The Belong Podcast
By Cynthia King
The Belong PodcastApr 14, 2021
Venerable Dan and Venerable Eli - connecting and belonging to an Island way of life
Two Buddhist monks, one from away and one an Islander. Both feel connected to Prince Edward Island in their own way and both have stories to tell.
Rob Paterson - transplanted once again
The world has always needed thinkers and visionaries and so when Rob Paterson came along there was a spot reserved just for him. His fitting in and contributing to the 'village' has made for a better world and it's an inspiration.
For the Love of Cycling
Why do people love to ride their bikes? Jump on and hit the podcast trail with me and a bunch of lovers of cycling...It's all here in the first episode of the Passion Series on The Belong Podcast.
Robert Ghiz - there is a life after politics
Raised and fed on a fair dose of politics, the full range of political experience is not lost on former PEI Premier, Robert Ghiz. Aside from being glued to the American 'situation' for the past 4 years, life on the other side of it all is good.
Sue Rodgers - all paths lead home
Competitive, compassionate and one of the most active people out there, Sue has always been a force, and there are no signs of that changing anytime soon.
Norm Adams - making it up as he goes along
For Norm Adams, the word cellist = cello and cyclist. And the the two intertwine like the movement of trees and the sound of adventure. Norm's passion are all about collaboration and improvisation and creating spaces for creativity. Plus he has a podcast called New Musings on New Music.
Sebastian Manago - finding home
Here's a guy who at a very young age made a life choice that would take him to his place of belonging. Sebastian Manago shares his early dreams and how his literally built his life on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Lisa McInnis - Her True Self
Growing up in a close-knit community with a strong sense of belonging, then finding a way to uncover the real Lisa is nothing short of inspiring.
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Julie Arsenault - Podium Bound
If you want to learn how to surf, bike, play guitar, train for a race, Julie can help. She's an energetic package of goodness who spreads her cheer with humour and grace (double meaning). Julie recounts her stories of 'coming out' in this episode of The Belong Podcast.
Wade Lynch - The Temple of My Familiar
A 16 year old kid and a production of Bye Bye Birdie was the perfect time and place for Wade Lynch to find his community. His world opened up and the rest is history, as they say.
Jay Gallant - an open-hearted story of resilience
LGBTQ advocate Jay Gallant shares his story of identity and helps us to understand gender and sexuality from a unique perspective.
Dave Stewart - documenting the history of gay life of PEI
The arts scene on PEI and Dave Stewart have been committed to each other for decades. He conceptualizes, creates, performs and critiques and is now working on an important project collecting and documenting the history of gay life on PEI. The wheels never stop turning and we are all better for it.
Scott Parsons - musical stories of Black Islanders
Award-winning musical story-teller Scott Parsons connects with a history not often told from a Black Islander’s perspective. His stories and music are important as much as they are beautiful.
Christopher Gillis - his story, his way
A teller of tales toned with a sharp wit and observational prowess, Christopher reaches back to share with us his ‘belong’ journey.
Colleen & Bridgett - a couple of rare birds.
Podcast hosts, Colleen Ricci Rosenblum and Bridgett Biagi Garratt have paired up to talk about their podacst and their planned neighbourhood and all it brings to those seeking a place to belong. This episode was recorded April 29th, 2020.
Sophia Wise One - a nomadic, free spirit driven by the wind
Sophia Wise One is a healer who uses her own experiences as a way to connect and belong. And the wind will take her wherever she should be.
Robin Legat - a woman on a mission to make seasoned athletes out of everyone
From roller derby to gym owner, Robin Legat finds her step and her tribe in a community of athletes she can't live without.
Peter Mansbridge - a trusted voice
With over 50 years in the broadcast business he's still at it. From your living room to your device, Peter Mansbridge has it covered,
Benton Hartley - finding family in the world of theatre
Growing up never losing that spark for creativity, Benton Hartley has turned his love for playing into his love for playing, on stage.
Adrienne Maclain - how a group of weirdos saved her
Junior High School can be tough to navigate but for Adrienne Maclain 'tough' turned into finding friends. A wonderful group of weirdos who helped save her from gawd knows what.
Peter Bevan-Baker - the journey from dentist to politician
PEI's Leader of the Opposition, Peter Bevan-Baker, shares from the heart, stories of people, place and time and what it means for him to belong.
Michelle Blanchard - a DNA story
An adoptee, Michelle Blanchard, decides to add her DNA to the database and wait for the results. What unfolds is nothing short of amazing.
Peter Rukavina - making community on PEI
Peter Rukavina shares his life experiences about belonging to a community and navigating his way through challenging times.
Linda King-Cunningham - perspectives on adoption
One of 4 adopted siblings, Linda opens her heart and shares her unique stories about being an adoptee and a birth-mother and how she found belonging in her own family.
Ryan Hicks - CBC reporter turned advocate turned peri-lawyer.
Ryan talks about career choices, influences and finding his peeps.
COVID and DNA
Parkdale Doris gives us an update on COVID and her tip of the week. And Cynthia shares her DNA story.