2015 Episodes

A collection of all of the 2015 episodes I produced for the show. This was the last year for the old format of the show, which switched over to its current format in August 2015.

Broadcast: July 29, 2015

Trisha Cull

Trisha Cull talks about her memoir The Death of Small Creatures.

Broadcast: July 22, 2015

Hollie Adams

Local author Hollie Adams on her debut novel Things You've Inherited From Your Mother. 

Broadcast: July 15, 2015

Lynette Loeppky 

Local author Lynette Loeppky talks about her new memoir Cease.

Broadcast: July 8, 2015

Lesley Battler

Local poet Lesley Battler talks about her first book Endangered Hydrocarbons.

Broadcast on June 24, 2015

Elena Johnson

Elena Johnson talks about her new collection of poetry Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra.

Broadcast on June 17, 2015

Taylor Lambert

Local author Taylor Lambert on his book Rising: Stories of the 2013 Alberta Flood.

Broadcast on June 10, 2015

Sigal Samuel

Sigal Samuel on her debut novel The Mystics of Mile End.

Broadcast on June 3, 2015

Monica Kidd

Local poet Monica Kidd talks about her new poetry collection The Year of Our Beautiful Exile.

Broadcast on May 27, 2015

Rhonda Douglas

Rhonda Douglas in conversation about her new collection of short stories Welcome to the Circus.

Broadcast on May 20, 2015

Sean Johnston

Sean Johnston talks about his novel Listen All You Bullets.

Broadcast: May 13, 2015

Andrea Thompson

Andrea Thompson in conversation about her debut novel Over Our Heads.

Broadcast: May 6, 2015

Karyn L. Freedman

Karyn Freedman talks about her memoir One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery.

Broadcast: April 29, 2015

Tessa McWatt

Tessa McWatt in conversation about her book Higher Ed.

Broadcast: April 22, 2015

Ali Bryan

Local author Ali Bryan on her novel Roost.

Broadcast: April 15, 2015

Linden MacIntyre

Linden MacIntyre came in to talk with me about his new novel Punishment. He was such a fascinating person to talk to, so passionate and engaged with the ideas he explores in his writing.

Broadcast: March 25, 2015

rob mclennan

I talked to rob mclennan on the phone about his book Notes and Dispatches: Essays. It was nice to get a chance to promote the work of someone who so actively promotes other writers in the Canadian literary scene.

Broadcast: March 18, 2015

John Vaillant

John Vaillant is an acclaimed nonfiction writer, but he came in to talk about his first novel, The Jaguar's Children. It was fun discussing how different fiction felt for him. He likened writing fiction to "a guided hallucination," which I liked.

Broadcast: March 11, 2015

Jess Nicol and Beth Langford

Local writers Jess Nicol and Beth Langford came on the show to promote the Flywheel Reading Series event they were reading at the next night. Jess is my roommate, so it was a lot of fun having her on the show.

Broadcast: March 4, 2015

Roland Prevost

Another Ottawa poet, Roland Prevost, on his book Singular Plurals. I really enjoyed Roland's unique approach to picking his poetic subjects.


Broadcast: February 25, 2014

Amanda Earl

Ottawa poet Amanda Earl on her book Kiki. Amanda and I both share a love of researching strong, fascinating women who have been somewhat obscured by history, so it was enjoyable to interview someone who shares the same research passions as me.

Broadcast: February 18, 2015

Lori Hahnel

A conversation with local author Lori Hahnel on her recent novel After You've Gone. I had a lot of fun chatting with Lori and learning about the impact music had on her life.

Broadcast: February 11, 2015

Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle on his memoir Where I Belong. This was a pretty cool interview to get to do. When I was a teenager my very first album was Great Big Sea's Turn and here I was getting to interview the frontman of the band on his first book. Alan was very charming and, after the interview, stood gazing out the window that overlooks a bit of the campus reminiscing on how many times he and the band had been plastered on this campus after playing a gig at the university and how much it had changed since then. Of course I brought my copy of Turn for Alan to sign too, because really, how could I not!

Broadcast: February 4, 2015

Dave Eso and Weyman Chan with additional readings from Ross Priddle and Richard Harrison

A live show where Dave Eso and Weyman came in to the studio to chat about the anthology Where the Nights are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets. Dave, one of the editors, talked about how the book came together and read from this book. Weyman read as well and chatted with us. We capped the show off with some pre-taped readings from Ross Priddle and Richard Harrison who were included within the anthology.

Broadcast: January 28, 2015

Guillaume Morissette

An interview with Montreal author Guillaume Morissette on New Tab, his collection of short stories. What was fun and a bit unexpected about this interview was how long we spend talking about the video game industry. GamerGate had just happened, so video game culture was on everyone's minds at the moment.

Broadcast: January 21, 2015

Padma Viswanathan

Padma Viswanathan on her novel The Everafter of Ashwin Rao. Padma's novel had just been announced as a finalist for the Giller Prize a few weeks before I interviewed her, which was pretty exciting.

Broadcast: January 7, 2015

Rudy Wiebe

Rudy Wiebe on his most recent novel, Come Back. It was an honour getting to speak to such a highly, acclaimed Albertan author, but at the same time there were some tougher questions I wanted to press him on, and I kind of regret not doing so.