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‘For Kicks’ feeds your need for women’s soccer talk

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  • Now that Canada has qualified for the Women’s World Cup in France in 2019, For Kicks is here to get you ready to cheer for our country’s most successful soccer team!

    The podcast is hosted by Jessica Cooreman and Katie Woodfine, two soccer-mad fans who cover the women’s national team closely, as well as uplifting the women’s game at all levels in Canada.

    “We strongly believe this team and the sport in general are sorely under-covered in traditional media, despite being one of the best teams in the world,” they say. “Fans are starved for content. We think this is a way we can make a positive contribution to the community.”

    Their passion for the game is infectious, and listening in on their conversation will both inform you about the players, and invest you in their remarkable story.

    Let’s learn a little more about the team behind For Kicks:

    Q.Why should people listen to your show?

    A. We prepare well for episodes, so we have real information to share, but our format is also super casual — we go off script, and we share opinions, predictions and have even been known to make bets. We’re also longtime friends, and we think we have pretty good chemistry. So, if you care about women’s soccer but also want to be kinda entertained by two goofy ladies, our show might be for you.

    Q. What is the most interesting comment you’ve ever received from a listener?

    A. “It’s always nice to listen to you, not just that you know so much, but you also talk about the sport as it should be done, with joy, happiness, and love. Too many soccer podcasts and studio shows are so dead serious that they may as well be from the UN headquarters.”  

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

    A. Christine Sinclair. She epitomizes soccer in Canada and is overall the most humble, lovely human. We have so much admiration for her.

    Q. What podcasts do you listen to?

    A. Katie: Stuff Mom Never Told You when it was hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Irvine, who now host Unladylike. Also Serial, Reply All, The Content Strategy Podcast, StartUp, Freakonomics, The Habitat, Sleepover, This American Life.
    Jessica: Burn It All Down, Punch Up The Jam, In The Dark, Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, NPR’s Embedded, Queery, Nancy, Loyal Company of the River Valley, Real Crime Profile, Walkcast.

    Q. How did you meet?

    A. We met through mutual friends at a gay bar in 2005 and have been best buds nearly ever since. We didn’t know we both liked soccer till the 2015 Women’s World Cup — more proof women’s soccer is not part of our culture’s conversation.

    Q. What has been your favourite episode so far and why?

    A. We’ve got so much better at this since, but a favourite has to be the episode where we interviewed Karina LeBlanc. Karina is practically a national hero. She’s an Olympic medalist and one of the best keepers in the women’s game, so the fact that she agreed to talk to us, and was so lovely and gracious, was huge for us and an experience that set the stage for us to take on other big interviews.

     

     

    Be sure to connect with For Kicks on Twitter, Facebook and 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! Find For Kicks 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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    Nothing stops the Loyal Company of the River Valley

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  • Imagine loving a team so much that you do a podcast about it. And then the team folds. What do you do?

    If you’re soccer fans Nathan Terlesky and Adam Huber, you keep going. Your show, called Loyal Company of the River Valley, goes on. You get involved in the movement to resurrect FC Edmonton, and you campaign to get it into the new Canadian Premier League. You push ticket sales, and you help start a new supporters group, and you keep the flame alive until your team is on the pitch again.

    With their cry of “Fear no foe!” these guys are fierce (but nice) fans. And they can’t wait until spring comes, when FC Edmonton will start battling Calgary’s Cavalry FC and the rest of the teams in the new league.

    Let’s learn a little more about Loyal Company of the River Valley, via co-host Terlesky:

    What will people get out of listening to your podcast?

    A. I believe that we offer an unique perspective on both Canadian soccer and FC Edmonton. We have been able to bring in a variety of interesting and meaningful guests. I think people will gain a new appreciation for the sport, and the local impact, through our podcast.

    How did you meet your co-host?

    A. Adam and I met in 2011 through our love of soccer. We joined the same supporters group, and after several years, ended up leaving that group and becoming closer friends. We started the podcast shortly after, and have been podcasting together for over three years now.

    If you could have any guest on your show, who would you ask?

    A. Someone higher up in Canada soccer would be amazing, like John Herdman, coach of the national team. We have been very fortunate in having several players, staff and coaches on over the years.

    Why do you think people enjoy podcasts

    A. Podcasts allow people to find engaging hosts and a wide variety of topics that you might not find on traditional radio.

    Write your own epitaph — what would it say?

    A. Always ready to kick a ball or drink a pint.

    What has been your favourite episode so far?

    A. My personal favourite was our interview with Tim Adams and Leah Cavanagh from Free Footie. They were very humble people, despite having run a very successful program for youth for years.

     

    Be sure to connect with Loyal Company of the River Valley on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    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 Loyal Company of the River Valley 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.

    Listen to more podcasts right here on Todayville.

     


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    Take your pick from Calgary podcasting machine

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  • Kyle Marshall is a man of many podcasts, three of which are on the Alberta Podcast Network, and all of which reveal different facets of this talented fellow.

    Assumptions, which has the longest tenure, features a respectful conversation between Marshall, an atheist, and his friend Daniel Melvill Jones, a Christian. As Marshall says, they “choose to listen and not yell,” even though their world views are very different.

    Creative Block grew out of Marshall’s business, Media Lab YYC, a central hub for digital creation in Calgary. He interviews artists and creative entrepreneurs about where they’ve been, what they’re doing now, and where they want to be in the future.

    Putting It Together is Marshall’s passion project, in which he explores the entire body of work of Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, show by show and song by song. It’s the kind of show he wanted to listen to, and when he couldn’t find it, he made it himself.

    Let’s learn a little more about the Renaissance man behind these three podcasts:

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

    A. With Assumptions, the topics can be heavy, but there is a lightness to it. Laughing happens often.

    On Creative Block, I have a genuine curiosity and am not above asking “stupid” questions so that I can better understand people. Also other people’s stories are fascinating in beautiful and unexpected ways.

    Putting It Together gets into the history of shows, why certain words and phrases were used, and then why that impacts the guest that I have on to discuss a song.

    Q. What is the most interesting comment you’ve received from a listener?

    A. From an Assumptions listener: “After two seasons, I feel like I know you both. So, I’m sorry for not introducing myself sooner. I’m shy about meeting my favorite authors and speakers since I don’t want to ruin the illusion of a two-way relationship that I know we don’t have.”

    Q. How did you meet your co-host?

    A. Creative Block and Putting It Together are solo efforts, but for Assumptions, Daniel and I were co-workers… We then, with another mutual friend, began a movie night where three guys would watch artsy movies. The conversations we would have after those viewings blossomed into what is now Assumptions.

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

    A. For Assumptions, the Pope or the Dalai Lama would be fun to have. Not sure if they do many podcasts, though. Also podcaster Dylan Marron or theologian Timothy Keller.

    On Creative Block, a YouTuber I’m very fond of is Andrew Huang. I’d love to talk with Mark Zuckerberg just to pick his brain and also ask him why he chose to ruin North America.

    For Putting It Together, I mean, Stephen Sondheim himself would be a pretty good get. I’d also love the chance to speak to Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, or Angela Lansbury. All of them have been in multiple Sondheim shows and I think they would have great insights.

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

    A. I grew up on a farm and was in 4H for 10 years. So I can raise a steer and show it off in a ring for judges.

    Q. Why do you think people enjoy podcasts?

    A. Roger Ebert wrote that the best of movies were empathy machines. I think the same can be said about podcasts, only they can be more powerful…. With podcasts, you need to use your imagination for what they are talking about, and you start to gain a relationship with the host or hosts. It’s a medium that has a communal feeling even though you are listening to it (mostly) by yourself.

    Q. What has been your favourite episode so far?

    A. My favourite Assumptions episode is I’m Going to Die Alone (which is part of Season 2 on love and relationships).

    My favourite Creative Block so far has been the very first, with Tony Grimes. It totally changed my perception of what the show was going to be. I guess that’s what happens when you discover your guest’s dad was a clown.

    My favourite episode of Putting It Together is I Feel Pretty. My guest was a high school drama teacher who put on West Side Story last year. She brought on two of her students and they completely surprised me — they were engaged, thoughtful, and showed great empathy for the characters and their teacher. I then made it sound a bit more like a audio documentary by getting sounds of the school, and recording a bit of a rehearsal that I could layer into my intro.

    Be sure to connect with Kyle Marshall and Media Lab YYC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also find Assumptions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    Each week, Todayville introduces you to members of the Alberta Podcast Network, so you can invite even more Alberta-made podcasts into your ears! You can find Putting It Together, Creative Block, Assumptions and dozens of other shows at albertapodcastnetwork.com.

    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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