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Pod the North launches “Canardian”, a podcast gossiping about the hometowns of notable Canadian podcasters

Pod the North launches “Canardian”, a podcast gossiping about the hometowns of notable Canadian podcasters

Press Release · Brantford, ON, Canada · via Pod the North ·

Pod the North, the newsletter for the Canadian podcasting ecosystem, is launching its official flagship podcast, Canardian, hosted by Pod the North author, Kattie Laur.

“Canardian” promises an engaging, hilarious, and likely surprising listening experience unraveling the juicy stories about Canadian towns and cities. In each episode Kattie Laur discusses the hometowns of her guests – all Canadian podcasting personalities – and together they gossip about the details they’ve heard or uncovered from “trusted” sources like eyewitness testimony, community Facebook groups, hometown Subreddits, Wikipedia, and more.

The first episode is set to debut April 8 2024 on all podcast platforms, and features freelance podcast producer and co-host of Rooked: The Cheaters Gambit, Jess Schmidt. In this premier episode, Jess and Kattie discuss McKenzie Lake, one of many communities in the Southeast suburbs of Calgary, Alberta that surround a “fake lake”.

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Kattie Laur explained that launching Canardian was an intentional way to uplift Canadian podcasting in a unique way: “I always hoped Pod the North would eventually have a flagship podcast, but it had to be fun to make and most of all, showcase the personalities and talents within the Canadian podcasting landscape. There are already so many podcasts about podcasts out there, and Pod the North is already having those conversations in a Canadian context, so with “Canardian” I’m hoping to create an avenue to highlight who Canadian podcasters are in a way that is easy for the mainstream to digest. I think everyone loves a little hometown gossip regardless of where you are in the world, but I’m really excited to showcase everything that Canada and its podcasters are at their core.”

The 12 episode season is set to feature Rick Harp of Media Indigena, Jordan Health-Rawlings of Rogers’ Frequency Network, Arshy Mann of Canadaland’s COMMONS, writer Niko Stratis of Blue Eyes Crying by the Chips, comedian Maddy Foley of 30 Going On 13, and more.

For more information and updates, visit or follow Pod the North on Instagram @podthenorth

About Pod the North

Pod the North is the Substack newsletter for the Canadian podcasting ecosystem. Each biweekly issue is focused on uplifting Canadian podcasting through ecosystem commentary, Canadian podcast discovery, digestible interviews and more. Pod the North has nearly 1200 subscribers from indie podcasters to network and studio executives from across the podcast industry.

About Kattie Laur

Kattie Laur is an award-winning, freelance podcast producer and writer based in Brantford, Ontario. She has a life-long love of public radio, and has been clinging to the podcasting space since 2013. As both a professional and independent podcast creator, Kattie’s insights have her keenly focused on making the Canadian podcasting ecosystem sustainable, equitable and world-renowned.


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