Our podcasts

Coastal Calling

News and views from your hosts on the coasts (with the most)! Join Bayleigh Marelj on the West Coast and Aaron Sousa on the East for conversations investigating nationwide stories through a coastal lens.

Episode 01: COVID and The Coasts Coastal Calling

Hosts Bayleigh and Aaron discuss how COVID-19 has affected coastal communities in New Brunswick and British Columbia.

How Did We Get Queer?

Hosts Isaac Wurmann and Thomas O’Donnell delve into the historical background behind a different facet of Canadian queer life and culture every month, in conversation with diverse voices across Canada.

EP01: The Yeehaw Agenda How Did We Get Queer?

Welcome to the debut of HDWGQ! In this episode, hosts Isaac and Thomas explore the intersection of cowboy culture and queer culture in Canada. They delve into the history of queer life on the prairies, the enduring appeal of the cowboy aesthetic in queer communities, and diversity in cowboy culture and country music today. Special thanks to our guests: Dr. Valerie J. Korinek, University of Saskatchewan history professor and author; Thanks Jem, the Queen of the Rodeo (and the star of the Orville Peck music video of the same name); and Adrian Stimson, acclaimed two-spirit Indigenous interdisciplinary artist. Additionally, acknowledgements to two sources cited in this podcast: Dr. Korinek's book Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985, and Dr. Adele Perry's book On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871.