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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 : )
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: http://www.patkanephoto.com/
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: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/mbzjep/what-its-like-being-in-a-sex-club-in-canadas-north
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.
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 : )