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The Walrus special: Jennifer Hollett's soundtrack for the week

The Walrus special: Jennifer Hollett's soundtrack for the week

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May 4th, 2020

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The Walrus special: Jennifer Hollett's soundtrack for the week

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Today's guest curator is Jennifer Hollett, the new Executive Director of The Walrus. An award-winning host, reporter and producer specializing in journalism, politics and tech, Jennifer previously worked at Twitter Canada as the head of news and government and covered stories across the country and around the world with CBC News, CTV News, and MuchMusic. Her suggestions for Canadian content during COVID-19 includes a selection audio programmes to stimulate the mind.

The Conversation Piece (podcast)

For the past seven years, The Walrus has hosted The Walrus Talks across the country. It's a national event series that sparks conversations on important issues like impact, technology, and the environment. The format is about sevens: seven thought leaders, seven minutes each, seven different perspectives on a single topic. We've launched a new podcast highlighting insights from these talks, worth thinking about in these COVID-19 times. You can listen to The Conversation Piece wherever you get your podcasts, or online right here. — Jennifer Hollett

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Jazzcast.ca (online radio)

I'm finding myself craving art and music in new and deeper ways these days, and I love starting my week with this new online jazz station. In particular, Garvia Bailey's show Social Music (Monday mornings, 9 to 11 ET) is a fusion of jazz, hip hop, funk, you name it. The show highlights jazz as social commentary and a reflection of the world, and Garvia is an incredible guide and storyteller. I love rediscovering tracks as well as being introduced to new music, right on my computer. — JH

You can listen to Jazzcast.ca 24/7 here.



More things to listen to while you stay home:
The Other Latif (podcast)

This is one of those podcasts people talk about in a certain way. They say things like, "THIS PODCAST!!!" And, "I CAN'T STOP LISTENING!" That's because it's an epic story. Canadian Latif Nasser sets out to track down another Latif Nasser — one who happens to be detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay. This turns into a multi-year obsession, investigation, and now a six-part podcast series asking the question, who is The Other Latif? I've just started listening, so no spoilers please. — JH

You can listen to The Other Latif here.

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