Brendan Francis Newnam created and co-hosted the nationally syndicated radio show and podcast The Dinner Party Download for ten years where he interviewed some of the biggest stars and thinkers of our…
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Brendan and his friend Danielle seek out the je ne sais quoi of the Québécois. Along the way, they learn about the Quiet Revolution, French-Canadian celebrity mags, and local pastries known as “nun’s farts.” Brendan, determined to make his new travel podcast as creative as possible, seeks help from Leonard Cohen’s ghost, while Danielle hides from Montreal’s sub-zero temperatures in a Nordic Spa, where she discovers a masseuse who puts the therapist in massage therapy. For a transcript of this episode, click here.
Produced and Written By: Brendan Francis Newnam
Lead Producer: Cristal Duhaime
Associate Producer: Jackson Musker
Story Editor: Mira Burt-Wintonick
Sound Designed and Mixed By: Cristal Duhaime
Mastered By: Hannis Brown
Special Thanks: Danielle Henderson (Read her memoir, The Ugly Cry now!)
Executive Producers: Christy Gressman, Maria Zuckerman, Lisa Leingang, and Leital Molad
Production Assistance: Jacob Smith, Amy Gaines, and Julia Barton
Theme Song By: Alexis Georgopolous aka ARP
Voyage Voyage appeared courtesy of Desireless
Note: This show was recorded before the pandemic. A big merci to everyone we met up with in Montreal: writer Heather O’Neil whose new book When We Lost Our Heads is out now, comedian Tranna Wintour, the staff at Bota Bota Spa, Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire — fact-checked that one and he wasn’t lying ‚ also food blogger Mayssam Samaha, and our dinner party hosts Mark and Louis.