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BC: North by Northwest


BC: North by Northwest

Join host Sheryl MacKay to meet creative people from all around the province. Hear about their passions and inspirations. You'll visit artists in their studios, musicians and performers backstage, writers at their keyboards and chefs at the cooktop. There's great conversation and a lot of laughs too waiting for you every weekend on North by Northwest.

Updated: Every weekend
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months
Visit Show Site: http://www.cbc.ca/nxnw/


Featured Podcast

Who Killed Alberta Williams?

This preview explores how a chilling tip sparked the CBC’s Connie Walker to uncover secrets and confront a suspect in a decades-old cold case.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:15]

Featured Podcast

A Trump loss could be worse

If you think Trump's behaviour during the campaign is shocking, you'd better steel yourself for the post-election-loss version.

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[mp3 file: runs00:53:51]

Featured Podcast

A new normal

Outside aid arrives and survivors realize the scope of the damage.

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[mp3 file: runs00:24:07]

Featured Podcast

Mountie says colleagues bet on when she'd commit suicide

The RCMP offers compensation to women on the force who have been harassed. And yet a Mountie who is suing for abuse while serving on the Musical Ride is still waiting.

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[mp3 file: runs00:34:15]

All podcast episodes

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Sunday October 16

Ann Harmer talks about using mushrooms to dye fabric, Rebecca Hass has some idea on how to change habits, the 90th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh and two young musicians from the VAM.

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Saturday October 15

BC companies tackling food waste, looking into animal eyes with Frank Ritcey, acronyms with Jonathan Berkowitz and a conversation with author and story teller and performer Ivan Coyote about their new memoir.

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NXNW Podcast Oct 9, 2016

Mark Leiren-Young's book "Moby Doll: The Killer Whale Who Changed the World, Judy Nakagawa's new installation at Britannia Shipyards, Vic Sarin's film "Keepers of the Magic," Matthew McFarlane on small-town breweries. Guest host Margaret Gallagher

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:31]

NXNW Podcast Oct 8, 2016

Creative cranberry recipes with Angie Quaale, dusk wildlife walk with Greg Hart of Stanley Park Ecology Society, "The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel" co-creator Chris Tarry, LINC Literacy Program, Ann Douglas on raising grateful kids.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:56:29]

Nettie Wild on her new film Koneline

Vancouver filmmaker Nettie Wild focuses her lens on mining in B.C. while giving a voice to First Nations on the land and those who make a living in the industry.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:39]

Saturday October 1

Talking bees with Madame Beespeaker, the politics of fear with Chris Erickson, fund raising for housing in Slocan, surfing in Tofino, and singer songwriter Sean McCann. All with guest co-host Jason D'Souza

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[mp3 file: runs 00:56:24]

Sunday September 25

Leslie Davidson, winner of the CBC Creative Non-fiction Prize, the first time playwrites behind Comfort Cottages and a new season with our Puzzling Professor.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:27]

Saturday September 24

David Tracey talks apples, chef Josh Blumenthal talks kelp and lichen and dinner, and we hear about the play Sonic Elder and the short story collection Lost Animal Club.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:45:35]

Sunday September 18

A conversation with Deborah Campbell about Disappearance in Damascus, a visit to the Kelmscott Chaucer at UBC, David Tracey talks about the ginko tree and Bill Vigars remembers his time on the Marathon of Hope.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:58:52]

Saturday September 17

Curious George celebrates 75 years, Poetry in Transit marks 20 years, a book about the Bad Girls of Fashion and a documentary about the night sky.

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Sunday September 11

Prince George Artist Susan Barton Tait, Tara Travis plays 6 women at the Vancouver Fringe and community engaged dance.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:22]

Saturday September 10

Books with Joan Haggerty and Elizabeth Shefrin,dance with Alvin Erasga Tolentino, theatre with actor Derek Chan and a look at the 100 year history of Alexandra Community House in South Surrey.

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Saturday September 3

Pyrotechnician Justine Fafard, Alex Duncan talks about her book An Army of Hearts and Matthew McFarlane picks some sour beer favourites.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:37]

Sunday August 28

David Tracey talks about fig trees, accordion player Johnny Forrest, playwrite Kat Taddai, Madhur Jaffrey in the Cooking Club.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:52:49]

NXNW Podcast Aug 27 - updated

Jason D'Souza makes jam with Stephanie Black (updated), The Archie comics celebrate 75 years and a walk down Main St in Vancouver to meet some mural artists.

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Saturday August 20

Orchid enthusiast Calvin Wong, scientist and author Caroline Fox and composer and sound designer Malcolm Dow.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:39:52]

July 23 show

Sanjay Seran of Delhi 2 Dublin, Harp Sohal and Shannon Mann of Pink Orchid Studio, David Tracey and the cottonwood and some possible unexpected benefits of Pokemon Go.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:14:56]

July 17 Show

More of the field trip with Frank Ritcey, a conversation with author Jennifer Manuel and Marie Allen talks about creating artificial eyes.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:13:42]

July 16 show

Author CC Humphreys, architect Gregory Henriquez, Bowen Island house and garden tour, Summerland Ornamental Gardens centennial.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:14:02]

Sunday July 10 show

A day in the field with Frank Ritcey, Violinist Nikki Chooi joins the Met Opera Orchestra as concertmaster, Ensemble Laude heads to France, summer outings with N. Van Museum and Archives.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:24:30]

Saturday July 9 show

Made with Love cookbook, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Creston artist Sandy Kunze and David Tracey introduces us to the paw paw tree.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:31:04]

July 3 Show

Writer Jeanette Armstrong has won the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award, photographer Danielle Hayes has taken up the camera again after a stroke, Toby Theriault is a young birder in Tofino and Nico Stephensen and Isidora Nojkovic are cellists.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:13:22]


Judson Beaumont from Straight Line Designs, Surreal Theatre takes audiences to the streets, a preview of the CBC Nooners and Diana McKenzie from Tiddley Cove Morris Dancers.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:13:28]

June 26

Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Lucky Budd talk about their latest book, Willow Yamauchi has another episode of Lost and Found, Janna Sailor introduces Allegra Chamber Orchestra and sand artist Rachel Kirkpatrick talks about working big.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:13:44]

June 25

Duncan McCue on his memoir, school children in Vancouver channel Shakespeare, author Kristi Charish, and David Tracey introduces us to another tree.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:14:08]

June 18

The Outlander Kitchen with Theresa Carle-Sanders, grad with Rebecca Hass, National Geographic Emerging Explorer Genvieve Von Petzinger, bird call of the month and Chilliwack gardening.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:58:40]

June 12

Tania Miller, music director of the Victoria Symphony talks books, author Anne Giardini talks about writing, a visit to True Grain bakery in Cowichan Bay, David Tracey introduces another tree and word play with the puzzling professor.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:52]

June 11

Richard Hebda gives a tour through the Mammoth show at the Royal BC Museum, Laura Waters talks fir tips, author Louis Druehl talks about his novel set in Bamfield and we hear about baseball in Grand Forks.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:47:29]

June 5

Author Sonja Larsen on her book, The Red Tattoo, Willow Yamauchi with another episode of Lost and Found, Erin Balser with some summer reading suggestions and word play with our Puzzling Professor.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:45:34]

June 4

Author and story teller Michael Kusugak, poet Kim Fu, artist Lou Lynn on her show at Touchstones in Nelson and CBC Searchlight winner Desiree Dawson.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:08]

Sunday May 29

Remembering artist Norman Tait, a conversation with author Billie Livingston, a visit to Tea Farm in the Cowichan Valley and a tour of Saint James Music Academy in Vancouver.

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Saturday May 28

Neil MacKay talks about giving his violin to young performer Roberta Yee, poet Patrick Friesen talks about the nomination for the big Griffen Poetry Prize and David Tracey takes to see a dogwood.

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Sunday May 22

matt Horn from Cowichan Pasta, dancer and choreographer Karen Jamieson, ceramic artist Debra Sloan and Willow Yamauchi with more lost and found.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:16]

Saturday May 21

David Lester talks about the Battle of Ballantyne Pier, Rebecca Hass on planning the vacation you need, a visit to Fairburn Water Buffalo farm with Anthea Archer and Sharon Basaraba on intense workouts.

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Sunday May 15

Dr Heather Mohan talks about Camp Kerry, photographer Gillean Proctor talks about his latest series of work, based on guitars and in the Cooking Club, The Power of Pulses.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:39:59]

Saturday May 14

Leslie Dala on George Gershwin, Egan Davis talks about container gardening, Matthew McFarlane reviews some lagers and we visit a rehearsal for the Vancouver Youth Symphony.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:46:39]

Sunday May 8

Working on having adult relationships with our children and our parents, a documentary about a pinball wizard from Burnaby, Willow Yamauchi with Lost and Found and another tree of the month.

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Saturday May 7

A documentary about victims of Thalidomide from award winning film maker John Zaritsky, Debbie Karras talks about the history of Ukrainian dance and a visit with members ofthe Lynn Valley Garden Club

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[mp3 file: runs 00:35:27]

April 30 and May 1

Author Alan Twigg, writer and illustrator Chris Tougas, Richard Hebda at the Royal BC Museum, playwrite Rachel Aberle, Willow Yamauchi with Lost and Found, members of the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra

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[mp3 file: runs 01:17:12]

Sunday April 24x

Author and illustrator Ashley Spires, our outdoor guy Frank Ritcey talks tics to tequila, word play from the puzzling professor and mindfulness meditation with Rebecca Hass.

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Sunday April 24

Children's author Ashley Spires, outdoor guy Frank Ritcey and life coach Rebecca Hass.

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Saturday April 23

Susan Musgrave in the cooking club, Amber Dawn on her book of poetry and Christopher Gaze marks the anniversary of Shakespeare's death

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