In the summer of 2021, Megaphone piloted its first Podcast Mentorship. Led by Helena Krobath, the mentorship invited peer vendors and storytellers Jules Chapman, Angel Gates, Nicolas Leech-Crier, and Yvonne Mark to create their own unique podcast episodes, inspired by writing and themes from the 2021 edition of Voices of the Street.
For two months, the storytellers explored and played with the dimensions of storytelling unique to podcasts. They learned about audio storyboarding, vocal techniques, interviewing and audio recording, theme music and sound effects.
All the while, the storytellers scripted and refined their storyboards, conducting interviews with authors from Voices of the Street, creating an original persona, or writing their own poetry in response to a work that moved them.
The resulting stories are unique and personal, at times contemplating intersections of experience between two people, inspiring self-reflection, or stirring thoughts on the relationship between one’s own community and broader society.
We are excited to announce that this ambitious undertaking is ready for release. Featuring interviews with writers and personal reflections on how their lived experiences merge with the themes of the text—this podcast series will illuminate Voices of the Street in a unique way.
Tune in for the six episode series, released on Feb 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22.
Content Warning: The stories in this series deal with difficult and sometimes traumatic topics. Please practice self care, stop listening and seek support if you need to. Help is available!
Click the titles below to read transcripts, bios and find resources.
All podcasts were recorded on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Watauth people in the summer of 2021.
Storytellers: Jules Chapman, Nicolas Leech-Crier, Angel Gates and Yvonne Mark
Lead Mentor: Helena Krobath
Sound Engineering, Editing, Mixing, Mastering: Paige Smith, Fiorella Pinillos, and Kathy Feng
Theme Song: John Brennan
Sound Effects: John Brennan and Helena Krobath
Produced with the support of the City of Vancouver, BC Arts Council, SFU’s Community Engagement Initiative, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.
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