Church & Carlton – S1, E15 – Cogwagee

The first season of Church & Carlton draws to a close with the story of Tom Longboat, a well-known historical figure whose athletic prowess has been allowed to overshadow his lifetime of quiet resistance for too long.

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Church & Carlton – S1, E14 – Evgenia Medvedeva: Girl Wonder

If anyone in figure skating can be called a genius, it’s Evgenia Medvedeva. But “genius” is a loaded word, and the way we apply it says a lot about whose art we value.

It’s our season finale next week, believe it or not. If you enjoyed this season, please consider donating to my Patreon – a few bucks an episode goes a long way towards making Church & Carlton possible.

This episode was inspired by Emily Atkin’s excellent article “The Sexism of Genius” in The New Republic. 

Full transcript under the cut.

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Church & Carlton – S1, E9 – A Brief History of Toronto’s Failed Olympic Bids

Toronto has bid on the Olympics five times, and each time, it blew up in our faces in the most Toronto way possible.

Tune in next Friday for another Olympic-themed episode, this one on the low-key sexual revolution of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. (Just trust me on this.) In the meantime, visit my Patreon and be sure to keep checking back here for my first attempts at vlogging. If nothing else, you can marvel at my total lack of makeup skills

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E.C. Marcon