Celebrating one year of Below the Radar

November 05, 2019

One year ago today, we released the very first episode of Below the Radar. It was 2018, and at that moment in time, BC was in the middle of an electoral referendum. Our very first episode was an interview with Maria Dobrinskaya of the Broadbent Institute on this topic.

29 episodes and 35 diverse guests later, Below the Radar celebrates one year! This podcast created a unique opportunity to learn more from community partners located at 312 Main. 312 Main is home to a dynamic community of entrepreneurs, artists and organizations committed to economic and social democracy, empowering one another – and the neighbourhood they are part of – to thrive. Working in community with these organizations allows us the opportunity to have conversations with community folks and academics who do interesting work and research in other contexts. 

Over the past year, the conversations that we’ve had with guests spanned environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues. Notable guests include acclaimed writer and novelist Amitav Ghosh, community activist and former East Vancouver Member of Parliament Libby Davies, documentary filmmaker Astra Taylor, and many others. The conversations that have come out over the past year have been extremely enlightening and enjoyable to have, and we’re excited for the conversations to come with other folks who are amplifying ideas that fly below the radar.

A recent podcast interview with Jarrett Martineau (left), the City of Vancouver’s cultural planner for music and the host/producer of CBC’s Reclaimed.

To celebrate this milestone, Below the Radar will host a live podcast recording as part of the 2019 Vancouver Podcast Festival, presented by DOXA. Be sure to join our host, Am Johal, and our special guest Glen Coulthard on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch for this presentation. This is a free event presented at the festival, and we hope that you’ll join us there!

You can find and listen to Below the Radar on SoundcloudApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also find us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, for news and other updates!

As Below the Radar continues to grow, we want to thank the folks who helped to get this project off the ground as well as those who continue to work behind the scenes on it. We also want to give a special thank you to all the guests who have shared their time and ideas with us.

Last but not least, we want to thank you for listening and sharing! We hope that Below the Radar will continue to be a part of your podcast listening, and we’ll catch you next time!

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