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I’m wading into crowdfunding to keep my own show sustainable. If you enjoy the Kreative Kontrol podcast and want to support it with a monthly pledge, please visit patreon.com/kreativekontrol. You can pledge $1 a month, or $4, $10, $30, $50, $100 a month—whatever you like. There are gifts and incentives to pledge but more than anything you can keep this show going. There’s no other revenue stream for this podcast; I’ve been doing it for my own fulfillment and to contribute to culture but it’s time to see if I can generate some kind of salary from all of this work. So, if you appreciate Kreative Kontrol, again, please consider pledging a monthly amount. All of the info you need is at patreon.com/kreativekontrol.

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Stuart McLean did me a favour in July 2008

Upon the passing of broadcasting legend Stuart McLean, I remember the following story about an interaction I had with him:

In my first few months working on-air at CBC Radio 3 in 2008, I came up with a bit wherein I did an impression of Stuart McLean’s popular program, Vinyl Cafe, but all the stories would be boring, vaguely dysfunctional ones about my own family.

When I casually mentioned to colleagues that I’d invited Stuart to be on the episode, they all told me I was nuts. He was the biggest star in CBC Radio and I barely even worked there. Well, I asked him to do a thing and he did it. I wanted him to really lay into me for making fun of him and he was amazing. He went after me and my family with such funny ferocity that I was overwhelmed. He really enjoyed playing ‘Angry Stuart McLean’ and it was amazing.

Afterwards, he told me it was great and he loved it. Total pro and forthcoming with his time. I’d see him at the Hillside Festival from time to time after that and he was always cool. I’m so sad he’s gone. By all accounts, he was good and generous man. That was certainly my experience with him.

Here’s what the exchange between Stuart and I sounded like:

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Ep. #302: Tim Kingsbury of Sam Patch

Tim Kingsbury is a musician based in Montreal, Quebec. His new band Sam Patch is about to release their debut record, a cool one called Yeah You, and I. It’s out February 17 via Tim’s own imprint, Dep Records, and the band will be touring in select cities throughout March. I’ve known Tim a while now and you might know him from his work in his other band, Arcade Fire. Here, Tim and I discuss hemp farming, Sam Patch, Arcade Fire, communication breakdowns, politics, starting from scratch, comedy, banter, working with Mavis Staples, and much more. Sponsored by the Bookshelf, Pizza Trokadero, and Planet Bean Coffee.

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Ep. #301: Long Night with Walied Khogali, L CON, Ali Hassan, Tina Hassannia & Mallory Andrews

This episode of Long Night with Vish Khanna was recorded at the Theatre Centre in Toronto, Ontario, as part of the Long Winter festival on Saturday February 4, 2017. Our guests were Toronto consultant, activist, and organizer Walied Khogali, Lisa Conway and Andrew Collins of L CON, comedian Ali Hassan, and film critics and Everything But Sports podcast hosts Tina Hassannia and Mallory Andrews. Recorded by Dave MacKinnon. Photos by Rick Clifford. House band is The Bicycles. Produced by Long Winter and Vish Khanna. Sponsored by the Bookshelf, Pizza Trokadero, and Planet Bean Coffee.

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