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9: Getting Grants and Making Braids

Radio and podcasting aren’t the only venues for creative audio storytelling. Veronica Simmonds tells us how she successfully combined a partnership with Halifax Public Libraries and a grant from Arts Nova Scotia to produce Stack Stories, a web-based audio experience. She...

8: Sound, Story, and Place

Chris Brookes got into radio to make a little grocery money, something his theater background wasn’t really providing at the time. In the decades since then he’s become one of Canada’s most prolific and award winning independent documentary producers. Chris tells us about the...

7: Canadaland

After years producing shows for CBC Radio and TVO, Jesse Brown has turned his unique voice, sense of humour, and journalism chops to independent podcasting. His show, Canadaland, takes a critical look at the Canadian media industry, and explores other topics through long-form...

6: Buck, Naked

This episode of Sound Sausage features a piece about a male nude model named Buck. Hosts Kelly Jones and Sean Rasmussen speak with guest producer Andrew Norton about the making of the piece, and about his experience at the Transom Story Workshop in Cape Cod. We also talk about...

5: Puke Quits Trainriding

In this episode of Sound Sausage we speak with Jeff Emtman about his piece Puke Quits Trainriding. Jeff brought his recorder along with him on an extended hitchhiking trip across the U.S.. He met many characters along the way. This is the story about a man using the alias...

4: Sound Design

Episode 4 features a discussion with guest producer Brian Cauley, on the subject of designing the perfect intro for a podcast or radio show. Brian also shares his thoughts on the choices that are involved in creating sound-rich pieces. In particular, sonic ids, backgrounds and...

3. the Fifty Shades Caper

Episode three features a story by Sean Rasmussen. We talk about music choices, interviewing your friends, recording two people telling the same story…but separately, and surprise endings. “The Fifty Shades Caper” is the story of two friends and a spontaneous...

2: Vape on the Lake

Episode 2 features producer JP Davidson’s radio doc Vape on the Lake,  about a Toronto lounge that lets customers smoke marijuana semi-legally. The City of Toronto is now home to seven “vapor lounges” – places that charge admission to marijuana users looking for a...

1: Uncle Hardy Goes to the Moon

This week we hear and discuss a piece by Sound Sausage host Kelly Hardcastle Jones. Kelly’s great-uncle Hardy devoted his life to the space program, working for years to ensure that nothing exploded on the Saturn V rockets (that wasn’t supposed to…). All of his hard work boiled...