Below the Radar

A Knowledge
Democracy Podcast

Amplifying ideas that fly below the radar

We talk to trailblazing activists, artists, writers and academics about new projects and ideas at the intersection of politics, art and social change. The Below the Radar podcast is produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement and is hosted on the lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

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The views of our guests don't necessarily reflect those of the Below the Radar podcast or Simon Fraser University.
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Featured Series

  • Conversations with Arts and Culture Workers. See How We Run! is an original Below the Radar podcast mini-series looking at local arts collectives and organizations, highlighting conversations about creation, spacemaking, accessibility, and self-determination within the framework of Vancouver’s cityscape.

  • To visualize a better future, Below the Radar invites guests from across artistic and academic disciplines to discuss ways of working in solidarity amidst the climate crisis.

  • The Trip Diary is an original Below the Radar podcast series examining how we move through urban spaces. SFU Urban Studies alum and host Steve Tornes invites transportation enthusiasts and policymakers into conversation about the social and political factors that impact how transportation policy plays out on the ground.

Podcasts made in collaboration with SFU VOCE's Podcasting Hub

Gas Imaginary Conversations

Below the Radar has partnered with the Or Galley to bring you recordings of the Gas Imaginary Conversations series. The Gas Imaginary is a multi-disciplinary project using poetry, collaborative drawings, installation, moving images, and lectures to unpack the broader significance of ‘settler conceptualism’, the racial logic of the property form and fossil fuel-based labour politics as capital reaches the limits of land use.

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Minor Revisions

Minor Revisions is a podcast that demystifies the process of writing for academic journals, from the editors of EPC: Politics & Space. Each episode of Minor Revisions features the authors of a published article unpacking their publication and revealing some secrets behind it. Post-production for Minor Revisions is supported by Below the Radar at SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. 

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Climate Emergency Broadcast

Quiet Alarm: A Review of CBC's Climate Reporting is a community-engaged research project conducted by SFU's CERi in collaboration with the Climate Emergency Unit aimed at improving the climate reporting of the CBC. One of their key recommendations is for the CBC to develop a daily climate emergency broadcast to bring Canadians stories from the frontlines of the climate crisis. These sample recordings demonstrate what such a broadcast could sound like. Audio production and editing support provided by SFU's VOCE.

* Please note that these demos have not been endorsed by the CBC.

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Our Production Team


Audio Editing & Sound Mixing

Copywriting & Transcription

Am Johal

Julia Aoki, Kathy Feng, Samantha Walters

Julia Aoki, Kathy Feng, Steve Tornes, Samantha Walters

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