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Naomi Snieckus's new podcast highlights the incredible women in Canada's film and TV industry

Naomi Snieckus's new podcast, Firecracker Department, features women in front of, as well as behind, the cameras of the Canadian film and television industry.
Noami Snieckus and Tom Power in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Melody Lau/CBC)

What if you could be the fly on the wall to casual conversations between some of your heroes? Well, Naomi Sniekus is making that a reality. 

Sniekus is a writer and actor who you may know from her roles on shows like Mr. D, and a few weeks ago, she started a podcast called Firecracker Department

Each week, she talks to a woman in the Canadian film and television industry and not just ones in front of the cameras, but those behind the cameras too. 

"It's a chance to have some inspiration reverberated," Sniekus explains, of representing a variety of roles in the industry. "To hear someone's journey helps pave the way and can be helpful for your own pursuit of dreams." 

Sniekus's interviews are often in-depth conversations that reveal things we might otherwise not know about these people. Her trick? "Maybe the wine?" 

To listen to the Firecracker Department podcast on their website.

— Produced by Cora Nijhawan

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