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62 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Writing up the ancestors with Janice Hamilton
It was a joy to speak with journalist and genealogist Janice Hamilton about her ancestors, her recent book "Reinventing Themselves," and surprises she's discovered while researching and writing her family history.
43 minutes | May 8, 2021
Creating diversity via permaculture with Stefan Sobkowiak
Stefan Sobkowiak spent twenty years turning a traditional commercial apple farm into an extraordinary oasis of permaculture diversity. He's deeply grateful for that abundance, which defines Canada for him. The episode is brought to you by the CAUS crowdfunding campaign at https://laruchequebec.com/.
45 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
How Lloyd Whitesell challenges norms
Lloyd Whitesell challenges norms just by being himself. His academic career began with co-creating the field of queer musicology. He's now among the leaders working to make space for diverse populations within music. Along the way, he's won awards for research excellence and teaching. He's also the world's expert on singer songwriter Joni Mitchell's talent as a composer. Listen to our conversation and consider which norms unintentionally influence you.
90 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Motivating Youth with Bineta Ba
40 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Marian Bulford's Heritage Discoveries
11 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Resolutions 2021: Setting up to win
Set up clear accountability goals that scare me a little. Rely on other people more. Automate more functions.
7 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
Ruminations on 2020 and the pandemic
31 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
Farming for the Future with Ramzy Kassouf
This week, I interview Ramzy Kassouf, one of the partners in Les Jardins Carya, a farm in Senneville, on the island of Montreal. Les Jardins Carya specializes in lettuce, kale, spinach, sprouts and other greens. Ramzy and I spoke about the importance and challenges of sustainable farming, the need to support one another during hard times and Canada's diversity.
43 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Exploring the power of art with Karen Klucowicz
50 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Indie publishing success with Heather Grace Stewart
Heather Grace Stewart, author of “The Ticket” is my guest this week. We discuss the challenges of indie publishing in Canada, her success with Self Publishing Formula and our shared belief that kindness is an essential quality of Canadians. This has been an exciting week as an entrepreneur so it’s a good time to discuss independent publishing with my fantasy romance writer buddy.
11 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Change your story, change your life
Highlights include: the idea that you can change your life by changing your story,
52 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Can you write to heal? Penelope Arnold hopes so.
29 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Technology's benefits and risks with Glen Sharp
In this episode, I talk about continuing to grow despite a worldwide pandemic. I also interview Glen Sharp from Sharp Innovation Solutions about the risks and benefits of technology, the importance of developing your personal assets and the importance of local communities.
27 minutes | Oct 18, 2020
Talking copywriting with Robyn Roste
I'm in strategic planning mode this week, so it's a good time to listen to copywriter and Abbotsford resident Robyn Roste. Robyn is on a campaign to get writers to collaborate more readily and her tips and tricks had The Write Life name her blog as one of the 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2020 earlier this year. Hope you enjoy our conversation.
48 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
How crafts connect generations with Mary Sutherland
This week, Unapologetically Canadian features an interview with family historian and quilter Mary Sutherland. Mary tells us about the art shows, retreats and charity, all featuring quilts. To read the show notes, refer to https://traceyarial.com/blog/mary-sutherland.
29 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Easy Customer Learning with Dave Howard
This week, I interviewed Dave Howard, an expert in strategic customer education for anyone offering software as a service. Dave's experience in videography, software creation and online courses gives him the background he needs to help his clients teach users to get the most out of their technology.
41 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
39: Finding new ways to feed people with Jo Notkin
This week, I interview food entrepreneur Jo Notkin about her life as the owner of Zoe Ford catering, her experience on Top Chef Canada and her appreciation for Montreal. Also, today is the last day for Canadian entrepreneurs to apply to Startup Canada's export challenge.
47 minutes | May 16, 2020
Can you profit from writing like Lori Straus?
I recently had the privilege of interviewing Lori Straus about how she's created a profitable business through both fiction and nonfiction writing. She's the author of the Between Worlds series, a historical modern mashup for 12-year-old girls and their moms. She's also a translator and copywriter for international brands in Germany and Canada. For the shownotes, refer to https://traceyarial.com/blog/Lori-Straus.
51 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
Essayist Dorothy Nixon has a way with words
Thanks to Dorothy Nixon for a great far-reaching conversation about Canadian history, the suffragettes, a freelance writers’ life and growing up in Montreal during the Expo ‘67 era. Refer to the show notes at https://traceyarial.com/blog/dorothy-nixon for links to the books, articles and songs mentioned in the interview.
8 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Solo COVID 19 diary
This is a diary episode of what I am experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. I don't mention worry, but it's there, as is uncertainty. When I recorded this, I hadn't checked recent stats but we actually now have 1,629 cases of COVID-19 in Quebec, with most of those in Montreal where I live. I'm trying to adopt a positive mindset, get enough sleep, eat well and build good habits. How are you coping? For the show notes, visit https://traceyarial.com/blog/covid-19-solo-diary/.
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