September 25, 2023
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#922 Foreign Influence: How Castro and a Belgian Brought Violent Revolution to Quebec
What connects Fidel Castro and a stocky Belgian named Georges to the worst campaign of political violence in modern Canadian history?
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Bruce Thorson
Senior Producer
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer
Karyn Pugliese
Editor-in-Chief

This week’s show features Chris Oliveros, publisher and founder of Montreal’s Drawn and Quarterly, one of the most respected publishing houses for comic book literature in the world.

Chris has brought to the world books from authors like Robert Crumb, Julie Doucet, Chris Ware, Kate Beaton, Chester Brown and Dan Clowes. 

But eight years ago Chris left his job as publisher at D&Q to write and draw his own comic – his first in almost 30 years. It’s called “Are You Willing to Die For The Cause,” a work of journalism that tells the largely forgotten story of the real origins of the FLQ –  the militant, violent Quebec separatist group that changed Canadian history forever. 

Host: Jesse Brown 

Credits: Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)

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