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Quality Content Episode 18: Animal Behaviour, with Alison Snowden and David Fine

Host Alex Paterson chats with Oscar-winning filmmakers, and husband and wife duo, Alison Snowden and David Fine about their new animated short, Animal Behaviour, which profiles five animals who undertake group therapy session to discuss their inner angsts. The film questions whether animals, like humans, should adapt to social norms. It’s been nominated for a 2019 Academy Award and a Canadian Screen Award. Alex reached them in their Vancouver home.

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Quality Content Episode 17: Sick Not Weak, with Michael Landsberg

Host Alex Paterson is joined by Michael Landsberg, veteran sports journalist and current host of First Up with Landsberg and Colaiacovo and former host of Off the Record on TSN. The two discuss Landsberg’s experiences with mental illness, his dedication to the cause, and why he chooses to speak out, not just on Bell Let’s Talk day, but every day.

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Quality Content Episode 16: The Next 22, with Scott Brison

Host Alex Paterson sits down with longtime Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison to chat about his decision to retire from public service after 22 years in politics, representing the riding of Kings-Hants. The two reflect on the ups and downs of his journey, the importance of legislators in Canadian society, and what he hopes to achieve in his next phase of life.

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Quality Content Episode 13: Beyond Left and Right, with Tim Dixon

Host Alex Paterson is joined by Tim Dixon, co-founder of More in Common at the Global Progress conference in Montreal. Tim worked for years in U.K. and Australian politics before turning his attention to helping the world better understand what drives political polarization. Through this initiative, and years of research, Tim hopes to bring to light new narratives around what unites us vs. what divides us.

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Quality Content Episode 12: The Secret Life of Canada

Host Alex Paterson is joined by Falen Johnson and Leah-Simone Bowen, hosts of the indie turned CBC hit podcast The Secret Life of Canada. They talk about where the idea for the show came from, how they go about taking a look between the lines of Canadian history, and why it’s important to prioritize Indigenous and racialized stories.

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Quality Content Episode 11: On The Podium, with Alexander Shelley

“For some people when they hear the words symphony or classical music, a wall goes up. They feel like there’s a tent that they’re not in and that they don’t know enough for some reason. It’s really so important to me to invite people into that tent.” The National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Music Director, Alexander […]

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Quality Content Episode 10: The Millennial Challenge, with Caro Loutfi and Jeremy Heimans

“There’s a lot to learn from these new decentralized movements. They don’t look like institutions, they don’t have formal structured leadership, but they do have many leaders and their capacity to change norms can be immense.” Caro Loutfi, executive director of Apathy Is Boring, and Jeremy Heimans, CEO of Purpose, join host Sarah Turnbull at […]

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Quality Content Episode 9: Design[ing] Canada, with Greg Durrell

“Often times, the best graphic design works so well that we don’t even realize it’s there.” Host Alex Paterson is joined by designer and filmmaker Greg Durrell, whose documentary film Design Canada celebrates the golden era of Canadian graphic design, to discuss how symbols and illustrations continue to define Canada’s cultural identity. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Google Play

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