In this week's episode, guest host Jasmine Frolick of ERA Architects steps in for Allison while she is touring Europe. She and Vass talk to TIFF's Chandler LeVack about #feministlivereads -- what started with an casual tweet has come to lady-championing life and reminds us of the lack of quality roles for women. Solution? DIY.
In our second segment, we are joined by Art Spin's Layne Hinton to talk about the transformative in/future festival coming up at Ontario Place. How did such a novel site become so irrelevant to Torontonians? Gear up for 10 days with a Jurassic Park vibe.
Lastly, we discuss the NXT City Prize competition that opened this week with Mackenzie. Under 35? Then re-imagine public space in a cheap and cheerful and win $5,000. There's a party, too!
Jasmine is reading a book about the Pope called "The Great Reformer," and trying to figure out why so many men whisper HEY after doing it with you (Jezebel).
Vass loved "Homegoing" and is reading “Serial Monogamy" by Kate Taylor and trying to figure out why the Globe & Mail featured it not one, not two, but three times.
TUNES: Albatross by the Besnard Lakes; Mind Over Matter by TUNS; A Maid Needs a Maid by Emily Haines.
In this week's episode Vass and Allison discuss the new Wall Street thriller “Equity.” It’s like all those other Wall Street films, but with women!
In our second segment, we are joined by financial advisor Shannon Lee Simmons to talk about how the media portrays millennials in the real estate market. Why are our living situations either sensationalized or shamed?
Lastly, we discuss how new technologies such as Instagram and Airbnb are spreading the same hipster aesthetic across the world with tech pro Christina Hug.
Allison is reading “What is Obscenity” by Japanese manga artist Rokudenashiko.
Vass is reading “Chaos Monkeys: Obscene fortune & random failure in Silicon Valley” by Antonio Garcia Martinez.
TUNES: Fever Boy by Femme; Damn That Valley by U.S. Girls; and Big Boy by Charlotte Cardin.
In this week's episode Vass and Allison discuss sexist broadcasting at the Rio Summer Olympic Games with Toronto Star sports reporter Laura Armstrong. Does Cosmo Magazine’s "36 Best Olympic Bulges" make up for it? (Answer: No).
In our second segment, we talk about the ongoing craft beer craze in Toronto with blogger The Thirsty Wench. She can’t wait until craft beer become “basic.”
Lastly, we discuss a new Canadian web series called Babes, which Buzzfeed Canada just ranked Number 1 on its list of “7 Queer Web Series You Should Be Watching Right Now.” We talk to the show’s creator AJ Ripley and director Victoria Clowater.
Allison is reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
Vass is reading The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
TUNES: Emotions and Math by Margaret Glaspy, Everybody Wants to Love You by Japanese Breakfast and Ode to Viceroy by Mac DeMarco.
In this week's episode Vass and Allison are joined in studio by Park People's Jake Garrett to discuss Toronto’s proposed #RailDeckPark. How do we make sure the bold plan for downtown green space isn’t nibbled away?
In our second segment, we ask Spacing magazine writer Alex Steep whether co-housing developments are the way of the future, or just another urbanist summer daydream?
Lastly, we talk to comic artist Diana Tamblyn about a new Betty & Veronica reboot by Adam Hughes. The series is marketed as a feminist triumph, but it may have fallen flat.
Allison is reading The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson.
Vass is reading How to be a Person in World by Heather Havrilesky.