This is Vancouver – where are all the awesome podcasts?

One of two things are afoot – either the Internet is failing to filter the world of podcasts in a way that helps me find a funny, Vancouver, talk podcast (lots of music options, lots of so-so comedy, where are the clever talk-casts?) or Vancouver isn’t producing any.

On a world stage, I enjoy Kevin Smith rambling about nothing and everything. I enjoy NPRs Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. I enjoy Harry Shearer recapping the news on Le Show. I occasionally enjoy the guests of The Sound of Young America, and often enjoy Never Not Funny or Stand Up Sit Down. But that’s not filling my iPhone as much as I like. I can go through them in a couple of days of walking back and forth to work. I need more. And it would be nice if it was something that resonates with me – so, arguably something produced in Vancouver would be a hit. Not so much.

The best I’ve found so far is Speedway Squad, which is like a slightly smarter, but markedly cruder version of Great White North, if GWN was a podcast, not a fictional cable show. You even hear beer caps popping and dropping. But they’re in Chilliwack, not in Vancouver! A town this techheaded, and we’ve got nothing? Surely not!

So, help me out – school me in what’s good in the Vancouver world of podcasts. Heck, throw in the music ones – even if I’m not interested (and you never know), other Metblog readers may be.

5 Comments so far

  1. haikugirl on July 28th, 2008 @ 5:24 am

    I don’t know if this is something your interested in, but the podcast "After the Credits" is made locally. It is movie specific, and Vancouver and the burbs don’t get mentioned all that often. We do talk about the local Pacific Cinematheque, Vanc city theatre, and the Vancouver filmfest periodically.

  2. Rebecca (van_rebecca) on July 28th, 2008 @ 6:46 am

    The Canucks Outsider (and anything else from
    Lipgloss and Laptops (
    The Crazy Canucks (
    RadioZoom ( – although we’re totally behind

  3. castewar on July 28th, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

    Dave Shumka wasn’t in a position to post a comment, but got the word to me that I should check out

    Which is him and pal with weekly guests of other pals, and they’re all comedians. Which certainly sounds like something I’d like to listen too – thanks Dave!

  4. Jeffery Simpson (van_jeffery) on August 3rd, 2008 @ 11:50 am

    Tiki Bar TV is a local podcast. At least it was, I’m not sure if they’ve since moved since we blogged about them last year.

  5. joshtastic on August 5th, 2008 @ 7:34 am

    I second the stoppodcastingyourself. Do it!

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