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.
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
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
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.
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