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Shawn Micallef shares his beef with brunch on CBC Radio Q

By Guest Host Stephen Quinn
CBC Radio Q
August 7 2014

On Thursday, August 7, Shawn Micallef joined guest host Stephen Quinn on CBC Radio Q to discuss The Trouble with Brunch, his provocative new book that critiques our contemporary food obsession and status anxiety. Micallef unpacks the layered meanings of the late morning meal, and explores what "the brunching class" can learn about contemporary culture and politics.

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Maintenance is the CBC Radio 3 Book Club pick for August!

CBC Radio 3 runs a monthly book club, and while they typically tackle nonfiction books on musicians and musical genres, in August, they've turned their sights on a novel written by a musician: Maintenance by Rob Benvie.

On the CBC Radio 3 website, host and book club organizer Vish Khanna explains:

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Sean Dixon talks to Sunday Morning

Author Sean Dixon (The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn) talked to CBC's Sunday Morning and Michael Enright about playing banjo at a biker funeral.

You can listen to the broadcast on the CBC site. Dixon's portion comes in about ten minutes from the end.

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Coach House lands two titles on CBC's Cross-Country Bookshelf

This summer, CBC Books built a literary map of Canada. From coast to coast to coast, CBC shows across the country brought together panels of book lovers to answer the question: 'What books do you really need to read to understand my home?'

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Gary Barwin featured on PoemTalk

PoemTalk is a collaboration of the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia, PennSound and the Poetry Foundation. It's a podcast of some of the world's best poets, produced and hosted by Al Filreis.

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Stroll mentioned on CBC's Fresh Air Cross Country Bookshelf

On Saturday, May 21, CBC program 'Fresh Air' kicked off something called the Cross Country Bookshelf. Listeners are encouraged to select a list of the top 5 books that are "must reads" about any region in the country.

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CKUA Radio's Bookmark interviews Suzette Mayr

CKUA's Ken Davis interviewed Suzette Mayr about Monoceros – the story that inspired it, the unicorn obsession, the Calgary setting – on CKUA's literary program,' Bookmark.'

Listen to the interview here.

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Christian Bök on CBC Radio's Q

Tune into CBC Radio's 'Q' (hosted by Jian Ghomeshi) on Wednesday, June 23, to hear author Christian Bök (Eunoia, Crystallography) speak about his newest poetic project ... injecting poetry into single-celled organisms. Christian Bök talks about the Xenotext Experiment on 'Q.'

Check the 'Q' website for details:

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HTO interview on CIUT's 'Take Five' - Part 1

Length: 10:19

CIUT's 'Take Five' talked to the contributors and editors behind HTO: Toronto's Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets, and broadcast this two-part spotlight on the book (and Toronto's water).

HTO interview on CIUT's 'Take Five' - Part 2

Length: 9:59

CIUT's 'Take Five' talked to the contributors and editors behind HTO: Toronto's Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets, and broadcast this two-part spotlight on the book (and Toronto's water).

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