Pivot from The Walrus

Pivot from The Walrus

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hosted by Noah Richler
Home
Aug 8 • 40 min
Our ties to places we call home can cause us joy and pain, and while there are plenty of Canadians who are away from home, missing home, or calling a new place their homes, Noah spoke to two young Indigenous artists about their ideas of home. Dale Alexis,…
Lost Words
Aug 1 • 36 min
Losing your words takes on a whole deeper meaning when one is talking about a writer and when you add the cruelty of dementia. Graeme Gibson is a celebrated writer who spoke about his experiences with the diagnosis of dementia, and the healing power of…
What the Next Stop Brings
Jul 25 • 30 min
Two stories about how death or near-death changed lives forever. Toronto Transit Commission streetcar operator Jason Banfield did not expect a tedious afternoon to become tragic, but when a pedestrian ran into the middle of the street, that afternoon, and…
Love Thyself
Jul 18 • 36 min
Sex is something that comes with all kinds of markers—the first time, the best time, how many times, and so many more. But what about sex addiction? Erica Garza has written extensively about her addiction to porn and sex and the pivotal moments in the…
The Dancer and The Deal
Jul 11 • 45 min
A ballet dancer’s body is their only tool, and careers in ballet can be brilliant but fleeting because the body has limitations where dreams do not. Dancers at the National Ballet of Canada, retired prima ballerina Veronica Tennant, and students at…
The Selves We Leave Behind
Jul 4 • 35 min
Everyone has some part of themselves they leave behind at critical moments in their lives, but the diversity of that experience is mind blowing—from Judy Rebick and her description of the dissociative disorder that was a defence mechanism for the abuse…
Excellence
Jun 27 • 28 min
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have spent a lifetime pivoting - they do it for a living as ice dancers representing Canada, and they’ve done it since they were kids. In March, Noah sat down with Canada’s Sweethearts fresh off their latest gold medal wins at…
The Fall
Jun 20 • 33 min
Forget everything you think you know about Tom Mulcair. The former leader of the New Democratic Party sat with Noah to talk about what happened after the 2015 federal election, when he had to shake hands with the victor across the aisle. What is the role…
Front Lines
Jun 7 • 29 min
Louie Palu is an award−winning photographer who stretched the boundaries of his emotional and mental capacities covering the war in Afghanistan. He came back a different man—which, as his friend and fellow journalist Christie Blatchford describes, is a…