Living Heritage

Living Heritage is about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector, from museum professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep heritage alive at the community level. We talk about their work, their passions, and the day-to-day safeguarding of culture and tradition.

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Living Heritage is about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector, from museum professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep heritage alive at the community level. We talk about their work, their passions, and the day-to-day safeguarding of culture and tradition.
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2019-07-11 14:58
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Adler’s Chocolate Factory, Bay Roberts

Have you ever had a nut king? Do you know what a silver mint is? Did you know chocolate and candy were produced in Bay Roberts in the 1950s? Listen to this podcast to learn about Adler’s Chocolate Factory in Bay Roberts. Terra discusses the research sh...

Summer Update and Request for Help!

In this episode we discuss some of the projects the ICH (Intangible Cultural Heritage) Office is working on this summer. First up Dale, and Terra discuss their research in Bay Roberts on significant sites in the town. These include memories from the ch...
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Thrill of the Dark: Katie Crane on Fairies, Coffins, and Pirates

Learning the stories of a place is one thing that tourists seek out when they travel.  But what if some of those stories deal with darker themes? Towns and tourism operators are coming to see the value of what is known in the industry as “Dark Tourism....
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Goatlore: Goats of New Perlican

Curious how goats predict the weather? Want to know what goats and Girl Guide cookies have in common? Need to know what a goat yoke is? Listen to this goatlore podcast to learn all about the goats of New Perlican. We’ve sifted through the archives for ...
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Field to Flight: The Transatlantic Air Race, 100 years later

In September 1913, flying was very new, very risky, and very exciting. Records were made, then broken. No one had ever flown across the Atlantic nonstop. Lord Northcliffe, the owner of Britain’s Daily Mail, wanted to change that with a contest. Many te...
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Till the streetlight comes on - Bay Roberts Memories

We are starting a new virtual museums project with our partners in the historic town of Bay Roberts. In this episode, we talk about the places and stories that make Bay Roberts special, and ask for your help in identifying locations of folkloric and hi...
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Warts and All! The Newfoundland Folk Cures podcast

Want to know how to get rid of warts using a snail? Or maybe you have too many freckles? And what to do with those varicose veins? We’ve got you covered. We’ve sifted through the archives for our favourite audio clips about folk cures, charms, and trad...
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Kids Telling Traditional Newfoundland Tales

In this episode of the Living Heritage Podcast, kids from Holy Cross Elementary (2008) and from the Young Folklorists Program of Heritage NL (2011) share some of their favourite traditional tales, local lore, and urban legends! It is a storytelling spe...
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The All-Purpose Holiday Special

Your favourite holiday-loving folklorist are back! Dale Jarvis and Terra Barrett explore the world of calendar customs in Newfoundland and Labrador, pulling some festive audio clips from the Digital Archives Initiative.  We start with Valentine’s (or i...
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Sun Kinks, Mill Baskets, and Bacon: The Occupational Folklore Podcast

In this episode, folklorists Terra Barrett and Dale Jarvis play some clips from past oral history and folklore interviews archived on Memorial University’s Digital Archives Initiative, all on the theme of work, occupations, and business. We’ve got a li...
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Remembering the loss of the Truxtun and Pollux.

On 18th of February 1942, over 200 American sailors died when the USS Pollux and USS Truxtun ran aground during a winter storm near St. Lawrence, The two ships, accompanied by the USS Wilkes, were headed for Argentia  American navy base carrying war su...

Remembering Lewis Ferman and the Merchants of Main Street

In October 2018, Heritage NL staff rushed down Water Street to rescue an old shop sign from the business of Lewis and Grunia Ferman, Jewish merchants and WWII resistance fighters. That event unlocked a flood of stories and memories about the Ferman fam...
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Roadside memorials, anniversaries and conferences with Holly Everett

In this episode, Holly Everett discusses her research on roadside memorials, grave markers, memorial assemblages, and culinary tourism as well as the 50th anniversary of Memorial University's Department of Folklore, and the upcoming Folklore Studies As...

Every Saturday, the Fairies Reveal Themselves in Pippy Park

In this episode, Tina White and her daughter Samantha Gaulton talk about their St. John's-based business, Fairy Door Tours, the importance of getting outside, and mischievous Newfoundland fairies. Tina is a graphic designer and digital media specialist...

Preservation and education of cemeteries with Denise Mahoney

Denise Mahoney is the Manager, Cemeteries & Operational Services, and Program Manager, Cemetery Legislation and Compliance for the City of Mississauga, Ontario. She has over 20 years experience managing municipal cemeteries, and the promotion of he...

Community Engagement in Canada’s History with Joanna Dawson

Joanna Dawson is the Community Engagement Coordinator with Canada’s History, the official magazine of Canada's National History Society. It is published six times a year and aims to foster greater popular interest in Canadian history, illuminating the ...

Pyrex Nerds: Foklorist Terra Barret on her Love of All Things Vintage

Terra Barrett is a public folklorist with Heritage NL. She is researching the folklore and oral history of the province. Terra holds a BA in Folklore and French and a MA in Public Folklore from Memorial University. She is a lover of all things vintage ...

Something's Brewing in Newfoundland: Atlantic Canada's First Cicerone Talks Craft Beer

In 2013, Mike became the first certified cicerone in Atlantic Canada, a certification commonly understood as the equivalent of a sommelier in the craft beer world. Mike is also the co-founder of The Newfoundland and Labrador Artisanal Special Order Bee...

Armistice 100 On Air

On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, Heritage NL folklorist Dale Jarvis interviewed special guests Darlene Redmond and Michael Pretty at the Annex, Admiralty House Communications Museum, as part of a live audience recording of the Living Heritage radio sho...

Nancy Brace of the Green's Harbour Heritage Society on the Importance of Our Heritage Buildings

Nancy Brace is the president of the Green’s Harbour Heritage Society in Green’s Harbour, Newfoundland. The Society formed in 2009 and its original mission was to preserve one the few heritage buildings in the community, the former Orange Lodge (now the...

When Folklore Meets Pop Culture: Dr. Daniel Peretti on Superman and Santa Claus

What does Superman, Santa Claus, and Krampus all have in common? They're some of the research interests of Dr. Daniel Peretti, a new faculty member with Memorial University’s Folklore Department. Dr. Pretti grew up in Algonac, Michigan and studied film...

"Every Day is a New Story": Explore Memorial University's Maritime History Archive

Heather Wareham began working as an archivist at the Maritime History Archive in 1977, and has served as the director for many years. Her research interest is Newfoundland Maritime History, especially marine disasters, women in the fishery, and resettl...

Farmers' Market Series: Kevin Massey of the Old Dublin Bakery

Kevin Massey, owner of The Old Dublin Bakery, moved to St. John's in 2004 and has been delighting our province with incredible pastry ever since. A graduate of the world's first ever BA degree program for Culinary Arts in Dublin, his professional pedig...

Ep 132 Farmers' Market Series: Fatima's Indian Food Constantly Cooks Up Something New

On this episode, Fatima Haseen Khan, the owner and operator of Fatima’s Indian Food, and her employee Chad Coombs talk about incorporating local ingredients into their dishes (such as their chanterelle curry), moving to the new Market location, and the...

Ep 131 Farmers' Market Series: Nasir Muhammed of Curry Delight Shares his Passion

Nasir Muhammad owns Curry Delight with his wife, Afiya Altaf. The couple has been serving up Pakistani and Indian cuisine at the St. John’s Farmer’s Market for the past four years and has become a favorite stop at the Market for many visitors. In this ...

Ep 130 Zainab Jarrett on Cooking, the Kindness of Newfoundlanders, and her Latest Project

Zainab Jarrett is the owner and operator of the Multi Ethnic Food Kitchen. She sells multi ethnic food at the St. John's Farmers Market, including African food, Caribbean food, Indian food, Middle Eastern food and Asian food. She is also Coordinator of...

Jams, Mustard, and Chutneys, Oh My! Condiments by Steve Curtis

This week, Natalie talks with Steve Curtis, owner of Condiments by Steve Curtis. Steve launched his condiments business is 2012 at the St. John’s Farmer’s Market. He had decided to take a break from the restaurant industry and began making chutneys, ja...

The New St. John's Farmer's Market with Executive Director Ann Connors

In this episode, we chat with Ann Connors about the transition from the Lion's Club Chalet to the Market's new home at 245 Freshwater Road. Ann talks about the Market's grand opening, partnerships with the Rabbittown community, market vendors, as well ...

Heritage and Environmental Conservation with Megan Stuckless

Megan Stuckless began working with Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2007 and her appreciation for the cultural and environmental well-being of our beautiful province, as well as the as the not for profit sector, has grown with each pa...

Designate a person, event, or site in your community; Shannon Lewis-Simpson tells us how!

Dr. Shannon Lewis-Simpson is the Newfoundland and Labrador representative for the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Board declares and commemorates sites, events and people of nation...

The Music and Travels of Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine is a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. Although an integral part of the finest Irish bands of our time, including Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, Planxty in the 70s, his duo with Paul Brady in the later 70s,...

Aidan O'Hara has a "A Grand Time" in Newfoundland

In the episode, Aidan O’Hara and Rebecca Draisey-Collishaw talk about Aidan’s research on Newfoundland’s Cape Shore in the 1970s and “A Grand Time,” a series of homecoming events for Aidan’s research that took place in August of 2018. Aidan is also th...

The Brewnettes, Newfoundland Women’s Craft Beer Collective

The Brewnettes have been bringing women together over a pint since 2012, first as an online forum and now in the form of monthly meet-ups and events. The St. John’s-based group welcomes women with all levels of experience and knowledge, from profession...

Tiny Houses, Minimalism and Alternative Living with Jess Puddister

Jess Puddister was born in Burin, raised in St. John’s, and has roots both in St. Mary’s Bay and the Southern Shore. She completed her B.Sc. in Earth Science at Dalhousie University in 2013 and has since worked in the Environmental Science Industry (pr...

Dive into the Bell Island U-boat Attacks (and lost torpedos) with Neil Burgess

Neil Burgess has a Masters in Science and works as a wildlife biologist for the federal government. In his spare time, he pursues his passion for learning more about shipwrecks in this province. With friends, he established the Shipwreck Preservation S...

Local Experiences (and fishcakes!) at Rocket Bakery

Kelly Mansell is an owner, as well as sales and marketing manager, for the popular Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food on Water Street. She has a long history of creativity in entrepreneurship and, besides her bakery, she is also involved as a partner in th...

St. John’s Royal Regatta; “ It’s a giant garden party”

Chris Neary is President of the 2018 Royal St. John’s Regatta, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. In the past nine years, Chris has worn many hats with the Regatta. He’s been Vice President and Captain of the Course, Commutations Directo...

The Victoria Park Lantern Festival with Elizabeth Tuck

Elizabeth Tuck is the Coordinator for the 2018 Victoria Park Lantern Festival. In this episode, Elizabeth talks about how the 2018 festival is the biggest yet, with even more fire and light performances, workshops, musicians, volunteer opportunities, a...

Virtual Museums and Memory Mug Ups with Terra Barrett

Terra Barrett is a public folklorist with the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. This week, Terra talks about a Virtual Museums Canada project in Grand Falls-Windsor, which will make oral histories and photographs from the town available...

Pigeons, Podcasts, and Public History

Today, we’re talking pigeons, podcasts, and public history with the staff of the Admiralty House Communications Museum in Mount Pearl. Our guests are Sarah Wade, and Lauren Lambe. Sarah Wade is museum manager, and holds a BA in History/Archaeology, and...

Mentor & Metalsmith - the metal art of Wesley Harris and Arthur Brecken

Wesley Harris began silversmithing under his high school Art teacher, Arthur Brecken. Both this gentleman and his subsequent instructor at Cranbrook Academy of Art allowed Wesley to learn by trial and error. The underlying inspiration in Wesley’s work ...

etting Newfoundland Language in Stone, with clay artist Erin Callahan St. John

Erin Callahan St. John is a full time professional artist working in clay. She initially learned her craft from Isabella St. John of Blue Moon Pottery – her aunt, and potter of 45 years. Later, Erin attended the Textiles Studies program at The College ...

Piece by Piece - The Mosaic Art of Terry Nicholls

Terry Nicholls is a mosaic artist living in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. In this episode, he chats with Alina Sergachov about his personal background and how it brought him into the field of the mosaic art, the process of making a mos...

Felted Folklore and Paper Maché: The Work of Janet Peter

Janet Peter has been working with the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador for approximately 20 years. She possesses a great interest in creating paper maché mummers and figurines of local traditions and folklore, and these themes recur in much o...

Yellow Rose: An interview with natural dye artist Anna Murphy

Anna Murphy is a natural dye artist from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Inspired by her travels and many adventures, she has recently opened her own dye studio and shop in Bonavista, Newfoundland. She serves on the board of directors for the craft council o...

Inspiration in Clay: An interview with Wendy Shirran

Wendy Shirran is an accomplished ceramic artist and certified art teacher from Bonavista, Newfoundland. Upon completing her BA in English Drama and History at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Wendy Shirran moved to Halifax Nova Scotia to attend NSC...

Textiles, Dyes, and the Art of Craft, with Kerri Ivany.

Kerri Ivany is a textile artist in St. John’s. She graduated from the College of the North Atlantic’s Textiles program in 2013 and now has a studio space at Quidi Vidi Plantation, where she makes clutch purses, cards, dyed fabrics, and embroideries. Ke...

Hung to Dry: Jewelry, Seahorses, Heritage, and Art with Jaclyn Humphries

Jaclyn Humphries is a jeweler and volunteer on the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Anna Templeton Centre boards. She uses traditional methods of binding cloth and metallurgy to create her jewelry. In this interview, Jaclyn and Abigai...

North Eastern Folk Art Podcast: Pottery, Art and Ideas with Erin McArthur

Erin McArthur and her husband, Mike Gillan, are the owners of North Eastern Folk Art: Pottery, Art and Ideas from the Atlantic Shore. Along with porcelain work, Erin and Mike create Raku pottery. Raku is a style of pottery that began in 16th century Ja...

Exploring craft and textiles with Katie Parnham

Katie Parnham is an integral part of the craft world in Newfoundland and Labrador. A recipient of the Atlantic Canada Craft Award for Excellence and an honorary member of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, she is an educator with over fort...