Open Government Podcast


The Open Government Podcast features 10-12min interviews with voices from the Open Government, Open Data, and Civic Engagement communities. You will hear from public servants, technologists, and engaged citizens on how they are working towards creating a more accountable, transparent, and collaborative government.

About the Hosts

Richard Pietro considers himself as a Fanboy of Open Government & Open Data, is a founding member of and was the host for the Open Government Tour (#OGT14), a 20,000km Motorcycle Tour that introduced Open Government & Data to Canadians.

Sameer Vasta is a flâneur, storyteller, letter-writer, egg-whisperer, hugger extraordinaire. He’s interested in how the private sector and public sector can work together to make the world a better place for all of us.


Claim this podcast

Remove this podcast

Play Latest Episode:

Title: Season 1 - Teaser #1

Season 1 - Teaser #1

October 27th, 2014

"How and Why should we collaborate?" Louisa Taylor - Journalist & Communications Consultant Jacques Mailloux - CIO for Elections Canada Manjit Basi -… Go to Episode

Season 1 - Teaser #2

October 28th, 2014

"The value of other people" Bianca Wylie - Canadian Open Data Institute Paul Fairie - and Political Science Instructor at the University… Go to Episode

Season 1 - Teaser #3

October 29th, 2014

"The implications of transparency" Josh McDougall - Crypto Currency Certification Consortium Director Veronique Dryden - Region of Peel Open Data Portal… Go to Episode

Richard Pietro - On the Spot

October 29th, 2014

This is our inaugural episode! We plan on posting many podcasts, so think of this as our "Simpsons Season One"...there will be a few kinks here and there… Go to Episode