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Podcast by Josiah Sinanan. A cultural podcast that seeks to re-establish the North American concept of culture - by instead focusing on the stories of the individuals around us.

Latest Episodes

S3E1 - The Church

Join host Josiah Sinanan as he continues his deep dive into the personal experiences and identities of individuals this season, beginning with the stories of those involved with the Christian Church here in Western Canada. Spanning three unique guests for this season's premiere, Josiah covers a wide range of opinion and experience with the religious system that permeates Western society. First, Josiah talks to the Outreach and Development Pastor at Experience Church, Kyle Payne, followed by intern and aspiring pastor Madison McBlain from "Commons Church", and ending the episode with Veteran and self-proclaimed "Berta Boy", David Clarke, who left the church after his deployment in Afghanistan. Find out their why, their personal stories within the church, and what being a "churchgoer" really means in the season premiere of anticulture.

77 MIN4 days ago
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S3E1 - The Church

S2 E7: Hidden Injustice and Choosing Your Identity - Discussion with Rachel Doležal

Rachel Doležal made international headlines after being "outed" in 2015 for being born white, after telling a large group of people she was Black. The real story of her identity choice might be more compassion-worthy and easier to understand than you'd think – once we give her a chance to share her journey. Learn what Rachel thought of her Netflix documentary, how she describes the difference between "Black" and "African-American" (and which one she is), and why she thinks her journey to adopt her "inner-identity" differs from someone like Caitlyn Jenner. This is the Season Finale of Season 2 of anticulture.

62 MINMAY 10
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S2 E7: Hidden Injustice and Choosing Your Identity - Discussion with Rachel Doležal

S2 E6: Tradition in a World of Individuals - Discussion with Lori Caltagirone

This week’s episode, Josiah sits down with business owner, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra chair member, think tanker, Conservative, and philanthropist Lori Caltagirone. Lori's unique insight into the world of corporate Calgary has given her an approach on life that isn't "mainstream" but is one she lives with grace, passion, and heart. Join us as we talk politics, regrets on singleness, and the balance of traditionalism and individualism. This one might ruffle some feathers, but Lori offers a lot to think about!

46 MINAPR 27
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S2 E6: Tradition in a World of Individuals - Discussion with Lori Caltagirone

S2 E5: The "Reality" Of Reality TV - Discussion with Mary Zilba

This week we're pleased to present our first celebrity guest: Real Housewives of Vancouver alumni, podcast host, and recording artist Mary Zilba. Mary and Josiah talk about the harsh effects of reality television on the lives of real people and how being on the Housewives franchise has changed her life forever. Mary also dives into her divorce, the other wives on the show, and her current work in Medical Cannabis. We also catch up with what's she's up to now: hosting a podcast and owning a Production Company, as well as being involved with various charity initiatives.

56 MINFEB 16
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S2 E5: The "Reality" Of Reality TV - Discussion with Mary Zilba

S2 E4: Living Life As One Big Party - Discussion with Dr. Diana Monea

This week on Anticulture, we sit down with one of the recipients of Calgary's "Best Dressed" Awards - Optometrist and Fashion Icon, Dr. Diana Monea. Dr. Diana shares the stories that influenced her bold choices with fashion, and it likely isn't what you'd expect. Find out how fashion became a response to loss and struggle, and how she's now turning things around to become a beacon of hope for others by what she wears. On this episode, you'll find out how to rediscover your child within and see your life as one big party of its own. You may just leave wanting a feathered hat.

42 MIN2018 DEC 15
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S2 E4: Living Life As One Big Party - Discussion with Dr. Diana Monea

S2 E3: Alberta and the Refugee Crisis - Discussion with Anila Umar Lee Yuen

Join us this week as we discuss Alberta's role in immigration and the refugee crisis with the CEO of the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary: Anila Umar Lee Yuen. Anila received the Governor General's Award at the young age at 23, and has gone on to be an advocate for newcomers in Canada. Listen to a challenging and unifying perspective on an issue that has been on all of our minds this year, as host Josiah takes us through multiple perspectives.

38 MIN2018 NOV 8
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S2 E3: Alberta and the Refugee Crisis - Discussion with Anila Umar Lee Yuen

S2 E2: Perceptions & Prejudice in the Entertainment Industry - Discussion with Joshua Heart

This week, we explore cultural perception and race in the context of Hollywood, California. Joshua Heart, our guest, is a casting producer on social media's most talked about reality show this year: The Four on FOX. Joshua shares his experience as one of the only people of colour on set and how he navigates a world that still shows prejudice - even in one of the most progressive places. Join me as we talk The Four, developing a "tactic" against prejudice, and have some laughs with my expressive and vibrant guest this week.

54 MIN2018 SEP 21
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S2 E2: Perceptions & Prejudice in the Entertainment Industry - Discussion with Joshua Heart

S2 E1: Culture as a Catalyst - Discussion with Omotara Johnson

To kick off Season 2 of Josiah's exploration of culture, race, identity, and mosaic societies - we're travelling to the continent of Africa. Josiah's first discussion is with NGO Founder, Omotara Johnson, who has defied one of the worst statistics in the country of Sierra Leone - the country with the highest level of infant and maternal mortality. Learn how someone influenced by 5 very different cultures has navigated cultural identity, racial profiling, and the boxes she's been put in order to save lives.

41 MIN2018 SEP 8
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S2 E1: Culture as a Catalyst - Discussion with Omotara Johnson

Episode 5: Keeping Your Ways - Discussion with Curtis Lefthand

For the final episode in this first "string" of episodes on Alberta, we will be exploring the story of a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy here on Treaty 7 land. Curtis Lefthand is of the Piikani Nation, and does NOT idenitify as Albertan - nor does he want to. His opinion may just flip everything we've discussed so far on it's head. What is Alberta, really? Stay tuned this summer for more against-the-grain discussion with real people on "anticulture." Thank you for listening!

48 MIN2018 APR 20
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Episode 5: Keeping Your Ways - Discussion with Curtis Lefthand

Episode 4: Franco-Albertan...That's a Thing? - Discussion with Joelle Croteau-Willard

️Franco-Albertan...That's a Thing? Welcome to Episode 4, where we explore one of Alberta's most curious minorities - the Franco-Albertan. Our guest is Joelle Croteau-Willard, who has a proud and very Albertan story in the realm of being a Francophone. Joelle's heritage includes one of the first residents of Bonnyville, and on both sides, has prominent chuckwagon racing legacy. She also has a cousin who is a Francophone musician and one who started the Flying Canoe Festival. Learn more about the dynamics, the history, and the people that make up French Alberta - a population of over 80,000 throughout our province.

38 MIN2018 APR 6
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Episode 4: Franco-Albertan...That's a Thing? - Discussion with Joelle Croteau-Willard

Latest Episodes

S3E1 - The Church

Join host Josiah Sinanan as he continues his deep dive into the personal experiences and identities of individuals this season, beginning with the stories of those involved with the Christian Church here in Western Canada. Spanning three unique guests for this season's premiere, Josiah covers a wide range of opinion and experience with the religious system that permeates Western society. First, Josiah talks to the Outreach and Development Pastor at Experience Church, Kyle Payne, followed by intern and aspiring pastor Madison McBlain from "Commons Church", and ending the episode with Veteran and self-proclaimed "Berta Boy", David Clarke, who left the church after his deployment in Afghanistan. Find out their why, their personal stories within the church, and what being a "churchgoer" really means in the season premiere of anticulture.

77 MIN4 days ago
Comments
S3E1 - The Church

S2 E7: Hidden Injustice and Choosing Your Identity - Discussion with Rachel Doležal

Rachel Doležal made international headlines after being "outed" in 2015 for being born white, after telling a large group of people she was Black. The real story of her identity choice might be more compassion-worthy and easier to understand than you'd think – once we give her a chance to share her journey. Learn what Rachel thought of her Netflix documentary, how she describes the difference between "Black" and "African-American" (and which one she is), and why she thinks her journey to adopt her "inner-identity" differs from someone like Caitlyn Jenner. This is the Season Finale of Season 2 of anticulture.

62 MINMAY 10
Comments
S2 E7: Hidden Injustice and Choosing Your Identity - Discussion with Rachel Doležal

S2 E6: Tradition in a World of Individuals - Discussion with Lori Caltagirone

This week’s episode, Josiah sits down with business owner, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra chair member, think tanker, Conservative, and philanthropist Lori Caltagirone. Lori's unique insight into the world of corporate Calgary has given her an approach on life that isn't "mainstream" but is one she lives with grace, passion, and heart. Join us as we talk politics, regrets on singleness, and the balance of traditionalism and individualism. This one might ruffle some feathers, but Lori offers a lot to think about!

46 MINAPR 27
Comments
S2 E6: Tradition in a World of Individuals - Discussion with Lori Caltagirone

S2 E5: The "Reality" Of Reality TV - Discussion with Mary Zilba

This week we're pleased to present our first celebrity guest: Real Housewives of Vancouver alumni, podcast host, and recording artist Mary Zilba. Mary and Josiah talk about the harsh effects of reality television on the lives of real people and how being on the Housewives franchise has changed her life forever. Mary also dives into her divorce, the other wives on the show, and her current work in Medical Cannabis. We also catch up with what's she's up to now: hosting a podcast and owning a Production Company, as well as being involved with various charity initiatives.

56 MINFEB 16
Comments
S2 E5: The "Reality" Of Reality TV - Discussion with Mary Zilba

S2 E4: Living Life As One Big Party - Discussion with Dr. Diana Monea

This week on Anticulture, we sit down with one of the recipients of Calgary's "Best Dressed" Awards - Optometrist and Fashion Icon, Dr. Diana Monea. Dr. Diana shares the stories that influenced her bold choices with fashion, and it likely isn't what you'd expect. Find out how fashion became a response to loss and struggle, and how she's now turning things around to become a beacon of hope for others by what she wears. On this episode, you'll find out how to rediscover your child within and see your life as one big party of its own. You may just leave wanting a feathered hat.

42 MIN2018 DEC 15
Comments
S2 E4: Living Life As One Big Party - Discussion with Dr. Diana Monea

S2 E3: Alberta and the Refugee Crisis - Discussion with Anila Umar Lee Yuen

Join us this week as we discuss Alberta's role in immigration and the refugee crisis with the CEO of the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary: Anila Umar Lee Yuen. Anila received the Governor General's Award at the young age at 23, and has gone on to be an advocate for newcomers in Canada. Listen to a challenging and unifying perspective on an issue that has been on all of our minds this year, as host Josiah takes us through multiple perspectives.

38 MIN2018 NOV 8
Comments
S2 E3: Alberta and the Refugee Crisis - Discussion with Anila Umar Lee Yuen

S2 E2: Perceptions & Prejudice in the Entertainment Industry - Discussion with Joshua Heart

This week, we explore cultural perception and race in the context of Hollywood, California. Joshua Heart, our guest, is a casting producer on social media's most talked about reality show this year: The Four on FOX. Joshua shares his experience as one of the only people of colour on set and how he navigates a world that still shows prejudice - even in one of the most progressive places. Join me as we talk The Four, developing a "tactic" against prejudice, and have some laughs with my expressive and vibrant guest this week.

54 MIN2018 SEP 21
Comments
S2 E2: Perceptions & Prejudice in the Entertainment Industry - Discussion with Joshua Heart

S2 E1: Culture as a Catalyst - Discussion with Omotara Johnson

To kick off Season 2 of Josiah's exploration of culture, race, identity, and mosaic societies - we're travelling to the continent of Africa. Josiah's first discussion is with NGO Founder, Omotara Johnson, who has defied one of the worst statistics in the country of Sierra Leone - the country with the highest level of infant and maternal mortality. Learn how someone influenced by 5 very different cultures has navigated cultural identity, racial profiling, and the boxes she's been put in order to save lives.

41 MIN2018 SEP 8
Comments
S2 E1: Culture as a Catalyst - Discussion with Omotara Johnson

Episode 5: Keeping Your Ways - Discussion with Curtis Lefthand

For the final episode in this first "string" of episodes on Alberta, we will be exploring the story of a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy here on Treaty 7 land. Curtis Lefthand is of the Piikani Nation, and does NOT idenitify as Albertan - nor does he want to. His opinion may just flip everything we've discussed so far on it's head. What is Alberta, really? Stay tuned this summer for more against-the-grain discussion with real people on "anticulture." Thank you for listening!

48 MIN2018 APR 20
Comments
Episode 5: Keeping Your Ways - Discussion with Curtis Lefthand

Episode 4: Franco-Albertan...That's a Thing? - Discussion with Joelle Croteau-Willard

️Franco-Albertan...That's a Thing? Welcome to Episode 4, where we explore one of Alberta's most curious minorities - the Franco-Albertan. Our guest is Joelle Croteau-Willard, who has a proud and very Albertan story in the realm of being a Francophone. Joelle's heritage includes one of the first residents of Bonnyville, and on both sides, has prominent chuckwagon racing legacy. She also has a cousin who is a Francophone musician and one who started the Flying Canoe Festival. Learn more about the dynamics, the history, and the people that make up French Alberta - a population of over 80,000 throughout our province.

38 MIN2018 APR 6
Comments
Episode 4: Franco-Albertan...That's a Thing? - Discussion with Joelle Croteau-Willard