In Transition (E31)

Dr. Shuvo Ghosh is a pediatrician who has been working with trans kids and their parents for 16 years. He separates fact from fiction on this overly political issue.

Gardeners of Eden (E30)

Helga Ingeborg Vierich, an anthropologist who's done extensive field research in Africa, talks with us about sustainable hunter-gatherer ecosystem management practices such as seed-spreading, permaculture, selective burning, partial domestication of wild animals, and species-specific hunting bans.

Faces of Death (E29)

Jaffer Ali is a serial entrepreneur and marketing guru. Jaffer talks with us about what's wrong with the mainstream media; how to use social media intelligently; the enigmatic nature of business success; and what we can learn about Trump's antifragile appeal from the marketing of the Faces of Death series.

Portrait of the Artist (E28)

Bevan Ramsay is an accomplished New York City artist who talks with us about being, and pretending to be, an artist; why becoming an artist is a terrible idea; why artists shouldn't talk about their art; and much else.

Heterodox Quillette (E27)

Jonathan Kay talks with us about his recent move to Quillette; Heterodox Academy's conference in New York City; the controversy surrounding the Montreal Jazz Festival's cancellation of the SLAV show; and the struggle to remain fair and objective in profoundly partisan times.

A Celebration of What Works (E26)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb talks with us about why scale matters, why localism is better than globalism, why journalists get on his nerves, how intellectual-yet-idiots get us into trouble, why stated beliefs habitually fail to reveal underlying preferences, and much else.

Deep Life Intervention (E25)

Patrick Lee Miller, an academic philosopher who views philosophy as a way of life, talks with us about what philosophy has to say about the practice of parenting, learning to love, relationships, death and mortality, honour, money, and the meaning of life.

First Reformed (E24)

Fred Bode is an expert on American religion, talks with us about the disturbing new Ethan Hawke movie, First Reformed, a thriller about despair, radicalization, terrorism, sin, and redemption.

Wandering the Americas (E22)

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.

The Perils of Praise (E21)

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.

The Uberisation of Education (E20)

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. 

In God's Country (E19)

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.

If it Bleeds, It Leads (E18)

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.

Terrorism and Toronto (E17)

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

When the United States Spoke French (E16)

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.

Drinking with the Enemy (E15)

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.

From Political Science to Political Candidacy (E13)

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.