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Olympic Outsider podcast

Dave Thorvald Olson

Renegade documentation from the streets of Vancouver at parties, games, events, concerts, protests, and beer gardens. Host Dave Olson AKA Uncle Weed is an experienced Olympic pundit and pioneer of social media at Olympics since Nagano 1998.

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Tokyo’s “Lonely” Olympics  and the Mess Left Behind on theBreaker.news podcast
Aug 8 2021
Tokyo’s “Lonely” Olympics and the Mess Left Behind on theBreaker.news podcast
Olympics are over if you want it. Pod’d some thoughts with Vancouver journalist Bob Mackin a few days ago about the lay of the land here in Japan and the cognitive dissonance between Tokyo2020 Olympics on TV and for the people hosting/ paying for it. As such, i call it “The Lonely Olympics”.
Tokyo’s “Lonely” Olympics  and the Mess Left Behind on theBreaker.news podcast
Aug 8 2021
Tokyo’s “Lonely” Olympics and the Mess Left Behind on theBreaker.news podcast
Olympics are over if you want it. Pod’d some thoughts with Vancouver journalist Bob Mackin a few days ago about the lay of the land here in Japan and the cognitive dissonance between Tokyo2020 Olympics on TV and for the people hosting/ paying for it. As such, i call it “The Lonely Olympics”.
Countdown to Tokyo 202x Olympics with “Scene Report” on CKNW Radio, Vancouver
Jul 13 2021
Countdown to Tokyo 202x Olympics with “Scene Report” on CKNW Radio, Vancouver
Get your ears on and listen to Tokyo Olympics “scene report” chat with Jody Vance on Vancouver news/talk radio 980AM from July 12th afternoon PST, July 13th 9-ish AM JST. A few notes to go with:  Covered a lot of ground but so much more. Looking forward to keeping you up-to-date from regular folks’ point … Continue reading Countdown to Tokyo 202x Olympics with “Scene Report” on CKNW Radio, Vancouver →
Tokyo Olympics (+ Beijing) and IOC Hubris on theBreaker.news podcast
Jun 2 2021
Tokyo Olympics (+ Beijing) and IOC Hubris on theBreaker.news podcast
theBreaker.news Podcast: Five-ring circus controversy in Japan and China I talked about the Tokyo Olympics with Bob Mackin – who I first connected with leading up to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics when he did an article featuring Kris Krüg and I talking about citizen documentation campaign which eventually became True North Media House. This segment … Continue reading Tokyo Olympics (+ Beijing) and IOC Hubris on theBreaker.news podcast →
Talking Tokyo Olympic conundrums on CKNW Radio, Vancouver
May 27 2021
Talking Tokyo Olympic conundrums on CKNW Radio, Vancouver
Oh listen… i talked about Tokyo Olympics and various conundrums with Jody Vance on CKNW AM Radio in Vancouver. Wanted to share the feelings of deceit and frustration the the residents of Japan are feeling with IOC’s demands for “sacrifice”, more doctors, volunteers and threats of penalties if cancelled/delayed. Suggestions: delay until Oct or later … Continue reading Talking Tokyo Olympic conundrums on CKNW Radio, Vancouver →
One Year After Olympics on News 1130 – Olympic Outsider #30
Feb 15 2011
One Year After Olympics on News 1130 – Olympic Outsider #30
Leading up to the 1 year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, I appeared in a short segment on a Vancouver radio station News 1130 for  an Olympic flashback series to examine the legacies + discussed social media as a whole and covering the Games. Listen: One Year After Olympics on News 1130 – Olympic Outsider … Continue reading One Year After Olympics on News 1130 – Olympic Outsider #30 →
Citizen Media Making at Vancouver Olympics on CBC Radio 1 – Olympic Outsider #29
Mar 15 2010
Citizen Media Making at Vancouver Olympics on CBC Radio 1 – Olympic Outsider #29
Bring your own mic for: Citizen Media Making at Vancouver Olympics – Dave on CBC Radio One – Olympic Outsider #29 (.mp3, 5:40) On a busy night during the Olympics, i headed over to Canada North hospitality house with a group of True North Media House documenters. Tagging along was a CBC crew including the charming reporter … Continue reading Citizen Media Making at Vancouver Olympics on CBC Radio 1 – Olympic Outsider #29 →
Singing Goose from Canada’s North – Olympic Outsider #28
Mar 3 2010
Singing Goose from Canada’s North – Olympic Outsider #28
Listen: Singing Goose from Canada’s North – Olympic Outsider #28 (.mp3, 8:40) At Canada’s Northern House, Dave gets schooled on life in Inuvut NWT by singer Leanne Goose including igloo church, endless days and night, Muktuk and Mukluks plus schools, stores, medical care, shopping at the end of the Dempster highway. More Singing Goose: Subscribe: Olympic Outsider … Continue reading Singing Goose from Canada’s North – Olympic Outsider #28 →
Legend of Muk Muk with Mr. Mann – Olympic Outsider #27
Mar 3 2010
Legend of Muk Muk with Mr. Mann – Olympic Outsider #27
Don’t believe everything you hear: Legend of Muk Muk with Mr. Mann – Olympic Outsider #26 (.mp3, 4:20) At Canada’s Northern House, Dave enjoys Boris Mann’s annotations about the legendary delicacy of muk muk and thoughts about flying Saskatchewanians, neglected cultures, hospitality houses with tasty food and recollections of Torino 2006. Subscribe: Olympic Outsider podcast feed Consider … Continue reading Legend of Muk Muk with Mr. Mann – Olympic Outsider #27 →
Gold Medal Sunday Morning – Olympic Outsider #26
Mar 1 2010
Gold Medal Sunday Morning – Olympic Outsider #26
Wake up early for beer and gold: Gold Medal Sunday Morning – Olympic Outsider #26 (.mp3, 7:22) On the final official day of the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Dave steps outside during the 2nd intermission of the gold medal men’s hockey game between Canada and USA to recap the previous days and look ahead to … Continue reading Gold Medal Sunday Morning – Olympic Outsider #26 →
Final Olympic Lap from the Ozone – Olympic Outsider #25
Feb 28 2010
Final Olympic Lap from the Ozone – Olympic Outsider #25
Take a Lap for: Final Olympic Lap from the Ozone – Olympic Outsider #25 (.mp3, 8:50) From the Richmond Ozone after a stint at the Heineken Holland House, Dave recaps Canada’s huge medal haul with @theWoodduck in between sets by The Dudes and The Stills. Topics include snowboard, speed skating, hockey and beer. Subscribe: Olympic Outsider … Continue reading Final Olympic Lap from the Ozone – Olympic Outsider #25 →
Oly-nomics and Goodtimes w/ Hammer Bob – Olympic Outsider #24
Feb 28 2010
Oly-nomics and Goodtimes w/ Hammer Bob – Olympic Outsider #24
Cross the inlet for: Oly-nomics and Goodtimes w/ Hammer Bob – Olympic Outsider #24 (.mp3, 14:06) On the Seabus, Dave talks with accredited reporter and Olympic veteran Bob “The Hammer” Mackin about narrative around the Games, controversy about costs, ROI, government grandstanding, VANOC’s manner of acting, and sports which blew him away. Subscribe: Olympic Outsider podcast … Continue reading Oly-nomics and Goodtimes w/ Hammer Bob – Olympic Outsider #24 →
Share the Land and Survive the Slovakians – Olympic Outsider #23
Feb 27 2010
Share the Land and Survive the Slovakians – Olympic Outsider #23
Survive the experience: Share the Land and Survive the Slovakians – Olympic Outsider #23 (.mp3, 8:31) With scant days remaining, Dave takes a break in the 2nd intermission of Canada vs Slovakia to recap a perfect 24 hours of hockey, perogies, medals, bobsleigh, Burton Cummings, and the great feeling of kindness in the city of … Continue reading Share the Land and Survive the Slovakians – Olympic Outsider #23 →
Festive Bunting and White Tents (lost preview) – Olympic Outsider #22
Feb 25 2010
Festive Bunting and White Tents (lost preview) – Olympic Outsider #22
Be your own media: Festive Bunting and White Tents (lost preview) – Olympic Outsider #22 Streetside observations before the Olympics started including documentation of street art, city changes, graphic design and hospitality under construction while city workers hang Winter Games flags on street light poles on East Hastings St. Subscribe: Olympic Outsider podcast feed Consider Perusing: Hempen … Continue reading Festive Bunting and White Tents (lost preview) – Olympic Outsider #22 →
Interviewed by JMV at Flickr meetup – Olympic Outsider #21
Feb 25 2010
Interviewed by JMV at Flickr meetup – Olympic Outsider #21
Be a guest for: Interviewed by JMV at Flickr meetup – Olympic Outsider #21 (.mp3, 3:30) Transit and craft enthusiast Jason Vanderhill interviews Dave O at the Flickr/Yahoo meetup at the Mini building in Yaletown and they discuss highlights, hockey, hospitality, Seabus, having a beer in the park and give thanks to Belgians. Photo by … Continue reading Interviewed by JMV at Flickr meetup – Olympic Outsider #21 →
Blondes in Viking Helmets etc. – Olympic Outsider #20
Feb 22 2010
Blondes in Viking Helmets etc. – Olympic Outsider #20
Choose your Viking for: Blondes in Viking Helmets etc. – Olympic Outsider #20 (.mp3, 9:04) An update at the end of Super Sunday from the noisy concourse of Canada Hockey Place in the 2nd intermission of Sweden vs Finland hockey game. Topics include hockey, regrouping, Vancouver’s culture, exhaustion, food and beverages. Subscribe: Olympic Outsider podcast feed … Continue reading Blondes in Viking Helmets etc. – Olympic Outsider #20 →
Northern Canada Geography Lesson – Olympic Outsider #19
Feb 22 2010
Northern Canada Geography Lesson – Olympic Outsider #19
Learn your map for: Northern Canada geography lesson – Olympic Outsider #19 (.mp3, 5:36) Visiting with a cultural ambassador at Canada’s Northern House, Dave learns about geography and cultures of Canada’s 3 Northern Territories at the cultural hospitality house including narwahls, attendance, objectives and tourism. Subscribe: Olympic Outsider podcast feed Consider Perusing: daveo: just sent out … Continue reading Northern Canada Geography Lesson – Olympic Outsider #19 →
Lunch with Gord and his new Dark Beer – Olympic Outsider #18
Feb 22 2010
Lunch with Gord and his new Dark Beer – Olympic Outsider #18
Drink your fill for: Lunch with Gord and his new Dark Beer – Olympic Outsider #18 (.mp3, 9:09) Post-lunch chat with master brewer Gord Rickards about his new dark lager including the process for creating a new variety, plus comparing tastes across Canada, the joys of seeing your name on a bottle, and his good … Continue reading Lunch with Gord and his new Dark Beer – Olympic Outsider #18 →
Observations on Latvian Hockey and Poets – Olympic Outsider #17
Feb 21 2010
Observations on Latvian Hockey and Poets – Olympic Outsider #17
Wear your King ring for: Observations on Latvian Hockey and Poets – Olympic Outsider #17 (.mp3,  7:19) From the Latvia vs Slovakia Men’s Ice Hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Dave points out the passion of Latvian hockey fans and anecdotes about flags, dissident poets, king’s rings and visiting dignitaries during the … Continue reading Observations on Latvian Hockey and Poets – Olympic Outsider #17 →
G’night Shiny Vancouver – Olympic Outsider #16
Feb 20 2010
G’night Shiny Vancouver – Olympic Outsider #16
Take the shortcut for: G’night Shiny Vancouver – Olympic Outsider #16 (.mp3, 5:48) Descriptions and miscellaneous observations about Vancouver’s reaction and interactions with the Olympic Winter Games including recent expeditions, urban transformation, international hospitality and transportation logistics while walking through the park en route to catch the Seabus. Subscribe: Olympic Outsider podcast feed Consider Perusing: Social … Continue reading G’night Shiny Vancouver – Olympic Outsider #16 →