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Jun 12, 2021

On today's episode, I talk to ​Leah Cameron, a television writer in Toronto. She is creator, director and co-writer of The Communist’s Daughter, a comedy series loosely based on her left-wing family in Toronto in 1989, now available on CBC Gem.

This is episode 14 of Sweater Weather with Aaron Giovannone.

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May 25, 2021

Why do we need an honest portrayal of work and employment in literature? What is the point of poetry? How has postmodernism affected arts and education?

Today we are visited by Tom Wayman, the author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose, as well as a professor emeritus at the University of Calgary. Today we talk...


Apr 14, 2021

This episode we’re visited by Radhika Desai, professor of political science at the University of Manitoba. She is the author and editor of several works on political economy, including Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire (Pluto Press, 2013) as well as Revolutions: A Twenty-First Century...


Mar 16, 2021

The early years after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War produced a new consensus among western elites that it was now a good thing to do business with China and develop cultural relations. 

A fascinating film from 1990 illustrates this moment of history, Bethune: The Making of A Hero, starring...


Mar 13, 2021

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This is part 2 of my discussion with Dr. Stephanie Ross, associate professor and director of the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University. She is author, co-author and co-editor of several works on Canadian labour and unions, including Building...