play make-believe for a living. With music from Mode Moderne.
EP44: The Onion of Diversity with The Future is You and Me

29:54 | Apr 26th, 2017

Pam starts things off right by telling her inner critic to STFU followed by a special guest interview conducted by SAD Co-publisher Michelle Cyca. Michelle talks with Megan Lau and Kristin Cheung of The Future is You and Me, a leadership program desi...Show More
EP43: Photographer Jackie Dives

37:50 | Mar 16th, 2017

Photographer Jackie Dives talks about developing 28 rolls of old film and the treasure trove of memories she finds in them. With music from Alex Cameron.
EP42: Typographer Kenneth Ormandy

29:51 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Nerding out about fonts and the future of type with SAD Mag's typographer and organizer of Type Brigade Kenneth Ormandy. With music from The Courtneys.
EP41: Caroline Ballhorn and the Tin Can Studio

37:20 | Feb 14th, 2017

Talking about being creative in the city and cultivating connections with artist and co-founder of the Tin Can Studio, Caroline Ballhorn. With music from Jonathan Richman.
EP40: The Revival of Craft and Turning Your Hobby Into a Job with Ceramicist Lindsey Hampton

33:48 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Discussing how multidisciplinary artist Lindsey Hampton went from graphic design to ceramics and how less really is more when it comes to her creative practice. Also thoughts on why vinyl records, film photography and ceramics are so popular nowadays...Show More
EP39: Ditching Desk Jobs with Photographer Reece Voyer

27:26 | Jan 19th, 2017

Accountant turned photographer Reece Voyer talks about following what makes you happy and not shit talking anyone while you do it. With music from Dopey’s Robe.
EP38: Freelancing with Illustrator Tierney Milne

30:37 | Jan 4th, 2017

Talking about the satisfying but busy life of a freelance illustrator with Tierney Milne. Also, some musings on how to create fresh and exciting work. With music from Loving.
EP37: Artist Ben Skinner

36:30 | Dec 8th, 2016

Artist and Art Director for Visual Display at Aritzia, Ben Skinner is a man of many talents. This episode he shares his experience working on multiple projects and his love of using and collecting different materials. If you ever wanted to know how f...Show More
BONUS EPISODE: Objectifying the men of Gilmore Girls with Sophia

21:59 | Nov 24th, 2016

Sophia and I chat all about the "bedability" of all the Gilmore Girls men...it's very mature. Follow along and see what photos we're looking at here. With music from The Nerves.
EP36: Kuh Del Rosario & is rule breaking a gendered behaviour?

36:08 | Nov 22nd, 2016

Discussing breaking the rules at work. Plus we talk with multidisciplinary artist Kuh Del Rosario about how using different materials pushes her artwork and her new exciting project abroad. With music from Ace Martens.
EP35: Fatima Dhowre Live

19:57 | Nov 10th, 2016

Fatima Dhowre lifts our spirits with her set from our last SAD Comedy show. With music from Kelley Stoltz.
EP34: Diversity in Creative Fields Plus Conspiracies, Cults and Secrets with Meredyth Cole

37:47 | Oct 28th, 2016

Do professional writers use the word “woke”? How do you order from the Starbucks secret menu? Is the world, in fact, flat? Find out the answers to these burning questions and more in an interview with writer Meredyth Cole. Also a quick look at divers...Show More
EP33: Bathrooms of YVR

39:44 | Oct 13th, 2016

Where is the grossest place to "do your business" in Vancouver? We chat with instagram's foremost authority on relieving yourself in this city @bathroomsofyvr. Also a quick look at VIFF's new wordmark and identity. With music from Tall Juan. (And I k...Show More
EP32: Creative Burnout & Untitled Art Space’s Lauren Zbarsky

38:34 | Sep 27th, 2016

What do you do when you have no more left to give creatively? Also, a delightful conversation with Lauren Zbarsky, founder and curator of Untitled Art Space on what it's like to collaborate and shoot film photography. With music from Angel Olsen.
EP31: Anthony Casey AKA Shanda Leer

33:59 | Sep 15th, 2016

Chatting with SAD's most beloved drag star, what exactly does giving shade really mean, our favourite insults PLUS "Sexe Machin/Sex Machine" from Jef Elise Barbara. sadcast.ca
EP30: Jane Stanton Live

38:03 | Aug 28th, 2016

Now with better audio! Podcast confusion, Jane Stanton live from our SAD Comedy Show PLUS “born to be your girl” from Dream Cars. sadcast.ca
EP29: Beer Friday Sunday Cider

29:30 | Jul 8th, 2016

Sunday Cider, Job-boning weddings, feminism and performance reviews, and the value of fake laughter PLUS Wishkicker's "Scrimmage". sadcast.ca
EP28: Chewing the Fat with ... Alice Fleerackers

42:57 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Drawn & Fleerackers! Listen to the sultry tones of our beloved (former) web editor before she leaves for an internship with Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal. We discuss garden chic, working with creative people, and the privilege of working for free. Do...Show More
EP27: Referrals with Rachel ... Reggae Decoupling

13:37 | May 10th, 2016

This week, Resident Referral Artist Rachel sends a confused white boy who doesn't understand why no one will dread his hair to a "Reggae Decoupling Specialist".
Episode 26: Grown-Ass Lady ... Shame Alarms & Bieber Panties

36:23 | Apr 30th, 2016

This week we celebrate free boobin' (h/t CYC), next level points card genius, cosmetic acupuncture, gall stones, shame alarms, pickle juice, and a google search for a beyonce bathing suit (beything suit?) that lead to bieber panties ... Things we lik...Show More
Episode 25: Beer Friday ... Imaginary Personal Assistants

37:33 | Apr 21st, 2016

In this week's BEER FRIDAY, we sip on DCBC's West Coast Pilsner and North Shore Brewing's Ginger Stout while discussing Pam's imaginary personal assistant JONATHAN, toxic indifference between co-workers and play a deliciously chill jam "100 Million" ...Show More
Episode 24: Chewing the fat...with Michelle Cyca

37:04 | Apr 4th, 2016

We talk with Co-Publisher of SAD Mag and writer Michelle Cyca. We discuss her piece in the most recent issue of SAD all about being a precocious teen who uses internet chat rooms to learn about sex. Also, a guest appearance by shingles! Music from th...Show More
Episode 23 - Chewing the Fat ... with a teenager!

33:27 | Mar 28th, 2016

We talk Ke$ha, snapchat, and pads. Music by PALE RED! Visit us at sadcast.ca
Episode 22: Grown-Ass Lady - Free your sausage!

28:39 | Mar 21st, 2016

Tips for living your best grown-ass lady life! This week: take the spanks off your sausage, remember your own damn birthdays, stuffed stuff, milk crates, fandor, foreign netflix and the elusive charm of foam pits. Featuring Dead Ghosts' "Drink It Dry...Show More
Episode 21: Referrals with Rachel - Elevator Uh-Oh

12:05 | Mar 10th, 2016

Each month we call SadMag's resident comedian, Rachel, to get a specialist referral for our bullshit problems. Featuring the song "I don't go outside, I don't like shit" by Vancouver's very own WINONA FOREVER, off the album Yacht Rock. Visit SADCAST....Show More
Episode 20: Beer Friday!

27:40 | Mar 2nd, 2016

*NEW SADCAST FORMAT*BEER FRIDAY is where we rage over bureaucracy and patriarchy while sampling some of Vancouver craft beer! Featuring music by MU and SHAMIR.
Episode 19: Under Construction

08:54 | Feb 7th, 2016

The SADCAST is under construction, but in the mean time we wanted to let you know about the AMAZING launch party for the brand new issue of the magazine – Feb. 13 at the Remington Gallery! Strokes Cover Band! Kingsgate Chorus! Visit sadmag.ca for tix...Show More
Episode 18: Polyglots, Dilettantes & Flaneurs

1:00:16 | Dec 22nd, 2015

Remember Remembrance Day? Special guest RACHEL joins Pam and Jackie to talk dreams, tech support, master of none, new emojis, dating across smartphone brands, and awkward sex ed questions that involve hand gestures! Check out our new SASsy intro by P...Show More
Episode 17: Physio Butts, Shower Sharing & Swallowing Secrets

56:29 | Oct 13th, 2015

Jackie's 17-year-old niece for president! Awkward physio vibes and broken butts! Where to draw the line between intimacy and bowel movements! And when to tell a sad person that you slept with their ex! Email your questions for our next SAS (Solicited...Show More
Episode 16: Fake Tatts, The Emmys & NYC

44:25 | Oct 1st, 2015

Honestly, we talk longer about nae naes than we do the trend (question mark) of metallic fake tatts, do a SADCAST take on this year's Emmy's, and discuss a few highlights of Pam's recent HONEYMOON to NYC and Philly. Tail end of the episode features t...Show More
Episode 15: Jock Talk with Steph Hill, Googin' it & Pantone Confusion

51:50 | Sep 8th, 2015

We are joined this week by self-described jock Steph Hill to talk about her STORY in the new issue of SAD Mag about CrossFit called "Feel the Burn". Then we shoot the breeze about the DESIGN new Google logo-- Jackie tells a heartwarming story about t...Show More
Episode 14: Cinemagraphs, Chris Farley & Deep Cut Album Reviews

44:35 | Aug 23rd, 2015

The PREVIEW episode! Jackie and Pam preview the new issue of SAD Mag; the Movement issue! It has cinemagraphs in it! Jackie previews the new documentary "I am Chris Farley" and Pam discusses Consonance, her and her soon-to-be-husband's deep cut album...Show More
Episode 13: Bday Bonerkillers, Inside Out & Upside Down (FIXED)

50:54 | Jul 17th, 2015

This week hosts Jackie Hoffart and Pam Rounis are joined by SAD Mag head honcho Katie Stewart for a three-on-mic experience that touches on party buses, death by boa constrictor, the movie Inside Out, Polaroids, and posthumous orifice securing. Featu...Show More
Episode 12: Pressing Record, White Iverson & iTunes Playlists

25:55 | Jun 17th, 2015

The mini-episode in which Jackie and Pam reminisce about the episode they JUST recorded but didn't actually record. UGH. We rally to talk nebulizers, mochi, and soap. Plus a wicked delicious summer jam.
Episode 11: What's Your Deal? With Pamela Rounis

48:05 | May 30th, 2015

Recorded in February 2015, Jackie sits down with SAD MAG designer (and friend and neighbour) Pamela Rounis. We talk about the 90's, spooning dreams, designer eyes, and ... we discuss podcasts. Enjoy!
Episode 10: Lucky / Unlucky in Love and Jobs

42:14 | Feb 21st, 2015

Stu is back! And this podcast is taking no prisoners. Jackie is frustrated about Valentine's Day AND complicated job application processes, Stu is calm and cool and grounded about it. FEATURING recordings of both of their stories from Rain City Chron...Show More
Episode 9: Hospitals, Coming Out & Doing the Thing

13:50 | Jan 29th, 2015

In which host Jackie Hoffart returns to Calgary to visit her father in hospital, comes out to her 6-year-old niece and chats briefly about finding inspiration in confusing times. Visit sadcast.ca for show info and sadmag.ca to get your hands on the c...Show More
Episode 8: Head-Down Rests, Minecraft & The Tooth Fairy

39:26 | Jan 3rd, 2015

Conversations with my 6-year-old niece, a holiday edition of SADCAST, the SADMAG podcast. Visit sadmag.ca and find the link to our show blog.
Episode 7: Hacker Barbie, Kerria Gray & Pro Procrastination Stories

58:13 | Dec 3rd, 2014

This week, hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp read "Computer Engineer Barbie" and talk about the #FeministHackerBarbie response, Jackie speaks to SAD MAG photographer and lovely human Kerria Gray about her recent trip to Malcolm Island, and finally we...Show More
Episode 6: Vancouver Election and Shelley Stefan Feature Interview

1:06:18 | Nov 10th, 2014

Hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp discuss their personal feelings about the Nov. 15 Vancouver Election candidates, then Jackie has a feature length chat with artist Shelley Stefan ahead of the group show Nov. 13 in Coquitlam to support the SUBURBIA i...Show More
Episode 5: Dispatches from #soloroadtrip2014

42:04 | Nov 1st, 2014

Host Jackie Hoffart dispatches from the car during her 7,700km solo road trip  through 9 states and 2 provinces in 15 days. Links in the thing at sadcast.tumblr.com.
Episode 4: Gabriola, Alea Rae & Fantasy Thanksgiving

45:29 | Oct 11th, 2014

Hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp welcome Portia Boehm to discuss her piece in the SUBURBIA issue of Sad Mag about Gabriola Island, host a dynamic giggle-fest with New West band Alea Rae, and get real with #SADTHANKSGIVING. Enjoy!
Episode 3: Gamergate, Fall TV and D&D

50:30 | Oct 3rd, 2014

Hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp discuss misogyny in the online gaming world, our favourite Fall TV shows (and why), and Stu helps Jackie build a Dungeons and Dragons character! Wow!
Episode 2: Blood Hounds, VIFF & Myers-Briggs

43:58 | Sep 23rd, 2014

Hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp discuss 'Blood Hounds' (aka people into period sex), review our picks for VIFF, and Jackie does Stu's Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. So fresh!
Episode 1: Whales, Devils & Earth Signs

44:44 | Sep 15th, 2014

Hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp dive in to illegal search and caesar salad, the real meaning of "dork", erect(ed) statues, the singer LOWELL, and Jackie does Stu's astrological birth chart.