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Postal Code Chronicles - A Canadian Podcast

Postal Code Chronicles - A Canadian Podcast

By Matthew Fok

Postal Code Chronicles is a Canadian podcast series dedicated exploring the stories of prominent people and its significance with our communities. We noticed that our media is saturated with American stories and wanted to provide a platform to see what success can look like in a Canadian context. We interview artists, academics, entrepreneurs, community leaders and anyone with a story to tell. Our team is mainly based in Toronto and Edmonton.
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#23: Finding the Voice of Your EP with Stephanie French
#23: Finding the Voice of Your EP with Stephanie French
Stephanie is an R&B/Neo-Soul singer-songwriter from Alberta. In this interview we discuss her new EP “Diary of Stephanie”, which is available on all streaming platforms.She is involved in a variety of Edmonton-based projects including fan favourite “Black Everyday” by Arlo Maverick and she was also featured as the Starlight Sessions’ Artist Of the Day. Stephanie also authored “I am”, a self-explorative poetry book about race and gender, the influence of close friends and family, and the complexities of a relationship with God. Spotify  Instagram
23:26
August 19, 2021
#22: "Edmonton is at a Pivotal Moment" with Amarjeet Sohi, 2021 Mayoral Candidate
#22: "Edmonton is at a Pivotal Moment" with Amarjeet Sohi, 2021 Mayoral Candidate
We interview Amarjeet Sohi, Edmonton 2021 Mayoral Candidate about his experiences as an ETS bus driver, his political journey as the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and his 2021 mayoral campaign. Amarjeet served as an Edmonton City Councillor of Ward 6 from 2007 to 2010, and then Edmonton City Councillor from 2010 to 2015. After that Amarjeet went on to represent the Edmonton Mill Woods as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 2015 to 2018 first, as the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and then as the Minister of Natural Resources from 2018 to 2019. But before all of that he was a taxi driver, and an Edmonton City bus driver. Now he is running for Mayor of Edmonton in the election this October 2021. Amarjeet Sohi  Facebook Instagram Twitter -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
28:08
July 20, 2021
#21: Reimagining Communitites with Dany Ko of Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) / Queer & Trans Asian Youth (QTAY)
#21: Reimagining Communitites with Dany Ko of Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) / Queer & Trans Asian Youth (QTAY)
We interview Dany Ko (siya/伊 or they/them), youth program coordinator of Asian Community AIDS Services and Queer & Trans Asian Youth (QTAY). We learn more about the “When You’re Ready” program, and the challenges specific to queer east and south-east asians, and also what it means to use storytelling as a way of reimagining communities. IG - @queerasianyouth CBC article ACAS Website: http://acas.org Dany Ko - mxkocreates.art.blog -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
25:43
July 04, 2021
#20: A Glass of Wine with Your Personal Finances with Matthew Siwiec of The Friendly Financial Coach - Podcast Crossover
#20: A Glass of Wine with Your Personal Finances with Matthew Siwiec of The Friendly Financial Coach - Podcast Crossover
In this episode, we interview Matthew Siwiec, CFP, the Head Financial Literacy Coach of the Friendly Financial Coach and the host of the podcast: Simple Money Podcast - Canadian Personal Finance. We talk about his business, his podcast, the financial advisory industry in Canada, and the most important things to know when dealing with your Personal Finances. -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits:  Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
33:26
June 13, 2021
#19: Food Writing in the #MeToo Era with Ivy Knight
#19: Food Writing in the #MeToo Era with Ivy Knight
We interview Ivy Knight, journalist, cultural programmer, filmmaker, cookbook author and self-declared memelord. We talk about her career, the #MeToo movement in the restaurant world, and how memes have become a popular coping mechanism. You can follow Ivy on her instagram page @Ivyporkchopknight, her meme instagram page @allezceline or on Twitter @IvyKnight Trigger Warning: Sexism, Sexual Assault, Sex with Minors -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
34:12
May 31, 2021
#18: Ethical Fashion: A Trend That Lasts - with Brandy Mercredi of FRANC
#18: Ethical Fashion: A Trend That Lasts - with Brandy Mercredi of FRANC
We interview Brandy Mercredi, Founder of FRANC, a clothing brand that focuses on basics made ethically in Canada. We talk about her journey of starting her own business, what it means for clothing to be sustainably sourced and what shoppers should look out for in their clothing. You can visit the FRANC webpage to learn more: https://wearfranc.com/ or follow them on instagram @wearfranc -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
24:19
May 14, 2021
#17: The Fight for Caribou Conservation with Dr. Justina Ray
#17: The Fight for Caribou Conservation with Dr. Justina Ray
We interview Dr. Justina Ray, President and Senior Scientist of Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, about her journey to a career in wildlife conservation, the state of caribou conservation in Canada, and what needs to happen to reverse caribou population decline. To learn more about the work of Dr. Justina Ray and the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada you can visit them on Instagram at WCS.Canada and on Twitter at WCS_Canada or on their website, wcscanada.org -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
48:07
April 25, 2021
#16: Homelessness in Canada with Jamie Rogers
#16: Homelessness in Canada with Jamie Rogers
In this episode we speak with Jamie Rogers, Manager of the Homeless & Housing Development Department of the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society. We talk about the systemic causes of homelessness in Canada, housing policies, and her motivations. -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
28:46
March 29, 2021
#15: The Canadian Dream with Mohamad Fakih of Paramount Fine Foods
#15: The Canadian Dream with Mohamad Fakih of Paramount Fine Foods
Mohamad is the founder of the restaurant chain, Paramount Fine Foods. He is also known for his charitable work through the Fakih Foundation and being a Canadian representative of the UN Human Rights Commission. He was also named one of Toronto’s Top 50 Most Influential People of 2019 by Toronto Life. Mohamad Fakih was presented the key to the City of Mississauga last year. In this episode we talk about how he started his journey as an immigrant business-person, why he fights so hard for refugees, and his vision for the Canadian dream. Mohamad Fakih: Paramount Fine Foods Paramount Fine Foods Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/paramountfinefoodsofficial/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/mohamadfakih8) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ceo_mohamad.paramount/?hl=en) -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
30:59
March 15, 2020
#14: The Making of "Toronto's Hot Sauce" with Karthy Subramaniam of LITS
#14: The Making of "Toronto's Hot Sauce" with Karthy Subramaniam of LITS
Karthy Subramaniam is the co-founder of LITS (Lost In the Sauce), a hot sauce brand made in Toronto, Ontario. LITS' “Burning Mango” was the winner of the Best Medium Heat Hot Sauce at the Heatwave Hamilton Hot Sauce Expo 2019. In this episode we talk about the making of the heat, the vision for the company, and we try some hot sauces. “All of our sauces are made locally in Toronto, Ontario and are all-natural, gluten-free, vegan, and low sodium (less than 1% per serving size).” — LITS  You can learn more about LITS on their website (https://lostinthesauce.ca/) and their instagram @litssauce.  -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
36:53
March 02, 2020
#13: Navigating Racial Identity through Comics with Pearl Low
#13: Navigating Racial Identity through Comics with Pearl Low
Pearl Low is an Afro-Asian Story Artist based in Vancouver, BC where she practices Animation as a Story Artist. In this episode we talk with Pearl Low about her experiences as an illustrative artist in Vancouver, her self-published and autobiographical comic, “TENSION”, and we also play some games! You can find more of her work on her instagram (@fumichun), website (Pearllow.com), or her kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2062802457/tension).  -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
38:42
January 03, 2020
#12: How to start your own agency with Miracle Kerr of Miracle Management
#12: How to start your own agency with Miracle Kerr of Miracle Management
Miracle Kerr is the Founder and Agency Director of Miracle Management. Miracle Management is a personalized brand management agency focusing on the development and management of Toronto’s diverse models, actors, and artists. Miracle utilises her time to work closely with our diverse roster to build brands that transcend the title of model, actor, or artist. Focusing her time on entrepreneurial endeavours, networking at Toronto’s exclusive events, expanding the roster, and developing or collaborating on projects to exercise her creative muscle. In this episode we talk about what exactly her brand management agency does, how studios can bring properly representation of minorities into entertainment, and her next steps in giving back to the community. You can learn more about her work on her website (www.miraclemgmt.ca) or on her instagram @miraclemgmt.  -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
38:03
November 18, 2019
#11: Not Your Typical City Councillor, Kristyn Wong-Tam
#11: Not Your Typical City Councillor, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Kristyn Wong-Tam is the Toronto City Councillor of Ward 13 — Toronto Centre. She is a human rights activist, entrepreneur, and the co-founder of Asian Canadians for Equal Marriage which helped successfully advocate for the legalization of same sex marriage in Canada in 2005. She works with 7 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) and 7 Committee and Boards throughout the City. In this episode we talk about her road to City Hall from a homeless youth to City Councillor.  You can learn more about her work on her website (www.kristynwongtam.ca) or at their instagram/twitter @kristynwongtam.  -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
44:58
June 06, 2019
#10: Indigenous Activism through Pop Art with Chippewar
#10: Indigenous Activism through Pop Art with Chippewar
Jay Soule is a multidisciplinary artist also known as “Chippewar”. Jay is one of the most underrated artists. His work is truly inspiring and thought-provoking. Quoting from one article (Skindigenous): “Jays internationally recognized work expresses much of the angst of today’s indigenous population in Canada.” In this episode we discuss three pieces of his work and his journey to where he is today. You can find his work at Chippewar.com and instagram at @chippewar -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
52:55
May 21, 2019
#9: Matching your money with your values through impact investing with Adam Spence
#9: Matching your money with your values through impact investing with Adam Spence
Adam Spence the founder and director of the Social Venture Connexion (SVX) at MaRS. He is also the co-founder of both the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing and the School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario. Before his time at MaRS, Adam was executive director of the Ontario Association of Food Banks and a community leader speaking out on issues related to education, poverty and social finance. In 2002, Adam was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, and in 2012 he was named one of McMaster University’s 125 People of Impact. We talk about his journey from non-profit organizations into social finance and how he is creating an impact while maintaining a healthy return.  Postal Code Chronicles Instagram Facebook Website -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
42:05
May 04, 2019
#8: Africadian History and "How to Not Be Bamboozled" with George Elliott Clarke
#8: Africadian History and "How to Not Be Bamboozled" with George Elliott Clarke
George Elliott Clark is one of the most prolific Canadian poets and playwrights. He is most known for his chronicles and exploration of the history of Black Canadian communities of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. As well he coined the term “Afracadia”. Among his many accomplishments, he was the 7th Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, he was appointed the Governor General’s award for Poetry, the Order of Nova Scotia in 2006, and the Office of the Order of Canada in 2008. We talk about the Africadian history, the contradictory nature of the British North American Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the erasure of African-Canadian history.  -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
34:32
April 07, 2019
#7: Do You Queer What I Queer - Podcast Crossover
#7: Do You Queer What I Queer - Podcast Crossover
In this episode we sit down and talk with Thom, El, and Jessie from the hilarious podcast, Do You Queer What I Queer?. We learn about the people behind the show and also play some games. We also talk about how DYQWIQ came to be, what they have learned and what we can expect in the near future.  Also Jessie was fired in this episode.   You can find them on instagram at @dyqwiq. -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
46:01
March 24, 2019
#6: Emmanuelle Chateauneuf's Journey Back to "Queen Street"
#6: Emmanuelle Chateauneuf's Journey Back to "Queen Street"
We talk with Emmanuelle Chateauneuf about her experiences as a Filipino immigrant in the small town of Sault Ste Marie, her experience at Sheridan College and also how sometimes you need to be confrontational and shout your way to publishing your first book.  During the day-time she works as a teacher shaping the minds of tomorrow, and during the weekends and night-time she has contributed and created many amazing works such as The Feathertale Review, Captain Canuck, her online comic strip “The Daily Comics”. Today we talk about her published graphic novel “Queen Street” and also her progress on her second graphic novel “Saint Anthony’s School for Misplaced Children.”   You can find her work at her instagram @emmanuellechateauneuf -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
34:05
March 02, 2019
#5: Dave Mowat, what it meant to be CEO of ATB Financial
#5: Dave Mowat, what it meant to be CEO of ATB Financial
We talk with Dave Mowat, who was the CEO of ATB Financial for 11 years. We talk about the Alberta economy, what makes a good CEO, and experience at Al Gore's training bootcamp. We learn about what it means to be a CEO and a leader today. -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
36:54
February 16, 2019
#4: Tina Yeonju Oh, another feminist killjoy talks about climate justice
#4: Tina Yeonju Oh, another feminist killjoy talks about climate justice
We speak with Tina Oh, an award-winning environmentalist and organizer. CBC named her one of the top 13 Canadian environmentalists and she also won the 2018 Brouwer Youth Award. She is also a Canadian Youth Delegate who attends the annual UN COP meeting. In this episode, we talk about her work as a core organizer of Divest MTA, her experience at COP 24 in Poland and what it means to be a feminist killjoy.  -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
58:11
February 11, 2019
#3: Empowering Women with Modest Fashion and Hijabs, Wedad Amiri
#3: Empowering Women with Modest Fashion and Hijabs, Wedad Amiri
In this episode, we speak with Wedad Amiri, the founder and fashion designer of Afflatus Hijab. We learn about how Wedad went from being a government employee to a designer and founder of her own company. We also talk about what modest clothing is, about her walk in the 2018 Maarkah New York Fashion Week, her newest clothing line, and how she uses her company to empower women and destigmatize mental illness.  You can visit her store at afflatushijab.com -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
36:45
February 02, 2019
#2: "Canada's Appa" and More! with Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Part 2
#2: "Canada's Appa" and More! with Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Part 2
Our guest today is Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, the actor who plays "Appa" on Kim's Convenience. Our guest today is a writer, comedian, father, immigrant and an award-winning actor. He has won the Canadian Screen Award for the Best Lead Actor and he was the host for the CBC show, "Canada's Smartest Person Junior." Postal Code Chronicles Instagram Facebook Website -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
44:57
January 19, 2019
#1: "Canada's Appa" and More! with Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Part 1
#1: "Canada's Appa" and More! with Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Part 1
 Our guest today is Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, the actor who plays "Appa" on Kim's Convenience. Our guest today is a writer, comedian, father, immigrant and an award-winning actor. He has won the Canadian Screen Award for the Best Lead Actor and he was the host for the CBC show, "Canada's Smartest Person Junior." -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
44:30
January 05, 2019
#0: PCC Mic Check
#0: PCC Mic Check
Thanks for listening to our mic check.  -- Be a part of our Patreon community! As a Patreon contributor you can get the following benefits: Fan shout-out! We will give you a shout-out in a future episode. We will give you early access to new PCC merch, including stickers and tote bags! You will be able to submit fan questions for upcoming guests that we have on our show! You will keep getting more Postal Code Chronicles. As long as you are a Patreon member we will continue making quality episodes!
00:32
December 21, 2018