The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Nov. 28, 2020

Shelagh Rogers talks to Mena Massoud, Claire Tansey, Yolanda T. Marshall and more.

Aladdin star Mena Massoud takes readers on a food-based journey in Evolving Vegan

The Canadian Egyptian actor spoke with Shelagh Rogers about exploring a vegan and plant-based lifestyle.

How a community kitchen inspired Jillian Tamaki to create the picture book Our Little Kitchen

The award-winning Canadian illustrator is the author of children's book Our Little Kitchen.

Why Yolanda T. Marshall created a picture book about the tastes and sounds of Africa and the Caribbean

The Toronto writer is the author of My Soca Birthday Party: with Jollof Rice and Steel Pans.

Claire Tansey offers tips on how we can be more efficient home cooks, even in a pandemic

The Toronto chef, writer and teacher is the author of the cookbook Dinner, Uncomplicated.

Antanas Sileika reviews two books that explore the connection between science and food

The Next Chapter columnist reviews A Grain Of Salt by Joseph A. Schwarcz and Lost Feast by Lenore Newman.

Full episode: Nov. 21, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Murray Sinclair, Sarah Raughley and Eva Crocker.

Why Senator Murray Sinclair has decided it's time to share his story and write a memoir

The Canadian senator and First Nations lawyer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about why now is the time to write a memoir.

How Muskrat Falls and a police incident inspired Eva Crocker's latest novel All I Ask

The St. John's writer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a novel about identity, privacy and freedom.

Heidi L.M. Jacobs's novel Molly of the Mall is a charming look at life in Edmonton

Molly of the Mall won the 2020 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.

Sarah Raughley recommends 3 historical books that centre Black characters

The author and columnist reviews Everfair by Nisi Shawl, They Call Me George by Cecil Foster and No Crystal Stair by Mairuth Sarsfield.

Singer-songwriter Ben Kunder explores love in all its many forms by reading this 1997 book

The Toronto musician is reading True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Full episode: Nov. 14, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Valerie Mason-John, Zsuzsi Gartner and Randy Boyagoda.

How being a 'three-times-lapsed Catholic' shaped Zsuzsi Gartner's latest novel The Beguiling

The Vancouver author and journalist spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a novel that challenges societal mores and conventions.

Valerie Mason-John's I Am Still Your Negro uses social justice poetry to explore why society hasn't changed

The Vancouver poet and educator spoke with Shelagh Rogers about how James Baldwin inspired her latest poetry collection.

Randy Boyagoda examines the shared literary themes in the books of Elena Ferrante and Margaret Laurence

The author, academic and columnist compares novel The Lying Life of Adults by Italian novelist Elena Ferrante and The Stone Angel by Canadian author Margaret Laurence.
Bedside Books

What Meg Remy learned about grief and trauma by reading Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

The alt-pop U.S. Girls singer-songwriter talks about the book she's reading.

Full episode: Nov. 7, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers talks to Kate Pullinger, Bertrand Bickersteth and Leslie Stein.

Kate Pullinger explores the nature of homelessness and tragedy in novel Forest Green

The Canadian writer and academic spoke to Shelagh Rogers about writing a novel based the life of an estranged uncle.

Bahar Orang's Where Things Touch is a thoughtful exploration of beauty in a fast-paced world

The Toronto-based writer, poet and physician-in-training spoke with The Next Chapter about writing a nonfiction book that explores the human experience.

Leslie Stein's I Know You Rider asks questions about abortion that society is reluctant to answer

The Canadian author and cartoonist talks to Shelagh Rogers about writing a memoir about deciding whether or not to have kids.

Bertrand Bickersteth's The Response of Weeds poetically explores the Black Canadian experience in full bloom

The Calgary poet, playwright and educator spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a poetry collection about the legacy of Black history in Canada.

Sylo Nozra avoids any 'haters' that may come his way by reading Robert Greene's Mastery

The Ontario-raised Korean-Canadian singer-songwriter and producer talks about the 2012 self-help book he's currently reading.

Full episode: Oct. 31, 2020

In this episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers has conversations with Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Dennis Bock and Vish Khanna.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia subverts genre expectations with the spooky suspense of her novel Mexican Gothic

The Mexican Canadian author spoke to Shelagh Rogers about the themes of class, gender and genre in her latest novel.