The Slovenians In Winnipeg Podcast

The Slovenians In Winnipeg Podcast

A podcast that highlights activities of the Slovenian community in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. We also play traditional and contemporary Slovenian music of various genres.


July 19, 2021 45 mins

Well here it is folks, my last episode.  It has been a wild ride so I wanted to go out with some of my favorite songs and a little bit about the story behind the show.  Thank you to all the listeners who stuck with the show over the years.  Enjoy the finale!

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Patty Sauder (my mom!) joins the show to chat about her experiences as a non-Slovene in the Slovenian community.  I love her and shes great, so listen to the interview and awesome music!

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May 15, 2021 49 mins

Tavci Tattoo are back!  Simona and Saso sit down to chat the Tavci Podcast, designing shirts, playing in a band, and the struggles of Covid.  Enjoy the interview and some awesome music!

Saso's podcast can be found here:

You can buy one of their awesome shirts here:

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April 11, 2021 72 mins

I sit down with Blaz Slamic, Charge D'Affaires of the Slovenian Embassy in Ottawa.  He has had an amazing journey on his way to Canada to represent Slovenia, and he talks all about it in the show.  Plus some awesome music!

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March 13, 2021 58 mins

I chat with award winning chef, Gregor Vracko, about his culinary journey to taking over his families restaurant Hisa Denk.  Super great interview with some awesome music to boot!

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February 16, 2021 57 mins

Martin Turk is my guest this month to talk about his film, Don't Forget to Breathe, that was showcased at the 2020 EU Film Festival.  All of that plus some amazing music!

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December 12, 2020 90 mins

Episode number 50! Alenka Artnik stops by to talk about her world record in free diving and all manner of training she goes through to prepare for such an amazing feat!

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November 14, 2020 81 mins

Sara Isakovic chats with me about her experience as an Olympic athlete, scholar, and author.  You can check out her book through her website,  
As well, a new Cockta Chatter with Adrianna, and of course, lots of amazing music!

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October 13, 2020 53 mins

This month, I chat with Rose Marie Jisa of the Slovenian Genealogy Society about their mission to connect people with the Slovenian heritage.  Plus some awesome new music from our guests from last month, Impulse.  Check out the Genealogy Society at their web site,  

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September 13, 2020 59 mins

Some of the member of the band Impulse sit down to chat about how they write songs, and what they are listening to right now.  As well, Adrianna is back with Cockta Chatter, and we have a very special request for the end of the show!

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August 12, 2020 36 mins

I chat with Michelle Ryall about her exploding facebook group Slovenska Kuhinja, all about Slovenian cooking.  We chat about he favorite recipes and her new found celebrity status.  Plus some awesome throwback Slovenian polka and some brand new contemporary pop music.

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July 12, 2020 65 mins

Sandra Macele from Projekt Restart drops in via Skype to chat about spreading positivity in a crazy time, who she would love to interview and her love of running.  Plus some great music from Slovenian Eurovision Artists.

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June 15, 2020 48 mins

I chat with Tina Trstenjak, Olympic Judo Gold Medalist about her time in Rio, and what she likes to do when shes not throwing people around on the mats!  Also some great music from a classic Slovenian artist, and a brand new song from Eurovision 2020.

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May 14, 2020 69 mins

Andrew Anzur Clement chats about writing historical fiction novels from a Slovenian perspective.  Cockta chatter buzzes around to talk about national bee day!  Check out Andrews amazon page if you want to get any info on his book catalogue.

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April 14, 2020 43 mins

Liv Schuster and Melania Lozar skype in to chat about their roles as young women in the Slovenian community in Winnipeg and where they would like to see the community move to in the future.  Cockta chatter returns and some great music!

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March 15, 2020 35 mins

Andrej Kosmrlj from Princeton University chats with us about the American Slovenian Educational Foundation (, and the opportunities that it can give young academics to travel around the world.

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February 16, 2020 63 mins

I talk to Sabina Carli about her work as a delegate in Ottawa from Slovenia and the different educational causes that she supports.  

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December 19, 2019 50 mins

In this episode we talk to the Canadian Slovenian Historical Society about their work in cataloging and collecting Slovenian stories and artifacts.  You can check out their work at

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November 19, 2019 33 mins

Marks podcast playlist!  A compilation of songs previously played on the show with a little background information.  We also have a new segment...Cockta Chatter with Adrianna Sustar!  Learn some great conversation starters for your parties!  Listen to some great music and enjoy the show!

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October 13, 2019 58 mins

I chat with Maria Colje and Adrianna Sustar about starting a young dance group in Ottawa and  their passion projects surrounding their Slovenian heritage and cultural identity.

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