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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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Emelia Earhart's connection to Newfoundland
 Today I'm going to talk about Amelia Earhart. Here in Newfoundland, we love when we can make a connection to a famous person or event. We have a couple of connections to aviation pioneer and one of my personal heroes, Amelia Earhart.      More episodes, transcripts and show notes at http://NewfoundPod.com Links: https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/expert-sets/101269/   https://www.downhomelife.com/article.php?id=1947  http://patreon.com/newfoundpod
02:49
June 17, 2019
Bowring Park (St. John's, Newfoundland)
With the weather finally warming up here on the Avalon, I decided to talk to you today about the history of Bowring Park.    More episodes, transcripts and show notes at http://NewfoundPod.com Links: http://www.nfld.com/tourism/bowring/history.htm  http://bowringpark.com Theme music: Club Seamus Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://patreon.com/newfoundpod
04:56
June 10, 2019
The History of NONIA in Newfoundland - NewfoundPod
There's some construction going on in downtown St. John's right now, but the store owners want you to know, they are open for business. This got me to thinking about the stores that have been downtown for quite a while, and one of those stores is NONIA. You may know NONIA as just a store  that sells beautiful handmade sweaters, but there's actually a rich history behind it.    More episodes, transcripts and show notes at http://NewfoundPod.com THeme music: Club Seamus Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
06:14
May 27, 2019
The Colonial Building Riot In Newfoundland
 This week, Newfoundlanders go to the polls in another provincial election. If you watch the news, have social media or just talk to people, there's always something going on that makes people angry with whoever is in charge. Sometimes it's justified, sometimes it's not. Back in 1932, people had had enough and a demonstration turned into a riot that threatened the life of the Prime Minister. 
05:44
May 14, 2019
Quick note!
My regular weekly episode will be out tomorrow! (Tuesday)
00:16
May 13, 2019
NewfoundPod - Buy a broom in May, sweep your family away
 Hello and welcome back to NewfoundPod, a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman and this is another mini episode. I had planned to release an episode about the Colonial Building Riot, but I haven't finished it and rather than rush through it, I thought I'd release this instead. Today I'm going to tell you about a couple of Newfoundland traditions regarding the month of May.  The first saying you may have heard of is a warning against purchasing a broom during the month of May.  It goes “Buy a broom in May, sweep your family away.” Variations also include sweeping your friends, your fortune or even your own life away. You could also sweep the head of household away. Some superstitions even warn against using a broom at all during the month. The origins of this superstition have been lost over time, but it seems to have both English and Irish origins.  In fact the superstition was so strong in Ireland that they even refused to make a broom during the month.     Another tradition revolved around the inevitable snowfall in May here in Newfoundland. While some other places are enjoying the spring weather, we know we will have a few more snowfalls at least. Our Irish ancestors suggested gathering some of that May snow in a bottle, letting it melt and dabbing it on your face to fade freckles. Personally, I like freckles. In my research, I of course consulted the writing of folklorist Larry Dohey, who said “A face without freckles is like a night without stars.” I completely agree.     Another use for that May snow that was collected was to cure ailments, specifically, sore eyes.  Traditionally, the seal hunt ended around this time of the year. Fishermen refused to wear goggles, considering it “unmanly” and as a result, suffered from snow blindness. The May snow was said to soothe the sting from that.  It could also be used to treat a sty and other ailments.     Thanks to Dale Jarvis and Larry Dohey, as always, for their tireless efforts in researching and preserving  Newfoundland folklore. I'll include links to their work in the show notes.     Thanks for listening today, and I'll be back next week with a full episode. Talk to you then!    
02:17
May 6, 2019
NewfoundPod Mini - Lady Helena Squires
Hello and welcome back to Newfoundpod, a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman and in today's mini episode, I'm going to tell you about Lady Helena Squires.  Helena Squires was born Helena Strong in 1879 in Little Bay Islands. She attended the Methodist College in St. John's, Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Emerson College and Harvard in Boston. She returned to Newfoundland and married Richard Squires in 1905. They settled in St. John's where Richard set up his law practice. He also spent 23 years in the House of Assembly. Part of his time in the House was spent blocking the efforts of the suffragettes to get women the right to vote. It's kind of surprising, then, that his wife would become the first woman to be elected to the House of Assembly.  In 1929, the MHA for Lewisporte died suddenly, and a by-election was held the following year. Helena ran and won by a landslide, receiving 81% of the votes. She ran on a platform of raising the standard of living in Newfoundland, improving child welfare and public health. As you can imagine, some men were not happy having a woman in the House. I can't imagine it was easy for her. Frederick Alderdice, the opposition leader said "I know she will take a large part in government affairs, but hope her actions will never be such as to cause us to name the government a petticoat government." I'm sure he thought that was hilarious. Lady Squires, known for her wit, just replied, “Ladies are not wearing them now.”  Lady Squires took her position seriously, though, and spoke up for the people she served. In 1932, Richard Squires was the Prime Minister of Newfoundland. The liberal government was losing public support, and this came to a head in April of that year, when a riot broke out, trapping Richard and Helena in Colonial House. They escaped unscathed, but both lost their respective elections a couple of months later. Of all the candidates, she came closest to being re-elected, losing by only 273 votes.  By the way, I will be doing an episode on this riot very soon.  Helena Squires trained to be a teacher and was considered a social activist at the time. She founded a teachers school and a maternity hospital. She also served as the President of the Grace Hospital Auxiliary and was always active in charity work and in the church. When Newfoundland joined Confederation in 1949, she became the first president of the provincial Liberal Association, a position that she held until 1958. She passed away in 1959. On a final note, I noticed in my research that Lady Helena was often not written about in a favourable light, which I feel was due to her husband and his efforts against the women's vote and frankly, his corruption. I think this is unfair. It's assumed because her husband continued to oppose a woman's right to vote, that she did as well. In fact, I read that she was involved in the suffragette movement but when she married and her husband became involved in politics, she stopped participating, but still thought women deserved the right to vote. We have to remember that this was a different time, and for better or worse, she supported her husband. I think her run for the House at least signifies that she thought women belonged in politics and her charity work showed that she believed women deserved better in life.  Sources on the website newfoundpod.com
03:40
April 29, 2019
The FIrst Nonstop Transatlantic Flight from Newfoundland to Ireland - John Alcock and Arthur Brown
 Hello, and welcome back to Newfoundpod, a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland. I'm your host, Debbie Wiseman, and today I'm going to talk to you about the first non-stop transatlantic flight, which originated here in Newfoundland 100 years ago. I'll also tell you about the plans to celebrate the anniversary here locally.  Music: Club Seamus by Kevin Macleod  https://incompetech.com Sources: The Aviation History Online Museum (Site inactive) Wikipedia Century of Flight  One Hundredth Anniversary CBC: The 1st successful transatlantic flight, 100 years ago, set to be celebrated in St. John's Aviation History Newfoundland Labrador Alcock and Brown 100 (Ireland)   Thanks so much for listening today. 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, Instagram 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.   
08:57
April 22, 2019
NewfoundPod Mini - Newfoundland's Connection to Titanic
It's iceberg season here in Newfoundland. Just check out Facebook and you will see some great photos being shared. And I completely acknowledge that this is probably just me, but when I hear iceberg, I think of the Titanic. Confession - I am obsessed with the Titanic. I have been for as long as I can remember. Today I am going to tell you about the Newfoundland connection to the disaster. The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton on April 10, 1912. On her maiden voyage on April 14th, she hit an iceberg and sank in under 3 hours. The accident occured about 600 km south of Newfoundland. Only 710 of the liner's over 2200 passengers and crew were saved. A newfoundland sealing vessel called the Algerine recovered the last body in May of that same year. The distress signal sent out by Titanic was first heard at the lighthouse at Cape Race, Newfoundland. There were three lighthouse keepers there at the time, Walter Gray, Jack Goodwin and Robert Hunston, along with 14 year old Jimmy Myrick, a relative of one of the other lighthouse keepers. They had been receiving messages since Titanic set sail, from people wanting to be among the first to pass messages along to family and friends in the United States while on board her maiden voyage. But that night, the message was different, and much more urgent. A CQD, which stood for Come Quick, Danger was received. Now, there is some controversy as to who received this message. Officially, it was received by Goodwin. However, many years later, Jimmy Myrick confessed that he was actually left alone for a short time at the controls and was the one to receive the distress call. This would have been against protocol and would have cost the men their jobs, so Jimmy was sworn to secrecy and only revealed this later in life after the keepers had passed away. Goodwin was on his way back into the room and he took over. He called for his superior, Mr. Gray, who stayed on with Jack Phillips on board the Titanic and relayed messages to other ships, to officials and to the public, doing his best to help. Following the disaster, a ship was chartered that would act as a permanent weather station of sorts, positioned at the Grand Banks to be on the lookout for icebergs and report any sightings to stations in Newfoundland and Labrador. People assumed the Titanic sank in one piece, and there was always talk of trying to raise her. It wasn't until 1985 that Robert Ballard was able to find the wreckage and it came out that she had actually split in two prior to sinking. The wreckage will probably never be able to brought up from what is now known as Titanic Canyon, but earlier this year, expeditions to the site were announced. Did you know that more people have gone to space than have seen the Titanic wreck in person? I'd love to go, if anyone feels like springing for the $100,000 ticket for me. I hope you all enjoyed this mini, and I'll be back next week with a full episode. Talk to you then! Sources: Wikipedia My obsession with Titanic The Rooms: https://www.exhibits.therooms.ca/titanic Want to dive down to the wreck of the Titanic? It costs only $100K http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/titanic-trips-st-johns-1.4992498 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.  https://www.patreon.com/newfoundpod You can support me for free by sharing episodes with your friends and followers. 
02:43
April 15, 2019
NewfoundPod Mini - Ode To Newfoundland
Hello, and welcome to the very first NewfoundPod mini episode! Today I'm going to tell you about the Ode To Newfoundland. The Ode to Newfoundland is the provincial anthem of Newfoundland and Labrador. The song started as a poem, written by the Governor of Newfoundland at the time, Sir Cavendish Boyle, in 1902. He had reported to Newfoundland from England the year before and wrote many poems dedicated to the rugged island he'd fallen in love with. The first time the poem was performed publicly was by Frances Daisy Foster, at the end of a play called Mamzelle which was performed at the Casino Theatre in St. John's. The song was set to music composed by ER Krippner, who was a German bandmaster, music teacher and music store owner living in St. John's.  The song became so popular that articles in newspapers appealed to the Governor to adopt it as Newfoundland's National Anthem. He agreed, but decided to change up the music, either for a more dignified sound, or to make it appeal to a wider audience, depending on the source. He also bought the rights to the original music. On May 20, 1904, the poem titled Newfoundland was changed to Newfoundland: An Ode and became the official national anthem. It fell out of favour when Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949, but in the 1980's, pride in our province was enjoying a resurgence and the song again became popular enough that it was named the provincial anthem. This was another first for Newfoundland, as we were the first province to adopt an anthem.  The Ode is unique in that it celebrates the natural beauty of the province rather than patriotism.  I hope you enjoyed this very first mini! I'll be back next week with a new episode. Talk to you then! http://NewfoundPod.com
01:46
April 8, 2019
Introducing NewfoundPod Minis - Mini Episodes on Newfoundland History
 Hey everyone! This is just a quick audio I'm dropping into the feed to let you know about something new with NewfoundPod - minis! On each off-week, I'm going to release a mini episode. When I'm researching topics, I always come across things that I find interesting, and I think you'd find interesting too, but there isn't quite enough for a full episode. So now, I'll be releasing minis on those topics. Each episode will hopefully be under 2 minutes long, and the first one will be released on Monday. I hope you will enjoy them, and I'll talk to you soon! 
00:32
April 5, 2019
Al Clouston - NewfoundPod - A Bite-Sized Podcast About Newfoundland
Welcome to Season 2 of NewfoundPod. In this episode, I explain my extra long hiatus and talk to you about Al Clouston.  Al Clouston, also known as Uncle Al, was a folklorist, a storyteller and a humourist. He started out as a salesman, and after he retired in the seventies, he released several books and albums of Newfoundland humour that he had been collecting since the age of 17.  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. 
14:19
April 1, 2019
Hiatus - Happy Holidays!
Hi everyone, welcome back to NewfoundPod. This isn't an episode, but just a quick update in your feeds to let you know that the podcast is on hiatus. It's just a short one, I'll be back in January with regular episodes. In the meantime, you can check out the fogbank at thefogbank.ca for more Newfoundland themed podcasts. If you haven't, you can listen to my older episodes at NewfoundPod.com. Thanks everyone, have a great holiday season, and I'll talk to you in 2019!
00:32
November 24, 2018
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
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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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