Links and Recs

Online Discussions:

Atlantic Council 

Brookings Institution

Institute of Art and Ideas

Hay Festival

Woodrow Wilson Center

Online Debates:

Intelligence Squared 

Intelligence Squared US

Munk Debates

Oxford Union

Online Lectures:

Gresham College

London School of Economics

Open Culture

The New School NYC

Podcast Recs:

BBC In Our Time Melvyn Bragg is fantastic. He brings in three scholars to discuss a subject each week. The subject can be anything from the specifics of a painting by Turner to the vast idea of sovereignty

Left, Right, and Centre Politics from all sides discussed with civility to help you get out of that bubble

New Yorker Radio Hour Let David Remnick tell you what’s up this week

New York Public Library  The NYPL always has a fantastic set of speakers

NPR Fresh Air Contemporary arts and culture discussions with the woman with the most calming voice on the planet: Terry Gross

No Such Thing as a Fish Comedy and strange facts from the QI Elves

Slate Culture Gabfest Dana Stevens, Stephen Metcalf, and Julia Turner are the people you want to have a candlelit outdoor dinner and fascinating discussion with as someone plays the mandolin in the background. They pick one movie/tv show, one discussion from the vox populi, and one longform article to discuss every Wednesday

Slate Political Gabfest David Plotz (of Atlas Obscura), John Dickerson (of CBS’s Face the Nation), and the whipsmart Emily Bazelon (of the New York Times) discuss the world of politics on Friday and often don’t see eye to eye

The Ezra Klein Show  Very in-depth politics from my imaginary boyfriend, Ezra Klein

This American Life Everyone knows this is the gold standard for podcasts. Ira Glass knows he can make me cry


Art Gallery of Ontario

Bloor Hot Docs

Canadian Journalism Foundation

Canadian International Council (CIC)

CBC Ideas with Paul Kennedy

C.D. Howe Institute (members only events) (booo)

Centre for Social Innovation

Creative Mornings TO


Fraser Institute 

Gardiner Museum

Globe and Mail

Harbourfront Centre


Massey Lectures

Mowat Centre

Munk Debates

Royal Conservatory of Music

Royal Ontario Museum

Ryerson University


The Ethnic Aisle


Toronto Public Library

Trampoline Hall

Type Books

University of Toronto

York University