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After his father’s death Gerard Roylake returns from Germany to take up his inheritance at Trimley Deen. On one evening he meets his childhood friend, Cristel Toller. They fall in love, but there is a crux. A deaf man, called The Lodger is obsessed with Cristel. He invites Gerard to tea with evil intentions… and Gerard accepts the invitation.The book is written in the first person and tells the story from Gerard's point of view. (Summary by Diana Majlinger)Additional proof-listening by Betty M.
 
Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor! We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding p ...
 
Host Dr. Andrea Wilkinson has a PhD in Psychology, with a specialization in Cognitive Aging. She has been studying brain fitness and cognitive maintenance for over 15 years. The BrainShape Podcast discusses the hottest issues, topics, interests and concerns related to healthy aging and brain health for adults aged 60 and above, older adults, seniors and baby boomers who want to learn about how to stay mentally and physically engaged for as long as possible. What are the tips and techniques t ...
 
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Country artist Mickey Guyton explains how racism hindered her country music career for over a decade. Singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle finds music in seasonal wonders on Monarch Season. Singer-songwriter Sam Roberts on his new album 'All of Us,' and reflects on his 20th anniversary of his solo debut album…
 
American writer and producer Darren Star, creator of the show Sex and the City, on writing roles for strong and outspoken women and his new Netflix series Emily in Paris. Juno-nominated artist Storry on her new EP and the commonalities between sex work and in the music industry. Actor Jesse Eisenberg on his dream role in the movie The Art of Self D…
 
Prolific celebrity chef and author Jacques Pépin on his latest cookbook Quick & Simple. Showrunner Hilary Weisman Graham tells us how she managed to write, cast, and shoot an entirely new Netflix anthology series during the first few months of the Covid-19 pandemic. q book columnist Jael Richardson reccomends a Booker Prize shortlister, Real Life b…
 
Social isolation is defined as wanting more connection than you currently have. There are many adverse health effects of loneliness and social isolation – such as the increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and dementia. While loneliness is a normal human experience, it can contribute to unhealthy behaviours (such as physical inactivity +…
 
Montreal-based rapper and producer Backxwash has been announced 2020's Polar Music Prize winner, she joins Tom Power to talk about her momentous win. Actor Natalie Portman discusses what inspired her to write a book of children's fables. Why Author Shannon Lee wanted to share more about her father's legacy, Bruce Lee, through her new book Be Water,…
 
Author David A. Robertson opens up about his Cree culture, mental health, and the healing journey of creating his most personal work to date: a memoir called Black Water. The q screen panel talks about Saturday Night Live's return to the studio after Covid-19 shutdown production. Founding member of the band Barenaked Ladies, Ed Robertson, talks abo…
 
Gord Downie's brother Patrick Downie and his longtime collaborator Josh Finlayson discuss the making of Away Is Mine, the late Canadian music icon's final solo recording. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen question whether music streaming services should ever have the right to ban artists on their platforms, particu…
 
Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lenny Kravitz reflects on his new memoir, in which he writes about the first 25 years of his life, from his upbringing in New York to the release of his 1989 debut album. Nina Lee Aquino, the artistic director of Toronto's Factory Theatre, discusses the future of performing arts in Canada, and how they were abl…
 
Grammy award-winning jazz artist Gregory Porter opens up about losing his brother to COVID-19, the healing power of music, and his uplifting new record All Rise. Singer-songwriter Witch Prophet talks about her Polaris Music Prize-nominated album DNA Activation, which interweaves her experiences as an East African, queer mother living in the diaspor…
 
If you have ever experienced a traumatic event and were not able to process it for any reason, the trauma can get frozen in your senses and emotions. You can get triggered months, years or even decades later. Acknowledging your feelings and paying attention to what is happening in your body is an important first step. The second step is to ask for …
 
Childhood and Fifteen Dogs author André Alexis discusses his new collection of short stories, The Night Piece, and his new audio drama, Metamorphosis: A Viral Trilogy. The Haunting of Bly Manor's breakout star T'Nia Miller tells us what it's like to make a job out of scaring people and how binge watching has changed storytelling. Paul Galloway of t…
 
Comedy icon Catherine O'Hara talks about bringing her musical talents to season four of Schitt's Creek. Author Matthew Rubery explains the origins of the audiobook, from a resource for the blind to a popular form of storytelling. Audiobook narrators Erin Moon and Fajer Al-Kaisi discuss the growing field of narration and what the job really requires…
 
Juno-winning musician Bahamas talks about his fifth album Sad Hunk and gives us exclusive performances of two new songs off the record. Poet, writer and professor Khadijah Queen discusses her new collection of poetry, Anodyne, and shares how she examines themes of the body and wellness through her work. Song Exploder co-creator and host Hrishikesh …
 
Jerry Seinfeld discusses his new book, 45 years of comedy and the stupidity of a "quick question." Newfoundland-based artist Barbara Pratt talks about her new exhibition called Cake, her mother Mary Pratt's legacy as a painter, and why baking is a profound act of love. New York Times art critic Martha Schwendener explains why four art museums are f…
 
Former Our Lady Peace drummer Jeremy Taggart shares his memories of touring with the late Eddie Van Halen in the summer of 1995. Rocker and podcaster Danko Jones pays tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen and tells us how he was influenced by Van Halen's music. Filmmaker and actor Radha Blank discusses her new semi-autobiographical Netflix film The 4…
 
Hearing loss affects many adults as they age. While the impact of hearing loss on health is varied, the relationship between hearing and cognition is notable. When it gets harder to hear information, you have to recruit additional brain areas to help you understand what you're hearing. A 10-decibel difference in hearing is equivalent to being two y…
 
Filmmaker Werner Herzog reflects on his beginnings in cinema and his quest to document the human condition. Filmmaker Michelle Latimer talks about making the leap to primetime television with her new CBC drama Trickster, a bold fusion of social commentary and surreal fantasy storytelling. Comedian Colin Quinn discusses his new book, Overstated: A C…
 
Alanis Morissette reflects on her massive hit record Jagged Little Pill on its 25th anniversary and discusses her first album in eight years, Such Pretty Forks in the Road. British author and columnist Caitlin Moran discusses her new book, More Than A Woman, and shares her hilarious take on middle age and feminism.…
 
Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi talks about Bon Jovi's new album 2020, finding hope in challenging times, and why he regrets the key change in Livin' on a Prayer. Actor Ethan Hawke tells us about his latest role as the notorious American abolitionist John Brown in Showtime's new series The Good Lord Bird. Hamilton, Ont.-raised filmmaker Natalie Krinsky di…
 
Author Nick Hornby — best known for his novels High Fidelity, About a Boy and Fever Pitch — talks about tackling race, Brexit and a surprising romance in his latest book, Just Like You. Honey Jam founder Ebonnie Rowe reflects on 25 years of championing Canada's women in music. Supalonely singer Benee tells us how TikTok propelled her to fame and tu…
 
Rapper Big Sean opens up about his struggle with depression, how he rediscovered his passion through therapy and meditation, and why Detroit 2 is his most honest album yet. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak unpacks how more and more celebrities like Travis Scott and The Weeknd are using avatars to reach their fans virtually. Actor Jean Yo…
 
You’ve heard about mindfulness before. Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to the present moment non-judgmentally. It is about being attuned to what arises and passes in your mind, so that you can develop familiarity with your inner world. Being mindful of what is going on inside of you is tremendously powerful. By having sensory awareness, …
 
Multi-disciplinary artist Fariha Róisín opens up about her powerful debut novel Like a Bird, its themes of survival and resilience, and the therapeutic nature of writing. Rapper Machine Gun Kelly talks about digging deep into his teenage pop-punk roots and reinventing himself as a rocker on his new album Tickets to My Downfall. Miles Davis's younge…
 
Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall talks about her latest album This Dream of You, honouring her late producer Tommy LiPuma, and what she looks for in a dream collaborator. On this week's q This music panel, Lisa Christiansen and Elamin Abdelmahmoud recap the highs and lows of the 2020 CCMA Awards, and discuss Rolling Stone's updated list of the 5…
 
Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn discusses his lyric-less instrumental album, Crowing Ignites. Audio engineer Susan Rogers breaks down some of the songs on Prince's album, Sign o' the Times, and shares what she felt he was trying to achieve at that moment in his career. Artists Simone Saunders and Tekikki Walker talk about finding common g…
 
Kajillionaire writer and director Miranda July talks about creative collaboration with strangers, why loneliness is her permanent state of being, and how all families are like cults. Artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory tells us about her work collaborating with artists of varying backgrounds to help build bridges and promote unity across cultural d…
 
In a new project, Canadian artists Adrian Stimson and AA Bronson explore the power of apology as it relates to their shared history: their ancestors were sworn enemies. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a spooky new book to check out: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Musician Jyoti, better known as Georgia Anne Muldrow, talk…
 
The human brain undergoes normal age-related changes. After age 60, your brain's memory centre starts to shrink (~1% per year). Keeping an active lifestyle and moving your body regularly can help protect your brain. Also, stay mentally stimulated by challenging your mind, getting out of your comfort zone, and learning new things that are of interes…
 
Superstar classical pianist Lang Lang discusses the making of his newly-released rendition of Bach's iconic Goldberg Variations. Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer talks about her new show on Apple Music Country, Color Me Country, which aims to change the image of country music. In an exclusive travel guide to the real Schitt's Creek, we visit Goodwood…
 
On this week's screen panel, John Semley and Kathleen Newman-Bremang recap the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards — a virtual ceremony full of historic wins, particularly for Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek. Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer discusses how interactive art can work in a global pandemic and what connection looks like in the age of phys…
 
Oscar winner Kate Winslet discusses her new film, Ammonite, and what it was like skyrocketing to fame after the release of Titanic. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen break down what happened at the rescheduled (and reimagined) Academy of Country Music Awards. Musician Neal Sugarman looks back on Amy Winehouse's fin…
 
Actor Regina King talks about directing One Night in Miami, a film that imagines a real conversation in February of 1964 between four of the most important Black voices of the era: Sam Cooke, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Jim Brown. CBC arts and entertainment reporter Eli Glasner recaps the highs and lows of this year's mostly virtual Toronto Interna…
 
Elamin Abdelmahmoud and the Pop Chat round-table invite you in to the group chat to help make sense of the cultural drama blowing up the internet. Bringing their hottest takes to the table, join them every week as they debate, discuss and work through the pop culture discourse. The Pop Chat panel consists of: Shireen Ahmed, Angelina Chapin, Kevin F…
 
Actor Cynthia Nixon discusses Netflix's Ratched, her famous role on Sex and the City, and the intersection of politics and art in her life. The editor-in-chief of ELLE Canada, Vanessa Craft, talks about how the fashion industry is finally confronting its issues with diversity and equity. Film and culture critic Jesse Wente tells us what he brings t…
 
Being resilient in the face of challenge and transition is tough. Regardless of what change you are currently going through – your emotional well-being and mindset play a critical role in your ability to navigate difficult circumstances. One important element of a healthy mindset is staying focused on what you can control instead of wasting your va…
 
Country star Reba McEntire looks back on her career and her hit album Rumor Has It on the 30th anniversary of its release. Director Unjoo Moon talks about her new Helen Reddy film, I Am Woman, which dramatizes the Australian singer's journey from immigrant to chart-topping feminist superstar. Freelance writer and artist Frankie Huang unpacks what t…
 
Sir Anthony Hopkins discusses his latest role in The Father as a man with dementia locked in a power struggle with his daughter, and shares his own struggles with growing older. Canadian reggae musician Jay Douglas remembers the late Jamaican singer-songwriter Toots Hibbert, the lead vocalist for the reggae and ska band Toots and the Maytals. Direc…
 
Actress Lucy Liu fills us in on her return to the small screen with Why Women Kill, a dark comedy-drama that follows three couples who live in the same Pasadena mansion in three different eras. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss the current state of rock and roll, and whether rappers are the new rockstars. M…
 
Viggo Mortensen discusses his new film Falling — which he wrote, directed and co-stars in — about a gay man who must care for his ailing, irritable and homophobic father. Artist and musician Jean Smith talks about her $100 USD paintings, why there's been a surge in sales during the pandemic, and how she's using her art to change the world. Author E…
 
Country music icon Shania Twain reflects on The Woman in Me on the hit album's 25th anniversary. Author Iain Reid talks about seeing his debut novel, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, adapted into a Netflix film by Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Charlie Kaufman. Canadian cartooning legend Seth tells us how he gives the mundane a "mystic signi…
 
The journey of inner transformation and growth is not easy. Any challenge can be transformed into an opportunity to grow if you let it, but this takes conscious choice and effort. Practices of self-reflection can help you connect with yourself on a deeper level. One way to help guide your internal transformation and growth is to ask yourself qualit…
 
Actor and activist Jane Fonda talks about her new book, What Can I Do?: My Path From Climate Despair to Action, and how activism has kept depression at bay. Composer Stephan Moccio on his new album, Tales of Solace, and what it's like being one of the most in-demand hit makers of the decade. Singer and rapper Koffee discusses her latest music and d…
 
Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon talk about co-authoring the actor's new semi-autobiographical novel Memoirs and Misinformation, which melds fact with fiction — and turns Rodney Dangerfield into a rhinoceros. Choreographer Tanisha Scott discusses how she brought Jamaican dancehall to mainstream pop culture, as well as one of her latest projects: the CBC …
 
Canada's Drag Race winner Priyanka reflects on what it means to be crowned Canada's first drag superstar. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss BTS becoming the first all-South Korean act to top Billboard's Hot 100 with an English language single. Canadian singer Alana Bridgewater presents a gateway to the musi…
 
Talking Heads frontman David Byrne apologizes after a 1984 promo video of him wearing blackface resurfaced this week. Indie pop duo Tegan and Sara open up about coming out, twin sisterhood and hitting the big time. Director Ang Lee discusses his groundbreaking new action thriller Gemini Man — a film that was 20 years in the making. Actress Tantoo C…
 
Actress Holland Taylor discusses her 50-year career on screen and on stage, as well as her latest role in Bill and Ted Face the Music. Refinery29 writer Kathleen Newman-Bremang reflects on the late Chadwick Boseman's legacy as the world's first Black superhero, Black Panther. Tech and culture journalist Alyssa Bereznak unpacks why some people are u…
 
If you are in a relationship with a narcissist, and struggling, then this episode is for you. A narcissist is controlling and manipulative; they can’t handle criticism; they lack empathy and emotional awareness; and they have grandiose views of themselves. Being in relationship with a narcissist can be extremely difficult for a multitude of reasons…
 
Soul singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette reflects on her career and discusses her new album, Blackbirds — a compilation of songs made famous by Black women. Author Ibi Zoboi and activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five discuss their powerful new YA book, Punching The Air, about a young Black boy who is sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.…
 
Alt-pop star Meg Remy of U.S. Girls tells us about her Polaris Prize-nominated album, Heavy Light, and how she manages to pack subversive anti-capitalist critiques into her catchy pop songs. Actor Clarke Peters remembers his Da 5 Bloods co-star, the late Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer at the age of 43. Bestselling author Shari Lapena ta…
 
Pop star Katy Perry talks about her new single Daisies, and opens up about writing inspiring hits like Firework and Roar while "in the worst place" of her life. On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen discuss how the music industry is facing the challenge of recreating the live concert experience during a pandemic. Music…
 
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