Can't Lit

by Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli - Entertainment One

Can't Lit
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 58
  • Last: 26 Feb 2018
A podcast about books and other stuff in Canada. Hosted by Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli

Episodes (58)

  • 055 - Can't Lit - Katherena Vermette
    055 - Can't Lit - Katherena Vermette
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    Published: 26 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:28:44
    Winter is bleak but this episode will warm you up. Jen and Dina get to talk to the multi-hyphenate, multi-talented, multi-award-winning, novelist, poet, filmmaker (and more) Katherena Vermette! They talk with her about her novel, The Break,... Read more →
    Winter is bleak but this episode will warm you up. Jen and Dina get to talk to the multi-hyphenate, multi-talented, multi-award-winning, novelist, poet, filmmaker (and more) Katherena Vermette! They talk with her about her novel, The Break,... Read more →

  • 054 - Can't Lit - Rahila's Ghost
    054 - Can't Lit - Rahila's Ghost
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    Published: 29 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:42:56
    Way back in November Jen and Dina interviewed part of the amazing team behind Rahila's Ghost Press, a new chapbook press that will knock your stockings off. And we sure did have a fun time, talked about a lot of poetry and yes, there were e... Read more →
    Way back in November Jen and Dina interviewed part of the amazing team behind Rahila's Ghost Press, a new chapbook press that will knock your stockings off. And we sure did have a fun time, talked about a lot of poetry and yes, there were e... Read more →

  • 053 - Can't Lit - XXXmas
    053 - Can't Lit - XXXmas
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    Published: 18 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:28:55
    Happy holidays from your original Can't Lit hosting team! Dina welcomes Daniel back into the "studio" in this guest-less episode that goes on too many tangents to name just one. There's a special gift at the end of the episode: a delightful... Read more →
    Happy holidays from your original Can't Lit hosting team! Dina welcomes Daniel back into the "studio" in this guest-less episode that goes on too many tangents to name just one. There's a special gift at the end of the episode: a delightful... Read more →

  • 052 - Can't Lit - David Chariandy
    052 - Can't Lit - David Chariandy
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    Published: 27 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:31:27
    This episode is full of fun, friendship and lots of love. Dina and Jen talk to the recent winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, novelist, and truly lovely person, David Chariandy. We talk about his new novel, Brother, Jen and D... Read more →
    This episode is full of fun, friendship and lots of love. Dina and Jen talk to the recent winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, novelist, and truly lovely person, David Chariandy. We talk about his new novel, Brother, Jen and D... Read more →

  • 051 - Can't Lit - Gurjinder Basran
    051 - Can't Lit - Gurjinder Basran
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    Published: 30 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:23:39
    Recorded in September but here now for your ears is an episode with lovely writer Gurjinder Basran! Jen and I talk to her about her new novel, Someone You Love is Gone, which features ghosts and sadness and some laughs too. We also discuss ... Read more →
    Recorded in September but here now for your ears is an episode with lovely writer Gurjinder Basran! Jen and I talk to her about her new novel, Someone You Love is Gone, which features ghosts and sadness and some laughs too. We also discuss ... Read more →

  • 050 - Can't Lit - 50th Episode Litacular
    050 - Can't Lit - 50th Episode Litacular
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    Published: 25 Sep 2017 Duration: 01:47:16
    We made it to 50 episodes! And to celebrate Dina and Jen got a lot of snacks together and welcomed Adèle Barclay, Juliane Okot Bitek, Raoul Fernandes , Leah Horlick, Nancy Lee, Ben Rawluk and Beni Xiao back to the podcast. With a very speci... Read more →
    We made it to 50 episodes! And to celebrate Dina and Jen got a lot of snacks together and welcomed Adèle Barclay, Juliane Okot Bitek, Raoul Fernandes , Leah Horlick, Nancy Lee, Ben Rawluk and Beni Xiao back to the podcast. With a very speci... Read more →

  • 049 - Can't Lit - Bianca Spence & Paul Vermeersch
    049 - Can't Lit - Bianca Spence & Paul Vermeersch
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    Published: 28 Aug 2017 Duration: 01:44:04
    Don't lament summer ending because we have the two most lovely guests: Paul Vermeersch and Bianca Spence! While visiting Vancouver from Toronto they made time to talk to Jen and me about karaoke, Degrassi, diversity panels, friendliness in ... Read more →
    Don't lament summer ending because we have the two most lovely guests: Paul Vermeersch and Bianca Spence! While visiting Vancouver from Toronto they made time to talk to Jen and me about karaoke, Degrassi, diversity panels, friendliness in ... Read more →

  • 048 - Can't Lit - Michael V. Smith
    048 - Can't Lit - Michael V. Smith
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    Published: 31 Jul 2017 Duration: 01:04:00
    This episode with writer Michael V. Smith is a joyful summer treat! He writes great poems, prose and tweets. Jen and Dina talk to him about his new poetry book, Bad Ideas, dreams, why we write, navigating the exclusion and power imbalances ... Read more →
    This episode with writer Michael V. Smith is a joyful summer treat! He writes great poems, prose and tweets. Jen and Dina talk to him about his new poetry book, Bad Ideas, dreams, why we write, navigating the exclusion and power imbalances ... Read more →

  • 047 Can't Lit - Kai Cheng Thom and Ali Blythe and Leah Horlick
    047 Can't Lit - Kai Cheng Thom and Ali Blythe and Leah Horlick
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    Published: 26 Jun 2017 Duration: 01:29:50
    Three amazing guests in one super episode! Finalists Kai Cheng Thom and Ali Blythe along with event MC Leah Horlick join Dina and Jen the day after the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers ceremony. We talk poetry (a lot, in so ma... Read more →
    Three amazing guests in one super episode! Finalists Kai Cheng Thom and Ali Blythe along with event MC Leah Horlick join Dina and Jen the day after the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers ceremony. We talk poetry (a lot, in so ma... Read more →

  • 046 Can't Lit — Tenille Campbell
    046 Can't Lit — Tenille Campbell
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    Published: 29 May 2017 Duration: 01:24:34
    Things get spicy in this episode because Dina and Daniel get to talk to poet, photographer and general delight Tenille Campbell! We talk about that writing life, surprise yoga, and culture, sex, desire in her wonderful debut poetry collecti... Read more →
    Things get spicy in this episode because Dina and Daniel get to talk to poet, photographer and general delight Tenille Campbell! We talk about that writing life, surprise yoga, and culture, sex, desire in her wonderful debut poetry collecti... Read more →

  • BONUS - Deborah WIllis
    BONUS - Deborah WIllis
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    Published: 22 May 2017 Duration: 19:24
    A short bonus episode! Jen and Dina wished they'd had more time with Deborah Willis, but we all still had a fun time and great a conversation about Deborah's amazing new short story collection, The Dark and Other Love Stories, hypochondria,... Read more →
    A short bonus episode! Jen and Dina wished they'd had more time with Deborah Willis, but we all still had a fun time and great a conversation about Deborah's amazing new short story collection, The Dark and Other Love Stories, hypochondria,... Read more →

  • 045 Can't Lit — Carleigh Baker and Daniel Zomparelli
    045 Can't Lit — Carleigh Baker and Daniel Zomparelli
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    Published: 26 Apr 2017 Duration: 01:33:49
    It may be Poetry Month, but we pull a short story switcheroo! Daniel is the guest, along with Carleigh Baker. Jen Sookfong Lee is your guest host. Dina is up to the same old tricks. In this whopper of an episode we talk about Daniel's book ... Read more →
    It may be Poetry Month, but we pull a short story switcheroo! Daniel is the guest, along with Carleigh Baker. Jen Sookfong Lee is your guest host. Dina is up to the same old tricks. In this whopper of an episode we talk about Daniel's book ... Read more →

  • 044 Can't Lit — Juliane Okot Bitek and Leah Horlick
    044 Can't Lit — Juliane Okot Bitek and Leah Horlick
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    Published: 28 Mar 2017 Duration: 01:14:32
    Live from Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival we have two mega-talented and wonderful guests, Juliane Okot Bitek and Leah Horlick! In our second live outing we talk about rejection, free labour, jumpsuit anxiety, book award red carpe... Read more →
    Live from Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival we have two mega-talented and wonderful guests, Juliane Okot Bitek and Leah Horlick! In our second live outing we talk about rejection, free labour, jumpsuit anxiety, book award red carpe... Read more →

  • 043 - Eden Robinson
    043 - Eden Robinson
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    Published: 27 Feb 2017 Duration: 39:14
    When Daniel's away Dina gets to co-host with podcast guest host superstar Jen Sookfong Lee! They talk to complete talent and delight Eden Robinson. Be prepared for so much boisterous laughter. Their conversation touches on her new novel, So... Read more →
    When Daniel's away Dina gets to co-host with podcast guest host superstar Jen Sookfong Lee! They talk to complete talent and delight Eden Robinson. Be prepared for so much boisterous laughter. Their conversation touches on her new novel, So... Read more →

  • 042- Regis and Kelly
    042- Regis and Kelly
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    Published: 20 Feb 2017 Duration: 01:03:10
    No guest? No problem. It's just Dina and Daniel! They went to Kelowna and lived to tell the tale. This episode has so much: spring books we're excited about, a literary festival/winery recap, so much singing, and a very special CanLit Feud ... Read more →
    No guest? No problem. It's just Dina and Daniel! They went to Kelowna and lived to tell the tale. This episode has so much: spring books we're excited about, a literary festival/winery recap, so much singing, and a very special CanLit Feud ... Read more →

  • 041 Can't Lit — Beni Xiao & Mariah Devcic
    041 Can't Lit — Beni Xiao & Mariah Devcic
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    Published: 30 Jan 2017 Duration: 01:25:39
    Happy New Year, listeners! Daniel has a post-vacation glow and Dina beams from an amazing otter encounter. Our smart and talented guests are writers Beni Xiao & Mariah Devcic. These sharp young ones talk about writing, university, periods, ... Read more →
    Happy New Year, listeners! Daniel has a post-vacation glow and Dina beams from an amazing otter encounter. Our smart and talented guests are writers Beni Xiao & Mariah Devcic. These sharp young ones talk about writing, university, periods, ... Read more →

  • 040 Can't Lit — It's a Wonderful Can't Lit
    040 Can't Lit — It's a Wonderful Can't Lit
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    Published: 20 Dec 2016 Duration: 01:49:10
    Happy holidays, listeners! This episode has singing, laughing, shouting, seasonal stories, book recommendations, suggestions for places to donate this holiday season from many guests from Can't Lit past: Jen Sookfong Lee, Ben Rawluk, Adèle ... Read more →
    Happy holidays, listeners! This episode has singing, laughing, shouting, seasonal stories, book recommendations, suggestions for places to donate this holiday season from many guests from Can't Lit past: Jen Sookfong Lee, Ben Rawluk, Adèle ... Read more →

  • 039 Can't Lit — Zoe Whittall
    039 Can't Lit — Zoe Whittall
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    Published: 28 Nov 2016 Duration: 01:06:01
    Oh wow! On this episode we have the amazing novelist, poet, TV writer and enjoyable person, Zoe Whittall! Her great novel, The Best Kind of People, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and Dina and Daniel praise it like dorks. We talk about... Read more →
    Oh wow! On this episode we have the amazing novelist, poet, TV writer and enjoyable person, Zoe Whittall! Her great novel, The Best Kind of People, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and Dina and Daniel praise it like dorks. We talk about... Read more →

  • BONUS — For Leonard Cohen
    BONUS — For Leonard Cohen
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    Published: 17 Nov 2016 Duration: 38:46
    In a special bonus episode of Can't Lit, Daniel interviews Dina about late Canadian icon and her hero, Leonard Cohen. She talks about his influence, why he's amazing and the time she met him at a chain bookstore basement. We also just look ... Read more →
    In a special bonus episode of Can't Lit, Daniel interviews Dina about late Canadian icon and her hero, Leonard Cohen. She talks about his influence, why he's amazing and the time she met him at a chain bookstore basement. We also just look ... Read more →

  • 038 Can't Lit — Adèle Barclay
    038 Can't Lit — Adèle Barclay
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    Published: 26 Oct 2016 Duration: 01:05:15
    Hooray for Halloween candy and our supes special guest, secret matriarch and poetry witch, Adèle Barclay. As we munch on so many fun-sized chocolate bars we talk about her new poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I'd Reach Out for You, he... Read more →
    Hooray for Halloween candy and our supes special guest, secret matriarch and poetry witch, Adèle Barclay. As we munch on so many fun-sized chocolate bars we talk about her new poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I'd Reach Out for You, he... Read more →