The Canadians are taking over! (QR 085)

June 18, 2024

Kris is off on assignment this week. What assignment? We have no idea. She just left a note on our windshield that read “Off to do cool shit.” Fret not! When the cat’s away, the mice will play. And these mice… are Canadian.

Podcast and personal favourite Amanda returns to the show! If you don’t know Amanda, you can check out her other appearances on the pod here and here.

Settle in for talks about various Pride celebrations, anime, water restrictions, and how Tara is confronted by her love of age-gap romances when a character is her exact age. And, we get a poetry reading for the first time in QR history!

Official Recommendations

From Amanda: A Fate Worse Than Death by Nisha Patel

This week, Amanda recommends A Fate Worse Than Death by Nisha Patel. It’s a poetry collection that investigates the vulnerabilities and life experiences of navigating a medical system mired in capitalism. Amanda reads a poem at the end of the episode if you want a sense of what to expect.

From Tara: A Little Kissing Between Friends by Chencia C. Higgins

This week, Tara recommends A Little Kissing Between Friends by Chencia C. Higgins. This sapphic romance has a messy friends-to-lovers pairing between a music producer and her best friend, the premiere dancer at a local strip club. Tara praised this book for its fat rep, its kissin’, and how it dives into the sloppy muck of what to do when you sleep with your best friend.

Works/People Discussed

  • Yuri on Ice (MAPPA)
  • Truth and Reconciliation Final Report
  • University of Alberta Free Online Indigenous Canada course
  • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  • The Untamed (Tencent Video)
  • Winter Begonia (iQiyi)
  • Farewell my Concubine (1993)
  • S.C.I. Mystery (Youku)
  • I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya
  • Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R. F. Kuang
  • Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
  • Just Kiss Her by Clare Lydon
  • Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (Writer), Lisa Sterle (Illustrator)
  • The Worst Ronin by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (Writer), Faith Schaffer (Illustrator)

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