Funny, catchy and stripped down

Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you to the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention; what one movie or television show has caught your eye; and what album/song, podcast or radio show are you lending an ear to.

King’s University College professor Graham Broad is the Co-director of Wartime Canada.

Today, he takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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Poppyganda by Matthew Leonard traces the origins and subsequent politicization and consumerization of this symbol of remembrance.


The Man in the High Castle based on Philip K. Dick’s novel about an alternate reality where the Axis won the Second World War and occupy the United States. Terrifying. (But if you feel like laughing, Fleabag is just about the Best. Thing. Ever.)


I stumbled across an album, Ed Buys Houses, by a newish artist, Sidney Gish, on iTunes. Funny, catchy, stripped down songs that get stuck in your head. Think Liz Phair meets electric-era Bob Dylan.

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