From the creators of the Burning Man 2011 Trojan Horse and the recent Hot Dog Water sensation, the dynamic duo Douglas Bevans and Alaya Boisvert bring you their latest creation, Adventures in Co-Parenting.
Adventures in Co-Parenting is a refreshingly honest, easygoing, and engaging exploration of the highs and lows of co-parenting in the modern world. As heard on CBC’c Now or Never, Douglas and Alaya will combine their shared experiences and guests’ expertise to offer insight and highlight positive opportunities to families after separation.
Douglas Bevans, Co-founder and co-host
Artist Douglas Bevans was born on October 30, 1968 in Edmonton, Alberta. He began his life path as a musician in the popular Canadian punk rock band, “the smalls.” He is the brain behind the revered Burning Man installation, “The Trojan Horse” and recently achieved worldwide media attention with his edu-performance piece, “Hot Dog Water.” When not struggling for intellectual superiority over his six-year old daughter Cohen, he is designing student educational tours of Canada through his company, Nomad Travel. He has been a featured personality in three documentaries, including the esteemed feature length film, “The Smalls: Forever Is a Long Time” and has amassed a broad list of radio and television performances. A travel enthusiast, visiting over 55 countries in 20 years, he is stoked to bring his unique life experience and vision to the Adventures in Co-parenting Podcast, where he will share the radio waves with his friend and co-parent Alaya Boisvert.
Alaya Boisvert, Co-founder and co-host
Alaya was born to two hippy parents on the Sunshine Coast, of British Columbia. As a baby, she and her older sister were nearly blown away from her parents tree planting camp during a storm on Nootka Island. A middle child, she spent her formative years in Toronto, made tolerable by being surrounded by her beloved grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She later went to McGill to study something interesting; it took her four years to decide what. Her love for people and the planet has taken her to Peru, Guatemala, Sweden, Australia, Cuba, and Thailand. Throughout her career she’s appeared in numerous publications and broadcasts, including “Power and Politics,” the Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Globe and Mail and National Post. She has always loved radio and first fell in love with podcasts listening to “This American Life.” She and her co-host and co-parenting-partner-in-crime Douglas live side-by-side on the Sunshine Coast with their spirited daughter, Cohen. They can often be found bounding along forest trails and all look forward to meeting Ellen DeGeneres one day soon.
The hosts are two people who have succeeded over the last six years at raising their child together-apart. In addition to now being good friends, Alaya and Douglas have approached co-parenting with a focus on putting their daughter Cohen first, despite their differences.
Alaya and Douglas have the experience of fulfilling big projects. Before the two separated, they oversaw the completion of the 50 foot, 30 ton Trojan Horse art project in 2011. This included raising over $130,000 and managing a team of 50 collaborators. Adventures in Co-Parenting is a passion. Douglas and Alaya will apply their combined skills in entertainment, project management, and communications to bring their vision to life.
Cohen Moon Boisvert, Daughter and honourary guest
Kathy Bevans, Executive administrator
Eric Swensen, Chief content editor
Doug Naugler, Audio editor
Arielle Boisvert, Producer
Basheer Bergus, Marketing advisor
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Up to Parents - provides parents with a free online class about co-parenting. They also have videos and articles with information provided in English and Spanish.
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