This week, we’re discussing a video game franchise that has made a huge impact on popular culture: The Legend of Zelda!

 

Breath of the Wild, the newest game in the series, is one of the highest rated video games by critics and players alike!

 

Tweet us your favourite Zelda game or experience @hardcoverradio!

 

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We’re so excited to have Susan Holbrook on the show this week! Talking about everything from anagrams to what poetry is/ isn’t!

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You can find her poetry collection, Throaty Wipes, through Coach House Books and Amazon.

 

Harmonica segment: Make a poem with shreds from a paper shredder! Tweet us what you find @hardcoverradio

 

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be published? Shawna Diane Partridge tells us all about it! From inspiration to burnout, Shawna gives us some insight about what being published is like.

 

You can find Shawna and her book Rule of Seconds on FacebookLatitude 46 Publishing or Chapters!

 

Today’s harmonica segment: tweet us your favourite first line! @hardcoverradio

 

100 episodes of Hardcover! It’s incredible to think about, and is only possible because of your support and encouragement. Thank you for listening!

For women’s week and for our 99th episode, we’re interviewing Carley Schweitzer, program director at CJAM 99.1 FM!

 

Check out Carley’s show Everything’s No Good!

 

Visit cjam.ca for information about upcoming events, a full program schedule, and volunteer opportunities!

 

Today’s harmonica segment: what are you listening to right now? Tweet at us @hardcoverradio

 

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Brittni’s hosting this week, interviewing Windsor poet and mother, Vanessa Shields!

 

You can find Vanessa through her website or on Facebook.

 

Come out for a night of women sharing their passion and experiences about all things creative!

 

Today’s Harmonica Segment: Vanessa wrote a poem on demand! So cool! Here it is:

 

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A comic that changed the way we think about the genre, Maus by Art Spiegelman is considered one of the most controversial as well as influential graphic novels.

 

Originally a serial released through Raw magazine, Maus was published in two parts (1986 and 1991) and was later collected into one book.

 

 

Art used mice and cats to represent the Jewish and German characters in Maus. However, this classification falls apart many times throughout the narrative, like in this panel, where the identity of the character is unclear.

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Harmonica segment: tell us about your favourite graphic novels @hardcoverradio!

 

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Ranging from YA fiction, to politics, to culture in general, this week’s episode is all over the place! We had a lot of fun talking about random things, and we hope you enjoy it!

 

Today’s otter fact: otters have a favourite rock that they carry with them.

 

Harmonica Segment: Send us anything otter related! Or a short script for Peter to film.

 

Thanks for listening! Back to books next week, we promise!

Janine Marley (M.A.) joins us to talk about Shakespeare and a couple of places that we can find his plays in society today!

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If you’re in the Toronto area, be sure to check out Groundling Theatre Company‘s productions of The Winter’s Tale and Measure for Measure at the beautiful Winter Garden Theatre!

 

Or, if you’re looking for a book to read, check out the Hogarth Shakespeare series – well-loved authors writing books based on Shakespeare’s plays!

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Harmonica Segment: Tweet some Shakespeare love (or hate) to us @hardcoverradio!

 

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This week, we’re talking with Ben Van Dongen, a Windsor author and co-founder of Adventure Worlds Press!

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Adventure Worlds is now an imprint of Mirror World Publishing!

 

You can find Ben on Facebook or on his website.

 

Harmonica Segment: have a writing project you’ve always talked about doing? Why don’t you start this week? Tweet us about it @hardcoverradio

 

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This week we’re talking about documentaries and the stories they tell!

 

BBC’s two Planet Earth series, produced ten years apart, give us an insight as to what makes our life-covered world so awe-inspiring – and why it’s important to take care of it.

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From bands to dinosaurs, documentaries cover a wide range of subjects. What are some of your favourites? Tweet them to us @hardcoverradio

 

Thanks for listening!