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Dispatches from the Scandimaniac

Dispatches from the Scandimaniac

By Rylund Johnson
Recorded aboard a converted fishing trawler, the Scandimaniac is stuck in the ice of Great Slave Lake, where “Captain" Rylund Johnson talks mostly about himself, life in the Knife and what being human is all about. Storm Warning: nothing said on this podcast should be taken seriously. Thanks for listening, subscribe today!
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#25 - Kate Reid Boards the Scandimaniac
Kate Reid boards the Scandimaniac and we talk Yellowknife, Burning Man, Brrrlesque, and GNWT. 
September 19, 2019
#24 - Jimmy Thomson boards the Scandimaniac
Jimmy boards the Scandimaniac and we talk mining, journalism, climate change, and his departure from Yellowknife. Jimmy Thomson is a Yellowknife-based freelance journalist. He has worked as a CBC videojournalist and has bylines in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Geographic, Hakai Magazine, National Geographic and elsewhere. Since completing his master’s in journalism at UBC he has reported from nine countries — seven in the Arctic — on topics ranging from war refugees to climate change to the Chinese environmental movement. He has had a neuroanatomy paper accepted in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, two films accepted at the Dead North Film Festival, and was a contributor to the #1 nonfiction bestseller book in Canada, The Canadaland Guide to Canada. He has won awards and fellowships from the Canadian Association of Journalists, the American Society of Professional Journalists, the Norwegian government, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian International Development Agency, and several others.
September 15, 2019
#23 - Sam Gamble boards the Scandimaniac
Sam Gamble, co-founder of Cloudworks, boards the Scandimaniac and we talk housing policy, economic realities of the North, rentier states, politics and bureaucracy. 
September 10, 2019
#22 - Jack Miltenberger boards the Scandimaniac
Jack boards the Scandimaniac and we talk Hay River, Yellowknife, Climate Change, Religion, and Globalism. Thanks Jack, for coming on the podcast and ranting with me! 
August 26, 2019
#21 - Simon-Olivier Gagnon Boards the Scandimaniac
Simon-Olivier Gagnon boards the Scandimaniac and we talk, meditation, Radio Taïga, Giant Mine, and Simon's attempts to capture Yellowknife in sound over the summer. 
August 22, 2019
#20 - Skye Plowman Boards the Scandimaniac
Skye Plowman boards the Scandimaniac and we talk performing, tourism, bartending, and the awesome talented people in Yellowknife. 
August 20, 2019
#19 - Taylor Saracuse boards the Scandimaniac
Taylor Saracuse boards the Scandimaniac and we talk traveling, building community, Yellowknife, Dead North and bringing intention to your life.
August 19, 2019
# 18 - Miles Neglak-Voss Boards the Scandimaniac
Miles, boards the Scandimaniac and we talk identity, social anxiety, family, carpentry and life in the Knife. I enjoy the raw, unedited nature of this episode more that most. Just because a conversation ain't easy, doesn't mean it ain't worth it. Enjoy! Subscribe where ever Podcasts are found today!
July 27, 2019
# 17 - Rob Warburton Boards the Scandimaniac
Rob Warburton, co-founder of CloudWorks real estate investment company and one of the most civically engaged people I know, boards the Scandimaniac. Generally, the theme of this podcast is Yellowknife life, and people's personal stories, but in typical fashion me and Rob delved into politics, housing, business plans and our usual rants about what our governments could be doing better. Actually quite happy with the way this episode turned out and CloudWorks is an example to business owners everywhere on how to be a leader in the community. 
July 25, 2019
# 16 - Coleen Canney Boards the Scandimaniac
Coleen Canney, soon to be Coleen Hardisty, boards the Scandimaniac and we talk colonialism, identity, performance, the North, and much more. I really enjoyed recording this episode. Coleen was worried about being soft-spoken at first, but listening back she commands your attention the whole episode through and has an auditory presence I could only dream of.
July 23, 2019
#15 Nicole Goodman Boards the Scandimaniac
Nicole Goodman boards the Scandimaniac and we talk the life of a shift worker, how to keep sane, curate space, communicate and live life being you. 
May 17, 2019
#14 - Robyn Scott Boards the Scandimaniac
Robyn Scott boards the Scandimaniac and we talk teaching, polyamory, social anxiety, wearing many hats, art, and owning your true identity. Robyn is truly a person who I look up to and admire in the passion she brings to every aspect of her life. Thanks Robyn!
May 17, 2019
#13 - Alex Perrett Boards the Scandimaniac
Alex Perrett boards the Scandimaniac and we talk hunting, mental health, addictions and how to deal with being a human. Thanks for sharing your story Alex, your ownership and honesty in this episode is truly inspiring.
May 02, 2019
#12 - Zain Ali Boards the Scandimaniac
Zain boards the Scandimaniac and we talk identity, anthropology, archeology, psychedelics and a little Yellowknife. 
March 15, 2019
#10 - Baby Brian boards the Scandimanic
Brian Weadick aka "Baby Brian" boards the Scandimaniac and we talk about music, quitting your job, finding your passions, and whether we are good at having conversations? Find out for yourself and suscribe today!
March 03, 2019
#9 - Roxanne Davies boards the Scandimaniac
Roxanne Davies, star of the real life Yellowknife soap opera Days of Our Knives, boards the Scandimaniac. We talk about friendship, getting older, and being two bipolar people who get easily distracted... What!? Squirrel!
March 02, 2019
#8 - Sadetło Scott boards the Scandimaniac
Sadetło boards the Scandimaniac and we talk about Yellowknife vs Whitehorse, Tłı̨chǫ  culture, impact of residential schools, catholicism, Dead North and the horror genre. Be advised we cover a lot of ground here and there are lots of heavy topics touched on. Clearly when dealing with such subjects there is more than can ever be said in an hour, and we both wish to be respectful to anyone who has experienced trauma related to the numerous issues discussed. Also, storm warning: were both dummies just having a conversation as we figure out our place in the world : )
February 26, 2019
#7 - Maddy Tetrault boards the Scandimaniac
Maddy Tetrault boards the Scandimaniac and we talk pretend like we know how to talk about art, yellowknife, and why people can't have conversations anymore. 
February 21, 2019
#6 - Pat Kane Boards the Scandimaniac
Pat Kane boards the Scandimaniac and we talk about Northern identity, houseboaters, photography, and Dead North Film Festival. Check out Pat's photography work at the link below:
February 16, 2019
#5 - Jake Olson boards the Scandimaniac
Jake Olson boards the Scandimaniac and we talk about gold, meditation,  feelings, relationships, flying para-motors and jumping in Great Slave Lake at minus 40. 
February 14, 2019
#4 - Jessica Quantick-Davey boards the Scandimaniac
Jessica Quantick-Davey boards the Scandimaniac and we talk about sex, memes and relationships. Jessica recently wrote an article on the BDSM community in Yellowknife which is available here:
February 10, 2019
#3 - Katherine Raymond boards the Scandimaniac
I actually didn't mean to record a podcast about mental health with my friend Katherine Raymond on Bell Let's Talk day, but since it happened maybe their crappy phone company can give me some sponsorship money? Come on Bell, I don't have internet on the boat and I have to go to cafes to upload this. Help a brother out.
February 04, 2019
#2 - Mikaela Robertson boards the Scandimaniac
Mikaela Robertson, lawyer, mother of two humans, and person who thinks smarter than me, boards Scandimaniac and talks about motherhood.
February 04, 2019
#1 - Julaine Debogorski boards the Scandimaniac
Julaine Debogorski boards the Scandimaniac and we talk friendship, feelings, and yellowknife. This morning I decided to start a podcast where I interview people on my boat, the HMS Scandimaniac from the shores of Great Slave Lake. Julaine Louise responded to a group message asking if anyone wanted to be interviewed, and we recorded it this afternoon. Take a listen, or don't, to the first episode of Dispatches from the Scandimaniac : )
February 04, 2019