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Selections for all space and time

Selections for all space and time

In celebration of World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, we sought out picks from our brightest minds with feet firmly planted on Earth but eyes boldly cast towards the stars. Today, Science professor Parshati Patel, Outreach Specialist for Western’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Journey into the ‘Dark’

Journey into the ‘Dark’

Take a journey into the not-so-distant past and future, along with a ‘Dark’ present that wrestles with both, when English and Writing Studies professor Chris Keep takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Enjoy selections tailor-made for enjoyment

Enjoy selections tailor-made for enjoyment

Life can be gray and dull, so add a little colour to yours when Kelly Olson, a Classical Studies, Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and Law professor, takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Finding ways to share stories

Finding ways to share stories

From an early 20th century businessman-turn-author, to a performer who will rock you, to a legendary country outlaw, Visiting Elder Myrna Kicknosway shares some favourite stories when she takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Stories of greed, courage and stupidity

Stories of greed, courage and stupidity

Get an insider’s view of modern corporate culture – as well as a passing reference to a forgotten 1980s comedy starring a future Batman – when Darren Meister, the Thompson Chair in Engineering Leadership and Innovation, takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Taking her picks beyond Broadway

Taking her picks beyond Broadway

Discover there are some seriously incredible selections beyond the Original Broadway Cast recording of ‘Hamilton’ when Social Psychology doctoral candidate Jaclyn Siegel takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Funny, catchy and stripped down

Funny, catchy and stripped down

You may not realize Ed buys houses, but you’ll understand that Graham knows good tunes when King’s University College professor Graham Broad when he takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Who knew ‘Nothing’ could be so fun

Who knew ‘Nothing’ could be so fun

You’ll have plenty to do while figuring out ‘How To Do Nothing’ when Information & Media Studies lecturer Mark A. Rayner takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Inspiration, insights and slow jams

Inspiration, insights and slow jams

If you are ready to draw inspiration coaching legends, insight from political heavyweights or heed warnings to avoid giving your love to ‘Scrubs’ then join Mustangs Women’s Basketball head coach Nathan McKibbon when he takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Enjoy these divinely inspired selections

Enjoy these divinely inspired selections

From helping a comedy king find a friend, to road-tripping across America with Mr. Wednesday riding shotgun, you don’t have to battle Heaven and Hell to find something to enjoy when Digital Media Designer Allyson Steward takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Finding their share of the market

Finding their share of the market

If you ever wondered what it would take to make the Canadian economy work for everyone, then look no further than when Law professor Frankie Young takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Clearing off some wall space

Clearing off some wall space

If you never anticipated wanting a poster of a U.S. Supreme Court justice for your office, then prepare yourself as Nursing professor Abe Oudshoorn takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Selections setting off for open spaces

Selections setting off for open spaces

Set off for big skies, open waters and a hip hop-meets-hoedown jam session when Biology professor Benjamin Rubin takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Selections that swing for the fences

Selections that swing for the fences

It’s root, root for the home team, if they don’t win it’s a shame when Collections and Content Strategies librarian Elizabeth Mantz takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Finding his escape during free time

Finding his escape during free time

Spending hours and hours deep in your work? Find out how to use your free time as an escape when Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor David Spence takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Embrace an outburst of good things

Embrace an outburst of good things

Why settle for one option when you can enjoy an ‘outburst of good things’ when Arts & Humanities Dean Michael Milde takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

‘Silence’ playing on a loop

‘Silence’ playing on a loop

You’ll stop and wonder if that is exactly what Paul and Art meant by ‘Silence’ when Information and Media Studies professor Nadine Wathen takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Discover the nature of entertainment

Discover the nature of entertainment

Love and love and love these selections over and over again until you completely ruin them for yourself when McIntosh Gallery Curator Helen Gregory takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Finding ‘Redemption’ and inspiration

Finding ‘Redemption’ and inspiration

If you ever wondered when the world went and got itself in a big damn hurry, then you’ll love when Patrol Sergeant Katie Thomas takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Taking a deeper look below the story

Taking a deeper look below the story

Enjoy exposés, deep-dives and visually stunning storytelling – even on a plane – when English and Writing Studies professor Madeline Bassnett takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.