Bed Night Lunch Podcast
Welcome to the Bed Night Lunch Podcast, a podcast where we delve into the unseen history and folklore of Carbonear. During each episode we
invite you to sit down and enjoy a nice Bed Night Lunch while we take a journey back through history.
Podcasts will be uploaded on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
Join Jessica Mercer and Jacob Dwyer for a cup of tea and rest a spell while listening to stories of Carbonear.
Season Two Podcast Descriptions:
January 11, 2022:
Jessica and Jacob chat with Dr. Phil Earle of Carbonear, a well-known and passionate advocate in the fishery community in NL.
Dr. Phil Earle shares anecdotes and stories about the fishing industry and his father, Captain Guy Earle.
Dr. Earle has written & published a book, “I’ll go the Length of Meself”, telling the story of Captain Guy Earle, North America’s youngest master mariner.
November 09, 2021: The title of this episode is “Remembrance” Join Jessica and Jacob as they listen to Carbonear resident and Royal Canadian Legion Carbonear member, Leslie Forward, share stories of Carbonear soldiers through the years.
October 26, 2021: Ghost Hunting at the Rorke Store Museum During the summer of 2021, Jessica and Jacob recorded clips from the Ghost Hunting at the Rorke Store Museum. During the session, museum manager, Natalie Austin, and the summer museum students share historical info while local spiritualist, RJ, shares her impressions from a tour of the Rorke Store Museum. These Ghost Hunting sessions were open to the public following public health guidelines. In this episode, listeners are treated to a portion of the session to enjoy from their comfy couches.
The Bed Night Lunch Podcast Season 2: Episode 2
October 12, 2021: Introduction of Season Two, the two co-hosts, Jessica Mercer and Jacob Dwyer share some of the topics to be covered this season, as well as their own favorite episodes.
The Bed Night Lunch Podcast Season Two Episode One
Join Noah Green, Kaitlynn Hedd, Sara Clarke, Kaitlin Clarke, and Preston Griffin for a cup of tea and rest a spell while listening to stories of Carbonear. (See below for their biographies).
Podcasts will be uploaded on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
SEASON ONE Podcast Descriptions:
September 8, 2020: Intro: In this episode, our group discusses the Bed Night Lunch Podcast as well as the process and goals for this project. We also introduce ourselves in the hopes of you staying and enjoying this amazing podcast.
September 22, 2020: You’re Welcome: During this episode, the group discusses about the Town of Carbonear Tourism and what the Town of Carbonear has to offer!
October 13, 2020: Fairy Stories: During this podcast, the group discusses the folklore of fairies, and presents some local stories in the Bed Night Lunch Podcast.
October 27, 2020: Ghost Stories
In this episode, the group discusses some historical ghost stories as well as personal ghost stories during this Halloween Special! Local stories from residents including one from Bill Bowman. Take a listen, one story will have you wondering – Glow dinosaur ghost or angry birds?
Ghost Stories: In this podcast, the group discusses some historical ghost stories as well as personal ghost stories during this Halloween Special!
Bed Night Lunch Episode 4: Ghost Stories
November 10, 2020: We Remember (November 11th Dedication)
In this episode, the group discusses the World Wars, and how they impacted Carbonear. Royal Canadian Legion member Leslie Forward shares stories of local soldiers and their experiences.
This episode is dedicated to our local Veterans.
November 24, 2020:
The Railway: In this podcast, the group discusses they rise and fall of the Railway in Carbonear, as well as some local stories about the area!
Bed Night Lunch Episode 6: The Railway
December 08, 2020
Christmas in Newfoundland: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! In this podcast, the group discusses the evolution of celebrating the Christmas tradition, as well as share their own personal traditions and stories!
Bed Night Lunch Episode 7: Christmas in Carbonear
December 22, 2020
Mummering: In this episode, the group discusses about the old Newfoundland tradition of Mummering, as well as their own personal stories about Mummering!
“Good night and good Christmas, Mummers me dears
Please god we will see you next year.”
Bed Night Lunch Podcast Episode 8: Mummering
January 12, 2021
Shipwrecks: In this episode, the group discusses the local shipwrecks that have happened throughout the years in Carbonear.
Bed Night Lunch Episode 9: Shipwrecks
January 26, 2021
The Fishery: During this episode, the group discusses the long lasting history and forms of the Newfoundland Fishery!
Bed Night Lunch Episode 10: The Fishery
February 9, 2021:
The love story of Princess Sheila & Gilbert Pike: In this episode, the group discusses the legend of Princess Sheila and the merit of folklore.
Bed Night Lunch Episode 11: The Love Story of Princess Sheila and Gilbert Pike
February 23, 2021:
Miscellaneous Stories: During this episode, the group discusses their favourite stories that unfortunately couldn’t make it into other episodes. Everything from rescues at sea, healing powers, to the first street light in Carbonear.
March 09, 2021:
Women in Carbonear: In this episode, the group discusses some very historical stories of Women in Carbonear throughout the years!
March 23, 2021:
Women in Leadership: In this episode, the group discusses the role of women in the municipal government and community organizations. Councilor Danielle Doyle shares her perspective on the reasons why women consider leadership roles and the desire to help build and connect our community. The group also share the experience of the first female council member in Carbonear, Nell Finn.
April 13, 2021
Philip Henry Gosse: In this episode, the group discusses the fascinating story of Philip Henry Gosse and share his experiences around the world.
Bed Night Lunch Episode 15: The Life of Philip Henry Gosse
April 27, 2021
Carbonear Island: During this episode, the group discusses the history of Carbonear Island, and its progression throughout the ages. Florence Button shares her poetry as well as knowledge on Carbonear Island.
Bed Night Lunch Episode 16: Carbonear Island
May 11, 2021
The Rorke Family: During this episode, the group discusses the Rorke Family, their history and their contribution to the business community through the years in Carbonear.
Bed Night Lunch Episode Episode 17: The Rorke Family
The Earle Family: During this episode, the group presents an interview with Fred Earle who talks about his family and their business in the fishery through the years.
Bed Night Lunch Episode 18: The Earle Family
Tiddly & Jubillee Arena: In this episode, the group discusses the game of tiddly, how it is played and the World Cup of Tiddly.
They also discuss the Jubilee Arena, an indoor skating rink that was in Carbonear until 1957.
The Bed Night Lunch Podcast: Episode 19
Summer Activities in Carbonear: During this final podcast, the group discusses summer activities in the Town of Carbonear!
Biographies for the Bed Night Lunch Podcast
Sara Clarke: Co-host for our podcast, The Bed Night Lunch Podcast. Will be attending school at Memorial University in the fall to work on my English degree in the hopes of becoming a writer. And, I do have a fair share of hobbies such as writing, painting, drawing, photography and playing videos games. I hope you enjoyed this podcast as much as I did, and I hope to be back here again next year!
Noah Green: I’ll be attending my first year of Naval Architecture at the Marine Institute this coming fall. I’m working for the Town of Carbonear this summer as an EDT student. I love writing and playing music with friends as well as painting and shouting about politics. I’m the editor and co-host for the Bed Night Lunch Podcast. I’ve had so much fun working on this project this summer and hope to be able to return in the future.
Kaitlynn Hedd: I will be attending my second year at the Marine Institute studying Nautical Science this coming fall. I enjoy basketballll and volleyball and I love the outdoors, as well as hunting and fishing and hiking. I am an EDT (Economic Development and Tourism Student) with the Town of Carbonear. I had so much fun this summer and hope to be back again next year!
Preston Griffin: I am a second year Primary Care Paramedic student at the College of the North Atlantic. I enjoy sports and reading and I am also a co-host on the Bed Night Lunch Podcast. I had so much fun working on this podcast and I hope I can do it again next year!
Kaitlin Clarke: I recently completed my Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication Studies and minor in Anthropology. I’m working for the Town of Carbonear this summer as an EDT student. I enjoy reading and writing, and I’m an avid hockey fan. I enjoy playing video games and talking about social justice issues. I am one of the co-hosts for the Bed Night Lunch Podcast. I have thoroughly enjoyed my summer working on the project and I hope to continue working on it in the future!