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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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    Join ‘a mini book club for the ears’ with The Read-Along!

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  • Say you want the book-club experience without the pressure of reading a whole book on deadline, and without the hassle of gathering in someone’s living room. What do you do?

    You subscribe to The Read-Along, that’s what. You’ll find yourself on “a journey through a good book, one chapter at a time,” with the husband-and-wife team of Anita and Scott C. Bourgeois.

    Each episode is based on a chapter, so you only have to read a little bit at a time. The hosts don’t read ahead, so you don’t have to worry about spoilers, as long as you read the chapter before listening to the episode. They are also skilled in banter and approach the podcast with joy, so the journey is a lot of fun.

    They are currently in the middle of Jasmine Gower’s Moonshine, a fantasy novel set in a world similar to 1920’s Chicago, but with magic. You can join them on this book, or look back at their previous titles, and proceed at your own pace — that’s the beauty of the podcast!

    Let’s learn a little more about the bookworms behind the show:

     

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

    A. A low-commitment book club, motivation to read, story and character analysis, and a little humour.

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

    A. We’ve discussed trying to get one of our featured authors on the show.

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

    A. Podcasting! We’re also big nerds who love tabletop games.

    Q. What podcasts do you listen to?

    A. Ken & Robin Talk About Stuff, The Greatest Generation: DS9, The Undad, Modern Manhood, I Have Some Notes, Press Start to Join, The Bugle and Lore are all regulars, but lots of other podcasts as well.

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

    A. They came. They read. They talked about it.

    Q. What has been your favourite episode and why?

    A. Episode 62, “Murder Arithmetic.” We go Full Book Club on The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz in our final overview of the book, after the weekly chapter-by-chapter read-through. Lots of great discussion.

     

    Be sure to connect with The Read-Along on  Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    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 The Read-Along 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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    Indulge your nerdiness with Press Start to Join

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  • Just how geeky are the hosts of Press Start to Join, the show that promises “more geekery than you can shake a joystick at”?

    Well, for one thing, Josh Shenfield and Alan Techsmith started podcasting in 2015, way before podcasting hit the mainstream. For another, they never run out of things to nerd out about, whether it be video games, board games, tech security, comics, virtual reality or anything else in the geek universe.

    In addition to their weekly show covering current events on those topics, they do a monthly deep dive into video game history, exploring the origins and evolution of various games, companies or franchises. Be sure to catch the first episode of every month, too, for a complete list of free video games you can download.

    Let’s press start on this Q&A with the PS2J team:

    How did you meet?

    A. We went to high school together, bonded over shared geekery, and just never stopped talking about it.

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

    A. Alan has an eerie memory for useless numbers, and Josh is great at painting miniatures.

    What podcasts do you listen to?

    A. Alan: My Brother, My Brother, and Me; Fandalites; The Adventure Zone; Hey Riddle Riddle; Swindled; Til Death Do Us Blart.

    Josh: This Week in Tech; Star Wars Minute; How Did This Get Made; Podzilla1985; Lore; Stuff You Should Know; Comedy Bang Bang.

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

    A. Josh: Cosplayer and YouTuber Jessica Nigri or animator Ross O’Donovan, because they both seem like they’d be a lot of fun to talk to.

    Alan: Game designer Chris Perkins, because he’s led such an interesting life (and maybe we could convince him to Dungeon Master for us).

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

    A. Here Lies Josh — He doubted he could do anything and ended up doing it all just fine.

    RIP Alan — He knew just enough to be dangerous.

    What has been your favourite episode so far?
    A. Always next one, because it’s going to be the best yet! (But, for the purposes of this question, here’s the history episode on Tetris.)

      Be sure to connect with Press Start to Join on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

    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 Press Start to Join 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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