V.I.A. Podcast Ep. 23: Sex, marriage, and ice cream

And a little bit of Ryan Reynolds


This week on the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast is a rare treat: An extended chat about marriage, sex, ice cream, and a whole lot more.

Hosts Bob Kronbauer and Lindsay William-Ross are joined in studio by V.I.A. reporter Melissa Shaw to talk about a recent poll showing Canadians are lukewarm about the necessity of marriage, and more.

The trio also discuss Perverted Ice Cream’s sex-centric motifs and marketing approach. There are the food oddities found at the just-opened Richmond Night Market (hello churros and mini pool floaties) and the inventive marketing for the upcoming Vancouver-filmed Deadpool 2.

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Also on the table: Field trips to the Vancouver Landfill and the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (aka the “Poop Fingers” place), and a visit to Galiano Island. We cover the possible plastic straw ban in the City of Vancouver, and the Gastown building that used to be a major public transit hub a century ago.

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Show notes:


Produced and hosted by Lindsay William-Ross and Bob Kronbauer.
Additional support from Adam Nanji and Melissa Shaw.
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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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom