Bittersweet Stories
Music With Map

Music With Map

August 19, 2019

Wes and John take a break from the road and check in with each other about their respective takeaways from the podcast so far. They also delve deeper into what their organization, Mobile Arts Programming (MAP), really does by exploring specific song examples. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect that of any agency or organization. 

The music featured in this episode:

Untitled: Cristine

It's Our Time: Txaic, Heaven, Kinggsz, Priority, A-Man, J-Man, and a few anonymous artists

Rehabilitative Approach

Rehabilitative Approach

August 6, 2019

Wes and John meet up with Pearl Fernandez to discuss her experiences. Pearl has worn several social service hats over the years but has spent most of her time working in custody. They discuss the importance of a rehabilitative approach in the judicial system and much more. This podcast is brought to you by Mobile Arts Programming. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect that of any agency or organization. 

What Can Teachers Learn From Students?

What Can Teachers Learn From Students?

July 10, 2019

Moe Ismail drops by the studio to chat with John and Wes about his experiences as an elementary school teacher. He sheds light on the how fulfilling working with kids can be and talks about the importance of being able to learn from students. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect that of any organization or institution.

The Roll of a CYCP

The Roll of a CYCP

June 25, 2019

John and Wes connect with Cristine Yhap, a long time CYCP (Child and Youth Care Practitioner) and break down the many jobs that CYCP's have to do. Residential care, community outreach, mental health, etc. The conversation touches on the importance of front line workers being flexible in their ability to perform various jobs. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the individual and do not reflect that of any agency or organization. 

Chasing the Cheddar

Chasing the Cheddar

June 18, 2019

John and Wes visit an old friend to reconnect. They explore the positive outcomes of arts based programs and talk a bit about Sketch - a community arts space located in downtown Toronto. They also discuss why it is important for people to bring their passions to their work. The views and opinions in this podcast are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect any agency or organization. This podcast is brought to you by Mobile Arts Programming. *This episode contains explicit language.*

Surviving With Self Care

Surviving With Self Care

June 12, 2019

John and Wes have a conversation with one of their most influential mentors. She reflects on a few difficult times as a front line worker but also shares some of the triumphs she has experienced. The group discusses the importance of self care and its relationship to staying relevant and available to the populations that front line workers interact with. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect that of any organization or institution. This podcast is brought to you by Mobile Arts Programming. *This episode contains explicit language*

Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments

June 4, 2019

John and Wes start the podcast where it all began. They trek back to college to have a conversation with their former professor about his experiences as a child and youth worker and how he has transitioned from front line work to teaching. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect that of any institution or organization.

Prologue

Prologue

May 29, 2019

John and Wes chat about Mobile Arts Programming and why they are starting a podcast.