Category Archives: History Slam

History Slam Episode Twenty: The Nantuck Brothers and Justice

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Justice-Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In August 1899, Dawson and Jim Nantack were executed in Dawson City, Yukon for the murder of two prospectors. On November 4, 2010, their remains were uncovered by a backhoe operator during construction of a sewage treatment plant. The discovery led to a renewed interest in the story of four men… Read more »

History Slam Episode Nineteen: The Dorset Seen Exhibit

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Dorset-Seen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Last Friday night in Ottawa, buses traversed the city as part of an art gallery crawl. The unofficial launch of Northern Scene, Swarm allowed art fans to view 15 different exhibits around the national capital region, with the event being capped off by a series of performances followed by a fashion… Read more »

History Slam Episode Eighteeen: Tom McSorley on Nanook of the North and Grub-Stake

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/northernscene_tom_mcsorley1-edit1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham As we kick off Northern History Week, we thought it would be fun to go back and look at some of the earliest films depicting life in northern Canada. In this episode of the History Slam podcast, I chat with Tom McSorley of the Canadian Film Institute about one of the… Read more »

History Slam Episode Seventeen: The Rise of American Restaurants, and Northern History Week

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Kelly-Erby-and-Heather-Moore.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham “Remember when you first went out to eat with your parents? Remember, it was such a treat to go and they serve you this different food that you never saw before, and they put it in front of you, and it was such a delicious and exciting adventure?” Despite the negativity… Read more »

History Slam Episode Sixteen: Inclusive Histories and Katrina Srigley

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Srigley-Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham During the CHA Annual Meeting last year in Waterloo, I went to the book launch for Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s History in Canada, during which Sylvia Van Kirk addressed the crowd. The one thing that really stuck me was how passionately she spoke… Read more »

History Slam Episode Fifteen: Placing Memory

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Placing-Memory-Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Over the past few months, the City of Ottawa has started to make progress on its redevelopment of Lansdowne Park. The plans new condos, retail outlets, and major renovations to Frank Claire Stadium in order to welcome a CFL franchise to the capital next spring. The project has been hotly contested,… Read more »

History Slam Episode Fourteen: Tim Stanley

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Tim-Stanley-Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham B.C Premier Christy Clark has spent the better part of the last week apologizing for the provincial Liberals’ classified plan to win the “ethnic vote.” While the scheme had clear ethical issues by using provincial staffers for political purposes, what has garnered the most attention is the disingenuous manner in which… Read more »

History Slam Episode Thirteen: Musician Del Barber

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Del-Barber-Final-Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLast Saturday night in Ottawa, a young musician took the stage at the National Arts Centre and sang about a dream he had had. The dream was interesting because all his favourite historical figures – from Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie – had shown up for a party… Read more »

History Slam Episode Twelve: Media Review Roundup

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Media-Review.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Like a lot of people, I used the break over the holidays to catch up on a couple of TV shows and movies that I had missed through the fall. I have to say that binge watching, while a lot of fun, can actually be difficult – it’s easy to lose… Read more »

History Slam Episode Eleven: “A Struggle to Remember: Fighting for Our Families”

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Family-Leave.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham It may be surprising to learn that I don’t go to a lot of big movie premieres – all the lights and cameras aren’t really my thing. But a few weeks ago I did have the privilege of going to the premiere of a new documentary from the Workers History Museum…. Read more »