My next guest is a fiction writer and educator. She has a PhD in Sociology and Equity Studies from the University of Toronto. Her debut novel, “The Wonderous Woo”, was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Award.
An award-winning author who has recently returned to the place where her most recent book, “That Time I Loved You”, is set: Scarborough. She can currently be found at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus as it’s Writer-In-Residence.
I’m excited to welcome to the show, Carrianne Leung.
This is Episode #159 of the Welcome! podcast.
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Christine Estima has been professionally writing since she was 18. Since then, Christine has continued to write articles, essays, novels and even plays. You can find her on Twitter @christineestima.
This is Episode #147 of the Welcome! podcast.
- Christine Estima is half Portuguese and half Lebanese.
- Christine grew up near Montreal and currently calls Toronto home.
- Christine is also a professional house sitter!
- We chatted about her two more recent from The Walrus (about Christine reporting her assault) and the New York Times (racism and ethnicity).
- Christine has also had Twitter wars with the “most hated man in the world”, Martin Shkreli!
- We argued about the recent Banksy exhibit in Toronto.
- Christine has a love of urban art and graffiti and has also had a piece of art created in her honour!
- Christine Estima has also appeared at various Spoken Word events.
- Christine also shared her opinions on the #MeToo movement and her thoughts on Jian Ghomeshi and CK Lewis.
Jeremiah Brown was part of Team Canada’s Men’s 8 rowing team that captured the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He is also the author of the new book, The 4 Year Olympian (published by Dundurn Press).
This is Episode #127.
Here are some of the things we discussed:
- How being bullied as a kid helped form his character.
- His stint in jail after robbing a delivery man.
- How his relationship with Amy, his ex-girlfriend helped his stay focused on training and his Olympic dream.
- Jeremiah Brown’s two most important coaches: Coach Riley (his football coach at Hamilton’s McMaster University) and Doug White (his rowing coach).
- How Jeremiah Brown made the McMaster football team as a walk-on.
- His 4 year journey to the Olympics (including all his failures and stumbles)
- The amount of money Team Canada athletes make to be full-time athletes
- Why Jeremiah Brown decided to leave the rowing team and not pursue a Gold medal in 2016.
- His work with the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Game Plan program.
Jeremiah Brown’s next challenge: Playing drums in a successful stadium-filling band!
Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji and Arkells.
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This episode was taped at Girth Radio studios inside the Pacific Junction Hotel bar in Toronto.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.