Joseph Planta

For over 15 years, beginning in 2003, Joseph Planta has conducted over 1,600 interviews with noted authors, journalists, artists, and politicians for his On the Line podcast at www.TheCommentary.ca.

Planta: On the Line

In August 2004, Joseph Planta premiered feature audio interviews with unique and diverse guests from renowned bestselling and prize winning authors, Canadian newsmakers and political figures, internationally known print and broadcast journalists, prominent academics and public intellectuals, as well as noted artists and personalities.

For nearly 1,600 interviews and fifteen years now, the Planta: On the Line interview program continues as a forum for engaging, informative conversations on current affairs and a wide variety of subjects. 

Panel: Politics and Podcasts

As newspapers cut back on reporting, podcasters are stepping up to cover City Hall. In the aftermath of the civic election, local political podcasters discuss their individual process as well as the challenges and opportunities for covering local politics via podcast.

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Panel: Podcasting and/as Journalism

Is podcasting the new journalism? What challenges and new opportunities does this medium present to journalists seeking a wider audience? This panel of podcasting journalists will speak to their experiences of using podcasts to share breaking news, investigative, and long-form journalism.

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Other People's Problems

Producer and show creator Jodie Martinson describes the years of persistence, ethical dilemmas, journalism debates, and ultimate creation of a little podcast about mental health that shot to the top of the podcast charts in Canada.

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