Episodes

The Glass 51.4% Full Episode (Mini) Episode

We have a special super, duper hot-take mini-episode this week! We recorded this special podcast only an hour or so after Jason Kenney announced that he would be stepping down as Premier of Alberta after securing 51.4% of the vote in support of his leadership. In this burning hot take, we talk about what went…

The Let’s Make a Debate Episode

For this week’s episode, in federal politics, we dissect (or, more accurately, Mike regales David on what happened on) the first official Conservative leadership debate. Who scored points, who lost points, who wants to fire the Governor of the Bank of Canada? We discuss! For provincial politics, we revisit the Ides of Spring (AKA Jason…

The Roe, Roe, Roe Your Vote Episode

For this week’s episode, for all levels of politics, we tackle on issue only: the implications of the (still draft) decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in the US Supreme Court. What does it mean for the US – and the 51% percent of the population that is oppressed by this vote? What does it…

The Brooch-ing Nuclear War Episode

For this week’s episode, for Global Politics, we talk about the latest (and not so greatest) about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Is Putin rationale? Are we heading towards nuclear oblivious? We discuss! For Media Politics (?), we talk about Elon Musk’s move to buy Twitter for the princely sum of 44 billion dollars. Is this…

The Scaring the PP (Pierre Polievre) Out of You Episode

For this week’s episode, we take the ‘lightning round’ approach – with a bunch of quick takes on interesting political topics. For Global politics, we talk about the election in France and what it portends for the free-world more generally. For US politics, we quickly gab about the increasing divide amongst Senators in Supreme Court…

The You Get an (Electric) Car, You Get an (Electric) Car Federal Budget Episode

For this week’s episode, in federal politics, we have a smoking-hot take on the Liberals’ Federal Budget. Did the NDP get what they bargained for (kind of)? Will the Conservative have well-thought out criticisms against it (don’t count on it)? We discuss! For provincial politics, we talk about the Ides of April…and now May (with…

The Diplomatic Norm Bustin’ with Vlad and Grandpa Joe Episode

For this week’s episode, in Global politics, we go back and forth on the most interesting developments that happened of late related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Then, for Federal politics, we chat about the new Liberal climate change plan (now ‘new-and-improved’ with sector specific targets!). Will this new plan save us from a…

The Worst Day Ever for Red Deer Tourism Episode

For this week’s episode, in Federal politics, we talk about the brand new confidence and supply agreement struck between the NDP and the Liberals that will (maybe) keep the government in tact until 2025. Who are the big winners and losers of the deal? We discuss! We then check in on the Ides of April,…

The Possible China Block Party Episode

For this week’s episode, in global politics, we talk (yep, once again) about Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. We take a bit of a different take on it this time by chatting about how the conflict could alter the world order – with possibly bolstering the assentation of China as a challenger to the US.…

The Putin a Bad Place Episode

For this week’s episode, in global politics, we talk (once again) about Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. Is Putin a rational actor or just a dickhead? We’ll discuss! Then, for US politics, we have a ‘warm-take’ on Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address which took place on March 1st, 2022. For extra fun,…

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