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Broadcasting Student Launches New Podcast

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Bringing Vancouver’s Drag Community Into Focus

VanArts is very proud of our own Max Collins, currently a senior student in her final term of study in Broadcasting & Online Media. For her Term 4 project, she produced a 7-episode podcast entitled Dragged Out, in response to the rapid closure of many LGBTQ2SIA+ venues in our city. The series has just launched its first episode, with the other six to be released in the weeks to come.

Through engaging interviews with local drag performers, the series focuses on “queer expression, perseverance, failure, and the struggle to keep art going in Vancouver.”

The podcast has gotten the attention of local arts & culture magazine SAD MAG, who published an extensive interview with Max.  Read it here. >>

She also got additional coverage on CTV News.

VanArts Broadcasting student Max Collins

As a student, Max has worked countless hours researching, interviewing, editing, and polishing her craft with the guidance of our industry professional faculty.

In her own words, “Coming into the program at VanArts, I had some experience in radio production, but not much direction. Studying in the Broadcasting & Online Media program helped me hone my speaking and storytelling skills, and the resources provided aided me in making a podcast series of the highest quality.

Without the time that the program provided me for extra projects, I likely would not have had the time to make this podcast. With the teachings I received from VanArts, I have been able to create an impressive series that I can be proud of.

For more, listen in to the podcast at draggedoutpodcast.com as it reveals itself through the summer, and follow it on social media to stay in the loop.