The Shared Mic: Conversations for the Ages

The Shared Mic: Conversations for the Ages


Latest Episodes

Episode 8 Season 2 Finale: Climate Change
January 25, 2021

Recent years have witnessed calamitous climate events. From the bleaching of coral reefs to the melting of the polar ice caps, the effects of climate change are becoming harder to ignore. This conversation brings together two individuals from different...

Episode 7: Navigating Life With A Disability
January 18, 2021

This episode brings together disability advocates, Bean Gill and Cindy Gordon, to discuss what it’s like to navigate the world with a disability. Bean is the Executive Director and Cofounder of “ReYu Paralysis Recovery Centre”,

Episode 6: Virtual Theatre
January 04, 2021

Live theatre is a fantastic way to gather insight into the human experience. Going to a show is usually an in-person experience, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced local thespians to radically rethink the artform. - In this episode,

The Shared Mic Takes A Holiday Break
December 15, 2020

We actually don't have a new episode for you...we just wanted wish you a Happy Holidays! - Thank you for faithfully listening to five episodes so far in season two. No need to fret as there are three more episodes coming your way in January that we kn...

Episode 5: Covid Community Impact
December 01, 2020

In this episode, Advocates and Educators from Edmonton’s Jewish and Muslim communities, Abe Silverman and Trent Daley, met to discuss how the pandemic has impacted their faith communities. - Faith plays a key role in the lives of Edmontonians of all a...

Episode 4: Careers in Academia
November 16, 2020

Episode 4 brings together two women academics from different generations, Jennifer Foote and Maryanne Doherty, to discuss their experiences navigating the world of academia. Both women are U of A Faculty of Education members.

Episode 3: Negotiating Change
November 02, 2020

This timely conversation centers around the global movement for racial justice led by "Black Lives Matter." - In this episode we bring together International Diplomat, Eric LaMont Gregory and Prominent Activist and Local Actor Jesse Lipscombe.

Episode 2: Edmonton Folk Music Festival
October 19, 2020

Edmonton’s Folk Music Festival is a world renowned event that holds a special place in the hearts of the many Edmontonians who volunteer at the festival each year. The Festival brings out a sense of community like no other and this theme is explored by...

Episode 1: Careers in Music
October 04, 2020

Gord and Travis Matthews are father and son, and a pair of fabulous musicians! The Shared Mic would like to thank Gord and Travis for producing our very own, brand new and locally-curated theme song! Their conversation reflects the evolution of Edmonto...

Season 2 Trailer
October 02, 2020

The Shared Mic is inspired, recorded, and produced on Treaty 6 Territory. Treaty 6 Territory is the traditional territory of the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux and many others whose footsteps have mar...