Dirt City Limits



An arts + culture podcast featuring Edmonton Journal writers Liane Faulder, Fish Griwkowsky, Liz Nicholls + Sandra Sperounes.


  • No. 28: Can we just call her Rachel Wow?

    09/02/2016 Duration: 14min

    Dancing. Donuts. Demi Lovato. Edmonton pop vocalist Rachel Woznow takes a bite out of these and other subjects on this episode of Dirt City Limits. In 2011, she won YTV's Virtual Next Star competition with a rendition of Sara Bareilles' King of Anything. Rachel recently released her single, Big & Loud, in the U.S. — where it quickly became the No. 1 independent song on Top 40 radio. Listen to Big & Loud here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvpnHZTbMlY Find out more about Rachel: http://rachelwoznow.com/

  • No. 27: The Mind Maps of Mitchell Lawler

    03/02/2016 Duration: 41min

    "'Cause we make it look so easy when we play at these shows," Mitchell Lawler raps on his latest single, Open and Close, with Conch. Effortlessness, of course, is merely an illusion. As Lawler will tell you, it's a product of years of hard work, self-reflection and a constant push to better yourself. On this episode of Dirt City Limits, the 21-year-old Edmonton rapper talks about the ins and outs of his creative process, his career path, and the cultural politics of race in hip-hop. WARNING: Some four-letter words were used in this podcast. Listen to Open and Close: https://soundcloud.com/mitchelllawler/mitchell-lawler-conch-open-and-close Stream/download Lawler's mix tapes, Rookie of the Year and New History: https://mitchelllawler.bandcamp.com/ Check out his 2014 single, Conehead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z33aJJqZrec Photo by: Aspen Zettel.

  • No. 26: Coachella, Cell Phones and a Couple of Tangents

    12/01/2016 Duration: 51min

    Is this year's Coachella lineup enticing? Should cell phones be disabled at concerts? Does drinking wine lead to conversations about stage diving, festival fencing and Tyler Butler? We answer those questions — and many more — on Dirt City Limits. Journal writer Sandra Sperounes is joined by former Wunderbar co-owner Craig Martell and musicians Rebecca and Ryan Anderson. (And, no, Justin Bieber's name doesn't come up at all.) Here's a link to F&M's music: http://www.fandmtheband.com/ Here's this year's list of Coachella's performers: https://www.coachella.com/. Here's more info about Yondr, a company that disables cell phones at concerts: http://overyondr.com/.

  • No. 25: Star Wars ... The Panel Returns (With Spoilers Aplenty!)

    23/12/2015 Duration: 43min

    SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! Our Star Wars panel discusses the ins and outs of The Force Awakens on this week's episode of Dirt City Limits. Join Fish Griwkowsky, Curtis Ross, David Stone, Stephen Notley and Sandra Sperounes as they gush, grumble and argue about the seventh episode.