NewfoundPod - a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland

44 EpisodesProduced by Debbie Wiseman

NewfoundPod is a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland, hosted by Debbie Wiseman. In each episode, I will bring you stories focusing on our unique culture and extraordinary citizens.

44 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Emelia Earhart's connection to Newfoundland

June 17th, 2019


 Today I'm going to talk about Amelia Earhart. Here in Newfoundland, we love when we can make a connection to a famous person or event. We have a couple of connections to aviation pioneer and one of my personal heroes, …

Bowring Park (St. John's, Newfoundland)

June 10th, 2019


With the weather finally warming up here on the Avalon, I decided to talk to you today about the history of Bowring Park.   

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The History of NONIA in Newfoundland - NewfoundPod

May 27th, 2019


There's some construction going on in downtown St. John's right now, but the store owners want you to know, they are open for business. This got me to thinking about the stores that have been downtown for quite a while, …

The Colonial Building Riot In Newfoundland

May 14th, 2019


 This week, Newfoundlanders go to the polls in another provincial election. If you watch the news, have social media or just talk to people, there's …

Quick note!

May 13th, 2019


My regular weekly episode will be out tomorrow! (Tuesday)

NewfoundPod - Buy a broom in May, sweep your family away

May 6th, 2019


 Hello and welcome back to NewfoundPod, a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman and this is another mini episode. I …

NewfoundPod Mini - Lady Helena Squires

April 29th, 2019


Hello and welcome back to Newfoundpod, a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman and in today's mini episode, I'm going to tell you about Lady Helena Squires. 

Helena Squires was born Helena …

The FIrst Nonstop Transatlantic Flight from Newfoundland to Ireland - John Alcock and Arthur Brown

April 22nd, 2019


 Hello, and welcome back to Newfoundpod, a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman, and today I'm going to talk to you about the first non-stop transatlantic flight, which originated here in …

NewfoundPod Mini - Newfoundland's Connection to Titanic

April 15th, 2019


It's iceberg season here in Newfoundland. Just check out Facebook and you will see some great photos being shared. And I completely acknowledge that this is probably just me, but when I hear iceberg, I think of the …

NewfoundPod Mini - Ode To Newfoundland

April 8th, 2019


Hello, and welcome to the very first NewfoundPod mini episode! Today I'm going to tell you about the Ode To Newfoundland.

The Ode to Newfoundland is the provincial anthem of Newfoundland and Labrador. The song started …

Introducing NewfoundPod Minis - Mini Episodes on Newfoundland History

April 5th, 2019


 Hey everyone! This is just a quick audio I'm dropping into the feed to let you know about something new with NewfoundPod - minis! On each off-week, I'm going to release a mini episode. When I'm researching topics, I …

Al Clouston - NewfoundPod - A Bite-Sized Podcast About Newfoundland

April 1st, 2019


Welcome to Season 2 of NewfoundPod. In this episode, I explain my extra long hiatus and talk to you about Al Clouston. 

Al Clouston, also known as …

Hiatus - Happy Holidays!

November 24th, 2018


Hi everyone, welcome back to NewfoundPod. This isn't an episode, but just a quick update in your feeds to let you know that the podcast is on hiatus. …

NewfoundPod Episode 27: Newfoundland Ghost Stories

October 31st, 2018


Today I tell you about a miracle photo and two ghost stories from Gower Street in St. John's.


Thanks so much for listening today. I hope you all enjoyed it.

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Newfoundpod 26: 48 Horror Film Challenge, The Foran Hotel & Mrs Dower

October 24th, 2018

This time, more spookiness! I tell you (well, Elling Lien tells you) about the Nickel Festival's 48 Hour Horror Film challenge. Then I tell two classic Newfoundland ghost stories.

Thanks so much for listening today. I …

Episode 25 - The Balcony by Keith Daniels - Happy Halloween, Newfoundland

October 10th, 2018


Hello, and welcome back to NewfoundPod, a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman, and this is episode 25 – Happy Halloween!

Yes, it's my favourite time of year again. Last year, I shared …

24: NewfoundPod Episode 24 - 9/11 In Newfoundland

September 10th, 2018


Tuesday will mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States. Over 200 planes were diverted from the US to Canada, and over 70 of those planes landed in Newfoundland and Labrador. There was …

23: NewfoundPod Episode 23 - Mary Dohey

September 1st, 2018


Mary Dohey isn't a household name in Newfoundland, and it seems like that's the way she wanted it. But Mary, who passed away last year at the age of …

22: NewfoundPod Episode 22 - Cats & Cabot

August 17th, 2018


Today I talk about the cancellation of NightLine, the Mad Catter Cafe and Discovery Day.

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NewfoundPod - Episode 21 - Remembering Neveah Denine - Newfoundland

August 10th, 2018


This week, sadly, we lost one of our own, Neveah Denine. Neveah was a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter, and a friend to all. She passed away on …

20: NewfoundPod Episode 20 - The Royal St. John's Regatta

July 27th, 2018


Episode 20 of Newfoundpod covers the Royal St. John's Regatta. I talked history, my personal stories, some other stories and the plans for the current year's races.

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19: NewfoundPod Episode 19 - What's Up With The Podcast B'ye?

July 18th, 2018


In this episode I talk about the future of the podcast, the death of Anthony Bourdain, the search for Cortney Lake and adventures in the Newfoundland subreddit.

I made a bad edit in this one (probably more than one) see …

18: NewfoundPod Episode 18 - Parts Unknown: Newfoundland

May 14th, 2018


As I promised on the Facebook page, here's my recap and thoughts on yesterday's episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown - Newfoundland.

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17: NewfoundPod Episode 17 - Lovely Mummers, A Horror Movie Set In Newfoundland

April 5th, 2018


Crazy week here, but I got this episode finished....I did forget my intro though! 

Here is the link to the "Lovely Mummers" Indigogo page: 

A horror home invasion …

16: NewfoundPod Episode 16 - Ireland and Newfoundland

March 17th, 2018


This weekend is St. Patrick's Day, and that got me thinking about how closely related Newfoundland and Ireland are. Our flags, our music, our accents, our looks, our beliefs, even the look of the land are so similar, …

15: NewfoundPod Episode 15 - Vera Perlin (Extraordinary Newfoundlanders) Newfoundland

February 5th, 2018


Today's episode is about the woman who was the driving force behind the Vera Perlin Society, an organization that believed children with disabilities were entitled to the same rights as any other child. Elizabeth Vera …

14: NewfoundPod Episode 14 - The Giant Squid of Newfoundland

January 15th, 2018


Newfoundland holds a few Guinness World Records: the first trans-Atlantic flight, the first European settlers in North America, the earliest record …

12: NewfoundPod Episode 12: My Christmas Memories

December 26th, 2017


I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, whatever you celebrate and however you celebrate it. Today, I’m going to tell you how my family …

13: Newfoundpod Episode 13 - Newfoundland Traditions

December 26th, 2017


I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season. Today, I’m going to tell you about some Newfoundland Christmas traditions, some that have stuck …

11: NewfoundPod Episode 011 - Mummering In Newfoundland

December 11th, 2017


Mummering in Newfoundland can be traced back to the early 1800s, and was brought here by our Irish and English ancestors. So what is mummering? During the 12 days of Christmas, a group of people, usually family and …

No Episode This Week

November 27th, 2017


No episode this week as my sinuses are killing me. I'm going to skip over the railway and release the Christmas episodes in December and do the Railway episode in January.

10: NewfoundPod Episode 010 - Hockey Night In Canada's Bob Cole - Newfoundland

November 14th, 2017


Bob Cole is an announcer for NHL Hockey Night In Canada. At 84, Bob is semi-retired but still calls games from time to time on Sportsnet. He’s been …

9: NewfoundPod Episode 009 - Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2017


Today's episode of NewfoundPod brings you three stories from storyteller, author and folklorist Dale Jarvis. You can find Dale's books at …

A Quick Note On A Change For NewfoundPod

October 26th, 2017


Hello, just a quick note this week from me about the podcast. I'm going to be changing things up a bit. First of all, the Halloween episode will be released on Tuesday. After that, I'm going to start releasing episodes …

8: NewfoundPod Episode 008 - Haunted Bell Island, Newfoundland

October 20th, 2017


In this second week of my Haunted Newfoundland series, I’m going to tell you about Bell Island, which is supposedly the most haunted island in North America. Let’s see if you agree by the time you finish this episode.

7: NewfoundPod Episode 007 - Newfoundland Ghost Stories

October 13th, 2017


This week, I bring you part one of my Halloween series on the spookier side of Newfoundland - Ghost stories from St. John's.

6: NewfoundPod Episode 006 - Dorothy Wyatt - NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland

October 6th, 2017


Dorothy Wyatt was the first female councillor and first female mayor of St. John’s. She’s one of only two female mayors in the 115 year history of the city council. She actually had a lot of “firsts” in her life. I …

5: NewfoundPod Episode 005 – The Newfoundland Herald and Geoff Stirling - NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland

September 29th, 2017


A look at the Newfoundland Herald, created by Geoff Stirling
#Newfoundland #Newfoundpod #GeoffStirling #NTVNL

NewfoundPod: No show this week!

September 20th, 2017


No show this week because I'm not well.

NewfoundPod Episode 004: The 1929 Tidal Wave of Newfoundland

September 15th, 2017


On November 18, 1929, an #earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 occurred on the Grand Banks of #Newfoundland. This caused a tsunami that affected hundreds of people. These are their stories.

NewfoundPod Episode 003 - The 1775 Hurricane in Newfoundland

September 8th, 2017


Episode 3 focuses on a huge but mostly forgotten hurricane that devastated Newfoundland back in 1775. Then, a little mermaid talk. #Hurricane #Newfoundland #Mermaids #NewfoundPod

1: NewfoundPod Episode 001 - An Introduction to NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland

August 26th, 2017


In this "first" episode I talk about who I am and why I started this podcast, and explain what it will be about.

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