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Best Yvr podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Yvr podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Vancouver is one of the busiest film and television production centres on the planet. But who powers this thriving local industry? The YVR Screen Scene Podcast seeks to answer that question. Award-winning film and television journalist Sabrina Furminger conducts revealing interviews with the actors, filmmakers, and other talented artists who power the Vancouver film and television industry in this eye-opening twice-weekly podcast.
 
The Vancouver Presale Condos Podcast features developers and new condo projects across the Lower Mainland. It's your direct channel to our city's best developers, where you will hear from the source about what makes each project unique and how upcoming neigbourhoods are transforming. Join Adam and Matt Scalena, hosts of the Vancouver Real Estate Podcast, while they seek out new projects across Greater Vancouver for both investors and end-users at all price points.
 
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Fiona Forbes is a Vancouver media icon and veteran broadcaster who has interviewed more than 30,000 celebrities and newsmakers over the course of her career. Fiona hosted Urban Rush – later The Rush – on Shaw Television, before hosting the aptly titled talker, Fiona Forbes. She is currently senior creative producer and host for Hubcast Media. In th…
 
Showrunner Simon Barry returns to the YVR Screen Scene Podcast for a joyful and revealing conversation about Warrior Nun. Ten episodes of Warrior Nun dropped on Netflix on July 2, and almost immediately it became everyone’s newest obsession. The show is based on the comic book series Warrior Nun Areala by comic book artist Ben Dunn and tells the st…
 
Actor-playwright-columnist Omari Newton returns to the YVR Screen Scene Podcast to talk about the psychology of anti-maskers, dismantling white supremacy in the local film and television industry, being #40AF, and his upcoming podcast. Also: why does he choose to remain in Vancouver, and is the MCU’s Erik Killmonger a villain? Episode sponsor: UBCP…
 
The Order star Louriza Tronco reflects on Gabrielle Dupres’ wild season two story arc – including mauling the character played by her IRL BFF Sarah Grey and cozying up to Randall (played by Adam DiMarco) – and her own identity as a Filipino Canadian actress. Also: should Gabrielle feel guilty for what she did while Midnight was in control? All this…
 
Pop the champagne! The YVR Screen Scene Podcast is officially 100 episodes old – and for this epic podcasting milestone, we assembled an epic group of epic past guests for one epically epic episode (deserving of ALL of the “epics” in the preceding sentence): Amanda Tapping, Michael Eklund, Nicole Oliver, and Sharon Taylor. Over mid-morning, midweek…
 
We’ve packed two interviews into our milestone 99th episode! First up is a fascinating and wide-ranging catch-up with actor-producer John Cassini. John – who was recently nominated for three Leo Awards for acting – discusses his recent spate of passion projects (including Daughter and Volition), sharing screen-time with his brother Frank and wife J…
 
Netflix’s The Order is the epic, gory, sexy, emotional, and weirdly funny tale of two competing secret societies on a university campus: the titular Order, dedicated to practicing and protecting magic, and the Knights of St. Christopher, who are wisecracking, hard-drinking werewolves sworn to stamp out bad magic. The Order returned for its highly a…
 
Carmen Moore’s filmography is filled with complex characters wrestling with big emotions – characters like Simone on Godiva’s, Loreen on Arctic Air, and Leona Stoney on Blackstone. In the last decade, the industry seems to have woken up to Carmen’s immense talent: she’s received three Leo Awards for Best Lead Performance in a Dramatic Series for Bl…
 
Jacqueline Samuda has a Leo Award, two cats, a fan following for her work as the ruthless Goa'uld System Lord Nirrti on Stargate SG-1, and lots of stories to tell about all of the above. In this fascinating conversation with Sabrina Furminger, Jacqueline talks sci-fi, orphan kittens, her most memorable moment from her Stargate-SG1 days, fan convent…
 
Is the Vancouver film and TV industry racist? How can we dismantle anti-Black racism in the industry while servicing US shows that practice tokenism? What are micro-aggressions, and how and when do Black film workers experience micro-aggressions? Those are some of the questions covered in Amplifying Black Voices, a panel discussion organized by the…
 
Three documentarians with films screening as part of the 2020 DOXA Documentary Film Festival (which has moved online due to the pandemic) speak with Sabrina Furminger about their fearless fact-based work. Finding Sally director Tamara Dawit discusses her journey to learn everything she could about the activist aunt who went missing more than 40 yea…
 
Catherine Lough Haggquist is an award-winning actress, a producer, and an entrepreneur. She founded Biz Books in 1996, and she has more than 140 acting credits to her name, including Continuum, Supernatural, Chesapeake Shores, The Good Doctor, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, numerous Christmas movies, and, most recently, Freeform’s Motherland: Fort Sal…
 
Nicole Leier is an actor, a producer, a director, and an activist. She’s African Canadian, she’s currently in LA, and she’s been nominated for two Leo Awards for acting: one in 2017 for Black Chicks – which was written and directed by Neil LaBute and explores race and racism in cishet relationships – and another this year for A Score to Settle, in …
 
Lee Shorten is an actor and a filmmaker who brings a unique perspective to both of those roles. As an actor, Lee digs for nuance and authenticity. We saw it in The Man in the High Castle. We saw it in The Terror: Infamy. And we saw it in It’s Not You. It’s Not Me, a short film about sexuality. As a filmmaker, Lee is sensitive and fearless. He wrote…
 
Aubrey Arnason is a director, an actor, a television host, a writer, and a hard-working prairie girl who grew up in a hockey family. In 2017, Aubrey was named one of Canada's Top 3 emerging female directors by Women In View; more recently, she directed an episode of the Emmy-nominated series Dino Dana. She has been nominated for an astounding 12 Le…
 
Pow! Crash! Boom! Lauro Chartrand-DelValle is a stunt performer, stunt actor, stunt coordinator, stunt double, stunt consultant, stunt motorcyclist, director, producer, writer – seriously, what doesn’t this guy do? According to IMDB, Lauro has upwards of 400 credits: more than anyone who has ever sat in our studio. He’s won seven Leo Awards, as wel…
 
How can we combat the xenophobia and racism awakened by COVID-19? Barbara Lee from the Vancouver Asian Film Festival discusses the wave of attacks against Asians in North America, and how the organization’s #Elimin8Hate initiative aims to stem the tide. Episode sponsor: Fish Flight EntertainmentBy Sabrina Furminger
 
In this fascinating and no-holds-barred interview, award-winning multi-hyphenate Christie Will Wolf talks writing, directing, and producing made-for-television rom-coms and thrillers – and why her dystopian coming-of-age drama, Her Coming, is her most deeply personal work to date. Christie also discusses growing up on top of a ski shop and losing h…
 
Behold: a triple-bill of filmmaker interviews! Veteran documentarian Charles Wilkinson speaks about Haida Modern, his critically acclaimed deep-dive into the legacy and practice of Haida artist Robert Davidson; stunt artist-turned-filmmaker Dan Rizzuto reflects on his feature film directorial debut Torn: Dark Bullets, an action-thriller about polic…
 
CTV’s hit sitcom JANN stars iconic singer-songwriter Jann Arden as a fictionalized version of herself. It’s smartly written and brilliantly acted – somehow managing to be at once hilarious and profoundly moving – and it represents a “career achievement unlocked” for Vancouver screenwriter and showrunner Jennica Harper. Jennica has written and produ…
 
The “Big Guy” of the Vancouver film and television industry himself – Mr. Aleks Paunovic – returns to the YVR Screen Scene Podcast to preview his intense role on TNT’s highly anticipated Snowpiercer (including how it honours his real-life brother). He also reveals his middle name (Nebojsa!) AND his love of Hamilton, reflects on how his career goals…
 
Vincent Gale is an award-winning actor who has absolutely appeared in your favourite Vancouver series or film. Battlestar Galactica? He was Chief Peter Laird. Stargate Universe? He was Morrison. Bates Motel, Fathers & Sons, Supernatural, Hector and the Search for Happiness, Supergirl, Arrow, Sanctuary, Cold Squad, The Outer Limits, 21 Jump Street, …
 
Episode Seventy-Three could easily be divided into two separate episodes – one the riveting origin story of a busy screenwriter, and the other a deep-dive into the nuanced relationship between actor and scribe – but presented together, the separate story arcs form one incredible journey. Ted Sullivan is a writer and producer whose filmography inclu…
 
What will the cinema landscape look like after COVID-19? It’s one of the questions we posed to Tom Charity, the year-round programmer at VIFF Vancity Theatre, during a recent interview. In a normal year – a year unlike 2020 – VIFF Vancity Theatre is alive with film. It’s the home of the Vancouver International Film Festival, and in the weeks leadin…
 
It’s difficult to categorize actor David Lewis. Is he a comic actor? We’ve certainly seen him be funny: in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; as Lance in Morning Show Mysteries; as the perplexed dad in half of the commercials that are filmed in Vancouver. But he’s also an incredibly powerful dramatic actor, as evidenced by his performance in …
 
Actress and director Nicole Oliver (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; Mali of Denali) joins Sabrina Furminger over Skype to talk about self-care strategies in the time of COVID-19, and how she thinks the Vancouver film and television industry will change as a result of the pandemic. Also: Nicole reflects on voice-directing long-time peers like V…
 
Brian Markinson returns to the YVR Screen Scene Podcast to talk about his latest role: that of Buke on the APTN series Tribal. Tribal premiered on APTN on February 20 and is showrunner Ron E. Scott’s first outing after his critically acclaimed Blackstone concluded in 2015. Tribal stars Jessica Matten as Sam Woodburn, a young Indigenous woman who is…
 
Actress Briana Buckmaster (Supernatural) returns to the YVR Screen Scene Podcast to speak with Sabrina Furminger about keeping calm, acknowledging grief, and staying #WaywardAF during this unprecedented period of physical distancing. Also: a spirited edition of Favourite Things, in which Briana brings up a Star Wars project from 1984 that Sabrina h…
 
Before Roger Cross was an actor, he was a pilot – and a lot of what he learned in the cockpit informs the nuanced work he does today. Roger’s filmography is vast and includes Dark Matter, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Orphan Black, and the beloved Vancouver-shot time travel procedural Continuum, on which he played Travis Verta, a Liber8 …
 
Nimisha Mukerji is an award-winning producer and director for film and television whose work has been featured on National Geographic, VICE and OWN. Her debut feature 65_RedRoses was one of the first official selections by Oprah Winfrey for her Documentary Club. It told the story of Eva Markvoort’s journey from Cystic Fibrosis warrior to double-lun…
 
[CW: sexual abuse; branding; cults] Actress Sarah Edmondson doesn’t seem like the kind of person who would get swept up in a cult – and not just get swept up into a cult, but become one of its biggest recruiters and champions. And yet that is part of Sarah’s story – as is how Sarah escaped the cult, and worked to bring it down. Sarah Edmondson reco…
 
Jem Garrard is an in-demand director, writer, and producer who is quickly carving out her place as one of Canada’s top screen storytellers. Her 2017 sci-fi comedy web series Android Employed imagines a future where robots join the workforce, and it’s at once hilarious, revealing, and slickly produced. In 2018, she directed the entire fourth season …
 
The Vancouver film and television industry has all but shut down in the wake of COVID-19. How will film workers – many of whom live paycheck to paycheck – pay their bills? How can film workers stay socially and creatively engaged in this time of social distancing? These are unprecedented times. There is no rulebook for any of this – and because of …
 
Robin Dunne is a popular actor, director, and screenwriter who’s got a lot of stories to tell. Sci-fi fans first fell in love with Robin on Sanctuary, where he played Dr. Will Zimmerman, a forensic psychiatrist who is recruited by Amanda Tapping’s Dr. Helen Magnus to work for the mysterious Sanctuary Network. Robin wrote and directed A.R.C.H.I.E. a…
 
YVR Screen Scene expands its slate of podcasts with the Screen Scene Society Podcast. Each episode, co-hosts Christian Sloan (The Black Tapes, See) and Sabrina Furminger (The YVR Screen Scene Podcast) will watch a movie with a special guest from the Vancouver film and television industry, and then immediately race back to the studio to record their…
 
Marie Clements is one of the most visionary and astonishing storytellers working in Vancouver today. Whether it’s with documentaries like The Road Forward (which used musical numbers and moving interviews to tell the story of the Native Voice newspaper), or her libretto for Missing, the chamber opera that amplified the stories of murdered and missi…
 
Sara Canning is one of Canada’s most popular actresses. Her filmography is packed with fan-favourite characters in network shows – Jenna Sommers on The Vampire Diaries; Dylan Weir on Primeval: New World; Dr. Melissa Conner on Remedy; Jacquelyn Chezzka in A Series of Unfortunate Events; Katherine Drew in Nancy Drew – and critically acclaimed work in…
 
Richard Harmon was born into a film family and grew up on Vancouver sets. He’s been acting for 19 years now (a veteran of the business before he hits his 30s), and his filmography is populated by complicated characters with questionable morals and inner demons – characters like Julian in Continuum, Richard in Bates Motel, Jasper in The Killing, a s…
 
Jill Morrison is beloved around the world for being the girl who “doesn’t even go here” in Tina Fey’s Mean Girls. That iconic role sprung from Jill’s very first audition, and it kicked off a career that has seen Jill bringing the funny in an array of film and television projects, including The Good Doctor, A Series of Unfortunate Events, multiple H…
 
Teach Grant’s acting filmography is rich with grit and nuance and realism and includes Van Helsing, Altered Carbon, Damnation, The Romeo Section, the severely-underrated-and-cancelled-way-before-its-time Strange Empire, The 100, Rush, and Ana Valine’s atmospheric and creepy Once There Was A Winter, which reunited him with Romeo Section co-star and …
 
Rhona Rees always brings the funny: as an on-camera actress; as a voice performer; as a screenwriter. She’s been in the business for more than two decades, getting her start at the age of 11 in a film with Australian screen legend Ernie Dingo. These days, she acts in screen and animation projects like Polly Pocket, Wu Assassins, and Ninjago: Master…
 
Cody Kearsley has built his acting career subverting expectations around high school jocks. As the sexually fluid Moose Mason on The CW’s Riverdale, Cody brought eloquence and energy to an iconic comic book character re-imagined for a Millennial audience. He had a similar experience inhabiting Turbo Bro Jock on Daybreak, the brilliantly bonkers Net…
 
Content warning: This episode contains frank and graphic talk about suicide. If you’re thinking about suicide or are worried about a friend or a loved one, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7/365 at 1.833.456.4566. You can also find links to suicide prevention and mental health support services in the footnotes for this episode.…
 
Jennifer Copping is a beloved triple-threat actress who moves back and forth from stage and screen with apparent enviable ease. Jennifer has brought intensity and fire to roles on shows like Van Helsing, Continuum, Bates Motel, Travelers, Fargo, Supernatural, and Riverdale – and films like Becoming Redwood and See Grace Fly and Rabbit – and to thea…
 
Michelle Muldoon’s Last Stand to Nowhere takes the story of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and re-tells it with women. The story is recognizable and accessible, even if it’s Wylona Earp instead of Wyatt, and Ida Clanton instead of Ike – and Michelle has been called brave for making a women-driven western. She’s won awards and critical acclaim and …
 
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