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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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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Comack, a distinguished professor, explores feminist criminology and colonialism's effects, sharing her journey of research and insights into resistance.
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.
Pam Palmater, a Mi’kmaw scholar and advocate, shares her perspectives on Indigenous governance, nationhood, and her path towards social justice.
Ardath Whynacht, author of Insurgent Love, delves into activism, writing for change, and experiences with survivors of violence, weaving insights and action.
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.
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.
Anne Bishop, a multigenerational scholar, delves into allyship, activism, and writing's potential to drive change, unveiling her journey towards collective liberation.
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.
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.
Kathleen Absolon, Anishinaabe scholar, illuminates the transformative potential of Indigenous academics, discussing decolonizing research, knowledge, and connection to the land.
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.
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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