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Jesse Brown: Canadaland Founder

Episode 34- Feb. 26, 2015

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This is a special episode about Podcamp Toronto.

I attended Podcamp Toronto 2015, which took place Feb.21 and 22 at the Rogers Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Cen­tre at Ryer­son Uni­ver­sity.

The schedule was loaded with interesting talks on a variety of subjects including, podcasting, digital marketing, design, social media and more.

Jesse Brown, Podcast, Canadaland, podcampI was a presenter; my session was an interview with Jesse Brown, the founder of the website and podcast “Canadaland.”

Jesse shared the details about how he launched Canadaland, secured a sponsor and produces the episodes.

I hadn’t planned on recording our chat, and by the time I thought of it the only memory card available was filled with family photos, so I didn’t record the entire interview.

Click on the arrow at the top of the page to hear a portion of our conversation.

Canadaland is Canada’s most listened to podcast (iTunes chart).

My highlights from Podcamp 2015
In random order

1 – Brian Cugelman, from AfterSpark, spoke about building websites and mobile apps that can change people’s behavior.
Follow Brian @cugelman

2- Martin Waxman.

Martin waxman, podcamp, Inside PR podcast, Certificate in Digital Strategy and Communications Management

Martin Waxman

Martin hosted a great discussion about the changing state of digital education, asking
are academic isntitutions able to keep up with the rapidly changing world of digital trends?
Martin Waxman is a social media, content marketing and communications strategist.
He is a regular on the podcast “Inside Pr.
Follow Martin @martinwaxman

3- Anthony Marco and Bob Goyetche
Their talk focused on every­thing you always wanted to know about starting a podcast.
Anthony publishes a bunch of podcasts including “The Marshall McLuhan Variety Hour” but is probably best know for his “beverage updates” on the podcast “TV eh?” which is all about Canadian television.
Follow Anthony @anthonymarco

Bob Goyetche, who spoke alongside Anthony, has been credited with helping create and develop the Canadian podcast community, he started podcasting in 2004.
Follow Bob @bobgoyetche

Here is an audio recording & images from their presentation “The Session at Podcamp That’s About Podcasting.

4- Corey Coates
Corey owns a business, Podfly, that produces podcasts & audio content for a variety of clients.
Corey’s session was all about using Adobe Audition for editing and more importantly – audio processing and clean up.
He demonstrated how to clean up bad sound recorded on Skype, which was very helpful for people like me, who care about audio quality.
Follow Corey @CoreyRyanCoates

5- Jeremy Taggart
Jeremy is a drummer, best known for playing with the band “Our Lady Peace” from 1993 until 2014.
These days he’s half of the dynamic podcasting duo “Taggart and Torrens.” Their podcast ranked
#4 on iTunes list of top podcasts in Canada.
Follow Taggart and Torrens @TAGGARTnTORRENS

6- Peter West
Peter’s presented “101 tips For Radically Better Photos.”
I didn’t get to attend his session but it was packed, and I heard from a few people that Peter was the best presenter at Podcamp.
Peter has published his list of 101 photography tips and he also offers a free “Photography 101″ course suitable for photographers using iPhones, other smart phones and DSLRs, etc.
Peter’s tips come from years travelling the world with a variety of cameras & lenses.
Follow Peter @peterwest

Show Notes
Jesse mentions he was working on the animated film: 500 Pound Planet
FreshBooks – Jesse’s first sponsor
Mesh Conference
Squarespace unveils $40 million online marketing campaign‏
Libsyn – podcast hosting services

Here’s the radio editing software Andrew Norton, that the producer at Canadaland, uses Hindenberg.
Audio Highjack Pro is what he uses to grab all the audio from a variety of online sources.

As well as working in Radio I was a founding producer on CTV’s “Open Mike with Mike Bullard.” These days Mike’s on CFRB radio. Here’s my podcast interview with Bullard, discussing how he coped with his show being cancelled (he didn’t leave the house for 3 years) and how he got a job on radio.

Photos courtesy Peter West

Lee Siegel: Actor, Singer

Episode 07-July 1st, 2013

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Recording Artist, Actor Lee Siegel

At the time of recording Lee Siegel was performing at The Stratford Festival, North America’s largest Classical repertory theatre.

Lee joined me for a candid chat about how he went from high school drama classes to Broadway.

We also discuss the inspiration behind his CD “Where is the Orchestra?” and the creative way he raised money to produce it.

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