Niba chats with Kate Beaton about her life and new novel, Ducks. After university, Kate Beaton leaves family behind to join Alberta’s oil rush, but as one of the few women among thousands of men, the culture shock is palpable. The harsh reality of life in the oil sands is that trauma is an everyday occurrence yet never discussed.
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This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose