Martin Bauman and Hanna Hett

Martin Bauman, Capital Daily's Newsletter Editor, is an award-winning journalist and interviewer, whose work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald, and Waterloo Region Record, among other places. Martin is a generalist reporter based in Victoria, and he speaks both English and French. In 2020, he was named one of five “emergent” nonfiction writers by the RBC Taylor Prize. As host of the Story Untold Podcast, he has interviewed some of Canada's most notable figures, including Paralympian Rick Hansen, cave diver Jill Heinerth, and Juno Award-winner Shad. A passionate speaker and mental health advocate, Martin has been a youth panellist for the Canada-wide Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities Partnership and bicycled solo across Canada to raise funds for services in his hometown of Waterloo, Ont. You can reach Martin at or on Twitter @martin_bauman. Hanna Hett is a master of journalism student at the University of British Columbia, currently completing an internship with Capital Daily. Prior to graduate school, she lived, worked, and studied in Latin America, West Africa, and the Middle East.

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