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The Gould Standard
The Gould Standard
The Glenn Gould Foundation

A conversational podcast about the arts, culture, and contemporary society. We talk with artistic heroes working to create a more inclusive and... more

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Víkingur Ólafsson Pt. 2: Bach and Beyond

In this second part of his extended conversation with Brian Levine, acclaimed Icelandic pianist, Víkingur Ólafsson, discusses a variety of... more

28 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
Víkingur Ólafsson - Happy Birthday, Víkingur! - Part 1

Víkingur Ólafsson, Iceland's superstar pianist, engages in captivating dialogue in Part One of his interview on the Gould Standard. From... more

14 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
A Romance on Three Legs

In this special episode of The Gould Standard, Katie Hafner, an accomplished author and journalist renowned for her works like... more

18 Jan 2024 · 46 minutes
Cécile McLorin Salvant - Jamming Beyond Jazz (Part 2 of 2)

In the second segment of this exclusive podcast interview, we continue to explore the remarkable life and achievements of the... more

15 Dec 2023 · 47 minutes
Cécile McLorin Salvant - Jamming Beyond Jazz (Part 1 of 2)

Beloved for her enthralling narrative flair, impeccable vocal mastery, and passion for traversing an extensive spectrum of musical genres, Cécile... more

30 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
Neil Gaiman - "I Had To Let It Matter Too Much" (Part 2 of 2)

In the second instalment of The Gould Standard’s sweeping conversation with the best-selling author Neil Gaiman, we venture deeper into... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Neil Gaiman - "It's Not Sad Bits That Make You Cry" (Part 1 of 2)

Beloved author Neil Gaiman has earned an avid following the world over. Celebrated for his iconic works such as... more

19 Oct 2023 · 52 minutes
A. R. Rahman - The Compleat Musician Part 2

From his humble beginnings in Chennai, India, to becoming an international sensation, legendary musician AR Rahman shares his life story... more

03 Aug 2023 · 39 minutes
A. R. Rahman - The Compleat Musician Part 1

A.R. Rahman’s early life, marked by personal loss and perseverance, served as a catalyst for his musical genius and set... more

20 Jul 2023 · 48 minutes
James Rhodes - Music is Vitamin C

The Gould Standard welcomes back acclaimed pianist James Rhodes to once again share his profound insights on music and life.... more

22 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Vraidden von Strykenbach: A Musical Journey of Redemption

Vraidden von Strykenbach is a self-taught composer and pianist, and a good friend of The Glenn Gould Foundation. His grandfather... more

18 May 2023 · 2 hours, 8 minutes
Loreena McKennitt - The Explorer

Legendary musician Loreena McKennitt sat down with The Gould Standard to recount the journey for her illustrious career that has taken... more

20 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Charles Palliser and the Power of Five

Best-selling novelist Charles Palliser is best known for his debut novel, The Quincunx, a vast mystery set in Regency England... more

16 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Cory Doctorow on Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech Monopolies Devoured the Arts and How to Fight Back

Award-winning science fiction writer, blogger and activist Cory Doctorow rallies the creative class against an ever-expanding industry of monopolies and... more

16 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
As Glenn as Can Be: The Inner Life of a Brilliant Child

This month we talk to acclaimed children’s author Sarah Ellis and Illustrator Nancy Vo, who made the life story of... more

19 Jan 2023 · 31 minutes
Wynton Marsalis and the Wisdom of Jazz

Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Wynton Marsalis takes us on a journey through his early life and formative influences. He... more

15 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Colm Feore: Inhabiting My Roles and Myself

The outstanding Canadian stage and film actor Colm Feore is among the most accomplished Shakespearean performers of our time, but... more

17 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Kevin Bazzana: Beguilingly BeGouldian

Kevin Bazzana is the world’s leading authority on Glenn Gould, and one of the most perceptive, wry and interesting commentators... more

20 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Gould's Glorious Goldbergs with Tim Page & Richard Einhorn

Glenn Gould was propelled to stardom by his 1955 recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. After a lifetime of study and... more

29 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
François Girard & Don McKellar: 32 Short Memories of a Film Classic

Join us for an inside look at the making of a Canadian film classic, Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould,... more

18 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Scaling the Heights with Gould’s Wall

New from Tapestry Opera, Gould’s Wall is a contemporary opera from Canadian composer Brian Current. This audacious work invokes Glenn... more

14 Jul 2022 · 44 minutes
Laurie Anderson & Bob Ezrin: An Encore

In a special encore presentation, we’re highlighting one of our most popular episodes with Laurie Anderson and Bob Ezrin, originally... more

23 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Howard Shore: The Art of the Score

In the annals of world cinema, a select group of artists—the composers of film music—have earned a special place of... more

26 May 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Jordi Savall: Music's Greatest Time Traveller

Jordi Savall is the greatest living specialist in Early Music. As a conductor, composer, and viola de gamba player, he... more

21 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
Nahre Sol: Reinventing the Classical, Part II

In Part II of our conversation with pianist and YouTube sensation Nahre Sol, we explore how she creates her hugely... more

24 Mar 2022 · 46 minutes
Nahre Sol: Reinventing the Classical, Part I

Nahre Sol is a real pathfinder. A classically trained pianist, she has swapped the concert stage for a very different... more

24 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Michael Moore: The Making of an Artist

Academy Award-winning director of ground-breaking documentaries such as Roger and Me and Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore joins us for a... more

27 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Patricia Ward Kelly: On Gene Kelly's Dance Revolutions

TGS025: Patricia Ward Kelly - On Gene Kelly’s Dance Revolutions Gene Kelly remains one of the most beloved and iconic stars... more

09 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Branagh's Brilliant Belfast

In a career studded with dramatic and directorial milestones, Sir Kenneth Branagh has scored an artistic triumph with his most... more

10 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Kat Von D: Tunes, Tattoos and a Taste of Glenn Gould

Kat von D, by any measure, is one-of-a-kind. One of the world’s most celebrated tattoo artists, Kat defies the idea... more

21 Oct 2021 · 56 minutes
Alanis Obomsawin – Part 2: Stories of Truth and Love

Today Canada marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As we reflect on the painful history and ongoing... more

30 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Alanis Obomsawin – Part 1: Stories of Truth and Love

Alanis Obomsawin is the laureate of the 13th Glenn Gould Prize. She is also a transformative artist, often hailed as... more

16 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
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03 Aug 2021 ·
Tatiana Maslany: An Encore

If the mark of a great actor is the ability to transform herself completely, then Tatiana Maslany is one of... more

14 Jul 2021 · 59 minutes
Cory Doctorow: An Encore

Has technology ushered in a Brave New World of creativity, connectedness and individual empowerment — or has it created an... more

06 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 58 minutes
Mobley: The One-Man Band

Austin-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mobley describes his style as “post-genre,” an evocative mix of pop, soul, rock with inventive touches... more

03 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Ai Weiwei: The Conscience of An Artist

Ai Weiwei is a unique presence in the world of visual art – equal parts avant-garde icon, activist and moral... more

20 May 2021 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Barbara Hannigan: A Modern Maestra

If there is such a thing as a superstar in the world of contemporary classical music, soprano and conductor Barbara... more

06 May 2021 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
The Passions of Viggo Mortensen: Part II

In Part II of our conversation with Viggo Mortensen, we delve into this protean artist’s multidimensional engagements following his landmark... more

22 Apr 2021 · 56 minutes
The Passions of Viggo Mortensen: Part I

Viggo Mortensen is a kaleidoscopically talented artist whose work spans a vast range of creative media from acting, directing, music,... more

08 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Sondra Radvanovsky: Opulently Operatic

Sondra Radvanovsky is one of the great dramatic sopranos of our time, a singing actress who has thrilled audiences around... more

18 Mar 2021 · 2 hours, 1 minute
Hilary Hahn: Her Brave New World

Hilary Hahn is one of the most beloved violinists in the world, an artist whose musicianship, passion and brilliance has... more

04 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 55 minutes
Philippe Starck: Dreams Within Design

Philippe Starck is a force of nature in the world of creativity. He pioneered the concept of Democratic Design –... more

25 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Laurie Anderson & Bob Ezrin: O Superwoman

Two of the most transformative musical forces of our time—Laurie Anderson and super-producer Bob Ezrin—sit down for a talk with... more

11 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul is one of the world’s most provocative, insightful and prescient thinkers, and he has thought deeply about... more

28 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 58 minutes
Harry Gregson-Williams

Harry Gregson-Williams is one of today’s most exciting and versatile film composers. He is noted for his unforgettable scores for... more

11 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Tatiana Maslany

If the mark of a great actor is the ability to transform herself completely, then Tatiana Maslany is one of... more

10 Dec 2020 · 58 minutes
Chilly Gonzales

Ever wonder what makes a Musical Genius tick? Or how “Super Producers” keep churning out hits?  Well, Chilly Gonzales, with tongue (partly)... more

26 Nov 2020 · 1 hour, 59 minutes
Nyla Innuksuk

In the latest instalment of The Gould Standard, we welcome our friend Nyla Innuksuk, revolutionary Inuk filmmaker and VR content... more

11 Nov 2020 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Cory Doctorow

Has technology ushered in a Brave New World of creativity, connectedness and individual empowerment — or has it created an... more

26 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 57 minutes
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Philippe Starck is a force of nature in the world of creativity. He pioneered the concept of Democratic Design – the notion... more