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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.

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    • Performing Arts
    • 4.0, 31 Ratings

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.

    Grant Lawrence's Wild Pick: The Full Story

    Grant Lawrence's Wild Pick: The Full Story

    Over the past few months, Grant Lawrence has been on North By Northwest with his series Wild Pick: the true life story and adventures of Desolation Sound oyster farmer Linda Sims and her partner Wayne. He's been bringing us tales of Linda's adventures sailing across the Pacific Ocean in a dilapidated boat, homesteading from scratch in Desolation Sound, and her lifelong career as an oyster farmer. Here are all 16 chapter's of Grant's story in one place.

    • 2 hrs 37 min
    Shelf Life with Daniel Heath Justice

    Shelf Life with Daniel Heath Justice

    Daniel Heath Justice is a Cherokee novelist and professor at UBC, where he studies Indigenous literature and expressive culture. He wrote the book "Why Indigenous Literatures Matter," a manifesto about the way Indigenous writing works in the world, and he's the author of the fantasy novel "The Way of Thorn and Thunder." Daniel talked with Sheryl about the books that have shaped his life, including a queer Indigenous love story and the famous tale of a short fellow who lives in a hole in the ground.

    • 25 min
    Grant Lawrence's Wild Pick: Chapters 1-14

    Grant Lawrence's Wild Pick: Chapters 1-14

    Over the past few weeks on North by Northwest, Grant Lawrence has been bringing you the true life story and adventures of Desolation Sound oyster farmer Linda Sims and her husband Wayne. The title of Wild Pick is both a reference to oyster farming, and many of Linda's life choices. Here are the first 14 chapters, all in one place.

    • 2 hrs 14 min
    Grant Lawrence's Wild Pick: Chapters 1-11

    Grant Lawrence's Wild Pick: Chapters 1-11

    Here are the first eleven chapters of Grant Lawrence’s latest story-telling podcast, "Wild Pick." This is the true tale of the life and adventures of Linda Syms, oyster farmer of Desolation Sound. It's another of Grant's epic wilderness adventures, chronicling Linda’s wild life. At a very young age, she fell in love with an older man who completely changed her life. She eventually became a modern day homesteader and oyster farmer, which led her on a 40 year love story, which, in Linda’s words, eventually “ended with a BANG.”

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Northernscout ,

Wild Pick

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.

bccjlo ,

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

another voice please ,

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.

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