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DEEKAST is a conversational podcast hosted by Niagara music producer, DJ, designer & gaming enthusiast Derek Veenhof (@deekatello). A millennial counterculture movement discussing anything & everything: gaming, music, pop culture, history, politics, science, religion & philosophy and the nexuses whe… read more

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#68. Sean Vanderklis & Karl Dockstader (One Dish One Mic Podcast)

August 19th, 2019


Sean & Karl joined me in studio to discuss their podcast turned broadcast 'One Dish One Mic', indigenous issues in Canada, racism and anti-racism, the upcoming elections, and some current events. You can find these …

#67. Kyle Whittaker (Strange Pumpkin Mixes)

July 31st, 2019


In this episode I interviewed my friend Kyle Whittaker who is an audio engineer and owner of Strange Pumpkin Mixes. We spoke about all things recording, mixing, and mastering. Kyle focusses mainly on mixing Hip-Hop …

#66. Lalo Dagach (The Palestinian Chilean)

July 1st, 2019


Lalo Dagach is the Palestinian Chilean. He hosts the Lalo Podcast and has appeared on The Rubin Report. His tweets are commentary on international …

#65. Ancient Myths and the Stars with David W. Mathisen

June 16th, 2019


David W. Mathisen is an author and researcher of ancient myths, and their connection to the movements of celestial bodies often depicted through art …

#64. Pete Voynovich, Greg Smith & Colin Nun

May 5th, 2019


Pete Voynovich, Greg Smith, and Colin Nun are all professors of Graphic Design at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario. All previous guests of the …

#63. Terry McDermott (Perfect Soldiers, Hunt for KSM)

April 27th, 2019


Terry McDermott is a journalist who served as a national correspondent with the Los Angeles Times and is author of Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 …

#62. Andres Gomez of the Omnic Lab Podcast

April 22nd, 2019


I am joined this week by Andres from the Omnic Lab podcast. An overwatch strategy podcast available everywhere. We discussed Overwatch as a game, why it is such a phenomenon world wide, e-sports and the Overwatch …

#61. Dr. Shawn Baker (Carnivore Diet)

April 10th, 2019


Dr. Shawn Baker is host of the Human Performance Outliers podcast. Shawn is an orthopedic surgeon and served in the US Air Force as Chief Of Orthopedic Trauma performing over 600 surgeries at Bagram Air Base, …

#60. Bill Huizer

April 2nd, 2019


My highschool english teacher and friend Mr. Bill Huizer and I spoke on Nipsey Hussle, austrian vs keynesian economics and more! Unfortunately the …

#59. Marcity & Rick Puffer

March 24th, 2019


Friends of the show Puffer & Moofeek aka Marcity sat down to chat Hip-Hop, Safe-Injection Sites, Mortal Kombat, Chris Farley, the Youth and their concept of what's OK or normal, as well as Marcel's new animated show …

#58. Nick Carr

March 19th, 2019


Nick Carr returns to talk about Big Macs, Hideo Kojima, Roman Raines, Shoots and Works and more.

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#57. Ed the Sock & Liana K

March 14th, 2019


Ed the Sock is a Canadian television personality who first appeared in the 1990s. He is best known for his appearances hosting programming on MuchMusic and his own talk show, Ed's Night Party.

Liana K is a Canadian …

#56. Brian Dunning (

March 10th, 2019


Brian Dunning is an American writer and producer who focuses on science and skepticism. He has hosted a weekly podcast, Skeptoid, since 2006, and he is an author of a series of books on the subject of scientific …

#55. Sayzee & Awol The Barber

March 3rd, 2019


This week I'm joined by recording artists Sayzee (@sayzee_newage) & Awol The Barber (@waengang.weez) to discuss their latest projects and …

#54. Matt Christiansen

February 22nd, 2019


Matt Christiansen is a YouTuber and podcaster talking politics and culture from the refuge of a wilderness fortress in Bozeman, Montana. His YouTube …

#53. Ezza

February 20th, 2019


Ezza (@Ezza905) is a local Niagara recording artist and creative director of @choomganghome. In this episode we get into some economic theories, the concept of Safe Injection Sites in Niagara and abroad, modern day …

#52. Dr. Kevin Folta (Talking Biotech)

February 8th, 2019


Kevin M. Folta is a professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida. From 2007 to 2010 he helped lead …

#51. Mick West (

January 12th, 2019


Mick West is a science writer, skeptical investigator, and retired video game programmer who co-founded Neversoft (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater). He is the creator of the websites Contrail Science and Metabunk, for which he …

#50. Nick Carr

September 12th, 2018


We've been low key for awhile but getting back on the mics to talk 9/11 17th Anniversary, Doug Ford and the Notwithstanding Clause, Chinese indoctrination camps, PokemonGo not being dead, Celebrity stalkers, GunZ: The …

#49. Colin Nun (Artist/Designer)

May 12th, 2018


Colin Nun is an award-winning designer located in the Niagara Region. He studied at NSCAD University in Halifax NS, before graduating from Toronto’s …

#48. News Salad with Nick Carr

March 25th, 2018



We're back after a hiatus. Just catching up with you guys. Gotta have your news salad, can't just eat one piece of the same lettuce over and over again.


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#47. Marko (Duplex) Dieckmann & Christian (Nofl) Oesch in Face Of Mankind

June 18th, 2017



Marko Dieckmann is a game developer in Berlin, founder of Ion Lands which has newly released 'Phoning Home' on Steam. He was previously the founder of Duplex Systems which created the epic sandbox MMORPG …

#46. Bob Hendle in 'Food, Beer & Victoria'

June 13th, 2017



My old pal Bob Hendle joined me on the podcast this week, collegiate alumni most famously known for stealing the entire cookie display …

#45. Alex Kazam (@wittymagic)

June 4th, 2017


Alex Kazam is a professional performance artist. He performs magic and comedy in and around the Niagara-GTA area. He has also been an actor, stuntman, and is known to occasionally breathe fire. Alex hosts a podcast …

#44. Dr. Kevin Folta Of Talking Biotech

May 28th, 2017



Kevin M. Folta is a professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida. From 2007 to 2010 he …

#43. David Robert Grimes (Physicist & Cancer Researcher)

May 21st, 2017



David Robert Grimes is a physicist and cancer researcher at the University of Oxford. He also writes for The Irish Times and The Guardian. In 2014, he was a joint winner of the John Maddox Prize for Standing …

#42. Rob Burke of Something Something Productions

May 16th, 2017



Rob Burke is Co-founder of Something Something Productions, a theatre company based in Niagara-on-the-Lake. He is Youth Program Director …

#41. Marty Allen

May 7th, 2017



Marty Allen is a Niagara born recording artist. Marty writes original honky-tonk and rockabilly music and also performs Johnny Cash cover tunes in and around the Niagara Region. His music and show dates can …

#40. James Townsend

April 29th, 2017



James Townsend is a rap artist who goes by the name of Jack $%#&&. He has many rap battles under his belt in KOTD and has been working on an album for some time. His latest video 'The Screening' by …

#39. DDS (Hip-Hop Producer)

April 26th, 2017



DDS is a hip-hop producer who is best known for his billboard charting song with artist Dej Loaf entitled 'Try Me'. He offers information and feedback to producers and artists through his YouTube channel and …

#38. Nick Carr (Trump + Syria, Sean Spicer, Undertaker)

April 12th, 2017



In this special mid-week episode, I share some DEEKAST stats, review a recent Hip-Hop show in St. Catharines, and Nick Carr and I discuss Sean Spicer's comments today about Hitler, as well as the general …

#37. Deekast LIVE @ Local Media Matters by NPN

April 11th, 2017



The DEEKAST took to the stage at Local Media Matters 2017 fundraiser hosted by the Niagara Podcasters Network. You can visit them at


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#36. Pete Voynavich

April 2nd, 2017



Pete Voynavich is a professor of graphic design at Niagara College. He was slightly abusive to me during my time under his rule but it was …

#35. Bill Huizer (AKA Mr. Huizer Jr.)

March 5th, 2017



St. Catharines Collegiate and Sir Winston Churchill high school students will tell you Bill Huizer is a legend of a teacher. He is also …

#34. James Morabito of Donny Yonder

March 1st, 2017



James M. is a rap artist from Welland, Ontario. James is featured on my last album DER!US. James is the lead of the band Donny Yonder, check their album 'Over There' on Spotify or YouTube. Visit

#33. Redpilling with Nick Carr

February 20th, 2017



Esteemed colleague Nicholas Carr joins us again for the 5 time, 5 time, 5 time. We talk Trump (bing bong), Sweden, North Korea, China, …

#32. Radical Stuff With Jennica

February 13th, 2017



My friend Jennica has some radical views, man—and we discuss them. In the first part we got a bit too heavy so we added a part 2 at the end of some lighter topics we forgot about. Shalom.


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#31. Chavis Chandler

January 29th, 2017



Chavis Chandler is a Hip-Hop/Soul artist from east side 7mile Detroit. He is a tough artist to describe without listening to his music. …

#30. DJ Frank Vinatra

January 28th, 2017



DJ Frank Vinatra is a DJ from Toronto who DJs from the 416 to the 905. He can be heard every long weekend on 93.5 WBLK. He's worked with artists such as French Montana, Akon, Beenie Man, PartyNextDoor and …

#29. E.U.Afool of Choom Gang

January 22nd, 2017



E.U.Afool AKA Ev8r is a rap artist from St. Catharines and part of the Choom Gang. Visit or search The Choom …

#28. Rebel Mehari of Choom Gang

January 17th, 2017



Rebel Mehari is a St. Catharines rap artist and a part of the Choom Gang.


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#27. Thoby G (@thobyg)

January 8th, 2017



Thoby G is a talented rap artist from St. Catharines, Ontario born in Brooklyn NYC. Thoby and I collaborated on the 2014 song "Dance" …

#26. Lisa Mancini (@lisa.mancinerh) in Squirrel Mom

January 1st, 2017



St. Catharines resident, graphic designer, artist, costume design hobbyist and "Squirrel Mom" Lisa Mancini (@lisa.mancinerh) discusses the gifts and curses bestowed upon her by squirrel mother nature. Lisa …

#25. 2016 Christmas Special (Nick Carr, David W. Mathisen, Various Guests)

December 26th, 2016



It's the 2016 Deekast holiday special. Featuring: A new interview with Nick Carr wrapping up 2016 and projecting the O'Leary / Trump duo. …

#24. Jacob Bergsma of My Son The Hurricane

December 19th, 2016



Jacob Bergsma (@Mr_Bergsma) is a comedian, rapper, actor, and former backyard wrestler. He is the front man of the Canadian brass-hop band My Son The Hurricane who just finished a nation wide tour. We chit …

#23. Mike Soltys in 'Racist Climate Change Deniers'

December 11th, 2016



Mike Soltys (@Darminian) returns to the Deekast to talk some PC gaming, Hideo Kojima, white privilege, feminism, racism, when anti-racism …

#22. @Hydrolis Returns

December 4th, 2016



"@Hydrolis" is a Niagara born PHD student at McGill as well as a reporter/blogger on e-Sport events. A really pro dude and one of my BEST …

#21. Nick Carr in The Trump Surge

November 27th, 2016



Nick Carr is back for the 3rd time to talk about the Trump Surge and how exciting nukes are. "F&^% it, let's just do a half."


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#20. Sayzee (@SayzeeSoyaSauce)

November 22nd, 2016



Sayzee is a hip-hop recording artist from St. Catharines. Sayzee has been making waves in the Niagara/GTA music scene for some years. Sayzee just finished a Dragonball Z inspired rap trilogy that has caught …

#19. Calvin McCormick

November 13th, 2016



My friend Calvin McCormick tells me all about the wonderful world of analog sound. Calvin runs McCormick Analog in Ottawa –– a vintage …

#18. Alex Andrews (Niagara String Band)

November 5th, 2016



The Niagara String Band, lead by Alex Andrews and Shawn Fehlow, a St. Catharines based acoustic band that focuses on traditional and pre war era music; primarily from the early recording and sheet music era …

#17. Marcel Dudi aka Marcity aka Moofeek

November 4th, 2016



Marcel is a very talented rap artist and is 1/2 of the group Moofeek & Deek (me) which release Couch Fame in 2012. I was a fan of his music before I knew him. Eventually we met and ended up doing a song …

#16. 2oolman (Tim Hill) of A Tribe Called Red

November 3rd, 2016



@2oolman (Tim Hill) is an amazing hip-hop producer and one of my biggest influences. I caught up with him in Toronto after a set with his …

#15. Geopolitics with Peter Jensen

November 2nd, 2016



I spoke with Peter Jensen about geopolitics. We discuss the geo-strategic importance of Eastern Europe, the proxy war of Syria, deception …

#14. Alex Jensen (@sorsari)

November 1st, 2016



Alex Jensen (@sorsari) is a music producer from Edmonton, Alberta. We met playing a mod of Red Faction circa 2001, Follow his music on …

#13. The Return of Nick Carr

October 31st, 2016



Nick Carr returns to the DEEKAST. Who wanna bet we talk about wrestling and politics?


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#12. David W. Mathisen (

October 30th, 2016



David Warner Mathisen is an author of several books including The Mathisen Corollary, The Undying Stars, and Star Myths of The World and …

#11. Mike Soltys (@Darminian)

October 23rd, 2016



My friend Mike (@Darminian) is a cool guy who likes video games. I like them too. More within, please enter show now. Also look up the …

#10. Phil Pollard (Statistics, Gun Control, Anarchist Movement)

October 16th, 2016



Phil Pollard (@Anarchistician) is a data scientist and co-hosts the podcast Center Mass, a gun news podcast (@CenterMassCast). Phil is a …

#9. Zain Velji (CBC, @StrategistsPod)

October 9th, 2016



Zain Velji is a Senior Engagement Strategists specializing in campaign strategy, grassroots advocacy and behavioural economics. Zain is the …

#8. @PlaidKlaus (NYC Comic Artist)

October 2nd, 2016



Plaid Klaus (@PlaidKlaus) is a comic book artist living and working in New York City. His work encompasses graphic design, digital marketing, comic book illustration, game design and more. His latest comic …

#7. Jake Harper - DJ Khaled, Kanye, Trump

September 25th, 2016



Jake and I discuss OJ, Kanye West and George Bush, figure out what DJ Khaled does, kinda, and sing about Mr. McBride.


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#6. Joe Motiki (TVOkids)

September 18th, 2016



Joseph "Joe" Frederick Motiki is a Canadian television host and performer. A Toronto native, In March 1995, Motiki became co-host of The …

#5. Greg Smith (@BlindPigPress) – Graphic Design, Pitbull

September 11th, 2016



Greg Smith is a professor of Graphic Design at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario. Follow @blindpigpress on Instagram or visit

#4. Leonard Turton (Summerhill Democratics)

September 4th, 2016



Leonard Turton has been working in democratic education for over 40 years. He founded his own democratic day school, Odyssey House …

#3. @Hydrolis - Epidemiology, e-Sports

August 28th, 2016



"@Hydrolis" is a Niagara born PHD student at McGill as well as a reporter/blogger on e-Sport events. What the heck is Epidemiology? And why …

#2. Musaab Gadmour (Living in Lybia)

August 21st, 2016



Episode 2 features my conversation with my long time friend Musaab live from Tripoli, Lybia. What is it like to move to Canada to start …

#1. Nick Carr - Rio, WWE, Pokemon GO!

August 15th, 2016



Nick Carr joints me to talk Rio 2016, Pokemon GO!, WWE, NXT, and the rest of it.


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