CBC Radio host Sheryl MacKay meets creative people from all around the province. Hear about their passions and inspirations. You'll visit artists and in their studios, musicians and performers backstage, writers at their keyboards and chefs at the cooktop. There's great conversation and a lot of laughs too waiting for you every weekend on North by Northwest.
Susan Cormer reads "Advice for a New Beekeeper"
Susan Cormier is the winner of this year's CBC Nonfiction Prize. Here she is reading her winning essay, "Advice for a New Beekeeper," drawn from her own experience keeping bees.
Christa Ovenell on talking to kids about death
Funeral director Christa Ovenell from Death's Apprentice in Vancouver is here with some advice on how to talk to kids about death.
Record Keeping with Ian William Craig
Ian William Craig is a singer, an ambient musician and songwriter based in Vancouver. He has a new album coming out later this month. It's the soundtrack to a video game called "Magnesium 173." Matthew Parsons talked with Ian for our series "Record Keeping," where we talk with creative people around the province about the music that shaped their lives.
Dr. Stefanie Green on assisted dying
Stefanie Green's new memoir is "This Is Assisted Dying: A Doctor's Story of Empowering Patients at the End of Life." This conversation was recorded in front of a live audience at the Vancouver Public Library.
NXNW plays 'The Quiet Year'
Associate producer Matthew Parsons recently got a couple of our show’s regular voices together to play “The Quiet Year,” a storytelling game made by Avery Alder. This game presents an opportunity to sit down with a few friends and imagine a year in the life of an emerging community, after some kind of unspecified apocalypse or collapse. This is a slightly truncated version of the game, featuring CBC's Rohit Joseph and poet Natalie Lim.
Alexandra Morton is a biologist and an activist. For decades she has studied Orca communication and fought for the health of Wild Salmon on the west coast.
I liked Grant Lawrence’s story pick he is reading to us. I think some people are just a bit too picky. What they need to do is sit down and read a chapter of a book out loud, record it, and play it back. See how their intonations sound to them. It’s not easy to be perfect. Gosh knows I’ve tried and given up.
Keep going Grant , I really want to hear more. So glad that this is being podcast. That is a tremendous service.
Hermit of desolation sound
I love this series and all you shows. Nice time listening while I do my early morning walk. Thank you
I’m looking for the rest of the series shows after #5
Hermit of Desolation Sound
Sadly I feel the same as a previous comment in that I just can’t enjoy Grant Lawrence’s affected voice when he reads this story in the way he stresses and elongates words.