Wine enthusiast, Ericka Wicks, and I go to a Nova Scotia vineyard, Domaine de Grand Pré, to talk about and taste Canadian wine. Is wine that was not produced in France even a thing? Is it ok to drink wine that comes in a box? What should you eat next time you’re having wine? Can we sample three different wines and not get a little buzzed? Listen to this episode and find out!
Friend of the podcast, Damian Daniels, is back and this time we’re talking about the Olympics that just happened in Rio. How many hours of sports is it humanly possible to watch per day? How did Canada and France do? Is team dressage a real thing? How do you pronounce Fu Yuanhui? Can Damian do a good Ryan Lochte? Do I laugh every couple minutes? Listen to this episode and find out!
A new episode in which the interviewer (reporter Michael Gorman) becomes the interviewee. We talk about being a journalist in rural Canada, covering the Provincial Legislature, digital reporting and the future of newspapers, as well as France’s national sport (going on strike) and facial hair.
A coast to coast interview with the author of the Stevens and Windermere thrillers, Owen Laukkanen. We talk about trains, travelling across Canada, touring in the States, his work, Canadian litterature and play a game with Margaret Atwood. Well, she wasn’t actually there, but the game was about her.
To celebrate my 4th anniversary as a permanent resident, the Slowly Becoming Canadian podcast is taking a field trip. Join me on a guided tour of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. The tour is given by a professional interpreter, I take care of the rambling part.
My guest Michael (in Vancouver, BC) and I (in Halifax, NS) go coast to coast and talk about driving across Canada. We discuss bad roads, sleeping in your car, road trip food and music, survival technics and scary diners. Oh, and the world’s largest chainsaw and the world’s largest lobster. Literally.
Fellow pub food-enthousiast Heather and I sit down to enjoy a very Canadian meal and discuss (mostly late night) food etiquette. The menu might not be the healthiest but it’s delicious: Caesar (the drink, obviously, not the salad), donair (Halifax’s new official food), poutine and Timbits. We also talk about nachos, BBQ, lobster, and of course maple syrup. Bon appétit!
Helen (who used to live ELEVEN HOURS North of Edmonton, AB) joins me to talk about what it is like to live in an isolated Canadian community: do groceries for 9 months, be pregnant when the closest hospital is more than an hour drive away, get licked by a bear and much more.
We also find out how many car accidents per year in Canada involve moose. It’s probably more than you think.
Urban planner @tealuke and I talk about cities in Canada:
Why there isn’t more of them, how there design influences people, the differences with French cities…
We also play “Real place in Canada or something I just made up”. Find out if Nottawa, ON and Climax, SK are real Canadian towns.
Sports connaisseur and friend, Damian Daniels, helps me understand North American sports and tells me what to say to no longer feel dumb around people discussing sports.
Whether you like sports or not, you’ll laugh with us.