By Trampoline Hall
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Trampoline Hall is a barroom lecture series that has been delighting audiences every month in Toronto for fifteen years, where it has sold out every show. Praised by The New Yorker for “celebrating eccentricity and do-it-yourself inventiveness,” it asks lecturers to take a vulnerable, theatrical risk and speak on a subject they’re not professionally expert in. Subjects range from absurd and arcane obsessions to heartbreakingly personal stories. Quick-witted host Misha Glouberman conducts a Q&A between the speaker and the audience after each talk. Invented by author Sheila Heti.
||ExplicitSasha Chapin - The Worst Record in Outer Space||Sasha Chapin explains why a project that sent a record into outer space so aliens could better understand who we are sucks.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRe-broadcast Monica Heisey - Burritos||We are going on hiatus. Stay tuned for more great Trampoline Hall lectures||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEmily Keeler - Dads||Emily Keeler explains how Bob Saget became her surrogate father||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMisha's Intro to Trampoline Hall||Every live Trampoline Hall event begins with Misha Glouberman giving the exact same introduction. In this episode we play that intro in its entirety.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndile Gosine - Caridgan vs Hoodie||Andile Gosine unpacks the significance of two important piece of clothing||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSarah Treleaven - Backyard Chickens||Sarah Treleaven explains how she came to love the urban chicken||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDarren Patrick - Trauma Narratives||Darren Patrick argues talking isn't always the best way to work through trauma||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEvan Webber - Jewellery Auctions||Evan Webber explains why we ought to be auctioning more||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMarc Bendavid - The Perfect Baguette||Marc Bendavid deconstructs one of his favourite foods||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSalvatore Antonio - I Was A Public Speaking Champion||Salvatore Antonio shares the rise and fall of his grade school public speaking career||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCameron Lee - Courtney Love||Cameron Lee explains why he emulates Courtney Love||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGabe Gonda - The Perfect Veal Sandwich||Gabe Gonda deconstructs a Toronto delicacy||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAliya Pabani - Laughing in Public||Aliya Pabani explores the politics of humour||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMichael Higginson - Being In The Way||Michael Higginson examines whether he is in the way, and tries to figure out why||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNaomi Skwarna - Secret Eating||Naomi Skwarna opens up about eating alone||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMonica Heisey - Burritos||Monica Heisey explores heartbreak and where to buy the best burrito in town||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHaide Aide - World / Spiritual History||Haide Aide talks about coming to terms with her father being a Nazi||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeera Margaret Singh - Decisive Karaoke Moments||Meera Margaret Singh explains how she discovered her voice performing karaoke||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Jamieson - Metacognitive Mismatch & Relationship Strife||David Jamieson explains why its important to think about what you think people think you think about them||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMark Slutsky - Letting My Balls Drop||Mark Slutsky explains how to harness the power of the unconscious mind||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnni Spadafora: - The Southern Ontario Circuit||Anni Spadafora explains how to kill at karaoke||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMichael Stacey - Dentistry||Michael Stacey explains the history of the tooth worm||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSarah Febbraro - Why I Really Need to Know How You're Doing||Sarah Febbraro explains why she asks strangers a million questions||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVanessa Dunn - Survival||Vanessa Dunn says she plans an escape route for every situation....even this lecture.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJon Davies - Stay the Same Never Change||Jon Davies explains how he doesn't want you to notice him.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFan Wu - Steering Towards Queerness||Fan Wu uses a sexual encounter in a park to explain why everyone ought to discover their queerness||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLena Suksi - Men||Lena Suksi explains why she is envious of men||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMark Mann - Demons||Mark Mann explains the terror of being awoken by a succubus||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
If this is what a bastard hybrid is like, count me in!
Here's a "crackpot theory" that wasn't "dreamed up on a whim": this show is great!
Human and funny in all the best ways. Always stay for the Q&A.
I've been waiting so long for this!
Trampoline is such a unique, funny, strange, engaging, weirdly charming show populated by interesting and unlikely speakers. Hearing the Q&A at the end makes the whole experience so much richer, funnier and engaging. Super-addictive and actually feels like being in the room, as a member of the audience.