Reality Asserts Itself - Bruce Cockburn

If I Had a Rocket Launcher: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (1/9)

If I Had a Rocket Launcher: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (1/9)

May 28, 2019

Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn speaks with host Paul Jay about his memoir Rumors of Glory, and how growing up in Cold War-era Canada affected his understanding of community

The Trouble With Normal: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (2/9)

The Trouble With Normal: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (2/9)

May 28, 2019

Songwriter Bruce Cockburn speaks with host Paul Jay about whether his music is ‘anti-American,’ and about his early spiritual influences.  

Gavin's Woodpile: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (3/9)

Gavin’s Woodpile: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (3/9)

May 28, 2019

Songwriter Bruce Cockburn talks about writing the song Gavin’s Woodpile and the impact of mercury poisoning on First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario.  

The Charity of Night: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (4/9)

The Charity of Night: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (4/9)

May 28, 2019

Bruce Cockburn explains why he refers to himself as an ‘artist-correspondent,’ and describes how his relationship to God and the church has changed since he started writing music.  

Open: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (5/9)

Open: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (5/9)

May 28, 2019

Songwriter Bruce Cockburn discusses his experience visiting Guatemalan refugee camps and the inspiration behind his political and spiritual songwriting.  

Tokyo: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (6/9)

Tokyo: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (6/9)

May 28, 2019

Virtuoso guitarist Bruce Cockburn talks about songwriting in the era of Reagan, and his experience visiting refugee camps in Honduras.

Pacing the Cage: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (7/9)

Pacing the Cage: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (7/9)

May 28, 2019

Songwriter Bruce Cockburn explains the origins of the song Pacing the Cage, “a lament about being stuck.”  

If a Tree Falls: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (8/9)

If a Tree Falls: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (8/9)

May 28, 2019

Bruce Cockburn and Paul Jay discuss the existential threat of climate change, and how the song False River was written in protest of pipeline development in Canada.  

Call It Democracy: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (9/9)

Call It Democracy: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (9/9)

May 28, 2019

Humanity will not be able to address climate change without also examining the reasons our democracy is flawed, says singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn.