You Were Going To Be Fantastic

You Were Going To Be Fantastic

By You Were Going To Be Fantastic
A podcast about where you thought you'd be as a grown-up, where you actually are, and how that makes you feel. Hosted by Jenny Ryan.
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Episode 21: Ryan Moccasin
Ryan thought he was going to be an engineer....or maybe an entrepreneur....no make that a DJ...wait, actually make that a satirist. Oh! I know. Maybe a physicist. Possibly a basketball player...? Who knows. It's hard to say -- but one thing we do know: Ryan is living his best life.
42:01
April 3, 2019
Episode 20: Keith Bastian
Keith's childhood dream was to be a house-husband -- and he might just achieve it. In the meantime he's been having a whole lot of soap-opera-worthy adventures....Our most scandalous interview to date!
49:24
March 27, 2019
Episode 19: Joel Kroeker
Joel Kroeker started as an Evangelical Christian who wanted nothing more than a wife and a career in a Christian rock band. He ended up as a baker who's not even sure he's a Christian anymore. He got the wife, though!
1:10:30
March 17, 2019
Episode 18: Shannon Swekla
As a teenager, Shannon Swekla wanted nothing more than to end up as a stay-at-home mother, writing the next Great Canadian Novel during naptimes. She soon learned that nothing ever really goes to plan.
27:18
March 12, 2018
Episode 17: Danny Knight Interview
We're back! Jenny interviews the ever-charming Danny Knight about his obsessions which include, though are not limited to, fatherhood, stand-up, and World of Warcraft. As a bonus he brought along his guitar and performs two songs!
32:15
February 25, 2018
Episode 16: Dani Albert
Dani tells us about her journey from her childhood dreams of being a sniper to her adult dreams of comedy stardom.
33:32
May 22, 2017
Episode 15: Wulfgang
The enigmatic Dr Wulfgang talks with Jenny about his long, strange journey from the hockey rinks of Alberta to the comedy rooms of Saskatchewan.
52:45
May 3, 2017
Episode 14: Dustin Williamson and Dylan Williamson
We're back!! With a brand new episode that is TWO FOR ONE as Jenny sits down with stand-up comedians/twins Dustin Williamson and Dylan Williamson.
56:33
April 18, 2017
Episode 13: Super Special: La La Land review!
We went to see "La La Land" (Ann for the second time and Jenny for the first) and had to discuss it in the context of our podcast. What does it mean to pursue your dream and a relationship at the same time? What does the dream ballet mean? How is Sebastian like John Cusack in "Say Anything" and is Sebastian the worst boyfriend ever y/n? Tune in for these answers and more!
56:15
February 5, 2017
Episode 12: Courtney Lato
Happy New Year! We're back with our first episode of 2017, featuring comedian/teacher/actor/mother/model Courtney Lato. Learn all about how Courtney got into teaching, improv, stand-up comedy, and what it was like to go to modeling school as a teenager. Follow Courtney at twitter.com/CourtneyLato and follow US at twitter.com/ywgtbf, facebook.com/ywgtbf, and instagram.com/ywgtbf xo Jenny and Ann
46:13
January 9, 2017
Episode 11: Christy Bruce
This week we took our show on the road as Jenny broke in our new PORTABLE MICROPHONE in the best way possible: chatting with actor and improvisor Christy Bruce. We were lucky to catch up with Christy while she was in town with her one-woman improv show Blind Date. Christy is also the first person we'e interviewed who is literally living her dream. What is that like??? Tune in to find out. And keep up with Christy on Twitter @ChristyBruce11
26:35
November 29, 2016
Episode 10: John Thronberg
This week we were joined by John Thronberg, a chase producer for a morning TV show. Learn about his circuitous route from aspiring computer science student to theatre aficianado to entrepreneur to... lots of other things, actually. Here's the link to his short film, Salvation, as discussed in the episode --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZAWJGW-5Ik
1:07:11
November 12, 2016
Episode 9: Amber Christensen
This episode includes our interview with the multitalented Amber Christensen about her filmmaking work, her library work, her various degrees, the various cities she'd lived, and her decision to go with angled bangs. Learn more about Amber and her work at amberdchristensen.tumblr.com
38:36
October 30, 2016
Episode 8: Jim Drake
This week we got to speak with Jim Drake: teenage athlete, journalism-then-art-school student, fire watch lookout, family man, raconteur, and oh yes, library worker. NOTE: due to technical issues, the audio quality is not the best. The story is so great, though we just had to share it with you. xoxo
56:28
October 8, 2016
Episode 7: Nancy Ryan
This week we held our first family interview, as Ann and Jenny got the chance to sit with with Jenny's mother to learn about what it was like growing up in the Canadian prairies, her frugal trip to Europe, how she wound up in New Zealand and how she found her true calling at age 40.
59:22
September 26, 2016
Episode 6: Tasha Hubbard
Tasha Hubbard is a filmmaker, academic, mother, and overall very fantastic lady who just so happens to have turned in her PhD dissertation the same day we recorded this interview! Tune in to learn things like: how she got VCR tapes delivered to her as a kid, what happened when she tracked down her birth parents, and how she planned to finance her travels when she was five years old. Get a sense of Tasha's filmmaking work in her short film, Buffalo Calling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no1MYbYkTgY Please rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, TuneIn Radio or wherever you listen in! Every rating and review helps new listeners find out show. You can keep up with You Were Going To Be Fantastic at facebook.com/ywgtbf, Twitter @ywgtbf and on Instagram @ywgtbf. Help support our show by signing up for a free 30-day trial with Audible at audibletrial.com/youweregoingtbf. And a special thanks to CFCR-FM in Saskatoon for letting us use their space to record this week! Tune in to CFCR for amazing Saskatoon programming, streaming 24/7 at cfcr.ca
56:02
September 9, 2016
Episode 5: Charlie Clark
We were joined by Saskatoon City Councillor and Mayoral candidate Charlie Clark to learn things like: is his name really Charlie? What did he want to be when he was 5 years old? And why does he want to be Mayor of Saskatoon?
46:33
August 27, 2016
Episode 4: Lorraine
This week we speak with our first retiree, the fantastic Lorraine who is truly living her best life. Learn lots of things like: that time she counted how many bodies comprised a box of bones, what it means to lay out and paste-up Sunshine Girls, and what she's up to now.
43:51
August 13, 2016
Episode 3: Megan
This week, we get real with Megan, a woman who, among other fantastic things, carried a map of New York City everywhere with her for ten years despite not living there.
34:46
July 29, 2016
Episode 2: Ryan Holaday
Step into our friend's garage with Ann and Jenny for an interview with musician and tech person Ryan Holaday. Check out Ryan's guitar stylings at at http://www.youtube.com/user/ryanscissorhands
26:53
July 15, 2016
Episode 1: Jen and Julie
We interviewed friends Jen and Julie about their journey to getting where they are, in this case, in a garage during a Canada Day party being interviewed by us on a single mic.
23:04
July 2, 2016
Episode 0: Joe Geary
Our 0th episode! Join us to learn more about Joe Geary: Librarian, Jungian, and future film analyst.
26:04
June 20, 2016
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