Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Our top 5 Living Heritage Podcast episodes to date for 2016!

We are halfway through 2016, so we thought it would be good to look back at which podcast episodes of "Living Heritage" have been the most popular to date this year. If you haven't had a listen to any of these yet, now is your chance:

Number 5 - An oral history of heritage conservation in Newfoundland, with Shane O’Dea
Originally aired in March, in this podcast Shane O'Dea talks about the early history of the Newfoundland Historic Trust, mobilizing forces to preserve the Christ Church in Quidi Vidi and the Commissariat House on Kingsbridge Road in St. John’s, the battle over Atlantic Place, the formation of the St. John’s Heritage Foundation, and about the introduction of the now-iconic heritage paint colour scheme for downtown St. John’s. It’s a brief oral history introduction to the formative years of the heritage conservation movement in the province!

Number 4 - The Old Hag - The Terror in the Night!
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this has been one of our most popular (and creepiest) podcasts, in conversation with Lloyd Pike and Danielle Barron. We discuss sleep paralysis and the old hag, Lloyd and Danielle’s experiences with the old hag, fortune telling, reading tea leaves, mediums, and other superstitions.

Number 3 - The power of storytelling, with raconteur Dennis Flynn
Dennis Flynn can certainly spin a yarn, so sit back, and listen to tales of giant squid, lobster raffles, connection to place, grandfathers, hunting the wren, his life-long love of tales, writing, the Hindenburg, and the power that storytelling has for us all.

Number 2 - A Brief History of Knitting in Canada, with Shirley Scott
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians love knitting, and if you know knitting in this province, you've probably come across Shirl The Purl! Shirley talks about how she learned to knit, the history of knitting in Canada, her time researching for her book, and Newfoundland trigger mitts.

Number 1 - Remembering life in Coomb’s Cove, with Winston Fiander
Nostalgia wins out our number one spot for the first half of 2016! Winston Fiander was born in 1940 in Coomb's Cove, Fortune Bay. In this episode we talk about Winston’s boyhood growing up in Coomb’s Cove, his time spent on his father’s schooner, Peddler Joe, and what the community did on Sundays.

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