Sep 6, 2019
What does it mean to have a good conversation about politics, democracy, our place in the world, Donald Trump and sports? How do we bring disparate and distinct voices into that dialogue, and keep it fresh? The Walrus, a weekly Canadian magazine, has been trying to figure it out.
Ben is in Toronto to chat with Jessica Johnson, executive editor and creative director of The Walrus, about democracy, conversation, and the magazine's unique and ever-evolving response to "what on earth is going on?"
About the Guest
Jessica is the executive editor and creative director for The Walrus. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked with a range of North American publications, including The Globe and Mail, National Post, Saturday Night, Lucky, Elle, and The New Republic. Her work has also appeared in the BBC and Medium. Jessica was named executive editor of The Walrus in 2017. She is also a visiting professor at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto.
Learn more about Jessica or follow her on Twitter (@ejessicajohnson).
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The Quote of the Week
"Conversation is a meeting of minds with different memories and
habits. When minds meet, they don't just exchange facts: they
transform them, reshape them, draw different implications from
them, engage in new trains of thought. Conversation doesn't just
reshuffle the cards: it creates new cards."
- Theodore Zeldin