I Don’t Get It is an award-winning podcast about dance—mostly contemporary dance—from the eyes of one guy who knows nothing about it and one girl who knows too much (or at least that what we’ll let her think). I Don’t Get It is recorded in a blanket fort on Alberta Avenue in Edmonton, AB, Canada, with hosts Paul Blinov and Fawnda Mithrush. Produced and edited by Andrew Paul. Theme music by Ghibli.
Paul has been the arts/film editor of Vue Weekly, Edmonton’s alternative newspaper, since 2009. His writing focuses mostly on music and theatre (and now dance, too), and beyond Vue, has been published in the National Post, Canadian Medical Association Journal, and improvisation.ca. Paul is also a member of the Polaris Prize Jury.
A perennial asker-of-questions and teller-of-tales, Fawnda Mithrush is the current Executive Director of LitFest: Canada’s only nonfiction festival. She played the role of General Manager for two of Edmonton’s most storied theatre companies (Theatre Network and the outdoor Freewill Shakespeare Festival), and has penned stories and profiles for Avenue Magazine, Vue Weekly, and Edmonton Journal, among others. A former editor for the now defunct SEE Magazine, she still moonlights as a publicist for a variety of arts and non-profit organizations around town. Born and raised in Edmonton, she enjoys being a booster of the city’s writers, dancers, and other artsy folk. She also has a fondness for cheese, travel, and the BBC.
Andrew is a graduate of the MacEwan University Journalism Program who splits his time between the worlds of hard news and non-profit communication departments. As co-founder of The Gypsy Church, a PR company that focuses on local arts organizations, Andrew fills his days as the publicist of Rapid Fire Theatre, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival and as a communications advisor at Edmonton Community Foundation. Andrew is the former web and features editor of SEE Magazine, and editorial intern and freelancer at Avenue Magazine.