The Slowly Becoming Canadian Podcast – Episode 21 – Small town business

The podcast is back in Amherst, NS (literally, this time) to talk with Mikhial Mansour about owning and growing a small business in a small town.
We discuss why he decided to move back to his hometown, what it’s like to run a business that’s almost a hundred years old in a place where everybody knows you, and how to bring it into the digital age. Also, we talk about the hilarious videos they shoot in the store (@mansoursmenswear on Instagram and Facebook).

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Slowly Becoming Canadian – Episode 20 – The Big Move

Former Amherstonian and new Torontonian, Joel Boyle, joins me to talk about moving from a small town in Nova Scotia to (according to the people who live there) the centre of the world: Toronto.

We discuss what it feels like to not know everybody in your city, how in Toronto – unlike in rural Nova Scotia – you can’t close Main Street for Prom, being a Sens fan in Leafs territory, and Bud Light and hot dogs (the Canadian equivalent to red wine and beef).

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcast, Soundcloud, Stitcher or right here.

Also, don’t forget about the giveaway contest with the Truro Clothing Co! Go to the Slowly Becoming Canadian Facebook page to win an awesome t-shirt.

Slowly Becoming Canadian – Episode 19 – Canadian Author Owen Laukkanen

Canadian author Owen Laukkanen returns and brings with him his latest book, Gale Force (coming out May 8th, 2018).

We talk about the book, male authors writing female characters, driving across Canada, being part of a family of fishermen, the Project Nomad and, if you know a little about Owen this won’t be a surprise, trains.

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcast, Soundcloud, Stitcher or right here.

Follow Owen’s new project on www.hashtagprojectnomad.com

Slowly Becoming Canadian – Episode 18 – Double Frenchness

This episode brings you not just one, but two French guys!

Fellow Frenchman, Florian Guéret, comes by to chat about what it feels like to be a Frenchman living in Canada. We discuss citizenship, accents, kids, politics, stereotypes… Serious topics but in a very not serious way. And we make fun of French AND Canadian people. Also, Florian does an Australian accent like no one else.

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Slowly Becoming Canadian – Episode 17 – A Canadian in France

France enthousiast, Grant MacNeil, stops by the podcast to bring a different perspective and chat about the time he spent in France. We talk about learning French by writing words on your arm, strikes, how peanut butter is not a thing in France, how French people don’t know anything about Vimy, and much more. Also, Grant used to be on polar bear watch (not in France, though). To learn more about that, listen to the episode on iTunes, Soundcloud or here:

Slowly Becoming Canadian – Episode 16 – Canadian Comedians Derek Seguin & Abdul Butt

Comedians Derek Seguin and Abdul Butt add a stop to their Nova Scotian tour and come talk about telling jokes for a living. We discuss differences betweeen Francophone and Anglophone audiences, touring accross Canada, playing in small towns, being on CBC and many other things. Oh, and we laugh. A lot.

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Slowly Becoming Canadian – Episode 15 – Living abroad

My gift to you for Valentine’s Day: A NEW PODCAST EPISODE!

South America and Europe explorer Isaac Gray stops by to discuss living abroad. We talk about his time outside Canada, what it takes to feel at home abroad, missing (or not)your homeland, getting funded to go abroad and the drug war in Mexico.

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