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Up your pop culture knowledge with Emily Missed Out

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Popular culture is full of allusions to the movies that everyone has supposedly seen. But what if you haven’t? That’s the premise of Emily Missed Out, a podcast that catches you up on what you may have missed.

Emily Devereux didn’t see many movies when she was growing up. Breanne Byrne wanted to show her friend what she missed, not only to experience the films (some of which aren’t that great in retrospect), but also to help her get the jokes based on them.

This turns out to be not only a fun mission, but also the basis for a highly enjoyable podcast.

“Basically, it’s a journey of two friends and a pop culture education… so that Emily can finally understand references,” they say.

Play along with them — sometimes you may be the Emily, sometimes you may be the Breanne, but you will always have a good time.

Let’s learn a little more about this dynamic duo:

Q. What will people get out of listening to your podcast?

A. Emily Missed Out is a great way to hang out and enjoy two friends goofing around and discussing movies. Plus, whether or not you’ve seen the film we’re focusing on, you will likely learn something new and have some fun along the way.

Q. Do you have any unusual hobbies or talents that would surprise your listeners?

A. We are both glassblowers!

Q. What podcasts do you listen to and why?

A. Oh, so many podcasts. Some that we both listen to are Invisibilia, Planet Money, That’s a Thing?!, and Limetown, but there are many, many more. Emily is subscribed to over 100 podcasts, including many nerdy ones, scripted fiction, economics, self-publishing… the list goes on. Breanne also listens to a variety of podcasts, including true crime, interviews, and general hangout casts. We both enjoy podcasts for both the educational and entertainment value that they provide.

Q. Why do you think people enjoy podcasts?

A. There are podcasts about anything and everything, and it’s a great way to learn new things and dive into your interests. They’re also great company if you’re able to listen while working, driving, or doing chores. May as well learn something new while you’re getting all your adulting done!

Q. Write your own epitaph — what would it say and why?

A. Here Lies Emily — At least she watched Star Wars… eventually

Q. What has been your favourite episode so far?

A. Episode 35, where we cover the movie Alien. It was fun since we had been talking about watching it for so long. Emily isn’t usually a horror fan, but she let Breanne pick whatever movie she wanted to watch for the Halloween episode. There was a lot to dig into for that one!

http://emilymissedout.com/alien

Be sure to connect with Emily Missed Out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Each week Todayville will introduce you to members of the Alberta Podcast Network, so you can invite even more Alberta-made podcasts into your ears! You can find Emily Missed Out and dozens of other shows at albertapodcastnetwork.com.

About Alberta Podcast Network

The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, is on a mission to:

  • Help Alberta-based podcasters create podcasts of high quality and reach larger audiences;
  • Foster connections among Alberta-based podcasters;
  • Provide a powerful marketing opportunity for local businesses and organizations.

Alberta Podcast Network Ltd. is pursuing this mission with funding from ATB Financial and support from other sponsors.

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Rest, nourish, move & be with Healthy Lifestyle Design

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If you’re interested in looking after yourself a little better — and who isn’t? — Healthy Lifestyle Design provides an easy and pleasant step in the right direction.

This is a podcast featuring Janet and Pamella Heikel, a mother and daughter who believe “it takes only a single step to make a positive change in your life: body, mind, and soul.”

Every two weeks, they have frank, intergenerational conversations about health and wellness, grounded in their own experiences. They also offer tips and suggestions, and the episodes often end with a few minutes of guided meditation, to send you into the rest of your day in a more relaxed frame of mind.

Each episode features not only useful insights, but also just the pleasure of hearing two people with a deep love and respect for each other.

Let’s learn a little more about the women of Healthy Lifestyle Design:

Q. What will people get out of listening to your podcast?

A. Perhaps inspiration, feeling connected to a community, solutions to their health and wellness challenges, a different point of view.


Q. If you could have any guest on your show, who would you want?

A. Janet would want Oprah for sure, just to have the chance to talk to her about how they both are very determined women who don’t let anything hold them back! Pamella would want Peter Rollins. He is a co-host of The Fundamentalists podcast and a modern-day philosopher from Ireland. We would talk about God, religion, and the human condition, while sipping gin.

Q.What podcasts do you listen to?

A. Rob Bell’s The RobCast; You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes; The Fundamentalists; Armchair Expert; Bliss and Grit; Conversation with Alanis Morissette; SuperSoul Conversations; Serial; Under the Skin with Russell Brand; Move Your DNA; The Living Experiment.


Q. Do you have any unusual hobbies or talents?

A. Pamella is a poet (something she doesn’t always talk about but would define herself as solely). Janet is ambidextrous.


Q. Write your own epitaph — what would it say? 

A. Pamella: I loved and lived deeply and died passionately.

Janet: I came. I saw. And lived it ALL my way.

Q. What has been your favourite episode and why?

A. Episode 75, Samskara: We got a lot of traction with this topic from listeners. We talked about what this word/idea is and how it shows up in our life. It finds its way into almost all of our episodes. The idea of repeating habits and patterns; stored energy; clinging to life that is always changing. It was a great conversation.

Click to listen to ‘Samskara’

Be sure to connect with the show through Pamella on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, and Janet on Instagram.

Over the next several weeks, Todayville will introduce you to members of the Alberta Podcast Network, so you can invite even more Alberta-made podcasts into your ears! You can find Healthy Lifestyle Design and dozens of other shows at albertapodcastnetwork.com.

About Alberta Podcast Network

The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, is on a mission to:

  • Help Alberta-based podcasters create podcasts of high quality and reach larger audiences;
  • Foster connections among Alberta-based podcasters;
  • Provide a powerful marketing opportunity for local businesses and organizations.

Alberta Podcast Network Ltd. is pursuing this mission with funding from ATB Financial and support from other sponsors.

 

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Live your best life with help from ‘Girl Tries Life’

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If you’re looking for advice and inspiration from someone who walks her talk, look no further than Girl Tries Life.

Host Victoria Smith provides women with “the tools, strategies and inspiration to live their best lives.” And she knows whereof she speaks.

Her podcast recently passed the 100-episode mark, which is all the more impressive when you know she had a toddler son when she started, and gave birth to her daughter last year. Plus she has spun her work off into a business, called Stress Less Ladies, which has been accepted into the ATB X incubator.

Girl Tries Life alternates between interviews with women who are living incredible lives and continue to strive for more, and coaching episodes to tackle specific challenges that Smith has observed and sometimes lived through herself.

Let’s learn a little more about empathetic, knowledgeable host of this show:

 

Q. What will people get out of listening to your podcast?

A. Inspiration from the badass women that I interview. And every coaching episode provides a tangible tool, skill or mindset shift to help them with their daily challenges.

Q. If you could have any guest on your show, who would you want and why?

A. Catherine Reitman, the creator of Working Moms. It’s an incredibly funny show, she’s whip-smart, and I think her perspective on how women can move up in the workforce even when their resumes don’t reflect it would be incredible.

Q. What podcasts do you listen to?

A. Pod Save America, HPX, Rise Podcast, Rise Together, Rise Without Compromise, Armchair Expert, Here to Make Friends

Q. Do you have any unusual hobbies or talents?

A. Does podcasting count? Also, avoiding piles of Lego and other small sharp toys my son leaves on the floor.

Q. Write your own epitaph — what would it say? 

A. It’s not about the achievements, it’s about putting in the effort and enjoying the journey.

Q. What has been your favourite episode and why?

A. So hard to choose! Probably one of my favourites would have been when I interviewed Bryony Gordon to talk about mental health. She is someone who I have so respected, and is so well known in her field. I’d say she was my “big fish” of interviewees.

Be sure to connect with Smith on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Over the next several weeks, Todayville will introduce you to members of the Alberta Podcast Network, so you can invite even more Alberta-made podcasts into your ears! You can find Girl Tries Life and dozens of other shows at albertapodcastnetwork.com.

About Alberta Podcast Network

The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, is on a mission to:

  • Help Alberta-based podcasters create podcasts of high quality and reach larger audiences;
  • Foster connections among Alberta-based podcasters;
  • Provide a powerful marketing opportunity for local businesses and organizations.

Alberta Podcast Network Ltd. is pursuing this mission with funding from ATB Financial and support from other sponsors.

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