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.
On today's episode, I talk to Leah Cameron, a television writer in Toronto. She is the creator, director and head writer of The Communist’s Daughter, a comedy series loosely based on her left-wing family in Toronto in 1989, now available on CBC Gem.
This is episode 14 of Sweater Weather with Aaron Giovannone.
Tom Wayman, professor emeritus at the University of Calgary and the author of over 20 books, reads his poem, “O Calgary.” It’s a beautiful work in which the city becomes symbolic of a value system and a way of life under capitalism.
"O Calgary" was published in Poetry, the world's most prestigious English-language poetry publication, and it appears in Wayman's recent book, Watching a Man Break a Dog's Back (Harbour Publishing).
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.