Big Generous Brains

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  • Off the Record with Peter Mansbridge

    Movie

    From falling space junk to (briefly) trumping Obama in the White House, the anecdotes that colour the five-decade career of Canada's "Voice" are told with the celebrated news anchor’s characteristic authenticity.

  • The Hum is Real

    Movie

    Truth, conspiracy, madness, belonging, and… wait a minute, do you hear that? Jordan Tannahill's profound new literary thriller, The Listeners, is an ear-worm can't shake.

  • The Big Generous Brain of Ivan Coyote

    Movie

  • Epically Engrossing Madeline Miller

    Movie

    Brilliant, creative, and humble, Madeline Miller has enjoyed the rare pleasure of watching her unforgettable book The Song of Achilles rise to the bestseller list — twice, nine years apart. Here's why!

  • Truth, Lies & A Disarmingly Honest Amoralman

    Movie + 14 extras

    The award-winning magician and artist transfixes audiences and now, readers, with his dazzling new memoir Amoralman. In conversation, Derek DelGaudio is characteristically deadpan and generous beyond expression — he’s made a life of turning love into transformative storytelling.

  • Depravation Masks Deprivation

    Movie

    Grief and sex. Murder and marketing. Truth and consequences. This conversation about Animal with Lisa Taddeo is a thrilling and intimate glimpse into an extraordinarily fertile mind.

  • Love, Belonging & The Right Scissors

    Movie + 3 extras

    “What is the point of a human life unrelated to any other human life?” That question is at the heart of Camilla Gibb’s sublime novel, The Relatives. Learn what it means to her to belong, and how to keep your hands and heart occupied.

  • Fast Cars, Hard Crowds, Big Ideas

    Movie + 1 extra

    In her new essay collection The Hard Crowd, Rachel Kushner “catalogues the star quality" of the people in her life. The Booker-prize shortlisted author brings dazzling cars and hard-rockin’ artists, writers, and escapades from her adventurous youth to a brilliant conversation with Shelley Youngbl...

  • Fast Cars, Hard Crowds, Big Ideas

    In her new essay collection The Hard Crowd, Rachel Kushner “catalogues the star quality" of the people in her life. The Booker-prize shortlisted author brings dazzling cars and hard-rockin’ artists, writers, and escapades from her adventurous youth to a brilliant conversation with Shelley Youngbl...

  • Pilot Episode: Jeff VanderMeer

    Movie

    Our first guest in Imagine On Air's sparky new series Big Generous Brains, the author of Hummingbird Salamander, Annihilation, and Borne gives us unique insights into his creative mind — a wild, wildly intelligent place with a birdsong soundtrack.