The Next Chapterwith Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Dec. 17, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Debbie Travis, Shaughnessy Bishop Stall, Habeeb Salloum and more.

TV personality and designer Debbie Travis reinvented her life — and wrote a book about it

In Design Your Next Chapter, Travis writes aboutrunning a villa in Tuscany where she runs retreats for women looking to reboot their lives.

Make a cocktail inspired by Margaret Atwood

Jennifer Croll's Free the Tipple features drinks inspired by famous women in history.
Holiday Gift Guide

3 new cookbooks for your kitchen this holiday

The Next Chapter columnist Aparita Bhandari recommends three cookbooks for the chef on your holiday shopping list.

What's the perfect hangover cure? Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall went on a quest to find out

The journalist looks at intoxication and the historical remedies taken over the years to beat the hangover blues in his latest book.

Habeeb Salloum celebrates the legacy of Middle Eastern cooking in The Scent of Pomegranates and Rose Water

In this 2007 interview, the freelance writer talks to Shelagh Rogers about growing up in Saskatchewan and eating Middle Eastern food.

Barry C. Parsons puts an East Coast twist on traditional Christmas favourites

In this excerpt from a 2016 interview, Barry C. Parsons talks to Shelagh Rogers about his book, Rock Christmas Recipes.
Holiday Gift Guide

7 great book recommendations for young readers

Michele Landsberg and Ken Setterington share their favourite children's literature, from YA to middle-grade reads and picture books.

How a road trip inspired Monique Gray Smith's latest novel

The Cree, Lakota & Scottish writer discusses her novel Tilly and The Crazy Eights.

A new book looks at why Bobby Orr was one of the true hockey greats

In this archival interview, the hockey legend talks to Shelagh Rogers about his life and career.

Jay Baruchel reveals a few of his favourite things and biggest regrets in the Proust questionnaire

The Montreal-raised actor and director is the author of the memoir Born Into It.
Dog-Eared Reads

Barbara Reid on her ongoing love for The Chronicles of Narnia

The children's author and illustrator on why she re-reads the classic fantasy series by C. S. Lewis.

Full episode: Dec. 10, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Jay Baruchel, Monique Gray Smith, Bobby Orr and more.

Ben Sures on being entrusted to write a picture book involving residential schools

The musician talks about what inspired his children's book The Boy Who Walked Backwards.

Stephen Brunt on the three sports books you should read now

The Canadian sports journalist looks at some sports-related literature everyone needs to know about.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Atticus the poet loves F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

The popular and anonymous poet shares the book he loves to re-read.

Full episode: Dec. 3, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Waubgeshig Rice, Anna Porter, Jen Sookfong Lee and more.

Why writing a post-apocalyptic novel felt more fact than fiction for Waubgeshig Rice

The CBC host and author discusses writing his latest novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow.

Jen Sookfong Lee on how the Can't Lit podcast offers a fresh perspective on diversity in literature

Jen Sookfong Lee talks to Shelagh Rogers about her monthly podcast on the Canadian literature scene.

How Lauren B. Davis explores addiction with novel The Grimoire of Kensington Market

The Montreal-born writer discusses how she tackled real-life themes via fairy tales to shape her latest book.

Why publisher and writer Anna Porter fell in love with Canada and its literature

Ann Porter discusses writing her memoir, In Other Words: How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time.

Why Ryan Playground adores Jillian Tamaki's comic SuperMutant Magic Academy

The Montreal musician recently read the graphic novel by the award-winning author and illustrator.

If you liked Robert Olmstead's Savage Country, you'll love...

The Next Chapter listener Brent van Staalduinen compares Robert Olmstead's Savage Country to Kevin Hardcastle's short story collection Debris.

Why thriller writer Iain Reid thinks our future looks scary

The author talks to Shelagh Rogers about his latest book being turned into a film.

With this advent calendar, you get a short story a day instead of chocolate

Journalist and author Michael Hingston discusses why he makes the Short Story Advent Calendar every year.