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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.

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