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.
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This episode was inspired by Emily Atkin’s excellent article “The Sexism of Genius” in The New Republic.
Full transcript under the cut.
The great Red Kelly: cat lover, hockey superstar…new-age spiritualist? Well, not quite. As with everything here at Church & Carlton, the truth is stranger than fiction.
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Full transcript under the cut. See you in two weeks!
In light of devastating recent events in the Canadian sports world, a story about hope, community, and boundless joy.
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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
There’s much more to curling than meets the eye, especially when it comes to the unusual role it played in Victorian Toronto.
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The strange story of Madame Henault, a peddler of a so-called miracle elixir that took Toronto by storm in 1882. Somehow, she roped in Canada’s greatest living athlete and inadvertently made history.
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The story of Larrupin’ Larry Gains, a black boxer from turn-of-the-century Cabbagetown who took the boxing world by storm. Larry’s lifelong battle against racism in the sport he loved remains sadly relevant today.
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Our first ever Halloween episode examines the truth behind Toronto’s most famous ghost story.
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Tonight’s episode focuses on the uniquely Canadian intersection of hockey and faith through the story of Fr. Les Costello, the promising young Maple Leaf who gave up a hockey career to become a wildly unconventional Catholic priest.
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Well, folks, I did it. It’s not exactly Serial but I have here for your enjoyment the very first episode of the Church & Carlton podcast. In light of recent events, I think it’s especially prescient.
If people want to hear more, I’m aiming to release new episodes every other Tuesday. After I put a few of these out there, I’ll put up a Patreon to tide me over until I can get that sweet, sweet Squarespace money. In the meantime, you can get updates on Facebook here.
Tonight’s episode features an infamous baseball game that would change Toronto forever and calls into question some of the stories we like to tell ourselves about our city.