The Unknown Studio show

The Unknown Studio

Summary: Every two weeks, Adam and Scott expound upon... well, whatever suits them. They feature guests from all over the place, but they tend to focus on what's going on in Edmonton, that strange, silly city/small town rooted in the middle of the Canadian Prairies. Their focus may be local, but they discuss topics from a more generalized perspective. And somehow, they also almost always wind up talking about Star Trek.

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 All good things | S07E07 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:51:56

This is the very last episode of the Unknown Studio we’ll ever create. And I don’t really know what to say. It’s been over six years of doing a twice-a-month show about the City of Edmonton. We’ve interviewed well over 100 people. We’ve produced exactly 125 episodes. Scott and I learned a lot about this city and […]

 The Master Librarian | S07E06 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:00

This episode, we ask the question: “WTF Libraries?” Why do they still exist, when virtually everyone has access to the internet in some form? In order to answer this question, we invited MASTER LIBRARIAN Kyle Marshall onto the show to talk about modern public libraries. And also sexual education. Just one more episode left before […]

 Committing acts of journalism | S07E05 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:13

We’re only two more episodes away from the end of the Unknown Studio! As Scott and I count down to the end, we cast about thinking of who we haven’t had on the show, but should. The first person who came to mind was Samantha Power. Sam’s was on our live show at the end of […]

 The fine art of fantasy and sci-fi artists | S07E04 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:01

Scott and I got to be the media guests of honour at Pure Spec this year! We’ve often interviewed the author guests of honour at this annual event, but this time we were guests ourselves. And part of our duties included interviewing Mike Sass and Jim Beveridge, the artist guests of honour, about their craft. It […]

 Love and food in audio form | S07E03 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:09

The podcasting community keeps growing. Karen Unland has had her fingers on the pulse for months now, and she’s doing a great service to fans of homegrown content. But credit must go to the creators, of course, for having the courage (or folly) to start their own shows. We invited two of those courageous (or […]

 Designing the Unknown Studio | S07E02 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:45

Many moons ago, we contacted a plucky graphic designer to create our logo for us. That graphic designer’s name is Eldon Kymson, and he isn’t actually a graphic designer anymore; he’s the Creative Director at Habit. Scott and I felt we were well past due in inviting Eldon onto the show. So we made up […]

 The beginning of the end | S07E01 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:31

The Unknown Studio has been around for almost six and a half years. This episode marks the beginning of our seventh season. And it also marks the beginning of the end of the show. After much deliberation, Scott and I have decided to hang up our mics and headphones, and end the Unknown Studio by the […]

 A Live, Very Podcast-y Variety Show | S06E16 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:52:52

What’s the best way to wrap up your 6th season? Why, with a variety show performed live in front of an audience, that’s how! The show featured some incredible entertainment, including: new music from local a cappella group Apocalypse Kow stand-up comedy by Edmonton’s own Clare Belford an interview with former online editor and head […]

 Leanne Brown: Gooder and Cheaper | S06E15 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:50

A few months ago, former Edmontonian-turned-New-Yorker Leanne Brown launched a Kickstarter for her new cookbook Good and Cheap. The book is all about eating well on 4$/day. With a fundraising goal of $10,000, Brown crushed it, earning over $140,000 to get copies of the books to backers and people and non-profits who most badly needed […]

 A new Edmonton comic book store! | S06E14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:05

This episode, we invited Brandon Schatz and Danica Le Blanc — two of the three owners of Edmonton’s newest comic store (and the drunken minds behind the Doctor Whooch podcast) — to tell us what Variant Edition will be bringing to the city of Edmonton. Located in Oliver, and having their grand opening on May 2nd […]

 Ryan Jespersen, from television to radio | S06E13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:03

For as long as I’ve woken up early to watch morning television (which is really only 5-6 years if I’m honest), Ryan Jespersen has been a mainstay on CityTV‘s Breakfast Television. But in December he announced he’d be trading TV cameras for radio microphones. In mid January, Ryan started a new job as the host of […]

 Big ideas, Little Brick | S06E12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:45

When I met Nate Box, he hadn’t even opened his first café yet. He’s now working on opening his fourth. Nate’s success, and that of his partners, is astonishing. So when he announced he’d be opening up a café in a historic home in the community of Riverdale, we knew we had to have him […]

 GOBFest: #yeg’s boardgame festival | S06E11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:01

If you’re fond of playing games on boards, listen up: we have just the thing for you… GOBFest! In this episode, we chat with Catrin Berghoff about what goes into planning GOBFest, what people can expect when they show up, and what fabulous prizes you can win just by doing what you love: playing games. Image […]

 Necessary Evil with Randy Brososky | S06E10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:46

When Randy Brososky realized he had the opportunity to get a project he’d been thinking about for years funded, he nearly didn’t jump at the chance. But with just a week to submit a pitch, he launched into action. A few months and a $10,000 grant later, the pilot of Necessary Evil was born. Scott […]

 Another ill-informed Oscar show | S06E09 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:03

It’s time for another ill-informed Oscar show! Especially given that Scott and I have only seen one of the best-picture-nominated films. So to fill the void, we invited Gregg Beever one of two Inglorious Hipsters, and Mark Jowett the twisted mind behind Deed The Inky, to join us and share their predictions. What happens next […]


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