Emily Gould|Portrait of Emily Gould|photographed by Lisa Corson
23.07.14

We speak with Emily Gould about her debut novel and what it means to be a female writer in 2014.

17.07.14

Talking about Quantum Leap with Seconds and Scott Pilgrim cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley.

Photo by Patrick Biller
09.07.14

Making sense of the freelance hustle with Toronto’s precariat.

25.06.14

We speak with Marc Maron, actor, comedian, podcaster behind the hugely succesful WTF Podcast, and author of Attempting Normal.

04.06.14

We talk theremins with Sean Michaels, author of the alt-historical thriller, Us Conductors.

28.05.14

We speak with Glenn Greenwald, the political journalist who helped expose the U.S. National Security Agency’s unprecedented spying program.

14.05.14

We speak with New York Magazine’s Adam Sternbergh about his new sci-fi noir, Shovel Ready.

Still from Luxo Jr.
07.05.14

The history of computer animation with Ed Catmull, author of Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

30.04.14

Grossing out Jolie Kerr, columnist and author of My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag… And Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha.

25.04.14

We speak with Serah-Marie McMahon, the Editor-in-Pants of WORN Fashion Journal on the launch of their first collected edition, The WORN Archive.

16.04.14

How to build a sociopath. We speak with journalist Kevin Roose, author of Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits.

09.04.14

Talking secrets with gossip blogger Elaine Lui and Whisper’s Editor-in-Chief Neetzan Zimmerman.

Stand-up comedian and writer Hari Kondabolu| |photographed by Kyle Johnson.
31.03.14

On race, tumblr, and justice, with stand-up comedian and writer Hari Kondabolu.

17.03.14

Diane Obomsawin’s On Loving Women, Peanut Butter Wolf on Stones Throw Records’ new documentary, comedy from Hari Kondabolu, and Rebecca Mead on My Life in Middlemarch.

14.03.14

Hazlitt contributors Ivor Tossell and John Michael McGrath discuss Robyn Doolittle’s Crazy Town

03.03.14

Journalist Gabriel Sherman on Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. A new track from Mac DeMarco’s upcoming album, Salad DaysAnd Bill Bryson, author of One Summer, America 1927, on America’s coming of age.

06.02.14

Gary Shteyngart on his new memoir, Little Failure.  Charles Montgomery on what makes a city happy. And hardcore band Perfect Pussy talk literary influences.

16.01.14

Michael DeForge on his new graphic novel, Ant Colony. Why Feminism matters in 21st Century art. And author Jung Chang on China’s Empress Dowager Cixi.

17.12.13

An encore presentation of Jeff Goodman, the accidental inventor of commercial phone sex, with a bonus anecdote on Jeff’s run-in with writer-murderer Jack Henry Abbott.

|Christmas ornament of a bird in red and silver.|Photographed by Christina Rutz
17.12.13

Hazlitt Editor-In-Chief Chris Frey in conversation with Canadian Novelist Derek McCormack on what makes Christmas, Christmas

Author Douglas Coupland|Photo of author Douglas Coupland|photographed by Matthew Braga.
09.12.13

Douglas Coupland on his new novel, Worst. Person. Ever. Hari Kunzru on the sublime terror of the desert. And Hazlitt’s Scaachi Koul spars with UFC historian Nick “The Tooth” Gullo.

||Photography by Istoica, from Adult Magazine No. 1
25.11.13

Comedian Heather Gold, writer Fiona Duncan, and Maidenhead author Tamara Faith Berger on the phrase “eating pussy.” We meet the inventor of commercial phone sex. Hazlitt Editor-in-Chief Christopher Frey speaks with Sarah Nicole Prickett and Berkeley Poole about their new erotica magazine, Adult

08.11.13

Charting stories with graphic novelist Isabel Greenberg, unrequited love with comedian Rob Delaney, and a conversation with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

25.10.13

Three decades of Sweet Valley High, Canada’s first female superhero, and Governor General’s Non-Fiction Award Nominee Nina Munk on economist Jeffrey Sachs.

12.10.13

Carl Wilson talks to Jonathan Lethem about Dissident Gardens; Jhumpa Lahiri on this history behind her new novel The Lowland; new music by producer Milosh; Michael Ignatieff on what Machiavelli means to him.

27.09.13

Featuring J.B. MacKinnon on rewilding, playwright Hannah Moscovitch and journalist Graeme Smith on the war in Afghanistan, and a skit by comic book creators Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.

16.09.13

Featuring Night Film author Marisha Pessl on terror vs. horror, music journalist Sarah Liss talks about Will Munro, and we drop by the launch of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam.

30.08.13

In episode six of The Arcade, we speak with The Awl’s Choire Sicha, poet Warsan Shire, and author Alexander Maksik. We also hear a collaboration between Majical Cloudz and CFCF

08.08.13

Dr. Nathan Robinson explains how to teach a computer to play chess, writer Kiese Laymon talks about growing up black in Mississippi, and author Wayne Grady confronts the dead. Plus, a track from Blue Hawaii’s new album, and rappers EL-P and Killer Mike audit US Foreign Policy.

16.07.13

In episode four, we meet celebrated comix artist Art Spiegelman, contributor Alexandra Kimball talks unpaid internships, and we drop on in the legendary band Wire during a Toronto soundcheck. Plus, Hazlitt’s Editor-in-Chief shares a Japanese bathhouse encounter.

11.07.13

This American Life host Ira Glass remembers his friend David Rakoff, and shares his personal iPhone footage of David recording the audio book of his posthumously published Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish.

27.06.13

In episode three of The Arcade, we speak with author Kevin Kwan about his new book, Crazy Rich Asians, and we dive into the mind of Japan’s master of gay erotic manga, Gengoroh Tagame. Plus: Eve Ensler and music by Austra.

06.06.13

In episode two of The Arcade we speak with Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, journalist J.B. MacKinnon, and Citizen Lab director Ron Deibert, author of the just released Black Code.

23.05.13

The debut episode of our Hazlitt podcast, featuring Adbusters’ editor-at-large Micah White, New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss. Plus Alexandra Molotkow on immortality.

27.02.13

The author of The Slow Fix talks about the impact of the 2007-2008 financial crisis on the way we think about work, money, and what we want out of life.

31.01.13

The author of Born Weird on how families both make you and mess you up.

09.01.13

During a recent visit to Toronto, Roddy Doyle spoke with Pagelicker host Robert Dayton about John Ford’s film The Quiet Man, “stage paddyism”, and what it means to be Irish today.

18.12.12

In the second part of their chat over a pint of milk, host Robert Dayton asks Roddy Doyle about writing women characters and the protagonist of The Woman Who Walked Into Doors.

18.12.12

Host Robert Dayton sits down for a pint of milk with Roddy Doyle.

16.11.12

Host Robert Dayton invites Miriam Toews into his garden for a chat about escaping small towns, road trips and losing faith. Then Robert brings up one slice of Canadiana Miriam would rather forget.

29.10.12

On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Alex von Tunzelmann (author of Red Heat) talks about Ian Fleming’s crazy idea and attempts at American sabotage in Cuba. 

26.10.12

On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missle Crisis, Alex von Tunzelmann (author of Red Heat) talks about the failed, U.S.-backed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.

25.10.12

On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Alex von Tunzelmann (author of Red Heat) talks about the dramatic thirteen-day stand-off during which the world came the closest it ever has to nuclear conflict.

25.10.12

On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Alex von Tunzelmann (author of Red Heat) talks about how the secret machinations of the United States and the Soviet Union played out in the Caribbean.

25.10.12

Host Robert Dayton speaks with Emily Schultz, author most recently of The Blondes—a novel about a plague in New York city that turns blonde women rabid.

04.10.12

Emily Schultz visits the locations of her bestselling novel The Blondes, the story of New York grad student Hazel Hayes, who witnesses the beginnings of a rabies-like plague that only affects blonde women. 

10.09.12

Irvine Welsh talks with Pagelicker host Robert Dayton about the cultural influence of American author and reformed pimp, Iceberg Slim.

23.08.12

A short film by Sarah Goodman, inspired by the book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco. Music by Jim Guthrie.  

23.08.12

Irvine Welsh drinks a Lowenbrau. Interviewer Robert Dayton’s suit matches the salt lamp. Discussed: raves, the recently published Trainspotting-prequel Skagboys, and whether Canadians are boring. Directed by Scott Cudmore. This is the first episode of Pagelicker, Hazlitt’s film interview series. Minor language advisory.

23.08.12
Teju Cole, author of Open City, talks about his Nigerian upbringing, the inventions of memory, and life in New York.
23.08.12
Irving Layton in 1979 on Toronto vs. Montreal, poet-prophets and how a city defines his writing.
23.08.12
In this vintage CBC clip, urbanist and author Jacobs surveys Toronto and Montreal—how they were planned, built, and lived in at the time.