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A Cultural History of Canada

Dec 25, 2023

Patrick sits down with playwright Meg Braem to discuss her play Flight Risk, "an empathetic exploration of grief, friendship, and hope, [which] asks what we lose when we ignore the knowledge of our elderly, challenges the way that we think about aging and death, and inspires a brighter, more compassionate future."

Dec 18, 2023

In which we discuss the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike in relation to Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion (1987). We get unhinged as we discuss strike tactics, modernism/postmodernism, and Christmas.
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Dec 11, 2023

In which Patrick talks to Governor General's Award winner katherena vermette to discuss how she brought Métis history to life through her comic series A Girl Called Echo

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Dec 4, 2023

In which we bring back Covid-19 pandemic memories by discussing the Spanish Flu in Canada with the help of Kevin Kerr's excellent 2002 play Unity (1918).
Sorry for having posted so little in November - it was pure and simple a scheduling mistake.

Nov 20, 2023

In which two tired & sick boys try to talk coherently about Timothy Findley's major literary achievement: a reckoning with the reality of World War One in his seminal 1977 work The Wars.