Meet the CHAPS

CHAPS Podcast Network is the brainchild of founders Will Cowan and Steve Haines, two guys who simply wanted to get a podcast off the ground.

 

But Will grew up over-compensating for everything, and because he can’t help himself, he started recruiting some of his closest friends to start their own podcasts and unite them under one banner.

 

Our shows are a non-pretentious, laid-back, and funny look at all the things we love to talk about.

 

We pump out new episodes of every show multiple times a month. Be sure to check out our show pages to find out when the next episode that interests you is coming out!

 

We’re all CHAPS here!

Our Heroes

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Will Cowan

Founder, President, Cheese-Eater, Host

Will Cowan fell in love with reading and writing early in life thanks to his passion for books, comics, movies, video games, and all things nerdy...

Will Cowan fell in love with reading and writing early in life thanks to his passion for books, comics, movies, video games, and all things nerdy...

 

He pursued his passion for writing by attending journalism school before realizing that people scared him. He currently works as a content creator and ghostwriter for various businesses across North America.

 

Outside of reading and working, he plays for The Galacticas, a pop-punk band based in Calgary, Alberta. He also enjoys writing short fiction and mansplaining things to his girlfriend.

 

Listen to him on Chapter By Chapter, Last Gen Arcade, and Sci-Fi Punks.

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Steve Haines

Co-Founder, Chief Screaming Officer, Host

Steve Haines is a lover, a fighter, a joker, and a sinner. No, but seriously he is...

Steve Haines is a lover, a fighter, a joker, and a sinner. No, but seriously he is...

 

Steve has been creating content since 2014 with multiple podcast series focusing on comics and music. A regular source of irreverent antics and screaming, Steve acts as the Yin to CHAPS' Yang, regularly challenging our host's perception of what reality is. Really though, he's super trippy.

 

Catch him daily with the Chapter By Chapter Podcast!

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Nathan Iles

Dad Joke Director, Host

Nathan Iles is a Calgary based artist, director, writer, musician, and proud husband of a ✨bad bitch✨...

Nathan Iles is a Calgary based artist, director, writer, musician, and proud husband of a ✨bad bitch✨.

 

He has been active in Calgary's music scene for over ten years, writing and performing with bands such as Detractions, Cheap Beer, and the evil new wave Brain Bent. He has also been active in Calgary's theatre scene as an actor and director, and currently holds the position of Artistic Associate with the Scorpio Theatre Society.

 

In addition to the Midnight Movie Club, Nathan can be heard co-hosting the Last Gen Arcade podcast with Will Cowan, screaming about video games and making dad jokes. When not staring into the abyss, Nathan enjoys the cinematic poetry of John Carpenter, the bite of flat PBR, and "Aja" by Steely Dan. 

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Joanna Iles

Bad Bitch, Host

Joanna Iles is a Calgary based performer, artist and ✨bad bitch✨...

Joanna Iles is a Calgary based performer, artist and ✨bad bitch✨.

 

When Joanna is not in the office working her 9-5 in the not-for-profit sector, you can find her creating and performing in the theatre scene, writing music with her band Brain Bent and... well, finding any and all excuses to be surrounded by art.

 

When Joanna is not moving, shaking and over all generating, she likes to dominate the dance floor at live music events,  sprawl out on her couch with her dog Bowie & cat Wilson & make people full body laugh whenever she can. 

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