The North of Newfoundland Podcast is a weekly broadcast featuring local happenings, news and guests from Newfoundland, Canada. It’s hosted by brothers Joel & Nick North. The podcast had released just 7 episodes following its summer 2016 launch, before making national news headlines thanks to a controversial joke tweet made by Joel. The tweet, sent from Joel’s personal Twitter account, led to an all-too-common Social Justice Warrior attack, with special interest groups joining in to demand an apology and try to put an end to Joel’s livelihood.
Instead, the opposite happened. Joel reigned as a champion for free speech, refusing to apologize, and gathering an army of support along the way. The North of Newfoundland podcast grew bigger and stronger than ever. We are proud to offer a platform that allows for jokes, information and the exchange of ideas without the risk of being shut down by those who wish to silence anybody they disagree with.
Prior to this, the duo last appeared together on the radio during 2011 when a short-lived late night talk show ran sporadically on the local campus radio station, CHMR. Each brother had his own solo show as well, Joel played Dance music on Dancewaves, and Nick played rock music on his cleverly named show The Nick North Show, both which ran for about 3 years until 2012.
In the years following, each brother still had plenty of ideas & opinions, but they never went beyond the walls of whichever room they were drinking in that night. That is, until one day in 2016 when Joel asked the question “Why aren’t we doing a podcast?” Everybody has a podcast these days. But not many people in Newfoundland have a podcast. Clearly, there was a niche to be filled, and so North of Newfoundland was born.
Joel is the main podcast nerd. His professional training and years of broadcast experience allow him to run the podcast even after drinking copious amounts of alcohol. He’s often mistaken as a mainlander for some reason.
Nick is a business and marketing student who likes to spend his free time in Japan. On The Nick North Show, which ran on CHMR from October 2010 to December 2012, he took pride in creating funny pieces to wedge in between the newest alternative music. His unique sense of humour keeps the show real and also gets on Joel’s nerves. Tweet Nick @northnicknorth