NewfoundPod - a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland

NewfoundPod - a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland

By Debbie Wiseman
NewfoundPod is a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland, hosted by Debbie Wiseman. In each episode, I will bring you stories focusing on our unique culture and extraordinary citizens.
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NewfoundPod Episode 27: Newfoundland Ghost Stories
Today I tell you about a miracle photo and two ghost stories from Gower Street in St. John's.   Thanks so much for listening today. I hope you all enjoyed it. Links for today's episode: TheFogbank.ca Theme Music: Club Seamus by Kevin MacLeod  If you can, please leave me a review on Apple podcasts or whatever podcast app you use. I'd really appreciate it. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter, just search NewfoundPod. Instagram is also NewfoundPod. You can contact me at newfoundpod@gmail.com. Thanks so much to my supporters on Patreon. If you'd like to support me there, you can do so for as little as $1 a month. You can support me for free by sharing episodes with your friends and followers.
05:08
October 31, 2018
Newfoundpod 26: 48 Horror Film Challenge, The Foran Hotel & Mrs Dower
This time, more spookiness! I tell you (well, Elling Lien tells you) about the Nickel Festival's 48 Hour Horror Film challenge. Then I tell two classic Newfoundland ghost stories. Thanks so much for listening today. I hope you all enjoyed it. Links for today's episode: Nickel Festival's 48 Hour Horror Film challenge TheFogbank.ca TintOfInk.com interview with me! Merchandise! Theme Music: Club Seamus by Kevin MacLeod Source: incompetech If you can, please leave me a review on Apple podcasts or whatever podcast app you use. I'd really appreciate it. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter, just search NewfoundPod. Instagram is also NewfoundPod. You can contact me at newfoundpod@gmail.com. Thanks so much to my supporters on Patreon. If you'd like to support me there, you can do so for as little as $1 a month. You can support me for free by sharing episodes with your friends and followers.
10:21
October 24, 2018
Episode 25 - The Balcony by Keith Daniels - Happy Halloween, Newfoundland
Hello, and welcome back to NewfoundPod, a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman, and this is episode 25 – Happy Halloween! Yes, it's my favourite time of year again. Last year, I shared with you some spooky folk tales from Newfoundland. This year, I'll be doing that again, but this week, I wanted to do something a little different. This episode, I am going to read a spooky story written by a Newfoundland author. His name is Keith Daniels and he's written a few short and scary stories. Kids these days call them creepypastas, but I really don't like that word. I just call them scary stories. I'm old. Keith's stories take place in Newfoundland. This one ties into another one I heard being narrated recently, and I will link that telling, along with Keith's website, KeithDanielsAuthor.Wordpress.com, on the blog, and you can read more of his stories there. His work is fantastic and I hope I can do this story justice. Just a warning. This story contains some colourful language. I was going to ask permission from Keith to change it so I could maintain my clean rating, but I don't really feel comfortable asking an author if I can change their words. So I'm leaving it in. I'll be cursing a few times, so if you aren't okay with that, please stop listening and come back next week. But I hope you do stay and give it a chance. I know some of you listen with kids so I wanted to include the warning. Credits: Author Keith Daniels http://KDanielsAuthor.Wordpress.com Echoes of Time v2 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300030 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Club Seamus by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1800012 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Thanks so much for listening today. I hope you all enjoyed that. It was kind of a different thing for me, but I really had a good time with it. If you can, please leave me a review on Apple podcasts or whatever podcast app you use. I'd really appreciate it. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter, just search NewfoundPod. The site with all my previous episodes is NewFoundPod.com. You can contact me at newfoundpod@gmail.com. Thanks so much to my supporters on Patreon. If you'd like to support me there, you can do so for as little as $1 a month. You can support me for free by sharing episodes with your friends and followers. I'll be back again very soon with more spookiness. And I'll have some news on some exciting things happening with the podcast. Thanks again everyone and I'll talk to you soon!
25:49
October 10, 2018
24: NewfoundPod Episode 24 - 9/11 In Newfoundland
Tuesday will mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States. Over 200 planes were diverted from the US to Canada, and over 70 of those planes landed in Newfoundland and Labrador. There was no plan in place for this type of thing. At the time, it just wasn't something people thought could happen. At the airport in St. John's, 27 planes landed, carrying over 4,000 passengers and crew. 38 planes ended up in Gander. Over 6,000 people ended up stranded in the town, which almost doubled its population in one day. This is the story of how the province reacted. ++++ If you can, please leave me a review on Apple podcasts or whatever podcast app you use. I'd really appreciate it. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter, just search NewfoundPod. The site with all my previous episodes is NewFoundPod.com. You can contact me at newfoundpod@gmail.com. Thanks so much to my supporters on Patreon. If you'd like to support me there, you can do so for as little as $1 a
09:33
September 10, 2018
23: NewfoundPod Episode 23 - Mary Dohey
Mary Dohey isn't a household name in Newfoundland, and it seems like that's the way she wanted it. But Mary, who passed away last year at the age of 83, was an extraordinary person. She was the first living person to receive the Canadian Cross of Valour. That's the highest honour that the country awards for acts of bravery. She helped save the lives of over 100 people after a man took a plane hostage, in what would become known as The Doomsday Flight.  +++ If you can, please leave me a review on Apple podcasts or whatever podcast app you use. I'd really appreciate it. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter, just search NewfoundPod. The site with all my previous episodes is NewFoundPod.com. You can contact me at newfoundpod@gmail.com. Thanks so much to my supporters on Patreon. If you'd like to support me there, you can do so for as little as $1 a month. You can support me for free by sharing episodes with your friends and followers.
07:27
September 1, 2018
22: NewfoundPod Episode 22 - Cats & Cabot
Today I talk about the cancellation of NightLine, the Mad Catter Cafe and Discovery Day. https://www.facebook.com/madcattercafe/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/newfoundpod Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/newfoundpod  Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/newfoundpod Blog: http://NewfoundPod.com
05:14
August 17, 2018
NewfoundPod - Episode 21 - Remembering Neveah Denine - Newfoundland
This week, sadly, we lost one of our own, Neveah Denine. Neveah was a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter, and a friend to all. She passed away on Monday, having just turned nine years old. Today I'm going to tell you a little bit about this incredible young girl and the legacy she will leave of selflessness and love. [https://www.facebook.com/happinessfornevaeh/](https://www.facebook.com/happinessfornevaeh/) [https://www.facebook.com/nevaehlemonade](https://www.facebook.com/nevaehlemonade) [http://www.thetelegram.com/obituaries/nevaeh-denine-6785/](http://www.thetelegram.com/obituaries/nevaeh-denine-6785/)
03:17
August 10, 2018
20: NewfoundPod Episode 20 - The Royal St. John's Regatta
Episode 20 of Newfoundpod covers the Royal St. John's Regatta. I talked history, my personal stories, some other stories and the plans for the current year's races. Twitter: http://twitter.com/newfoundpod Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/newfoundpod Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/newfoundpod Blog: http://NewfoundPod.com
11:39
July 27, 2018
19: NewfoundPod Episode 19 - What's Up With The Podcast B'ye?
In this episode I talk about the future of the podcast, the death of Anthony Bourdain, the search for Cortney Lake and adventures in the Newfoundland subreddit. I made a bad edit in this one (probably more than one) see if you can spot it. A fun game! http://NewfoundPod.com http://twitter.com/newfoundpod http://facebook.com/newfoundpod
05:51
July 18, 2018
18: NewfoundPod Episode 18 - Parts Unknown: Newfoundland
As I promised on the Facebook page, here's my recap and thoughts on yesterday's episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown - Newfoundland. Blog: [http://newfoundpod.com/?p=340](http://newfoundpod.com/?p=340)
05:50
May 14, 2018
17: NewfoundPod Episode 17 - Lovely Mummers, A Horror Movie Set In Newfoundland
Crazy week here, but I got this episode finished....I did forget my intro though!  Here is the link to the "Lovely Mummers" Indigogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lovely-mummers-horror#/  A horror home invasion short film blending Newfoundland folklore with the tradition of Mummering. Please support if you can! I really want to see this movie get made!
03:40
April 5, 2018
16: NewfoundPod Episode 16 - Ireland and Newfoundland
This weekend is St. Patrick's Day, and that got me thinking about how closely related Newfoundland and Ireland are. Our flags, our music, our accents, our looks, our beliefs, even the look of the land are so similar, that Irish author Tim Pat Coogan has said “Newfoundland is the most Irish place in the world outside of Ireland. Today I'm going to talk about those similarities and the effect of our Irish ancestors on our province.  http://newfoundpod.com/
08:11
March 17, 2018
15: NewfoundPod Episode 15 - Vera Perlin (Extraordinary Newfoundlanders) Newfoundland
Today's episode is about the woman who was the driving force behind the Vera Perlin Society, an organization that believed children with disabilities were entitled to the same rights as any other child. Elizabeth Vera Perlin.
09:13
February 5, 2018
14: NewfoundPod Episode 14 - The Giant Squid of Newfoundland
Newfoundland holds a few Guinness World Records: the first trans-Atlantic flight, the first European settlers in North America, the earliest record of animal tracks (from 565 million years ago) and the world's largest squid.
06:23
January 15, 2018
12: NewfoundPod Episode 12: My Christmas Memories
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, whatever you celebrate and however you celebrate it. Today, I’m going to tell you how my family celebrated Christmas when I was growing up, and in the next episode I’ll be releasing today, how Newfoundlanders have traditionally celebrated.
06:38
December 26, 2017
13: Newfoundpod Episode 13 - Newfoundland Traditions
I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season. Today, I’m going to tell you about some Newfoundland Christmas traditions, some that have stuck around and most that have gone away.
05:25
December 26, 2017
11: NewfoundPod Episode 011 - Mummering In Newfoundland
Mummering in Newfoundland can be traced back to the early 1800s, and was brought here by our Irish and English ancestors. So what is mummering? During the 12 days of Christmas, a group of people, usually family and friends, dress up in costumes and visit homes in their communities. If they are 'lowed in (and they are usually 'lowed in) they put on a performance that includes dancing, playing music (hopefully someone brought their accordion) singing and telling jokes. Meanwhile, the homeowners try to guess who is in the costumes, and once they guess correctly, they can offer them food or drink. The mummers, or jannies as they are known in some places, stay a while before leaving for the next house.
06:45
December 11, 2017
No Episode This Week
No episode this week as my sinuses are killing me. I'm going to skip over the railway and release the Christmas episodes in December and do the Railway episode in January.
01:32
November 27, 2017
10: NewfoundPod Episode 010 - Hockey Night In Canada's Bob Cole - Newfoundland
Bob Cole is an announcer for NHL Hockey Night In Canada. At 84, Bob is semi-retired but still calls games from time to time on Sportsnet. He’s been broadcasting hockey in some form, including the NHL regular season and playoffs and the Olympics, for about 50 years. He won a Gemini award in 2007 for his play-by-play and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996, winning the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for Broadcast Excellence. He’s in the Newfoundland Hockey Hall of Fame. He received an honorary doctorate from Memorial University of Newfoundland and in 2016 was appointed to the Order of Canada. On this episode, I tell you about his legendary broadcasting career, but also tell you a little about the man himself. #Newfoundland This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh. HelloFresh delivers weekly recipes and fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep, so you can cook delicious, quick, and healthy meals at home. There’s three different plans so you should be able to find s
15:15
November 14, 2017
9: NewfoundPod Episode 009 - Happy Halloween!
Today's episode of NewfoundPod brings you three stories from storyteller, author and folklorist Dale Jarvis. You can find Dale's books at FlankerPress.com or at Amazon (links on NewfoundPod.com). I’m on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at NewfoundPod. Please subscribe and leave me a review on iTunes or Apple Podcasts. I’ll be back in two weeks with the story of a famous and proud Newfoundlander. Talk to you then!
12:05
October 31, 2017
A Quick Note On A Change For NewfoundPod
Hello, just a quick note this week from me about the podcast. I'm going to be changing things up a bit. First of all, the Halloween episode will be released on Tuesday. After that, I'm going to start releasing episodes every 2 weeks. Believe it or not, this little podcast is actually a lot of work. I didn't realize how much work until I got into it. I don't know how people release long episodes weekly. But, I do this all on my own, and I love doing it, and I don't ever want to feel like it's a burden, or that I'm rushing to tell the stories. Maybe when I'm a more experienced podcaster, it won't take me so long to write, record & edit, and I can go back to a weekly format, but for now, I think this is what will work best for me. I'm also changing the release day to Tuesday. So after the Halloween episode, I'll be back with a new episode on November 14th. Thanks so much for your support, I really appreciate it. Talk to you soon!
00:54
October 26, 2017
8: NewfoundPod Episode 008 - Haunted Bell Island, Newfoundland
In this second week of my Haunted Newfoundland series, I’m going to tell you about Bell Island, which is supposedly the most haunted island in North America. Let’s see if you agree by the time you finish this episode. Check out the site for links and photos at NewfoundPod.com, I’m on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at NewfoundPod. Please subscribe and leave me a review on iTunes or Apple Podcasts. I’ll be back next week with more scary stories.
05:57
October 20, 2017
7: NewfoundPod Episode 007 - Newfoundland Ghost Stories
This week, I bring you part one of my Halloween series on the spookier side of Newfoundland - Ghost stories from St. John's.
14:54
October 13, 2017
6: NewfoundPod Episode 006 - Dorothy Wyatt - NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland
Dorothy Wyatt was the first female councillor and first female mayor of St. John’s. She’s one of only two female mayors in the 115 year history of the city council. She actually had a lot of “firsts” in her life. I read that she rejected the label “pioneer”, but I think that’s exactly what she was. She blazed the trail for women in so many ways.
08:40
October 6, 2017
5: NewfoundPod Episode 005 – The Newfoundland Herald and Geoff Stirling - NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland
A look at the Newfoundland Herald, created by Geoff Stirling #Newfoundland #Newfoundpod #GeoffStirling #NTVNL
10:09
September 29, 2017
NewfoundPod: No show this week!
No show this week because I'm not well.
00:35
September 20, 2017
NewfoundPod Episode 004: The 1929 Tidal Wave of Newfoundland
On November 18, 1929, an #earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 occurred on the Grand Banks of #Newfoundland. This caused a tsunami that affected hundreds of people. These are their stories.
20:01
September 15, 2017
NewfoundPod Episode 003 - The 1775 Hurricane in Newfoundland
Episode 3 focuses on a huge but mostly forgotten hurricane that devastated Newfoundland back in 1775. Then, a little mermaid talk. #Hurricane #Newfoundland #Mermaids #NewfoundPod
08:36
September 8, 2017
1: NewfoundPod Episode 001 - An Introduction to NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland
In this "first" episode I talk about who I am and why I started this podcast, and explain what it will be about.
05:00
August 26, 2017
Coming Soon - NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland
A quick hello from NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland. Visit: http://NewfoundPod.com http://twitter.com/newfoundpod http://instagram.com/instagram http://facebook.com/NewfoundPod Music Credit: Fiddles McGinty Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
00:15
August 12, 2017
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