Category Archives: Podcast

History Slam 215: Provincial Political Trends & Saskatchewan’s Transition from Left to Right

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/History-Slam-215.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In the past two years, 7 provinces and territories have held elections, with Quebec and Ontario holding campaigns this year. And if that wasn’t enough, Jason Kenney’s resignation earliere this week further thrust provincial politics into the news. While campaigns and leadership changes generate plenty of interest, the pandemic has served as… Read more »

History Slam 214: Indigenous Voices, Resources, & Learning in Canadian Classrooms

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/History-Slam-214.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In its final report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission included several Calls to Action regarding education. One of these was to develop and implement learning resources for all students in Canada so that more Indigenous voices, perspectives, and approaches were included in provincial and territorial curricula. As we’ve seen, however, some… Read more »

History Slam 213: Colonial Violence, National Myths, & the Lynching of Louie Sam

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/History-Slam-212.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham On February 24, 1884, Louie Sam, a Stó:lo teenager, was accused by an angry mob of starting a fire that killed James Bell, a shopkeeper in the settler community Nooksack, in what is now Whatcom County, Washington, which borders British Columbia. Without any evidence, the assembled mob determined that Sam was… Read more »

History Slam 212: Bernie Langille’s Death and the Long Journey Towards Truth, Healing, & Trust

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/History-Slam-213.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham *Bernie Langille Wants to Know What Happened to Bernie Langille has its World Premiere on Saturday April 30 at 8:30 at TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 as part of Hot Docs. You can also watch online from anywhere in Canada for 5 days starting May 1. On a cold February night in… Read more »

History Slam 211: Marcel Marceau, Movement, & the Art of Silence

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/History-Slam-211.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham *The Art of Silence is debuting as part of Hot Docs in Toronto, showing at 2:45 on Monday May 2 and 8:30 on Sunday May 8. The film can also be streamed in Canada for five days starting May 3. In 2022, mime is probably not what you think of when… Read more »

History Slam 210: Inter-Generational Healing & Love in Scratching River

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/History-Slam-210.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham I always thought that I was alone in connecting my personal surroundings to those I was researching. From the First World War soldier who wrote about loving and missing going to the theatre to the CBC producer who hated the number of memos they got, relating to people from the past… Read more »

History Slam 209: The Impact of R. Buckminster Fuller’s Visit to London in From Remote Stars

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/History-Slam-209.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In 1968, American architect R. Buckminster Fuller visited London, Ontario. Known for his geodesic domes, Fuller spent his time in the city meeting with students, artists, and industrial planners at Western. For years, Fuller’s visit has been part of the city’s lore, a moment in time where the city attracted praise… Read more »

History Slam 208: The Story of Yonge St, a City’s Transformation, & The Heart of Toronto

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/History-Slam-208.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham If you’ve visited Toronto for any length of time, you’ve probably found yourself on Yonge St. Starting on the shores of Lake Ontario, the street includes theatres, the Eaton Centre, the Air Canada Centre, and one of the city’s subway lines. Every day, thousands of people head to the street to… Read more »

History Slam 207: Navigating Online (Mis)Information

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/History-Slam-207.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Over the past two years, the onslaught of misinformation has increasingly attracted public and government attention. From the Covid pandemic, to election results, to protest movements, we are bombarded by a daily avalanche of information and it can be, at times, challenging to distinguish reputable sources from those peddling nonsense. Many… Read more »

History Slam 206: Fighting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace & “It Should be Easy to Fix”

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/History-Slam-206.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham On July 29, 1987, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling in the case Robichaud v. Canada. In its decision, the court noted that the Canadian Human Rights Act places “responsibility for an organization on those who control it and are in a position to take effective remedial action to… Read more »