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We have one new interview this week: Tim Pearce – director and manager of the Mongolian musical group Anda Union. We also dip into the archives and revisit past chats with actress, playwright, activist and author Carmen Aguirre and Canada’s leading man of space Chris Hadfield.

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Note: Endeavours will revert to bi-weekly format for the next couple of months.

But this week is fantastic: Canadian director George Mendeluk on his new film Bitter Harvest, award-winning fiddle player Ashley MacIsaac on his new project FDLER, and director of the Vancouver International Dance Festival, Barbara Bourget.

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From FDLER
Hubert’s Song

Happy Oscars!


From our archives: A chat with renowned evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins, who talks about Part 2 of his memoir: “Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life In Science. “

Also, White Rock fiddle sensation Kierah on her new album “Strong Bow” and Martin Santangelo on his Greek Theatre/Flamenco mash-up production Antigona.

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From Kierah’s Strong Bow
Amber Eyes
Fair Maiden
Strong Bow

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Richard Dawkins – Good Reads
Kierah – courtesy of Kierah Raymond
Noche Flamenca – courtesy of MPMG

Endeavours 031 – Crazy 8s Film Special

This week I sit down with some of the teams competing in the Crazy 8s Film Race, including actress Kyra Zagorsky, siblings Thomas and Jon Affolter, and friends Lawrence Le Lam and Nach Dudsdeemaytha. Also, Jacques Doucet from Radio Radio stops by.

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From Radio Radio’s Light The Sky
Light The Sky

Endeavours 030 – Cecil Baldwin, Ashley Green, Reza Sholeh

Good evening Endeavours, good evening!

I am joined by the voice of Night Vale himself – Cecil Baldwin – who talks about the upcoming live show Ghost Stories, how the live show compares to regular episodes, how much input he has, and what it’s like working with heavyweights Mara Wilson and Wil Wheaton. Ashley Green is a music student and cellist who is taking part in VAMSO’s performance of Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique. Reza Sholeh is an independent film producer who is the co-founder of the production company N5, as well as the co-creator and head writer of the web action series Petrol, which just wrapped its first season.

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From Sumo Cyco’s Move Mountains
Move Mountains

Endeavours 029 – Drew Dir, Glam Skanks, Matthew White

The Bad Bitch of Snow is Back!


Drew Dir is the Artistic Director of the Chicago-based Manual Cinema, an interactive and innovative theatre company specializing in Puppetry. Their latest piece is Ada/Ava. Glam Skanks are just that: a rock a female glam band that is reclaiming music. Think of Alice Cooper meets Rocky Horror. They are currently on tour as an supporting for Adam Ant, promoting their latest release Glitter City. Matthew White is the Executive Director of Early Music Vancouver, who this month are playing works by Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier De St. Georges, one of the first black composers of the classical era.

Endeavours 028 – Nobu Adilman & Daveed Goldman, Young The Giant, Fairlith Harvey

Hello there, good to see you again!


Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman are the founder of the musical group Choir Choir Choir! which has had success with several viral videos including covers of Bowie, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, The Tragically Hip and Leonard Cohen. They have also fundraisers for Syrian Refugees, victims of the Orlando Nightclub Massacre and, most recently, the women’s march in Portland.

Young The Giant are an indie rock band from Irvine, California. Their third album Home of the Strange was released in August.

Fairlith Harvey is the founder and director of Geekenders, Vancouver’s favourite nerd performance troupe. They have become known for their Star Wars-themed Burlesque shows as well their musical projects including Portal 2: The Unauthorized Musical.

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From Choir Choir Choir
Hallelujah


From Young The Giant’s Home of the Strange
Something to Believe In
Art Exhibit

Endeavours 027 – Piff the Magic Dragon, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Esther Rausenberg

The snow has gone gone gone!


Perhaps it was the work of Piff The Magic Dragon, who is coming to Vancouver next month for the Northwest Comedy Fest. He stole the show on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and in 2015 received the golden buzzer from Dr. Horrible himself, Neil Patrick Harris, on the 10th season of America’s Got Talent. He also been a magic consultant to celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal for his restaurant The Fat Duck. He currently has a solo show at The Flamingo in Las Vegas.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (try saying that five times fast) are an American Reggae and Jam Band from Rochester, New York. Their sixth album – Make It Better – was released Sept 16, 2016.

Esther Rausenberg is the Executive Director of the East Side Culture Crawl – an art and Mixed Show in Vancouver. She has been with the organization since its beginnings in 1996.

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From Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad’s Make It Better
Make It Better
Gotta Make A Living
Really True

Endeavours 026 – Peter Keleghan, The Jezabels, Marc Nyiti & Emily Hayes

Hello out there, we’re on the air!

Peter Keleghan is a Canadian actor who is perhaps most well-known for his role as CEO Alan Roy on the filmed comedy Made in Canada, created by and co-starring Rick Mercer, and featuring his future wife Leah Pinsent. He has starred on The Newsroom, The Red Green Show and Murdoch Mysteries and has made guest-appearances on American sitcoms such as Cheers and Seinfeld. His film credits include Ginger Snaps, Cheaper By The Dozen and Leslie, My Name is Evil. He will also be featured as Headmaster William ‘Fish’ Sturgeon in adaptations of the Bruno & Boots series of books by Gordon Korman. His most recent project is his documentary for the CBC, Once An Immigrant.

The Jezabels are an indie rock band from Sydney, Australia. Their debut studio album – Prisoner – won best independent release at the ARIA Music Awards of 2012. They released their follow-up in 2013. Their third record, Synthia, came out in February of 2016.

Marc Nyiti is a Canadian musician – of the band DRUGZNDREAMS – as well as a film director. He is the man behind Psychonaut, a groundbreaking feature film, made with a skeleton crew of two people on a budget of less than $8,000. He is joined by his producer Emily Hayes. The film is now available on Vimeo and VOD.

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From The Jezabels’ Synthia
If Ya Want Me
Smile
Pleasure Drive

Endeavours 025 – Jennifer Kramer, Adam Baldwin, Alban Teurlai

Happy new Year!

Vancouver is still buried. But we can still hear from our guests. Today we feature cultural anthropologist Jennifer Kramer, curator of ” Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Culture”, showing until April 9, 2017 at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Also, singer-songwriter Adam Baldwin – who is best known for backing up Matt Mays – talks about releasing his own material on his debut full length ” No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five). Finally, documentary filmmaker Alban Teurlai on “Reset”, which chronicles dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millpied’s debut at the famed Paris Opera House.
NOTE: Alban’s interview is in French.

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From Adam Baldwin’s No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)
Love on The Rocks
Rehtaeh
Anytime

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