Your Charismatic Megaphonic Hosts.
Adam Clarke is a writer and retired comedian with an undying love for cult films, comic books, and a certain cow-town puppet show. His ravings have been published in Rue Morgue, Newfoundland Quarterly, and the Telegram.
Beth Martin wears many hats, all of them stylish. She has a PhD in Victorian literature, and she also writes for health and wellness sites, manages a small human, and adds to her finely curated collection of podcasts. Beth has taken to heart the advice that you should make the podcast content (podtent?) you want to listen to—unfortunately for you, she has terrible taste.
Chris Piuma does a little bit too much of everything: garbling words, designing shapes, creating images, making soundnoise—but mostly he tries to be helpy. Actually, mostly he serves as a bed for his cat, who is upset that he’s at the computer typing this.
Michael Collins is the inverse of Kirby: he looks big and tough but he’s actually quite meek. He grew up on an imaginary island but he lives in Toronto nowadays. He left a PhD in literature to be a personal trainer, but he still writes and will continue to do smart person things until his synapses degrade. He’s gay as the day is long!
Nadia Halim is happiest wandering around the city with friends, talking, exploring, and trying to determine whether various things we see are art or not. She has been down most of the least practical career paths, including philosophy, and currently has a day job that involves architecture and PowerPoint.
Suzanne Conklin Akbari is director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, but would rather be working on her new project on medieval ideas of periodization, The Shape of Time, and/or lying on the beach in North Truro. She has written and edited several academic books, and is a co-editor of the Norton Anthology of World Literature. She is a master of structured procrastination.