Vancouver Is Awesome

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We sat down with Jason Pleym to talk about meat. He and his wife, Margot, are the co-founders of Two Rivers Specialty Meats. Based in North Vancouver, Two Rivers has grown to become nearly synonymous with meat in the city, particularly because
Cathy Browne wears many hats: She does PR, she's a photographer, she's an activist and advocate, she does stand-up comedy and improv, and she teaches photography to elementary school kids. And she happens to be legally blind. We chat with Cath
Imagine you are a young professional woman calling a meeting with your co-workers to make a profound revelation: You are transgender. That's exactly what Lauren Sundstrom did a couple of years ago, as part of her ongoing journey to live her aut
How do you like your Caesar? The beloved Canadian cocktail is celebrating a milestone this year, and is marking its half-century as our national adult beverage. In honour of the occasion, there's a new book out called The Caesar. 50 Years. 50 S
This week's episode features two fantastic Vancouver women. First up, we talk to Randa Salloum, the Founder and Creative Director of CIEL Creative Marketing, the co-founder of pop-up consignment warehouse sale Archive, and a well-known local
We sit down for some drinks and a chat with Alex Hamer, founder of the upcoming BC Distilled event. Now in its sixth year, BC Distilled has grown alongside the province's micro-distilling scene. We pour a few special samples and get into the s
Restaurant consultant and hospitality expert Brad Bodnarchuk joins the podcast to answer the questions: what do customers look for when dining out in Vancouver? Which restaurants are slaying the game? And why should we always make a pit stop in
We are switching things up from the usual routine so that we can bring to you Tip of the Tongue, a seriously playful take on this week's news from Vancouver and pop culture. Hosted by V.I.A.'s own Adam Nanji, Tip of the Tongue pits Vancouver Is
At 26 years old, Vancouver native Elizabeth Rose became the youngest Canadian to reach the peak of the Seven Summits - the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. And, because she's not a total millennial slacker, she wrote a memoir
This week on the V.I.A. Podcast we're joined by Josh Rimer, the Vancouver vlogger who has just been named Mr. Gay Canada. Wait, what? There's such a thing as "Mr. Gay Canada"? Yes, there is. And Rimer explains to us how he came to hold the tit
Casey-Jo Loos from The Peak 102.7fm has published a book of what she describes as self help poetry, and it just might be the inspiration you were looking "to feel more understood, more seen, and to feel a little less alone." Casey-Jo talks abou
Andrew Knapp is the owner/friend of Vancouver's most famous Instagram dog. He brought the world famous border collie, Momo, in to our studio to talk about life as an influencer, his work as a photographer over the past 18 years and about actual
More than a decade after the Robert Pickton trial wrapped up, some families of the victims are still waiting to put the remains of their loved ones to rest. Glacier Media investigative reporter, Jeremy Hainsworth, shares the story he recently b
Time Colonist newspaper columnist and author Jack Knox talks about his latest book, 'On The Rocks' and reads a chapter from it.
We look back on the year that was and share a load of our favourite Vancouver things in 2018!
This week on the V.I.A. Podcast we get to know Fanny Lam, the Metro Vancouver-based blogger behind the site Oh Sweet Day! Lam, who came to Vancouver from Hong Kong several years ago, got to know her new city through food and blogging. Now she
Shelley Bolton from East Van Roasters tells us how craft chocolate is made and talks about the social enterprise that sparked this DTES cafe and chocolate shop.
Known as "The Und8ables", Megan Edwards and Janet Reynolds wrote a book sharing some awful, hilarious dating stories. They sit with Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer this week to share some of those stories, sharing insight on how to find
Josh Bloch of the podcast 'Escaping NXIVM' discusses this bizarre case involving a self help group which seems to have turned into a sex cult, and its ties to Vancouver.
Author Eve Lazarus discusses her latest book, Murder by Milkshake, about a 1965 murder by a CKNW personality in Vancouver. In this episode Lindsay and Bob also talk about a new umbrella-sharing business, rain in Vancouver in general and a vinta
Vancouver's mayor-elect joins Lindsay and Bob to talk his old band, Vancouver as a No Fun City, a possible ward system, ride sharing, campaign financing, if he smokes cannabis and more. Also discussed in this episode is the 2018 election in gen
Author and cannabis journalist Amanda Siebert joins Lindsay and Bob to talk about her new book, "The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life". Also discussed: the municipal election, Vij's restaurant, and the large sockeye
The founders of FEAST Asian Dining Festival join Lindsay and Bob to discuss what this new Vancouver food fest is all about.
Todd Talbot from Love It or List It sits down with Lindsay and Bob to talk about his strategy around real estate investment, charity, and life as a father bringing up kids in Vancouver.
Vancouver author and music reporter Andrea Warner discusses her new book, 'Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography'. Hosts Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer also discuss the Vancouver election mayoral debate they co-moderated, old Van
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