Ottawhat 134 – John Girgis

In this episode, we met with John Girgis, who came to talk about Biotown, an open-access, DIY biology lab located right in downtown Ottawa. Learn about some of the goals of cutting-edge biology, including how fast, cheap access to testing equipment could revolutionize health and public safety.

We also discuss some of John’s experiences with depression, and how his openness about his own mental health helped him cope with it in a healthier way.


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Links:
Biotown
dataforgoodottawa.org
Biotown Indiegogo Campaign

Food:
Holland Cake and Shake

Ottawhat 133 – Dan Shields

On the show this week, part owner of Yuk Yuks Ottawa, Dan Shields, is our guest. We talked about a little of everything in this one, including Dan’s favourite sport, basketball, and how Ottawa has changed in the last several decades.


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Links:

Yuk Yuks Ottawa

Beer:

Thimblecakes Bakery

Ottawhat 132 – Becca Alkerton

This week’s episode features Becca Alkerton, a born and raised Ottawan who currently calls Hintonburg home. We talked about Capital Pride, some cool charitable organizations around the city, and Becca taught us how to tie a bowtie!


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Links:
polointheparkottawa.com
blacktiebingoottawa.com

Beer:
Upstreet Ruby Social – Bishop’s Cellar