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A Cultural History of Canada

Dec 20, 2020

In which we dig into the Patreon archives to give you wonderful listeners some holiday cheer with our very own Christmas Special! It starts as a wholesome discussion about Canadian pop icon Michael Bublé's Christmas album and turns into a talk about our holiday traditions and just general nonsense. See you in the new...

Dec 13, 2020

In which we talk about the evolution of treaties signed between Europeans and First Nations in Pre-Confederation Canada. You can find the treaties we discuss below in the sources!


Major Sources & Further Reading:

  • 'A History of Treaty-Making in Canada.' Government of Canada,

Nov 29, 2020

In which we discuss migration to Upper Canada in the 1830s through the Petworth Emigration scheme, poetry by Alexander McLachlan, and letters from those who immigrated to the country! We even talk about superheroes and Thanos because... well... just listen and you'll see. We let our socialism loose against terrible...

Nov 22, 2020

In which we give you a free taste of the fun we're having over on Patreon! What starts off as an overview of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, ends up being a fascinating conversation about the future potential for the show and the philosophy of circus art! If you like what you hear in the episode, please consider...

Nov 15, 2020

In which we power through some internet troubles to talk about Grosse Île Quarantine Station! We use poems by Margaret Atwood and Al Purdy to discuss more of the psychological effects of being in isolation in the 19th century than scientific medical practices. Still great fun though!


Sources & Further...