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Episode 5: The Newfoundland Herald

Episode 5: The Newfoundland Herald

The Newfoundland Herald

The Newfoundland Herald is a weekly TV guide and magazine published in St. John’s. It’s been published for 71 years, debuting in March 1946 as the Sunday Herald and sold for 5 cents. This is the story of The Newfoundland Herald and it’s creator, Geoff Stirling.


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Episode 4: The 1929 Tidal Wave In Burin, Newfoundland

On November 18, 1929, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 occurred on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, about 400 kilometers off shore. It was felt as far away as New York City and Montreal. Newfoundland itself did not have a seismograph or tide gauge which could have warned of the tsunami. Earthquakes are so rare in Newfoundland that people were very frightened and not sure what to think when furniture shook and dishes came crashing off of shelves. The tremors were reported to have lasted 5 minutes. Some people thought it might have been an explosion nearby. But they didn’t know the worst was yet to come.

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Land & Sea Archive Extra: Storm of 66

Since I am on a bit of a disaster kick, my sister sent me this CBC video, of another disaster that I hadn’t heard about.

Land & Sea archive extra: Storm of 66
A winter storm wiped out most of the stages in Petty Harbour and the Outer Battery

Episode 3 – The 1775 Newfoundland Hurricane

Episode 3 – The 1775 Newfoundland Hurricane

The 1775 Newfoundland Hurricane

The 1775 Newfoundland Hurricane cost 4000 lives, but is largely ignored by our history books. I take a look at this storm, with eyewitness reports from the time. On a lighter note, I tell you about the mermaids that showed up in St. John s Harbour and why we probably aren’t living side by side with mer-people today. (more…)

Live 24 Hour Webcam of St. John’s Harbour

CBC just set up this webcam, it’s at The Rooms and shows the view of St. John’s Harbour. Not sure how long it will be up, but I hope it’s a permanent thing!

Episode 2 – Newfoundland? Tell Me More! With a side of Chase the Ace

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Episode 001 – An Introduction

So, I just finished recording and editing my “first” episode. It’s an introduction to me and to the podcast. Five minute episode, took me 4 hours to do. I got my fancy Blue Yeti mic and I had to find the best setting, then the best setting I could in Audacity. Oy. And the outro music just would not work, it was all distorted when I’d save the mp3. So I just took it out.

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Links mentioned on the show:
Never Not Funny: The Jimmy Pardo Podcast
Lady Pod Squad
She Podcasts

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Music Credit:
Fiddles McGinty Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The “Dictionary of Newfoundland English” Is A Real Thing…

And you can buy it on Amazon.

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Music Credit:
Fiddles McGinty Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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