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Friends Martine St-Victor and Isabelle Racicot have in-depth conversations with notable guests from media, sports and pop culture. They capture personal stories about the power of the Black Lives Matter movement, the urgency of this moment, and what it will take to move forward.

Friends Martine St-Victor and Isabelle Racicot have in-depth conversations with notable guests from media, sports and pop culture. They capture personal stories about the power of the Black Lives Matter movement, the urgency of this moment, and what it will take to move forward.

Location:

Canada, ON

Description:

Friends Martine St-Victor and Isabelle Racicot have in-depth conversations with notable guests from media, sports and pop culture. They capture personal stories about the power of the Black Lives Matter movement, the urgency of this moment, and what it will take to move forward.

Language:

English


Episodes

Being Black in Media with Roxane Gay

10/7/2020
Martine and Isabelle discuss the defining moment that led to this season and talk to Roxane Gay, best-selling author and New York Times opinion contributing writer, about the burden of being Black in media and the responsibility of the op-ed.

Duration:00:46:12

Derailing the Revolution with Andray Domise

9/30/2020
Are the most crucial demands to address systemic racism being heard? In a challenging and necessary conversation, Andray Domise, contributing writer at Maclean’s magazine, tells Martine and Isabelle why he thinks they’re not.

Duration:00:31:38

Food and Politics with Marcus Samuelsson

9/23/2020
Renowned Ethiopian-Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson shares his love and fear of being Black in America and his plans to transform food media, including the embattled Bon Appétit magazine.

Duration:00:29:01

A Fearless Future with Saron Gebresellassi + Balarama Holness

9/16/2020
Martine and Isabelle meet Toronto’s Saron Gebresellassi and Montreal’s Balarama Holness, two aspiring mayors using the law and municipal politics to fearlessly create a future free of systemic racism.

Duration:00:31:58

Art and Activism with George the Poet

9/9/2020
Martine and Isabelle reflect on the role of art in social movements with George Mpanga a.k.a. George the Poet, the British spoken word artist behind the critically-acclaimed BBC series "Have You Heard George’s Podcast?" Mpanga waxes poetic about what binds the Black diaspora, the untapped potential of rap music and how rhymes can change the world.

Duration:00:38:01

BLM in Canada with Sandy Hudson; Defunding the Police and Abolition with Robyn Maynard

9/2/2020
The very first Black Lives Matter presence outside of the U.S. began with Sandy Hudson in 2014. Martine and Isabelle look at how far the movement has come in Canada with Hudson, and take the time to really understand what defunding the police and abolition mean with Robyn Maynard, author of “Policing Black Lives”.

Duration:00:44:18

Hockey’s Diversity Problem with Anthony Duclair + Salim Valji

8/26/2020
The NBA, WNBA, Premier League and several other sports leagues have been unequivocal about their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The NHL, however, has been quieter than most. Martine and Isabelle talk to Ottawa Senators forward Anthony Duclair about what it’s like to be a Black hockey player, and they bring journalist Salim Valji to the table to discuss why racism remains one of hockey’s most taboo topics.

Duration:00:41:17

Seat at the Table S2 is coming! (Trailer)

8/20/2020
Friends Martine St-Victor and Isabelle Racicot are back for intimate and urgent conversations with influential guests from politics and sports to pop culture and activism. Season 2 starts August 27.

Duration:00:02:25

Setting the Table for Season 2

8/10/2020
Martine St-Victor and Isabelle Racicot return to the table for a heart-to-heart talk about the ripple effects of George Floyd’s death, the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the challenges of talking about race in Quebec, Canada and beyond.

Duration:00:12:59

In defense of Kaepernick; Chuck Hughes’s culinary world tour

9/2/2017
The NFL season is days from kickoff and Colin Kaepernick is still out of a job. We talk about athletes who take a stand with former NBA player/activist Etan Thomas and John Bowman of the Montreal Alouettes; Chuck Hughes takes us on a culinary world tour.

Duration:00:54:06

In defense of Kaepernick; Chuck Hughes’s culinary world tour

9/2/2017
The NFL season is days from kickoff and Colin Kaepernick is still out of a job. We talk about athletes who take a stand with former NBA player/activist Etan Thomas and John Bowman of the Montreal Alouettes; Chuck Hughes takes us on a culinary world tour.

Duration:00:53:36

Brett Kissel; Parents and pot

8/26/2017
Musician Brett Kissel explains why country music is the most diverse genre in music today and why P.K. will never come back to Montreal; Is smoking pot as a parent any different from having a drink? We speak to 2 stoner parents who say it's all the same.

Duration:00:40:45

Brett Kissel; Parents and pot

8/26/2017
Musician Brett Kissel explains why country music is the most diverse genre in music today and why P.K. will never come back to Montreal; Is smoking pot as a parent any different from having a drink? We speak to 2 stoner parents who say it's all the same.

Duration:00:40:15

Reflections on Charlottesville; The "Bitchy Boss" Double Standard

8/19/2017
Martine and Isabelle take the time to talk through their fears and anger after violent events in Charlottesville; Can a woman be a boss without being labelled a bitch? That's the question they tackle with Jen Agg, author of 'I Hear She's a Real Bitch.'

Duration:00:32:57

Reflections on Charlottesville; The "Bitchy Boss" Double Standard

8/19/2017
Martine and Isabelle take the time to talk through their fears and anger after violent events in Charlottesville; Can a woman be a boss without being labelled a bitch? That's the question they tackle with Jen Agg, author of 'I Hear She's a Real Bitch.'

Duration:00:32:27

Kimberley Manning on raising a trans child; Kids and cellphones

8/12/2017
Isabelle worries her 13-year-old son is too young for a cellphone, Martine argues for moderation. And ahead of the very first Canada Pride, they speak with Kimberley Manning about the challenges and gifts of raising a transgender child.

Duration:00:38:31

Kimberley Manning on raising a trans child; Kids and cellphones

8/12/2017
Isabelle worries her 13-year-old son is too young for a cellphone, Martine argues for moderation. And ahead of the very first Canada Pride, they speak with Kimberley Manning about the challenges and gifts of raising a transgender child.

Duration:00:36:44

The future of the news anchor; Covering Trump

8/5/2017
Martine and Isabelle invite three guests to debate whether TV news anchors still matter; Alex Panetta, CP's Washington correspondent, gives us an inside look at the daily challenges of covering Donald Trump's White House.

Duration:00:41:21

The future of the news anchor; Covering Trump

8/5/2017
Martine and Isabelle invite three guests to debate whether TV news anchors still matter; Alex Panetta, CP's Washington correspondent, gives us an inside look at the daily challenges of covering Donald Trump's White House.

Duration:00:40:49

Grandmaster Flash; The glorification of failure

7/29/2017
In 2007, a hip-hop group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for the very first time. We speak to the group's legendary DJ – Grandmaster Flash; Martine, Isabelle, and guest Ion Valiskakis discuss the glorification of failure.

Duration:00:33:01