The UnDad Podcast

40 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 www.TheUnDad.com.

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MAGApause

February 14th, 2019

12:48

This is a fun little episode I threw together after the family had a fun little nugget of food poisoning. Great times! Thanks to Jana O'Connor, Lou Casemore, and Samara Von Rad for their editorial input on the title bit.

A Centurion

February 7th, 2019

26:31

This was a gas. Thanks to Andred (It's a Conspiracy), Quinn (Learning to Listen), Rylan (History of Punk), Dan (Northern Nerd), and John from Fionn …

The Bryan Baeumler experience

January 26th, 2019

39:45

Bryan Baeumler will be spitting truth at the Edmonton Renovation Show this January 25-27 (@yeghomeshows). In this episode he shares some special insights into why he is how is, how he does what he does, and why chasing …

The Jenerator

January 23rd, 2019

58:55

I don't know how or why I've been this lucky...but maybe I do. Anyway. Jenny Adams is solid people. Even though she does not understand the …

Best of The UnDad Podcast

January 16th, 2019

54:22

Sorta. I lost some episodes. I collected as most as I could. This is a month in the making. Much love to all and more coming regularly.

This …

Santa is the best

December 18th, 2018

19:26

In this edition, I read a short Christmas story I wrote last year for Apocalypse Kow's awesome annual Christmas show. Also, I recorded a performance of myself during Booty Goose's 'Weird Al Karaoke', where one takes a …

Don't mess with Noreen

December 12th, 2018

46:39

In this episode I talk with Nicola Doherty of the Alberta Mamas (albertamamas.com) about the East Coast, spoon collections, child-sized weaponry, and …

Did they make the right choice?

December 5th, 2018

29:40

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

34:20

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

56:40

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

31:25

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

36:39

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

1:03:45

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

43:31

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

17:53

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 the …

What if people want to bring their own dogs?

October 9th, 2018

39:31

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

19:16

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

49:54

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

32:46

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

1:01:31

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

21:33

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

1:03:15

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

28:47

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

36:20

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

47:19

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

41:48

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

20:57

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

1:00:19

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

12:04

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

13:11

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

8:07

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

11:16

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

34:50

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 …

Interlude

June 6th, 2018

11:48

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

27:03

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

23:06

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

33:41

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

33:10

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

36:56

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

41:19
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