Season Two

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Episode 1: Catch up with the Book Women

We’re back! A lot has happened to us (and everyone else) in 2020. Catch up with us as we discuss what each of us has been up to; where we are all living and working right now, and all things going forward. Recorded on September 13, 2020 we discuss Dan Levy and the Indigenous Canada MOOC, books we’ve been reading, our pets and what we’ve been up to in COVID times. 

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 2 – Skye Durocher

This week we join Skye Durocher, author of Spirits of the Northern Lights, to talk about grief, canceling our uncles, and Indigenous memes. 

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 3 – Josh Morin

Join us as we speak with Josh Morin, the Director of Operations at the Michif Cultural Connections in St. Albert, Alberta. We talk about the importance of family history, honoring our Metis veterans and being modern-day bannock snobs.

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 4 – Adrienne Larocque

Gather around as we chat with Adrienne Larocque, the owner and creator of Kihew and Rose; contemporary Indigenous beadwork jewelry. We chat about reclaiming culture, figuring out how to run a business, and fashion school. 

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 5 – Josh Languedoc

For this episode, we sip tea with Anishinaabe playwright, theatre artist, improvisor, and educator Josh Languedoc. We chat about connecting to our Indigenous roots, decolonizing screenplays, and Sailor Moon!

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 6 – Data Sovereignty

Just the three of us chatting about Indigenous data sovereignty and what that actually means. Naturally this leads to conversation about Traditional Knowledge, the Open Access movement and salty divorce memoirs.

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 7 – Wyatt Schiefelbein

This week we are chatting about all things music with our friend and colleague Wyatt Schiefelbein, who plays the Métis fiddle! We discuss all things musically inclined, community building and the childhood trauma we still have from horrible piano teachers.

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 8 – The Folk Lordz

We take a break from whatever is happening to talk to the Folk Lordz – an improv/digital comedy duo from Edmonton. We chat about cultural protocols, what makes Indigenous storytelling and using real live (but dead) Octopus as puppets.

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 9 – Shane Chartrand

Gather around as we share some food for thought with chef Shane Chartrand, author of the book Tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine. We talk about cooking, being on tv, writing, and learning about and from the land. Also some of our “favorite” foods that we love to get tired of eating.

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 10 – Kisha Supernant

This week, the aunties hang out with Métis scholar and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta Dr. Kisha Supernant. We talk: maps, emotional labour, archeology, anthropology, cousins, and more!

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 11 – Richard Van Camp

Gather ‘round with us as we join friend of the podcast Richard Van Camp to tell stories about the worst sex talk ever, supernatural destinies and how we’re all coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic. This episode is chock-full of laughs and recommendations about our favorite reads, listens and sexy comics.

Tanya and Richard’s sexy comics recommendations:

  1. Kiss Me Deadly by Richard Van Camp and Christopher Auchter
  2. Sunstone Series by Stjepan Sejic 
  3. Sex Criminals Series by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
  4. Smut Peddler Series edited by Various Artists 
  5. Drawn to Sex Series by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan 
  6. Crossplay by Niki Smith 
  7. Letters for Lucardo by Otava Heikkilä
  8. Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection by Colleen Coover
  9. Patience & Esther: An Edwardian Romance by S.W. Searle
  10. Garden of Flesh by Gilbert Hernandez
  11. My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi
  12. The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal by E.K. Weaver
  13. SFSX (Safe Sex) by Tina Horn 
  14. Wet Moon (the entire series) by Sophie Campbell
  15. Unnatural by Mirka Andolfo
  16. Potential by Ariel Schrag
  17. Surviving the City by Tasha Spillett and Natasha Donovan
  18. Money Shot by Seeley Beattie, Issacs Russell Crank!

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 12 – Dion Kaszas

Join us for our last interview of season 2. For this episode, we hang out with Dion Kaszas: a traditional hand tattoo artist. His ancestors, the Nlaka’pamux, use methods like skin stitching and hand poking. We also chat about the effects of colonization, the mind/body connection, and how to reclaim Indigenous traditions. 

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Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”