During the long, hot summer days, EstoCast has kept up its pace by bringing you the latest scorching interviews and discussions with fascinating individuals. If you’re new to our podcast, EstoCast is also ideal for those simply curious about many topics and searching for something fresh, exciting, inspiring, and educational to listen to. If you’ve ever wanted the latest Estonian books, music, art, history, science, and other key news and cultural topics in a convenient on-the-go format, EstoCast is perfect. VEMU (Estonian Museum Canada), Estonian Music Week, and Eesti Elu (Estonian Life) newspaper have continued success with their joint venture, published biweekly. EstoCast alternates between English and Estonian every other episode so that there’s something for everyone; those wanting to learn or practice either language also have the perfect chance for that!Read more: EstoCast has Continued Success
EstoCast’s journey to success continues steadily, with our listener base consistently growing with each episode as we branch out into an even wider variety of topics. We have both an established fanbase and also new listeners biweekly. The podcast is now a year and a half old and well past the halfway point in our second season. In the past few months, we’ve upgraded our recording gear and technology to bring our followers an even better and more immersive listening experience. We have 33 live episodes ready for your listening pleasure, spanning topics from literature to music the latest cultural issues to world-class athletes. Over the past few months, we’ve expanded our discussion topics to include professional athleticism and sports, exercise, local history and urban planning, and the fascinating world of improvisational music. We’ve had great, fun guests in the studio, such as Kirke Karja Trio, who touched upon how trust functions in music and the importance of it following their stint at Estonian Music Week 2023, Estonian-Canadian athlete Aleksa Gold, who discussed the stress of top-level competition and the mindset of a professional athlete, established rhythmic gymnast and former trainer Siina Kasekamp who talked about the path to becoming a trainer and what it entails, and urban planner Eric Sehr who discussed local Toronto history, the future of the local cityscape and much more. We also continue to focus on bringing the stories of people in our diaspora Estonian communities in Canada and worldwide. There is never a dull moment with EstoCast!
A good portion of our listener base is in Canada. It continues to grow steadily, with the United States, Estonia, Brazil, and Sweden continuing to round out the top 5 countries. We’ve gained more listeners in all corners of the earth, mainly Australia, Spain, the Philippines, and Norway. EstoCast is taking over the world, one listener at a time! Our current most popular episode remains “Chef Paul Lillakas Shares His Path to Becoming a TV Chef”, followed by “An Interview With a Bookworm – a discussion with VEMU/Estonian Museum Canada chief archivist Piret Noorhani,” and “The Sonic Universe of Kara-Lis Coverdale.” As for platforms, our listeners have been tuning in essentially via Spotify, followed by Apple Podcasts and our very own podcast website. We’re proud of how far we’ve come and continue working hard to grow our reach in the vast sea of podcasts!
As mentioned, Season 2 is well underway, and we have many more exciting and captivating guests. The next English episode will feature EstonianCanadian traveller and athlete Markus Pukonen, who will detail his amazing 8-year-long trip around the world, and the next Estonian episode will include local Estonian-Canadian marathoner and fitness educator Elli Kipper with her discussion of her road to exercise and where she is today. There’s a lot to tune in for; check us out!
Hosts Vincent Teetsov and Kati Kiilaspea, along with occasional guest hosts, will continue to take you through the exciting world of Estonian culture. You can find EstoCast here on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music and at our website: https://estocast.buzzsprout.com/