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Clothes are complicated, but also very necessary! Enlighten My Loafers is here to get answers. Each episode, host Brett White (Decider, Must Have Seen TV) talks to an expert about their personal style, shopping habits, areas of interest, and more. Join Brett on his mission to learn as much about putting an outfit together as he knows about the 1991 lineup of X-Men teams.
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.
 
Sip on this TEA .... pop culture junkie and entertainment news addict Issen puts his own spin on contemporary celebrity news. Find out what's hot. What's not. What's good and what should be on the tea. Read the tea at https://www.thetea.net ! We update ALL day everyday and Follow the tea on Instagram @gimmethetea Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gimmethetea/support (https://anchor.fm/gimmethetea/support)
 
The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI, is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Produced in association with Slate.
 
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This week's episode features another debate from our friends at Intelligence Squared Germany, who in partnership with The European Council on Foreign Relations debated whether the election of Joe Biden as U.S President will really change the relationship between Europe and The United States. The debate featured Matt Karnitschnig, Chief Europe Corre…
 
Author Rumaan Alam tells us how he captured the existential dread of 2020 in his bestselling new novel Leave the World Behind. Visual artist Christi Belcourt talks about her first-ever career retrospective, Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth, at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Filmmaker Edoardo Ponti discusses what it was like to direct his…
 
Grammy-winning reggae artist Shaggy reflects on 20 years of It Wasn't Me, his love of Newfoundland, and his new holiday album Christmas in the Islands. On this week's screen panel, Ishani Nath and John Semley discuss The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Reunion and why the '90s sitcom still resonates today. Actress Michaela Coel talks about turning personal…
 
This week Anthony Scaramucci, the former Director of Communications in President Donald Trump’s White House, and Danielle Pletka, former Vice President at the American Enterprise Institute, debate the Republican Party's response to the US election and the future of America. The podcast was hosted by Jonathan Freedland, columnist for the Guardian an…
 
Canadian singer Anne Murray shares her most joyous Christmas memories and brings some early holiday cheer with a new album, The Ultimate Christmas Collection. Writer and director Darius Marder talks about his new film starring Riz Ahmed, called Sound of Metal, which tells the story of a heavy metal drummer who loses his hearing and struggles to reb…
 
In this special podcast brought to you by the Home Office and Intelligence Squared, Director of Border and Immigration Policy at the Home Office Philippa Rouse, Head of Immigration Policy at the FSB Emelia Quist, and Partner at Fragomen Ian Robinson discuss the UK's new points based immigration system and what it will mean for businesses and indivi…
 
Country music icon Dolly Parton shares the stories behind songs she wrote in her childhood on up to huge hits like Jolene, I Will Always Love You and Coat of Many Colors. Halifax pop duo Neon Dreams tell us what it's like to be back on stage and how they're touring safely in the Atlantic bubble. Playwright, writer and director David E. Talbert disc…
 
Host Beverly Kirk talks to former Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The pair discuss USAID’s digital strategy, the future of 5G in emerging markets and the threat of Huawei, and the role USAID plays in contributing to global network security.By CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
 
Comedian David Cross talks about pivoting to drama in his new film, The Dark Divide, about a butterfly scientist who's grieving his dead wife while on a hiking expedition. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new novel to check out: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King. Oscar winner Kate Winslet discusses her new film, Ammonite, and w…
 
Margaret MacMillan is a distinguished historian, known for her masterly grasp of her subject matter as well as her gift for vivid storytelling. In November 2020 she came to Intelligence Squared Plus to discuss war, a topic which, she argues, we should be talking about more than we currently are. MacMillan explained how war has shaped our societies …
 
Actor Michael J. Fox opens up about the long-term effects of Parkinson's disease and how he found his way back to optimism after experiencing a particularly brutal year. Artist and curator Anique Jordan discusses Three-Thirty, a new exhibition with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival that asks the question: who has power in a city?…
 
Musician, artist, poet and professor Narcy discusses his new book Text Messages: Or How I Found Myself Time Traveling, and why he wrestles so much with the technology that makes his art possible. On this week's q screen panel, Teri Hart and Jason Gorber share their reviews of The Queen's Gambit and tell us how the Netflix miniseries became the offi…
 
Last January, before the coronavirus pandemic struck, Intelligence Squared staged a sold-out debate on whether we need a truly radical new economic system to deal with the looming climate catastrophe. While Covid-19 has dominated the headlines for most of the ensuing months, averting ecological disaster remains the single most important issue we fa…
 
Beverly Kirk spoke with Dana Perino, anchor of The Daily Briefing, co-host of The Five on FOX News Channel, and former White House Press Secretary for a Smart Women, Smart Power event. The pair discussed the outcome and aftermath of the 2020 election, its potential impact on U.S. national security, foreign, and domestic policy, and her advice for s…
 
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson talks about overcoming hearing loss to create the band's explosive new comeback album Power Up. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss the highs and lows of the 2020 Country Music Association Awards. Musicologist Nate Sloan breaks down why Mariah Carey's festive hit All I Want For Chri…
 
Actress Gillian Anderson talks about stepping into the role of Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female prime minister, in the latest season of The Crown. Chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson discusses his new cookbook The Rise, which celebrates the richness of Black food cultures and examines how Black people have often been written out of foo…
 
Singer-songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens reflects on his groundbreaking folk album, Tea for the Tillerman, 50 years after its original release. Actress Sandra Oh talks about her role in the series Killing Eve and the importance of "being true to yourself" in Hollywood. Documentary filmmaker Doug Knutson charts Trenton, Ont.'s rise and fall as "Hollywood…
 
Martin Amis has often been called the Mick Jagger of the British book world. As famous for his love affairs, his friendships and his complicated family history as for his dazzling prose, he has dominated the literary scene for decades. In this exclusive Intelligence Squared event he spoke about his much anticipated new autobiographical novel 'Insid…
 
Toronto writer and poet Souvankham Thammavongsa reflects on winning the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection How to Pronounce Knife. In a wide-reaching extended conversation with Margaret Atwood, the celebrated Canadian writer discusses alien invasions, rare curse words, and why reading poetry isn't like eating Cracker Jack. …
 
Former Jeopardy! contestants Dhruv Gaur and Reem Fattouh pay tribute to the late Canadian icon Alex Trebek, who died yesterday at the age of 80. On this week's q screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and John Semley discuss Alex Trebek's lasting legacy and how his passing marks the end of an era for television. Canadian actor Eric McCormack talks a…
 
In this week's podcast Design Museum director Tim Marlow, South London Gallery director Margot Heller, academic and critic Shahidha Bari and botanist Roy Vickery discuss the White Cube Gallery exhibition 'Danh Vo: 'Chicxulub'. Incorporating imperial narratives, plant folklore, Catholicism and Coca-Cola, this podcast in partnership with White Cube i…
 
Writer Heidi Schreck discusses her Broadway show turned film What the Constitution Means to Me, about the way women's lives are shaped by the American Constitution. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen talk about the Grammys' decision to rename the world music album category due to the term's "connotations of colonial…
 
In this election special we were joined by Danielle Pletka, the Washington Post commentator and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Josh Glancy, the Washington Bureau Chief of The Sunday Times to analyse how the candidates have performed in the key battleground States, what we can expect to unfold in the next few weeks and what …
 
Comedian Negin Farsad shares her thoughts on this year's (at this point undecided) U.S. presidential election, and looks back on a few "highlights" from the past four years of American politics. Fleet Foxes singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold tells us how he found his breakthrough during the pandemic to write the band's critically acclaimed new album …
 
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee co-executive producer and correspondent Allana Harkin talks about the challenges of providing post-election comedic relief. Artist Brendan Fernandes discusses his new digital performance The Left Space commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario, and how the role of protest art has changed in the COVID-19 and Trump era…
 
In this U.S election special we were joined by historian Sarah Churchwell and Jonathan Freedland to speak about how Biden and Trump have performed in the final weeks of the presidential race, the battleground States listeners should look out for and what's at stake for the country as a whole. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligenc…
 
In this week's episode we were joined by Danielle Pletka, Washington Post commentator and senior fellow at the American Enterprise; and Emily Tamkin, U.S editor of The New Statesman, to speak about how the candidates have performed in the final weeks of the race, the battleground States listeners should look out for and what's at stake for the coun…
 
Emmy Award-winning producer, writer and comedian Larry Wilmore talks about his return to late night, his indelible mark on the last 25 years of television, and the bizarre experience of hosting a White House Correspondents' Dinner. Grammy Award-winning Christian rapper Lecrae explains how questioning his faith ultimately made him a better person, a…
 
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver discusses his latest cookbook 7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week, and shares a few tunes that help him out in the kitchen. Ahead of the U.S. presidential election tomorrow, our fashion contributor Mosha Lundström Halbert tells us how democracy has become fashion's biggest trend this season. Actress and author L…
 
Rep. Ilhan Omar, the groundbreaking Somali-American community organizer from Minnesota, speaks to public intellectuals Dr Cornel West and Professor Tricia Rose. She lays out her #PeopleFirst plan to transform our society and how the progressive movement will do if Democrats win back the Senate and the White House. This special episode is a 'takeove…
 
John Bolton knows a thing or two about Donald Trump. So many things, in fact, that he’s now being investigated by the US Justice Department for potentially spilling classified information in his new book. On Wednesday October 28 he came to Intelligence Squared Plus to share what he knows – days before what could be the most important presidential e…
 
Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello talks about his latest album Hey Clockface, his eclectic sound and what it's like living in a musical household with his wife Diana Krall. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss the stark division between musicians and politicians as artists denounc…
 
Funk icon Bootsy Collins reveals how he got into music, why his mother knocked his star-shaped glasses off his face, and what led James Brown to call him Benedict Arnold. Somali-born chef Hawa Hassan discusses her new cookbook In Bibi's Kitchen, which celebrates the food of regular grandmothers, each of whom live in or are from the eight African co…
 
We’re back! The West Wing cast reunited for this special episode, so we got back together to discuss it. And Aaron Sorkin joins us to talk about his experiences adapting "Hartsfield’s Landing" for this voter turnout initiative. Please go to whenweallvote.org to donate! For more, visit thewestwingweekly.com/020…
 
Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey talks about his new memoir Greenlights and reveals the story behind his trademark line, "Alright, alright, alright." Former Halifax poet laureate Rebecca Thomas discusses her debut poetry collection I Place You Into the Fire and tells us how her poetry serves as a rallying cry for Indigenous justice. PC Gamer editor…
 
Fear is on the march. All over the world citizens have surrendered basic freedoms to the state in order to be protected from Covid-19. Good government has become not just important but a matter of life and death. But the assumption that Western governments have any advantage over the rest of the world is questionable: ask yourself, where would you …
 
Singer-songwriter, actor and author Jann Arden shares her wisdom about the beauty of aging, learning from failure, and why she's found new power and freedom at the age of 58. Hip-hop producer Dub J and hip-hop artist JD Era discuss their new track Wish I Could and why they're trying to raise awareness about gun violence in Toronto. Writer Bryan Was…
 
Grammy Award-winning musician Leyla McCalla explains why she decided now was the time to re-release her 2014 debut album Vari-Colored Songs about the poet and activist Langston Hughes. On this week's q screen panel, entertainment writers Ishani Nath and John Semley share their thoughts on Sacha Baron Cohen's new Borat sequel, Borat Subsequent Movie…
 
Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X - including siblings, classmates, friends, cellmates, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world. His goal was ambitious: to transform what wo…
 
Country artist Mickey Guyton explains how racism hindered her country music career for over a decade. Singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle finds music in seasonal wonders on Monarch Season. Singer-songwriter Sam Roberts on his new album 'All of Us,' and reflects on his 20th anniversary of his solo debut album…
 
American writer and producer Darren Star, creator of the show Sex and the City, on writing roles for strong and outspoken women and his new Netflix series Emily in Paris. Juno-nominated artist Storry on her new EP and the commonalities between sex work and in the music industry. Actor Jesse Eisenberg on his dream role in the movie The Art of Self D…
 
Prolific celebrity chef and author Jacques Pépin on his latest cookbook Quick & Simple. Showrunner Hilary Weisman Graham tells us how she managed to write, cast, and shoot an entirely new Netflix anthology series during the first few months of the Covid-19 pandemic. q book columnist Jael Richardson reccomends a Booker Prize shortlister, Real Life b…
 
Montreal-based rapper and producer Backxwash has been announced 2020's Polar Music Prize winner, she joins Tom Power to talk about her momentous win. Actor Natalie Portman discusses what inspired her to write a book of children's fables. Why Author Shannon Lee wanted to share more about her father's legacy, Bruce Lee, through her new book Be Water,…
 
In the years just before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, people from across the political spectrum in Europe and America celebrated a great achievement, felt a common purpose and, very often, forged personal friendships. Yet over the following decades the euphoria evaporated, the common purpose and centre ground gradually disappeared, extrem…
 
Author David A. Robertson opens up about his Cree culture, mental health, and the healing journey of creating his most personal work to date: a memoir called Black Water. The q screen panel talks about Saturday Night Live's return to the studio after Covid-19 shutdown production. Founding member of the band Barenaked Ladies, Ed Robertson, talks abo…
 
This week's podcast is from our friends at Intelligence Squared Germany who hosted a live debate in Berlin last week on whether the EU's 'Green Deal', a plan to deliver both economic growth and carbon neutrality, is really achievable. The debate was held in partnership with The European Council on Foreign Relations and featured Franziska Brantner o…
 
Gord Downie's brother Patrick Downie and his longtime collaborator Josh Finlayson discuss the making of Away Is Mine, the late Canadian music icon's final solo recording. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen question whether music streaming services should ever have the right to ban artists on their platforms, particu…
 
Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lenny Kravitz reflects on his new memoir, in which he writes about the first 25 years of his life, from his upbringing in New York to the release of his 1989 debut album. Nina Lee Aquino, the artistic director of Toronto's Factory Theatre, discusses the future of performing arts in Canada, and how they were abl…
 
Grammy award-winning jazz artist Gregory Porter opens up about losing his brother to COVID-19, the healing power of music, and his uplifting new record All Rise. Singer-songwriter Witch Prophet talks about her Polaris Music Prize-nominated album DNA Activation, which interweaves her experiences as an East African, queer mother living in the diaspor…
 
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