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The Walrus Talks is a national event series that sparks conversations on the issues that matter most to Canadians. The events feature seven thought leaders and industry experts talking for seven minutes each, with seven different perspectives on a single topic.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 3.9, 35 Ratings

Need something new to talk about? Subscribe to the podcast that challenges the way you see everything.

The Walrus Talks is a national event series that sparks conversations on the issues that matter most to Canadians. The events feature seven thought leaders and industry experts talking for seven minutes each, with seven different perspectives on a single topic.

*The music in this podcast has been licensed and is called Intelligent Molecule by LexPremium.

    Poet Rupi Kaur

    Poet Rupi Kaur

    Resilience can be about coming to terms with the obstacles in front of you. As we minimize touching and practice social isolation, it's starting to feel like at least part of this experience will have to become part of our forever experience. Rupi Kaur spoke about the power of resilience in her own life.

    Special thanks to Indspire, Enbridge and Concordia University for their support for The Walrus Talks.

    • 7 min
    Banff Centre's Janice Price

    Banff Centre's Janice Price

    Artists can’t give you a vaccine or tell leaders how to reopen the economy. But they do give you Netflix to binge-watch, music for your daily walks and books to distract you.

    Janice Price, president of the Banff Centre, talks about why we turn to the arts in times of crisis. 

    • 11 min
    Lisa Moore + Pierre Kwenders + Lido Pimienta

    Lisa Moore + Pierre Kwenders + Lido Pimienta

    Whether you’re missing your mom because you can’t visit her, because you’ve never met her, or because you’ve lost her. These are some of our Walrus Talks that remind us of the powerful role mothers play and how their love can shape our future. Writer Lisa Moore talks about conversations between mothers and daughters, musician Pierre Kwenders reflects on the power of the matriarchs in his life and with her baby in her arms, artist Lido Pimienta describes the future of the arts.

    • 12 min
    Innovator Kamran Khan

    Innovator Kamran Khan

    Dr. Kamran Khan is the founder of BlueDot, a tech company that works with doctors, engineers, scientists and AI to predict outbreaks and track the spread of infectious disease. 

    Khan is a physician at St Mike’s Hospital in Toronto and the founder of BlueDot and he spoke at The Walrus Talks Disruption, presented by Concordia University. 

    • 8 min
    Story-teller Margaret Atwood

    Story-teller Margaret Atwood

    When Margaret Atwood’s dystopic worlds begin to appear in our real lives, we know we’re in trouble. Canada’s oracular writer has written some of the scariest scenarios for our future. But she herself has hope. Something that we need when confronted with a worldwide pandemic with no end in sight. We’re not quite in Gilead, but some days, it feels too close for comfort.

    • 6 min
    UNESCO's Vivek Venkatesh

    UNESCO's Vivek Venkatesh

    Physical distancing has real-world repercussions, and sometimes that comes out in expressions of fear or hate. Concordia University's Vivek Venkatesh lost his cousin in the bombing of Air India Flight 182 in 1985 so he understands why people embrace extremism and hateful rhetoric. He also understands what it takes to become accepting and compassionate.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

jayaechpee ,

Fresh ideas welcome

I think the Walrus is one of those journalism sources you can count on for a new angle.

PhillyCheesesteak1874 ,

Brilliant and Easy to get into

This podcast is great so far. The episode on loneliness is a great start. I could listen to a hundred more just like it.

emmamackhill ,

Love The Walrus!

I’ve been a fan of The Walrus for years (bias: I work for them now). I’ve been on mat leave, and as a fan of podcasts this has been a great way to get little snippets of thoughts from extremely intelligent Canadians.

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