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A podcast about the people, movements and events that made the Spanish Civil War a part of Canada's cultural and political history.

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A podcast about the people, movements and events that made the Spanish Civil War a part of Canada's cultural and political history.

    2.9 Jean Watts

    2.9 Jean Watts

    Kaarina and Kevin talk about Jean "Jim" Watts, who worked as a journalist, broadcaster, driver, and censor in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

     

    • 36 min
    2.8 Meet Me on the Barricades

    2.8 Meet Me on the Barricades

    Kevin and Kaarina discuss Meet Me on the Barricades, a 1938 novel by Charles Yale Harrison about a big-dreaming oboe player with a passionate but passive interest in the Spanish Civil War. 

    In a bonus track, Kevin and Kaarina read an excerpt from Meet Me on the Barricades. 

    • 37 min
    2.7 Thomas Danek

    2.7 Thomas Danek

    Kevin and Kaarina discuss the short and tragic life of Canadian volunteer Thomas Danek.

     

    • 17 min
    2.6 Military Experience of the Canadian Volunteers

    2.6 Military Experience of the Canadian Volunteers

    Though the International Brigades provided very little military training, many volunteers brought their own experience. Kevin Levangie digs into the military backgrounds of Canadian volunteers, telling which wars they fought on, which sides they ended up on, and how their politics came up against their militarism.

    • 32 min
    2.5 This Time a Better Podcast

    2.5 This Time a Better Podcast

    Kevin and Kaarina (re)record their conversation about This Time a Better Earth, Ted Allan's 1939 Spanish Civil War novel. 

    • 37 min
    2.4 A Real Live Military Historian

    2.4 A Real Live Military Historian

    In Part 2 of our interview with Tyler Wentzell, we talk about a whole lot of things: his research on Toronto's Standard Theatre, the Foreign Enlistment Act, canada and the Spanish Civil War from the persepctive of a military historian, and anti-fascism. 

    • 42 min

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