Live from the Formosa Tea House (Canadian Heritage)

Charlottetown, PEI is the birthplace of both Canadian Confederation and Canada’s first ever podcast. Live from the Formosa Tea House was recorded at the former Formosa Tea House at 5 Prince Street and published to the internet using an RSS feed on September 8, 2004, beating fellow Canadian podcast pioneers Julien Smith, Tod Maffin and Bob Goyetche.

Sadly, Bruce and Mark confirm there is no plaque or monument to indicate what should otherwise be a Canadian heritage building.

Listen to Canada’s first ever podcast on Soundcloud, and hear an interview with that podcast’s co-host Peter Rukavina on YouTube.

GUEST appearances

Some noisy street revelers

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nothing worth mentioning

MUSIC

Something of a surprise, actually

This is us

Bruce and Mark sit down for dinner around 8:30pmAT and chat about noise floors, Mark’s Forrest Gump life, lobsters, aerial maps from the 1870s, and obsolete technologies. For the record, we ate salads.

GUEST appearances

A completely different waiter from the previous two visits

UPCOMING EVENTS

Still nothing that we know of

MUSIC

Closer to the Heart (a cover band that sounds a lot like Uncle Seth, though isn’t)

Stereophonic demonstration and sound effects

It is now day three of their working road trip, and our protagonist hosts find themselves in Charlottetown, PEI — the birthplace of confederation. Seemingly overnight, the Podcast Lounge has been reconfigured, a different menu prepared, different beers flow through the taps. Bins of records occupy the middle of the dining room, and record sleeves cover the walls. Also, they play HQ.

GUEST appearances

A different waiter from the last time

UPCOMING EVENTS

Still nothing that we know of

MUSIC

A special PEI surprise (you’ll have to listen to find out)

Brunch at the Airport

Mark and Bruce reconnect at the Lounge only to discover it’s bigger, has more TVs and an expanded menu that includes potato spring rolls. They also share stories about a work project they’re involved in.

GUEST appearances

Our waiter

UPCOMING EVENTS

None that we know of

MUSIC

Barrett’s Privateers (performed by Signal Hill, from the album Live at the Lower Deck)

One Cool Frood

Michael Musiel (the Virtual Yooper) mixes a powerful Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and Bruce gets shipwrecked. Thankfully there was no damage to his air-cooled, snub-nosed, pop-top baby. You’ll have to listen to figure out what that all means. Then, be sure to tell us.

Email markblevis@gmail.com if you want to order a “Remembering Bob” t-shirt. Shirts are $20/each including shipping. Leftover money will go to Simon’s college fund.

Don’t forget to register to be part of the PAB Reunion cruise weekend taking place May 27 in Kingston, ON — 44 of your friends from across Canada and the United States are already registered!

GUEST appearances

Michael MusielThe Podcast that Shall Not be Named

podcasters FEATURED OR mentioned (& other links)

Dave BrodbeckDave Solo Thing

Isabelle Michaud, That’s Not Art

Dave & Isabelle, Broken Area

Andrea RossJust One More Book

Vivian VasquezCritical Literacy in Practice (CLIP) podcast

Doug SlaterSlug Daily

UPCOMING EVENTS

PAB Reunion Cruise and Bob Mob Hob Nob: May 27, 2017 in Kingston, ON

CreatorCamp: TBD

It’s a Very Pink Drink

Daniele Rossi serves up a Stuttertini, more pink than seafoam green, under the watchful eye of his speech therapist. Mark plays some clips from the vaults and posted a long-ago video clip of Bruce on CBC, we take a trip in a 1982 Westfalia Camper and Sean McGaughey leads us in a song about duct tape.

Email markblevis@gmail.com if you want to order a “Remembering Bob” t-shirt. Shirts are $20/each including shipping. Leftover money will go to Simon’s college fund.

Don’t forget to register to be part of the PAB Reunion cruise weekend taking place May 27 in Kingston, ON — 44 of your friends from across Canada and the United States are already registered!

GUEST appearances

Daniele RossiStuttering is Cool

podcasters FEATURED OR mentioned (& other links)

Timothy Pilgrim, Twisted Wrist

Jay Moonah, find it all at his personal website

Jim Miles, Check This Out Podcast (Dead Link)

Dave Delaney, Two Boobs and a Baby

Screaming Halibut

Sonia Brock, A Storied Life

Ross and Karen, Zee & Zed

Craig Newell, Tangents (dead link)

Kelly, Two Bitches and a Mic (dead link)

Keith Burtis

Ninja, Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters

1982 VW Westfalia Camper

Zedcast SkyDiving Story Part 1 and Part 2

Sean McGaughey, For the Sake of the Song

UPCOMING EVENTS

PAB Reunion Cruise and Bob Mob Hob Nob: May 27, 2017 in Kingston, ON

CreatorCamp: May 26, 2017 in Kingston, ON (location TBD)

Comedic timing

A new bartender serves up an ethnic drink, the large Superbowl crowd is convinced it’s watching a blowout, Mark plays audio clips from the infamous Hurley’s meetup of September 2005 and Bruce saves the day with an impromptu performance of his “The Game is on CBC.” Also, there’s some sort of construction going on outside the Lounge.

Email markblevis@gmail.com if you want to order a “Remembering Bob” t-shirt. Shirts are $20/each including shipping. Leftover money will go to Simon’s college fund.

Note the creative use of sound effects to mask the F-bombs.

Don’t forget to register to be part of the PAB Reunion cruise weekend taking place May 27 in Kingston, ON — 44 of your friends from across Canada and the United States are already registered!

GUEST appearances

Andy “Philippe” Bilodeau, AndyCast

podcasters FEATURED OR mentioned

Chris Penn, Marketing Over Coffee

Shane Potvin, Shane and Tom’s Squeezebox

Julien Smith, In Over Your Head

Bob Goyetche, many podcasts including BobStuph

Cathy Bobcowicz, The Catfish Show

Tod Maffin, This Week in Marketing

Derek Colanduno, Skepticality

Alexis Mazurin, CBC Radio 3

AJ, Bob and AJ Show

Krash and Betty, Oka Zoo

Scarborough Dude, Dicks n’ Janes

UPCOMING EVENTS

Podcamp Toronto: February 24-26, 2017 at Ryerson University

PAB Reunion Cruise and Bob Mob Hob Nob: May 27, 2017 in Kingston, ON

CreatorCamp: May 26, 2017 in Kingston, ON (location TBD)

Now serving drinks

The Podcast Lounge is turning into a happening place compete with a bartender and live musical acts. Bruce shares some audio clips from his archive and recalls breaking it down on a miniature drum kit. Mark seems to forget the difference between Quirky Skits and the Quirky Quiz.

Don’t forget to register to be part of the PAB Reunion cruise weekend taking place May 27 in Kingston, ON — 44 of your friends from across Canada and the United States are already registered!

GUEST appearances

Tom LucierShane and Tom’s Squeezebox. Visit the Phog Lounge when you’re in Windsor.

Jay Moonah is Broke Fuse. Check out his Soundcloud site.

Podcasts and podcasters mentioned

Scarborough Dude, Dicks n’ Janes

Anthony Marco, many podcasts listed at The Podcast Emporium

Dave Brodbeck, many podcasts listed at Broken-Area and The Podcast Emporium

Brent Morris, several podcasts all listed at the Closet Geek Show

Sage Tyrtle and the now-defunct Quirky Nomads podcast

UPCOMING EventS

Podcamp Toronto: February 24-26, 2017 at Ryerson University

PAB Reunion Cruise and Bob Mob Hob Nob: May 27, 2017 in Kingston, ON

Welcome to the Podcast Lounge

Bruce and Mark meet in the Podcast Lounge; a “chance” first meeting at this apparently forgotten gathering place. They talk about how Bob Goyetche‘s death has reconnected the community and reignited the passion for podcasting among many of its members.

Don’t forget to register to be part of the PAB Reunion cruise weekend taking place May 27 in Kingston, ON — 44 of your friends from across Canada and the United States are already registered!

Events mentioned

Podcamp Toronto: February 24-26, 2017 at Ryerson University

PAB Reunion Cruise and Bob Mob Hob Nob: May 27, 2017 in Kingston, ON

Canadian National Day of Podcasting, December 1 online every year

Podcasts and podcasters mentioned

Michael Musiel (the Virtual Yooper), The Podcast That Shall Not be Named

Jason Reese, Up in This Brain

Jasen with an E, AlienCG

Tommy Vallier, former podcaster now only Tweeter (as near as we can tell)

Jay Moonah, former podcaster among other things

Jowi Taylor and the Six String Nation Guitar, honourary podcaster

Scarborough Dude, Dicks n’ Janes

Bruce Murray, Zedcast (and possibly 433)

Mark Blevis, Electric Sky (and a new mystery show to come)

Other links

Bob Goyetche Memorial College Fund