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Tales of the LGBT+ is a weekly podcast that sheds light on the remarkable people within our LGBTQ+ family. The guests interviewed come from all walks of life, and they have a story worth listening to. We do not shy away from any topic. The stories from our Rainbow Community at the local, national and international level should be heard and celebrated! Tales of the LGBTQ+ has been created in original form as a video podcast , and it is provided here for your convenience to listen to in audio ...
 
Want to be a high-achiever? We talk to the top performers in their fields about what it takes to become just that! Across industry and career fields there are some habits that the highest achievers have adopted to help them reach peak performance. Discover what those at the top of their games do to keep them ahead of the pack and continuously achieving. From Real Estate to top-athletes, Engineers to CEOs - we get the scoop on the key things that keep these bar-setters performing head and sho ...
 
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It's time to steal from the rich and give to ourselves this week, as Tanner reboots the People's Choice of Knights of Prosperity, a short-lived show about robbin Mick Jagger. Except this time we're robbing a gamer (not a real one) or maybe the ghost from Beetleborgs. Tanner and Lindsay will also discuss pawning your gamer chair, being able to make …
 
After a month hiatus due to work commitments, Tales of the LGBTQ+ returns to the airways! Jocelyn Lapointe and Ashley Allen are the guests and they share many bonds with each other. it is evident there is a deep love between both of them as their glow, their hand holding and their words express their feelings about each other. But they are more tha…
 
Remember the Magic Treehouse books? How they were cute fun edutainment? Wrong! They saw the Titanic sink! They saw Pompeii erupt! They were at THE BLITZ! And Lindsay doesn't want to lighten up her reboot of them - history, as great as it is, can get dark, so we're just aging them up a little so they can handle it. At least they get a dog boyfriend …
 
All Musicals are adaptations, and since this episode comes out on (the day after) Power Rangers Day, it's time for a Mighty Morphin' Musical! Tanner still cannot write musicals but they also cannot be stopped and Lindsay just has to deal. But don't worry because this particular musical is gonna have sick guitar riffs, Ashley Tisdale, and a fight wi…
 
Destination...Unknown! The only Agatha Christie novel to 1) never be adapted, 2) be a spy drama, and 3) get horny in a weird way. Lindsay wants to give this the full Night Manager treatment on HBO (or Amazon, or whoever gives us their MONEY). Tanner is pretty sure this is just a weird predecessor to Sky Captain. Also discussed this week are Arnold …
 
For People's Choice this month, Tanner is talking about nothing but a fat Rate Race...and maybe throwing in a bit of a Mad Mad Mad Mad World? They'll tell Lindsay how they're expanding the rocket car, bus full of Lucys, and cow-in-a-hot-air-balloon into a Rashomon-style miniseries that lets us see more character dynamics play out. Also discussed ar…
 
Empress 45 Carrie Du'Way and Emperor Tanner Steele joins 'Tales of the LGBTQ+' to discuss their journey into the Drag world, why the stepped up to lead the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose during the pandemic and discuss why the year was a success. The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose Social Association is a registered non-profit …
 
GoDiva and Rob Browatzke join 'Tales of the LGBTQ+' to share the history of the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose (Part 2). The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has been a sovereign chapter of the International Court System since its inception in 1976. The Court of Edmonton is proud to be at the …
 
This week we are joined by Annie so we can do a remake of Beauty and The Beast! No, not the cartoon. No, not the french one. No, not the live action one (though don't worry, we'll definitely roast it). She, Tanner, and Lindsay will make a very hot monster boyfriend who's very said but very beautiful (UwU). Also discussed are shipping Pooh Bear, Gam…
 
The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has been a sovereign chapter of the International Court System since its inception in 1976. The Court of Edmonton is proud to be at the forefront of many significant Canadian Court firsts – they had Canada’s first Native American Empress, Millicent, Empress I; Canada’…
 
Marvel Magaverse? More like Marvel mangle-verse, amirite? Hahaha, CB Cebulski pretended to be Japanese in order to get in with Marvel and THIS is where it started: a poorly thought-out attempt to appeal to anime-loving kids in the 2000s by doing...basically nothing different except for a few stereotypes. Lindsay would like things to be a little bet…
 
Cary Scott and Kelly Schwab are the creators, directors and producers of ‘The TransCanada Project”. The Trans Canada Project is in it's infancy. They are making plans to visit Trans-folk across Canada and share their stories of trials and hope. Their mission is to tell the stories of Trans individuals across Canada, making the transgender community…
 
In his memoir, 'My Pursuit of Beauty: A Cosmetic Chemist Reveals The Glitz, The Glam and The Batsh*t Crazy', Vince Spinnato shares the inner workings of the multi-billion-dollar beauty industry with entertaining tales about creating beauty products for megastars like Michael Jordan, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Gwen Stefani, Damo…
 
The annual crossover is upon us, and this week Cassidy and Lava from Kids and their Dog are here to break a story wide open. Gravity Falls: it's a reboot! Yes, we've gone back in time and made Gravity Falls in 1989 in order to inspire Alex Hirsch in 2012! We reverse engineer character origins and what gave Alex nightmares back then. Also discussed …
 
Having lost himself in the corporate world, Brad Shreve discovered the big office and prestigious title were great for the ego but were not great for living a life he found fulfilling. As a grownup he pondered what he wanted to do when he became a bigger grownup, and the answer was obvious. His fingertips have been on the keyboard ever since. Brad …
 
The viewpoint and journey of a Mother. Vicki Finlay has two children who have come out and become part of our Rainbow community. She shares with us her thoughts of where she was when she first learned about this and where she is at now when it comes to her actions. The journey has not been easy at times. It was 'easier' when her daughter came out a…
 
It appears we have both touched this podcast at the same time! Then let us begin a reboot of Xiaolin Showdown! No, not Chronicles. Nobody wants Chronicles. Instead we're headed to the CW, with longer episodes, shorter seasons, more character growth, and Jermaine! Everyone loves Jermaine. Tanner and Lindsay will also discuss emo hotness, a catboy ar…
 
Cheyenne Mihko Kihêw is a 2 Spirit/Indigiqueer powerhouse who is part of the incredible E2S - Edmonton 2 Spirit Society. She shares her personal story with us in what it means to be 2 Spirit and as an 'Inbetween'. There is a resurgence within the 2 Spirit community; however, the fight to have their seat at the table faces many obstacles. They share…
 
Nancy Shadlock is the CEO and founder of Centered life coaching and the host of The Coming Out Chronicles podcast. "When Nancy finally discovered that she didn’t have to divorce her spirituality to embrace her sexuality she started creating the life she’s always dreamed of." (from her bio) In this discussion, we talk about what it means to be a Com…
 
This week we managed to scoop Jake Mason again, right in the middle of his post-dose fever, but he was happy to show up with some ideas about a Zelda cartoon that tries to take advantage of the fact that there's like...a timeline? Timelines? Some manner of time soup. He's gonna tell Tanner and Lindsay about Twilight Princess being good, Zelda doing…
 
Comic Book Heroes and Tokusatsu heroes are already so similar, so when Lindsay decided to make a Catwoman TV show she decided to add some flair by mixing the genres together! Now Selina has a magic necklace that let's her and the other Sirens transform into a classic henshin heroines! Tanner will learn about Selina having too many backstories, the …
 
It has been a 3 week Pride celebration with the love story of Pam and Karen Hofmann. 60 years of knowing each other. 53 years of marriage. 20 years since Karen has been her authentic self. In episodes 1 and 2, Karen and Pam spoke individually about their life together. Considering they met in Grade 10 and Grade 9 ... there was very little time in l…
 
This week Tanner is rebooting the story of a man named Brady and his lovely lady - or is it fella? It'll definitely get called "The Gay-dy Bunch" when it airs. Them and Lindsay are going to give personalities to the various kids, throw in some butch lesbians, and turn the disappeared husband into a supervillain ex-wife. Also discussed are syncing o…
 
Part 2 of a three part series celebrating Pride and how we as a community can (and will) overcome obstacles. Please watch the interview titled, 'Karen Hofmann - The Route Taken to Achieve Authenticity' before watching this interview (if you can). That interview can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAwtp... Pam Hofmann met a cute boy in…
 
"Them Duke boys are at it again, leading the police on a wild goose chase and distracting them from an ongoing protest!" With these words, friend of the show Cassidy has inspired Lindsay to reboot the Dukes of Hazzard into the most leftist, anti-cop show we can! It's a short one because Tanner doesn't know much, but we do discuss topics like the im…
 
Karen Hofmann shares her story of perseverance, heart and strength on this very special episode of 'Tales of the LGBTQ+'. Karen's story is told here in Part 1 of 3 episodes that will be released this Pride Month detailing the story of Karen and her wife Pam's journey navigating the world around them. A journey made more difficult due to Karen havin…
 
Welcome back to the podcast where tonight's top story is Sports Night! An Aaron Sorkin sitcom that Tanner can't stop thinking about partly due to the way they wove social issues into sports without needing you to actually like sports, and partly due to a friendship between male leads that became incredibly homoerotic. They'll explain to Lindsay how…
 
When people apply for a new job, they present a resume. For Rob Browatzke, it is a ‘gay-sume’. Since coming out in the 1990s, Rob has worked at a variety of gay-owned establishments. From starting work at pubs, bars and bathhouses to today where he is co-owner of Evolution WonderLounge in Edmonton, Alberta. He has been a magazine writer and owner a…
 
This episode belongs in a museum! But a lot of artifacts don't, which is one thing Indiana Jones will be learning this week when Lindsay creates the fourth movie that we should've had, rather than the Mutt we got. There's a daughter-figure, a cult based on a lot of BS, and most importantly THEMES. On this trip she and Tanner will also discuss Lady …
 
In 2014, Mike Iamele accidentally came out to millions when he wrote an article about falling in love with a man after identifying as straight––and 100,000 people shared it overnight. In this interview, he discusses what it’s like to accidentally come out to millions of people in a viral article. How his life-changing illness + falling in love with…
 
The Athletic's Rob Tanner is joined by Leicester legend Matt Elliott after a dramatic final fixture at home to Tottenham Hotspur. On the podcast today, Rob & Matt discuss just how close Leicester City came once again to a top four finish. However there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic for the Foxes with a huge summer ahead. Learn more about y…
 
Kingdom Hearts! It's a lot of things, but it's never been an MMO! Or a kart racer, but we'll get to that. In the meantime Tanner is brainstorming ideas for what Kingdom Hearts: Master's Memory Oratorio could look like while Lindsay gently holds their hand and asks them what the hell is going on. Also discussed are bad Donald impressions, phone game…
 
GoDiva, Tequila Mockingbird and Vanity Fair 'untuck' on the 'Tales of the LGBTQ+' first-ever panel! These Canadian Queens have had their pussy on fire for years now. These Drags Queens are good buddies and rule the roost. Will they be serving tilapia? Will it be All Tea, All Shade? These Squirrel Friends come together for the first time on a podcas…
 
The Athletic's Rob Tanner is joined by Leicester legend Matt Elliott after a week of two halves and two huge games against Chelsea. On the podcast today, Leicester City win the FA Cup in dramatic style before facing Chelsea again in midweek and dropping out of the top four - but it’s not over yet… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
This People's Choice Episode is the same as the last one, except not. Dark Shadows was the first supernatural soap opera, but after it was cancelled in...oh wait. It's still going via Big Finish? Well ignore that, Lindsay's starting from the top and making her own horror podcast for it! It's going to have all the Paudio Drama staples and also Laura…
 
Trevor Schmidt joins the 'Tales of the LGBTQ+' podcast to discuss his brilliant theatre career as an actor, playwright, director and producer. He also is very transparent when it comes to his life outside the theatre and how he seems himself as part of the larger Rainbow community. At the time this podcast is released, he will be releasing filmed v…
 
The Athletic's Rob Tanner is joined by Leicester legend Matt Elliott after a huge victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford and just days before a huge fixture at Wembley. On the podcast today, Leicester City move 3 points closer to Champions League football after a fantastic win over Manchester United plus Rob & Matt are joined by Liam Twomey…
 
This week we wrap up guest-a-palooza with Jenny, who's decided that there's a very good way to fill in some of the gaps in the MCU's storyline: comics. Y'know, those things that the movies are based on? She's going to give them the Star Wars treatment by finding canonical places to fit them in and hopefully give comics themselves a better way to su…
 
With over 20 years under her belt in Edmonton's drag scene Vanity Fair is one of the city's busiest queens. Her involvement in the community ranges from social bar events, charitable work to private functions. Vanity has pretty much done it all over the years, short films, fundraisers, weddings, birthday and retirement parties, hosting the Pride Pa…
 
The Athletic's Rob Tanner is joined by Leicester legend Matt Elliott after Leicester’s disappointing point against Southampton. On the podcast today, Rob & Matt discuss the Southampton game on Friday night, the five year anniversary of the title win and Matt Elliott's run in with Mick Harford in 1997. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho…
 
This week, our guest Crest is taking to Avalon High! A novel-turned-DCOM, Crest thinks it has more story to tell in the form of a comic book - or maybe another few DCOMS of our own. Tanner and Lindsay back him up by bringing in fun facts about Arthurian lore, like the various Round Table OCs and a spooky forest of no return. Along the way we'll tal…
 
Ashleigh Cardinal is a leader with a story to tell. This 2 Spirited/Indigiqueer advocate is a force to be reckoned with and is quickly becoming known throughout the Community for the work she is doing. She is the current co-Chair of the Edmonton 2 Spirit Society (E2S) and is currently organizing the May 5th March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous…
 
The Athletic's Rob Tanner is joined by Leicester legend Matt Elliott after a huge Monday night win over Crystal Palace that makes the Foxes’ spot in the top four look much more assured. On the podcast today, Rob & Matt discuss Leicester’s win over Crystal Palace, the Harvey Barnes injury news and rumours linking Brendan Rodgers with the Spurs job. …
 
Candas Jane Dorsey is a poet and science fiction novelist. Dorsey became a writer from an early age and works across genre boundaries, writing poetry, fiction, mainstream and speculative, short and long form, arts journalism and arts advocacy. Dorsey has also written television and stage scripts, magazine and newspaper articles, and reviews. Candas…
 
NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, Harley's audio isn't the best quality. It's listenable, but you might have to pay attention to it a little more than usual. This is a NIIRYF exclusive! Harley is sharing with us his ideas for a Blue Bloods tv show (not the Tom Selleck one), ideas that he's also officially submitted to author Melissa de la Cruz -…
 
The Athletic's Rob Tanner is joined by Leicester legend Matt Elliott to discuss the European Super League, progressing to the FA Cup final and a convincing win over West Brom. On the podcast today. Rob & Matt discuss the short-lived plans for the European Super League and how it could have affected clubs like Leicester City. Plus, a big midweek win…
 
This week we're rebooting everyone's favourite collection of war criminals! Bryan and August are rebooting Metal Gear Solid, with a few twists (mostly related to the women characters and not writing them so bizarrely). Tanner and Lindsay are just along for the ride as they regale us with tales of ludo-narrative dissonance, a big motherfucker with a…
 
The Athletic's Rob Tanner is joined by Leicester legend Matt Elliott to discuss a disappointing performance against West Ham that puts the Foxes’ spot in the top four in jeopardy. On the podcast today. Rob & Matt reflect on a poor result against West Ham, shed light on the situation with Maddison, Choudhury and Perez and preview the FA Cup semi fin…
 
"Scott Bryen has won the Mr. Alberta Drummer 1993 title, Mr. Edmonton Leather 2003 title, competed at IML in 2004 and the Western Canadian Leather Sir title 2011. He has served 2, two-year terms as executive of Northern Chaps (Edmonton’s Original Leather and Fetish club) and has been awarded lifetime member status for his service to the community. …
 
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