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[27 Feb 2015]

The legendary reporter George Garrett, retired from CKNW since 1999, discusses his illustrious career in journalism, Alzheimer’s Disease advocacy, the state of the media today, and many of the memorable people that he’s called colleagues over the years, with Joseph Planta.

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[26 Feb 2015]

The journalist and critic Jeet Heer discusses his new collection, Sweet Lechery: Reviews, Essay and Profiles (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2014), his writing and process, and more, with Joseph Planta.

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[25 Feb 2015]

The poet and playwright Dan O’Brien discusses his new collection of poems, Scarsdale (CB Editions, 2014), his parents and his estrangement from them, writing poetry, and more, with Joseph Planta.

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[24 Feb 2015]

The broadcaster Joe Leary reflects on his career in the media in Vancouver and elsewhere, as well as the media scene today, with Joseph Planta.

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[23 Feb 2015]

A recent book The West Coast Modern House (Figure 1, 2014) that looks at the residential architecture of the post-war era in and around Vancouver, is discussed by its editor Greg Bellerby, and Joseph Planta.

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[16 Feb 2015]

The author Alix Hawley is the New Face of Fiction with her new book All True Not a Lie in It (Knopf, 2015); she discusses it, writing and more, with Joseph Planta.

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[13 Feb 2015]

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Maple Leaf flag, the author and editor Rick Archbold discusses his biography, A Flag for Canada (Stanton Atkins & Dosil, 2008), as well as his editing of notable Canadian political books, and more, with Joseph Planta.

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[5 Feb 2015]

The author Michael Christie talks about his first novel, If I Fall, If I Die (McClelland & Stewart, 2015), growing up, agoraphobia, and more, with Joseph Planta.

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[3 Feb 2015]

The playwright and director Marie Clements discusses The Road Forward, the new show she’s written and directed, running at the PuSh Festival 05-07 February 2015, with Joseph Planta.

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[2 Feb 2015]

The National Post’s Tristin Hopper discusses working for the national newspaper, satire, history, and more, with Joseph Planta.

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[29 Jan 2015]

The author and journalist Alanna Mitchell discusses her upcoming show at the PuSh Festival (03 & 04 February 2015) Sea Sick, which is based on her acclaimed and bestselling book of the same name, which she discussed with Joseph Planta when it came out in 2009.

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[28 Jan 2015]

The salesperson, sales trainer, and former broadcaster Dave Warawa discusses his book, Shut Up! Stop Talking and Start Making Money (2014), with Joseph Planta.

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[27 Jan 2015]

The bestselling author John Vaillant discusses his new novel, his first, The Jaguar’s Children (Knopf, 2015), with Joseph Planta.

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[26 Jan 2015]

The acclaimed actress and playwright Anita Majumdar discusses her Fish Eyes Trilogy (Fish Eyes, Boys with Cars, and Let Me Borrow That Top), which is playing at the PuSh Festival (27-31 January 2015) at The Cultch, with Joseph Planta.

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[25 Jan 2015]

The director and actor Diane Brown, artisitc director of Ruby Slippers Theatre, discusses their latest production of two English translations of Quebec plays: Apr├ęs Moi, and The List (28 January-01 Feburary 2015), with Joseph Planta.