Kathryn Borel

Kathryn Borel is a writer and sometimes a producer. Her book Corked: A Memoir was a finalist for the 2010 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and chosen as one of the best books of 2009 by The National Post, Quill & Quire and Eye Weekly. She was one of the founding producers for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s top-rated radio show Q, and stayed there for three good years. She also helped develop CBC’s Day Six with Brent Bambury. Both shows are national arts and culture programs.

Guest Appearances

The Childhood Home of Fred Rogers

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone on the spot to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is writer/author Kathryn Borel! They chat about who played the role of Kathryn's high school mentor, how Canada is forced to notice what…


Brag Dating

Yo, Is This Racist? #473August 22, 2014

Andrew Ti and special guest Kathryn Borel finish the week off by discussing a caller’s brag question about dating people of other ethnicities. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.


80 Percent Chance

Yo, Is This Racist? #472August 21, 2014

On today’s episode, Andrew and Kathryn Borel talk about a white South African who was told he had an 80 percent chance of making it into a university in South Africa for being white. Don’t forget to keep leaving us messages by…


Religion Talk

Yo, Is This Racist? #471August 20, 2014

Kathryn Borel & Andrew talk about a caller’s issue with Andrew’s examples of why religion is racist. Be sure to keep leaving us messages at (323) 389-RACE.


Swastikas on Nazi Books

Yo, Is This Racist? #470August 19, 2014

Kathryn Borel & Andrew read an email which leads them to discuss swastikas on books about Nazis. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.


New Country Music

Yo, Is This Racist? #469August 18, 2014

Hilarious writer and editor for The Believer, Kathryn Borel joins Andrew all this week to answer some racism questions. Today they talk about Canada, the new Country radio station, and Southern Rap music. Be sure to call us at (323) 389-RACE to…


Unlimited Sharting!

Totally Laime #140October 5, 2012

Today's episode with Kathryn Borel, author of the biting and hilarious "Corked", hard hitting journalist and dear friend to Elizabeth, was a trial of sorts: Can we class things up with a smarty pants journalist and author? Can we avoid our usual…

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