V.I.A. Podcast Ep 11 – Charlie Demers


Here’s Episode 11 of the Vancouver Is Awesome podcast!

This week’s guest is the local playwright, voiceover artist, author and now Juno-nominated comedian, Charlie Demers. We talk with him about his latest album, his books, the recent rise of fascism and what made him decide to delete his Facebook and Twitter accounts. We have a lot of fun in our conversation but it takes some surprisingly serious turns.

Charlie Demers

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Show notes for Episode 11:

Part 1:
– Listen to the CBC On Drugs podcast, because next week we’ll have Geoff Turner coming in to chat.
– The Vancouver Aquarium rescued and released a frickin nuisance shark.
– Roommate wanted for a Craigslist ‘S daddy’. $50 a month, and yes it’s as sketchy as you think it is.

Part 2:
– Listen to Fatherland on Apple Music/iTunes, or buy the CD from 604 Records for $9.99.
– Check out Charlie’s 2009 book Vancouver Special.
– His 5th book, Property Values, is coming out soon.
– Charlie is Walter the Slug on Netflix’s Beat Bugs.
– Follow @Chuckofthesea on Instagram.
– Watch the livestream of the anti-fascist puppet show February 27th at 6pm.

Fatherland from Charlie Demers, out on 604 Records

Part 3:
– Download the CBC Sports Olympics app on iTunes or for Android.
– Meet the VPD officer who has won multiple gold medals in the Olympics


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.

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Our podcast producers/hosts Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer