Kate Beaton discusses her masterful new graphic novel memoir, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands, life as a young woman in the Fort McMurray, Alberta camps, crippling student debt, capitalism, the cost of living, and moving away to make ends meet, when boomtown industries go bust, mental health in the labour force and #metoo, drawing her own real life story, the pony, other future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.
This episode of Long Night with Vish Khanna was recorded before a live studio audience at the Tranzac in Toronto, Ontario during Long Winter on Friday November 22, 2019. Our guests were author Zalika Reid-Benta, comedians/Landlord and Tenant Podmess hosts Michael Balazo and James Hartnett, and Oscar-nominated musician Owen Pallett. With announcer/sidekick James Keast and our house band, the Bicycles. Recorded by Dave MacKinnon. Produced by Vish Khanna and Long Winter. Photos by Shane Parent. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts.