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.


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Manjit Basi - Create Your Tribe

Manjit Basi tells us that it that people don’t care or apathetic, it is that they want to create change but feel disconnected from those they feel have the power to make change. Her work with Ottawa’s Citizen Academy is all about creating that connection. Manjit Basi Citizens Academy GottaGo Campaign Sameer Vasta Richard Pietro Music: Sheryl's Crush