The Ruckus

The Ruckus

The Ruckus is an exploration of Canadian music. Anything from old prairie folk songs to the latest underground hip-hop and alt-rock. Your guide, Kevin McGowan, will lead you through monthly episodes of genre-bending Canadiana.
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#71 - The Found Tapes (by popular request, the second-last episode)

September 27, 2011
| The second-to-last final episode... four new songs by Cowboy Junkies, Harlan Pepper, The Pack AD and Violent Kin.
Length: 15:32
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#72 - And in conclusion, The Ruckus presents some crazy cover songs

September 27, 2011
| The final episode... with some really awful cover songs! RAWK!
Length: 16:40
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#68 - Confederation Stories!

June 27, 2011
| Another great LP of Canadian history! This album, brought to you by the Ontario Department of Education (circa 1967), will take you on a roller coaster ride of anecdotes.
Length: 48:06
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#69 - Canada, O Canada (Francais)

June 27, 2011
| In honour of Canada Day, en francais! Happy Canada Day to our Francophone friends!
Length: 03:49 minutes (7.02 MB)
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#70 - Canada, O Canada (English)

June 27, 2011
| Happy Canada Day!
Length: 03:49 minutes (7.02 MB)
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#67 - Canadian Adventures!

June 15, 2011
| In honour of Canada's upcoming birthday, I'm offering up the first of two "found LPs" that were developed by Canadian educational institutions as teaching aids.
Length: 52:35
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#66 - Opera on cylinder

June 1, 2011
| Lovers of music from another era will get a kick out of this podcast. Give a listen to 100-year-old opera recordings.
Length: 20:40
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#65 - Muse Mix

March 1, 2011
| A mix of songs from our good friends at www.themusebox.net.
Length: 46:07
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#63 -- Live from Beirut: Part 1

February 16, 2011
| Journalist Shirine Saad takes us on an audio tour of underground clubs in Beirut, Lebanon, to explore how music and politics mix with the youth culture in this troubled city.
Length: 14:35
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#64 -- Live from Beirut: Part 2

February 16, 2011
| Continuing our audio tour of the Beirut underground, with journalist Shirine Saad.
Length: 18:56