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Full episode: Dec. 7, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Antoni Porowski, Mary Berg and Shane M. Chartrand.

Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski celebrates how food brings people together

The food and wine guru for the hit Netflix show talks about his love for cooking and how Montreal's diversity shaped his culinary tastes.

Masterchef Canada winner Mary Berg's recipe for stress-free cooking

The self-taught chef has written a cookbook, Kitchen Party. It includes over 100 of her favourite recipes designed for big occasions, such as Mother's Day brunch or a low-key bridal shower.

Why chef Shane M. Chartrand's approach to cooking is rooted in his Indigenous identity

In Cree, tawâw means "Come in, you’re welcome, there’s room." The word is also the title of Chartrand's latest cookbook.

Westminster Books's Janet North on the cookbooks that are popular in her Fredericton store

The New Brunswick independent bookstore was founded in the mid-1970s.

Jeremy Charles goes wild in showcasing the charm of Newfoundland cuisine

Wildness: An Ode to Newfoundland and Labrador collects recipes and stories about the plentiful bounty provided by the province.

Giselle Courteau explores her French Canadian roots through baking with Duchess at Home

The Edmonton baker and co-owner of the popular Duchess Bake Shop talks about being a self-taught baker and her passion for real food.

Full episode: Nov. 30, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Alicia Elliott, Joy Fielding, Joan Thomas and more.

Governor General's Literary Award-winning author Joan Thomas explores faith and empathy with novel Five Wives

The Manitoba novelist spoke with Shelagh Rogers about how a real event in the 1950s Ecuador inspired her latest work.

Why Alicia Elliott, David Alexander Robertson & Sarah Leavitt met for an honest talk about mental health

The Canadian authors shared laughter, tears and insight with Shelagh Rogers on a mental health panel during Calgary's Wordfest.

How a child's drawing of a horse inspired Drew Hayden Taylor's latest novel

Drew Hayden Taylor discusses what inspired his latest novel, Chasing Painted Horses.
Proust Questionnaire

Why Joy Fielding is a regular user of this salty four-letter word

The bestselling novelist and actor takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire.
Dog-Eared Reads

This Southern Gothic classic novel helped Anthony De Sa better understand human behaviour

Why the Toronto novelist and short story writer recommends reading As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.

Full episode: Nov. 23, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Emma Donoghue, Lori Lansens, Mozhdah Jamalzadah and more.

Mozhdah Jamalzadah, the 'Oprah of Afghanistan,' speaks her truth with new biography, Voice of Rebellion

Singer, activist and Canada Reads 2018 panellist Mozhdah Jamalzadah speaks out about life as a Canadian refugee, women's rights and hosting a TV show in Afghanistan.

Why Emma Donoghue wanted to write about family, generation gaps and the legacy of WW II in her latest novel

The Irish-Canadian author talks about telling a story involving a widower and his great-nephew, who uncover a family secret in the novel Akin.
Bedside Books

Why Dave Landreth of The Bros. Landreth recommends this 2013 novel that was recently adapted to film

The Winnipeg singer-songwriter and bassist recently read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
Proust Questionnaire

Lori Lansens reveals why her maternal instinct will never go away

The bestselling screenwriter and novelist takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust questionnaire.

Jordan Tannahill recommends three books written about captivity

The playwright and columnist talks about No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani, Devil on the Cross by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout.
Like This? Love That

If you liked Young Skins by Colin Barrett, you'll love Megan Gail Coles's 2014 short fiction debut

The Next Chapter listener Terry Doyle compares Newfoundland's Megan Gail Coles's Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome and Young Skins by Irish writer Colin Barrett.

How the nature of family inspired Ian Williams' novel Reproduction, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Reproduction is a love story that follows the connected lives of Felicia, a teen from an island nation, and Edgar, the lazy heir of a wealthy German family. The novel won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Full episode: Nov. 16, 2019

In the latest episode of The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers speaks with Sean Michaels, Dave Hill, Karen McBride and more.

American comedian Dave Hill has Canadian roots — so he toured the country to learn about them

The Cleveland comedian and musician wrote a book about his adventures called Parking the Moose.

Why Karen McBride's debut novel Crow Winter is rooted in the real and the magical worlds

The Algonquin Anishinaabe writer from the Timiskaming First Nation spoke with Shelagh Rogers about how her grief shaped her Crow Winter.

Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author Sean Michaels plays with luck in sophomore novel The Wagers

The Montreal author spoke with Shelagh Rogers about how he wrote the follow-up to his novel Us Conductors.