Source: Bookings: The King’s Co-op Bookstore Podcast

Ep. 06: Why I Wrote A Book About Toilets With Lezlie Lowe

Why I Wrote A Book About Toilets

Paul and Jesse discuss the complex politics of the public toilet with Lezlie Lowe. She’s a Nova Scotia-based freelance news columnist, feature writer, radio documentary maker and Journalism teacher with an above average interest in public restrooms.

Her new book “No Place To Go – How Public Toilets Fail Our Private Needs” demonstrates why public bathrooms are hot spots of social action: Who gets access and who doesn’t? Who uses public restrooms and why? They discuss trans access, the gender politics of bathroom design and use, and some of Lezlie’s favorites public bathrooms. Lezlie also gives up some details about her next book.

What We’re Reading
Jesse recommends “To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf.
Lezlie recommends “The Fruitful City: The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest” by Helena Moncrieff and “Halifax Warden of the North” by Thomas Raddall.
Paul recommends “The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World” by Steven Berlin Johnson.

*Event Announcement: Hi podcast listener! Thanks for reading these shownotes. Join Paul, Jesse, and the King’s Co-op Bookstore to celebrate the launch of Lezlie’s book, Thursday, September 20th, 7-9:30pm, at the Art Bar in Halifax, NS.

Music
“More on that Later” and “Living with Trauma” by Lee Rosevere

Bookings is recorded at the University of King’s College by Mark Pineo and is produced by Paul MacKay and Jesse Hiltz.

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