Bookings - The King's Co-op Bookstore Podcast

Bookings - The King's Co-op Bookstore Podcast

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Paul and Jesse interview authors, scholars, and other book lovers in the official podcast of the King's Co-op Bookstore in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Ep 01: Laura Penny - The Truth About Bullshit

40:51 | Mar 29th, 2018

Dr. Laura Penny joins us to talk about her book Your Call Is Important To Us: The Truth About Bullshit, originally published in 2005.

Ep. 10: Bookings Live at Between The Pages

1:07:23 | Nov 7th, 2018

Bookings Live at Between the Pages Jesse, Mark and Paul attend Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists at the Halifax Central Library. Join them as host Alexander MacLeod takes you inside the minds and creative live...Show More

Ep. 09: Halloween Books Of Dark Magic And Witchcraft

43:11 | Oct 31st, 2018

Halloween Special: Dark Magic and Witchcraft Paul and Jesse get trapped in a time prison when a Scholomancer casts a spell on the bookstore and they need to learn the dark arts to escape. Luckily they have interviews with Dr. Kathryn Morris and Dr. ...Show More

Ep. 08: Women Talking live with Miriam Toews

48:18 | Oct 9th, 2018

Bookings Live with Miriam Toews It's Bookings Live in Alumni Hall at the University of King's College. Former Bookings guest, and award-winning author and journalist, Pauline Dakin, interviews author Miriam Toews. Toews wrote the 2004 hit A Complic...Show More

Ep. 07: Crowds, Selves And Various Forms Of Detachment with Dr. John Plotz

51:25 | Sep 13th, 2018

Crowds, Selves, and Various Forms of Detachment While we can’t know each other completely, we’re obsessed with guessing and modern literature provides numerous examples. Jesse interviews Dr. John Plotz, Professor of Victorian Literature at Brandeis ...Show More

Ep. 06: Why I Wrote A Book About Toilets With Lezlie Lowe

47:59 | Aug 15th, 2018

Why I Wrote A Book About Toilets Paul and Jesse discuss the complex politics of the public toilet with Lezlie Lowe. She’s a Nova Scotia-based freelance news columnist, feature writer, radio documentary maker and Journalism teacher with an above aver...Show More

Sam Worthington Bonus - Adapting The New Weird

25:28 | Jul 20th, 2018

Bonus Episode - On Adaptation We had a great time talking to Sam Worthington about adaptations a few months ago. Here is what didn’t make it into “Unadapting the City & the City.” We talk about genre-bending “Weird Fiction” novels, some of our favo...Show More

Ep 05: Novels Of Apocalypse with Susan Dodd

40:20 | Jul 13th, 2018

Novels of Apocalypse What do we learn from books about the end of the world? Paul and Jesse talk with Dr. Susan Dodd about her course “Apocalypse: The Revolutionary Transformation of Politics and Culture.” They discuss the Book of Revelations, Corm...Show More

Ep 04: Unadapting The City & the City

42:19 | Jun 13th, 2018

Sam Worthington joins us to talk about China Miéville's award-winning novel The City & the City and we discuss how well the current BBC Two adaptation succeeded in adapting this mind-bending novel for television. Music: Decompress by Lee Rosevere h...Show More

Ep 03: Pauline Dakin - Run, Hide, Repeat

38:47 | May 17th, 2018

Pauline Dakin shares the incredible story of her nomadic childhood from her bestselling book. We discuss the act of writing memoir, the line between self-exploration and self-exploitation, and as always, what we've been reading.

Ep 02: Ingrid Waldron - There's Something In The Water

50:12 | Apr 20th, 2018

We talk with Dr. Ingrid Waldron about environmental racism and her new book: There's Something In The Water.