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Latest Episodes

'The End of Ice' -- an elegy for the planet?
March 27, 2019

Former war journalist Dahr Jamail switches focus from military conflict to the effects of climate change and discovers harsh truths about our mountains, coral reefs, our oceans and forests.

'Orange Chinook: Politics in the New Alberta' explores reasons for 2015 NDP win
March 14, 2019

The writ will be dropped any time now for the 2019 Alberta election. A new book explores the historic 2015 win of the NDP and the decades of politics that preceded it.

A video game involving sexual assault that strives to heal, not trigger
February 14, 2019

Jean Leggett is a feminist and CEO of One More Story Games, a combination of story and video game. She talks about their newest game and creating games which are a positive space for women.

'A Dangerous Crossing' - a fictional story based on the real life tragedy of the Syrian refugee crisis
March 01, 2018

A new novel by Ausma Zehanat Khan explores the Syrian refugee crisis through the story of the disappearance of a missing Canadian NGO worker.

'Radical Transformation' - big ideas to solve some big problems
July 13, 2017

Kevin MacKay says there are now five horsemen of the apocalypse, not four. In his new book, he tells us what they are and looks at some big problems and radical solutions.

'Unsettling Canada': Must-read book is a national wake-up call
June 21, 2017

As Canada Day approaches, the babble book lounge invites you to dialogue about a book which takes a hard look at the relationship between settlers and Indigenous people throughout Canadian history.

Bold ideas for health-care reform
May 18, 2017

Dr. Danielle Martin talks about her book "Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All" at Progress Summit 2017.

Hope Has Two Daughters: A new book tells story of modern Tunisia
March 09, 2017

Political change has gripped Tunisia more than once and a new book by Monia Mazigh tells the tale of a mother and daughter affected by revolutions old and new.

Songs Upon the Rivers
February 09, 2017

The histories of Indigenous communities and European explorers contain stories that have been lost in history. A new book presented by Sébastien Malette seeks out the forgotten stories.

Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America
January 19, 2017

Canadian mining interests in Latin America often claim that they are providing jobs and investing in the local community. But a new book by Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber shows otherwise.