94 - Eugenics & Social Darwinism
Historia Canadiana: A Cultural History of Canada
by Patrick & Mackenzy
6h ago
In which our heroes talk about the shockingly pervasive ideas about eugenics in the early 20th century and how they still pop up today. --- Support: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/historiacanadiana); Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/historiacanadiana); recommended reading (https://historiacanadiana.wordpress.com/books/) --- Contact: historiacanadiana@gmail.com; Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CanLitHistory) ---Sources/Further Reading: Campbell, Maria. Halfbreed, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973. Dodd, Dianne. "eugenics." The Oxford Companion to Canadian History, Oxford Univer ..read more
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93 - Canada Vibing
Historia Canadiana: A Cultural History of Canada
by Patrick & Mackenzy
1w ago
Patrick is moving after coming back from a conference, Mack is still reeling from the end of semester, so we vibed by doing quizzes on Canada and talking about news bits. Back to normal in the next episode ..read more
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The Wild Horses of the Chilcotin: Their History and Future
Historia Canadiana: A Cultural History of Canada
by Patrick & Mackenzy
1M ago
In which Patrick talks with wildlife biologist Wayne McCrory about the beautiful - and surprisingly controversial - wild horses of the Chilcotin region.   In this compelling book, McCrory draws upon two decades of research to make a case for considering these wonderful creatures, called qiyus in traditional Tŝilhqot’in culture, a resilient part of the area’s balanced prey-predator ecosystem. McCrory also chronicles the Chilcotin wild horses’ genetic history and significance to the Tŝilhqot’in, juxtaposing their efforts to protect qiyus against movements to cull them.   Find the book ..read more
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92 - The Group of Seven: Theosophy and Landscapes
Historia Canadiana: A Cultural History of Canada
by Patrick & Mackenzy
1M ago
In which we discuss the paintings and philosophy of the most famous group of painters in Canada's history -- with a short story by Margaret Atwood for good measure. Patrick also rants in the wake of Brian Mulroney's death, be warned... --- Support: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/historiacanadiana); Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/historiacanadiana); recommended reading (https://historiacanadiana.wordpress.com/books/) --- Contact: historiacanadiana@gmail.com; Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CanLitHistory) --- Sources/Further Reading: Atwood, Margaret. “Death by Landscape” Maccallu ..read more
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91 - Mary Pickford: The Canadian Who Shaped Hollywood
Historia Canadiana: A Cultural History of Canada
by Patrick & Mackenzy
2M ago
In which Pat and Mack discuss who was once one of the most influential and powerful women in Hollywood history - an actress from Toronto! --- Support: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/historiacanadiana); Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/historiacanadiana); recommended reading (https://historiacanadiana.wordpress.com/books/) --- Contact: historiacanadiana@gmail.com; Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CanLitHistory). --- Sources/Further Reading: Brownlow, Kevin. Mary Pickford Rediscovered: Rare Pictures of a Hollywood Legend. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999. Whitfield, Eileen. Pickford ..read more
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90 - Frank Oliver Call: Bridging Victorian & Modernist Poetry
Historia Canadiana: A Cultural History of Canada
by Patrick & Mackenzy
2M ago
In which Patrick lectures by himself about a poet whose work, Acanthus & Wild Grape, actively tried to bring Canadian poetry into the realm of modern sensibilities. --- Support: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/historiacanadiana); Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/historiacanadiana); recommended reading (https://historiacanadiana.wordpress.com/books/) --- Contact: historiacanadiana@gmail.com; Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CanLitHistory). --- Sources/Further Reading Avrum Malus, Diane Allard and Maria Van Sundert. “Frank Oliver Call, Eastern Townships Poetry, and the Modernist ..read more
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Patreon Preview: Brendan Fraser
Historia Canadiana: A Cultural History of Canada
by Patrick & Mackenzy
2M ago
In which Pop Canada returns to discuss Brendan Fraser, who has become one of the most acclaimed actors of the 21st century - and played in Encino Man, the greatest movie of all time. Find the full episode (and more) on Patreon! --- Support: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/historiacanadiana); Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/historiacanadiana); recommended reading (https://historiacanadiana.wordpress.com/books/) --- Contact: historiacanadiana@gmail.com; Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CanLitHistory ..read more
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89 - Steveston: Pre-WW2 Japanese-Canadians
Historia Canadiana: A Cultural History of Canada
by Patrick & Mackenzy
3M ago
In which Patrick talks alone in a microphone as Mack faces a cyclone! The show is going solo this week to talk a little about Japanese-Canadians and how Daphne Marlatt's Steveston interprets their history. --- Support: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/historiacanadiana); Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/historiacanadiana); recommended reading (https://historiacanadiana.wordpress.com/books/) --- Contact: historiacanadiana@gmail.com; Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CanLitHistory). --- Sources/Further Reading Marlatt, Daphne. Steveston, Ronsdale Press, 2001 [1974]. Szabo-Jones, Lisa ..read more
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Beryl Potter: A Life of Disability Activism (w/ Dustin Galer)
Historia Canadiana: A Cultural History of Canada
by Patrick & Mackenzy
3M ago
In which Patrick sits down with historian Dustin Galer to discuss his new book, Beryl, which explores the life and times of the famous Canadian disability activist. Find the book here or at your local bookstore. --- Support: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/historiacanadiana); Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/historiacanadiana); the recommended reading page (https://historiacanadiana.wordpress.com/books/) --- Contact: historiacanadiana@gmail.com & Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CanLitHistory ..read more
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88 - Scary Reds! Communists in Canada
Historia Canadiana: A Cultural History of Canada
by Patrick & Mackenzy
3M ago
In which we unleash our anti-capitalist sides (again) to discuss how Marxism/communism was brought over into Canada, what it did and how it failed, as well as some lefty writers that sometimes are great and sometimes aren't. Read some commie poems here! --- Support: Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/historiacanadiana); Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/historiacanadiana); recommended reading (https://historiacanadiana.wordpress.com/books/) --- Contact: historiacanadiana@gmail.com; Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CanLitHistory). --- Sources/Further Reading Doyle, James. Progressive Her ..read more
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