Not So Boring Conversations

Episode 31
On The Threshold of Magic

A Not So Boring Conversation with
Barry Brodie

Direct LinkDownloadiTunesGoogle Play

Best known for his art depicting the wilds of Algonquin Tom Thomson is a Canadian Legend. An influential artist who's name is often thrown in with the Group of Seven, thou he never truly was a member. But of course when talking about Tom Thomson the conversation always turns to the mystery surrounding his death on July 8th 1917 at Canoe Lake. Many books, documentaries, and short films have tried to navigate the theories and controversies surrounding Tom's death but author Barry Brodie took a different approach. In his play and book based on the making of his play Tom Thomson: On The Threshold of Magic Barry explores not Tom's death or life but his afterlife which forces Tom to confront his legacy, the people who helped shape him, and his art.

Purchase Tom Thomson: On The Threshold of Magic from Black Moss Press.

Photo by Joe Symchyshin.

Music provided by Timothy Gauntley - My Paddle Sings

Here are some other episodes you may be interested in...

 Kyle Prepolec

Episode 29
One Fight At A Time
A Not So Boring Conversation with
Kyle Prepolec

 Richard Parkinson

Episode 21
The Paper Man Part II
A Not So Boring Conversation with
Richard Parkinson

 Kara Kootstra

Episode 30
Understanding Your Voice
A Not So Boring Conversation with
Kara Kootstra

 Mark Knight

Episode 16
The Spitfire Guy
A Not So Boring Conversation with
Mark Knight

 Rick Limoges

Episode 5
Politics and Crossword Puzzles
A Not So Boring Conversation with
Rick Limoges

 Samantha Asher

Episode 4
Side Effects May Include
A Not So Boring Conversation with
Samantha Asher