Episode 7 - Re: Work & Identity with Jesar Gabino

This is the second half of an exploration of the interplay between work and identity through two interviews with Jesar Gabino, Co-Founder, Buyer and Creative Director of Nomad. One interview is shortly after Nomad closed in February of 2018 and one several months later. The episode is structured in this way to honour the transition periods in our lives.

Sydney Allen-Ash
Episode 6 - Re: Work & Identity with Jamie Webster

We spend this episode exploring the interplay between work and identity with multi-talented director Jamie Webster. Throughout our conversation we discuss the evolution of his career, the realities of his work, and how he stays motivated and fulfilled inside and outside of work.

Listen to the episode on iTunes here.

Sydney Allen-Ash
Episode 5 - Re: Women of Power with Ayisha Izmeth

In reaction to the current cultural conversation surrounding women and their power, I decided to use this episode to deconstruct the relationship more thoroughly. My friend Ayisha Izmeth brought the phrase "Women of Power" to me and throughout this episode we used it tool to or a concept to prompt a new way of thinking about the way women relate to power. The aim for this episode is to discuss women's power as intrinsic aspect of our identity, rather than a reactionary response to struggle or pain. 

You can find Ayisha on Instagram at @ayishaiz.

Listen to the episode on Soundcloud here.
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Sydney Allen-Ash
Episode 4 - Re: Love & Relationships (Part 2)

In Episode 4 of Re:Search we complete our two part exploration into love and relationships. In contrast to Part 1, in this episode we hear from three people in committed relationships. We focus on the intentional decisions, lessons and points of realization through the relationships of three different people in an effort to understand why this relationship was a turning point in their lives. Through unpacking these stories we explore the fine balance between intention and intuition throughout the course of love.

The voices will be introduced as they go, but to give you an overview in this episode you’ll be hearing from Luis Mora, a 29 year old photographer, Jahmal Padmore a 34 year old musician, and Alex McCalla a 24 year old consultant and entrepreneur. 

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Sydney Allen-Ash
Episode 3 - Re: Love & Relationships (Part 1)

In third episode of the podcast we are exploring the ever-complex topic of love and relationships. More specifically, we are looking at the expectations that people have for their partners and how romantic relationships have impacted their lives. For this episode you'll be hearing from 4 people from different backgrounds, genders, sexualities, ages and relationship status, Sid Singh, Amalia Raphael, Jeremy Joo and Ayisha Lineo Gariba as they recount personal and intimate stories about how love and relationships have shaped who they are today. 

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Sydney Allen-Ash
Episode 2 - Re: Music & Politics with Max Mohenu ft. Nicky Yim

In an evolution of the themes explored in Episode 1, we talk with Max Mohenu, a music and culture writer in Toronto, about the importance of space and access in building a diverse music city. The episode also features a short cameo from music manager Nicky Yim to give clarity to the types of decisions musicians make that shape the artistic and political impact of their work. 

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Follow Max Mohenu on IG here.

Sydney Allen-Ash
Episode 1 - Re: Music & Politics with Bambii

In the first episode of Re:Search we're excited to talk with Toronto-based DJ, Bambii. From micro to macro we discuss the politics of dance music ranging from the value of mixed bills, to Toronto's music scene, to the concept of safe space, and the inevitable politicization of artists of colour.

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Follow Bambii on IG
And listen to her latest mixes on Soundcloud

Sydney Allen-Ash