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Check out my conversation with Holly Barclay!

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We chat about:

  • Why Holly chose to become a librarian and archivist
  • What the process of becoming a librarian and archivist has been like
  • How Ford’s government has impacted libraries in Ontario
  • Working with plants
  • Holly’s favourite bee facts
  • Navigating pregnancy and childbirth as a feminist in a rural area
  • Becoming a mother- and the identity shift associated with it
  • Care work, emotional labour, and asking for what we need
  • How Holly’s work keeps her well
  • and more!

Featured Tunes:
At the Library by Green Day
Lions and Tigers by Sleater Kinney
Prelude No. 7 of Book 1 (Debussy) by Daniel Weirsma
Braille by Regina Spektor

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Check out my conversation with Jeff Bray!

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We talk about:

  • Jeff’s history in the food industry and what he loves about it
  • What brought Jeff back to Northumberland County and why he’s chosen this place to grow his family
  • Cultivate festival– how it started, why it started, how it’s growing, and what to expect this year
  • and more!

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Check out my conversation with Shelley Simester!

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We talk about:

  • How she became a professional actor
  • What she’s worked on in the past, what she’s working on now, what she’s doing next
  • Shelley’s advice for young people who are interested in becoming professional actors
  • How Shelley’s work keeps her well

and more!

Featured Music by:
The Slivers
Kate Suhr
Clan Hannigan & friends
The Weber Brothers

Check out my interview with Maureen Pollard!

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Maureen has worked in the field of social work since 1991. In private practice since 2011, Maureen is a specialist in traumatic bereavement, helping individuals, families and groups navigate life after losses, including pregnancy and infant loss, child death, suicide loss, homicide loss and sudden or accidental death. Maureen is a certified Compassionate Bereavement Care provider, and she is trained in RTS Bereavement Care (Resolve Through Sharing). In June 2019, she published The Twentieth Year: A Memoir of Miscarriage, a book that tells the story of her journey through multiple miscarriages to parenthood, and how her personal grief experiences influences her work.

 

Social work website: maureenpollardmsw.com 

Author website: maureenmwrites.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MaureenPollardMSW/

Twitter and Instagram handle: @rhythmsinlife 

We talk about:

  • What inspired her to get into social work and specialize in the things she does
  • What kind of training she draws from in her professional practice
  • Her book, “The Twentieth Year: Memoirs of Miscarriage”
  • The process of writing and publishing her book
  • Being public about recurrent miscarriage and early pregnancy
  • Pregnancy after recurrent miscarriage
  • Grief and peoples’ reactions to it
  • How to maintain professional boundaries as someone working with people who have also experienced recurrent pregnancy loss (and other types of traumatic loss)
  • What Maureen wants people to know about recurrent pregnancy loss
  • What Maureen wants youth and parents of youth to know about mental health and suicide
  • How Maureen’s work has contributed to her being well

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Featured Music by:

Sincere Engineer
David Newland
Ellen Torrie
Cale Crowe

 

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE!

 

Check out my conversation with Sarah Kennedy of Lakeview Doggy Daycare and Boarding!

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We talk about:
– Sarah’s love for dogs and her daily tasks at the kennel
– How Sarah got to a place where she owns her own business
– Sarah’s other random skills (she’s a costumer!!)
– What Sarah needs from her clients to make for the best experience for everyone (especially their pups!)
– An update on the renovations currently happening at the kennel
– Why Lakeview doesn’t discriminate against breeds or use cages
PMDD, self-diagnosis, and barriers to talking about and treating women’s health
– Sarah’s volunteer work with Take Back the Night: Port Hope
and more!

Featured Tunes by:
Wayne Kennedy
Avem
Backyard Riot
Deviants and the Odd Man Out

Celebrate one year of nothing exists by listening to this special episode featuring a live audience!

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Featuring the top 10 things I have learned from Nothing Exists and updates from two fan-favourite episodes!

10 Things I’ve Learned from One Year of Nothing Exists:

10. People rarely listen to what you say (the first time). They hear their own beliefs that they project on to what you say.
9. Everyone has their own weird speech pattern.
8. Everyone has a story, a reason, a perspective behind their reactions.
7. My perspective of myself in a conversation always changes when I listen back to it after.
6. Technology is HARD and it’s been a great practice in asking for help to be able to learn this skill.
5. There’s a lot of value in having a creative outlet while going through hard stuff.
4. The people who start off believing they have nothing interesting to say are usually the ones who give the best interviews.
3. People (especially men) are really intimidated by strong, intelligent women and pushback is part of the gig.
2. Everyone requires a different style of interviewing and everyone reacts differently to content throughout. Every human experience is 100% individual.
1. Sometimes, you just have to go where the story is.

The updates are from:
Harmony Page
Cailey McCormack

The poem performed at Imaginate and the interview after was with:
Smokii Sumac

The Live In-Studio Audience is:
Cameron Knapp
Avril Ewing
Kira Gelineau
Dana Petrillo
Ashley Bouman
Zoey Carey

Featured Tunes:
Parade by My Son the Hurricane
Least Resistant by Lee Resistant & The Lost
Talking to Them by Sorrey
Legalized It! by Port Hope Reggae Patrol