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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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Featured Series
  • 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.

  • The 2021 Voices of the Street anthology, “INSIDE we are all the same,” jumps from the page in this special podcast series. For four Megaphone storytellers, poetry and prose from last year’s special literary edition are a starting point for exploring the themes that moved them — in a whole new form: audio storytelling.

  • Experiences of gendered work are multifaceted. Common concepts like the glass ceiling or the gender wage gap, don’t even come close to scratching the surface of the varying barriers and experiences that women and gender diverse people face within their working lives. From dealing with sexualized work environments, to juggling work and home lives near and far, to retirement — these experiences not only vastly differ from men’s, but also vastly differ for feminized workers across differing social intersections such as age, race, nationality, and more.

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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Our Production Team

Am Johal

Steve Tornes

Alyha Bardi

Melissa Roach

Paige Smith

Kathy Feng

Alex Masse

Host / Director

Copywriter & Transcriber / Program Coordinator

Interim Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Sound Editor & Mixer / Program Assistant

Sound Editor & Mixer / Research Assistant

Communications and Podcast Specialist

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