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  • Twistiest Thrillingest Trio

    Movie

    Harding, Nugent and Ware: Three borderless and boundless bestselling authors of contemporary crime fiction — all with thrilling new releases — share what sparks their twistiest ideas, how they gather unfolding inspiration and follow their instincts, and what they're loving to read right now.

  • Atwood, Williams, Poetry, Shoes

    Movie

    With joy and affection, CanLit heavy-weights Margaret Atwood and Ian Williams have much to discuss, not least of which is what footwear they chose at the age of 25.

  • Oversharing with Robyn Harding & P. J. Vernon

    Movie + 1 extra

    Who knew thriller writers were so cheerful? In marvellously creepy contrast to their personalities, new books by Robyn Harding and P.J. Vernon are dark, scary, and suspenseful.

  • A Mensch & A Marvel

    Movie

    He had us at "middle-aged Jewish wannabe-cowboy". The protagonist in Gary Barwin’s magnificent, mordantly funny new novel is a “Jewish cowpoke, Brisket Boy, my grandfather,” and the focal point of a rich, wonderfully weird conversation hosted by Bill Richardson.

  • We Heart St. John’s
    Movie + 2 extras

    We Heart St. John’s

    Movie + 2 extras

    With generosity, humour, and writerly insight that makes us want to watch the world go by from a George Street pub, Eva Crocker and Michael Crummey talk family, music, and the limits of leaning on the people we love.

  • Kindred Spirits
    Movie + 3 extras

    Kindred Spirits

    Movie + 3 extras

    Short-story writer Téa Mutonji and Oji-nêhiyaw, Two-Spirit poet and 2021 Canada Reads-winning novelist Joshua Whitehead laugh, plot and, inspire us — and one another.

  • Great Big Heart
    Movie + 2 extras

    Great Big Heart

    Movie + 2 extras

    From his love of Anne Murray to what he learned cutting out cod tongues, there is no topic that singer, songwriter, and bestselling author Alan Doyle cannot spin into utterly charming conversation.

  • Broadway Insider Spills THE Tea

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    Michael Riedel dishes on the dramatic business of Broadway in the 1990s, sharing his fascinating insider's take on how Rent changed the game; why nobody wanted to back Chicago; and how the biggest entertainment property of all time (ah zabenya!) almost didn't make it to the stage.

  • Dem Bones
    Movie + 9 extras

    Dem Bones

    Movie + 9 extras

    In celebration of the 20th Temperance Brennan bestseller, Kathy Reichs meets up with Bones show creator Hart Hanson and the result is an hour of forensic kismet, humour and collaborative joy. They talk bloated corpses the way the rest of us talk about the weather. Unflinchingly fascinated by the ...

  • The Incomparable Roddy Doyle

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    The Booker Prize winning Irish novelist reminiscences about Calgary, his friendship with Paul Quarrington, and his response to seeing Will Ferguson in a kilt. His latest, Love, resonates with middle-aged longings: for connection, for home, for self, for happiness, for meaning.

  • Ricardo's Sheet Pan Magic

    Movie + 2 extras

    It’s the kitchen party we all need now: Chef Ricardo Larrivée and celebrity food writer Julie Van Rosendaal dish out friendship, laughter, and love of food centered on the chef’s irresistible new cookbook Sheet Pan Everything.

  • Ferguson Rules
    Movie + 3 extras

    Ferguson Rules

    Movie + 3 extras

    One marvellous novelist in any family is more than most can claim. But two? It’s just not fair. Meet the Fergusons. Will Ferguson, Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, travel raconteur, Calgarian. Genki Ferguson, filmmaker, savant, Vancouverite.

  • The Mighty Queens of the North

    Movie + 2 extras

    Two of North America’s most prolific and compelling women, Margaret Atwood and Jodi Picoult, come together to share what makes them curious, livid, inspired, motivated, and delighted. Road stories. Peeks into process. Mutual admiration. Plus, curly hair product recommendations.

  • Beguilded, Indeed
    Movie + 2 extras

    Beguilded, Indeed

    Movie + 2 extras

    Part conversation, part reading, part audience confessional, this hour (any hour) with the extraordinarily creative Zsuzsi Gartner is guaranteed to quickly dissolve our expectations. Her aptly named new book The Beguiling has fans eager to connect, from Vancouver to Ireland and Lithuania to Austr...

  • Being Kaufman & Reid
    Movie + 5 extras

    Being Kaufman & Reid

    Movie + 5 extras

    Acclaimed film director Charlie Kaufman and bestselling author Iain Reid (need we say more?) de-brief on their remarkable collaboration behind the Netflix thriller I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

  • Crossing All the Boundaries

    Movie

    Words, music, and a spectacular emerald-green evening romper: The Subtweet has it all. An intimate hour with the author, musician and performance artist (How to Fail as a Pop Star) Vivek Shraya encompasses social media vulnerability, female friendships, and the limitations of judging a book by it...

  • The Most Creative Spaces

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    From her off-the grid farmhouse, award-winning designer and HGTV star Sarah Richardson shows off stunning rooms in her book Collected: City + Country and shares her best decorating secrets, including her go-to white paint, how-to style on a budget, and other tricks of the trade.

  • A Wise Kick in the Ass From Jann

    Movie + 2 extras

    A lot happens when you talk to singer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer Jann Arden. Learn about Crone goddesses, how to find “kindness in our bones” and strength in our friendships and get closer to the woman behind the song lyrics we’ve come to cherish.

  • Interview: Steve Patterson

    If fatherhood is “just like riding a bike,” well, as comedian Steve Patterson explains, it’s time someone admitted that riding a bike is often painful. The author of Dad Up!, Patterson reveals the dark secret behind why anyone has more than one child.
    Pick up a copy of Dad Up! here: https://wor...

  • 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.

  • Murderous Fun with Louise Candlish & Ruth Ware

    Movie + 16 extras

    Louise Candlish and Ruth Ware never cease to thrill us, whether in print or in person. Let Ware be your guide to fellow Brit bestseller Candlish, whose The Other Passenger will have you on edge on your next commute.

  • 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.