The Orwell Comes Alive (in Alberta) Episode

In this week’s episode, for global politics, David and Mike talk about the US’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, how this squares with the impetus to go in in the first place, and the political ramifications for the region. For provincial politics, they discuss the Alberta government plans to roll-back COVID testing, tracing and isolation measures later this month. What’s at stake here and is there a largely (perhaps sinister) play by the UCP? We’ll discuss!

For DocReport, Mike watched the documentary Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992, which tells the story of how LA went from being the envy of the nation to a city of anarchy and riots.

Things We Referenced During the Show – AKA Show Notes

World Order, Henry Kissinger: 

The Vietnam War, Ken Burns:

1984, George Orwell: 

Let It Fall – Los Angeles 1982-1992:

Debbie Downer, Saturday Night Live:


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