Andrew Kurjata

Story collector, sound curator, bike commuter and pet owner in Lheidli T’enneh. It’s pronounced ker • ya • ta. http://andrewkurjata.ca | @akurjata


24-hour news is like water, you need to turn it off sometimes


Here’s a quote I saved recently from Ryan Holiday:

“An entrepreneur friend of mine remarked to me…

Freedom from speech


I believe in freedom of speech but I also believe in a world where people can go wherever they choose without being subjected to harassing, hateful language. I’m not always


Almost Mainstream: The Best of 2014 Mixtape

A premium, 45-minute-a-side cassette mixtape of some of my favourite tracks of 2014.


#2014In5Words: In Case You Missed It


Just as “Fear Of Missing Out” describes the anxiety people have that they’ll miss someone else’s awesome thing, “In Case You

Publications edited by Andrew Kurjata

For makers and fans of the art of (mostly public) radio, on and offline. Think CBC, PRX, This American Life, and Radiotopia. Techniques, ideas, what’s good, and what’s next.

dispatches from and about the true north strong and free

a mixtape series and blog for lovers of electro-pop, Canadian indie, hip-hop, garage rock and whatever else I feel like playing. I’m @akurjata, by the way.


Opting Out


Not confronting discrimination is easier when it doesn’t affect you


In a post called “The Racists We Love,” Jay Kirell documents the help he’s had in…


Podcasts aren’t “back”, a new type of podcast has arrived


With Serial and StartUp, we’ve entered the Netflix-era for audio production.


Something in the water

A brief history of fluoride coming out of your tap


On Saturday, November 15, people in Prince George will be asked to vote on


Graffiti

A lack of graffiti can signal no crime, but it can also signal no creativity, no pedestrians, and no fun


Stop Posting, Start Blogging

Your writing is valuable and interesting. Stop throwing it away.

Last year around this time I wrote a post called “I Miss Blogger.” I talked about how before everyone was on Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr, there were just a few people I knew who would update their personal blogs every few days or so, and the personal touch you got from seeing their…


Goodbye

Death, apparently, gets easier.


Death, apparently, gets easier.

Which isn’t to say it’s easy. It never is. Tears have been shed today. Full…