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Not only is daytime television terrible, they are running out of it. Better then to move to the theatre of the mind.
If you are confined to quarters, or you now have a superfast commute, we've found some Ottawa-made podcasts that will keep you entertained and informed.
🎛️ Ego & Vice
They say: Mike Mitani is a local musician who has been involved in the Ottawa music scene since 1998 and a member of 3 active Ottawa bands. Ego &Vice Podcast covers the local music scene in Ottawa. This podcast is about local artists for local artists. [Ego & Vice]
🍺 Tall Can Audio
They say: Matt, Rob and the rest of the TCA Crew you know and love rip on sports, pop culture, news, beer and whatever else needs tearing down from our studios in beautiful Bytown, Canada. [Tall Can Audio]
🎙️ City Slang
They say: City Slang is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring killer tunes and actually good interviews with your favourite bands! Produced and hosted by Emmanuel Sayer and Travis Boisvenue. [City Slang]
💼 Ottawa Entrepreneurs
They say: Ottawa Entrepreneurs is a podcast for business owners or those that dream of starting their own business one day. Each episode we interview a successful entrepreneur and find out how they got to where they are today, what lessons were learned and how you can benefit from their experience. Each episode is hosted by Patrick Whalen, founder of Extension Marketing. [Ottawa Entrepreneurs]
🤯 2020 Podcast
They say: Produced at the Canada 2020 Studios in Ottawa, the 2020 Network serves up new shows each week that dig deep into the big ideas shifting and shaping the political conversation in Canada. 
🍸Queers, Questions and Cocktails
They say: Queers, Questions and Cocktails is a news, trivia and cocktail recipe LGBT podcast that is informative, interactive and instructional. Every episode we mix up a creative cocktail that becomes the game's theme. [Queers, Questions and Cocktails]
🗳️ Unpublished Cafe
They say: Unpublished Cafe, hosted by veteran radio journalist Ed Hand, provides an unfiltered prospective on Canadian current affairs free of bias and political partisanship. [Unpublished Cafe]
🕹️ Pinball Happy Hour
They say: We chat with the Pinball Women of Ottawa, a small but mighty group of ladies holding it down in Canada. Our guests include Megan Sprague, Gabi Antaya and Alisa Joy. [Pinball Women Ottawa]
📽️ Mayfair Theatre
They say: Eric and Josh chat about: The Monkees, The Beach Boys, George Lucas, Jeff Goldblum, shooting with no finished script, that a difficult shoot = a good movie, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Willis and Eddie Murphy albums, the Spider-man musical, the Evil Dead musical, Paper Girls, and more! [Mayfair Theatre]
🔓 Voices Inside and Out
They say: Voices Inside and Out talks with people who’ve actually walked through prison gates, both those who’ve walked out again and with those who are still waiting for that day. We look at their personal stories, the strategies they used to get to where they are, their successes, and their failures. By looking at the common and unique themes from these individual stories we can create stronger support systems for prisoners, their families, and their communities once they reenter them. [Voices Inside and Out]
🍁 The Canadian In Me
They say: This podcast is all about sharing stories and experiences....we want to build communities one story at a time. My name is Jean Claude Mutuku, an African Immigrant who believes in community building and civil participation. [Canadian In Me]
🔮 Make The Future
They say: Join uOttawa's Jacques Beauvais (Dean of the Faculty of Engineering) as he connects with alumni, students and industry partners to explore the future of tech and innovation and how they can collaborate to make the future. [Make The Future]
🧘 Living Your Life with Lianne Laing
They say: Lianne Laing hits on limitless topics related to healthy living both physically, mentally and spiritually for everyone. [Living Your Life]
Is there something Ottawa to which we should be listening? Reply to us at [email protected]
One more thing, for those of you about to start a month of fasting this evening, 🤲 Mubarak Ramadan!
We’ll see you tomorrow — Martha and Darren