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

Sameer Vasta - Let Them Make Money

November 1st, 2014

Sameer Vasta is a former public servant with the Ontario Cabinet office and employee with the World Bank. Now, he’s a communications & policy manager… Go to Episode

Bianca Wylie - Harming Ourselves

November 2nd, 2014

Bianca Wylie from the Canadian Open Data Institute explains one of the fundamental problems with Open Data: It is intimidating. Bianca tells us how we… Go to Episode

Paul Fairie - Dots & Lines

November 3rd, 2014

Paul Fairie, Founder of and Political Science instructor at the University of Calgary tells us how people care about what's in Data, but… Go to Episode

Harvey Low - Tug of War

November 4th, 2014

Harvey Low from the City of Toronto’s Social Research & Information Management Unit talks about balancing the spirit of “Open by Default” while… Go to Episode