Archives: Episodes

#793 You Don’t “Both Sides” Human Rights

June 30, 2022

Do we need to give equal weight to both sides of the abortion debate? And the Freedom Convoy returns, maybe. Jonathan Goldsbie fills in for Jesse and Rachel Cairns co-hosts.

#41 All Policing Is Political

June 28, 2022

Are our policing systems broken? Today, we dive into reimagining public safety following an array of policing scandals across the country. Plus, what did our government achieve and fail to achieve in Parliament this past year?

#792 Education: What Is It Good For?

June 27, 2022

Funding cuts, tuition increases and staff layoffs. What’s going on with post-secondary institutions in Alberta?

#791 Imperfect Behaviour

June 23, 2022

A scandal in Canada’s sacred sport. And can journalists do more to unpack the crypto craze and crash? Emilie Nicolas fills in for Jesse and Julian McKenzie co-hosts.

WAR #7 – The Long, Slow Death

June 22, 2022

Stuart Langridge was a model soldier. But when he ended his life after returning from Afghanistan, his parents began to ask questions about what had happened to their son. Instead of giving them answers, the Canadian military went to war against them.

#40 Justinflation Or Chrystia Frecession

June 21, 2022

What is happening to the Canadian economy? Stephen Gordon, director of the department of economics at Université Laval, helps unpack the ins and outs of the Bank of Canada, an institution we know little about. He talks to Fatima about the worries of a hyper-politicized economy and helps us understand how the next months under this economic turmoil will unfold.

#790 The Dubious Botanist

June 20, 2022

Steven Newmaster, a botany professor, once shone a light on the nutritional supplement industry and called them frauds. Now, the light is being shone on him by his colleagues. And boy, buckle up because this story is a wild ride.

#789 Correction? Recession? Celebration!

June 16, 2022

In the midst of a climate crisis, why do we continue to report business news as usual? And is Minister Mendicino being mendacious over the Emergencies Act when he says police advised the government to invoke it? John Woodside, climate reporter for Canada’s National Observer co-hosts. 

#39 Does Voting Have To Suck?

June 14, 2022

Could changing Canada’s electoral system solve the crisis of voter apathy? Today, we dive into electoral reform. Plus, a new bill that would give border guards wide discretion to search our phones and computers.

#788 The Baristas Vs. Starbucks

June 13, 2022

A wave of retail and service sector workers are unionizing their workplaces, pushing back against anti-union practices. Why is this happening now? And can workers win in the long run?