People Who Know Stuff


Annette Knows About Pure Land Part 1

Sat Jun 23 2018 (49:17)

Guest Annette McGiveny

Annette McGivney is on the People Who Know Stuff show for a really special two part episode. I spent a weekend exploring the layers of her intense and beautiful book Pure Land. What starts out as a straightforward murder mystery eventually transforms because as Annette says, “Ultimately I feel like the best stories are ones that turn back on themselves and back on the reader, and cause the reader to reflect on their own lives.” Annette and I talked about her background as an award winning writer ...

Faye Knows About Words & History

Fri Jun 15 2018 (01:13:25)

Author Faye Holt

Stuff Faye Loves:Exploring Western CanadaHeritage ParkGlenbow Museum photo archiveHead Smashed In Buffalo JumpRoyal British Columbia MuseumStuff from Childhood:Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas WigginAnne of Green Gables series by L. M. MontgomeryNancy Drew series by Carolyn KeeneContact Faye:Email: fholt@telusplanet.netWebsite: www.wordsandhistory.caFacebook: faye.reinebergholt

Professor Audrey Wick of Blinn College

Audrey Wick is a full time professor of English at Blinn College in Texas. Her diverse writing includes short stories, non fiction and ghost writing projects. I recently read her novel Finding True North and a second novel Coming Home is due to be released in July 2018. During our conversation, Audrey shared her experiences and wisdom with the editing process, the difference between personal writing and writing we want to share, and what to do if you don’t quite know what you want to be when you ...

Don Knows About Photography part 2

Fri Jun 01 2018 (01:11:45)

Part 2

Stuff Don LovesPhotographers:Joe McNally PhotographyJoe McNally “Getting High” changing the light bulb on the Empire State building Rick Sammon PhotographyMoose PetersonLeah HennelYousuf KarshFotofocusmiss.lins.s on InstagramMusic:Glorious Sons: “Sometimes on a Sunday”Blogs:FstoppersStrobistA Cause Don Cares About:’s Links:Email: donmolyneaux@gmail.comWebsite: donmolyneaux.caInstagram: @djjsm

Don Knows About Photography

Fri May 25 2018 (49:57)

Learning the language

Stuff Don Loves:Photographers:Joe McNally PhotographyJoe McNally “Getting High” changing the light bulb on the Empire State building Rick Sammon PhotographyMoose PetersonLeah HennelYousuf KarshFotofocusmiss.lins.s on InstagramMusic:Glorious Sons: “Sometimes on a Sunday”Blogs:FstoppersStrobistA Cause Don Cares About:’s Links:Email: donmolyneaux@gmail.comWebsite: donmolyneaux.caInstagram: @djjsm

Alexandra Knows About Tea & Resistance

Fri May 18 2018 (54:51)

in Canada

Stuff We Talked About:Walking with Our Sisters Art InstallationBlackfoot CrossingTreaty 7Stuff Alexandra Loves:People:Dr. Renae WatchmanBooks:Harry Potter series by J. K. RowlingHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichiPodcast:How I Built This Tea:Prairie WildsMountain MistMovie:CocoConnect with AlexandraEmail: alexandra@solidariteasyyc.comWebsite: www.sarjesa.comFacebook: sarjesa_inc

Elinor Knows About Stories of the Heart

Fri May 11 2018 (01:08:57)

You will find advice, contradictory advice, about writing and all kinds of things. And at some point you just have to trust your own instincts. - Elinor FlorenceStuff Elinor Loves:Books:A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen KingBird by Bird by Anne Lamott A Town Like Alice by Nevil ShutePastoral by Nevil Shute The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan JubyBig Little Lies by Liane MoriartyMovies and Television:White Christmas (with Bing Crosby)BBC Pride and Prejudice CBC Anne of Green of GablesPeople:C ...

Epic Stories from a man that was there

To order a copy of Jack's book please contact:Email: Mailing address:6404 Norfolk DriveCalgary, Alberta T2K 5K2

Part 2

“I’ve always got a soundtrack to my life … I’ve always found this peace and place in music”Stuff Sadie Loves:Bands:• That’s Just Life – Memphis Mayfire• Matty Mullins: lead singer of Memphis Mayfire• Crown the Empire• Sleeping with Sirens • Asking Alexandria• Mike Lisanti on Instagram:• Good Mythical Morning | YouTube• Sadie’s Morning PlaylistBook:The Notebook by Nicholas SparksMovie(s):The Harry Potter seriesSadie`s Links:Go the Distance Podcast on Mile Hi ...

Sadie Knows About Plot Twists

Sat Apr 14 2018 (59:07)

Part 1

I just keep moving forward and hoping that I can help people make positive changes in their lives because someone has to be hopeful and be able to be in that darkness with them and still have hope in that darkness with them and still have hope that things can get better.Sadie Grasse is a teacher and host of her own podcast 'Go The Distance' on Mile HI Radio.If I could rewind my life and do it again, I would put someone in my life who would encourage me to still do art and that kind of stuff on t ...

Kate Knows About the Opposite of Anxiety

Fri Apr 06 2018 (01:05:47)

Dr. Kate Dow guest

“You invite [yourself] to have some time of just being – and that’s what we’re just not used to.”Dr. Kate Dow joins me to share her knowledge about life with anxiety. She knows about anxiety not only because of her work as a counsellor and a psychologist but because she had her own experiences with severe anxiety after the birth of her children. She went on to become an advocate for other women and she reaches out to leaders and entrepreneurs who are experiencing overwhelm and want to prevent bu ...

Anne Knows About Aviation

Fri Apr 06 2018 (01:08:30)

Author Anne Gafiuk guest

“This idea popped in my head. I don’t know where it came from, it just showed up!”Anne Gafiuk was researching an idea for a historical novel set during WWII when she attended a local air show and watched an old pilot climb into a vintage Harvard aircraft. Little did she know that she had found her own plot twist that would lead her to research and write three books about aviators during WWII. She joins me on the People Who Know Stuff podcast today to talk about her life as an educator, writer an ...

Heather Knows About Home

Fri Mar 23 2018 (01:03:22)

Have confidence in yourself. You WILL be ok.

“Having two favourite places at the opposite ends of the earth is really hard”In 2013, Heather moved to Scotland from Canada for what she thought was going to be a brief stay as she completed an international practicum. Instead, she found herself reflecting about where home is, whether it can be more than one place, and making a decision that made sense to her head and her heart. In this conversation we talked about the Danish idea of Hygge, getting the most out of winter, how childhood connecti ...

Elizabeth Knows About Powerful Choices

Fri Mar 16 2018 (58:29)

Guest Elizabeth Holt Handlovsky

“We only have so much energy. I have to be really intentional about where I’m putting my energy.”Elizabeth Holt Handlovsky, a writer, life coach and the owner of Echo Joy Coaching. We recorded this conversation in late winter and talked about how this harsh and cold season has influenced our lives in positive ways. We talked about being selective with how we spend our energy, freeing up the bandwidth in our brains, the importance of rest and how winter influences routines and creativity. Elizabe ...

Scott Knows About Motorcycle Accidents

Fri Mar 09 2018 (01:02:30)

Beyond the fear and pain

“I was 21 years old and no one was telling me I wasn’t going to walk again”Scott Anderson is a small business owner and an entrepreneur but in 2001, he was in a serious motorcycle accident and broke his neck. On the show, he talks about the accident that changed his life, the long road he took as he rebuilt his life and how the things you love can be more motivating than fear and pain. Listen to our conversation here and follow Scott on Instagram at