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Malachy McCourt is an actor, writer, a former green Party candidate for Governor of New York. He is also the younger brother of Pulitzer Prize Winning memorist Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes, Tis). He has appeared on many daytime soap operas including Ryan’s Hope, Search For Tomorrow, All My Children,  and One Life To Live, as well as in the critically acclaimed series Oz, and films such as Gods and Generals. He has also written A Couple of Blaguards, which was co-authored and performed with his brother Frank. He was also a long time public radio host and gained fame as an NYC bar owner. He has written two memoirs – A Monk Swimming, and Singing Him My Song. His “final” book is Death Need Not be Fatal.

Matthew White is a music administrator and the artistic and executive director of Early Music Vancouver. He talks about Vancouver’s long-standing tradition of Classical music and their affiliation with the Vancouver Bach Festival.

Mickey Lemle is a documentary filmmaker whose latest project is The Last Dalai Lama? which focuses on the 80th birthday celebration of number 14 as well as whether or not he thinks he will reincarnate.

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Wild Mountain Thyme – The McPeake Family

Happy Pride 2017! This special features new interviews and previously recorded chats that celebrate diversity and the Queer community!

From Vancouver’s Queer Community, Alex talks about what pride means to them, being many letters of the acronym, the politics of pride (has it been overtaken by corporate culture), and representation in the media.

From the vault:

Dan Savage is sex and relationship advice columnist for The Stranger newspaper in Seattle. In addition, he has a podcast version of writings Savage Love and is the founder of Hump: The Amateur Porn Festival. Recorded in 2012

Jasika Nicole is an actress is known as the narrator of the hit fiction podcast Alice Isn’t Dead, from Welcome To Nightvale Productions. She has also appeared on the small screen on shows such as Fringe and Scandal. Recorded in 2016

Bit of a shorter show today as it one of two this week!

Kory Stamper is a lexicographer for Miriam-Webster and has been editing dictionaries since 1998. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times and slate.com. Her first book is Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries. You can visit her at www.korystamper.com

Ryan Suffern is the head of documentaries for The Kennedy/Marshall Company and has worked closely with renowned producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy as well as legendary director Steven Spielberg. In addition to short and feature-length documentaries, Suffern has also worked on the features Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Munich and War of the Worlds. His latest documentary is Finding Oscar, which chronicles the decades-long search for a survivor of the Guatemalan genocide.

It’s a hot one out today

Sam Kean is a Washington, DC-based science writer whose latest book is Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of The Air Around Us. He has also contributed to the New York Times and Slate

Midnight Shine is a band from the Attawapiskat First Nation. They are currently recording their third album.

Stephanie Bennett stars at Christy Cook on the new CBC Soccer drama 21 Thunder.

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From Midnight Shine
Sister Love

 

Aaron Schroeder and Kelly McCormack are two of the stars on the CBC fake documentary series The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island, a 70’s-style faux-doc about an odd family living on a deserted Canadian Island.

Emily Rowed is a singer-songwriter, whose new EP is Electric Heart.

Gregory Driecer is the director of curatorial and engagement at the Museum of Vancouver. He talks about the new exhibit, Unbelievable, which deals with the stories we tell and how the inspire and affect us.

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From Emily Rowed’s Electric Heart
Burn
Swords
Arrows

Episode 049 – Come From Away, Rio By Night, Shawn McDonald

 

David Hein and Irene Sankoff are the creators of the Tony-winning musical Come From Away. It tells the true story of the town of Gander, Newfoundland which, after 9/11, took in thousands of stranded air travelers, essentially doubling the population of their town. Every actor plays several characters. The show won best director – musical, while the creators themselves were nominated for best musical.

Rio By Night is Britt MacLeod’s labour of love. After toying with a solo career and undergoing many line-up changes, Rio By Night’s new album Yet The World will be released on July 20th. Britt talks about the artistic process.

Shawn McDonald is a long time Vancouver actor who will be in Theatre Under the Stars production of The Drowsy Chaperone, playing the Man in the Chair, who, essentially functions as the tale’s narrator. It runs from July 12 through til the end of August.

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From Rio By Night’s Yet The World
A Line To Draw
Half The Time

Episode 048 – Canada is More Than 150 – ft. Sharon & Bram, Tantoo Cardinal, Spirit of the West

Hello,

I thought long and hard and what I wanted this show to look. I am not super into patriotism, especially the rah-rah style that comes from our neighbours to the south. I acknowledge that I lead a life of incredible privilege, more so than most others. The three interviews today are from the archives: chats with prominent Canadian artists – Sharon & Bram, Tantoo Cardinal, Spirit of the West

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Canada is Really Big – The Arrogant Worms

Episode 047 – Rick Ankiel, Zaradasht Ahmed, Seth Greenleaf

 

Rick Ankiel is a former pitcher and later center fielder in Major League Baseball. After breaking as a 20 year old phenom with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1999, he had an inexplicable loss of control in the third inning of Game 1 of 2000 National League Division series. The following year after continuing struggles he found himself out of the majors for nearly six years. He then returned as a power-hitting outfielder and joined Babe Ruth as the only players in history to win at least 10 games as a pitcher and also 50 home runs. It is all detailed in his new memoir The Phenomenon: Pressure, The Yips, and The Pitch That Changed My Life.

Zaradasht Ahmed is a Kurdish-Norwegian filmmaker who recently won Best Documentary Feature at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) for his powerful portrayal of conflict in Iraq Nowhere To Hide.

Seth Greenleaf is a Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning producer (2013, Best Revival of a Play – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) who made the leap into directing with the documentary feature F(l)ag Football – which chronicles a competitive gay football team.

Happy pride month!

Episode 046 – National Aboriginal Day ft. Oren Lyons, Tiana Muskego, Elisapie Isaac

Today we celebrate National Aboriginal Day and acknowledge that this show takes pla. ce on unceded Salish Territory.

Oren Lyons is a Faith Keeper with the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy and Honorary Chairman of the Iroquois National Lacrosse Team, of which he is a lifelong player. He is featured in a documentary about the game and the Iroquois National Team – Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation. An environmental activist, public speaker and author as well as a former professor of American Studies at SUNY Buffalo.

Elisapie Isaac is an Inuit musician, actress, filmmaker and activist from Salluit, Quebec (Nunavik Territory). She got her start musically at the age of 12, playing with the renowned Inuit rock band Sugluk. She later formed her own group – Taima – with whom she won a Juno in 2005. She has since released two solo albums, a documentary film, and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.

Tiana Muskego is a member of the Cold Lake Band of the Cree Nation. She recently visited Alta, Norway as part of the Youth Advisory Committee Delegation and spoke about her experience of being an aboriginal youth.

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From Elisapie Isaac
The Earth Moved  (From Traveling Love)
Inuk
(From There Will Be Stars)
Salluit (From Traveling Love)

Episode 045 – Sue Bedford, Bassem Youssef

Can we have summer now?

Sue Bedford has been many things – window dancer, online dating representative, even a Guatemalan tattoo artist; more than anything however she always wanted to be a writer. She reached her goal of being published by 30th birthday by 12 days. The book in question is It’s Only The Himalayas and Other Tales of Miscalculations From An Overconfident Backpacker. And many tales there are.

Bassem Youssef has been dubbed The Jon Stewart of Egypt”. A former surgeon, he quit his job and began his transition to comedy during the Egyptian revolution when he discovered that he was seeing and what the media was reporting were two very different things. His show was Al Bernameg, a comedy program heavily influenced by Jon Stewart, who himself appeared as a guest on season 2. He is the subject of a new documentary Tickling Giants, directed by former The Daily Show producer Sara Taksler.

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