PCTO2019, the Canadian Podcast Awards, Lindsey Michael, Bob Goyetche, Anthony Marco, Anthony De Francesca and Brittany, and Jacob McCourt and Jessica, all combined to inspire the return of the Podcast Lounge.

Anthony and Brittany (Not After 30)

Somehow, their non-adult-themed podcast was nominated for—and won—Best Adult Podcast at the Canadian Podcast Awards during PCTO2019. Not After 30 tends to explore themes of health/fitness, life and friendships in a series of distinct show formats. It’s billed as “reminiscing about your 20s while surviving your 30s.”

Isabelle Michaud and Dave Brodbeck (Broken Area)

Dave and Isabelle were among Canada’s first podcasters. Their couple cast, Broken Area, was a staple for most back in the day, and paved the way for a slew of productions out of Sault Ste. Marie.

In addition to their podcasts, they have other community-building efforts underway. Isabelle still collecting photos of podcasters recording their podcasts for an art project. Send yours to via email to dave@brocasareas.ca or via Twitter DM to @dbrodbeck. You can follow the project on the That’s Not Art Facebook page. And Dave is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Marshall McLuhan Podcaster Roundtables, an annual social gathering of podcasters.

Upcoming events

  • MMPR (Marshall McLuhan Podcaster Roundtables)
    • Dates: July 5-7, 2019
    • Location: Hamilton, ON
    • Cost: Free
  • Podcast Movement
    • Dates: August 13-16, 2019
    • Location: Orlando, FL
    • Cost: US$284 (early bird until March 20) to US$869


A recording from the back of Bob and Cat’s car driving to Bob’s 40th birthday dinner, 10 years ago today, as Bob listened to “Father Robert,” a song 49 community members recorded as his gift.