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On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Kathleen Newman-Bremang recap the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards — a virtual ceremony full of historic wins, particularly for Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek. Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer discusses how interactive art can work in a global pandemic and what connection looks like in the age of phys…
 
On this episode I speak with Jamie Lombardi about the humanistic philosophy of Albert Camus against the backdrop of our contemporary political situation: pandemic, wildfires on the west coast, police violence against black people, and the impending election. LINKS Reading "The Plague" During a Plague, with Jamie Lombardi, Greg Epstein, and Ryan Bel…
 
Oscar winner Kate Winslet discusses her new film, Ammonite, and what it was like skyrocketing to fame after the release of Titanic. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen break down what happened at the rescheduled (and reimagined) Academy of Country Music Awards. Musician Neal Sugarman looks back on Amy Winehouse's fin…
 
Jamie and Sean discuss what they've been reading and break down some news of the day: QAnon in Congress, the political transformation of a town in PA, and ICE's eugenics program. Just another fun, chill episode about rising fascism. Sorry this went up late, we aren't feeling very well. :( Bonus on killer cops (and killer investments) out Friday, 9/…
 
Twitter and IG: @kenzoshibata Twitch: twitch.tv/classtime Discord link available upon request One chapter of Racecraft was titled "Individuality and the intellectuals: an imaginary conversation between Emile Durkheim and W.E.B. Du Bois." Dr. Planey gives this session background on Durkheim and DuBois and why they make for compelling contrasts. Dr. …
 
Actor Regina King talks about directing One Night in Miami, a film that imagines a real conversation in February of 1964 between four of the most important Black voices of the era: Sam Cooke, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Jim Brown. CBC arts and entertainment reporter Eli Glasner recaps the highs and lows of this year's mostly virtual Toronto Interna…
 
Elamin Abdelmahmoud and the Pop Chat round-table invite you in to the group chat to help make sense of the cultural drama blowing up the internet. Bringing their hottest takes to the table, join them every week as they debate, discuss and work through the pop culture discourse. The Pop Chat panel consists of: Shireen Ahmed, Angelina Chapin, Kevin F…
 
Actor Cynthia Nixon discusses Netflix's Ratched, her famous role on Sex and the City, and the intersection of politics and art in her life. The editor-in-chief of ELLE Canada, Vanessa Craft, talks about how the fashion industry is finally confronting its issues with diversity and equity. Film and culture critic Jesse Wente tells us what he brings t…
 
Country star Reba McEntire looks back on her career and her hit album Rumor Has It on the 30th anniversary of its release. Director Unjoo Moon talks about her new Helen Reddy film, I Am Woman, which dramatizes the Australian singer's journey from immigrant to chart-topping feminist superstar. Freelance writer and artist Frankie Huang unpacks what t…
 
Sir Anthony Hopkins discusses his latest role in The Father as a man with dementia locked in a power struggle with his daughter, and shares his own struggles with growing older. Canadian reggae musician Jay Douglas remembers the late Jamaican singer-songwriter Toots Hibbert, the lead vocalist for the reggae and ska band Toots and the Maytals. Direc…
 
Actress Lucy Liu fills us in on her return to the small screen with Why Women Kill, a dark comedy-drama that follows three couples who live in the same Pasadena mansion in three different eras. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss the current state of rock and roll, and whether rappers are the new rockstars. M…
 
Viggo Mortensen discusses his new film Falling — which he wrote, directed and co-stars in — about a gay man who must care for his ailing, irritable and homophobic father. Artist and musician Jean Smith talks about her $100 USD paintings, why there's been a surge in sales during the pandemic, and how she's using her art to change the world. Author E…
 
Sean and Andy are joined with Brace from @trueanonpod to talk workers power, past and present: how unions are still central, how communist organizers like Harry Bridges, leader of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, exercised this power in the past, and how we can fight to bring it back today. We end with a call to Build The (not neces…
 
Country music icon Shania Twain reflects on The Woman in Me on the hit album's 25th anniversary. Author Iain Reid talks about seeing his debut novel, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, adapted into a Netflix film by Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Charlie Kaufman. Canadian cartooning legend Seth tells us how he gives the mundane a "mystic signi…
 
Actor and activist Jane Fonda talks about her new book, What Can I Do?: My Path From Climate Despair to Action, and how activism has kept depression at bay. Composer Stephan Moccio on his new album, Tales of Solace, and what it's like being one of the most in-demand hit makers of the decade. Singer and rapper Koffee discusses her latest music and d…
 
Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon talk about co-authoring the actor's new semi-autobiographical novel Memoirs and Misinformation, which melds fact with fiction — and turns Rodney Dangerfield into a rhinoceros. Choreographer Tanisha Scott discusses how she brought Jamaican dancehall to mainstream pop culture, as well as one of her latest projects: the CBC …
 
On this edition of the Antifada side project on the politics of Latin America, we discuss the political situation in Bolivia, where last year riots against a supposed voter fraud lead to a coup of far-right evangelicals. Since then, they have massacred protesters, clamped down on free speech, and cancelled election after election. Spanish historian…
 
Canada's Drag Race winner Priyanka reflects on what it means to be crowned Canada's first drag superstar. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss BTS becoming the first all-South Korean act to top Billboard's Hot 100 with an English language single. Canadian singer Alana Bridgewater presents a gateway to the musi…
 
Talking Heads frontman David Byrne apologizes after a 1984 promo video of him wearing blackface resurfaced this week. Indie pop duo Tegan and Sara open up about coming out, twin sisterhood and hitting the big time. Director Ang Lee discusses his groundbreaking new action thriller Gemini Man — a film that was 20 years in the making. Actress Tantoo C…
 
Sean and Jamie break down the tragic news out of Los Angeles, Kenosha and Portland, then broaden out the discussion to theories of political violence and revolutionary organization (and spontaneity). What is the least LARP-y line a communist might take in this day and age? Also: Down with eco-yogic slumlords! In the second half, Jamie speaks with t…
 
Actress Holland Taylor discusses her 50-year career on screen and on stage, as well as her latest role in Bill and Ted Face the Music. Refinery29 writer Kathleen Newman-Bremang reflects on the late Chadwick Boseman's legacy as the world's first Black superhero, Black Panther. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak unpacks why some people are u…
 
Soul singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette reflects on her career and discusses her new album, Blackbirds — a compilation of songs made famous by Black women. Author Ibi Zoboi and activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five discuss their powerful new YA book, Punching The Air, about a young Black boy who is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.…
 
Alt-pop star Meg Remy of U.S. Girls tells us about her Polaris Prize-nominated album, Heavy Light, and how she manages to pack subversive anti-capitalist critiques into her catchy pop songs. Actor Clarke Peters remembers his Da 5 Bloods co-star, the late Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer at the age of 43. Bestselling author Shari Lapena ta…
 
I talked about the politics of moral panics on Ben Burke's Prairie Fire podcast. You should follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his great pod on Leftist politics! Twitter: @bsb_tx@prairiefirepod Podcast: https://anchor.fm/ben-burke5?utm_source=listennotes.com&utm_campaign=Listen+Notes&utm_medium=website…
 
We continue to discuss the black radical tradition with Kazembe Balagun. In this episode we cover marxist feminists Angela Davis and Claudia Jones. We finish with a few questions about the continuation of these struggles into BLM and the George Floyd uprising, including a certain infamously cancelled Zoom call. Many of the texts in question can be …
 
Pop star Katy Perry talks about her new single Daisies, and opens up about writing inspiring hits like Firework and Roar while "in the worst place" of her life. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss how the music industry is facing the challenge of recreating the live concert experience during a pandemic. Music…
 
Opera singer Audrey DuBois Harris — known as Aretha Franklin's favourite soprano — reflects on her friendship with the late Queen of Soul, her musical influences and the importance of representation in the classical arts. Hollywood star Demi Moore opens up about some of the most difficult experiences of her life, and why she decided to take charge …
 
This week we bring you a two part series on the American black radical tradition. Joined by educator and activist Kazembe Balagun we discuss some of the fundamental questions of black marxism and revolution leading to the current day. In this episode we talk about the Haitian revolution, Harriet Tubman, WEB Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, Harry Hayw…
 
Actor David Arquette talks about the new documentary, You Cannot Kill David Arquette, which follows his return to the wrestling ring. Film and TV graphic designer Annie Atkins discusses the painstaking creative process behind making graphic props such as maps, train tickets, letters and newspapers. Hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids talk about their …
 
Toronto-based rapper and producer Clairmont The Second talks about his new album, It's Not How It Sounds, and what it means to be a 20-something Black artist trying to make it in 2020. YouTuber and motivational speaker Molly Burke tells us how making videos gave her confidence, and how she's now helping break barriers for people with disabilities. …
 
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