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Toddcast, with Todd Lyons

A podcast for, and about, public servants.

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Left Behind, with Nancy Kehoe

When the people closest to us decide that taking their life entails less pain than living it, we—and others—are left behind in that wake... left to ponder the question, "Why?"Stream or download in MP3 format.Also available on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts (iTunes) and Stitcher. Or, subscribe with your favourite podcast app.

9 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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Coming to Canada

We're a country of immigrants, but many of us don't give much thought to what that means. On this episode, a discussion with someone deeply aware of a life they escaped, and the gift they try to repay in their daily work.Stream or download in MP3 format.Also available on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts (iTunes) and Stitcher. Or, subscribe with your favourite podcast app.Transcript:PDFPlain Text

10 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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Stories from Career Marketplace

A round-table discussion with its users and administrators of Career Marketplace on how the platform can improve the lives of employees who want to grow and develop in their career and managers in search of the perfect fit.Stream or download in MP3 format.Also available on Google Play Music, iTunes and Stitcher. Or, subscribe with your favourite podcast app or web RSS aggregator.

10 Jun 2018

Rank #3

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Free Agents

All about Canada's Free Agents, in their own words, featuring Amanda Bloom, Stephanie Davidson, Daphne Guerrero, Steph Percival, Aaron Percival, Alena Fraser, Karol Gajewski, Hope Harris, Etienne Laliberté, Bruce Lonergan, Nancy Pawelek, Ryan Sigouin, Lily Spek, and Greg White.Stream or download in MP3 format.Also available on Google Play Music, iTunes, and Stitcher. Or, subscribe with your favourite podcast app or web RSS aggregator.

11 Mar 2018

Rank #4

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Surviving Suicide and Addiction, with SanDee Vandal

A conversation with SanDee Vandal — whose life wound a dark and potentially fatal path before she found her way to the public service.Stream or download in MP3 format.Also available on Google Play Music, iTunes, and Stitcher.Or, subscribe with your favourite podcast app or web RSS aggregator.

10 Sep 2017

Rank #5

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Living with Bipolar Disorder, with Jessica Ward-King

Public servant Jessica Ward-King has both a PhD in Psychology and the unique insight that only comes with experiencing Bipolar Disorder in her own life.Stream or download in MP3 format.Also available on Google Play Music, iTunes, and Stitcher.Or, subscribe with your favourite podcast app or web RSS aggregator.

8 Oct 2017

Rank #6

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Indigenous Reconciliation

Roles and approaches for Public Servants interested in making meaningful strides along the pathway towards Indigenous Reconciliation.

9 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Transgender Too

Last season we spoke with Kathryn Foss. She's a Major in the Canadian Armed Forces who has served for nearly 30 years and a transgender woman who was just beginning her journey into transition. On this episode, a conversation with someone well on her way to becoming the person she always felt she was inside.

12 May 2019

Rank #8

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Tim Bouma and Tom Thomson

Identity Management expert, unicyclist and history buff Tim Bouma gives new life to Canadian painter Tom Thomson in his imaginative book adapted from the popular Twitter account.Stream or download in MP3 format.Also available on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts (iTunes) and Stitcher. Or, subscribe with your favourite podcast app.

12 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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It's a Sunny Day, with Julia Beresford

Daughter and mother YouTubers NanHa and Momma J explore Nova Scotia to have fun and make you smile.Stream or download in MP3 format.Also available on Google Play Music, iTunes and Stitcher. Or, subscribe with your favourite podcast app or web RSS aggregator.

13 May 2018

Rank #10

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Meet Robert VanderBerg

Robert VanderBerg, Archivist and Curator of the National Arts Centre, found his dream job.Stream or download in MP3 format.Also available on Google Play Music, iTunes and Stitcher. Or, subscribe with your favourite podcast app or web RSS aggregator.

8 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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Men Behaving Badly

Greg White and Pierre-Luc Poisson on male privilege, feminism, and masculinity.Stream or download in MP3 format.Also available on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts (iTunes) and Stitcher. Or, subscribe with your favourite podcast app.Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

14 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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Meet Thom Kearney

Thom Kearney helped bring GCconnex and GCpedia into being and is now leading public consultations on Canada’s Plan on Open Government.Stream or download in MP3 format.Also available on Google Play Music, iTunes, and Stitcher.Or, subscribe with your favourite podcast app or web RSS aggregator.

13 Aug 2017

Rank #13

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Canada 150 and Beyond

Sarine, Christian, Bob, Nelly, Lina, and one Anonymous listener share stories about their journey to the public service, the work that they do, and their hopes for the future.Stream or download in MP3 format.Subscribe with your favourite podcast app or web RSS aggregator.Also available on Google Play Music, iTunes, and Stitcher.

9 Jul 2017

Rank #14

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Performance Management Agreements

The Performance Management experience, told from both an employee and a manager perspective.Stream, or download in MP3 format.Subscribe with your favourite podcast app or web RSS aggregator.Also available on Google Play Music, iTunes, and Stitcher.

9 Apr 2017

Rank #15

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Suits his Style

Scott McNaughton and Emily Brown talk about men's clothing initiative Suits his Style.Stream, or download in MP3 format. Subscribe via your favourite podcast app or RSS reader.Also available on Google Play Music, iTunes, and Stitcher.

13 Dec 2015

Rank #16

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Child of a Child

At the heart of every Toddcast episode is a personal conversation. Editing reduces it for length, accelerates the story for dramatic effect and puts everything in the correct order when events are remembered out of sequence. Music and monologue turn it into something we recognize as a podcast. But what does a human story sound like, organic and unprocessed? In this unedited chat with Natasha Fraser, she remembers her life growing up as the child of a teenage mother.

4 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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The Jagged Path

Mackenzie Kitchen shares a truth that we should all take to heart. There is no straight path to success.

13 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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Listener Questions

On this, the 50th episode of Toddcast, Todd answers questions about himself, the podcast, and the podcasting medium.

8 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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Inaccessibility

Ten years into her public service career, now moving to Ottawa, Jen Ferris is ready to see whether her next ten years have more of the same difficulties in accommodation. The public service failed her in 2001. Would the next decade demonstrate the improvement she should reasonably expect?

11 Aug 2019

Rank #20