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TELUS Storyhive unveils projects chosen for inaugural Podcast Edition

TELUS Storyhive has unveiled the creators behind 16 projects chosen for its inaugural Podcast Edition.

Each creator receives $10,000 in production funding, customized career training, mentorship from the National Screen Institute (NSI) and distribution on select TELUS platforms. Each podcaster will work with mentors to produce and deliver three episodes with accompanying visual components.

British Columbia projects

  • Does It Make The Cut? – A pair of Indigenous film reviewers talk about film, TV and other media, with a focus on Indigenous films.
  • Her Love of Sports – Professional soccer coach and sports reporter Katie Hamilton digs deep into the stories and success of women in sports.
  • Let’s Talk Access – From hotlines to counsellors to psychiatrists, there are many mental health avenues available – but is access a problem?
  • Marigolds & Juniper – Jes Hartt, food enthusiast and mother, dives into three major, positive shifts in the food industry as a result of COVID-19.
  • MoM:ents – Host and new mom Lady DiaMelodia talks to moms she thinks are dope.
  • Resilient Creatives – Victoria artists from diverse backgrounds share stories of hurdles, healing and triumph while exploring and creating.
  • That’s Trash – Co-hosts Mahkeebah and Sideah navigate the post-Black Lives Movement, inviting other women of colour to share experiences, laugh, and trade horror stories about coconut oil.
  • The Love Legacy –  Stories of real people going through life, loss, and trials.

Alberta projects

  • Blood on the Prairie – A documentary true-crime podcast unravelling the century-old mystery of Alberta’s largest unsolved mass murder in 1918.
  • Chicken Soup for the Muslim Ruh – Ruh; soul. Sharing stories about hope, vulnerability and change within the Canadian Muslim community and our neighbours.
  • Disabled As Folk – One friend can’t really walk and the other can’t really see but together they find the humour in being Disabled as Folk.
  • In Over My Head – Michael has a plan to save the planet. Step 1: Build an off-grid Tiny House – check! Step 2: ???
  • My ‘Berta Beginning – Immigrants share the story of their migration journey and first days in Alberta fresh off the proverbial boat.
  • Meet The Out-Laws – An Alberta bridal makeup artist reveals the reality many Indo-Canadian brides face after their big fat Indian wedding.
  • Views from Chinatown – This podcast series features a new generation of voices that have greatly contributed to Calgary’s Chinatown and cultural landscape, including how the community has adapted to the pressures of modern society and what the future holds.


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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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