Northwest Passage

Ron James Show

In these Canadian History Minutes, history nut Ron James takes us on a tour of the real history of Canada, detailing fantastical tales about our nation’s past and the people who made it great. In this webisode, Ron tells the story of one Franklin Pud, a staple of the 1960s Toronto folk scene, who set out to pen the ultimate tribute song to St. John Franklin’s doomed voyage, until he too became frozen in the icy seas of writer’s block.

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