Finding My Voice as My Mother Lost Hers

“Not long after I started my job as a radio host, my mother told me she had tongue cancer.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Mar 24, 2021
Length: 12 minutes (3,100 words)

OCD is Not a Joke

“People with obsessive-compulsive disorder are often depicted as Type A clean freaks. The reality is much worse.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Mar 1, 2021
Length: 12 minutes (3,114 words)

My Struggle with Sobriety

“In my experience, addiction is this: the perpetual throwing of oneself over a cliff. It can take many forms—alcohol, drugs, sex, even front line activism—but the goal is always to put oneself at risk, to run from being still. Stillness means that, eventually, you must turn to the truth.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Jan 8, 2021
Length: 20 minutes (5,099 words)

What DIY Couldn’t Do for Me

“If I could ask Marie Kondo any question, it would probably be: ‘Why do I still feel like shit?'”

Author: Kate Black
Source: The Walrus
Published: Dec 16, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,153 words)

You Can’t Run Away from Homesickness

“How did we go from acknowledging and treating homesickness to ridiculing it at worst and overlooking it at best?”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Nov 18, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,930 words)

Survivors of an International Buddhist Cult Share Their Stories

Matthew Remski investigates decades of abuse at Shambhala International.

Source: The Walrus
Published: Sep 28, 2020
Length: 23 minutes (5,938 words)

How to Vaccinate a Planet

“By mid-August, preorders of COVID-19 vaccine candidates were reportedly stretching toward 6 billion doses, almost all of them claimed by wealthy nations. None of these vaccines has yet been proven to work.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Sep 15, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,333 words)

The Making of an Incel

“…the incels’ scripts have been twisted. “Our questions should be, How do they get these scripts? How do they think that’s a valid way of interacting with the world?””

Source: The Walrus
Published: Sep 2, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,524 words)

Objectivity Is a Privilege Afforded to White Journalists

“Under the banner of diversity, racialized people are told to bring ourselves and our perspectives. But, if we bring too much of them, we get held back.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Aug 21, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,000 words)

The Fault, Dear Reader, Is Not In Our Stars

Mental health care is pricey and inaccessible. Online astrology is rising to take its place.

Source: The Walrus
Published: Aug 12, 2020
Length: 11 minutes (2,937 words)