Connect with us
[bsa_pro_ad_space id=12]

Alberta Podcast Network

Indulge your nerdiness with Press Start to Join

Published

on

If you like this, share it!




  • 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.

     


    If you like this, share it!

    Todayville is a digital media and technology company. We profile unique stories and events in our community. Register and promote your community event for free.

    Alberta Podcast Network

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

    Published

    on

    If you like this, share it!




  • 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.

     


    If you like this, share it!
    Continue Reading

    Alberta Podcast Network

    Up your pop culture knowledge with Emily Missed Out

    Published

    on

    By

    If you like this, share it!




  • 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.

    Here’s another podcast from the Alberta Podcast Network.

     


    If you like this, share it!
    Continue Reading

    february, 2019

    fri15feb - 3marfeb 151:00 ammar 32019 Canada Winter Games1:00 am - (march 3) 1:00 am Red Deer

    sun17feb7:15 pm- 9:15 pmAnnie Jr.St. Francis of Assisi Middle School 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

    wed20feb12:30 pm- 1:00 pmBusiness Professionals Video Lecture LunchThis course explains high-level business concepts in simple ways. 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    sat23feb1:00 pm- 4:00 pmMAGSaturday @ the MuseumMAGnificent Saturdays welcomes all ages and abilities to participate in a fun art project every week! 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    sun24feb11:00 am- 2:00 pmOne Eleven Jazzy Brunch11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    wed27feb12:30 pm- 1:00 pmBusiness Professionals Video Lecture LunchThis course explains high-level business concepts in simple ways. 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    Trending

    X