About Us

Peterborough Independent Podcasters is a community that helps members find their voice and get that voice into people’s ears. Right now we offer mentoring, workshops, and web hosting. In the near future, we’re hoping to have an audio tool library set up for affordable equipment rentals. If you’re stuck, we can help!

Based in lovely Peterborough, Ontario, we have members from here to Sudbury – and we’d love to expand our reach.

Who Are We?

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Ayesha Barmania, Managing Director

Ayesha Barmania is a long-time lover of audio storytelling, having worked in community radio and for CBC Radio for several years.

Ayesha founded Peterborough Independent Podcasters after trying to start their own podcast and finding it frustratingly obtuse. Through PIP Ayesha tries to pass along some knowledge and make the process for starting a podcast friendlier.

Ayesha produces the podcast Sounds Like Life, an audio art podcast about the sounds that make you stop and just listen, and Peterborough Currents on the PIP network.

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Jeff Moore, Webmaster (Scapegoat)

Jeffrey Moore is a jack of all trades with a love for education and an altruistic bend to everything he does. He maintains the back end of the website out of the goodness of his heart and runs the occasional workshop.

Mauricio Interiano, President of the board

Mauricio A. Interiano is a media and communications aficionado who studied International Development, Sociology & Cultural Studies at Trent University. He is Currently the Community Outreach Development Manager at Trent Radio CFFF. Originally from Honduras, Mauricio describes himself as an activist, volunteer, writer, translator, host, and coffee addict.

Zara Syed, Secretary

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Will Pearson, Treasurer

Will Pearson is a writer, podcaster, and radio-maker based in Peterborough, Ontario.

Kemi Akapo, Board member

Kemi Akapo prefers to think of herself as someone who cannot be described in a short bio. She has several interests, but her love for podcasts began about 6 years ago. She hosted a radio show at Trent Radio for 2 years and hopes to produce her own podcast once she gets her ducks in a row. She currently works at the New Canadians Centre working with immigrants and refugees, but also volunteers at other organizations in Peterborough.

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Rob Hailman, Board member

Rob Hailman is a musician, photographer, and standard nerd who has called Peterborough home since 2003. When he’s not at a PIP board meeting, you can usually find him puttering around with old electronics, making strange sounds at Trent Radio, or holed up at the Peterborough Darkroom Project.

Angelica Cooper, Board member

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