History of Vikings with Noah Tetzner

This podcast was so exciting! Some of you already know I am currently studying the Norse for my Masters program. I listen to Noah’s Podcast all the time, and his guests are incredibly interesting. “It’s interesting to note that [women] would have more rights than contemporary societies” At one point in the conversation, I got…

LGBTQ+ Oppression and its Roots with Ryan Wildgoose

Ryan is currently studying for his PhD in Humanities. In this podcast, he covers the history from England to Canada, from the sixteenth to the current century. “…the Criminal Law Amendment Act was enacted in 1969. It decriminalised homosexuality in Canada, there were still restrictions on it though…” This interview was taped in an office,…

Jólabókaflóðið

#PetitPod You might have heard of this tradition through Memes or social media shares, but let’s see if we can find more information! This tradition seems very simple, yet extremely rewarding. So join me in understanding Jólabókaflóðið a tad better.

History of the English Language with Dr. Mark Sundaram + Bonus Episode

This episode is a perfect blend of my two favourite subjects: Linguistics and History! It was a great conversation with Dr. Mark Sundaram about the History of the English Language. Caxton […] started printing English for the first time. And it’s quite important where he starts his business, in terms of what English looks like…

Les conciles et la Bible avec le Père Constantin Kazadi

Voici notre première émission complètement en français! Aujourd’hui nous causons avec le Père Constantin Kazadi au sujet de l’évolution des conciles. De plus, il a discuté de plusieurs aspects de la Bible.  … les droits canoniques. C’est-à-dire l’ensemble des lois et règles qui organisent la vie de l’Église. [Ils ont] hérité les résolutions du concile…

Cannons & Gunpowder with Joe Warner

November means more talks about war machinery! Today we talk with Joe Warner about the evolution of cannons and gunpowder.  It was a dance between how much powder you could use to make this thing go, versus how much will it take to blow up the cannon. Since Joe has a History degree, we love…

Feast Day & Saint Andrew

#PetitPod This episode is another Feast Day, but with Saint Andrews! He is the Patron Saint of many areas, including among others Barbados, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Sicily, Russia, Romania, and Ukraine. Interestingly, he is also the Patron Saint of the U.S. Army Rangers. Today we talk about the role he had in…

War Tanks with Elias Parent

Welcome to the world of Tanks! Today we chat with Elias Parent about war Tanks. His passion for everything about World Wars is evident when he speaks about the subject. The heavy tanks had a big gun, big armour, they were really slow but they were tough. The medium tanks were a jack-of-all-trades, […] with…

Remembrance Day & Poppies

#PetitPod Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. Among other things, we honour the soldiers who served to protect our country, and their sacrifices to keep us safe during armed conflicts. In this Podcast episode, we delve into the reasons for celebrating this day, and why the poppy is its national symbol. Lest we forget. Nous…

Enlistment during WW1 with Patrick Beaudry

Welcome again! This is an episode to lead us into next week, with the Remembrance Day that is celebrated in Canada on November 11th every year. Patrick speaks to us about the social pressures to enlist during the First World War, as well as social pressures that created resistance to enlistment. This topic was his…

Greek and Roman Sexuality with Dr. Aven McMaster

Welcome to the episode! Dr. McMaster and I met this summer through the Podcasting world. She has kindly helped me navigate the new waters of this world. Make sure to check out the Endless Knot Podcast that she co-hosts with her husband. Through listening to her Podcast and talking with her on multiple occasions, I…

Leif Erikson

#PetitPod On October 9th in the United States, they celebrate Leif Erikson Day! Although I am not from the US, I figured since Canada is part of North America, I could get away with celebrations too! Leif Erikson did leave a mark on Canada, and we can recognise him for it today. “Leif was tall…

Feast Day & Saint Francis of Assisi

#PetitPod This episode is about the beginning of Feast Day (today!) with Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the Patron Saint of animals, ecology, and merchants. According to Wolf : “Even secular scholars, bent on approaching the saint from a more detached historical perspective, have invariably, if inadvertently, left Francis on the pedestal where they…

Leonardo da Vinci with Emma Skrypchuk

Welcome to this episode! Emma and I were in some history classes together, and although our special interests are not completely identical (Vikings versus the Ancient World), we both agree that da Vinci is cool. Like, very cool. 😉 “There was no such thing as a ridiculous question for Leonardo da Vinci…. He would ask…

Franco-Ontarians

#PetitPod in English & français On this day celebrated by Franco-Ontarians, this is a special bilingual PetitPod with a brief History, as well as short clips done by members of this community. * “…c’est qui je suis…je suis fier de ma langue et de ma culture…c’est vraiment un privilège…j’ai un accent pas tout à fait…

Fallout Video Game with Quinn Blanchard + Bonus Episode

This is the first Video Game History episode. What an amazing world to discuss with Quinn! Quinn wore his Fallout vault shirt for the recording, which was a perfect addition to his description of the different video game versions. We ended up talking in detail about his passionate pastime, so long in fact that I…

China & Hong Kong with Dr. Hoi Cheu + Bonus Episode

On another rainy day in August, I spent some time in Dr. Cheu’s home office discussing the news that were unfolding in Hong Kong. These events were important to discuss, because the professor grew up in Hong Kong. There were a few personal stories that peppered the interview, and these highlighted the vast differences between…

Champagne with Stephanie Piché

And on to the Second Episode! Stephanie and I met many years ago when we were in BPW (Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women ), a group encouraging women in business ventures. This particular recording was done minutes after a serious downpour of torrential rain, followed by thunder and lighting. There might be some small…

Lews Castle

#PetitPod Welcome to the first PetitPod episode!* Today I would love to share with you about Lews Castle. This stark yet stunning building has an interesting history. Groome describes the landscape as: “…so beautiful and well laid out that both gardens and grounds compare favourably with any in Scotland…” This castle was a fun choice,…

Charlie Chaplin with Jerry Arbs

This is my First Episode Jerry and I met a while ago, running in the same photography/videography and entrepreneur circles. However, we got a chance to talk more at length this year at a wedding, and I realised how much he knew about a variety of subjects, as well as just how fun he was…