Tartan Day

#PetitPod You might have heard of this tradition and wondered “What is Tartan Day?” This tradition is celebrated in Canada, but also internationally. So join me in understanding Tartan Day and celebrate this lovely tradition with a wee dram or some shortbread! For References, click HERE

Landscape and Folklore with Siân Esther Powell

This was an incredible podcast with Siân, the host of Celtic Myths and Legends Podcast . Listeners of her podcast will appreciate her witty answers and lilting laugh. She absolutely delighted me with her knowledge! Though a storm was raging and the interwebs was playing tricks, the recording came out pretty clear. I hope you…

Yeadon Riots in 1853 with Dr. Todd Webb

*** A Quick note to inform that this podcast was recorded before the 2020 Pandemic broke out. Our interview and subsequent photo together was in very normal circumstances! *** I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Webb recently. His research on the events that occurred in Yeadon was very interesting. Who could have predicted the…

Richard Henry, Father of Conservation with Thomas Rillstone

This was an incredible podcast with Thomas, the host of History of Aotearoa New Zealand podcast. Listeners of his podcast know he is serious about New Zealand history, which he approaches with loads of information, peppered with humour and his infectious laugh. “…Henry predicts that specifically the kākāpō, but other species as well, will go…

Privacy in 18th Century London with Dr. Paula Humfrey

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Humfrey recently, and her informative answers to my thousands of questions were incredible. She recounted with detail some aspects of London during the 1700s, and the image given simply pulled me in. “Privacy […], it is a really interesting microcosm to explore the concept of privacy. Because it…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…