TUNING TO TOMORROW featuring Futurist Jim Bottomley
Join host Bob Covey and futurist Jim Bottomley as they pump the gas on podcasting in Jasper National Park. Discussing topics which merge at the intersections of community journalism, entrepreneurship and trend analysis, Bob and Jim riff on current issues in Jasper and life in the Canadian Rockies, while occasionally going deep into how businesses and individuals can better meet the needs of those they serve. Recorded around various locations in beautiful Jasper, from the cozy confines of The Jasper Local's roving studio, Debby the Chevy, Tuning To Tomorrow is a good way to get a taste of Jasper's unique culture while learning about broad trends which will affect the way you plan for your future.
Nicole Veerman, editor of the Fitzhugh, Jasper's weekly community newspaper, joins Bob Covey to discuss practicing journalism in a small town. Recorded in a van, down by the river, on April 13, 2016.
Episode 6, MUGGED BY NATURE
It's been a while since Bob and Jim have been down by the river, but they're back now, with a new conversation touching on the double-edged sword of Trip Advisor, beer marketing, tough sledding in the local magazine industry (RIP Highline), the Jasper Pride Festival, a community coming together to support an avalanche survivor and more. Recorded in a van parked on a cliff high above a river in March, 2016.
Episode 5, DELIVERING EMOTIONAL BENEFITS Recorded on October 15, 2015
Bob Covey and Jim Bottomley are at it again, this time talking about the periodic perils of community journalism, campaign marketing during an election, the intelligence of community clusters and peak experiences in Jasper National Park. They talk a little hockey and scratch the surface of ethical eating. Recorded in a van down by the river (actually a lake).
Episode 4, THE CIRCLE OF DEATH Recorded on October 6, 2015
Science writer, biology expert and local community connector Niki Wilson joins Bob Covey to talk about the upcoming Dark Sky Festival in Jasper National Park, the recently wrapped Beakerhead "don't call it a festival" mashup in Calgary and her loveable cat's "circle of death." They discuss the special type of awkwardness that arises when a spouse knows "unapproved" Parks Canada information and they face- palm about the pains and gains of pitching—and receiving—stories in a competitive writing industry. Recorded in a van, down by the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park on September 6, 2015.
Episode 3, WHAT'S YOUR PEAK EXPERIENCE? Recorded on September 16, 2015
Bob and Jim are down by the river once again, this time sipping on Wild Moon Organics tea while rapping about Jasper and finding one's passion. They touch on the Tour of Alberta, local political campaigning, recent archaeological finds in Jasper National Park and more. Jim goes deep into demographics and Bob waxes on the nuances of fly fishing.
Episode 2, JAW DROPPINGLY GOB-SMACKED Recorded on September 1, 2015
Bob and Jim talk about the Tour of Alberta, the current federal election and Parks Canada's current cone of silence before going needs-heavy and reminding the listener that change always brings the bad with the good.
Episode 1, ALLOW US TO INTRODUCE OURSELVES Recorded on July 16, 2015
Bob and Jim set the scene for the listener: where they're broadcasting from, who they are and the needs they hope to meet with the podcast. Jim introduces his ideas on humans as Walking Needs Bundles.