Amy Millan of STARS and Broken Social Scene co-hosts the pod. We chat about her personal journey with COVID-19, the Canadian government's "Life after vaccination" roadmap, and we embark on, we hope, a pretty clear explanation of Bill C-10.
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COVID-19: Life after vaccination - Government of Canada
Will Bill C-10 impact what I can post online? - The Toronto Star
Last of Us II - Sony Entertainment
Dead Mom Talking - Rachel Matlow
Kings Of Convenience - Rocky Trail
Renaissance woman Caryma Sa'd on the soul of the anti-lockdown marches, comics and humour that packs a punch and gets her through, and yes, Chris Sky. Plus, what is Broadway's return going to look like?
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Broadway Is Reopening. But Not Until September. - New York Times
Millions Are Saying No to the Vaccines. What Are They Thinking? - The Atlantic
Mustafa - Ali
'Furious Hours' Tells The Tale Of Harper Lee And Her Unfinished Work - NPR
Live music at a vaccine pop-up in Toronto! Joe Biden feels unstoppable, but why not legalize marijuana? Finally, take your grief, honour it, and light it with a match.
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Toni Morrison on why she wrote "The Bluest Eye"
Floating Points, Pharaoh Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
Host of NPR's World Cafe, Raina Douris on how being a radio DJ might forever change, who and what makes her nervous, and her take on this thing called a Portable People Meter.
But first - are you anxious to return to normal because the entire mainstream media wants to know! Why is Doug Ford even here and how do we stop that from happening again? Finally, the Oscars are this weekend! Who cares?!
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Why you may feel nervous about a return to normal - CBC
Are You Nervous About Returning to Normal Life? - The New York Times
The World Is Going Back To “Normal.” For Many People, That Isn’t A Good Thing. - Buzzfeed
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open
Author and journalist Waubgeshig Rice on how he finds hope, embracing the vast canon of indigenous art, and his prescient Moon of the Crusted Snow. And an article in the Globe and Mail sets Ali and Torq off into a heated debate.
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What can and can’t you do after your first COVID-19 vaccine dose
A powerful quote by Reinhold Niebuhr
Noopiming: The Cure For White Ladies - Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Storykeepers podcast with Waubgeshig Rice and Jennifer David
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Factory Theatre's artistic director Nina Lee Aquino joins the pod to talk about how Factory has thrived during the pandemic, and how theatre should simply be a thing, not an event. And, some listener mail which proves that Torq is right 77% of the time.
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Andrew Yang Proposes Public-Private Broadway Ticket Rescue Plan & Pilot Program For Streaming Theater Productions
Research shows promising development in hunt for HIV vaccine
Dijon - Do You Light Up?
Field Guide - The Way It Would Be
Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg
Jen Agg joins the pod to talk through her journey as a prolific restauranteur and all-around incredible human during this pandemic. Also, in a way Torq and Ali ask once again, "What's the plan, Stan?"
Coming to Broadway : Vaccinations for New York's Theatre Workers
Bad News Bias - The U.S. media is offering a different picture of Covid-19 from science journals or the international media, a study finds.
‘Why Are We Stuck?’ Stage Actors Challenge Their Union Over Safety
I’ve spent my life building restaurants. COVID-19 has killed their magic – and threatened their future - Jen Agg
Stephen Sondheim - Being Alive
Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan
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Jennifer Lena is back on the pod to discuss "what is a band?", how do we find a collective truth or conversation, and yes...once again...WAP.
Talk to Her - Pedro Almodovar
Billie Eilish's documentary on Apple Music
Biggie, I've Got a Story to Tell - Netflix
Petey and Miya Folick - Haircut
Effin Birds - Buy the book. Get the cards. Follow on social media!
Deragh Campbell, star of Anne at 13,000 Feet, joins the pod to talk about forming a community to make incredible films, and doing it on micro-budgets. Torq and Ali discuss the year that was and continues, Dr. Seuss and Biden's Fireside Chat.
Hygiene Theater Is Still a Huge Waste of Time - The Atlantic
Canadian drama Anne at 13,000 ft. is a startling, bracing achievement worth celebrating - The Globe and Mail
Jon Batiste - Cry
Dorothea Paas - Anything Can't Happen
WATCH - New Societies at Crows Theatre
FOLLOW - Effin Birds
Ben Kowalewicz of Billy Talent on holding on, being hopeful, and playing 5 billion shows when this is over. Torq also gives the best explanation of NFT ever. Plus, we are now partnering with the AFC!
BECOME A MEMBER OF OUR PATREON AND NOW A THIRD OF OUR PROCEEDS GO TO THE AFC which gives direct financial aid to artists, and crew in financial hardship. This is an arts advocacy podcast, and we are here for our artists. AFC is a gem of an organization and we are so happy to be partnering with them.
New York to Allow Limited Live Performances to Resume in April
NFTs, explained - The Verge
Check out Effin Birds on social media (ugh)
Catch New Societies at Crow's Theatre!
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Dr. Allan Detsky, someone who actually knows what they're talking about, comes back on the podcast to tell us where the virus and arts are likely headed.
New York’s Pop-Up Concerts Kick Off With Jazz at a Vaccination Site
Germany, Once a Model, Is Swamped Like Everyone Else by Pandemic’s Second Wave
Museum of Tolerance's Screening of FUNNY BOY with a post-film talk with Salman Rushdie - February 27
Tagore's quote on service as joy
The Weather Station - Parking Lot
Lisa Berry, one of the stars of Obsidian and CBC's 21 Black Futures on art, blackness, motherhood, and breath.
Vaccines & Transmission Redux Redux - Emily Oster
21 Black Futures on CBC Gem
This is Us - Season 4
Raf Rundell - Always Fly
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WHO NEEDS A PS5?! PLAY "NEW SOCIETIES" at CROW'S THEATRE - COMBINE THEATRE AND GAMING!
Ali is running to be the Ontario Liberal nominee for Toronto-St. Paul's and Torq puts him through his first grilling. See how he does!
He's already seen just how much artists can organize and make their voices louder than ever.
If you'd like to support the campaign you can visit www.alimomen.ca
If you live in Toronto-St. Paul's, then you can become a member of the Ontario Liberal Party, for free, and cast your ballot at the nomination meeting when it is called.
Orestes - A Live Mythic Adventure - Tarragon Theatre
Cassandra Jenkins - Hard Drive
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STREAM RUBY WATERS' INTIMATE CONCERT THIS VALENTINE'S WEEKEND
Wilson Cruz joins the pod to talk about how acting and activism work hand in hand towards a meaningful life. But first, Torq and Ali discuss how everyone's an expert these days, how our institutions must be the best, fear being the root of the circling firing squad in the arts, and Torq has an epic rant on The Golden Globe nominations.
‘Moulin Rouge!’ Was Their Ticket. Then 2020 Happened. - The New York Times
A Portrait of Josephine Baker
Jacques Pepin makes a burger on some English muffins
Marc Anthony - Hasta Que Vuelvas Conmigo
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Tom Gray, member of the band Gomez and founder of the #BrokenRecord campaign gives a definitive explainer on the perils of being an artist in the streaming music business and what government can do to fix it. But first, the boys discuss Carmen Aguirre's video essay on 'Cancel Culture' in the theatre.
Carmen Aguirre's video essay on Cancel Culture
Carmen's interview in the Globe and Mail
The Broken Record campaign
These amazing twins listen to 'Jolene' for the first time
‘Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself’ Review: Frank Oz Turns a Magic Show Into a Life-Changing Journey
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Registered Psychotherapist and all-around wonderful human Georgia Dow with insight and tips on managing this once in a lifetime experience.
Girl With Pearl Earring like you've never seen it.
Walk the stunning Maurithuis gallery
Culture injection: Coronavirus vaccination centres in Germany are giving patients a dose of art
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Renowned writer Stephen Marche joins the podcast for a wide-ranging interview on the impending American Civil War, cultural appropriation, and how the Truth and Reconciliation Report is required reading for anyone looking to make any piece of art in Canada.
This is our first podcast in residency at Crow's Theatre!
Crow's Theatre has consistently enlightened and engaged their audiences and we are super excited to be a part of the family these 6 months. We couldn't think of a better place to be. Thank you Crow's Theatre and please stay tuned for more on this new partnership.
For tickets to their Dinner and a Show please go to - www.crowstheatre.com
CanLit's Colonial Habit - Literary Review of Canada - Stephen Marche
Canada's Impossible Acknowledgement - The New Yorker - Stephen Marche
America's Next Civil War - The Walrus - Stephen Marche
The Arts Are In Crisis - Here's How Biden Can Help - The New York Times - Jason Farago
Cuomo Outlines Plan To 'Bring Arts and Culture Back To Life' - The New York Times - Sarah Bahr
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Superwoman Erica Ehm on the power of saying YES, and how you have to simply ask for what you want. But first, we discuss the slow vaccine rollout, and the insurrection at the US Capitol.
Just a quick pod that THANK YOU for listening and to wish you the most incredible holidays. Things are looking up! See you in 2021!
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BIG NEWS - Soft Revolution is going into partnership with Crow's Theatre in Toronto. We love Crow's, and they love us and with their help we are going to expand the reach of the podcast, start to advertise, and basically take it to the next level. Thank you Crow's Theatre!
If that wasn't enough, we have an end of the year tour-de-force show with Jennifer Lena AND Daniel Handler! Topics include:
- Bob Dylan's catalogue sale and a crazy story of when Daniel met him.
- Loneliness and bewilderment through this pandemic.
- Book picks that will enrich your brain and soul.
- Obama's comments on hip-hop breeding materialism that moves Black men to Trump
- Torquil finally watches It's a Wonderful Life and Daniel shares his very unique pick for best Christmas film. It's a must-watch!
LOVE YOU ALL!