This is an interview with Marilyn Holman, who is interested in 18th Century history and genealogy. This interview did not make it to the piece that aired on CBC Radio's North by Northwest, February 22, 2014.
This piece aired on North by Northwest on CBC Radio 1, February 22, 2014. Thirty-five eager recruits -- authors, community historians, First Nations researchers, genealogists and more -- joined a unique boot camp at the archives of the Royal BC Museum. Each trainee arrived with a BC-focused research project and were put through drills on how to obtain information from different sources in the collections. In addition to an orientation, they received a behind-the-scenes tour and created a plan of action to begin or continue their project.
An interview with Jelena Milojevic at the 2011 Victoria International Accordion Festival. Jelena talks about a recent car accident that threatened to end a promising career.
Originally aired on CBC Radio in July, 2011.
World War II veteran Doris Boileau talks about enlisting, Basic Training, breaking a Japanese code and her lifelong oath to be silent about it.
This aired November 9, 2013 on CBC Radio One's Daybreak South.
Produced for the Camosun Radio Exchange, we meet Island Liberal MP candidate Rene Heatherington and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (before she was elected to Ottawa) at a party. Darin also interviews Deconstructing Dinner host Jon Steinman about what Food Security actually means (to him, of course).
As the thirsty prepare for the 2nd Annual Victoria Beer Week, I sit down with Beer Historian Greg Evans. In this short chat, Greg previews Beer School Volume 2: Brewing Since 1858, on Sunday March 8.
Topics covered include:
How he got such a rad job
Member of Parliament and pioneer brewer "Bag o' Wheat" Bunster
Greg's Czech grandmother
While there were some famous musicians in Victoria for Rifflandia, Pacific Opera Victoria was offering up their own rock star: Richard Wagner. POV Principal Coach Robert Holliston talks about the first performance of a Wagner piece in Victoria in 23 years. Originally aired on CBC Radio 1 in October 2011.
This is the first Inside Opera I attended. I needed a piece for "The Friday Show" on the (now defunct) Village 900 radio. I ended up having a great time and subsequently covered four more operas for CBC Radio. This originally aired in April, 2011.
This is an interview with Cathy Harris, who is focused on researching genealogy and stories from around Victoria. It is the full, unedited version from a piece that aired on CBC Radio's North by Northwest, February 22, 2014.
Darin Steinkey wrangled an invite to the launch of Stump Coastal Forest Gin from Fermentorium Distilling, the Spirits division of one of the most popular craft breweries on Vancouver Island, Phillips. This small-batch gin is eight years in the making and contains hand-foraged botanicals from around British Columbia that produce an incredibly unique flavour.
Laurent Lafuente, an accomplished academic and award-winning Master Distiller has won numerous Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in Vienna, the West Indies, and at the Spirits World Competition in San Francisco. Not only that, he has a sweet accent that is perfect for radio.
Matt Phillips, the owner of the brewery and distillery, also chimes in on the process of concocting Stump Gin.
Interview topics include:
- Big Mama, the 3000L German-made refractory still
- An English-made first distillation still that was built in the 20s
- The fact that Grand Fir trees were harvested on Vancouver Island for botanicals
- The four complementary tonics they produce
- The process of creating Stump Gin
- Why distilling gin is the next logical step after brewing beer
This mini-documentary kicked off The Menu, episode 175, on Monocle Radio 24 on February 20, 2015.
Pacific Opera Victoria's scene and costume shop is an aural environment of contrasts. A heavy quiet -- like the rooms are sound-proofed -- hangs in the air. Scissors slice through delicate silk or a small bag of pins is rustled through, when a band saw springs into action. Within seconds, it's almost silent again and the quiet sounds return to your ears. Darin Steinkey (/stein-key/) speaks with some of the props masters and wardrobe geniuses of this unique opera company on the west coast of Canada about their work behind the scenes.
This is an interview with Yvonne van Ruskenveld from the Old Cemetery Society of Victoria and The Western Front Association. She gives walking tours in Victoria. It is the full, unedited version from a piece that aired on CBC Radio's North by Northwest, February 22, 2014.
Great Canadian Beer Festival chairman Gerry Heiter holds court on the discerning and endlessly supportive beer community in Victoria, BC.
How many more breweries can the craft beer market on the Island bear?
What makes Victoria beer different?
Produced by Aldridge Street Print & Media
Intro Music: "Hand Holding/Guy Remains Persistent" by Glass Boy. Used under Attribution-NoDerivatives 3.0 International License.
Darin Steinkey talks to brew masters and enthusiasts at Victoria Beer Week for Monocle Radio in London, England. Interviews include Joe Weibe (the Thirsty Writer and author of The Craft Beer Revolution), Paul Hadfield, (Spinnakers Brew Pub); Matt Phillips (Phillips Brewery) and Clay Potter (The Moon Under Water Brewpub).
This is an interview with Leona Taylor, a volunteer doing research for an upcoming book by Bill Gough that focuses on The Great War. It is the full, unedited version from a piece that aired on CBC Radio's North by Northwest, February 22, 2014.