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On this week's episode, Allison and guest-host Sarah Soteroff welcome the National Post’s drinks columnist Adam McDowell to discuss his boozy new book “Drinks: A User’s Guide.”
In our second segment, we talk to Metro News columnist Matt Elliott about Toronto’s parking lot problem and discover why street parking is cheaper than a storage locker.
Lastly, marketing guru Ron Tite joins us to discuss creativity and why we should bring an artistic mind frame to all the work that we do.
Allison is reading The New York Times’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton.
Sarah is reading Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers.
TUNES: “You’re Not Good Enough” by Blood Orange, Arm’s Length by Kacy Hill and The Lucky One by Pure Bathing Culture.
In this week's episode, we hear from Stephen Metcalfe, host of the Slate Culture Gabfest, on why Hillary Clinton has become the stand-in for all of post-industrial America’s anxieties.
In our second segment, we talk to urban planner Nicole Hanson about #CemeteryUrbanism, because “If you think Toronto is too crowded now, just wait until you die.”
Lastly, we discuss Jessica Bennett’s new book “Feminist Fight Club” with the Globe and Mail’s Zosia Bielski. Subtle workplace sexism, Obama’s Smurfettes and WW(Josh)D!?
Allison is reading “The Story of a New Name” by Elena Ferrante.
Vass is reading “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverence” by Angela Duckworth.
TUNES: “Your Best American Girl” by Mitskie, “Car” by Porches and “Am I Wrong” by Anderson .Paak.
In this week's episode, we get a dispatch from the frontlines of TIFF’s opening weekend from arts and culture writer John Semley.
In our second segment, we make some predictions about the upcoming political season with National Post reporter Ashley Csanady.
Lastly, we discuss Colour Code, the Globe and Mail’s new podcast on race, with one of the show’s co-hosts Denise Balkissoon.
Allison is reading Finding Raffi by Sheila Heti in Vulture.
Vass is reading “Here I am” by Jonathan Safran-Foer.
TUNES: Unsinkable by Overnight; Real Love Baby by Father John Misty; Old School by Metronomy.