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)