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Broadcaster Mark Wigmore hosts the new podcast, "Art at the End of the World". Enjoy long-form conversations with fascinating personalities who have helped to shape culture, while learning how they work within, and interpret our changing times. Artists, entertainers, and innovators speak to their life experience and craft while reflecting on what it is to make and curate art in the current political and cultural climate. Season One welcomes comedian Chris Locke, actress Karen Robinson, guitarist Jordan Officer, theatre maven Britta Johnson, broadcast legend John Donabie, DJ Skratch Bastid, and classical/jazz/world pianist & composer Ron Davis, amongst others. Get to know the artists and thinkers helping to shape culture, and find out how they create and reflect, here at the end. For over twenty years, Mark Wigmore has been covering and celebrating arts and culture on the airwaves. Mark's interviews and reports have been heard regionally in Victoria, Vancouver (Rogers) and in Toronto (Jazz FM91, 103.9 Proud FM, News Talk 1010 CFRB). His found a national audience while during his time with CBC Radio 1 & CBC Music. Over his career he has interviewed a wide array of artistic movers and shakers including actors Ethan Hawke, Molly Parker, Kiefer Sutherland, Catherine O'Hara, Colin Mochrie and Dan & Eugene Levy. Filmmakers Damien Chazelle, Taika Waititi, Michael Brook, Howard Shore & Justin Hurwitz. Authors Emma Donoghue, Yann Martel, Adam Gopnik & Thomas King; and Musicians Tony Bennett, Measha Brueggergosman, Sonny Rollins, Robbie Robertson, Leon Redbone, Kevin Drew, Christian McBride & Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. No stranger to other facets of show business, Mark spent several years working with heritage venue, The Danforth Music Hall. He has also moderated, hosted and emceed events for CBC Radio & Television, The Hot Docs Documentary Festival, The Jazz Lives concert series, The Mariposa Folk Festival, Bravo Niagara Festival of the Arts, Artscape Toronto & The TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Mark has written and reporte

Broadcaster Mark Wigmore hosts the new podcast, "Art at the End of the World". Enjoy long-form conversations with fascinating personalities who have helped to shape culture, while learning how they work within, and interpret our changing times. Artists, entertainers, and innovators speak to their life experience and craft while reflecting on what it is to make and curate art in the current political and cultural climate. Season One welcomes comedian Chris Locke, actress Karen Robinson, guitarist Jordan Officer, theatre maven Britta Johnson, broadcast legend John Donabie, DJ Skratch Bastid, and classical/jazz/world pianist & composer Ron Davis, amongst others. Get to know the artists and thinkers helping to shape culture, and find out how they create and reflect, here at the end. For over twenty years, Mark Wigmore has been covering and celebrating arts and culture on the airwaves. Mark's interviews and reports have been heard regionally in Victoria, Vancouver (Rogers) and in Toronto (Jazz FM91, 103.9 Proud FM, News Talk 1010 CFRB). His found a national audience while during his time with CBC Radio 1 & CBC Music. Over his career he has interviewed a wide array of artistic movers and shakers including actors Ethan Hawke, Molly Parker, Kiefer Sutherland, Catherine O'Hara, Colin Mochrie and Dan & Eugene Levy. Filmmakers Damien Chazelle, Taika Waititi, Michael Brook, Howard Shore & Justin Hurwitz. Authors Emma Donoghue, Yann Martel, Adam Gopnik & Thomas King; and Musicians Tony Bennett, Measha Brueggergosman, Sonny Rollins, Robbie Robertson, Leon Redbone, Kevin Drew, Christian McBride & Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. No stranger to other facets of show business, Mark spent several years working with heritage venue, The Danforth Music Hall. He has also moderated, hosted and emceed events for CBC Radio & Television, The Hot Docs Documentary Festival, The Jazz Lives concert series, The Mariposa Folk Festival, Bravo Niagara Festival of the Arts, Artscape Toronto & The TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Mark has written and reporte
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Broadcaster Mark Wigmore hosts the new podcast, "Art at the End of the World". Enjoy long-form conversations with fascinating personalities who have helped to shape culture, while learning how they work within, and interpret our changing times. Artists, entertainers, and innovators speak to their life experience and craft while reflecting on what it is to make and curate art in the current political and cultural climate. Season One welcomes comedian Chris Locke, actress Karen Robinson, guitarist Jordan Officer, theatre maven Britta Johnson, broadcast legend John Donabie, DJ Skratch Bastid, and classical/jazz/world pianist & composer Ron Davis, amongst others. Get to know the artists and thinkers helping to shape culture, and find out how they create and reflect, here at the end. For over twenty years, Mark Wigmore has been covering and celebrating arts and culture on the airwaves. Mark's interviews and reports have been heard regionally in Victoria, Vancouver (Rogers) and in Toronto (Jazz FM91, 103.9 Proud FM, News Talk 1010 CFRB). His found a national audience while during his time with CBC Radio 1 & CBC Music. Over his career he has interviewed a wide array of artistic movers and shakers including actors Ethan Hawke, Molly Parker, Kiefer Sutherland, Catherine O'Hara, Colin Mochrie and Dan & Eugene Levy. Filmmakers Damien Chazelle, Taika Waititi, Michael Brook, Howard Shore & Justin Hurwitz. Authors Emma Donoghue, Yann Martel, Adam Gopnik & Thomas King; and Musicians Tony Bennett, Measha Brueggergosman, Sonny Rollins, Robbie Robertson, Leon Redbone, Kevin Drew, Christian McBride & Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. No stranger to other facets of show business, Mark spent several years working with heritage venue, The Danforth Music Hall. He has also moderated, hosted and emceed events for CBC Radio & Television, The Hot Docs Documentary Festival, The Jazz Lives concert series, The Mariposa Folk Festival, Bravo Niagara Festival of the Arts, Artscape Toronto & The TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Mark has written and reporte

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Episodes

THE LOST TAPES - DAN LEVY

4/19/2019
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THE LOST TAPES! When putting together my Schitt's Creek complete Wigmore Masterworks, I wanted to find the raw tape from my interviews with the cast. One of my favorite conversations about the cultural implications of 'Schitt's Creek' was with Dan Levy. We talk about his personal and professional path that helped to lay the foundation for the show's creation, his relationship with his father, Eugene Levy, and his early days with MTV. We discuss the evolution of the show, including finding...

Duration:00:27:20

THE LOST TAPES - NOAH REID

4/18/2019
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THE LOST TAPES! When putting together my Schitt's Creek complete Wigmore Masterworks, I wanted to find the raw tape from my interviews with the cast. Here, Noah Reid, who plays David Rose's love interest, Patrick, discusses growing up on stage and screen, his roles with Tarragon and Coal Mine Theatres, and why playing Patrick on Schitt's Creek has been one of the best experiences of his life. This full interview has never been heard, until now! Enjoy this recently unearthed conversation. You...

Duration:00:13:10

THE LOST TAPES - CATHERINE O'HARA

4/2/2019
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THE LOST TAPES! When putting together my Schitt's Creek complete Wigmore Masterworks, I wanted to find the raw tape from my interviews with the cast. Here, Catherine O'Hara speaks to me about how she builds her characters, the difference between scripted and improv performances, and the backstory of Moira Rose. Plus, her relationship with Eugene and Dan Levy, her careful choice of roles, and her interest in young performers. This full interview has never been heard, until now! Enjoy this...

Duration:00:16:49

EPISODE 10 - SOOK - YIN LEE

3/28/2019
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For the final episode of Season #1, Mark speaks to artist, musician, media personality, writer and cultural agitator Sook-Yin Lee. She offers ideas about the growing pains of an arts community in flux and the goals behind her deep dive into artistic censorship in "UnSafe"; her Canadian Stage produced hybrid documentary/theatre piece that is spurring on big conversations. Also, Sook-Yin reflects on complicated family life and the move from her suburban immigrant upbringing to her ramshackle...

Duration:01:05:46

EPISODE 9 - JORDAN OFFICER

3/25/2019
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Montreal guitar giant Jordan Officer speaks to Mark about a life in music. He looks back at his early days playing violin and bagpipes, explains the unique Montreal arts scene, and walks us through the international attention he gained alongside Susie Arioli. Jordan also tracks his transition into a solo artist, explains how his songwriting process has developed and expresses comfort in love songs, both happy and melancholic. Plus, he discusses his new album "Three Rivers", his guitar...

Duration:00:56:06

THE LOST TAPES - EUGENE LEVY

3/23/2019
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THE LOST TAPES! When putting together my Schitt's Creek complete Wigmore Masterworks, I was missing one key element. Eugene Levy. The legendary comedian spoke with me during the airing of Season One of the series, and has not been available for listening, until now! Eugene shares insights on the thinking behind the show, Catherine O'Hara's comedy genius, and pulls back the curtain on his collaboration with his son, Dan Levy. Enjoy this recently unearthed conversation. You can now hear all of...

Duration:00:11:38

BONUS ROUND - JOHN DONABIE'S TOP 5 ALBUMS, CONCERTS & INTERVIEWEES!

3/20/2019
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Bonus Round!! Legendary Canadian Broadcaster, musicologist, historian, radio personality & Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Famer, John Donabie shares three incredible Top #5 lists. The Top 5 albums within his massive collection. The Top 5 concerts he experienced. And the Top 5 interviewee guests he spoke with. And we play the music!!! Don't miss this absolute gem of a Bonus Round! This episode of Bonus Round is sponsored by Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music, Superframe...

Duration:00:36:23

EPISODE 8 - JOHN DONABIE

3/18/2019
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Legendary Broadcaster, interviewer and musicologist John Donabie has a conversation with Mark about a life on the air! From his days spinning 45s in Oshawa to interviewing Ella Fitzgerald, John Lennon, The Beach Boys and James Brown on his highly rated major market programs. Music and stories that span Beatlemania & The Last Waltz, to 9-11 and the 68 Democratic convention. John shares stories about The Band, Bob Dylan, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, The Beatles, Johnny Mercer, Tony Bennett,...

Duration:01:40:32

BONUS ROUND - HEROINE LISTS FIVE ARTISTS WHO ARE CREATING DRAG QUEEN ANTHEMS IN 2019

3/14/2019
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BONUS ROUND! Drag Queen and incredible performer, Heroine, chooses 5 drag anthem artists that make the grade in 2019. Plus! We play the music! This episode of Bonus Round is sponsored by Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music, Superframe Framing Services, Saulter Street Brewery & Red Eye Media.

Duration:00:12:03

EPISODE 7 - HEROINE

3/11/2019
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Drag performer Heroine (Matteo Cassano) speaks to Mark about the last 12 years working the Drag clubs & stages of Toronto, the creativity needed to build a memorable persona, and what it takes to be a successful drag queen in 2019. She also shares thoughts on gender, sexuality, and identity and recounts several violent run-ins that prove there's a long way to go when it comes to LGBTQ safety and equality. Plus, a no-nonsense take on RuPaul's Drag Race. This episode is brought to you by The...

Duration:01:09:51

BONUS ROUND - TIFF'S CAMERON BAILEY LISTS 3 FILMS THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE

3/7/2019
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BONUS ROUND!! TIFF Co-Head and Artistic Director Cameron Bailey shares three of the most important and profound films he has seen in his lifetime of watching movies! This episode of Bonus Round is sponsored by Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music, Superframe Framing Services, Saulter Street Brewery & Red Eye Media.

Duration:00:09:29

EPISODE 6 - CAMERON BAILEY

3/4/2019
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Toronto International Film Festival Artistic Director and Co-Head, Cameron Bailey, speaks with Mark about his early years discovering the movies, his first job as a film critic, and his foray into screenwriting. Cameron also reflects on his early years with TIFF, and his travels around the world to bring the best of cinema to Toronto. Plus, his thoughts on new distribution options, the changing star system, the role of producers, Netflix, social media, his take on 'Roma', and why he's...

Duration:00:52:17

BONUS ROUND - KAREN ROBINSON LISTS WOMEN TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2019

2/28/2019
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BONUS ROUND!! Actress Karen Robinson (Soulpepper, Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage, Why Not Theatre, Schitt's Creek) offers a thoughtful list of the Top 5 women to look out for in Arts & Culture in 2019! Catch Karen in the current and past seasons of Schitt's Creek on CBC, Pop & Netflix. And don't miss her at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario performing in the Why Not Theatre Company production of Prince Hamlet. This episode of Bonus Round is sponsored by Koerner Hall at The...

Duration:00:21:00

EPISODE 5 - KAREN ROBINSON

2/25/2019
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Theatre, film & television actress Karen Robinson talks to Mark about growing up in Jamaica, learning the craft upon her move to Alberta, and thriving with institutions like Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, The Stratford Festival. Karen also reflects on who tells stories and how we tell them on stage and screen. Plus, lots and lots of chat about her 5 seasons with the CBC/Netflix phenomenon, Schitt's Creek! This episode is brought to you by The Royal Conservatory of Music & Koerner Hall,...

Duration:01:16:47

BONUS ROUND - SKRATCH BASTID LISTS HIS FAVORITE ALBUMS

2/20/2019
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BONUS ROUND!! In this special bonus episode, Mark picks the brain of DJ Skratch Bastid to discover 10 records that changed his life and his music. Skratch Bastid is a multiple Juno Award-nominated producer, and a world-renowned and internationally respected DJ. On Friday March 1st, he will perform with DJ Nu-Mark at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall. This episode of Bonus Round is sponsored by Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music, Superframe Framing Services, Saulter...

Duration:00:22:54

EPISODE 4 - DJ SKRATCH BASTID

2/18/2019
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The incredible DJ Skratch Bastid speaks to Mark about a life behind two turntables, his east coast roots, his most challenging DJ battles, and life on the road in 2019. He explains his Skribble Jam competitions, his Juno-nominations & his association with Red Bull's annual Thre3style DJ competition. Plus! His thoughts on The Beastie Boys, The Wu-Tang Clan, Buck 65, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Prince, David Bowie, Afiara String Quartet, Shad, and many others. Don't forget to catch Skratch Bastid with DJ...

Duration:01:40:32

BONUS INTERVIEW - PETER OUNDJIAN

2/14/2019
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BONUS INTERVIEW!! In this special bonus episode, Mark celebrates classical music in a big way, including an announcement about where you can hear him next. Plus, in light of a Juno-Award nominated recording from the TSO, an interview with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's former Music Director and Conductor, Peter Oundjian. Peter speaks to his 15 years with the TSO, the challenges he faced as its leader, and how his team decided that any publicity was good publicity. This episode of Bonus...

Duration:00:19:15

EPISODE 3 - RON DAVIS

2/11/2019
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Mark sits down with Ron Davis in his west-end Toronto home for a wide-ranging conversation covering his long career as a groundbreaking jazz, classical, world and traditional music composer, writer, teacher, and performer. Ron explains his openness to music and genre exploration and reflects on how the world around him influences his compositions. Plus, a deep dive into his thesis on Chronosemantics! This episode is sponsored by Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music, Superframe...

Duration:01:14:42

BONUS ROUND - CHRIS LOCKE LISTS HIS FAVORITE COMEDY SPECIALS

2/7/2019
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BONUS ROUND!! Chris Locke is an internationally celebrated stand-up comedian. He has appeared on CBC's 'Mr. D', 'Baroness Von Sketch', and is a contributor to the popular website, 'Funny or Die'. In this edition of the Bonus Round, Chris offers his curated list of the best comedy albums (or specials) of all time! Plus commentary on how big changes in culture have affected his outlook on what was once considered great. This episode of Bonus Round is sponsored by Koerner Hall at The Royal...

Duration:00:21:22

EPISODE 2 - CHRIS LOCKE

2/4/2019
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Mark catches up with comic Chris Locke, 15 years after parting ways under strained circumstances. You may have seen the Toronto-based actor, writer, and performer on his Just For Laughs special, his Funny or Die series (Learning Nature with Chris Locke), and CBC's 'Mr. D' & 'Baroness Von Sketch'. He has won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up and was named Toronto's best Stand-up comedian by NOW Magazine. Chris explains to Mark his love for old-timey comedy and examines how the...

Duration:01:26:36