Beneath Vancouver Radio
Welcome to Beneath Vancouver Radio!
My name is Aaron and in this podcast I have open and authentic conversations with creatives, entrepreneurs and business owners within the Vancouver area.
My goal with this podcast is to hopefully inspire the future generation of our community and spark the passion that we all have inside of us.
I hope you enjoy!
My name is Aaron and in this podcast I have open and authentic conversations with creatives, entrepreneurs and business owners within the Vancouver area.
My goal with this podcast is to hopefully inspire the future generation of our community and spark the passion that we all have inside of us.
I hope you enjoy!
Ep. 67 - Gabriel Wong (WestCoast SCI) - "Building A Grass-Roots Community"
In Episode 67 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with founder of WestCoast SCI, a local physiotherapy that has various locations around the Lower Mainland. Gabriel shares the early start of WestCoast SCI 10 years ago, and how it led to the business it is today. Gabriel talks about the difficulty of wearing multiple hats as an entrepreneur, and the resources that are available for people to look at. Thanks again to everyone tuning in - this will be our last episode of 2021. Thank you for all your support! ~ OUR SOCIALS ~ Website Podcast Instagram Facebook ~ CONNECT WITH GABRIEL~ Instagram Website
December 23, 2021
Ep. 66 - Chris Hobbs (TTT Studios) - "How to Find Your All-Star Team"
In Episode 66 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with co-founder and president of TTT Studios, a local digital innovation studio that aims to create software that impacts a billion lives. Chris shares the early stages of being an entrepreneur and the importance of finding your core group of co-founders when building a business. He also shares the truth of the "entrepreneurial plunge" and the risks that it carries. Lastly, Chris also talks about the future of tech and how Vancouver can be at the forefront of its growth. Thanks again for listening and hope you enjoyed! ~ OUR SOCIALS ~ Website Podcast Instagram Facebook ~ CONNECT WITH CHRIS & TTT STUDIOS~ Instagram Website
November 25, 2021
Ep. 65 - Vivan (kyth + kyn) - "Staying True to Yourself"
In Episode 65 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with Vivian from kyth+kyn, a local business that provides a modern take on the traditional Chinese herbal shops. Throughout the episode, Vivian shares the intimate backstory behind the brand and the meaning behind the name. She also talks about the importance of work-life balance and how quickly burnout can affect you. We also talk more about her hobbies and interest outside of her business and she shares her latest Netflix binge. Thanks again for listening and hope you enjoyed! ~ OUR SOCIALS ~ Website Podcast Instagram Facebook ~ CONNECT WITH VIVAN~ Instagram Website
November 23, 2021
Ep. 64 - Chloe (The PR Press) - "Loving The Process Is Key"
In Episode 64 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with Chloe from The Permanent Rain Press, a Vancouver-based music news and interview media outlet. They are a collective of writers and photographers who bring passion to the forefront of what they do. Chloe founded The PR Press in 2012 with her sister and has been a part of their lives ever since. In this episode I chatted with her about the difficulties of starting a media brand pre-Instagram and social media mainstream, and how she came across in finding all her interviewees. Chloe also shares what has kept her going for these past 9 years and what she hopes to achieve with the brand. Thanks again for listening and hope you enjoyed! ~ OUR SOCIALS ~ Website Podcast Instagram Facebook ~ CONNECT WITH CHLOE & THE PR PRESS~ Instagram Website
September 24, 2021
Ep. 63 - Hedi (Pasta Padella) - "Bringing A Taste of Italy To Vancouver"
In Episode 63 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with Hedi from Pasta Padella, a family owned business that brings a taste of Italy to Vancouver. Pasta Padella sells authentic pasta made in Italy, and brings it over to Canada to allow others to enjoy what Italy has to offer. Hedi shares more about the hardships of entering the food industry amidst a pandemic and how one viral post changed the business! --- USE CODE "BENEATHVANCOUVER" TO GET FREE DELIVERY OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE -- ~ OUR SOCIALS ~ Website Podcast Instagram Facebook ~ CONNECT WITH HEDI & PASTA PADELLA~ Instagram Website
September 15, 2021
Ep. 62 - Angela (The Rosy Weekend) - "Creating Headbands With A Twist"
In Episode 62 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with Angela Ha, founder of The Rosy Weekend. Angela started her small business during the pandemic due to her frustrations while working as a Medical Radiation Technologist and wearing a mask for long hours. A few restless nights later and The Rosy Weekend was born. Angela and I chatted about her ups & downs of being a business owner, and the struggles of finding the time for your "passion" Make sure to keep an eye out for her men's line coming soon! I hope you enjoy this week's episode! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~FOLLOW ANGELA & HER BUSINESS~ INSTAGRAM WEBSITE --- USE CODE "BV10" TO SAVE 10% OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE --
August 18, 2021
Ep. 61 - Jonathan (Pokey Okey) - "Your Friendly Neighborhood Poke Shop"
In Episode 61 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with Jonathan; CEO of Pokey Okey, a Vancouver-based poke shop that offers locations in Richmond, Burnaby and Downtown Vancouver. Jonathan shares the beginnings of Pokey Okey and how he kickstarted the business with his partners and the reality of being an entrepreneur. Jonathan also shares the importance community has played in the last year, especially during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jonathan and his team has also provided great food options for the local community and make sure to give them a try if you haven't already. I hope you enjoy this week's episode! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~FOLLOW JONATHAN & HIS BUSINESS~ INSTAGRAM WEBSITE
July 28, 2021
Ep. 60 - Francine (Cascadia Skincare) - "Continuing The Legacy"
In Episode 60 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with Francine the owner of Cascadia Skincare; a local skincare company that focuses on providing natural and organic products to its customers. With an emphasis on community and knowing your customers, Cascadia has been in business for over 30 years, with Francine taking the reigns a decade ago. Francine shares in this episode about her early beginnings with Cascadia and how she started in the company. She also talks about her love of working community events and being able to be face to face with her customers. I hope you enjoy this week's episode! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~FOLLOW FRANCINE & HER BUSINESS~ INSTAGRAM WEBSITE
July 20, 2021
Ep. 59 - Maya (Second Life Apparel) - "Giving Clothing Another Chance"
In Episode 59 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with Maya, the founder of Second Life Apparel. Maya wanted to help eliminate the issue of fast-fashion, and from there Second Life was born. They upcycle one-of-a-kind throwback pieces and utilize fabric ends to create new sustainable styles. They also donate $1.00 of each purchase to environmental foundations that help tackle this problem. Maya shares her background of the fashion industry and how she got inspired to start Second Life. She also breaks down the fashion scene in Vancouver and the importance of collaborating with others. Thanks again for supporting the podcast and if you want to support Maya you can learn more below: ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~FOLLOW MAYA & HER BUSINESS~ INSTAGRAM WEBSITE
July 12, 2021
Ep. 58 - Rico (Smokehouse Sandwich Co) - "Going beyond the sandwich"
In Episode 58 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with Rico, founder and owner of local sandwich shop; Smokehouse Sandwich Co. I met Rico about 8 years ago when he had first opened up the shop with his wife, and have always found myself at home when eating there. Fast forward to today, and Rico's store is a staple within the community and has allowed people to not only enjoy amazing sandwiches, but also be a part of something more. In today's episode I dive deeper into the backstory of the shop, and learn more about the inspiration behind the food item and their names. Thanks again for supporting the podcast and if you want to support Rico as a business owner make sure to check out his information below. PS. Get the Wilbur... it's the best one ;) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~FOLLOW RICO & HIS SHOP~ INSTAGRAM WEBSITE
July 07, 2021
Ep. 57 - Colin (Palm Street Studios) - "Fostering a welcoming creative space"
In Episode 57 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with Colin, one of the partners at Palm Street Studios, and a fellow creative. Colin has years of experience in the creative scene in Vancouver, specifically with his music. Throughout his journey, he linked up with his current business partners, and they joined forces to create a space that would foster creative's growth. From there Palm Street Studios was founded and has recently opened its doors. Colin talks about his experience while working in this space and gives more insight as to how the Vancouver scene can develop even more. Thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoyed it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~FOLLOW COLIN.~ INSTAGRAM
June 28, 2021
Ep. 56 - J.J. Delights - "Baking sweet delights each day"
In Episode 56 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with local pastry chef & baker, J.J. from J.J. Delights. Being inspired and having the support of her family, J.J. started up her own business within the last year and started sharing her passion for baking with others. Made locally, she shares all of her sweet & delicious recipes with her customers. J.J. shares more about the obstacles of entrepreneurship and how sometimes there isn't a clear blueprint to what you have to do. Thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoyed it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~FOLLOW J.J.~ INSTAGRAM WEBSITE
June 21, 2021
Ep. 55 - Alynna Alcira - "Getting over the creativity slump"
In Episode 55 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with brand and web designer Alynna Alcira. Alynna is a BCIT graduate and started her career working at agencies. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Alynna saw that she wanted to take her experience one step further and started her own creative business. Focusing on creating intentional branding & impactful web design for visionary entrepreneurs, Alynna aims to help fellow entrepreneurs achieve their vision. Thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoyed it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~FOLLOW ALYNNA~ INSTAGRAM WEBSITE
June 14, 2021
Ep. 54 - Shay Hayashi - "Creating a Balanced Student & Creator Lifestyle"
In Episode 54 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with college student & content creator Shay Hayashi. Shay started her YouTube journey around a year ago with the hopes of providing value to other college students who may be struggling. Shay shares helpful tips and insights on how to make your student life more enjoyable, and still be able to balance it with other aspects of your life. Thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoyed! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~FOLLOW SHAY~ INSTAGRAM ETSY WEBSITE YOUTUBE
June 06, 2021
Ep. 53 - Naila Moloo - "Exploring & finding what you love"
In Episode 53 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, we did a special episode and went to the other side of country and chatted with Naila Moloo from Ottawa. Naila is not your typical 15 year-old, as her passion for sustainable energy, specifically where it intersects with nanotechnology has led to a variety of projects already. Naila is also an author and is currently writing her second novel, as she continues to finish up her high-school diploma. Naila shares the importance of trying out new things while your young, and she explains how she doesn't let her age define what she can or can't do. Thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoy this special episode! ~Follow Naila~ LinkedIn Medium Latest Book
May 27, 2021
Ep. 52 - Tiffany Sham (Tiffany Sham Designs) - "The art of balancing life"
In Episode 52 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with Tiffany Sham; a Vancouver-based artist who started her own small business last summer selling tote bags designed with her drawings. Tiffany has always had a creative side, and has learned a lot about herself in the last few years. When COVID hit, she decided to share her love for art with her friends and to her surprise people wanted more! Being a recent university graduate, Tiffany shares about the struggles of balancing hobbies, side projects and school work. With the summer ahead Tiffany hopes to continue to develop her business and kick-start her apparel line, all while enjoying the beauty Vancouver has to offer. Thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoyed today's episode. ~Follow Tiffany~ Instagram
May 17, 2021
Ep. 51 - Shawn Esquivel - "Silencing The Inner Voice"
In Episode 51 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with Shawn Esquivel; a Vancouver-based chemical engineer grad and Youtuber by night. Shawn started his Youtube channel when he noticed that there wasn't any content for chemical engineers, especially during the beginning of his degree. Having found a niche, Shawn took matters into his own hands and started creating content for his fellow peers. Fast-forward to today, and Shawn has grown to over 4,000 subscribers and has enjoyed seeing the value that his content provides to others. In today's episode we chat about his start in Youtube and on what it takes to silence the "inner" voice that tells you no. Thanks for tuning in! ~Follow Shawn~ Instagram Youtube
April 11, 2021
Ep. 50 - Erin Jay - "Navigating Your Own Path"
In Episode 50 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with the Erin Jay; a Vancouver-based digital marketer & content creator. Erin ventured into the world of digital marketing upon graduation and found herself navigating through various jobs and opportunities. Shortly after grad Erin started creating content online and shared her various interests and hobbies online. From there her personal brand starting to grow and shortly found herself opening more doors than before. Erin now works full-time with a company in which connects with her values, and as well spends time helping younger grads and students who are interested in digital marketing. Thanks for tuning in & hope you enjoy! Huge shoutout to everyone for tuning in as we celebrate our 50th episode. Many more to come! ~Follow Erin~ Instagram How To Get A Job After University (Youtube Video)
March 21, 2021
Ep. 49 - Drunk Engineers (Yohan, Cole, Kevin) - "From Sketches To Production"
In Episode 49 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with the Drunk Engineers team composing of; Yohan, Cole and Kevin. This group of friends came together in 2020 and after a few drinks, Drunk Engineers was born. From a few ideas, to sketches and now boasting a global following the Drunk Engineers blew up the last few months. They brought their brains together to create new innovate ways to make drinking fun, with their ultimate goal of bringing people together, especially during these lonelier times. What started off as a fun idea is now starting to scale into a full-time business, and the boys are excited as ever to see what's in store for them. Thanks for tuning in & hope you enjoy! ~Follow Drunk Engineers~ Instagram Website
March 14, 2021
Ep. 48 - Lina Lecompte - "The Battle Against Perfection"
In Episode 48 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with Lina Lecompte; recent UBC graduate, actress and content creator. Lina has always had a knack for creating, starting off her Youtube channel with personal travel vlogs and family content, before it was mainstream. Fast-forward to her time at UBC she noticed that there wasn't much content revolving around student life. A few videos later and Lina's Youtube videos started to spread around campus and from there her Youtube journey rocketed. Outside of Youtube Lina still loves to be in front of the camera and is constantly searching for new acting roles here in Vancouver. Thanks for tuning in & hope you enjoy! ~Follow Lina~ Instagram
March 07, 2021
Ep. 47 - Dina Lu (Dina Calligraphy) - "The Journey Through Calligraphy"
In Episode 47 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with Dina Lu; calligrapher and full-time business owner. Dina started her journey in entrepreneurship through the creative arts, specifically calligraphy. In 2018 Dina found calligraphy as a way to spend more time with her mother and this allowed her to enjoy the finer things in life. Fast forward to 2021 and Dina is now a full-time modern calligrapher in Vancouver who specializes in teaching public and corporate team-building calligraphy workshops, as well helps companies elevate their events with on-site calligraphy. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed. ~Follow Dina~ Instagram Website
February 28, 2021
Ep. 46 - Rita & Kelly (Vela Candle Bar) - "The Joys of Creating"
In Episode 46 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with cousins Rita & Kelly from Vela Candle Bar. Sparked from the love for candles, Rita & Kelly started their entrepreneurship journey in 2020 and began making home-made scented candles. They share about the early hurdles they had to overcome, when first starting their business and also how they balance each other out. From the store runs to Michael's and the personal delivery trips, Rita & Kelly enjoy every little thing when it comes to their business and from a huge range of scents there is sure to be a favorite for everyone. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed. Make sure to check out their socials below: ~Follow Rita & Kelly~ Instagram Website
February 21, 2021
Ep. 45 - Julie Wang (Tiny Planet Digital) "From Freelancer to Business Owner"
In Episode 45 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with Julie Wang; a digital marketer, UBC graduate and lover of anything social. Julie like many university students wasn't too sure on her path after graduation. In this podcast we talked about her the beginnings of her freelance work and how that eventually lead to the creation of her own digital marketing agency. Julie shares her tips and tricks for marketing students, and how they can best present themselves in a rather competitive environment. Julie also shares her hidden secret on how she came up with the name for her company, something you definitely don't want to miss! Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed. ~Follow Julie & Tiny Planet Digital~ Instagram Website
February 14, 2021
Ep. 44 - Beck Chen "Journaling for a Productive, Successful Life"
In Episode 44 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with Beck Chen; a digital marketer, blogger and journaling lover. I connected with Beck when she introduced her 7-Day 7 AM challenge to me and highlighted the importance of creating a morning/night routine. Beck hopes to be able to help teach people the impact that journaling, discipline and manifesting has towards your goals and how you too can start achieving your dreams sooner than you think. We chatted about her favourite journal brand, her recent change into full-time work and where she envisions herself in the future. Check out her work and learn more about the challenge below: ~Follow Beck~ Instagram (7-Day 7 AM) Website (7-Day 7 AM) Personal Instagram Personal Website >> Get their FREE Peak Performance checklist to set up your own night and morning routines
February 07, 2021
Ep. 43 - Yzobel Biron "Diving Into the Unknown"
In Episode 43 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with Yzobel Biron; a social media marketer, entrepreneur and blogger. I've had Yzobel on the show in Season 1, however in the last year and half a lot has changed in her life. We chatted about her recent success of her marketing agency and how that sparked the move to leave her full-time corporate job. Yzobel also shares the importance of financial literacy and offers tips to upcoming generation on how they can maximize their money. ~Follow Yzobel~ Instagram Website
January 30, 2021
Ep. 42 - Joshua Jackai (Frontrvnners) - "Loyalty Makes You Family"
In Episode 42 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with Joshua Jackai, owner of local streetwear company Frontrvnners. We chatted about his move to Canada from the Bay area and the adaptations that followed. He shares his story on building the brand from scratch and how he was able to make it to a staple in Vancouver's streetwear scene today. Joshua also talks about the impact COVID has had on his business and highlights the importance of having a positive mindset. ~Follow Joshua~ Instagram Website
January 24, 2021
Ep. 41 - Ken & James (Cloud Athletics) "Elevate Your Fitness Goals"
~Welcome to Season 2~ First episode of 2021 introduces Season 2 of Beneath Vancouver Radio! I've had an amazing array of guests these past 40 episodes and I decided it was best to start a new season for this year. Thank you to everyone for tuning in and making this podcast possible, and for hearing other people's stories. For episode 41 I chatted with brothers Ken & James from Cloud Athletics about their newly formed business surrounding online training. As COVID-19 has shifted the way people workout there has been an opportunity for people to help train others through online platforms. Ken & James grasped this chance and wanted to help others achieve their fitness goals, even amongst these difficult times. We chatted about the importance of communication in a team setting (especially when working with your brother!) and what they hope to accomplish with the Cloud Athlete community. If you want to reach your fitness goals in 2021 make sure to reach out to them below. Thanks for tuning in! Episode Sponsor: https://email@example.com/ (USE "AARON15" FOR 15% OFF) Connect with Ken & James: Website Instagram
January 15, 2021
Ep. 40 - Kevin Kam "Finding Your Mentor"
Welcome to episode 40 of Beneath Vancouver Radio featuring Kevin Kam, a local up and coming Vancouver realtor! In this episode, Kevin and I chat about our similar university experience and the impact that mentorship has had on his career. Kevin didn't let 2020 slow him down and right after graduating from UBC in May, he took the Vancouver real estate scene by storm. Kevin has grown a lot in the last 6 months and continues to make a name for himself in Vancouver. Kevin shares more about his rapid career start and how he hopes to continue to take this momentum into 2021. Episode Sponsor: https://frontrvnners.com/ (USE "AARON15" FOR 15% OFF) Connect with Kevin below: Instagram
January 01, 2021
Ep. 39 - Ray Wang (RW Digital) - "The Impact of Digital Marketing"
Welcome to episode 39 of Beneath Vancouver Radio featuring Ray Wang, founder and owner of RW Digital. In this episode Ray and I chat about the start of his career in digital marketing and the experiences that he had to allow him to create his own business. Sometimes we forget that each experience is a stepping stone to where we ultimately want to be. Ray also gives insight for those who are interested in a career in digital marketing, and where they can learn and get more knowledge about the topic. Check out his website if you need anything digital marketing services for your business. Connect with Ray below: Instagram Website
January 01, 2021
Ep. 38 - Christian & Michael (FBA Vids) - "Build a Company Through Video"
Welcome to episode 38 of Beneath Vancouver Radio featuring Michael and Christian from FBA Vids, a local video production company that specializes in creating videos for Amazon products. In the episode, we chat about the beginnings of their company and how they started taking their business to the next level at a very rapid pace! Michael and Christian talk as well about how they meet and realized that their partnership was the perfect fit, and also the importance of building a proper structure for their business. You will learn more about Amazon FBA, how to scale your business and more in this episode, I hope you enjoy. Connect with Michael and Christian below: Michael Christian FBA Vids
January 01, 2021
Ep. 37 - Luc Briedé-Cooper - "Productivity Habits"
Welcome to episode 37 of Beneath Vancouver Radio featuring Luc Briedé-Cooper, a UBC physics graduate now life coach. In the episode, we chat with Luc about his recent career change and how he took life by the reigns! Luc created a community to help others with their productivity goals and habits in the hopes of people being able to be the best version of themselves. Luc shares more about his journey in being a life coach and how he got to where he is today. Connect with Luc below: Instagram Facebook Group
January 01, 2021
Ep. 36 - Melissa Lam - "Perfecting Your Craft"
Welcome back to episode 36 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, featuring Melissa Lam. Melissa is a Vancouver based videographer and photographer, wrapping up her final year at UBC studying film. In the episode, we chatted about her early Youtube days and how that sprung a passion for filmmaking. From this she took a risk and applied for film at UBC, and the rest was history. Melissa now works as a freelance videographer, and has worked with various organizations both on and off campus. Currently Melissa wants to continue to develop her skills through more work and is excited to see what the future holds for her. Thanks again to all of our listeners for tuning in and we have many more episodes along the way! Connect with Melissa below: Instagram Website
November 23, 2020
Ep. 35 - Koji "K-OG" Aiken - "The Power of Music"
Welcome to episode 35 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, featuring Koji Aiken or as some as you may know him, K-OG. Koji has been tearing up the nightlife in Vancouver recently and has been spinning his tunes throughout the hottest clubs. Unfortunately, COVID has turned that situation around, but that hasn't stopped Koji from still following his passion. In the episode, we talked more about the impact that COVID had on his music career and the different ways he adapted to this sudden change. We also chatted more about his humble beginnings, how to get over creators block, and the importance of living your dream. Another great conversation with a fellow creative in our community and I hope you enjoy this episode. Stay updated with Koji down below: Instagram Facebook Latest hit
September 14, 2020
Ep. 34 - Yaro (Invito Coffee) - "Flying A Different Path"
Welcome to episode 34 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, featuring Yaro from Invito Coffee! Yaro is one of the founders of Invito Coffee, a zero-waste coffee company based out of Vancouver. Yaro's life took a drastic shift when the COVID pandemic hit, as his pilot job had to get grounded which ultimately led him to be at the forefront of his coffee venture. In the episode, we talked more about the impact that COVID had on his business and the different ways that he had to adapt to ensure company sustainability, while still giving the customer the best price. We also dove into a bit of the importance of networking and maintaining connections with people from your community. It was a great opportunity to hear from someone who is truly passionate not just about his business, but on the environment as well. Yaro continues to strive for improvement on how Invito Coffee can give you flavorful coffee at low (environmental) costs. Follow Yaro and the Invito Coffee journey below! Instagram
August 19, 2020
Ep. 33 - Matt - "Life Through A Different Lens"
In episode 33 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with recent high school graduate Matt. Matt has been a long time supporter of the Beneath Vancouver brand and we wanted to bring him on the show to share his story. A lover for photography Matt has been capturing the city's beauty for a while now and has shared his amazing work on Instagram. Matt dives into his introduction into photography and his plans for the future in a post COVID world. Thank you for listening and sharing! Sponsor: Vancouver Apparel - Use code "BENEATHVANCOUVER10" for 10% off your next purchase Connect with Matt Instagram
August 05, 2020
Ep. 32 - Dylan Grey - "Storytelling Through Apparel"
In episode 32 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with Dylan Grey, founder of Brigade Apparel. Dylan comes from a digital marketing background, however, his love for design pushed him to start this new and unknown venture. Dylan shares his humble beginnings and the various obstacles that he had to overcome. We also dove into the importance of networking and the dynamic of a mentor-mentee relationship. Hopefully, this advice can help push you out of your comfort zone and connect with someone that you want to learn from! Thank you to all of our listeners for tuning in and feel free to share this episode! Dylan's Socials Instagram (Brigade) Instagram (Personal)
July 29, 2020
Ep. 31 - Marlon Doll - "The Power of Video"
In episode 31 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with Marlon Doll, one of the founders of Vireo Video. I had the opportunity to meet Marlon at a panel event in late 2019 and was amazed by the amount of knowledge he had in the video world. Marlon currently works at Vireo Video, a video marketing agency that helps businesses expand their message through video. Marlon and I chatted about his beginnings at film school and how that foundation helped him to be where he is today. As well we chatted about his time short stint in Melbourne and how the video landscape is currently changing due to COVID-19. A wonderful conversation with a talented individual and hopefully you can take away something from this episode. Thank you to all of our listeners for tuning in and feel free to share this episode! Marlon's Socials Instagram (Personal) Instagram (Vireo Video) Website
July 27, 2020
Ep. 30 - Stanley Rashai - "Learn. Evolve. Adapt"
In episode 30 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I chatted with Stanley Rashai, a local content creator. I actually met Stanley about 2 years ago at a networking event when I first started Beneath Vancouver. Being a tad shy I never actually introduced myself, but I started following his work and slowly starting seeing more of him at future events. Fast forward to today, Stanley and I have crossed paths many times and have been able to see each other venture in different projects, both succeeding and failing in them. In our chat, we talked about Stanley's own failures and successes and how it's important to reflect on those experiences. We are always wanting to chase the next step in our lives, but being aware of our own growth is important as well. With that being said I appreciate all of our listeners for tuning in and hopefully, these podcasts provide not only insight to our community but help push you to become a better version of yourselves (whatever that may look like). Stanley's Socials Instagram
July 17, 2020
Ep. 29 - "Joseph Fredrick- "Life is Roller-coaster"
In episode 29 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I spoke with fellow podcaster Joe from the "Phresh Cup Of Joe" podcaster. Joe shared his journey on how he dabbled into podcasting, which all stemmed from his passion to share stories with others. Joe went through some crazy times in university and there were many defining moments in his life. He took these moments and took something of value every time, regardless if it was a positive or negative outcome. In general, life may not always pan out the way we want it to, however as the saying goes "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger". I think this saying is more powerful in the current climate and to know that we all have something to give to the this world. Hopefully you enjoy hearing Joe's backstory and a little about on how you can also potentially start your own passion project. Take care everyone and thanks for listening! Take a listen to my episode with Joe here
June 26, 2020
Ep. 28 - "Megan Edwards - East Coast To West Coast"
In episode 28 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I spoke with one of 94.5 Virgin Radio's hosts, Megan Edwards. You may have heard her voice on your way to work or when you're relaxing at home. Megan, originally from Nova Scotia, talks about her experience of taking the leap on moving to Vancouver to start a new career. Megan is not only a radio host but also an individual who works on personal projects, such as her podcast and other ventures. Megan is an outstanding individual who exemplifies the importance of taking risks and sometimes you need sacrifices to succeed. Thank you again to all of our listeners for tuning in and I hope you are all safe during this time. Follow Megan Here! Instagram umXcTq75KSMpggkAhwCj
May 22, 2020
Ep. 27 - "Christopher "Most Want3d" Wan - Life Behind The Decks"
In episode 27 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I had the opportunity to chat with local DJ and good friend, Christopher Wan. Chris has made a splash in the nightlife scene in Vancouver in the last few years and has established his brand within the city. Chris started off his DJ'ing career at university and learned everything from scratch. With the mentorship of others accompanied by his work ethic, Chris went from bedroom DJ to club DJ in a matter of time. Chris continues to learn different techniques and shows that there is already room to improve. I chatted with him about the "life of a DJ" and the balance that was needed with work and school. Chris is a prime example of how hard work and time can push you to where you want to be in life. Chris has also started to learn music production as he wants to impact others with his unique sound as well. Thank you all for tuning and listening to this episode and let us know if there is someone you want to hear on the podcast. I hope you're all staying safe and healthy. Take care. Chris' Socials Instagram Facebook Spotify
May 19, 2020
Ep. 26 - "Jensen Tung - The Journey Through Youtube"
In episode 26 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I had the opportunity to chat with a close friend and fellow creative, Jensen Tung. Jensen has been creating Youtube videos for over five years, starting with short films and now transitioning to lifestyle content. With a business background, Jensen did not let that stop him from pursuing his passion for filmmaking and storytelling. We chatted about his early Youtube days and the myth of viral videos. I hope you enjoyed this episode and learn a lot, especially if you're interested in starting Youtube during these trying times. I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy and thanks again for tuning in!
May 11, 2020
Ep. 25 - "Quarantine Lifestyle - Student Edition" ft. Daniel & Mizuho
In episode 25 of Beneath Vancouver Radio we have a special twist to our usual content. I chatted with two fellow university students on how the quarantine was affecting their typical "student" routine. Daniel and Mizuho shared about the transition to online schooling, productivity struggles, and more! Thanks again to all of our listeners for showing support as we reach a quarter of 100. We are going to be chatting with more people online as we continue to practice social distancing, so expect some more content out for May. Take care and stay healthy.
May 08, 2020
Ep. 24 - "Colton (Vancouver Apparel) - One Step At A Time"
In episode 24 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I had the opportunity to sit down with Colton, founder of Vancouver Apparel. Colton studied Kinesiology at SFU and shares more about his journey towards entrepreneurship. Starting from a successful Kickstarter that highlighted different exercises to now running a growing apparel brand, Colton definetely has had his ups and downs. I hope you all are enjoying the content and visitors on the podcast! If you or someone you know wants to be on the show make sure to shoot me a message! Stay safe and healthy and we will see you on the next episode.
March 15, 2020
Ep. 23 - "Gary Parker - Student Life and Entrepreneurship"
We are starting Season 2 with a bang! In this episode, I chatted with Gary Parker who is an entrepreneur in the tech industry and also a student himself. Gary and I chatted about the various obstacles that young entrepreneurs have to face and how being a student can sometimes create doubt in your mind. If you are a student who is thinking of either starting a business, has an idea and doesn't know how to execute or simply want to learn more about the business world, then this episode is for you! I hope that you all enjoyed what Gary had to say and I appreciate the support on Season 2 so far. Thanks for listening.
March 02, 2020
Ep. 22 - "Jordan Ting - It Is All About The Journey"
In the first episode of 2020 and Season 2, I sat down and chatted with Jordan Ting who is the co-founder of SAFEH8VEN and wears many more hats. I've actually known Jordan for over seven years and have seen his transition to where he is today. We chatted about his humble beginnings as a hobbyist and learned about the risks that he had to take to get where he is today. Jordan's journey is not too different from others and he hopes that this episode helps show some insight on how you TOO can start pursuing your passions. Thanks again to Jordan for taking the time to chat and for giving such insightful tips on certain aspects of what being a content creator is like. Special thanks to all of our listeners who have helped us surpass 700 total plays!! Your support helps us go out there and meet with even more people who are hidden Beneath Vancouver.
February 09, 2020
Ep. 21 - "Yuth Clothing" - David Tso
In episode 21 of Beneath Vancouver Radio, both Aarons sat down and chatted with David, the founder of Yuth, a local athleisure clothing brand based out of Vancouver. David is a university student himself and he went over how the difficulty in balancing his business, school and social life. David also coming off a recent speaking engagement, shared some of the tips he has for aspiring entrepreneurs and what they can do to learn valuable skills. Thanks again to David for sharing his story and we hope you all can take something from this episode.
December 23, 2019
Ep. 20 - "Where Do I Start?" - Brian O'Keefe
Hey everyone and welcome to another episode of Beneath Vancouver Radio! We have achieved the 20 episode mark!! Thinking back to where this all started, it is crazy to think that we have surpassed this milestone. I just wanted to say thank you again for all our supporters and listeners. In the 20th episode, we have special guest Brian O'Keefe who is a local videographer within the community. Brian shared his story on how he got involved in the creative arts and explains the obstacles he has to overcome upon moving to Vancouver. Brian also swaps the roles a bit and asked me how I started podcasting and the recommendations I have for all those who want to start. It was a great chat and there is definetely something for everyone in this episode. Thanks again and we have something special for our 21st episode... stay tuned!
December 18, 2019
Ep. 19 - "Get In The Loop" - Chelsea Benson
In this episode of Beneath Vancouver, I sat down and chatted with the Vancouver franchise owner of "Get In The Loop", Chelsea Benson. Chelsea hails from Saskatchewan and has recently made Vancouver her home. She's been making waves in the local community by connecting with business owners of all calibers and figuring out how to help them grow within the community. Chelsea has dived into different avenues, from being a paramedic to now spearheading a franchise, there is definetely a lot to learn from her journey. Thanks again to all our listeners for the support and make sure to show her our #BV love!
December 16, 2019
Ep. 18 - "Go out and Create" - Catalina Kim
Welcome to another episode of Beneath Vancouver Radio! In today's episode, I had the opportunity to chat with Catalina, co-founder of Uncover Your Brand. Catalina and I share a very similar story in the sense that we both were struggling to find our passion while going to school. Catalina shares her inspiring journey of how at a young age, she started trying new industries in hopes of the discomfort sparking change. She has tried various endeavors and although not all have come to fruition she has learned a lot from each experience. Fast forward to 2019 and through the power of networking and community building she met her co-founder Yzobel and they both started an amazing brand that focuses on community growth and education. It is amazing to hear all that Cat has accomplished at such a young age and I definitely felt inspired after our conversation. Thanks to all of our listeners for the continuous support and I hope you all enjoy this episode.
December 12, 2019
Ep. 17 - "Nothing For Granted" - Miguel Bautista
Hey everyone and welcome to another episode of Beneath Vancouver Radio! In this week's episode, I sat down and chatted with Miguel Bautista, founder of Bautista Media. Miguel focuses on helping brands tell their stories through the power of video and helps them market them through video marketing. Miguel has had a rollercoaster of a life so far and he shares his experience with achieving goals and the adversity that comes with it. Miguel's story is impactful and I hope you all take a listen to hear the trials and errors Miguel has gone through to be where he is today. Thanks again for listening and thank you for your continuous support!
December 05, 2019
Ep.16 - "Community Builder" - Yzobel Biron
In this episode of Beneath Vancouver Radio I had the pleasure to chat with Yzoblen Biron, a community entrepreneur, and builder. Yzobel has been entrepreneurial at a young age and has established herself in the Vancouver community. With her passion for creative arts she took that passion and started venturing into Youtube, Instagram and eventually landed to her creating her own business. Yzobel continues to help others achieve their potential and is a firm believer in helping one another to achieve one's dreams. If there is a community event happening in Vancouver you can bet that Yzobel is either hosting it or attending! Thanks again for the support and listening!
November 13, 2019
Ep. 15 - "Live Your Best Life" - Kathleen - (Vancouver Key to the City)
In this episode of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I sat down and chatted with Kathleen who is the managing partner for Vancouver Key to the City. This key offers holders various perks and VIP statuses to multiple establishments throughout the city. If you live in Vancouver and want to experience your city this key is for you! We talked about her journey of moving to Vancouver from Toronto and how the change has been for her. Thanks again to all of our listeners and I hope you enjoy!
October 29, 2019
Ep. 14 - "Trial and Error" - Michael Steele (The Good Stuff Co.)
In episode 14 of Beneath Vancouver Radio we have special co-host Nitai W. from UBC. Nitai is an advocate for mental health and helps spread the message of positivity around the topic. Micael is the co-founder of the smoothie company "The Good Stuff" based in Vancouver. Michael shares his stories on how he got to finding a company and scaling it in such a short time. He also shares his insight on mental health and how that affects not only him but also his employees. This is a great episode for everyone who is interested in mental health and how it impacts the entrepreneurial community. Thanks everyone for listening!
October 18, 2019
Ep. 13 - "Live and Learn" - Daniel Gogolin
In this episode of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I sat down with local entrepreneur and creative Daniel Gogolin. Daniel from a young age has always felt the need to create and share his work with others. Going from film school to being a business owner, Daniel has learned a lot from his various ventures. Daniel continues to share his work through the various businesses he handles and wishes to continue to grow the Vancouver community through this. Thanks to Daniel for taking the time to chat with me and thanks to all of our listeners!
October 08, 2019
Ep. 12 - "Your Degree Doesn't Define You" - Terrance Tang
In this episode of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with recent poli-sci graduate Terrance Tang. Terrance now currently works with the AMS at UBC as doing their marketing full-time. Terrance went beyond the classroom walls and took his learning outside of it and got more involved within his community. Terrance also is a photographer and uses that as a way to develop his personal brand. This episode highlights the importance of not being tied down to your degree and the importance of going outside your comfort zone. Thanks for listening!
October 03, 2019
Ep. 11 - "Take Risks & Love Yourself" - Michael Prasad
In episode 10 of Beneath Vancouver Radio I chatted with Vancouver creative, Michael Prasad. Michael has gone through ups and downs in his life to reach where he is today. With taking risks and trying new things Michael finally was able to find what he truly loved to do. Fast forward to the present time and Michael is now a self-published author and continues to create diverse content for his audience. Make sure to share this episode with all your friends and thank you to all our listeners!
October 01, 2019
Ep. 10 - "Design, Create, Learn" - Sahil Mroke
In this episode I chatted with Emily Carr design student, Sahil Mroke. I actually first met Sahil in an event I attended last summer, but we never had the chance to chat with one another. Further encounters down the road and here we are learning more about the road Sahil has taken to pursue his design dreams. Wrapping up a fashion show at the time of recording, Sahil gives us some insight on how that show came to fruition. Sahil is constantly wanting to improve and learn more, as he always wants to ensure he does his best work possible. Hope you enjoy this episode and thanks for listening!
September 08, 2019
Ep. 9 - "The Creation of Meowbox" - Olivia Canlas
In this epsiode of BVR I sat down and chatted with co-founder and CEO of Meowbox, Olivia Canlas. Olivia shares her story of what led to the creation of Meowbox and the obstacles that she had to overcome to do so. This episode is for all aspiring or current entrepreneurs who want to to hear from someone who has gone through similar struggles. Thank you all for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode!
September 07, 2019
Ep.8 "The Changes in Social Media" ft. Mayank Badhan
In this episode I chatted with Mayank Badhan about the changes that are occurring in the social media and what both consumers and creators can expect. Mayank is the founder of Growth X Media and is also a tech reviewer on Youtube. Beyond this Mayank also is heavily involved with social media and the impact that it has for brands and businesses. If you are interested in social media by either creating content or consuming it, this episode will be for you! Thanks for listening.
September 05, 2019
Ep.7 - Grizzy Wynter
In this episode of Beneath Vancouver Radio, I sat down and spoke with local artist Grizzy Wynter. We spoke about his journey in the music industry and how it has evolved in the past seven years. I hope you enjoy and make sure to check out all his social media and follow his journey.
September 04, 2019
Ep. 6 - The Top 3 Entrepreneurship Pillars
After attending the monthly Vancitypreneur meet-up, I took the time to reflect and think about 3 pillars that I believed resembled entrepreneurship. These 3 pillars work together to help those push the limits of their life and push them to want more. This is purely my opinion and open for discussion, but I hope that this episode can spark some thinking on what you believe what attributes entrepreneurs have. I hope you enjoy!
July 17, 2019
Ep.5 - Convene The Boys/Call The Girls
In this episode I made the ride over to Maple Ridge to meet up Nick & Tesia from Convene The Boys and Call The Girls Apparel. This episode was rather special as the entire podcast was recorded on the go in Nick's car. We dove into Nick's business background and what he envisions for the brand, but also touched upon things that should be considered before diving into an entrepreneurial journey. Huge shoutout to these two for having me out and for showing me around their home. I hope you all enjoy!
April 24, 2019
Ep.4 - Prizm Media (Zeeshan)
For this epsiode I spoke with CEO of Prizm Media Zeeshan Hayat. We discussed his journey as an entrepreneur and the growth that his company has had in the past few years. Prizm Media hopes to take the medical field and create change in the way medicine is accessed by many. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or have an interest in the medical industry make sure to listen to this episode!
April 13, 2019
EP.3 Michael "Vision Continued"
In this episode I sat down with Michael and discussed his current ventures and his thoughts on people trying to find their passion. We had a very insightful conversation and hopefully you all take something of value from this episode.
March 27, 2019
BVR Ep. 2 "Creating a Brand"
In Ep. 2 of BVR I discuss three major components on what it takes on creating a brand. The opportunities that social media has given us allows anyone to be able to create content. If you are interested in starting your journey, make sure to give this episode a listen!
July 13, 2018
BVR Ep. 1 "Intro/Digital Marketing"
In this inaugural episode we give a short intro of what exactly to expect from BVR and we also touched upon the evolution of marketing, more specifically digital marketing. We hope that this new form of content provides a more convenient way for you to learn more about Beneath Vancouver and what our vision is. We are always looking for suggestions and would appreciate any feedback given to us. If you have a topic that you would like for us to discuss or even want to be a part of the show send us an email! We are excited for the future of BVR and again thank you all for the support. Intro Music: Joakim Karud - Dizzy (https://theartistunion.com/joakimkarud)
June 29, 2018