NewfoundPod - a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland

NewfoundPod - a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland
NewfoundPod is a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland, hosted by Debbie Wiseman. In each episode, I will bring you stories focusing on our unique culture and extraordinary citizens.

3-01 The St. John’s Story Telling Circle
Apr 20 • 3 min
Hi everyone. Long time no talk. I hope wherever you are, you are doing well and staying safe. I’m hunkered down here at home, trying to get used to all of this. The reason I’m back today is to tell you about an online event you can attend. It is called…
Emelia Earhart’s connection to Newfoundland
Jun 17, 2019 • 2 min
Today I’m going to talk about Amelia Earhart. Here in Newfoundland, we love when we can make a connection to a famous person or event. We have a couple of connections to aviation pioneer and one of my personal heroes, Amelia Earhart. More episodes,…
Bowring Park (St. John’s, Newfoundland)
Jun 10, 2019 • 4 min
With the weather finally warming up here on the Avalon, I decided to talk to you today about the history of Bowring Park. More episodes, transcripts and show notes at Links:…
The History of NONIA in Newfoundland - NewfoundPod
May 27, 2019 • 6 min
There’s some construction going on in downtown St. John’s right now, but the store owners want you to know, they are open for business. This got me to thinking about the stores that have been downtown for quite a while, and one of those stores is NONIA.…
The Colonial Building Riot In Newfoundland
May 14, 2019 • 5 min
This week, Newfoundlanders go to the polls in another provincial election. If you watch the news, have social media or just talk to people, there’s always something going on that makes people angry with whoever is in charge. Sometimes it’s justified,…
Quick note!
May 13, 2019 • 0 min
My regular weekly episode will be out tomorrow! (Tuesday) —- Send in a voice message:
NewfoundPod - Buy a broom in May, sweep your family away
May 6, 2019 • 2 min
Hello and welcome back to NewfoundPod, a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland. I’m your host, Debbie Wiseman and this is another mini episode. I had planned to release an episode about the Colonial Building Riot, but I haven’t finished it and rather than…
NewfoundPod Mini - Lady Helena Squires
Apr 29, 2019 • 3 min
Hello and welcome back to Newfoundpod, a bite sized podcast about Newfoundland. I’m your host, Debbie Wiseman and in today’s mini episode, I’m going to tell you about Lady Helena Squires. Helena Squires was born Helena Strong in 1879 in Little Bay…
The FIrst Nonstop Transatlantic Flight from Newfoundland to Ireland - John Alcock and Arthur Brown
Apr 22, 2019 • 8 min
Hello, and welcome back to Newfoundpod, a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland. I’m your host, Debbie Wiseman, and today I’m going to talk to you about the first non-stop transatlantic flight, which originated here in Newfoundland 100 years ago. I’ll…
NewfoundPod Mini - Newfoundland’s Connection to Titanic
Apr 14, 2019 • 2 min
It’s iceberg season here in Newfoundland. Just check out Facebook and you will see some great photos being shared. And I completely acknowledge that this is probably just me, but when I hear iceberg, I think of the Titanic. Confession - I am obsessed with…
NewfoundPod Mini - Ode To Newfoundland
Apr 8, 2019 • 1 min
Hello, and welcome to the very first NewfoundPod mini episode! Today I’m going to tell you about the Ode To Newfoundland. The Ode to Newfoundland is the provincial anthem of Newfoundland and Labrador. The song started as a poem, written by the Governor of…
Introducing NewfoundPod Minis - Mini Episodes on Newfoundland History
Apr 5, 2019 • 0 min
Hey everyone! This is just a quick audio I’m dropping into the feed to let you know about something new with NewfoundPod - minis! On each off-week, I’m going to release a mini episode. When I’m researching topics, I always come across things that I find…
Al Clouston - NewfoundPod - A Bite-Sized Podcast About Newfoundland
Mar 31, 2019 • 14 min
Welcome to Season 2 of NewfoundPod. In this episode, I explain my extra long hiatus and talk to you about Al Clouston. Al Clouston, also known as Uncle Al, was a folklorist, a storyteller and a humourist. He started out as a salesman, and after he retired…
Hiatus - Happy Holidays!
Nov 24, 2018 • 0 min
Hi everyone, welcome back to NewfoundPod. This isn’t an episode, but just a quick update in your feeds to let you know that the podcast is on hiatus. It’s just a short one, I’ll be back in January with regular episodes. In the meantime, you can check out…
NewfoundPod Episode 27: Newfoundland Ghost Stories
Oct 30, 2018 • 5 min
Today I tell you about a miracle photo and two ghost stories from Gower Street in St. John’s. Thanks so much for listening today. I hope you all enjoyed it. Links for today’s episode: Theme Music: Club Seamus by Kevin MacLeod If you can,…
Newfoundpod 26: 48 Horror Film Challenge, The Foran Hotel & Mrs Dower
Oct 23, 2018 • 10 min
This time, more spookiness! I tell you (well, Elling Lien tells you) about the Nickel Festival’s 48 Hour Horror Film challenge. Then I tell two classic Newfoundland ghost stories. Thanks so much for listening today. I hope you all enjoyed it. Links for…
Episode 25 - The Balcony by Keith Daniels - Happy Halloween, Newfoundland
Oct 10, 2018 • 25 min
Hello, and welcome back to NewfoundPod, a bite-sized podcast about Newfoundland. I’m your host, Debbie Wiseman, and this is episode 25 – Happy Halloween! Yes, it’s my favourite time of year again. Last year, I shared with you some spooky folk tales from…
24: NewfoundPod Episode 24 - 9/11 In Newfoundland
Sep 10, 2018 • 9 min
Tuesday will mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States. Over 200 planes were diverted from the US to Canada, and over 70 of those planes landed in Newfoundland and Labrador. There was no plan in place for this type of…
23: NewfoundPod Episode 23 - Mary Dohey
Sep 1, 2018 • 7 min
Mary Dohey isn’t a household name in Newfoundland, and it seems like that’s the way she wanted it. But Mary, who passed away last year at the age of 83, was an extraordinary person. She was the first living person to receive the Canadian Cross of Valour.…
22: NewfoundPod Episode 22 - Cats & Cabot
Aug 17, 2018 • 5 min
Today I talk about the cancellation of NightLine, the Mad Catter Cafe and Discovery Day. Twitter: Facebook Page: Facebook Group:…
NewfoundPod - Episode 21 - Remembering Neveah Denine - Newfoundland
Aug 9, 2018 • 3 min
This week, sadly, we lost one of our own, Neveah Denine. Neveah was a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter, and a friend to all. She passed away on Monday, having just turned nine years old. Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about this incredible…
20: NewfoundPod Episode 20 - The Royal St. John’s Regatta
Jul 27, 2018 • 11 min
Episode 20 of Newfoundpod covers the Royal St. John’s Regatta. I talked history, my personal stories, some other stories and the plans for the current year’s races. Twitter: Facebook Page:…
19: NewfoundPod Episode 19 - What’s Up With The Podcast B’ye?
Jul 18, 2018 • 5 min
In this episode I talk about the future of the podcast, the death of Anthony Bourdain, the search for Cortney Lake and adventures in the Newfoundland subreddit. I made a bad edit in this one (probably more than one) see if you can spot it. A fun game!…
18: NewfoundPod Episode 18 - Parts Unknown: Newfoundland
May 14, 2018 • 5 min
As I promised on the Facebook page, here’s my recap and thoughts on yesterday’s episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown - Newfoundland. Blog: []( —- Send in a voice message:…
17: NewfoundPod Episode 17 - Lovely Mummers, A Horror Movie Set In Newfoundland
Apr 5, 2018 • 3 min
Crazy week here, but I got this episode finished….I did forget my intro though! Here is the link to the “Lovely Mummers” Indigogo page: A horror home invasion short film blending Newfoundland…
16: NewfoundPod Episode 16 - Ireland and Newfoundland
Mar 17, 2018 • 8 min
This weekend is St. Patrick’s Day, and that got me thinking about how closely related Newfoundland and Ireland are. Our flags, our music, our accents, our looks, our beliefs, even the look of the land are so similar, that Irish author Tim Pat Coogan has…
15: NewfoundPod Episode 15 - Vera Perlin (Extraordinary Newfoundlanders) Newfoundland
Feb 5, 2018 • 9 min
Today’s episode is about the woman who was the driving force behind the Vera Perlin Society, an organization that believed children with disabilities were entitled to the same rights as any other child. Elizabeth Vera Perlin. —- Send in a voice message:…
14: NewfoundPod Episode 14 - The Giant Squid of Newfoundland
Jan 14, 2018 • 6 min
Newfoundland holds a few Guinness World Records: the first trans-Atlantic flight, the first European settlers in North America, the earliest record of animal tracks (from 565 million years ago) and the world’s largest squid. —- Send in a voice message:…
12: NewfoundPod Episode 12: My Christmas Memories
Dec 26, 2017 • 6 min
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, whatever you celebrate and however you celebrate it. Today, I’m going to tell you how my family celebrated Christmas when I was growing up, and in the next episode I’ll be releasing today, how…
13: Newfoundpod Episode 13 - Newfoundland Traditions
Dec 26, 2017 • 5 min
I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season. Today, I’m going to tell you about some Newfoundland Christmas traditions, some that have stuck around and most that have gone away. —- Send in a voice message:
11: NewfoundPod Episode 011 - Mummering In Newfoundland
Dec 11, 2017 • 6 min
Mummering in Newfoundland can be traced back to the early 1800s, and was brought here by our Irish and English ancestors. So what is mummering? During the 12 days of Christmas, a group of people, usually family and friends, dress up in costumes and visit…
No Episode This Week
Nov 27, 2017 • 1 min
No episode this week as my sinuses are killing me. I’m going to skip over the railway and release the Christmas episodes in December and do the Railway episode in January. —- Send in a voice message:
10: NewfoundPod Episode 010 - Hockey Night In Canada’s Bob Cole - Newfoundland
Nov 14, 2017 • 15 min
Bob Cole is an announcer for NHL Hockey Night In Canada. At 84, Bob is semi-retired but still calls games from time to time on Sportsnet. He’s been broadcasting hockey in some form, including the NHL regular season and playoffs and the Olympics, for about…
9: NewfoundPod Episode 009 - Happy Halloween!
Oct 31, 2017 • 12 min
Today’s episode of NewfoundPod brings you three stories from storyteller, author and folklorist Dale Jarvis. You can find Dale’s books at or at Amazon (links on I’m on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at NewfoundPod.…
A Quick Note On A Change For NewfoundPod
Oct 26, 2017 • 0 min
Hello, just a quick note this week from me about the podcast. I’m going to be changing things up a bit. First of all, the Halloween episode will be released on Tuesday. After that, I’m going to start releasing episodes every 2 weeks. Believe it or not,…
8: NewfoundPod Episode 008 - Haunted Bell Island, Newfoundland
Oct 20, 2017 • 5 min
In this second week of my Haunted Newfoundland series, I’m going to tell you about Bell Island, which is supposedly the most haunted island in North America. Let’s see if you agree by the time you finish this episode. Check out the site for links and…
7: NewfoundPod Episode 007 - Newfoundland Ghost Stories
Oct 13, 2017 • 14 min
This week, I bring you part one of my Halloween series on the spookier side of Newfoundland - Ghost stories from St. John’s. —- Send in a voice message:
6: NewfoundPod Episode 006 - Dorothy Wyatt - NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland
Oct 5, 2017 • 8 min
Dorothy Wyatt was the first female councillor and first female mayor of St. John’s. She’s one of only two female mayors in the 115 year history of the city council. She actually had a lot of “firsts” in her life. I read that she rejected the label…
5: NewfoundPod Episode 005 – The Newfoundland Herald and Geoff Stirling - NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland
Sep 28, 2017 • 10 min
A look at the Newfoundland Herald, created by Geoff Stirling #Newfoundland #Newfoundpod #GeoffStirling #NTVNL —- Send in a voice message:
NewfoundPod: No show this week!
Sep 20, 2017 • 0 min
No show this week because I’m not well. —- Send in a voice message:
NewfoundPod Episode 004: The 1929 Tidal Wave of Newfoundland
Sep 15, 2017 • 20 min
On November 18, 1929, an #earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 occurred on the Grand Banks of #Newfoundland. This caused a tsunami that affected hundreds of people. These are their stories. —- Send in a voice message:
NewfoundPod Episode 003 - The 1775 Hurricane in Newfoundland
Sep 8, 2017 • 8 min
Episode 3 focuses on a huge but mostly forgotten hurricane that devastated Newfoundland back in 1775. Then, a little mermaid talk. #Hurricane #Newfoundland #Mermaids #NewfoundPod —- Send in a voice message:
2: NewfoundPod Episode 002 – Newfoundland? Tell Me More! With a side of Chase the Ace
Aug 31, 2017 • 8 min
#ChaseTheAce and #Newfoundland —- Send in a voice message:
1: NewfoundPod Episode 001 - An Introduction to NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland
Aug 26, 2017 • 5 min
In this “first” episode I talk about who I am and why I started this podcast, and explain what it will be about. —- Send in a voice message:
Coming Soon - NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland
Aug 11, 2017 • 0 min
A quick hello from NewfoundPod, a bitesized podcast about Newfoundland. Visit: Music Credit: Fiddles McGinty Kevin MacLeod…