Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)

PODCAST: Author and columnist Jack Knox releases ‘Fortune Knox Once’

TODAY IN B.C.: Fourth book for the B.C. humour writer

You will find ‘Today in B.C.’ podcasts on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, iHeart and Google podcasts.

Jack Knox has been writing humour columns for more than 25 years. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in Kamloops.

“The first story I remember doing was about a cow that had wandered out of the stockyard into the middle of the street on a hot August afternoon and expired right then and there,” he said. “And there was a dispute over who was going to deal with the cow. Was it going to be the railway or the stockyard or the city? The cow just got hotter and bloated more and more and they sent the rookie down. I hit that story like it was Watergate!”

Long listed twice for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Knox discussed his favourite columns, stories and journalism with host Peter McCully.

“I particularly believe in the value of local journalism, which I’ve always compared to a neighbourhood pub where people with different perspectives and opinions and backgrounds can get together and have a beer and talk things out,” he said. “It’s where we grow to understand each other.”

In his spare time, Knox plays in a rock and roll band with members of his Tour de Rock cycling team.

“We’ve been together for longer than the Beatles,” he said. “We’re just a bit better than they were. We have a ton of fun. We play old guy rock and roll. The band is called Big Font because that’s what we need to read the music. I play a dumbed-down bass guitar. I am the least able musician in the band, but I am also the eye candy.”

“Fortune Knox Once” debuted at the top of the B.C Bestsellers list.

If you have suggestions or comments, send a voice message to podcast@blackpress.ca you may be part of our audio podcast mailbag segment.

LISTEN: The Nature Trust of BC has conserved more than 500 properties

LISTEN: Colin James, Canada’s musical road warrior

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

British ColumbiaCommunityPodcastsTrending Now

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in you inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up