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We Are Alberta, an ATB podcast


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What’s a financial institution doing producing a podcast? It’s simple: with over 300 branches and agencies located throughout Alberta, we’re uniquely positioned to shine a light on the treasure trove of untold stories in the farthest corners of our province.

Every month, join host and ATB econo​mist Nick Ford as he explores Alberta’s geography, its businesses, organizations, and its diverse and fascinating people—all viewed through an economic lens.

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Episodes

E007: Bitcoin Mines Part II

E007: Bitcoin Mines Part II

In this episode Nick heads to Medicine Hat to tour a Bitcoin Mine. Join him as he goes inside one of the miners to figure out what’s really going on.

E006: Bitcoin Mines Part I

E006: Bitcoin Mines Part I

In this episode, we learn about the nebulous world of cryptocurrencies and chat with Andrew Kiguel President and CEO of Hut 8 Mining, a company that operates two bitcoin mines in the Drumheller and Medicine Hat region.

E005: Life on the Border

E005: Life on the Border

In this episode, we’re spending time at ATB’s southernmost branch to speak with Bonnie, a resident of Milk River for almost 26 years. We wanted to find out what life is like living so close the border, especially now when things seem a little more tense.

E004: Drones

E004: Drones

In this episode, we’re travelling to a drone testing facility operating in south-eastern Alberta.

E003: Mint & Dill

E003: Mint & Dill

Lynn Thacker, is a mint and dill farmer in the Bow Island. Without farmers like Lynn in our province, things might smell and taste a little differently. Listen to find out more!

E002: Iron & Earth

E002: Iron & Earth

The shape of Alberta’s energy sector is changing. And, so are its workers. Listen to an interview with Ian Wilson from Iron & Earth–a company led by oilsands workers committed to incorporating more renewable energy projects into the industry

E001: Token Naturals, Edmonton

E001: Token Naturals, Edmonton

Pot could change Alberta’s economic fabric, so there’s a lot riding on cannabis. Keenan Pascal and Cam O’Neil from Token Naturals are working with cannabis and hear how Alberta’s economy might evolve in light of this budding industry.

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