The UnDad Podcast

I love the rain

An episode of The UnDad Podcast

By Trent Wilkie
The UnDad Podcast is a podcast about family and how you are formed by your environment. Created by Trent Wilkie, a journalist, humourist, producer, husband, and stay-at-home father of two located in Alberta, Canada. Visit him at www.TheUnDad.com.
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Did they make the right choice?
In this episode I chat with former NHLer and current radio host Jason Strudwick. We cover topics ranging from adoption, hockey, parenthood, poetry, and a hypothetical room full of cocaine. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song.
29:40
December 5, 2018
The Questioneer
In this episode, Trent answers the many, many questions that his rabid fanbase* sent in to him. Some of them are funny, some sincere, and some are about corn nuts. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song. Additional danke to Josh Woodward for the background tracks on the ads. *Just random folks (and his family) who were polite enough to answer his requests for questions.
34:20
November 28, 2018
No biting
This bad boy goes off the rails in all the best ways possible. I chat with the hilariously enabling Christine Bruckmann about the new Alberta Museum, legalized marijuana, how much I hate lentils, being a crazy parent, and dealing with hate when blogging. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song. Additional danke to Josh Woodward for the background tracks on the ads.
56:40
November 21, 2018
Julie Rohr Part 2
In no specific order: Julie and I talk about the 'D' word, journalism, connecting to people you can't connect to, understanding, being brought up religious, giving yourself grace, and even though you have cancer you still have to be a parent. This conclusion of the two-parter is a doozie. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song. Additional danke to Josh Woodward for the background tracks on the ads.
31:25
November 13, 2018
Julie Rohr Part 1
If you don't know who Julie Rohr is you are truly missing out. Currently battling a rare form of cancer, Jules is defined by her infectious smile, her love of life, and her all around resplendent radness. Just listen and find out what I mean. Part 2 coming out next week. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song. Additional danke to Josh Woodward for the background tracks on the ads.
36:39
November 7, 2018
The good Witch of the true North
I catch up with Lindsey McNeill about what it is like to be adopted as an adult, how her and her mom are writing a book about the experience, and what it is like to be a screenwriter, producer, witch, and tarot card reader (and then she reads my tarot cards). This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song. Additional danke to Josh Woodward for the background tracks on the ads.
1:03:45
October 29, 2018
I moved back
In this episode I catch up with Antonio Bavaro (alter drag ego Connie Lingua) and chat about Montreal, excessive nostalgia, family influence, and his newest endeavour that will spotlight the Edmonton queer and trans community. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song. Additional danke to Josh Woodward for the background tracks on the ads.
43:31
October 23, 2018
Both of those masters are served
In this episode I interview Dave Bidini about his new book 'Midnight Light' and all things artistic and important. Stay tuned after the credits for a bonus interview. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song. Additional danke to Josh Woodward for the background tracks on the ads.
17:53
October 16, 2018
What if people want to bring their own dogs?
In this episode, I speak with Ainsley Hillyard and Jezebel about sharing the stage, pooping on stage, their sci fi show 'Jezebel, at the Still Point', how to extrapolate your verteron exit vector, and the deep and tangible love that people have for their pets.
39:31
October 9, 2018
Know what I mean jelly bean?
In this one, I talk to myself about the upcoming changes to the UnDad podcast. I talk Metro Shorts, Metro Cinema, Edmonton Comedy Festival, Up Late With Dana Andersen, Dave Bidini, Litfest, Hold the Dark, New Girl, F&M, and these silly things humans call emotions. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song.
19:16
October 2, 2018
It's like nothing else
Elizabeth Wilkie is not only my mechanic, she is my wife. Join us as we talk about our worries for the future, the past, and the future past. With a special cameo from Little Hell. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song.
49:54
September 26, 2018
Thus far in review with producer Andrew Paul
Having Andrew Paul as a producer is like having a wizard/scientist friend that, no matter how under the influence you are, supports your crazy ideas and helps bring them to life. So, yeah, of course I was going to pick his brain. Jesus. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song.
32:46
September 19, 2018
Never use it as an excuse
Mr. Owen Brierley is a delight to talk to. Join us as we chat about what it is like growing up being legally deaf, what a lawnmower parent is, and how everyone should have their own personal version of 'It's All Gone Pete Tong'. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song.
1:01:31
September 11, 2018
I have a ghost in my head and I call it Garglemax
I got an implant that connects to a wizard class synthetic user interface. It's like 'Alexa' that only I can hear. It's for science. Everything is fine.
21:33
September 5, 2018
Who would win in a fight, Mr. Rogers or Jesus?
Scott C. Bourgeois and I talk about our respective adoptions, what part of your body you should eat first if you were trapped on an island, all the effing podcasts he is involved with, and the best of kid lit.
1:03:15
August 29, 2018
Jana O'Connor PT 2
The second of two parts of our Jana O'Connor interview (please listen to the first one if you already haven't). To get to the point: Jana is a jewel in the crown of the Canadian arts scene. She is triple H (not the goddamn wrestler): humble, humorous, and ensconced with humanity. We talk about working in the arts, being your own hero, and what it is like dealing with the brokenness of society and still being able to love deliberately. Oh yeah, we also talk about a mysterious box of bones. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song.
28:47
August 22, 2018
Jana O'Connor PT 1
As the Etruscans put it, this one was a doozy. Join me and Jana O'Connor as we cover everything from antiquated idioms to how to butt in line at the dentist (and everything in between). We talked so long that I had to cut it in two. I had to cut it in two because there wasn't enough crap to cut out of it. Such a good problem. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song.
36:20
August 15, 2018
I think the Jedi have it all wrong
There is some rampant nerdery as Darren Pleavin and I talk horror movies, horror feelings, invisible motorcycles, family horror, and some scary stuff that left us holding each other, cerebrally. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to Caitlynn Legris for her recording and vocal talents for the new intro intro. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the use of ‘Fugitive’ as a theme song.
47:19
August 8, 2018
His Dumbledore is Shit
Garglemax handles the heavy lifting while I talk shop with Dave Breakenridge, the Managing Editor of the Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, and Edmonton Examiner. Topics covered: Helicopter parents, swearing, ADHD, Harry Potter readings in character, the 10/3 Podcast, columnists as journalists, and where not to get a tattoo.
41:48
August 2, 2018
I'm still doing comedy
Ken Valgardson answers the phone for a content over audio quality interview. We chat comedy, teaching, parenting, and child bowels. It truly is a magical time to be alive. Powered by ATB and the Alberta Podcast Network with help from the Edmonton Community Foundation.
20:57
July 25, 2018
We're heroes
A rousing conversation with Elena Porter where we talk about being an actor and parent, the great Arlington Apartment fire of 2005, murder, and buying a horse. Powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network.
1:00:19
July 18, 2018
Porch Fire
Laughter, a short Western novella, and Elizabeth does her best to tell the future while translating 'baby'.
12:04
July 11, 2018
'Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch
Interviews, soundscapes, and a twisted children's fairytale that is most definitely not for children. Alternate title: The Supple People.
13:11
July 4, 2018
I love the rain
A Richard Attenborough-esque escape into a vast wet landscape filled with drugs, nudity, and a random sense of personal responsibility.
08:07
June 27, 2018
Werewolves of Wondon
The UnDad is away with the pagans at North Country Fair leaving Garglemax to do all the work. There is a little bit of everything, and everyone, in this glitter box.
11:16
June 20, 2018
I'm going to sing you guys a song
Cartoonist, journalist and fatherist Chad Hukulak joins Team UnDad to talk about personal art, lying, and why one shouldn't pay for their child's first sexual experience. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton (@defendtherhino) for the theme song. Find me at theundad.com or on twitter @theundad.
34:32
June 13, 2018
Interlude
This is Garglemax. I hacked into the UnDad's phone and Google Home. Welcome to some random silliness.
11:30
June 6, 2018
Kathleen Smith part 2: The sleeping bag shuffle
Part 2 of our interview with Kathleen Smith (@KikkiPlanet). We talk about coping with masturbation, dealing with sports based emotions, and getting your period as a Mormon youth. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton for the theme song (twitter.com/defendtherhino).
26:45
May 30, 2018
Twitter pain in the ass
Part one of our interview with Kathleen Smith (@KikkiPlanet). We talk about coping with the death of a child, being an opinionated woman on social media, and public pooping. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton for the theme song (twitter.com/defendtherhino). Visit me at www.theundad.com or follow me on twitter @theundad.
22:48
May 23, 2018
Deal With It
Brent Felzien espouses his trepidation of teaching his kids about hte Internet and why it actually does take teamwork to make a dream work. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton for the theme song (twitter.com/defendtherhino). Visit me at www.theundad.com or follow me on twitter @theundad.
33:23
May 15, 2018
I Slit The Sheets
Wherein we chat with Gaia Willis and what it is like to come out to your teenage child (who doesn't really care). Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton for the theme song (twitter.com/defendtherhino). Visit me at www.theundad.com or follow me on twitter @theundad.
32:52
May 9, 2018
Space Age Dreamscape
I chat with Laurel Gregory about being a parent and why pot is overrated. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton for the theme song (twitter.com/defendtherhino). Visit me at www.theundad.com or follow me on twitter @theundad.
36:38
May 2, 2018
Gandalf is my co-pilot
I chat with Brahm Ollivierre about being a dad and why it is totally normal for a grown man to climb dangerous trees. Visit him here at www.troubadourcycles.com/. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Also, many thanks to the super talented Nathaniel Sutton for the theme song (twitter.com/defendtherhino). Visit me at www.theundad.com or follow me on twitter @theundad.
41:19
April 25, 2018
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