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Straight Outta Gabriola . . ."it's island time"

29 EpisodesProduced by Crowd of 100 Productions, Host: Ken GurrWebsite

A free-ranging, magazine-style podcast series featuring slice-of-life stories, characters and culture from one of the alt-living/hippy Gulf Islands on Canada’s West Coast. Interviews, soundscapes, music, walks along the beaches, rambles into the forests.A new episode every 3 weeks or so. If you're i… read more

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Island Grown Part 2 - Food

November 23rd, 2021


A look at the folks and challenges of farming and food security on Gabriola.

Special thanks to: Graham Bradley, Stephen Levesque, Talyn Martin

* …

I got it at GIRO

August 27th, 2021


It’s Saturday at the island’s recycling depot.

Music Credits in order:

Accidental background: “Do Ya Think I’m sexy” by Rod Stewart – MP3 track being played by others in an open air recording. Don’t sue!

Excerpt: …

Rocking with Nick Doe

July 23rd, 2021


On this episode we’re going deep into the island’s geology with Nick Doe.
Nick is one of Gabriola’s go-to sources for the island’s geological …

Tammy Hudgeon's expressive life almost missed

January 28th, 2021


On this episode, I’m in conversation with Gabriola artist Tammy Hudgeon talking about what she’s learned about creativity, and how she got out of the …

Oceans Epic with Bert terHart - Chapter 2

December 16th, 2020


In Chapter 2, Bert shares stories of incredible bird life, his thoughts on what alone means, the philosophy of why, and what truly defines …

Oceans Epic with Bert terHart - Chapter 1

December 10th, 2020


Gabriolan Bert terHart sailed around the world solo, non-stop, using only celestial navigation: the first North American to do so. He made it home in …


October 28th, 2020


There are so many clubs and people clubbing on Gabriola.

Music credits and thanks, in order played:

Beats from August 29th live event, part 1 of 2 -- …

Island Grown Part 1 - Humans

September 30th, 2020


In this episode, I’m in conversation with Jen Demler-Lindsay and Becky Furnell who were born and raised here. We talk all about life growing up, the …

Georgi's Workshop

August 21st, 2020


Perhaps one of Gabriola’s more renowned workshops is Georgi Georgiev's.

Why? Well, in this unassuming workshop it just so happened that Georgi …

Finding the next nxivm with Kerry Unger

July 24th, 2020


Is Gabriolan Kerry Unger the leader of the next infamous cult?

All in the Journey - Gary Fjellgaard

July 1st, 2020


An interview and featured songs with islander Gary Fjellgaard, a Canadian icon of country-roots music with 15 albums and over 30 hit songs.

As a …

Taking Stock with Judith Plant

April 22nd, 2020


Judith Plant, together with her late partner Kip, was the longtime publisher of New Society Publishers. Headquartered here on Gabriola for three …

Eric the Weatherman

February 22nd, 2020


As a volunteer weatherman, Eric has been keeping daily records of our island's weather for the federal government for over 50 years.

I dropped by the …

Story of Island Weed - Part II

January 30th, 2020


In Part Two, we look back at the grow shows days during the apex of the island’s black market economy, and now, with legalization in place. And with …

Lions, Wha? & Bears, Oh My!

December 11th, 2019


In this episode we talk with islanders who have encountered big beasts roaming Gabriola's forests.

How is it possible? Surely these people are …

Antony Holland in Wartime

October 31st, 2019


From a June 2015 recording. The late Antony Holland (March 28, 1920 - July 29, 2015) -- beloved actor, teacher, long-time Gabriolan, Order of Canada …

Summertime @ Camp Miriam

September 24th, 2019


We take an end-of-summer tour of the facilities at Camp Miriam and talk with camp leaders Marina, Kaela, Josh and Benji about programs and activities and the perfect moments of their times there. And, maybe somehow, we …

Beers with George

September 2nd, 2019


On a hot afternoon at Folklife Village Mall, we share beers out back with "Gabriola George", and solving problems. The illustration on the …

"Voice" with Leah Hokanson

August 18th, 2019


Listen to music selections and insights from Leah Hokanson ‑ Gabriola musician, singer, conductor, teacher and vocal soundings explorer.
CD tracks …

Story of Island Weed - Part I

July 15th, 2019


Cannabis is deeply woven into the cultural fabric and lifestyle on Gabriola. It’s here and on other B.C. Gulf Islands where the hippies and draft …

It's Twilight Radio Theatre!

June 11th, 2019


I snuck into a rehearsal of the talented cast of Gabriola’s Twilight Radio Theatre: Kathy McIntyre, Chris Jans, David Botten and Adam Kerby, along …

Down on the Farm with Jeff

May 17th, 2019


It’s a beautiful May day, the robins and song sparrows are singing, and I take a tour of “Just Another Weed Patch” farm with Jeff Reitkerk.

We bomb …


April 21st, 2019


The antidote to fear and despair is hope and action.

With all the pressures on society and the climate, I talk with Gabriola-changemaker, Fay Weller …

Clam Dig

March 31st, 2019


On a sunny and slightly gusty early-spring afternoon, I joined islanders Thomas Harding and Elizabeth Beale for a shellfish harvest at Brickyard Beach.

Enid - the 99.9 year old kindergartener

March 16th, 2019


Islander, Enid Halldorson turns 100 years old in May 2019. The kindergarten class of Gabriola Elementary School had Enid as a special guest and they …

the zen of tides

February 21st, 2019


Recommended for sleepy time with your headphones on!

Inspired by Laurie Brown’s Pondercast series, you take a meditative walk alone on Namaste Beach, sit still, and be present for the moment the tide turns. Recorded in …

Mouse! etc.

February 1st, 2019


How is life on a beautiful island that also happens to be Shangri La for rodents? We head out and talk with several islanders to get their stories.

Dinah D's Music Studio

January 13th, 2019


In this premiere episode, we visit Dinah D., long-time islander and leader/co-founder of the multi-award winning children’s entertainment group, The …

Series Trailer

January 13th, 2019


Podcast series launched January 2019.

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