Pivot from The Walrus

9 EpisodesProduced by The Walrus

Author and cultural critic Noah Richler hosts a podcast about people who are fighting their way back from the edge—their battles, their triumphs, and the pivotal turning points in their journeys. From war photographers on the frontlines of war to novelists battling the “sophomore curse,” the thread … read more

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August 8th, 2018


Our ties to places we call home can cause us joy and pain, and while there are plenty of Canadians who are away from home, missing home, or calling a new place their homes, Noah spoke to two young Indigenous artists …

Lost Words

August 1st, 2018


Losing your words takes on a whole deeper meaning when one is talking about a writer and when you add the cruelty of dementia. Graeme Gibson is a …

What the Next Stop Brings

July 26th, 2018


Two stories about how death or near-death changed lives forever. Toronto Transit Commission streetcar operator Jason Banfield did not expect a tedious afternoon to become tragic, but when a pedestrian ran into the …

Love Thyself

July 18th, 2018


Sex is something that comes with all kinds of markers—the first time, the best time, how many times, and so many more. But what about sex addiction? Erica Garza has written extensively about her addiction to porn and …

The Dancer and The Deal

July 11th, 2018


A ballet dancer’s body is their only tool, and careers in ballet can be brilliant but fleeting because the body has limitations where dreams do not. …

The Selves We Leave Behind

July 4th, 2018


Everyone has some part of themselves they leave behind at critical moments in their lives, but the diversity of that experience is mind blowing—from Judy Rebick and her description of the dissociative disorder that was …


June 27th, 2018


Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have spent a lifetime pivoting - they do it for a living as ice dancers representing Canada, and they’ve done it since they were kids. In March, Noah sat down with Canada’s Sweethearts fresh …

The Fall

June 20th, 2018


Forget everything you think you know about Tom Mulcair. The former leader of the New Democratic Party sat with Noah to talk about what happened after …

Front Lines

June 8th, 2018


Louie Palu is an award−winning photographer who stretched the boundaries of his emotional and mental capacities covering the war in Afghanistan. He came back a different man—which, as his friend and fellow journalist …

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