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Dec 28, 2016

Tanya Tagaq is an Inuk throat singer. Her new album, Retribution, came out October 21st on Six Shooter Records. @Tagaq

Lauren Strapagiel is the social news editor for Buzzfeed News Canada. She’s written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and the Edmonton Journal. @LaurenStrapa

Allan King’s 1967 documentary Warrendale is recognized as a groundbreaking documentary about a Toronto group home for “emotionally disturbed” kids. Andrew Moir looks into the lasting impact of the film on its subjects’ lives. You can watch the whole movie online.

Nicholas Godfrey the man behind Amazon reviewer Mister Quickly. The Observer called his character “One of the Great Wits of Our Time.” Read Mister Quickly’s reviews here.

Matt Johnson is an acclaimed filmmaker, actor, and enfant terrible behind the cult webseries-turned-Viceland show, nirvanna the band the show with co-conspirator @JayMcCarol. He has a real knack for sneaking around; his upcoming film Operation Avalanche was shot inside NASA without their permission, and most of his body of work deals with real people who aren’t acting. Operation Avalanche will be in theatres on September 16th.


Music on this episode:

"Sexe Machin / Sex Machine" by Jef Elise Barbara, a Montreal synth pop musician who first began performing as Jef and the Holograms. Jef recently released their 7″ on Montreal label, Fixture Records. Listen to Sexe Machin / Sex Machine.

"Paradise" by Daniel Caesar, a Toronto-based singer-songwriter. His EP Pilgrim’s Paradise was primarily recorded in family living room of producer Jordan Evans. Listen to Paradise by Daniel Caesar featuring BADBADNOTGOOD and Sean Leon.

Dec 24, 2016

 Lido Pimienta is a singer, songwriter, and visual artist from Baranquilla, Colombia. Her highly-anticipated follow up album, La Papessa has been artfully remixed, and can be listened to here. @LidoPimienta

Geoff Siskind is a documentary filmmaker and Storage Wars Canada showrunner. @GeoffSiskind

Rap Master Maurice will revenge rap Jonathan Goldstein or any of your other enemies for $17. If you want a friendly rap, it’ll cost you more. 

Esie Mensah is a dancer and choreographer who has worked with a range of recording artists including Janelle Monae, Nelly Furtado, Jully Black and Shawn Desman. She’s the director of The Black Stars; a coalition of afro-influenced dancers that mixes traditional with contemporary movement, and she teaches classes at City Dance Corps. Here’s Esie on Season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance. @EsieMensah

 

Music on this episode:

"La Capacidad (Kaleema Remix)" from Lido Pimienta's LA PAPESSA Remixes Volume 1. Listen to the album on Soundcloud.

“Mary Poppins’ Pockets” from New Fries’ album More. Find their music on Bandcamp.

 

The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Follow us on Twitter: @IMPSTR/@Aliyabani. Our website is canadalandshow.com
Send pitches to: kevin@canadalandshow.com

Dec 21, 2016

"I don't want to joke about my own anxiety. The world is just under a dark cloud right now." Comedians Chris Locke and Kathleen Phillips reflect on the role of comedy in troubling times, and how to stay positive after the birth of their first child.

 

Chris Locke and Kathleen Phillips are comedians and, more recently, parents. Chris does stand-up and hosts the podcast Utopia To Me? In one episode, he talks to comic book artist Chip Zdarsky about how The Hulk is actually a homicidal menace. Kathleen currently acts on the shows Mr. D. and Sunnyside. You can watch full episodes of Sunnyside for free on Youtube.

Chris' Twitter: @chrislockefun

Kathleen's Twitter: @kathophillips

 

Music on this episode:

"theBOODEELAAbegins," "naturalhigh - imsogladigotmyown," and "ourstories-nowlike-anopenbook" by BUDI from the album bIGbUDiSbABYbUMPvolIone.

 

The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Follow us on Twitter: @IMPSTR/@Aliyapabani. Our website is canadalandshow.com
Send pitches to: kevin@canadalandshow.com

Dec 14, 2016

Owen Pallett turns collaborators into clients. A machine writes a love song for Aliya.

 

Owen Pallett's latest album is In Conflict. He won the Polaris Prize for his album He Poos Clouds, released under the name Final Fantasy.

Neural Karaoke is an AI program that turns pictures into songs. Its iconic Christmas anthem has been making the rounds latelyHang Chu works on the project, along with Raquel Urtasun, and Sanja Fidler at the University of Toronto's machine learning lab. Find the songs it wrote for us at our website, canadalandshow.com/imp.

 

Music on this episode:

"Infernal Fantasy" and "On a Path" from Owen Pallett's album In Conflict.

"None Of You Will Ever See a Penny" from Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett)'s album Has a Good Home.

"Tiberius," by Daphni and Owen Pallett

 

The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Follow us on Twitter at @IMPSTER/@aliyapabani. 

Dec 7, 2016

Leanne Simpson learns to work with the noise. Scrabble opens deep wounds in Delhi. Golboo Amani unsettles Catan.

 

Leanne Simpson is a writer and musician. Her new album from is called f(l)ight. 

Golboo Amani is an artist who hacked Settlers of Catan with her "intervention pack," Unsettling Settlers

 

Music on this episode:

"Under Your Always Light" and "Caribou Ghosts and Untold Stories" from Leanne Simpson's album f(l)ight. "Smallpox, anyone" and "Ishpadinaa" from her album Islands of Decolonial Love.

 

The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Follow us on Twitter @IMPSTR / @aliyapabani.

Nov 30, 2016

Pasha Malla and Jeff Parker find the poetry in press conferences. Hazel Meyer redefines fantasy sports. Nick Grottick wants you to smell the song.

 

Pasha Malla and Jeff Parker are the co-authors of Erratic Fire, Eratic Passion, a book of found sports poetry. Pasha Malla is the award-winning author of five books. His new novel, Fugue States, will be released in May 2017. Jeff Parker is the author of Where Bears Roam the Streets: A Russian Journal, the novel Ovenman, and the short story collection The Taste of Penny.

 

Hazel Meyer is an interdisciplinary artist whose work deals with sports, feminism and sexuality. See Muscle Panic and more of her work at her website: http://hazelmeyer.com/

 

Nick Grottick makes music as Bad Channels with Jess Gierusz. He composed the song "Muscle Memory" for our show.

 

For links to their work, visit canadalandshow.com

 

The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Follow us on Twitter @IMPSTR and @aliyapabani.

Nov 23, 2016

Aliya explores the impact of Degrassi, a high school melodrama that's a whole lot like a prison show. Snake reads fan fiction. Aisha Alfa rejects her only fan. Degrassi creator Linda Schuyler talks pig farmers and penis pumps.

 

Jocelyn Claybourne is a superfan from Charlottetown.

When she's not getting creepy fanmail, Aisha Alfa is a comedian.

Stefan Brogren plays Snake. You can find more - and far dirtier - fan fiction at fanfiction.net

Zack Morris enthusiast Matt Huether is an executive producer of Degrassi: Next Class and a longtime writer on the show.

Bruce McDonald is a director whose work includes Hardcore Logo, The Tracey Fragments and Highway 61.

Linda Schuyler is the creator of Degrassi, and has also served as bus driver and caterer for the show.

 

Go here to see a video of Aliya's tour of the Degrassi studios.

Watch the episode on AIDS that Aliya discusses.

Rebecca Shortall and Michael Dyllan make the podcast Drunk Degrassi.

Songs on this episode were performed by Germaphobes.

This podcast was recorded live at the Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto as part of the Hot Docs Podcast Festival.

 

The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Visit our website at canadalandshow.com/imp and follow us on Twitter @impstr

Nov 16, 2016

Jessica Campbell is a comic book artist based in Chicago. Her new book revisits 20th Century artists through a revolutionary lens: are they hot or not? Go to her blog to see her paintings.

 

D'bi Young Anitafrika is a dub poet, monodramatist, musician, teacher and founder of the Watah Theatre in Toronto. 

 

Music on this episode:

"Black Lives Matter" by d'bi.

 

The Imposter is hosted by Aliya Pabani and produced by Kevin Sexton. Visit our website at canadalandshow.com/imp and follow us on Twitter @IMPSTR 

Nov 9, 2016

Allan King's 1967 documentary Warrendale is recognized as a groundbreaking documentary about a Toronto group home for "emotionally disturbed" kids. Andrew Moir looks into the lasting impact of the film on its subjects' lives.

Jennifer Goodhue is a comedian in Toronto.

Morgan Waters and Brooks Gray created the show The Amazing Gayl Pile


Contributors: Liam Gareau


Songs on this episode:

"When You're a Kid and You're Scared" by Kite Hill from the album Rest & Run.

"One More" by Weaves from their self-titled album. Side Note: Morgan Waters plays guitar in the band.

Nov 2, 2016

KPISS.fm is an internet radio station and podcast studio run out of a shipping container in Bushwick's Punk Alley.

The station's founder Sheri Barclay talks about sticking it out through a period of mourning, being kicked off the air in Edmonton and fighting the urge to move on.

To hear KPISS live and listen to the archives, go to kpiss.fm


Songs on this episode:

"Youngsters" by Renny Wilson, from his album Punk Explosion/Extention.

"Brokedown Poor" by Old Reliable

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