The Daily Juicebox: Live From Studio D

This is the Daily Juicebox, a podcast I ran at Evolution 107.9, alongside my fellow host Simon Armstrong, for a period of 7 weeks. The first episode aired on January 11th of 2016, and the final episode aired on February 26th of 2016. Throughout the week, Simon and I would go out and collect our interviews individually, and then we’d do a weekly wrap up at the end of the week. We’d chat about how our week went. This was a story telling driven podcast, a conversational interview that was easy to listen to and felt like you were eavesdropping on a conversation happening next to you. Each episode was around 12 minutes, separated into 2 parts so a commercial could air in between. I’ve spliced them all into one part for your listening pleasure. Feel free to download any episodes. There are 34 in total.

These are all the episodes, in full, that I did in sequence. You can find Simon’s individual podcasts on the Evolution 107.9 soundcloud here: @evolution1079bcit Every episode (Except Simon’s individual episodes) were recorded and produced by myself. Podcast photo was made by me as well. Intros, Reintros, and outros were voiced by Simon and I, and recorded and produced by myself. We both came up with the name.

The Daily Juice Box – Brenda Trenholme

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I chat over the phone (she was like 10 hours north from Vancouver) with Dr. Brenda Trenholme. We talk about her amazing journey across Africa into Egypt on cycle for a charity called KEEF. She had spent over 30 years as a physician and had just recently retired at the time. Quite the change in scenery! Recorded at BCIT.

The Daily Juice Box – Mike Michalkow

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with drummer Mike Michalkow. Mike has drummed all his life, and has toured with some of the best. He endorses Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and ProMark sticks. We chat about his career in drumming, memorable shows, and mishaps! Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Cary Gregory

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Cary Gregory, a referee who’s done over 35 years in the striped uniform. He’d refereed in so many different leagues it would make your head spin! We chat about the level of patience needed (A lot), some interesting things that have happened, and why he did for as long as he did. Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Leland Mack

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with the head coach of the Burnaby Winter Club Elite 15 program, Leland Mack. We chat about his career in coaching, and life outside of hockey. Leland has coached the likes of NHLers Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Evander Kane, Ryan Johansen, Jordan Weal, and I’m probably forgetting a bunch. Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juicebox Weekly Wrap Up Week 1

In this weekly wrapup, fellow host Simon Armstrong and I chat about how our first week went and played clips of our interviews. This was the very first one we did, and it went surprisingly quite smoothly! None of our wrapups were scripted, which made them so much more fun to do. We had a grand ol’ time. Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Brian Adler

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Brian Adler, director of production at VidWrx. We chat about his insane amount of shows he’s emceed, emceeing the Olympics, and some crazy things that’ve happened to him in his career. He’s done just a boatload worth of stuff. Really awesome dude! Recorded at Brian’s office in Gastown.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Tyler Welch

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with olympic hopeful gymnast Tyler Welch about his passion of gymnastics, the sacrifices he’s had to make, and his crazy busy schedule. So this guy trains for hours upon hours, he coaches up and coming gymnast AND he has a part time job! Does this guy even sleep? Recorded at the Langley Events Centre.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Jeff Roberts

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Jeff Roberts, a personal trainer who works at the fitpit at BCIT. We chat about the motivation behind personal training, working with clients, and you’d be surprised about what is the hardest part of personal training for Jeff! Check him out at trainwithjeffroberts.wordpress.com Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Brittany Reeves

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Brittany Reeves of Blood and Iron Martial Arts. We chat about the unique concept of Blood and Iron, how it’s like fighting with swords, and the pride factor! How bad ass is fighting with a sword from the medieval times? According to Brittany, it’s pretty darn awesome. Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juicebox Weekly Wrap Up Week 2

In this weekly wrapup, fellow host Simon Armstrong and I chat about how our week went and played clips of our interviews. The second time around we felt more comfortable, but for some reason I just kept stammering and stumbling. Simon couldn’t help but just laugh at how awful my performance was. Thanks Simon… Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Barbara Bourget

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Barbara Bourget of Kokoro Dance. We talk about her career in dance, her passion, and her trying times beginning in the dance industry. The amount of work her she had to do at the beginning of her dance career is insane. Recorded at the Kokoro Dance Studio in the Woodwards Heritage Building in Vancouver.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Maco Balkovec

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with the head coach of the prep program (U18) at the Burnaby Winter Club, Maco Balkovec. We talk about the club, coaching, and life outside of hockey. Maco was a 1991 NHL draft pick (5th round, 110 overall) of the Chicago Blackhawks! Awesome stuff! Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Leanne Taylor

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Leanne Taylor, a single mother of 2, a call center manager at ICBC, and a multitude of other titles. We chat about how she’s able to manage her crazy schedule and more. Her son, Troy Ring, was a Portland Winterhawk draft pick (WHL) and a team Canada rep for ball hockey! Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Marisa Pahl

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Marisa Pahl, a Vancouver artist who paints nature based photos. We talk about her passion of painting, and projects she’s working on. How she learned painting is hilarious! I had to get creative in this interview, the mics were placed on stools and I sat on a milk carton! Recorded in Marisa’s attic.

 

The Daily Juicebox Weekly Wrap Up Week 3

In this weekly wrapup, fellow host Simon Armstrong and I chat about how our week went and played clips of our interviews. This was done the day it aired, and it was an interesting experience. I had 30 minutes to edit it and put it into rotation, and I have never scrambled so hard in my life. It was crazy. Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Dean Valli

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Dean Valli, who had just retired from the BC Lions at the time. We talked about his career, his decision of hanging up the cleats, and his future. This one was a lot of fun, because at the end of the interview Dean told me he had a blast doing it. That to me was the ultimate compliment! Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Ken Lord

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with drummer Ken Lord and we chat about his career drumming and some really interesting stories! He endorses DW Drums, Remo drum heads, Sabian Cymbals and Vic Firth sticks. Ken has wired numerous recording studios in the USA, and the dude was the first guy ever recorded at SONY Universal Studios! Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Dan Post

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with the publisher of LINK magazine, Dan Post. We talk about his career, passion, we even get a Tony Hawk Pro Skater reference in there! This was cool, because Dan will never do another interview with anyone else from BCIT, so I have the awesome distinction of being the final person to interview him. Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Sean McGarva

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Sean McGarva, game day and events manager for the BC Lions. His job is crazy, he has to manage the emcee, the fireworks, sound system, PA, promotions, halftime shows, community relations, his job is insane. We talk about how he got where he is, and a neat CFL draft day story! Recorded at the BC Lions war room in Surrey.

 

The Daily Juicebox Weekly Wrap Up Week 4

In this weekly wrapup, fellow host Simon Armstrong and I chat about how our week went and played clips of our interviews. This was officially the mid way point of the podcast. I remember Simon and I talking about how the time had just flew because we were so busy booking and conducting interviews. When you’re so busy like that, time flies. Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Aiyana Kane

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Aiyana Kane, the co-owner of Bandidas Taqueria, a vegetarian mexican restaurant on commercial drive and 12th in Vancouver. We talk about the restaurant, how she got the space, and how the name came to be! I did the interview there and got all the cool background noise! Recorded at Bandidas Taqueria.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Brendan Kelly

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I chat over the phone (dude was in Edmonton) with Brendan Kelly, an independant musician. We chat about his career, studio stories, KNYTE music, and some crazy touring stories. Dude used to play FOUR HOUR shows in Edmonton! Over 30 song setlists! Just crazy. Could you imagine being on stage that long? Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Colton Boreen

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Colton Boreen, a cancer survivor turned gymnast. He had to learn how to walk again, he has metal rods in his spine, and he beat cancer. One look at him, and you wouldn’t believe any of that. This guy is shredded, just ripped out of his mind. He has like 2% body fat, it’s insane! Recorded at Colton’s house.

 

The Daily Juicebox Weekly Wrap Up Week 5

In this weekly wrapup, fellow host Simon Armstrong and I chat about how our week went and played clips of our interviews. This one was tougher than the previous ones, because we had a national holiday, so that wiped out one day of the week. As a result we only had 3 each and we had to ramble between bits more. I think it turned out ok. Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Tom Shorthouse

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Tom Shorthouse, a trumpet player who has played in the likes of the Vancouver Orchestra, and other elite orchestras. We talk about his career, memorable events, and a very unique overseas experience! Note: The intro is Tom playing the trumpet! Awesome dude. Recorded in Tom’s basement and studio.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Peter Lonergan

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Peter Lonergan, a sports photographer who has his own brand; Lonography. We talk about Lonography, his passion for photography, and some of the big things he’s done. I had a hell of a time getting to his office, I got trapped in the parkade! He had to come rescue me. Recorded at the office of BC Soccer in Vancouver.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Katia Somerville

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Rainfire tattoo owner Katia Somerville and chat about her career and her passion for tattoos. She was very shy, but I managed to get her to come out of her shell! It was definitely one of my favorite interviews that I’ve done. Recorded at Rainfire Tattoo on Pender and Commercial Drive in Vancouver.

 

The Daily Juicebox Weekly Wrap Up Week 6

In this weekly wrapup, fellow host Simon Armstrong and I chat about how our week went and played clips of our interviews. This one sucked because I had a guest cancel on me the minute we were about to do the interview so I was one short that week. I was rattled but I bounced back with five the next week so it ended up working out. Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Nathan Chan

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I chat with Nathan Chan over the phone (He was in St. Louis at the time) about his career in cello. He’s been in music since he was 3 years old! Also a very interesting experience with WestJet that garnered national coverage. This one was a real fun one to do, and we established a friendship! Awesome dude. Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Jeff Dawson

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Jeff Dawson, a producer in Vancouver who’s worked with countless artists. You know that song “Bad Day” by Dan Powter? Jeff produced that song. Yup. When I walked in his studio my jaw dropped. It was beautiful! He rocks a pair of Yamaha NS10s and references with KRK Rokit 8’s. Recorded in Jeff’s studio in Vancouver.

 

The Daily Juice Box – John Shorthouse

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I chat over the phone (He had a tight schedule) with the voice of the Vancouver Canucks, John Shorthouse. My idol. We chat about his career, his first game, and travelling with the team. You’d never guess which two Canucks were always arguing with each other. He had so many amazing travel stories. Recorded at BCIT.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Farhan Mohamed

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Farhan Mohamed, editor in chief of VanCity Buzz. We talk about the power of online media, how he got to where he is, and a turning point in his life. This was actually the 2nd time I’d interviewed Farhan! The first one was just a 15 second hit over the phone though… Recorded at the VanCity Buzz office in Vancouver.

 

The Daily Juice Box – Tamara Taggart

In this episode of the Daily Juicebox, I sit down with Tamara Taggart, an anchor at CTV. We chat about her journey to where she is today and her incredible fight with cancer. She was actually a graduate of the same program that I studied at BCIT, so that was kind of cool! Was a lot of fun. Recorded in a conference room at the Bell Media Building in Vancouver.

 

The Daily Juicebox Weekly Wrap Up Week 7

This was the final ever episode of the Daily Juicebox. Simon and I ended on a pretty wierd note, but we were very proud of our work doing the podcast. My performance was God awful in this last episode… We each did 34 episodes in total. To be honest, I shed some tears when we stopped recording! Maybe we’ll start it again someday? Recorded at BCIT.

 

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