Podcast School

CHRIS CHANG-YEN PHILLIPS

I’m a storyteller and a people weaver. I am the host of a podcast called Let’s Find Out, helping Edmontonians answer questions about local history. I also work as Podcasting Coordinator and Grant Writer/Fund Developer at CJSR, Edmonton’s campus and community radio station. Additionally, I am teaching a course in Writing About Science in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension.

I have a joint degree in International Development and Environment & Resource Studies from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. I also studied Mandarin at Sichuan University, and studied and worked through Trent’s International Development Studies partnership with the University of Ghana.

I served as Edmonton’s Historian Laureate from 2016-2018. During my term, I created Let’s Find Out to encourage Edmontonians to learn more about local history and how to do solid research. The podcast and my public speaking duties focused on queer history, cultural communities often left out of our city’s narrative, and how humans and nature shape each other.

I have produced radio and podcasts for CBC, The Well Endowed Podcast, the Alberta College of Social Workers, and as a volunteer at CJSR. I co-produced stories for CJSR that won NCRA Awards for Outstanding Achievement in News and Special Programming, and Let's Find Out has been a finalist for Best Documentary at the Canadian Podcast Awards.