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Trampoline Hall is a barroom lecture series that has been delighting audiences every month in Toronto for fifteen years, where it has sold out every show. Praised by The New Yorker for “celebrating eccentricity and do-it-yourself inventiveness,” it asks lecturers to take a vulnerable, theatrical risk and speak on a subject they’re not professionally expert in. Subjects range from absurd and arcane obsessions to heartbreakingly personal stories. Quick-witted host Misha Glouberman conducts a Q&A between the speaker and the audience after each talk. Invented by author Sheila Heti.
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    • 4.8 • 51 Ratings

Trampoline Hall is a barroom lecture series that has been delighting audiences every month in Toronto for fifteen years, where it has sold out every show. Praised by The New Yorker for “celebrating eccentricity and do-it-yourself inventiveness,” it asks lecturers to take a vulnerable, theatrical risk and speak on a subject they’re not professionally expert in. Subjects range from absurd and arcane obsessions to heartbreakingly personal stories. Quick-witted host Misha Glouberman conducts a Q&A between the speaker and the audience after each talk. Invented by author Sheila Heti.
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    Nenad Jovanovic - Flea Circuses, Both Real and Fraudulent

    Nenad lectures on the life and death of the flea circus

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    • 38 min
    Vida Beyer - Horror for Children and the Era of Don Bluth Aesthetics

    Vida Beyer - Horror for Children and the Era of Don Bluth Aesthetics

    Vida lectures on kid's cinema

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    • 45 min
    Chase Joynt - On Having a Penis

    Chase Joynt - On Having a Penis

    Chase Joynt lectures on the meaning and significance of having a penis

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    • 25 min
    Adil Dhalla - Sleepovers at the Office

    Adil Dhalla - Sleepovers at the Office

    Adil discusses the art of sleeping at work

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    • 31 min
    Stephen Thomas - Personal Identity

    Stephen Thomas - Personal Identity

    Stephen lectures on searching for his true self

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    • 29 min
    Suzanne Carte - Fighting

    Suzanne Carte - Fighting

    Suzanna Carte lectures on the veracity of pro wrestling

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

rostandamelie ,

Quirky and entertaining

Mostly funny, autobiographical lectures

Danica Evering ,

Clever and strange

Each episode is sidelong and tasty. In life, my favourite conversations are with people who have been thinking really intricately about one thing and want to tell me about it. Trampoline Hall's speakers are like those conversations, mesmerizing and human, deeply curious about the implications and facets of a topic--meta or mundane. Misha Glouberman is the best kind of moderator for the Q+A, which breaks away from the standard non-question questions and posturing I've come to expect from them. Instead, they're as funny as the lectures.

Mountainscrumbleberry ,

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