Podcast

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

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

Podcast: COVID-19 has far-reaching impacts on Vancouver Island

 

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

PQBeat: COVID-19 pandemic hits food service industry hard

Podcast: Parksville Qualicum Beach restaurant owners share thoughts and advice

 

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

 

Vancouver Island’s missing men featured in the Gone Boys podcast. Left to right: Ian Henry, Brandon Cairney, Desmond Peter, Kelly McLeod, Daniel MacDonnell. (Courtesy of Laura Palmer)

True crime podcast explores connection between five missing Vancouver Island men

Gone Boys is the second season of Island Crime

Vancouver Island’s missing men featured in the Gone Boys podcast. Left to right: Ian Henry, Brandon Cairney, Desmond Peter, Kelly McLeod, Daniel MacDonnell. (Courtesy of Laura Palmer)
Dan LaRocque visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

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

Podcast: 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)
Dorothee Kieser, president of the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association and a volunteer at Milner Gardens and Woodland in Qualicum Beach (Submitted photo)
Jennifer Bate, the executive director of the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, visits the PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Jennifer Bate, executive director of the MAC in Parksville

Podcast: Talk includes how artists have been coping with COVID-19, plans for 2021

Jennifer Bate, the executive director of the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, visits the PQB News studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Mike Garland, fundraising member of the Oceanside Community Track committee, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Mike Garland’s group wants an updated running track in Parksville

Podcast: Talk includes fundraising, plans to upgrade aging facility and more

Mike Garland, fundraising member of the Oceanside Community Track committee, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Mary Ellen Campbell, president of the Parksville Museum, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Parksville Museum president Mary Ellen Campbell

Podcast: Talk includes plans for 2021, dealing with COVID-19 and more

Mary Ellen Campbell, president of the Parksville Museum, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Chris Herbert in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

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

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

Chris Herbert in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Debbe Patterson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Debbe Patterson, co-founder of area’s ‘100-plus Women Who Care’ chapter

Talk includes charitable organization’s plans for 2021, dealing with COVID-19 and more

Debbe Patterson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Illana Hester, executive director of The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Illana Hester of TOSH in Qualicum Beach

Podcast: Talk includes plans for 2021, how artists are dealing with COVID-19 and much more

Illana Hester, executive director of The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
From left: Ken Schley, Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from ‘Gilligan’s Island’) and John Briuolo with the ‘S.S. Minnow’. (Photo submitted, courtesy Ken Schley)

PQBeat: Ken Schley shares tales of Dawn Wells, the ‘S.S. Minnow’ and more

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

From left: Ken Schley, Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from ‘Gilligan’s Island’) and John Briuolo with the ‘S.S. 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)
Kim Burden, executive director of the Parksville and District and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce. (PQB News photo)

PQBeat: Chamber of Commerce executive director Kim Burden looks ahead

Podcast: Talk includes 2021 business plans in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, events and more

Kim Burden, executive director of the Parksville and District and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce. (PQB News photo)
Terry David Mulligan. (Submitted photo)

PQBeat: 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)

PQBeat: Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese reflects on 2020, looks ahead to 2021

Podcast: Town has variety of projects on the go for 2021

Qualicum Beach Mayor Brian Wiese visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)
Listen to a special performance of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ by the ECHO Players. (Photo submitted)
Listen to a special performance of ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ by the ECHO Players. (Photo submitted)
Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne reflects on 2020, looks ahead to 2021

Podcast: City has variety of initiatives on the go

Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (PQB News file photo)