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Top 10 Episodes of 2023




With 178 episodes released during the year, our show connected with municipal leaders from the far reaches of Inuvik, NWT, to the southern shores of Amherstburg, Ontario. From the west in Colwood, British Columbia, to the eastern edges of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, conversations unfolded with councillors, mayors, reeves, and directors of diverse sizes and communities across Canada.


It's time to revisit the most impactful and resonant episodes of the Cross Border Interviews with Chris Brown.


We delved into the streaming data from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and YouTube, meticulously analyzing the episodes that captured the hearts and minds of our valued listeners/viewers.


The result is a truly cross-country-cross border list of the top 10 episodes of 2023, a testament to the amazing councillors and mayors who have appeared on the show.


But before we get to our top ten episodes of 2023, we want to give a quick shout-out to the episodes that came in 11th to 20th place over the last 12 months.


20. Winnipeg, MB Councillor Jeff Browaty

19. Stratford, PEI Mayor Steve Ogden

18. Inuvik, NWT Deputy Mayor Natasha Kuilkowski

17. Legal, AB Mayor Trina Jones

16. District of Clearwater, BC Mayor Merlin Blackwell

15. Brandon, MB Mayor Jeff Fawcett

14. Guelph, ON Mayor Cam Guthrie

13. Portage La Prairie, MB Mayor Sharilyn Knox

12. Lloydminster, SK/AB Mayor Gerald Aalbers

11. Beaumont, AB Councillor Catherine McCook



And now the top 10 episodes of 2023 are:


10. Ottawa Councillor Tim Tierney: Insights into the Capital City Starting our top 10 list is Ottawa Councillor Tim Tierney, who offered insights into the dynamics of the capital city, Ottawa.

Airdate: September 6th, 2023

Streams/Downloads: 13,476 across all platforms



9. Timmins Mayor Michelle Boileau: Challenges and Triumphs in Timmins Mayor Michelle Boileau secured the ninth spot, offering valuable insights into the challenges and triumphs of Timmins, Ontario.

Airdate: March 2nd, 2023

Streams/Downloads: 14,003 across all platforms





8. Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie: Diverse and Dynamic Mississauga The eighth position is claimed by Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

Airdate: June 19th, 2023

Streams/Downloads:16,041 across all platforms





7. Regina Mayor Sandra Masters: Thriving in the Heart of Canada Mayor Sandra Masters takes the seventh spot, showcasing the thriving community of Regina.

Airdate: June 9th, 2023

Streams/Downloads:16,231 across all platforms





6. Cypress County Councillor Robin Kurpjuweit: Insights into Rural Governance Councillor Robin Kurpjuweit's episode landed in the sixth position, shedding light on the dynamics of rural governance.

Airdate: July 21st, 2023

Streams/Downloads: 17,328 across all platforms





5. Whitehorse Councillor Ted Laking: Perspectives from the North Councillor Ted Laking's episode claimed the fifth spot, offering a perspective from the northern landscapes of Whitehorse.

Airdate: February 17th, 2023

Streams/Downloads: 19,465





4. Selkirk, Manitoba Mayor Larry Johannson: Unique Aspects of Selkirk Mayor Larry Johannson's episode secured the fourth spot, offering listeners a glimpse into the unique aspects of Selkirk, Manitoba, and Mayor Johannson's leadership approach.

Airdate: September 4th, 2023

Streams/Downloads:19,781





3. Colchester County Deputy Mayor Geoff Stewart: Navigating Regional Realities Deputy Mayor Geoff Stewart claimed the third position with his in-depth discussions on regional issues.

Airdate: September 18th, 2023

Streams/Downloads: 22,149





2. Woodstock Councillor Kate Leatherbarrow: Community Development Unveiled Councillor Kate Leatherbarrow takes the second spot with a conversation that resonated deeply with our audience. Her perspectives on local governance and community development showcase the crucial role municipalities play in shaping the lives of their residents.

Airdate: November 10th, 2023

Streams/Downloads: 22,376






1. Township of Gore Mayor Scott Pearce: Unveiling Local Leadership Our top-ranking episode of the year features Mayor Scott Pearce of the Township of Gore. Airdate: February 23rd, 2023 Streams/Downloads: 26,431





Thank you to all our guests and listeners for a fantastic year of Cross Border Interviews with Chris Brown! We look forward to more engaging conversations in 2024.






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