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.

PIP’s Mandate

PIP is a not-for-profit, registered in Ontario. When we filed for incorporation, we submit the following mandate. This mandate guides all of our work, objectives and outlooks.

The members of Peterborough Independent Podcasters endeavour to make podcasts. The corporation seeks to promote podcasting as a culturally inclusive, tolerant and celebratory medium with the potential to foster great freedom of speech and creative expression. In support of the creation of podcasts, Peterborough Independent Podcasters will provide accessible education and professional resources.

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.


Rob Hailman, President of the Board

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.

Devon Wilkins, Secretary

Devon Wilkins is a blind freelance writer and broadcaster in Peterborough, Ontario. She is an active member of the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) Peterborough chapter. She currently works with a guide dog named Frankie. She likes to cover issues of interest to people with disabilities – not just health but hobbies, businesses and emerging technology, among many others topics.

Valentina Kibedi, Treasurer

(coming soon)

Zara Syed, Board Member

(coming soon)

Mauricio Interiano, Board Member

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.

Angelica Cooper, Board member

Angelica is a long-time listener of all things radio, and a more recent creator of radio broadcasts and podcast content. While a full-time student at Trent University, Angelica also works at Sadleir House, a student-owned community centre, as their engagement liaison and acts as Vice-Chair of the Trent Radio Board of Directors. When she’s not organizing local music festivals or hunting down hard-to-find antiques, you can usually find her at Trent Radio, making (radio) waves!