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Episode 25 – The Balcony by Keith Daniels – Happy Halloween!

Hello, and welcome back to NewfoundPod, a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland. This is episode 25 – Happy Halloween!

 

 

Yes, it’s my favourite time of year again. Last year, I shared with you some spooky folktales from Newfoundland. This year, I’ll be doing that again, but this week, I wanted to do something a little different. This episode, I am going to read a spooky story written by a Newfoundland author. His name is Keith Daniels and he’s written a few short and scary stories. Keith’s stories take place in Newfoundland. This one ties into another one I heard being narrated recently and linked below. Keith’s website is KDanielsAuthor.Wordpress.com. His work is fantastic and I hope I can do this story justice.

Just a warning. This story contains some colourful language. I was going to ask permission from Keith to change it so I could maintain my clean rating, but I don’t really feel comfortable asking an author if I can change their words. So I’m leaving it in. I’ll be cursing a few times, so if you aren’t okay with that, please stop listening and come back next week. But I hope you do stay and give it a chance. I know some of you listen with kids so I wanted to include the warning. (more…)

Episode 18 – Parts Unknown

Hi everyone! As I promised on the Facebook page, here’s my recap and thoughts on yesterday’s episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – Newfoundland.

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Anthony Bordain’s blog about the trip.

All the blogs and videos from Newfoundland on the Parts Unknown site.

A list of all the food he ate, where he ate it, and who he dined with.

Bourdain Bump: Tourism industry has high hopes for Parts Unknown episode

Chef Jeremy Charles, who I may have fallen in love with over the course of this episode.

I’s Da Bye

Tune in to SoundsFromTheEdge.fm

There are so many natural instruments that contribute to the soundscape of Newfoundland and Labrador: from the clamouring waves, to the whistling winds, to the friendly lilt of a voice being carried gently across a bay.

Now, you can experience that soundscape for yourself.

Tune in, turn up your volume, and start exploring at

SoundsFromTheEdge.fm

Episode 15: Vera Perlin, An Extraordinary Newfoundlander

Episode 15: Vera Perlin, An Extraordinary Newfoundlander

Photos

A classroom from 1950 on Patrick Street.
Vera Perlin receives the Order of Canada
Vera Perlin Society
1960 article about Mrs. Perlin
Letter to Mrs Perlin explaining why this lady worked hard to make sure funding went to the school.

Articles and photos come from the Vera Perlin Society website, listed below.

Sources and Links

(Note: The language regarding special needs children reflects the language at the time, and may offend you, so proceed with caution. None of the language is used in an insulting way, it was just the language used at the time.)

heritage.nf.ca
Vera Perlin Society
Tripod Bio
The Button Shop
Louise Beck, fired for being married (!) becomes a teacher at Vera Perlin