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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Title: Season 1 - Teaser #1

Jean-Francois Gauthier (Institut de gouvernance numérique) - Blood of Democracy

March 23rd, 2015

Jean-Francois Gauthier, Founder of the Institute on Digital Governance, talks about why governments at all level need a sound digital plan in order to… Go to Episode

Ric Marrero - People Get Surprised

March 22nd, 2015

Ric Marrero, Director of Marketing, Communications, and Membership for the Association of Canadian Pension Management, tells us how individuals citizens… Go to Episode

Lori Stewart (NEX Technologies) - Doing The Impossible

March 21st, 2015

Lori Stewart, Founder of Awesome Calgary and member of Mayor Nenshi’s 2010 campaign team, gets us to dream big and think about the potential of Open… Go to Episode

Tim Bousquet - Bunch of Geeks

March 21st, 2015

Tim Bousquet, Investigative reporter, editor and publisher of the Halifax Examiner tells us why Open Data does not yet satisfy his needs to keep government… Go to Episode