In this week’s episode, it is our triumphant return to American politics, where we discuss the off-year election results, Biden’s low approval ratings and what it all means for the mid-term elections – and the Presidency in 2024. We also return to our first love (?) of provincial politics, with Jason Kenney under fire from over a quarter of his constituency associations amid the impending jamboree/AGM at the Grey Eagle Casino.
For DocReport this week, Mike read (with his ears) the Peter Mansbridge memoir entitled ‘Off the Record’, in which he recounts his childhood and a bunch of old man anecdotes (some of which involve politics).
Things We Referenced During the Show – AKA Show Notes
Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer:
Rick Mercer: Talking to Canadians
Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Fankl:
Jews Don’t Count, David Baddiel:
Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
An Embarrassment of Critches, Mark Critch:
War: How Conflict Shaped Us, Margaret MacMillan:
Slow Burn Season 6: The L.A. Riots:
Hacks on Tap:
Tied an Onion to my Belt:
BookReport: Peter Mansbridge, Off the Record
Glenn Gould, Off the Record: