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CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers travels the country, conversing with authors and readers of all kinds. A new episode every Monday.

CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers travels the country, conversing with authors and readers of all kinds. A new episode every Monday.


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CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers travels the country, conversing with authors and readers of all kinds. A new episode every Monday.








Dr. Bonnie Henry and Lynn Henry, Eden Robinson -- The Full Episode

Dr. Bonnie Henry and Lynn Henry on their book, Be Kind, Be Calm, Be safe, Thomas Homer-Dixon answers our Proust questionnaire and Eden Robinson on the third installment of her Trickster Trilogy, Return of the Trickster, and more.


Timothy Caulfield, Kerry Clare -- The Full Episode

Timothy Caulfield on his latest book, Relax, Dammit! Pasha Malla on Kill the Mall and Kerry Clare on Waiting for a Star to Fall, and more.


Antonio Michael Downing, Jessica J. Lee -- The Full Episode

Antonio Michael Downing on his memoir, Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming, Jessica J. Lee on her Canada Reads shortlisted book, Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts and Damian Rogers on An Alphabet for Joanna, and more.


Bruce Kirkby and Francesca Ekwuyasi --The Full Episode

Travel writer Bruce Kirkby on Blue Sky Kingdom, Musician Alan Doyle takes our Proust questionnaire and Francesca Ekwuyasi on her 2021 Canada Reads nominated book, Butter Honey Pig Bread.


Jael Richardson, Helen Humphreys-- The Full Episode

Jael Richardson on her debut fictional novel Gutter Child, Begonia on why she's reading Mary Oliver's Devotions and we revisit an interview with Joshua Whitehead about his novel, Jonny Appleseed, which is 2021 Canada Reads selection.


Angela Misri and C.L. Polk -- The Full Episode

Today, Angela Misri on The Detective and The Spy, best selling author Shari Lapena takes our Proust questionnaire, and C.L. Polk on her 2021 Canada Reads contender, The Midnight Bargain and more.


Souvankham Thammavongsa and Ben Philippe-- The Full Episode

Souvankham Thammavongsa on How to Prounounce Knife, Bahamas on David Goggins' Cant Hurt Me and Ben Philippe on Charming as a Verb, and more.


Jann Arden and Cicely Belle Blain -- The Full Episode

Jann Arden on her new book, If I Knew Then, Cicely Belle Blain on Burning Sugar and Peter Robinson on why he loves reading Ian Fleming's James Bond series, and more.


Marlowe Granados and Njoki Wane -- The Full Episode

Marlowe Granados on her debut novel Happy Hour, Lennie Goodings, author of the memoir A Bite of the Apple, on three great writers she worked with as publisher of Virago Press Njoki Wane on her memoir From My Mother's Back: A Journey from Kenya to Canada, and more.


Nancy Lee and Marianne Boucher-- The Full Episode

Nancy Lee on her poetry collection What Hurts Going Down, Marianne Boucher on her graphic memoir Talking to Strangers, Paul Bae on his book You Suck, Sir, and more.


Harold Johnson, Mystery Panel December 2020 -- The Full Episode

Harold Johnson on Peace and Good Order and Cry Wolf, the mystery panel returns with their current favourite books, Brian Francis on things to do in isolation and Jenn Grant on why she loves Women Talking by Miriam Toews.


Children's book panel, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and Christy Jordan-Fenton -- The Full Episode

The Next Chapter's children's book panel assembles to share their current favourite reads for young readers, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and her daughter-in-law Christy Jordan-Fenton celebrate the anniversary of their book Fatty Legs, Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse takes The Next Chapter's Proust Questionnaire, Sara Quin shares what she's reading and Nicole Stamp talks about her educational initiative ByUs Box.


Christa Couture, Farzana Doctor -- The Full Episode

Christa Couture on her memoir How to Lose Everything, Tyler LeBlanc on his book Acadian Driftwood, Farzana Doctor on her novel Seven and we revisit Armand Garnet Ruffo's 2015 conversation with Shelagh Rogers.


Mena Massoud, Yolanda T. Marshall -- The Full Episode

Actor Mena Massoud on his debut cookbook Evolving Vegan, Claire Tansey on her cookbook Dinner, Uncomplicated, Yolanda T. Marshall on her picture book My Soca Birthday Party, Jillian Tamaki on her picture book Our Little Kitchen and columnist Antanas Sileika shares two books that explore the science of food.


Murray Sinclair, Sarah Raughley -- The Full Episode

Senator Murray Sinclair announces he's writing his memoirs about his extraordinary life, columnist Sarah Raughley shares three historical books that centre the Black experience, Eva Crocker on her debut novel All I Ask, Heidi L.M. Jacobs on her award-winning comedic book Molly of the Mall and musician Ben Kunder shares a book that he's reading.


Valerie Mason-John, Zsuzsi Gartner --- The Full Episode

Valerie Mason-John on her stirring new poetry collection I Am Still Your Negro, columnist Randy Boyagoda compares the works of Elena Ferrante with Margaret Laurence, Zsuzsi Gartner on her award-nominated novel The Beguiling and Meg Remy from U.S. Girls recommends a memoir about grief.


Kate Pullinger, Leslie Stein -- The Full Episode

Kate Pullinger on her latest novel Forest Green, Leslie Stein on her graphic memoir I Know You Rider, Bertrand Bickersteth on his poetry collection The Response of Weeds, singer-songwriter Sylo Nozra on reading Mastery by Robert Greene and Bahar Orang on her debut book Where Things Touch.


Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Dennis Bock -- The Full Episode

Silvia Moreno-Garcia talks about her new novel Mexican Gothic, Dennis Bock on his alternative history novel The Good German, columnist Vish Khanna compares Ezra Klein's Why We Are Polarized with Desmond Cole's The Skin We're In, musician Rachel Beck shares a book she's been reading, owner Achilles Gentle recommends three books his customers love and Samantha Bailey talks about the YA novel she likes to re-read.


Shaena Lambert, Sheena Kamal -- The Full Episode

Shaena Lambert on how Petra Kelly's post-war coming-of-age in Germany inspired her new novel Petra, Premier Andrew Furey, author of Hope in the Balance, takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire, columnist Candy Palmater talks about three horror reads perfect for Halloween, Roz Nay on her sophomore psychological thriller Hurry Home and Sheena Kamal talks about the third instalment of her Nora Watts series No Going Back and debut YA novel Fight Like a Girl.


Dane Swan & Charles C. Smith, Catherine Hernandez -- The Full Episode

Editor Dane Swan and poet Charles C. Smith talk about the anthology Changing the Face of Canadian Literature, comedian Mark Critch recommends three books by Newfoundland writers, Catherine Hernandez shares what inspired her new novel Crosshairs and musician Leanne Dunic discusses what she's been reading.