The UnDad Podcast

33 EpisodesProduced by Trent Wilkie

The UnDad Podcast is a podcast about family and how you are formed by your environment. Created by Trent Wilkie, a journalist, humourist, producer, husband, and stay-at-home father of two located in Alberta, Canada. Visit him at

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Did they make the right choice?

December 5th, 2018

In this episode I chat with former NHLer and current radio host Jason Strudwick. We cover topics ranging from adoption, hockey, parenthood, poetry, …

The Questioneer

November 28th, 2018

In this episode, Trent answers the many, many questions that his rabid fanbase* sent in to him. Some of them are funny, some sincere, and some are about corn nuts. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the …

No biting

November 21st, 2018

This bad boy goes off the rails in all the best ways possible. I chat with the hilariously enabling Christine Bruckmann about the new Alberta Museum, legalized marijuana, how much I hate lentils, being a crazy parent, …

Julie Rohr Part 2

November 13th, 2018

In no specific order: Julie and I talk about the 'D' word, journalism, connecting to people you can't connect to, understanding, being brought up …

Julie Rohr Part 1

November 7th, 2018

If you don't know who Julie Rohr is you are truly missing out. Currently battling a rare form of cancer, Jules is defined by her infectious smile, …

The good Witch of the true North

October 29th, 2018

I catch up with Lindsey McNeill about what it is like to be adopted as an adult, how her and her mom are writing a book about the experience, and …

I moved back

October 23rd, 2018

In this episode I catch up with Antonio Bavaro (alter drag ego Connie Lingua) and chat about Montreal, excessive nostalgia, family influence, and his newest endeavour that will spotlight the Edmonton queer and trans …

Both of those masters are served

October 16th, 2018

In this episode I interview Dave Bidini about his new book 'Midnight Light' and all things artistic and important. Stay tuned after the credits for a bonus interview. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by …

What if people want to bring their own dogs?

October 9th, 2018

In this episode, I speak with Ainsley Hillyard and Jezebel about sharing the stage, pooping on stage, their sci fi show 'Jezebel, at the Still …

Know what I mean jelly bean?

October 2nd, 2018

In this one, I talk to myself about the upcoming changes to the UnDad podcast. I talk Metro Shorts, Metro Cinema, Edmonton Comedy Festival, Up Late …

It's like nothing else

September 26th, 2018

Elizabeth Wilkie is not only my mechanic, she is my wife. Join us as we talk about our worries for the future, the past, and the future past. With a special cameo from Little Hell. This episode is powered by ATB and …

Thus far in review with producer Andrew Paul

September 19th, 2018

Having Andrew Paul as a producer is like having a wizard/scientist friend that, no matter how under the influence you are, supports your crazy ideas …

Never use it as an excuse

September 11th, 2018

Mr. Owen Brierley is a delight to talk to. Join us as we chat about what it is like growing up being legally deaf, what a lawnmower parent is, and …

I have a ghost in my head and I call it Garglemax

September 5th, 2018

I got an implant that connects to a wizard class synthetic user interface. It's like 'Alexa' that only I can hear. It's for science. Everything is fine.

Who would win in a fight, Mr. Rogers or Jesus?

August 29th, 2018

Scott C. Bourgeois and I talk about our respective adoptions, what part of your body you should eat first if you were trapped on an island, all the …

Jana O'Connor PT 2

August 22nd, 2018

The second of two parts of our Jana O'Connor interview (please listen to the first one if you already haven't). To get to the point: Jana is a jewel in the crown of the Canadian arts scene. She is triple H (not the …

Jana O'Connor PT 1

August 15th, 2018

As the Etruscans put it, this one was a doozy. Join me and Jana O'Connor as we cover everything from antiquated idioms to how to butt in line at the dentist (and everything in between). We talked so long that I had to …

I think the Jedi have it all wrong

August 8th, 2018

There is some rampant nerdery as Darren Pleavin and I talk horror movies, horror feelings, invisible motorcycles, family horror, and some scary stuff …

His Dumbledore is Shit

August 2nd, 2018

Garglemax handles the heavy lifting while I talk shop with Dave Breakenridge, the Managing Editor of the Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, and Edmonton Examiner. Topics covered: Helicopter parents, swearing, ADHD, Harry …

I'm still doing comedy

July 25th, 2018

Ken Valgardson answers the phone for a content over audio quality interview. We chat comedy, teaching, parenting, and child bowels. It truly is a …

We're heroes

July 18th, 2018

A rousing conversation with Elena Porter where we talk about being an actor and parent, the great Arlington Apartment fire of 2005, murder, and buying a horse. Powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast …

Porch Fire

July 11th, 2018

Laughter, a short Western novella, and Elizabeth does her best to tell the future while translating 'baby'.

'Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch

July 4th, 2018

Interviews, soundscapes, and a twisted children's fairytale that is most definitely not for children. Alternate title: The Supple People.

I love the rain

June 27th, 2018

A Richard Attenborough-esque escape into a vast wet landscape filled with drugs, nudity, and a random sense of personal responsibility.

Werewolves of Wondon

June 20th, 2018

The UnDad is away with the pagans at North Country Fair leaving Garglemax to do all the work. There is a little bit of everything, and everyone, in this glitter box.

I'm going to sing you guys a song

June 13th, 2018

Cartoonist, journalist and fatherist Chad Hukulak joins Team UnDad to talk about personal art, lying, and why one shouldn't pay for their child's …


June 6th, 2018

This is Garglemax. I hacked into the UnDad's phone and Google Home. Welcome to some random silliness.

Kathleen Smith part 2: The sleeping bag shuffle

May 30th, 2018

Part 2 of our interview with Kathleen Smith (@KikkiPlanet). We talk about coping with masturbation, dealing with sports based emotions, and getting …

Twitter pain in the ass

May 23rd, 2018

Part one of our interview with Kathleen Smith (@KikkiPlanet). We talk about coping with the death of a child, being an opinionated woman on social …

Deal With It

May 15th, 2018

Brent Felzien espouses his trepidation of teaching his kids about hte Internet and why it actually does take teamwork to make a dream work. Thank you …

I Slit The Sheets

May 9th, 2018

Wherein we chat with Gaia Willis and what it is like to come out to your teenage child (who doesn't really care). Thank you to Andrew Paul and the …

Space Age Dreamscape

May 2nd, 2018

I chat with Laurel Gregory about being a parent and why pot is overrated. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the …

Gandalf is my co-pilot

April 25th, 2018

I chat with Brahm Ollivierre about being a dad and why it is totally normal for a grown man to climb dangerous trees. Visit him here at …
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