Celebrate thirty years of radical publishing with Fernwood Publishing’s podcast, Thirtywood. Highlighting some of Fernwood’s most impactful authors, each of the fifteen episodes is hosted by Nora Loreto and asks how radical books contribute to the work of political movements. Featuring authors like Renee Linklater, Shawn Wilson, El Jones and many more, Thirtywood embraces the dynamism of transformative world-building, the power of critical inquiry, and the joy of justice. Join Nora and our guests as they discuss some of today’s most pressing issues in social movements and independent political publishing.

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May 18, 2023

Episode 15: Nora Loreto with Fiona Jeffries

Nora Loreto and Fiona Jeffries uncover the world of radical publishing's impact on political movements, sharing insights from Spin Doctors, Take Back the Fight, From Demonized to Organized, and the world of Fernwood Publishing.

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May 3, 2023

Episode 14: Wayne Antony

Wayne Antony, a seasoned publisher, and an influential voice in political activism, opens up about the transformative power of radical publishing, highlighting his journey with Fernwood Publishing.

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April 12, 2023

Episode 13: Jim Silver

Jim Silver, a founding member of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–Manitoba, brings his expertise to light, discussing poverty, community development, and activism in academia.

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March 29, 2023

Episode 12: Elizabeth Comack

Elizabeth Comack, a distinguished professor, explores feminist criminology and colonialism's effects, sharing her journey of research and insights into resistance.

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March 15, 2023

Episode 11: Colleen Cardinal

Colleen Cardinal, a fervent activist and co-founder of National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network, lends her voice to an inspiring conversation about change and challenge.

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March 1, 2023

Episode 10: Pam Palmater

Pam Palmater, a Mi’kmaw scholar and advocate, shares her perspectives on Indigenous governance, nationhood, and her path towards social justice.

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February 15, 2023

Episode 9: Ardath Whynacht

Ardath Whynacht, author of Insurgent Love, delves into activism, writing for change, and experiences with survivors of violence, weaving insights and action.

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February 1, 2023

Episode 8: A.J. Withers

AJ Withers, an advocate for collective liberation, reveals the power of writing for social change, offering insights into activism, academia, and the evolving landscape of social justice.

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January 21, 2023

Episode 7: Danny Paul

In this episode, Nora engages in a poignant conversation with the late Danny Paul, author of Chief Lightning Bolt and We Were Not the Savages. Danny reflects on his life, activism, and how his book revolutionized settler perceptions of Mi’kmaq communities, leaving a lasting impact on history and present-day understanding.

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January 14, 2023

Episode 6: Anne Bishop

Anne Bishop, a multigenerational scholar, delves into allyship, activism, and writing's potential to drive change, unveiling her journey towards collective liberation.

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November 30, 2022

Episode 5: Shawn Wilson

Join Shawn Wilson in a dialogue about Indigenous pedagogy, research, and his book Research of Ceremony. Discover the threads that connect identity, culture, and well-being.

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November 16, 2022

Episode 4: Lynn Jones & El Jones

Join Lynn Jones and El Jones in a dynamic conversation on the power of radical publishing, community empowerment, and writing as an instrument for justice.

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November 3, 2022

Episode 3: Kathleen Absolon (Minogiizhigokwe)

Kathleen Absolon, Anishinaabe scholar, illuminates the transformative potential of Indigenous academics, discussing decolonizing research, knowledge, and connection to the land.

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October 31, 2022

Episode 2: Alex Khasnabish & Ajay Parasram

Authors Alex Khasnabish and Ajay Parasram uncover the nuances of colonialism's impact and radical imagination's role in social justice, sharing their journey through Frequently Asked White Questions.

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October 5, 2022

Episode 1: Katłįà Lafferty

Katłįà, a Dene advocate, navigates the realms of writing and activism, showcasing the power of amplifying Indigenous voices and addressing injustices in her inspiring journey.

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September 23, 2022

Thirtywood Trailer

Join us for a special podcast celebrating Fernwood Publishing’s 30th anniversary, featuring insightful authors discussing their ideas and the necessity of radical publishing in Canada.

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