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The Calgarian

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The Calgarian features in-depth conversations with notable, creative and interesting people in Calgary. From poets to journalists, musicians to activists, these are the folks working to build community but who are often unknown to the wider city. Hosted and produced by Taylor Lambert, The Calgarian … read more

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#17 - Sue-Shane Tsomondo

July 13th, 2020

#17 - Sue-Shane Tsomondo

Sue-Shane Tsomondo is the creator of Sue's Stokvel, an online platform dedicated to sharing and highlighting Black …

Live: Expressions Open Mic

May 8th, 2020

Live: Expressions Open Mic

Recorded at the February Expressions spoken word open mic at Cafe Koi, with feature performer Sholley Powell. This sounds …

#16 - Cheryl Foggo

March 12th, 2020

#16 - Cheryl Foggo

Cheryl Foggo is a writer, playwright, filmmaker, and historian whose work explores black history and the black experience in western Canada. Her book Pourin' Down Rain is celebrating its 30th …

Live: Womxn's March / Taking Strides

January 20th, 2020

Womxn's March / Taking Strides

1:44 - Adora …

#15 - Calgary Public Art Alliance

January 3rd, 2020

#15 - Calgary Public Art Alliance

Two Calgary artists, Alana Bartol and Tristan Surtees, speak on behalf of the Calgary Public Art Alliance about the …

Story: The Year In Canine Curatives

December 13th, 2019

The Year in Canine Curatives

Originally published by Hazlitt

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#14 - Femme Wave

November 5th, 2019

#14 - Femme Wave

Hayley Muir and Kaely Cormack are the badasses behind Femme Wave, a Calgary feminist arts festival in its fifth year (happening this week!). They also play in The Shiverettes and are the kindest and …

#13 - Peter Oliver

September 10th, 2019

#13 - Peter Oliver

Peter Oliver is the co-founder and president of the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, the host of two CJSW shows — The Palgary …

#12 - Meghan Grant

August 28th, 2019

#12 - Meghan Grant

Meghan Grant is the court reporter for CBC Calgary (or at least that's what she calls herself). She shares her thoughts on what it's like working the court beat, and warns about the complications of …

#11 - Kate Jacobson

August 14th, 2019

#11 - Kate Jacobson

Kate is an organizer, activist, notable Calgary socialist, and cursed bok choy grower. She also hosts the Alberta Advantage …

#10 - Hadeel Abdel-Nabi

July 30th, 2019


#10 - Hadeel Abdel-Nabi

Hadeel is a journalism student with some pretty solid freelance work under her belt already. She has a lot of thoughts about …

#9 - Jeremy Klaszus

May 28th, 2019

#9 - Jeremy Klaszus

Jeremy Klaszus has seamlessly made the transition from freelance journalist to media mogul by founding The Sprawl, a crowdfunded …

#8 - Joshua Whitehead

May 14th, 2019

#8 - Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, two-spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1) and the author of

#7 - Kevin Allen

April 30th, 2019

#7 - Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen is a community historian and the author of Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary. His passion for local LGBTQ2+ history is rivalled only by his love of chicken-crossing-the-road jokes.

#6 - Lourdes Juan

April 2nd, 2019


Lourdes Juan is a Calgary entrepreneur and the founder of the Leftovers Foundation, a non-profit organization that rescues perfectly good food bound for the trash and redirects it to those in need. (Reduce food waste! …

#5 - Shaun Hunter

March 19th, 2019


Shaun Hunter is a writer and researcher of local literary history. Her anthology book, Calgary Through The Eyes of Writers, captures the literary …

#4 - Bethel Afework

February 27th, 2019


Bethel Afework is a poet, performer, one half of the music duo BASK, and the host of the monthly open mic Raw Voices. She also aspires to split atoms.

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Mental health break

February 19th, 2019


Mental health affects all of us, in different ways and to differing degrees. Let's talk about it.

#3 - Jason Markusoff

February 5th, 2019


Jason Markusoff is a longtime Alberta journalist, having worked for many years at the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald, and now a correspondant for Maclean's magazine. He also really likes Twitter (@markusoff), and …

#2 - Cobra Collins

January 22nd, 2019


Cobra Collins is a poet of significant height who primarily works in spoken word. She has twice been shortlisted for poet laureate of Calgary, and …

#1 - Garret Smith

January 8th, 2019


Garret Smith is a Blackfoot man from the Piikani Nation, and the co-founder of the Mohkinstsis Healing Camp ( in downtown Calgary, which began as a protest against injustice and …

Introducing: The Calgarian

December 29th, 2018


The Calgarian is a new podcast featuring in-depth interviews with notable, creative and interesting people in Calgary. Hosted and produced by Taylor Lambert, The Calgarian is your window into understanding Calgary …

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