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OJT: On The Job Training

31 EpisodesProduced by Logan MacleanWebsite

OJT is a passion project about passion projects. It’s a podcast about the creative process, making progress, and hands-on learning. Each interview looks at just what makes us so excited about the things we love to work on— the hobbies and hustles, the big dreams and movements. Each episode ends with… read more

31 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

The Wildlife Biologist's Many Hobbies — Ep. 26

November 25th, 2021

31:09

Natasha Pentyliuk was here a few months back to talk about her science background and masters’ research.


Today, we step away from work and into the woodshop as Natasha shares some of her other interests.


We talk about …

The Wildlife Biologist Talks Invasive Species — Ep. 24

July 14th, 2021

47:05

Natasha Pentyliuk was here last month to introduce herself and her background in science.
Today, she gets into her master’s research around the …

The Wildlife Biologist — Ep. 23

June 16th, 2021

46:30

Natasha Pentyliuk is a scientist, nature enthusiast and recent Master’s graduate.
Before her academic work, Natasha had a long background in research and education.
We talk today about how she got into science and …

The Poet Laureate Talks Storytelling - Ep. 22

May 19th, 2021

48:26

Julie Pellissier-Lush was here last month, but we barely scratched the surface of her many talents. Today, we get into life as P.E.I.’s poet …

The Poet Laureate — Ep. 21

April 19th, 2021

51:17

Julie Pellisier-Lush is P.E.I.’s poet laureate. But she’s also an actor, a mother, and a proud Mi’kmaq knowledge keeper.
Today we’ll get to know …

The Tarantula Collector — Ep. 20

March 19th, 2021

33:23

Daisy Dalton is back today to share her many plants and animals.
Daisy is an aspiring pharmacist, but she spends her downtime tending to her garden, …

OJT: Deadlines #2

February 22nd, 2021

21:29

This is the second edition of my experiment with OJT: Deadlines.

As many listeners now know, I've started a full time job at The Guardian, P.E.I.’s …

The Mental Health Podcaster — Ep. 19

February 15th, 2021

25:35

NOTE: This episode of OJT is part of a crossover with Matty’s Mental Health Podcast, hosted by today’s guest.

Mattys Mental Health Podcast is a place where people share their real-life stories about mental health. Matty …

OJT: Deadlines #1

February 8th, 2021

17:46

This is the first edition of OJT: Deadlines.
While regular, biweekly OJT will continue to bring the longform interviews you know, Deadlines episodes …

The Personal Trainer — Ep. 18

February 1st, 2021

23:44

NOTE: This episode of OJT is part of a crossover with Matty’s Mental Health Podcast, hosted by today’s guest.
Mattys Mental Health Podcast is a place where people share their real-life stories about mental health. Matty …

The Radical — Ep. 17

January 18th, 2021

26:42

Daniel Platts was here last Spring to talk about his master’s in anti-fascist action and decolonial ecology.
Today features our talk about protests. …

The Foster Kid Returns Home — Ep. 16

January 4th, 2021

35:57

Declan Rockwell is back for part two.

Today, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter continues his journey through the P.E.I. foster system.

We talk about …

The Foster Kid Who Became a Songwriter — Ep. 15

December 21st, 2020

27:51

Declan Rockwell is a singer-songwriter about to release his first EP, “Isolation,” inspired by the pandemic.
But he didn’t get here the easy way.
I …

The Future Pharmacist — Ep. 14

December 7th, 2020

36:49

Daisy Dalton is back today to continue her story about overcoming addiction after moving to British Colombia.

Since getting clean, she’s been working …

The Hitchhiker — Ep. 13

November 23rd, 2020

26:11

Daisy Dalton is a pharmacy technician from P.E.I. who lives in Langford, British Colombia.
After struggling with heroin addiction, Daisy is dedicated …

The Librarian Talks Politics — Ep. 12

November 9th, 2020

32:56

Keri McCaffrey is an academic librarian who works at UPEI’s Robertson Library in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Keri is back today to get into the political …

The Librarian — Ep. 11

October 26th, 2020

24:26

Keri McCaffrey is an academic librarian who works at UPEI’s Robertson Library in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Keri is a true educator who is dedicated to critical thinking and helping library clients access knowledge.

We talk …

The Band Manager — Ep. 10

September 7th, 2020

32:19

Today, Jack Vanden Broek is back for Part 2.  He’s the university graduate who went to college for a career path as a band and event manager.

He’s …

The Journalism Student Talks Politics — Ep. 9

August 23rd, 2020

29:41

This episode features Part 2 of my interview with fellow journalism student Alex MacIsaac.

We talk about defunding the police, the role of …

The Christian Musician — Ep. 8

August 9th, 2020

32:06

This is part 2 of my interview with P.E.I. musician Parker Murray, AKA Zebedee.

Despite early success in music, health problems have posed obstacles …

The Solo Bassist — Ep. 7

July 26th, 2020

30:04

Parker Murray is an 18 year old singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist based in Summerside, PEI.

He’s been playing music most of his life and is …

The Journalism Student — Ep. 6

July 12th, 2020

29:35

Alex MacIsaac is a journalism student, enrolled in the same program as me at Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI.

While Alex’s first year was a …

The Academic — Ep. 5

June 28th, 2020

32:41

Some listeners have met Daniel Platts before.  He plays bass for the Toronto metal band Discontinuity.  But he’s also an academic and an anarchist, …

The Uni Grad Who Went to College — Ep. 4

June 14th, 2020

26:01

Jack Vanden Broek is a student at Humber College in Toronto who enrolled there after graduating from University in Halifax.

He’s in an event …

Black Lives Matter Protest (Charlottetown, PE) — Special Episode

June 9th, 2020

1:32:53

This is a special, unplanned, non-interview episode of OJT.  On June 5th, 2020, thousands rallied in Charlottetown PEI for what may well have been the largest protest in Island history.  It was organized by the Black …

The Bookshop Owner — Ep. 3

May 31st, 2020

34:51

Nancy Quinn owns Seaside Books in Summerside, PEI.  It used to be Avonlea Books until she bought it in 2019.

These days, it’s a warm, lively gathering place that reflects the character of its owner.

I joined Nancy in …

(Trailer) The Bookshop Owner — Ep. 3

May 24th, 2020

1:00

Nancy Quinn owns Seaside Books in Summerside, PEI.  It was Avonlea Books until she bought it in 2019.

These days, it’s a warm and lively gathering place that reflects the character of its owner.

I joined Nancy in the …

The Bass Player & His New Band — Ep. 2

May 17th, 2020

31:48

Daniel Platts (pictured far right) is a musician from Calgary who went to University in Halifax and recently moved to Toronto.

He plays bass there in a band called Discontinuity that he describes as "an explosive …

(Trailer) The Bass Player & His New Band — Ep. 2

May 8th, 2020

1:04

Daniel Platts is a musician from Calgary who went to University in Halifax and recently moved to Toronto.

He plays bass there in a band called Discontinuity that he describes as "an explosive combination of electronica, …

The Stand-up Comedy Host — Ep. 1

May 3rd, 2020

35:25

James Brown is a 24-year-old Montreal-based comedian originally from Richmond, PEI.

He hosts Squad Laughs, a stand-up show that challenges …

(Trailer) The Stand-up Comedy Host — Ep. 1

April 27th, 2020

0:39

James Brown is a 24-year-old Montreal-based comedian originally from Richmond, PEI.

He hosts Squad Laughs, a stand-up show that challenges …

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