Fred Bode and Matthews Hays talk with us about our culture's love affair with the disaster movie.
Ingrid Bejerman talks with us about falling in love with Montreal, growing up in Brazil, art, literature, the complicated history of the Jews in the Americas, and much else.
Andrew Miller is a public-policy professional with experience in project management, policy development, program delivery, stakeholder management, and financial oversight.
In this podcast, he talks to us us about the perils of praise, the importance of self-promotion, the nobility of civil service work, transportation ethics, self-driving cars, sustainable development, and the vicissitudes of urban planning in the rapidly changing environment of 21st century Ontario.
Graeme Blake is an entrepreneur who talks to us about teaching law school applicants how to game the LSAT, the strategies and challenges of starting and running a business, and the future of education.
Fred Bode talks with us about Christian America’s newfound disinterest in personal piety and progressive America’s newfound obsession with it; the future of the Republican Party and American Christianity; the Gold Rush culture of Hollywood; and much else.
Matthew Hays is a professor of film studies at Concordia University who talks to us about the Golden Age of Television, the demise of professional journalism, the relationship between the idea of fake news and the media studies of the 1990s, VICE magazine, the Montreal Mirror, and much else.
Stephen Marche is a Toronto-based writer who talks to us about Toronto's heroic response to the recent van-attack; the relationship between celebrity and terrorism in a celebrity-obsessed age; the 9/11 museum, and much else
François Furstenberg is a Johns Hopkins University historian and author who talks to us about the relationship between the U.S. and the French Atlantic World in the 18th-century Age of Revolutions; French émigrés who fled the French Revolution and settled in Philadelphia; slavery and nationalism in the post-revolutionary U.S.; the brutality of the efforts to suppress the Haitian Revolution, and much else.
Joseph Rosen talks about Canadian Trumpsters, political polarization, Satan, Jordan Peterson, and Rabbis doing LSD in Jerusalem. Warning: there's lots of swearing at the end.
Barbara Kay talks with us about the idea of an independent Montreal city-state; the pit bull controversy; the Jordan Peterson phenomenon, and much else.
Kimberley Manning, head of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, talks about why she's leaving academia for politics; why she chose the Liberal Party (as opposed to the NDP); how her prolonged study of China's Great Leap Forward has shaped her view of progressivism; trans rights and the founding of Gender Creative Kids; the role of faith, compromise, and activism in political life, and much else.
David Avrom Bell is a Princeton historian who discusses his recent scathing critique of Steven Pinker's latest book, Enlightenment Now.
Stephen Marche talks with us about Rob Ford, Doug Ford, Megan Fox, Jordan Peterson, celebrity politics, Vice magazine, the brutality of the male libido, sex and gender in the age of MeToo, werewolves, residential schools, being a dad, living with contradictions, and much else.
Francis Fortin is a resident radiologist at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal - we talk about the role of doctors in the 21st century, hyper-specialization in medicine, the role of artificial intelligence in medical technology, patient absenteeism, physician-assisted suicide, and the right to die.
Daniel Weinstock talks with us about the resurgence of populism, identity politics, and the demise of the big-tent party; the relationship between cultural diversity, ethnic nationalism, and support for the welfare state; the differences between the American and Canadian systems of government; the North American law school's newfound love of philosophy; the ethics of meat consumption and the future of antibiotics; being a public intellectual; the relationship between city living and the risk of psychosis, and much, much else.
Jonathan Kay talks about social media, the crisis of authority, right-wing populism, left-wing piety, holy watching, Lindsay Shepherd, Doug Ford, Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, the future of the CBC, and much else.
In this episode of the Likeville podcast, we talk with environmentalist Jane Sorensen about the rewilding of urban areas, the concept of invasive species, and much else.
Aaron Haspel tells us why we should go to college, avoid politics, be as superficial as possible, get rid of democratic elections, abolish school, and bring back child labor.
Geneviève Weynerowski talks about the problem with progressives' preoccupation with privilege.
Chris Nguyen is cryptocurrency expert who talks about the nature, purpose, history, and the future of money.