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THE BIBLIO FILE is one of the world's leading podcasts about "the book" and an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by Nigel Beale it features wide ranging conversations with authors, poets, book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents and other certified bibliophiles.

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Oct 3, 2019

Ambassador Bruce Heyman is an American businessman and served as United States Ambassador to Canada under Barack Obama from 2014 until 2017. He appears regularly on CBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, CTV, CNBC, and other media outlets as an expert on trade and bilateral issues. Bruce lives in Chicago with his wife and co-author Vicki Heyman who was an American cultural envoy in Canada, leading cross-border conversations and programs related to the arts, social innovation and youth engagement. She is on the board of the Council for Canadian American Relations, Chicago Media Project, and the international advisory board of C2 Montreal. Vicki lives in Chicago where she and Bruce are co-founders of Uncharted LLC. 

We met in Montreal to discuss their new book The Art of Diplomacy: Strengthening the Canada-U.S. Relationship in Times of Uncertainty. 

Among other things we talk about marriages, Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, the arts, beehives, political books, indigenous culture; who has friendlier waitresses - the U.S. or Canada?; the Keystone pipeline, Tim Bits, and Goldman Sachs.