Photos: City of Edmonton Archives, EA-160-325; METS Exhibit 35, courtesy of the City of Edmonton Archives G.P. 918 1969 Dec O/S; City of Edmonton Archives, A98-55.

ECAMP Podcast

These are the stories of the people, places, things and moments that make Edmonton what it is. In each 10-minute episode, we take a chapter from Edmonton’s past and discuss how it fits into the city’s story—with contributions from local historians, professors, and enthusiasts and more!

Stream the full three-part pilot of the ECAMP Podcast below. From doomed freeway projects to the story of Canada’s first mosque, host Sarah Hoyles meets with the likes of professors, interpreters, and a former Historian Laureate to bring these stories into the present.

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!

A local heritage podcast should be guided by local input, so please tell us what you think of the pilot. What—or who—would you like to hear more of? Or less of? Your input will help guide the podcast’s future as we work towards creating full seasons! Please respond to this short 5-minute feedback form, and feel free to send a message to the ECAMP Facebook or Tweet us at @YEGCityasMuseum.

EPISODE 3 – AL-RASHID MOSQUE

In Episode 3, writers Daood Hamdani and Richard Awid, and the Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s Zohra Husaini tell the story of the Al Rashid and the multi-faith effort to build “the first real Little Mosque on the Prairie”.

EPISODE 2 – THE M.E.T.S.

In Episode 2, the city’s former Historian Laureate Shirley Lowe explains the mid-century rationale behind the Metropolitan Edmonton Transportation Study, a failed inner freeway ring proposal that would have paved over our inner city and cherished river valley.

EPISODE 1 – A WORLD CLASS DUMP

Episode 1 finds Dr. Russell Cobb expanding on his obsession with Edmonton’s trash history, describing how the city’s peculiar early waste solutions factored into the development of our river valley.

TRAILER