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Meet the people behind the bylines of British Columbia’s magazines, while learning more about the magazine publishing industry.


The podcast by the Magazine Association of BC. Sharing the love of making and reading West Coast magazines.

EPISODE 1: Anti-Oppressive Editorial

andrea bennett explains how to make content more inclusive through anti-oppressive copy-editing. Hear Jesse Winter’s article “Photographing Beyond ‘Needle-in-Puddle'” about the dangers of dehumanizing imagery in news stories. Plus, CPF’s Business Innovation funding program and magazine industry trends. Hosted by Asna Shaikh with news by Sylvia Skene.

EPISODE 2: Exporting Canadian Magazines

Learn all about the ins and outs of magazine exporting from Regina Erak. Dive into what’s popular in international markets with Lisa Kadane’s health reporting published in Dementia Connections. Plus, the events at this year’s Creative Industries Week and upcoming professional development events at MagsBC. Hosted by Sylvia Skene and Asna Shaikh.

EPISODE 3: All About Awards

Learn about the inner workings of the National
Media Awards (NMA) and the foundation that presents them, from Leah Edwards. Hear Carleigh Baker’s NMA-winning story “Outraged on Your Behalf,” published in subTerrain Magazine. Plus, a rundown of the magazines getting award buzz and how publishers can get their work into the running. Hosted by Asna Shaikh with news by Sylvia Skene.

EPISODE 5: Magazine Podcasts (& Other Non-Traditional Content)

Find out more about HistoryExtra, the BBC podcast that has had 150 million downloads since it began in 2007, from content director Dr. Dave Musgrove.

Catch an interview with Linda Solomon Wood, editor-in-chief of Canada’s National Observer, about producing Race Against Climate Change, a 6-part podcast that was nominated for a Canadian Journalism Foundation award, and hear an excerpt with Lenore Newman.

Learn about Access Copyright, MagsBC’s member campaign and our YouTube videos.

EPISODE 4: Emerging Talent & Mentorship

Editor & writer Lue Palmer discusses mentorship and community for marginalized writers. Vancouver-based artist Adhel Arop reads her poem “In Search of Sight,” based on the Black Lives Matter movement and published in Loose Lips Magazine. Plus, some news on MagsBC’s new Code of Conduct, our internship subsidy program, and upcoming in-person professional development for magazine makers. Hosted by Asna Shaikh with news by Sylvia Skene.

EPISODE 6: BONUS: Rapid-Fire Round-Up

In this episode, we wrap up this season of I Heart Magazines. Previous podcast episode guests Adhel Arop, Carleigh Baker, andrea bennett, Leah Edwards, Regina Erak, Lisa Kadane, Dr. Dave Musgrove, Jesse Winter, and Linda Solomon Wood answer rapid-fire questions such as “Who do you most admire in the magazine industry?” and “What advice would you give to your younger self?”