A Haitian senator’s wife paid $4.25 million—all money down—for a house in Laval, Quebec. Meanwhile in Haiti, people have been protesting against corruption, kidnapping, and a president who they say is over-staying his term in office. How do we talk about Haiti without reproducing unhelpful tropes and stereotypes?
March 7, 2021
#343 The New Solitudes
Quebec's distinct culture reacts differently to global movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter.
October 4, 2020
PANDEMIC #9 – Mend the World
After a stroke left him locked in his own body, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana has found ways to lead an incredibly full life. Then the pandemic came. It swept through Quebec, leaving a trail of devastation. Today, Rabbi Cahana is one of the thousands of Quebeckers left stranded in the middle of one of the worst disasters in modern Canadian history.
June 24, 2020
Isolation Interview: Martha Wainwright
“In the silence you start to wonder…how are we going to find each other again?”
May 19, 2020
PANDEMIC #1 – 33 Dead in Dorval
They were found abandoned in the facility. The conditions were described as “akin to a concentration camp.” Within two weeks, over thirty of them would be dead. The story of the Résidence Herron in Dorval, Quebec is a national shame. And a preview of the carnage still to come.
April 29, 2020
DYNASTIES #4 – The Rizzutos
The Rizzutos are Canada’s first family of crime. For decades, they dominated Montreal’s underworld with an iron fist. With the help of corrupt politicians and police officers, the Rizzutos built one of the most fearsome and lucrative criminal enterprises this country has ever seen. Their reign was long and bloody. But their fall was even more gruesome.
November 12, 2019
Meet the Porn Auteurs
"My mentor, who's like this 71-year-old retired pornstar from the 80s — she would always say the best porns come from your own personal sex life"
May 24, 2018
How A False News Report Sparked An Islamophobic Backlash In Quebec
"I don’t care if it's true or not," said one protester outside the mosque
December 21, 2017
By Ruby Irene Pratka
#205 Out Of My Depth With Adam Gopnik
Adam Gopnik lived out a certain Canadian fantasy. He left the country and became a prominent New York intellectual.
October 30, 2017
The Heart Says No
In the new season of The Heart podcast, Kaitlin Prest gets men to open up about that time when they didn't get consent, but did it anyway. We ask how she pulled it off.