This week’s episode was recorded live at Beth Tzedec Congregation in Drake’s hometown of Toronto.

Our Jewish guest is writer and filmmaker David Bezmozgis, who moved with his family from Latvia to Toronto when he was 6 years old. He tells us about going from writing novels to writing for television (he’s currently on the writing staff for the hit series Orphan Black), just how dangerous he thinks a Trump presidency will be, and why Americans shouldn’t flee to Canada but instead stay and fight.

Our Gentile of the week is Julie Nesrallah, mezzo-soprano and host of Tempo, CBC Radio 2’s national classical music program. She tells us about founding Carmen on Tap, a company that performs Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen as dinner theater, and why Carmen is opera’s first feminist. She also performs a song from the 1875 opera.

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