The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers


Full episode: Nov. 27, 2021

In this episode, Shelagh Rogers talks to Suzanne Simard, George Murray and Daniel Heath Justice.

When the trees talk, we need to listen, Suzanne Simard reveals in her bestselling book Finding the Mother Tree

The Canadian scientist and professor spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a bestselling book about the power and interconnectedness of nature.

Daniel Heath Justice on why the raccoon is a significant creature to Indigenous cultures

The author and academic spoke with Shelagh Rogers about why he wrote his latest book.

George Murray looks back at 25 years of writing poetry with Problematica

The St. John's author and poet spoke with Shelagh Rogers on location at the Writers at Woody Point in Newfoundland.

Christa Couture connected with the 'immersive' short stories in Stoop City by Kristyn Dunnion

The writer, musician and broadcaster talks about the book she's currently reading.

Chevy Stevens takes readers down a thrilling path with novel Dark Roads

The B.C.-based author of thriller novels talks about the inspiration behind her latest book.

Full episode: Nov. 20, 2021

In this episode, Shelagh Rogers talks to Sarah Raughley, Vish Khanna and Lauren B. Davis.

Sarah Raughley's fantasy YA novel The Bones of Ruin weaves a tale of race and identity in the Victorian era

The Ontario author of Fate of Flames spoke with Shelagh Rogers about the legacy of Black identity in real-life and speculative fiction.

Lauren B. Davis ponders tragedy, forgiveness and coping with difficult people with novel Even So

The Montreal-born author talks about her latest novel.

If you liked It Never Ends by Tom Scharpling, you'll love Meg Remy's Begin by Telling

The cultural journalist, radio personality and The Next Chapter columnist finds a Canadian counterpart to an international book.

Shawn Hitchins's memoir The Light Streamed Beneath It is a reflective look at life, death and sexuality

The Toronto-based comedian, author, and actor talks about his experiences processing grief after loss.

Musician Joey Serlin felt creatively recharged after reading Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

The Canadian guitarist and songwriter for The Watchmen and Serling Greaves talks about the book he's reading.

Full episode: Nov. 13, 2021

This episode features Megan Gail Coles, Casey Plett and a 2014 conversation with Lee Maracle, who died on Nov. 11, 2021 at the age of 71.

'Words have power': Remembering Lee Maracle's legacy as one of Canada's most influential Indigenous authors

In this 2014 interview, Lee Maracle spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her approach to life and literature. Maracle died on Nov. 11, 2021 at the age of 71.

Megan Gail Coles's Satched is a poetic look at the trauma, grief and joy of life on the East Coast

The playwright and author of novel Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club talks to Shelagh Rogers about her poetry debut.
Proust Questionnaire

Randy Boyagoda is focused on being the best Randy Boyagoda he can be

The Canadian author and academic takes our version of the Proust Questionnaire.

Casey Plett's short story collection A Dream of a Woman centres truth and transgender women

The American-based Canadian author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about her latest work.

Full episode: Nov. 6, 2021

In this episode, Shelagh Rogers talks to Mark Critch, Shashi Bhat and Antanas Sileika.

22 Minutes star Mark Critch reveals how he found the funny in new memoir An Embarrassment of Critch's

The St. John's comedian spoke with Shelagh Rogers about his book and career during the 2021 AfterWords Literary Festival in Halifax.

Shashi Bhat's The Most Precious Substance on Earth is a coming-of-age novel about the pain & silence of trauma

The B.C.-based author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a pop culture-filled look at how silence can shape a life.

Antanas Sileika reviews a book with a heady take on societal views on alcohol and intoxication

The Next Chapter columnist reviews Drunk by Edward Slingerland.

Brian Cherwick of The Kubasonics loved reading this classic music autobiography about Levon Helm and the Band

The member of the Ukrainian Canadian speed-folk band talks about the book he's reading, This Wheel's on Fire by Levon Helm with Stephen Davis.

Full episode: Oct. 30, 2021

In this episode, Shelagh Rogers talks to Omar El Akkad, Lisa Bird-Wilson and Victor Dwyer.

Omar El Akkad's What Strange Paradise is a fable inspired by Peter Pan and a real-life refugee crisis

The Canadian journalist and author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing a novel that is won the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

'Kinship is one of the most important things': Lisa Bird-Wilson's Probably Ruby is about the power of heritage

The Saskatchewan Métis and nêhiyaw writer spoke with Shelagh Rogers about writing her first novel.