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Blackout Podcast

A weekly Society, Culture and TV podcast featuring Israel Ekanem
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Taylor Linloff is an autistic advocate and a filmmaker in Port Hawkesbury looking to share the stories of other autistic people in rural parts of the province. Linloff is in production for a film, A Strong Name Documentary, where those stories
Martina Kelades is a trainer, speaker, writer, and podcast host at Life Out Loud Podcast.  She is also the Founder of Life Out Loud - Mental Health Consulting & Creatives - a business that incorporates creative platforms, consultation, and trai
Julia always wanted to be a hairdresser but was always told that there are better jobs. But she felt that she had to prove that it is really great job. She has faced a lot of obstacles in her journey.  But the love for the work allows her to gr
After running for Councillor of District 8 on a platform to combat Housing, Police Reform, The Environment, Racism, Infrastructure, Human Trafficking, Partnerships, and Contracts, Dylan Kennedy (he/him) decided to do positive work with the Cana
Lumi Studios is founded by Joyce Liu, a Chinese immigrant, woman entrepreneur. Joyce grew up in Shenyang, China, and moved to Halifax in 2012. In 2016, Joyce graduated from the Urban Planning program at Dalhousie University. In 2017, Her intere
Quentrel Provo is a singer, songwriter and a known activist as the Founder/ CEO of Stop the Violence Brand and Movement which he started after the tragic killing death of his close cousin Kaylin Diggs in August 2012. He took his hurt, pain, ang
 Danielle Bird is an Intuitive and Mental Health Advocate. After overcoming decades worth of morphing diagnoses & mental challenges (anxiety, depression, eating disorders, social anxiety, complex PTSD, self-harm, etc.), she now teaches & inspir
After 20 years in the Military and tours including Afghanistan, Marc retired and moved to Nova Scotia to start Devo FX.  A Special Effects makeup Studio that specializes in all sorts of effects. Devo FX makes hairpieces, Prosthetic makeup, Dent
Pasha Ebrahimi is a film and theatre professional with roots in the Maritime provinces. He is known for his work on such East Coast film and television productions as Hobo with a Shotgun, Trailer Park Boys, Pure, Call Me Fitz, Sex and Violence,
Mariah Pelley Smith is the director of Mariah International Business & Vitality. A multi-passionate entrepreneur that has merged her love for health and business. She believes the capacity of one's nervous system has a direct relationship to yo
Johnston Foster and Amie Cunningham are a husband and wife team that run Thief&Bandit, a sustainably made slow fashion brand of hand printed garments and accessories located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Amie is the founder and creative dir
Amie Cunningham is the owner/creative director of Thief&Bandit (est. 2009) a sustainably made slow fashion brand of hand printed garments and accessories located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. She received an MFA from Parsons School of Desig
Originally from Virginia, Foster has been exploring the medium of sculpture and showing his work internationally for nearly twenty-five years. An avid collector and scavenger, his sculpture is dominated by the use of found object assemblage. He
Megan Reed is a multifaceted artist living in Halifax. She thrives on seeking new creative ventures in music and film, building a career in the digital media industry.  You can find her on either side of the camera — producing social media cont
Ann Helga Denny is a Haligonian of Icelandic Canadian descent. She is a singer/songwriter and classically trained vocalist known locally for her interpretations of French 20th century songs. She also loves to sing songs in Icelandic, either tra
Templeton Sawyer is a Youth Advocate who believes in helping people and empowering people for success. His passion for volunteering in the community is defined as a person of willingness.  He has 11yrs of volunteer experience in leading differe
The band is called Advocates of Truth. They are brother duo Rajab Ally and Gallyna, who are multilingual; mixing the languages like French, English, and Swahili in their songs to interact with audiences from around the nation. Together they eme
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April is an artist and graphic designer living in Halifax. She went to college for Animation and Graphic Design. After graduating, she started to work as a graphic designer by day and an artist by night. She started selling her illustration wor
Alexa Cude started photographing at the age of 9 and hasn’t stopped since. To make it official, Alexa completed a BFA at NSCAD University in 2013 with a major in photography and a minor in fine art. Since graduating, Alexa has been working as a
Julie Arab is an actress, comedian, rapper, foodie, and YouTuber that loves making funny content for the world to be entertained by. Even though she seems like she has it all figured out, she used to struggle with her own demons and has masked
Olivia Doughart aka Liv Kate is a multi-time internationally published model and a registered acupuncturist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During the week, she works in a collaborative clinic with other healthcare professionals. Treating variou
Abigail is a British artist who settled in the Maritimes 13 years ago with her husband and three children.   She grew up endlessly drawing but abandoned art in her teens and didn’t return to it until she was 35.   In the last 7 years, she has f
Lizane Tan is a graphic designer, illustrator and letterer with a background in Graphic and Fashion Design from NSCAD University.  Growing up in the bustling city of Manila, Philippines then moving to Halifax’s serene coasts nourished her inter
On July 31st, Liam and his team attempted to run from the lighthouse in Peggys Cove, to the church memorial in Portapique. The goal, was for Liam to cover 176kms on his feet in less than 24hrs. It was ambitious, to say the least. Over the cours
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