Host Karla Stephens-Tolstoy talks with Nassir today, and we’ll hear specifically about 3 leaders and their struggles with mental health: Dr. Martin Luther King, Ghandi, and John F Kennedy. Not only are the stories interesting, but also inspiring, and serve as a reminder to those suffering from mental illness that there’s no limit to what they can achieve in life.
We explore the difficult realities for marine workers, telling the story of an Indian teen named Kshitij who died on his third day working on an international cargo ship. We speak with his twin, Sagar, who must decide how to make sense of an all-too-common tragedy.
Story Editing – Erin Linn McMullan, Fresh Horses
Recording – Vancouver Public Library’s Inspiration Lab
Waichiay Friendship Centre’s WAMM studio
アーネスト ASAMOAH “Fantasy” – Thans to Ernest Owusu Asamoah
Bitter Lake “Distortions in Sombre,” “Class War”
Dave Swindell “Friday Night In”
Bad Decisions “Yeah Boi”
Cymatics “Signal” (The NAMAN remix) – thanks to Naman Patil of NAGPUR, India for sharing
Phazii “Our Sails” from Antwerp record label Augmented Chill
Frequency Horizon “Sagar Saturday,” “Cake Day”
Why does someone get involved in the criminal world? What makes someone interested in joining a motorcycle gang known for brutal activity? In this episode we tell the story of one man who was let down by the Quebec foster care system growing up, and followed his anger down a very dark path. He looks back on his days in the Mongols Motorcycle Club, as he struggles to create a new life on the other side.
Executive Producer: Karla Stephens Tolstoy
Producer + Original Sound Design: Drew Penner
Voice: Marc Oliver
Music: DJ Philosophy “Watery,” “4th Kind,” and “Distance,” our track of the week.
-Tanner Feehan (aka Philosophy) is an L.A. musician who has moved to Canada’s West Coast to pursue music production, and was kind enough to lend us a track to go with the story. You can check out his Dropping Knowledge radio show on CFUV 101.9 FM in Victoria, Saturday nights at 7 p.m.
Radio show: http://cfuv.uvic.ca/cms/?show=dropping-knowledge
Bernardo de la Torre – “Boxing Day,” and “Boxing Day v.2”
-Bernie is a musician who moved from Guadalajara, Mexico to British Columbia, where he makes music and loves exploring the outdoors.
Frequency Horizon “Biker Gang Escape Theme,” “Skip the Prospect Stage,” “Bop on the Head,” “Piano and Horn Muscle,” “Messed Up Bells,” “Fam Seeking / Finding."
Image: Composite by Drew Penner featuring inspiration/art from meddygarnet (Flickr), Eric Birdman and DR.KNUDSON.
Drew Penner is a journalist based in California whose work has appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail, the Calgary Hearld and the Victoria Times Colonist. He also produces the Frequency Horizon podcast (soundcloud.com/frequencyhorizon) and loves surfing, hiking and random adventures.