V.I.A. Podcast Ep 8 – Who will be Vancouver’s next mayor?


We’ve released Episode 8 of the Vancouver Is Awesome podcast!

This week’s guest is Mike Howell, City Hall reporter for the Vancouver Courier. He gives us a lesson in civic politics looking at the past, present and future of the people who run our City as well as the parties behind them.

Whether you know nothing about the politics of Vancouver or are hyper-engaged with #vanpoli, we think you’ll gain some insights from this chat.

Mike Howell from the Vancouver Courier

Listen below (feel free to download it directly), subscribe on iTunes or on Stitcher, or follow our Soundcloud Channel.

Show notes for Episode 8:

Part 1:
– East Van Brewing’s grand opening.
– A few other breweries in East Vancouver: Powell Brewery, Andina, Bomber Brewing, Off the Rail, and distillery Odd Society Spirits.
– Adam Sandler and his classic SNL crew hanging out at a cafe in Vancouver.

Part 2:
– Watch a recent episode of What’s Howell Having For Lunch?
– Mike Howell is on Twitter as @Howellings and you should read his column and other reporting on VanCourier.com.
– We vote for School Board, Park Board, and City Council.
– Familiarize yourself with the parties we talked about: the NPA, Vision Vancouver, COPE, the Vancouver Greens, One City.

“What’s Howell Having For Lunch” is a somewhat popular (legendary) webseries

Part 3:
– Vancouver’s first archivist, Major Matthews.
– The Marpole historical society is a thing.
– Our history TV show BC Was Awesome.
– The Oliver Chronicle did a piece in their paper about our visit and the reason we were in Oliver: to learn about the largest cherry pie ever baked!
The company that makes our show, Artaban Productions, is quite great.


Produced and hosted by Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer.
Additional support from Adam Nanji.
Our Associate Producer is Albert Van Santvoort.
We record in the studio at Glacier Media, 303 West 5th Avenue in Mt Pleasant.
Theme song is Vancouver BC by The Smugglers ©1990, available on iTunes.

Come back each week for a new episode!

Our podcast producers/hosts Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer
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Bob is our founder and Editor-in-Chief. A family man and outdoors enthusiast in his 3rd decade of publishing, he steers the V.I.A. ship, hosts our 'BC Was Awesome' history TV show and co-hosts our weekly podcast. bobk@vancouverisawesome.com