Cabins and cottages have come to represent summer in Canada--even though most Canadians spend the summer in hot cities. What does the fascination with cabins and cottages reveal about class, inequality and colonization in Canada?
This episode we welcome Tonya Davidson, a sociologist at Carleton University and co-editor of the essay collection Seasonal Sociology (University of Toronto Press, 2020). We discuss her essay in that book "Summer in Cottage Country."
I’m joined once again by my friends from the Alberta Advantage podcast: Joël, Clinton and Karen. We conclude our epic discussion of FUBAR, the classic Canadian and Calgarian comedy franchise, by discussing FUBAR II: Balls to the Wall (2010) in which our protagonists, Terry and Dean, head up to Fort McMurray to work in the oil sands, as well as the TV Series FUBAR: Age of Computer (2017), when the boys try to make a go of it in the online economy. The struggles of Terry and Dean as working class men really come to the fore in these latter two installments of FUBAR.
This is part 2 of our discussion of the FUBAR franchise. To see part 1, check out our last episode.
I'm joined by my podcast comrades from the Alberta Advantage: Clinton, Joël and Karen, for a deep dive into the classic Canadian and Calgarian comedy franchise FUBAR! It’s been nearly 20 years since the first FUBAR film (2002) introduced us to the endearing headbangers Terry and Dean. In our discussion we appreciate FUBAR’s depiction of working-class life and its wicked humour. And of course, we ponder what it really means to give'r.
This is the first of two episodes dedicated to the FUBAR franchise. Keep your eyes peeled for our next release when we discuss the sequel, FUBAR 2 (2010), and the TV series FUBAR: Age of Computer (2017).
I talk with author and journalist Marcello Di Cintio about taxi drivers and the working class's cultural visibility.
This is a clip from a longer interview. Find the full interview with Marcello here.
I talk to author and journalist Marcello Di Cintio about the people who drive cab for a living. He tells their stories in his fascinating new book, Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers (Biblioasis Books, 2021).
I asked Leah Cameron, creator of the CBC Gem comedy The Communist's Daughter, about the politics of laughter.
Sweater Weather is a podcast providing a class analysis of Canadian arts, culture & society. It's produced & hosted by Aaron Giovannone, an English professor and writer based in Calgary, Alberta.