Running the Goat

Resolution for the new year is to post more links to cool things I am listening too.  I’ve been a fan of podcasting for a long time, and get most of my radio and music now through the web.  There is so much out there that is cool.

For this first post, a podcast that was recently re-aired on Radio Netherlands.  It is called Running the Goat, and is a documentary about a dance from the vanished village of Harbour Deep, Newfoundland.  The dance was a staple in the community and is strongly associated with the 350 year history of the village.  Harbour Deep stopped existing in 2002, never managing to recover from the the 1992 closure of the inshore cod fishery.

The dance however, lives on.

Chris Brooks hosts Running the Goat.  And for more on Harbour Deep: visit A Map of The Sea.


  1. You should totally check out

    I just joined it. It’s like a social media dj’ing website. It searches songs through the internet, and you post them to your page. People can follow you and you dj for them. Wicked cool.

  2. Fantastic post, Chris. I have a google alert on “Running the Goat,” as I’m researching a book on cultural dancing in Canada, and came across your blog. I was in Nfld in Oct/Nov and a few people mentioned Deep Harbour, so I’ll have to go back and take a turn on the dance floor!