Category Archives: Olympic Outsider

from Torino to Vancouver Olympics comea barrage of podcast sharing renegade event coverage as well as exploring civic issues whilst “on the ground” at hospitality houses and parties

Blondes in Viking Helmets etc. – Olympic Outsider #20

Blondes in Viking Helmets etc

Listen: Blondes in Viking Helmets etc. – Olympic Outsider #20 (.mp3, 9:04)

Blurb: An update at the end of Super Sunday from the noisy concourse of Canada Hockey Place in the 2nd intermission of Sweden vs Finland hockey game. Topics include hockey, regrouping, Vancouver’s culture, exhaustion, food and beverages.

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Northern Canada Geography Lesson – Olympic Outsider #19

Northern Canada geography lesson

Listen: Northern Canada geography lesson – Olympic Outsider #19 (.mp3, 5:36)

Blurb: Visiting with a cultural ambassador at Canada’s Northern House, Dave learns about geography and cultures of Canada’s 3 Northern Territories at the cultural hospitality house including narwahls, attendance, objectives and tourism.

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Lunch with Gord and his new Dark Beer – Olympic Outsider #18

Lunch with Gord and his new Dark Beer

Listen: Lunch with Gord and his new Dark Beer – Olympic Outsider #18 (.mp3, 9:09)

Blurb: Post-lunch chat with master brewer Gord Rickards about his new dark lager including the process for creating a new variety, plus comparing tastes across Canada, the joys of seeing your name on a bottle, and his good times at the Olympics.

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Observations on Latvian Hockey and Poets – Olympic Outsider #17

Observations on Latvian Hockey and Poets

Listen: Observations on Latvian Hockey and Poets – Olympic Outsider #17 (.mp3,  7:19)

Blurb: From the Latvia vs Slovakia Men’s Ice Hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Dave points out the passion of Latvian hockey fans and anecdotes about flags, dissident poets, king’s rings and visiting dignitaries during the intermission of a sadly lopsided game.

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G’night Shiny Vancouver – Olympic Outsider #16

G'night Shiny Vancouver

Listen: G’night Shiny Vancouver – Olympic Outsider #16 (.mp3, 5:48)

Blurb: Descriptions and miscellaneous observations about Vancouver’s reaction and interactions with the Olympic Winter Games including recent expeditions, urban transformation, international hospitality and transportation logistics while walking through the park en route to catch the Seabus.

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Intrepid Olympic Documentation – Olympic Outsider #15

Intrepid Olympic Documentation with John Biehler

Listen: Intrepid Olympic Documentation – Olympic Outsider #15 (.mp3, 6:02)

Blurb: Photographer John Biehler is documenting the Olympics as a BCIMC & TNMH accredited reporter covering protests, openings, cultural and hospitality houses, and other “besides the Olympics” events. He speaks about his workflow, public reaction and personal satisfaction.

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Hockey talk from the Winter Club with Guy Kawasaki and Pals – Olympic Outsider #14

Hockey talk from the Winter Club

Listen: Hockey talk from the Winter Club with Guy Kawasaki and Pals – Olympic Outsider #14 (.mp3, 17:32)

Blurb: It’s been almost, almost 12 hours since I was in a hockey rink. It’s Thursday morning. I guess this would be day 7 of the Vancouver Winter Olympic. It’s early morning and I’m here at the North Shore Winter Club to observe a hockey game featuring a lot of the local tech industry luminaries (including Guy Kawasaki) with whom I mingle plus “actual” hockey players. As soon as you open up the door to a rink specially one of these small community rink, the thing that hits you is this smell. It’s also a thrill watching the players far down below working their magic being right here in ice level and seeing people doing it cos they love it, 8:00 on a weekday morning.

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Recapping Olympic Hospitality and Reaction – Olympic Outsider #13

Recapping Olympic Hospitality and Reaction

Listen:  Recapping Olympic Hospitality and Reaction – Olympic Outsider #13 (.mp3, 19:06)

Blurb: En route to Canada Hockey place for Russia vs. Latvia men’s hockey, Dave recaps the first 4-5 days of the Olympics and observations about protests, weather, public reaction, foibles and surprises and tips for goodtimes along the way.

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The Torch is Nigh! – Olympic Outsider #12

The Torch is Nigh!

Listen: The Torch is Nigh! – Olympic Outsider #12 (.mp3, 4:05)

Blurb: With the torch arriving, Dave continues describing the scene at the intersection of Main and Hastings including red tents in front of the Carnegie Library and the logistics of crowd control of a moveable torch parade coming across protesters.

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Examining Main and Hastings – Olympic Outsider #11

Examining Main and Hastings

Listen: Examining Main and Hastings – Olympic Outsider #11 (.mp3, 6:31)

Blurb: Hopping off the bus at Hastings and Main – the historic and notorious intersection – Dave documents the variety of folks awaiting the torch including Homeless advocates with red tents, the downtrodden in welfare hotels, society folks and cops.

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