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Lara Campbell used to believe in the paranormal. Now she pretends to believe in it for money. But when her ex-partner goes missing near the Oregon Bigfoot Highway, she may have to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew. BELIEVER is a spooky fiction audio drama about ghosts, cryptids, demons, cosmic entities, and the fake psychic who doesn't believe they exist. New episodes every other Tuesday.
 
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Julie Lee is best known for her genuine nature as a speaker, author, podcaster, and friend. Branded as a ‘shaker’, Julie speaks boldly about the psychological battles she has fought inside. These experiences give her perspective and compassion for anyone who struggles to find purpose and meaning in life. In a world that craves authenticity, Julie's…
 
In his new book Empire of Law: Nazi Germany, Exile Scholars, and the Battle for the Future of Europe (Cambridge UP, 2020), Kaius Tuori examines the inherent unity of European legal traditions that extend to ancient Rome. This book explores the invention of this tradition, tracing it to a group of legal scholars divided by the onslaught of Nazi terr…
 
Using case studies and the results of extensive fieldwork, this book considers the nature of state power and legal violence in liberal democracies by focusing on the interaction between law, science, and policing in India. The postcolonial Indian police have often been accused of using torture in both routine and exceptional criminal cases, but the…
 
Muslim Women’s Rights: Contesting Liberal-Secular Sensibilities in Canada (Routledge 2019) By Tabassum Fahim Ruby follows the legal debates and public discussions that surrounded the proposed shari‘ah tribunals in Canada from 2003 to 2006. In her close readings and discourse analysis of the public and media scrutiny that followed this discussion, R…
 
Musician Billy Corgan talks about the return of the mighty Smashing Pumpkins with the release of the band's brand new double album, Cyr. On this week's q This music panel, freelance music journalists Tabassum Siddiqui and Maura Johnston discuss the biggest snubs and surprises of the 2021 Grammy Award nominations. Grammy Award-winning pianist and co…
 
Actress Kim Cattrall talks about her starring role in the new series Filthy Rich, and shares what she thinks ties her most iconic roles together. Polaris Prize-winning musician Lido Pimienta fills us in on the inspiration behind her new record Miss Colombia, and performs a song for us. Multidisciplinary artist Curtis Talwst Santiago describes how h…
 
In this fascinating history of Australia’s electoral system, Judith Brett makes a timely case in favour of compulsory voting. Her analysis is entertaining and enlightening, and makes a significant contribution to the ongoing political discussions around the US electoral college, the Brexit vote, and the frequently-changing Australian Prime Minister…
 
Hitmaker Tayla Parx tells us what it's like to sing her own story after writing big songs for the likes of Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Janelle Monáe and many more. Singer-songwriter Alan Doyle recounts some of the funny and cautionary tales from his new book All Together Now: A Newfoundlander's Light Tales for Heavy Times. Filmmaker John Wilson ta…
 
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…
 
Danny Deaton is a miracle! Danny was on the brink of death due to a vicious addiction and then a miracle happened. Danny is a certified interventionist and owner of Living Proof Recovery Services. As a 13-year recovering addict Danny uses his expertise and knowledge to assist families and individuals plan and support a complete path to recovery. Hi…
 
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…
 
Why did the Founding Fathers fail to include blacks and Indians in their cherished proposition that “all men are created equal”? Racism is the usual answer. Yet Nicholas Guyatt argues in Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation (Basic Books, 2016) that white liberals from the founding to the Civil War were not confident …
 
When are borders justified? Who has a right to control them? Where should they be drawn? Today people think of borders as an island's shores. Just as beaches delimit a castaway's realm, so borders define the edges of a territory, occupied by a unified people, to whom the land legitimately belongs. Hence a territory is legitimate only if it belongs …
 
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…
 
“Imagine you live in a freewheeling city like New York or London – one of the world’s leading financial, educational, and cultural centres. Then imagine that one of the world’s most infamous authoritarian regimes makes direct control over your city, introducing secret police, warrant less surveillance and searches, massive repression and the arrest…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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?…
 
I can do hard things! Surae Chinn shares her incredible life with us and how going through a very difficult year has been one of the best experiences that have ever happened to her. Surae is an award-winning journalist where she took her talents and joined ABC4 as the 4 pm anchor in 2016. She transitioned to the station's lifestyle show 'Good Thing…
 
Fluid Jurisdictions: Colonial Law and Arabs in Southeast Asia (Cornell University Press, 2020) by Prof. Nurfadzilah Yahaya is a wide-ranging, geographically ambitious book that tells the story of the Arab diaspora within the context of British and Dutch colonialism, unpacking the community's ambiguous embrace of European colonial authority in South…
 
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…
 
Are psychedelics invaluable therapeutic medicines, or dangerously unpredictable drugs that precipitate psychosis? Tools for spiritual communion or cognitive enhancers that spark innovation? Activators for one’s private muse or part of a political movement? In the 1950s and 1960s, researchers studied psychedelics in all these incarnations, often arr…
 
Monster is an adult pit bull, muscular and grey, who is impounded in a large animal shelter in Los Angeles. Like many other dogs at the shelter, Monster is associated with marginalized humans and assumed to embody certain behaviors because of his breed. And like approximately one million shelter animals each year, Monster will be killed. The Lives …
 
The Republic of Biafra lasted for less than three years, but the war over its secession would contort Nigeria for decades to come. A History of the Republic of Biafra: Law, Crime, and the Nigerian Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2020) examines the history of the Nigerian Civil War and its aftermath from an uncommon vantage point – the courtr…
 
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…
 
In his latest book, Professor Lindsay Farmer offers a historical and conceptual analysis of theories of criminalization. The book shows how criminalization is inextricably linked to the making of the modern criminal law. This distinct body of rules and processes is neither fixed nor inevitable in what, who, and how it criminalizes. Instead, it is c…
 
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…
 
Hayden Paul is an advocate in the battle against pornography, a disciple of Christ, husband, soon to be father, United States Marine, and active in the fight against child sex trafficking. When Hayden was 13 years old he came across pornography for the first time and it became a serious habit/addiction in his life. Because of shame, he allowed the …
 
Most people recognize that the internet is growing at an exponential rate. But few have thought as deeply as Laura DeNardis, a Professor and Interim Dean at the School of Communication at American University, about what those changes will mean for privacy, security, human rights, and democracy. In The Internet in Everything: Privacy and Security in…
 
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…
 
Throughout US history, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have been pathologized, victimized, and criminalized. Reports of lynching, burning, or murdering of LGBTQ people have been documented for centuries. Prior to the 1970s, LGBTQ people were deemed as having psychological disorders and subsequently subject to electrosh…
 
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. …
 
Shine where you stand! Cardin McKinney is a recording artist, songwriter, and model in Nashville, Tennessee. Most notably she was a top contestant in American Idol Season 7 and has starred in international television, commercials, and campaigns from ABC’s Nashville, Almay, and Royal Caribbean. She grew an online following of forty-thousand in just …
 
R. H. Helmholz's book Natural Law in Court (Harvard UP, 2015) serves as a guide to the uses of natural law in the past. It shows how lawyers, judges and jurists used natural law to reason and argue about all areas of the law, be they procedural or substantive. Far from being a polemic, this book delves into the legal record of multiple countries to…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Prior to the abolition of slavery, thousands of African-descended people in the Americas lived in freedom. Their efforts to navigate daily life and negotiate the boundaries of racial difference challenged the foundations of white authority—and linked the Americas together. In Black Freedom in the Age of Slavery: Race, Status, and Identity in the Ur…
 
In her book, The Politics of Police Reform: Society against the State in Post-Soviet Countries (Oxford University Press, 2018), Erica Marat provides an answer to a very important question: “What does it take to reform a post-Soviet police force?” Marat looks as specific case studies – in Ukraine, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan – in…
 
Americans have long viewed marriage between a white man and a white woman as a sacred union. But marriages between African Americans have seldom been treated with the same reverence. This discriminatory legacy traces back to centuries of slavery, when the overwhelming majority of black married couples were bound in servitude as well as wedlock. Tho…
 
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…
 
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…
 
My lifelong friend and mentor Richard Saunders shares how living a principle-based life has been the foundation of his happiness and success. Rich is the Interim Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health. Saunders graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in organizational behavior then spent 25 years as a private s…
 
In Lutheran Theology and Contract Law in Early Modern Germany (ca. 1520-1720) (Verlag Ferdinand Schoningh, 2019), Paolo Astorri shows how the Protestant Reformation influence European law. Martin Luther and his successors led European Christianity away from medieval ideas of penance and the careful accounting that went with it toward theology of gr…
 
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…
 
A BELIEVER PREQUEL: Set approximately 4 years before the events of season one, Lara pairs with Rose for the very first time in order to deal with an entity that’s been split into two. Deep in the Oregon Caves, Lara diligently applies scientific methods that never seem to stick, while at the Corwin Lake House, Rose attempts direct contact and finds …
 
Francis Buckley, who is Foundation Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, has written a fast-moving and provocative new book about the opportunities and possibilities of a second American secession. The publication of this book couldn't be more timely, as the conclusion of an election cycle highlights both the diversit…
 
Some of America’s most pressing civil rights issues—desegregation, equal educational and employment opportunities, housing discrimination, and free speech—have been closely intertwined with higher education institutions. Although it is commonly known that college students and other activists, as well as politicians, actively participated in the fig…
 
In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Repatriates (University of California Press, 2020) is an in-depth study of the fate of the nearly 800,000 Vietnamese refugees who left their country by boat, and sought refugee in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. The experiences of these populations and the subsequent policies remain relevant today; …
 
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