On this week's episode, Allison and Vass discuss how the 2015 federal election may have marked the end of youth voter apathy with Samara Canada’s Laura Anthony.
Then, we talk to documentary filmmaker Hannah Donegan about her awesome new film Sugar Sisters. The doc explores Hannah’s foray into Toronto's secret gig economy: Sugar dating.
Lastly, we interview author Elisa Albert about her brilliant essay for Hazlitt called “Snarling Girl.” Elisa’s piece tackles the competing impulses of ambition and creativity and why being an artist in NYC is a lot like campaigning for office.
Vass is reading You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine by Alexandra Gleeman and The Sharing Economy: the End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism by Arun Sundararajan.
Allison is reading The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall.
Bright Whites by Kishi Bashi
Master’s Hands by Charlotte Gainsbourg
Conceptual Romance by Jenny Hval
On this week's episode, Allison and Vass discuss the resurgence of Jane Jacobs, “The Patron Saint of Stoop-Sitters,” with Globe and Mail architecture critic Alex Bozikovic.
In our second segment, we talk about the (female) voices of Artificial Intelligence with Tech Girls Canada’s Saadia Muzaffar.
Lastly, we interview comic journalist Sarah Glidden about her amazing new graphic novel “Rolling Blackouts,” which documents a 2010 reporting trip to Turkey, Iraq and Syria.
Vass is reading “Future/Sex” by Emily Witt.
Instead of reading, Allison is attending a literary event at the TIFF Bell Lightbox featuring a screening of Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest” and a discussion of Margaret Atwood’s new book “Hag-Seed.”
TUNES: “Edge of My Dreams” by Only Yours, “Bleeding Heart” by Regina Spekter and “Shelter from the Storm” by Bob Dylan.
On this week's episode, Allison and Vass interview the brilliant Dr. Sarah Kaplan, head of the University of Toronto’s Institute for Gender + the Economy, about the rise of gender capitalism and the dangerous myth of meritocracy.
In our second segment, we talk to Dr. Marina Adshade about “Dollars and Sex,” relationship contracts and Why Your Mother is Not a Whore.
Allison is reading “Hot or Not: 20th-Century Male Artist” by Jessica Campbell.
Vass is reading “What If We Were Wrong” by Chuck Klosterman.
TUNES: “Truth is the Freshest Fruit” by Jennifer Castle, “You’re the One” by Kaytranada and “You Know Me Well” by Sharon Von Etten.
On this week's episode, Allison and Vass are joined by NOW Magazine photographer Tanja-Tiziana to discuss her new photography book “Buzzing Lights,” which documents North America’s last neon signs.
In our second segment, we talk to tenant rights lawyer Jonathan Robart about new Ontario laws that make it easier for survivors of domestic violence to get out of a lease.
Lastly, Studio Fitzroy owner Angela Pastor joins us to talk fashion, pop-ups and her new rental-only dress shop.
Allison is reading “I Love Dick” by Chris Kraus.
Vass is reading “The Best Kind of People” by Zoe Whittal.
TUNES: “Confession” by DIANA, “Borderline: An Ode to Self Care” by Solange and “Catherine the Great” by The Divine Comedy.
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18:05 - Segment 2
36:50 - Segment 3
49:45 - What We Are Reading