Naomi Nichols: The Injustice of Homelessness

Dr. Naomi Nichols, from Trent University, had led research into youth homelessness through the community-oriented collective Research for Social Change Lab. Nichols worked at McGill till 2020 and came to Nogojiwanong/Peterborough during our Covid lockdown. Under the dire but unavoidable context of homelessness, we discuss the work of the Research for Social Change Lab, the […]

Post-Industrial S**t: Stephen Dale

We discuss with writer and long-time analyst of modern suburbia, Stephen Dale, on his 2021 book “Shift Change.” The book is quite relevant today as we look at modern homeless crisis and the forced gentrification on places such as Hamilton and elsewhere. As Sarah Schulman says, gentrification is a “concrete replacement process.” While the past […]

Amy Leis

Today we head out to Haliburton to meet the production manager of Ctrl-ART-Del( Leis. It is an arts collective out of Haliburton that is attempting to perform modern theatre for the town. They want to perform plays that were written no earlier than 2000. Their first production is this weekend. “Cherubs” is a black comedy […]

Hugh Hodges-“The Fascist Groove Thing”

Hugh Hodges is the Chair of Cultural Studies and Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and English at Trent. In the past he has written extensively on African and West Indian music and literature, with topics such as Fela Kuti. “The Fascist Groove Thing: A History of Thatcher’s Britain in 21 Mixtapes” is a political study […]


Harbhajunkie(aka Mridul Harbhajanka)has blessed Peterborough/Nogojiwanong/Trent with her multiple levels of talent for the last few years. She recently released an album called “Making Tunes and Eating Fruit” which is now available on all major streaming services ( She has produced the soundtrack and been a part of a number of short films, which are available […]

Barnabas Wornoff

We delve into the world of animation from a Ptbo/Nogo perspective with the greatly talented Barnabas Wornoff. Barnabas, a long-time veteran of the animation industry, is among other things the co-founder of TAAFI(Toronto Animation Arts Festival International), an instructor at Seneca College in animation and illustration streams(, Creative Producer at Smiley Guy Studios and involved […]