Ottawhat 141 – Ewan Reid (Mission Control Space Services)

This week’s episode features Ewan Reid, President and CEO of Mission Control Space Services. We learned about his work on the Space Shuttle program, the transition to starting his own space services company, and his other athletic and theatrical accomplishments.


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Links:
Mission Control (@MissionCtrlSS) | Twitter
Mission Control Space Services Inc.
Ewan’s brother: http://www.simonandschuster.ca/authors/Iain-Reid/484727464
Ewan’s sister: http://www.forseti.is/about-the-president/first-lady-eliza-reid/

Beer:
Loose Lips Lager – Longslice Brewery

Ottawhat 140 – Jumpin’ Joel Flash

In the debut episode of 2018, we met Jumpin’ Joel Flash, who with his band the Magic Machine are releasing their very first single The Rain at a ‘mega-party’ at Live on Elgin on February 15th. We spoke with Joel about his transition from government work to pursuing his passion, and some of the ways different groups of creative professionals are combining their efforts to make great things in Ottawa.


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This episode is also brought to you in part by Audible.com. Visit audibletrial.com/ottawhat today and get a free audiobook and free 30-day trial, and feel good in helping support the show.


Links:
www.jumpinjoelflash.ca
Jumpin’ Joel Flash (@JJoelFlash) | Twitter
The Rain Music Video – YouTube

Beer:
Inukshuk IPA – Magnotta Brewery (As of recording, site is under construction)

Happy Holidays from Ottawhat!

We’ve been through a lot this year as a group. Each of us has welcomed a new female presence in to our homes in 2017 (bonus points if you can decipher that riddle), and we met a lot of new and interesting people through the year. We’re taking a little break for the holidays, but we wanted to take this opportunity to look back at the year that we’ve had.

The first thing we did in 2017 was visit Unlocked Ottawa, a brand new escape room at the time, and then have them on the show to talk about the new business.

We performed live at Backdrop Restaurant, and interviewed two of our favourite previous guests, Cait and Tavis. We talked to an astronaut candidate about the Canadian Space Agency putting him and his fellow applicants through their paces. We spoke to business owners, musicians, and gamers, and everyone in between.

If 2018 is anything like this past year, we’re surely in for a treat! If you’d like to recommend or can put us in touch with somebody you’d like to see on the podcast, please let us know on Twitter @OttawhatPodcast, on Facebook at Ottawhat, or at [email protected].

Thanks so much for being on this journey with us, and have a safe and happy holiday season! We’ll be back with more episodes in the new year!