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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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    • Performing Arts
    • 4.8, 50 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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    Anne Fitzpatrick - Pinball

    Anne Fitzpatrick - Pinball

    Anne Fitzpatrick talks about her love for a classic arcade game
     
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    Lauren Barnes - Hummingbird Migration

    Lauren Barnes - Hummingbird Migration

    Lauren Barnes lectures on the remarkable life of the hummingbird
     
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    Shannon Gerard - Whales

    Shannon Gerard - Whales

    Shannon Gerard explains why she terrified of whales
     
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    Sunjay Mathuria - Degrassi Junior High

    Sunjay Mathuria - Degrassi Junior High

    Sunjay lectures on the personal significance of an iconic Canadian TV show
     
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    Cian Cruise - My Dad is Cooler Than Me

    Cian Cruise - My Dad is Cooler Than Me

    Cian Cruise shares the struggle of having a cool father
     
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 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.

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