Podcasts

Blain Sepos, executive director of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Blain Sepos of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association

Podcast: Chat includes COVID-19, tourism’s huge impact on the PQB/Island economy and more

Dr. Sandra Allison, medical health officer for Central Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)

Podcast: Medical health officer Dr. Sandra Allison talks COVID-19 restrictions, impact on frontline workers

PQBeat: Central Vancouver Island official shares thoughts on ‘return to normalcy’

Brian Collicott visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: Discussing digital literacy with Vancouver Island expert Brian Collicott

Parksville-based organization offers free basic digital and computer literacy support for adults

Brian Collicott visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Tagen Marshall (File photo)

Podcast: Inspirational tale of Vancouver Island University honour student Tagen Marshall

Talk includes advocacy for people with physical challenges, fundrasing, meeting Rick Hansen and more

Tagen Marshall (File photo)
Erin Haluschak visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: Erin Haluschak talks missing persons on Vancouver Island, women in media

Black Press reporter also talks about importance of women in the media

Erin Haluschak visits the VI Free Daily/PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Bernie Pascall visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: Hall of Fame broadcaster Bernie Pascall shares some unique CFL tales

Podcast: Legend looks back on career covering football in Canada

Bernie Pascall visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Cheryl Dill visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: Talking jobs, tourism and business with Cheryl Dill in Parksville

PQBeat: COVID-19 has far-reaching impacts on Vancouver Island’s hospitality industry and beyond

Cheryl Dill visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Restaurant owners Oura and Kymon Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: COVID-19 pandemic hits Vancouver Island’s food service industry hard

Parksville Qualicum Beach restaurant owners share thoughts and advice

Restaurant owners Oura and Kymon Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Therapeutic counsellor Earl Blacklock visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

COVID-19: Dealing with the mental health aspects of the ongoing pandemic

Podcast: Vancouver Island therapeutic counsellor Earl Blacklock offers insight, tips

Therapeutic counsellor Earl Blacklock visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Dan LaRocque visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

Podcast: Protect yourself online with some expert tips on security, digital literacy

Vancouver Island’s Dan LaRocque helps seniors and others safely navigate the internet

Dan LaRocque visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Dorothee Kieser, president of the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association and a volunteer at Milner Gardens and Woodland in Qualicum Beach (Submitted photo)

Podcast: Getting your green thumb ready for Vancouver Island’s gardening season

Timely tips from Dorothee Kieser of the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association

Dorothee Kieser, president of the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association and a volunteer at Milner Gardens and Woodland in Qualicum Beach (Submitted photo)
Anthony Nippy Ames and Sarah Edmondson producing their new podcast, “A Little Bit Culty” (Submitted)

B.C. survivors of NXIVM cult launch podcast about experience

The Vancouver-based couple wants to help people avoid destructive cults through their story

Anthony Nippy Ames and Sarah Edmondson producing their new podcast, “A Little Bit Culty” (Submitted)
Wine Down Wednesdays celebrated summer outdoors in Duncan's City Square. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)

PQBeat: Writer Chris Herbert discusses the wine scene on Vancouver Island and around B.C.

Podcast: Talk also includes food pairings, tips for beginners and more

Wine Down Wednesdays celebrated summer outdoors in Duncan's City Square. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)
Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from ‘Gilligan’s Island’) aboard the ‘SS Minnow’. (Photo submitted, courtesy Ken Schley)

Gilligan’s Podcast: tales of Mary Ann and more with co-owner of the ‘SS Minnow’

Podcast: Quality Foods founding partner a co-owner of iconic ‘Gilligan’s Island’ boat

Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from ‘Gilligan’s Island’) aboard the ‘SS Minnow’. (Photo submitted, courtesy Ken Schley)
Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Interview with Oceanside RCMP operational support NCO Cpl. Jesse Foreman

Podcast: Talk includes policing, commercial fishing, COVID-19, Tour de Rock and more

Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Terry David Mulligan. (Submitted photo)

Podcast: Interview with actor/broadcaster and current Island resident Terry David Mulligan

Podcast: Talk includes TDM’s RCMP career, radio, TV, wine, Janis Joplin and much more

Terry David Mulligan. (Submitted photo)
Nick Rivers, right, and Ken Neden of Arrowsmith Search and Rescue visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Arrowsmith SAR’s Nick Rivers and Ken Neden

Podcast: Pair discuss heroic recent rescue, fundraising efforts

Nick Rivers, right, and Ken Neden of Arrowsmith Search and Rescue visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)
Kerry Campbell, rehearsing for the premier of ‘Second Chances’. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: Kerry Campbell shares a special holiday production

Podcast: Listen to an ECHO Players performance of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’

Kerry Campbell, rehearsing for the premier of ‘Second Chances’. (PQB News file photo)