On this episode of the Epic Phelan podcast I sit down with Visha Loo, she is the most adorable freak in the world, weirdo by day and by night, and founder of Lube Lucha - an EPIC wrestling show that you just have to check out!
Ryan Phelan: website | facebook | twitter | instagram
Visha Loo/Lube Lucha: website | facebook | twitter | instagram
On this episode of the Hope Motivates Action podcast I am once again in the hot-seat. Rachel Di Martino is the owner of Geek Unicorn. Geek Unicorn makes women-driven businesses stand out online like a Unicorn in a field of horses. We discuss the importance of implementing Hope at home and at work.
Lindsay Recknell | Expert in Hope: website | facebook | instagram | linkedin
Rachel Di Martio | Geek Unicorn: website | facebook
“How bad do you guys want to get out of your day job?” Derek Bostock joins us this week to share the story of how asking this question led to he and his business partners opening Red Deer’s newest craft brewery, Sawback Brewing.
When Derek asked his now business partners to quit their day jobs he had already long since established himself as a successful entrepreneur and risk taker with his other business, the Red Deer Shooting Centre. The entrepreneurial spirit runs in Derek’s blood, and he recalls the story of how his family first came to Red Deer when he was only a year old. His father and grandfather ran a frame shop for heavy trucks and trailers, a super specialized business that like many in Saskatchewan at the time was being ravaged by the recession at the time, and so they packed up the entire family and hit the road heading to Red Deer to start fresh.
This penchant for risk taking hit Derek early too, moving to Calgary at just 18 when he was still a self-described “typical Red Deer shit head” and new he needed to get out of Red Deer to get some clarity and reinvent himself. With only 20 bucks in his pocket he arrived in the city and took a job at a car dealership on commission, a huge risk that paid off. 8 years later after working his way up the ladder he was asked to come back to Red Deer to help his family open a parts division in the business.
Shortly after coming back to Red Deer Derek started getting into shooting and realized there was nowhere to shoot indoors in town, so he opened the Red Deer Shooting Centre. Having not yet had his fill of challenges in running businesses in highly regulated industries he decided to expand into brewing next. He started home brewing roughly 5 years ago when only Drummond and Troubled Monk were on the scene, and while at the time they thought they’d be able to take their time but once they saw the craft beer industry in Alberta start to ramp up they knew they had to do it now, and Sawback brewing was born.
Let’s Meet For A Beer!
Alberta Beer Festivals: website | twitter | instagram
Sawback Brewing: website | twitter | instagram
Red Deer Shooting Centre: website | twitter | instagram
"I"m a hacker, not a fighter"The jig is up - the Slacks family is caught with their slacks down. Can the party make a slick getaway from Pepper and Flint? Meanwhile, a tantalizing offer from a rival - but can they be trusted?Countdown ClocksAlbum Art: https://i.imgur.com/STlcJe3.jpgArtwork by Trevor GeiskeAudio Production by Astronomic AudioFeaturing:Jake as The GMAlex as GarrettCristina as OliviaDan as TissShubert as BunkSupport the Show:Patreon | EtsyContact Us:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |Discord | Email | hobcast.com"Beachfront Property", "Mourning Sunrise", "Deadlines", "Utter Cruelty", "Lord and Saviour", "Thoughts", "Draconian Money", "Henderson"John Julius (john-r-julius.bandcamp.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
It’s your friend when you have no friend at the bar, it’s the local arts and culture magazine you find at every cool place in town… it’s Beatroute Magazine, and this episode we talk with the magazine’s Associate Editor and Founder Brad Simm about the publication’s scrappy beginnings and exciting future.
Beatroute was founded by Brad and a former student of his at MRU, Glenn. At the time it first started popping up in cool venues and spaces across Calgary the now defunct FFWD was still a staple in the world of free arts & culture magazines. Jonathan wants to get to the bottom of what Brad and Glenn did right to not only survive when FFWD could not but continue to thrive today. This was likely because of their difference in business model - FFWD followed what Brad describes as “the old model,” which meant a full writing team where-as Beatroute had simply started out as a DIY rock n roll magazine they were all doing for beer money.
Today Beatroute’s reach is wider than ever. Brad explains the process of being approached by a company based out of Toronto that wanted to take the magazine national, and his selling of the assets to the paper, which basically just means he got to sell them his printer debt! This also meant that Brad would take on a new role as Associate Editor, and his cofounder Glenn now holds the title of Editor in Chief. The format of the magazine has changed a little, with the first half the same Canada wide and the back half filled with content specific to where in the country you’r reading it.
Beatroute has also adopted an editorial approach he describes as “less editorial is more”, making it a very graphic focused paper. This is in many ways a result of how print media has changed, and reflective of the effect that Twitter has had on the way that they write. Brad explains that the purpose of print itself has changed too, where in the past the magazine was the main event the purpose today is to drive traffic to their website. While many people have mixed feelings about the decline of print as a medium Brad is quick to point out the strengths of an internet publication, in particular the fact that the lack of a page count to justify allows you to tell stories that would have never been written about before.
After the break Nick and Jonathan have a paranormal conversation with Mama T. She shares a personal ghost story, and then Nick and T reveal the extra-terrestrial nature of some of the patrons at the taproom...
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