MicCHEK

MicCHEK

Island conversations. Island people. An Island podcast. Hosted by CHEK News Anchor Joe Perkins and Producer KC Kyle.

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February 3, 2023 51 min
Arnold Lim's been a photojournalist in Victoria for more than a decade but his real passion is making films. This week his new short film "My Name Is Arnold" is making its Vancouver Island debut at the Victoria Film Festival. In this episode we discuss what it was like being a Korean-Canadian boy growing up in rural British Columbia. We also chat about the film industry locally, the struggles for anyone trying to break-...
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In this episode we discuss overcoming adversity with a guy who has bounced back from two traumatic brain injuries. In 2014 Dan MacQueen had everything going for him when out of the blue he was told to go to the hospital. His life was about to change forever. In this conversation Dan shares his story and explains what it was like to relearn how to walk, talk, and smile and the lessons he learned taking on the biggest challenge of hi...
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It's been one of the most talked about Victoria council decisions of 2023. In this episode we sit down with the man behind the floating barge that's been cleared to set up shop in the city's inner harbour. HAVN CEO Nick Van Buren joins us to discuss where this idea came from, how it turned into a reality, and what people can expect when the floating sauna eventually welcomes customers on board.

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Time to put the food on hold for an episode and talk about some local businesses that don't specialize in cuisine. In this episode Kyle and Joe pick some of their favourite non-food local businesses that deserve some love and attention.


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When Tess van Straaten went on air on New Year's Eve to deliver the weather on CHEK News, she never imagined that weeks later she'd be discussing what she wore that night (she never thought she'd EVER have to talk about it). In this episode we discuss an email that has become news around the world, and the sleeveless dress that (almost) offended one viewer.
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To wrap up the year we've invited two of our favourite guests back onto the podcast to give us their 2022 CHEKie Award winners for top restaurant of the year. This is our second year handing out the highly coveted CHEKie Award. In this episode we compile 20 locations that we believe were industry leaders in cuisine over the last year.
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How did a single Instagram post turn into one of the most popular sandwiches we've ever encountered in all our years covering food on Vancouver Island? In this episode we sit down with Julie, the woman behind HERO, an Italian Deli pop-up in Victoria (Interview begins at 11:30).
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In this episode Joe and Kyle discuss the 1966 plan to erect a massive observation deck near the Legislature that would give people a bird’s-eye view of the capital city.
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It's been a while since we've had a food chat and a lot can change in a few weeks. In this episode Joe discusses his new love of matcha, a breakfast sandwich that deserves recognition, and a sandwich so tasty it's worth traveling to Salt Spring for.
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One of the questions that gets asked a lot is what's being done to fix BC's toxic drug supply and stop the alarming number of overdoses in this province. In this episode we hear from two people who are part of a unique program aimed at giving construction workers access to harm reduction services.
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Chances are Sharon Lam has drawn one of your favourite places in Victoria. From restaurants to buildings, to shops and pubs. If it's popular in the capital region then Lam has probably sat down with her iPad and has created a digital masterpiece of it. We're big fans of Lam but have never had a chance to sit down and talk to her until now. In this episode we learn about her past, her craft, and the inspiration for her incre...
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October 28, 2022 35 min
In this episode we offer up a comment on a commentary and explain why we believe, despite all of its problems, Victoria is a great city.
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Our conversation with the next Mayor of View Royal, Sid Tobias.
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In this episode we sit down with the man who defeated Stew Young to become the next mayor of Langford. Who is Scott Goodmanson? Why did he want the job? And what does he have planned for Langford?
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In this episode Joe and Kyle lay out five food recommendations they think people would enjoy this fall season. Three of them are new spots that have opened within the last year. Enjoy!
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October 7, 2022 47 min
MicCHEK returns with a conversation with Vancouver Island's beloved columnist, Jack Knox. (Jack's interview starts at 23 minutes into the episode) For decades islanders have woken up to his humorous takes in the Times Colonist on all things Vancouver Island. We chat about Jack's new book, plus get his thoughts on the current state of Victoria and why he's taken a break from Twitter. Also, Joe and Kyle discuss where ...
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In this episode, the guys sit down with the owner of Wandering Mollusk to chat about all things Oysters. How are they harvested, how do you shuck them, eat them, and are they truly an aphrodisiac?
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For only the second-time in MicCHEK history the guys hit the road and head out to Langford to see first-hand why people are raving about the Langford Station. Located at 720 Station Avenue, the Langford Station combines some of MicCHEK's favourite things all into one strip: food, drink, local businesses and music. In this episode you'll get to hear from the people involved in Langford's new arts and culture precinct.
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We know it's not soup weather just yet. But after the soup Joe recently had at the Deep Cove Chalet in North Saanich, he just HAD to discuss soup. In this episode, Joe gets you ready for the fall season with five of his favourite soups in Greater Victoria.
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In this episode we sit down with Jess Gibbard who has set out to help transgender people around the world find their voice.
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