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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Podcast episode 550ish: Nestor Pistor

We have a really special episode for our 550th-ish. Canadian comedy legend Nestor Pistor was in town and we scored him. He talked all about the early days in the 1970s performing comedy all over the country, releasing top-selling albums, and being nominated for numerous Juno Awards. Nestor is in his seventies now but works out two hours a day, no doubt why he still has the stamina to work the road. Growing up, I'm not sure I ever knew that Nestor Pistor was a character, the creation of mortgage broker Don Ast. Live and learn. But it's Nestor we get on this show, with only a brief few words from Don.

Listen to the episode down below or better yet, go find it on iTunes or Stitcher or Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.


Nov. 10: Glenn Wool

When Glenn Wool was last with us, way back in 2015, he had just moved back to the lower mainland after eons in Europe. That didn't exactly take. The pull of the road got to him. But guess what? Now he's back... for maybe good? Oh, he'll still do his international dates, I'm sure, but now he returns with a wife and baby. We'll see if that keeps him around a little longer. Whatever happens, he's here for us tonight. We'll find out what happened last time and if this time will be different. And get more tales of comedy in far-off places.

Tune in tonight at 11pm on CFRO 100.5 FM here in Vancouver, but you can listen in from wherever you are in the world by livestreaming us at coopradio.org or finding us on your favourite radio-streaming app, such as TuneIn Radio.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Podcast episode 549ish: Dino Archie (& Jon Bryant)

When Dino Archie came over to play, he brought a friend: musician/singer Jon Bryant. We didn't know Jon would participate, so he didn't get the introduction he deserves. But we eventually got around to it, and we all had a grand old time. Dino talks about his life of leisure now that he's retired. Or should I say "retired"? I still don't know if he is or not. We talk about Dino and Jon's LA exploits, the perils of Twitter, door-to-door knife salesmen, and an idea for a new podcast.

Listen below or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, all the usual places. Subscribe to us wherever you download podcasts. And leave a review, while you're at it.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Oct. 20: Dino Archie

Old pal Dino Archie, who has been our guest five previous times, hasn't paid us a visit in 3.5 long years. But that all changes tonight when he returns. We always have a fun, spirited discussion. I like the way he thinks. About everything. Who knows what we'll talk about, but it's never hard coming up with topics with him. Dino spends time both here and in Los Angeles, where he's kinda from (I mean, technically Fresno, but... close?). He performs standup all over North America, and even did a set on Jimmy Kimmel Live a couple years ago.

Tune in tonight at 11pm to CFRO 100.5 FM. If you're in LA or Fresno or wherever you may be, you can livestream us at coopradio.org or find us on the TuneIn Radio app somewhere. Dig around. You'll find us.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Podcast episode 548ish: Travis Watters

Attention wrestling fans: We've got Ladies Choice on this episode, along with his creator Travis Watters. We get a taste of both of them here, learning about Watters childhood in the rough-and-tumble Fredericton where he wiled away the time at the local roller skating rink. We also hear tales from the rassling ring. We even discuss Travis' sensitive side: oil painting on big canvasses. All this plus lots of zinging of Sidekick Sam Tonning. What more could you want? No chairs were thrown in the making of this episode.

Have a listen, won't you? Below, or over at iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify... all your favourite podcast hotspots. We're there for you.


Monday, October 14, 2019

Podcast episode 547ish: Kalvin Olafson

We're a little late getting this episode up and running, missing by two days our guest's run in a play. But the episode is still relevant and fun and all that. Along with guest sidekick Lars Callieou from Edmonton, we talk to actor Kalvin Olafson about his youth growing up on a farm in Manitoba, about his connections with the Vancouver standup comedy scene, about his process in getting to the heart of his characters, about his former band Minto, and lots more! It was my first time meeting Kalvin, but Lars and I go way back to his first appearance on the show back in 2004. It was good to see him again.

Listen to the episode here or go download it at iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Podbean, Podbay... all the usual suspects.


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Oct. 13: Travis Watters

On this Thanksgiving Sunday, we give thanks to our guest Travis Watters for stepping away from the turkey to be with us. Travis is a real Renaissance man – if they did pro wrestling during the Renaissance. But he's more than just a hunky body who goes by the name Ladies Choice when he's in the ring. He's also a standup comic, actor, and painter. So we've got a ton to talk to him about. I've seen him smash sidekick Sam Tonning over the head with a cookie sheet so I will keep a respectful distance.

We'll be on the air as usual at 11pm on CFRO 100.5 FM. If you're without radio, listen online at coopradio.org or find us on one of those amazing radio apps everyone's talking about, like TuneIn Radio.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Podcast episode 546ish: Kyle Bottom

Here's a fun episode for you. It's Kyle Bottom's fourth visit with us, but his first in five years. He's a new man, having been married in the intervening years. We talk about his honeymoon in Japan, his obsession with toilets, impending fatherhood and vetoed baby names, his latest SiriusXM Top Comic experience, and what he's learning in radio school. Plus he wasn't the only baritone on the air on this night.

Here's the link you need to get your listening party started. Or simply download the episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, et. al.


Friday, September 27, 2019

Podcast episode 545ish: Shawn Farquhar

We spent another magical hour with master magician Shawn Farquhar. As usual, we surprised him with another apt song (a snippet of which you'll hear right off the top). And he surprised us with stuff we didn't know. For example, when he was younger, he wanted to be an Anglican minister. Who knew?! He also talks about performing sick, and tells us about his hobbies outside of magic (barely outside, but still). Shawn's intimate show, Hidden Wonders, is playing Vancouver until October 26. You really should go. I did!

Listen to the episode here or download it on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, et. al. You can do it.


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sept. 22: Kalvin Olafson

On this rainy Sunday, our guest will be actor Kalvin Olafson, who is currently starring in What We're Up Against, which runs Oct. 1-12 at the Havana. The Manitoban's also been in tons of TV commercials, was a member of the sketch troupe Idle Minds, and we'll find out what else tonight. Sidekick Sam will be away dancing to Elton John, but we have a special sidekick, old pal Lars Callieou on loan from CJSR, where he hosts his own show, Comic Jenius.

Tune in to CFRO 100.5 FM tonight at 11 pm for all the scintillating discussion. Even if you're far, far away in Manitoba or Alberta, you can listen via livestream on coopradio.org or on the TuneIn Radio app, among others.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Podcast episode 544ish: Ola Dada

When Ola Dada visited us a few weeks ago, he hadn't yet learned if he made it to the finals of the SiriusXM Top Comic competition. Three days later, he got the news: He did. He'll be off to Toronto to perform in the live theatre show final. Good luck to him. In this episode we learn about his home country Nigeria and also what it was like to grow up in Fort McMurray. And he tells us tons of original dad jokes.

Have a listen right here. Or download the episode on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify... wherever fine podcasts are dispensed.