#49: Because of Billie

“The shoulders I stand on are broad and strong, full of history and courage and love. How about you? Whose shoulders are you standing on?” From The Walrus Talks Philanthropy, recorded in Toronto on November 25, 2014

Published on June 17, 2015
No. 49: Because of Billie

#48: Turning Adversity into Social Change

“I quickly realized that once somebody discloses trauma—sexual abuse, whatever it might be—that’s not the end of it. It took me ten years to get to a place to be able to discuss solutions.” From The Walrus Talks Philanthropy, recorded in Calgary on September 16, 2014

Published on May 29, 2015
The Walrus Podcast No. 48

#47: Time for Bed

“Teenagers who go to a normally programmed high school have significantly more car accidents than teenagers who don’t because we’re basically getting them to wake up in the middle of the night and go to school.” Katherine Ashenburg discusses the chronic problem of underslept kids

Published on May 14, 2015
Podcast No. 47: Time for Bed

#46: Minding the Monster

Ed Tubb talks about troubling cuts to one of the most successful criminal reintegration programs in Canadian history—and what is likely to become of pedophiles as it recedes

Published on April 17, 2015
Podcast episode No. 46: Minding the Monster

#45: Rise of the Gender Novel

Casey Plett discusses a new and flawed literary trope: cisgender authors writing trans characters as tortured heroes

Published on March 26, 2015
#45 Rise of the Gender Novel

#44: Cultural Community

Gabrielle Scrimshaw explains how gatherings keep connections to land and people strong. From The Walrus Talks Resilience, recorded in Toronto on October 8, 2014

Published on March 13, 2015
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#43: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

“If I can work on this as much as possible, so it will be easier for future generations to deal with, I’ll do that—willingly.” Audio documentarian Lauren Crazybull and illustrator Evan Munday discuss a Canadian epidemic of crime and heartbreak

Published on February 27, 2015
Photograph by Caelie_Frampton
Caelie_Frampton / CC by-NC-ND 2.0 In Vancouver, a scene from the twenty-fifth annual February 14th Women’s Memorial March, held earlier this month.
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#42: That’s What the Girls Are Saying

“As a journalist, I knew I’d struck gold with this conversation . . . as a woman, I knew I’d made new friends.” Sally Armstrong talks about life in Afghanistan before 9/11. From The Walrus Talks: the Art of Conversation, recorded in Sackville on October 16, 2014

Published on February 19, 2015
Video still from The Walrus Talks: the Art of ConversationSally Armstrong on stage at The Walrus Talks: the Art of Conversation.

#41: Feeling Better

“I was able to eat again. I was able to interact with my family again. I was able to smile again.” Emily Landau ponders her identity after two decades on antidepressants

Published on February 12, 2015
Illustration by Adrian ForrowAdrian Forrow
  • Production: Tori Allen
  • Music: “A Year” by Broke for Free; “Genetics” by Dream Youth; “Fuck It” by Broke for Free; “That’s Life” by Aretha Franklin

#40: What’s the Use?

“I’m not even here.” Jonathan Goldstein talks about existential futility. From The Walrus Talks Vice, recorded in Calgary on January 29, 2015

Published on February 5, 2015
Video still from This Is Radio: Jonathan GoldsteinStill from This Is Radio—Jonathan Goldstein by Andrew Norton