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

Louisa Taylor - Data is Scary

November 9th, 2014

Louisa Taylor, journalist & communications consultants, tells us about the collaborative power of hackathons and how Open Data can help drive a story,… Go to Episode

Bruce Chau - Making It Sexy

November 10th, 2014

Bruce Chau of Make Web Not War, an Open Source project of Microsoft, tells us how important it is to bring about better marketing to Open Government and… Go to Episode

Jacques Mailloux - Crowd Sorcerer

November 11th, 2014

Jacques Mailloux is CIO for Elections Canada and he shares his perspective on the importance on creating a more open and collaborative bureaucratic culture… Go to Episode

Manjit Basi - Create Your Tribe

November 14th, 2014

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… Go to Episode