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Aislinn Hunter, if you liked "Twelve Years A Slave"...

"We are so hungry as a species to be regarded and not to be a ghost moving through the lives of others."-- Aislinn Hunter. In... Read More »

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Elizabeth Renzetti, Stacey May Fowles

"I like to think of it as an alcohol-soaked revenge comedy."-- Elizabeth Renzetti. In this episode: * Elizabeth Renzetti on Based on a True Story* Terry... Read More »

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TNC Sneak Listen: Shelagh's conversation with Aislinn Hunter

The protagonist of Aislinn Hunter's new novel The World Before Us has a complex relationship with time.  She works as an archivist at a London museum,... Read More »

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood's latest book is Stone Mattress, a collection of nine stories that she describes as "tales," because they all have a touch of the... Read More »

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Margaret Atwood, Tom Rachman

"There is a reason why religions stress forgiveness. It's very hard to do."-- Margaret Atwood. In this episode: * Margaret Atwood on Stone Mattress: Nine Tales* Tom Rachman on The... Read More »

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Richard Wagamese, Jillian and Mariko Tamaki

"There's displaced fathers and displaced sons everywhere in our communities and I thought: that's me, that explains part of my life."-- Richard Wagamese. In this... Read More »

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Shelagh's feature interview with Richard Wagamese, author of Medicine Walk

Richard Wagamese became a household name when his novel Indian Horse was part of Canada Reads in 2013. It is a haunting, powerful novel about a... Read More »

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Elaine Lui, Nancy Lee (Encore)

"The joke is that my mother gave birth to me on the mah-jong table... and the game resumed within five minutes."-- Elaine Lui. In this episode... Read More »

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Elaine Lui (Encore)

As a maven of celebrity gossip, Elaine ("Lainey") Lui is no shrinking violet. But it's her mother who's the star of Elaine's "sort of" memoir, Listen... Read More »

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Claire Cameron, Andrew Cohen, Andrew Pyper (Encore)

"It's very much about grief and having grief become a part of you...something you learn to grow with."-- Claire Cameron. In this episode (originally aired March... Read More »

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Cecil Foster, remembering Mavis Gallant (Encore)

"There is something special about coming out of that era.  There is something special about coming from those islands."-- Cecil Foster.  In this episode (originally... Read More »

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Joe Clark, Bob Plamondon (Encore)

"We're not a natural country, we're a built country.  And the challenge is to keep on building it.  And we can't build it together, unless... Read More »

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Joe Clark (Encore)

Joe Clark was only 28 years old when he started his political career. He had a meteoric rise through the Progressive Conservative party and... Read More »

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Joel Thomas Hynes, Kimmy Beach (Encore)

"As far as I went and as mucked up as I might have been at times, I didn't have murder in me."-- Joel Thomas Hynes. ... Read More »

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Nalo Hopkinson, Margaret Atwood (Encore)

"I sort of think the very fact of existence is magical."-- Nalo Hopkinson.  In this episode (originally aired January 20, 2014): * Nalo Hopkinson on... Read More »

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