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Wisdoms is an intergenerational podcast produced in collaboration with Mammalian Diving Reflex featuring Parkdale youth and seniors living in a long-term care facility in Toronto's west end. Wisdoms brings teens and older adults together to shoot the shit about love, life and run-ins with the law.

Wisdoms is a Brainchild Podcast:

Executive Producer and Editor: Max Cotter
Executive Producer: Aleda DeRoche

Content Director: Ellie Gordon-Moershel

Wisdoms is produced in partnership with Mammalian Diving Reflex (

Conceived, Directed & Produced by: Eva Verity
Project Coordinator & Youth Liaison: Annie Wong
Senior Liaison: Grace Espinoza

Wisdoms has been funded by the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant and RECODE at Ryerson University.

With a stolen spaceship and a computer named Bobby, Beth Kane cruises the galaxy seeking signs of life after Earth is destroyed by aliens who hate pop music. This is an apocalyptic space camp comedy for activists, burnouts, music snobs, record collectors, preppers, DJs, space enthusiasts, environmental depressives, nihilists, day jobbers and happy clowns and anyone else

No One Receiving was written and directed by Maggie MacDonald, produced and engineered by Brainchild Podcasts (Max Cotter and Aleda DeRoche), with music by Stew Crookes and art by Eric Kostiuk Williams. Starring John Southworth, Maggie MacDonald, Patti Schmidt, Keith Cole, Mary Messhausen, Brian Taylor, Owen Pallett, Mike Barry, Amy Fung, Mark Askwith, Laura Barrett, Vish Khanna, Bob Wiseman, Mike Haliechuk, Evan Davies, Christine Korte, Alex Cheesman, Jon Marshall, and Shaun Brodie. Based on the play “No One Receiving” by Maggie MacDonald.

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