Archives: Episodes

HOCKEY #3 – Iced Out

June 7, 2023

The NHL likes to call Willie O’Ree the Jackie Robinson of hockey. And no one can deny how significant it was when he became the first Black player on the ice in an NHL game in 1958. 

But what the league doesn’t like to talk about is what happened next. 

#890 Crime Pays, If You’re A Journalist

June 5, 2023

This week Jesse cross-examines poet turned investigative journalist, Michael Lista, on the business, craft, and morality of the true crime beat.

#889 Little Reich On The Prairie

June 1, 2023

Despite Danielle Smith’s involvement in numerous scandals, she won a majority in Alberta’s election. Albertan Dani Paradis helps us understand why.

HOCKEY #2 – The Birth of Black Hockey

May 31, 2023

The Coloured Hockey League wasn’t just a sideshow to the main event of white hockey. And the way that league was targeted by the white establishment is reflective of the racism that Black players faced over the next century.

#65 Ctrl+Alt+Regulate: Can Canada’s AI Act Save Us?

May 30, 2023

This week Riley Yesno, our interim host, is joined by Meagan Simpson, Nicholas Keung, and longtime panelist David Moscrop to talk AI regulation and economic immigration. 

#888 How To Save News Media From Our Tech Overlords

May 29, 2023

The ad tech giants, Meta, Google, and their ilk, are, well, giants. Is Cory Doctorow the David to this Goliath? Will his plan to take down the giants work?

#887 What, Me Inquiry?

May 25, 2023

The Special Rapporteur is back with a hotly anticipated release – No Public Inquiry!

HOCKEY #1 – The Best Game You Can Name

May 24, 2023

Hockey is a hell of a lot of fun. But right now, the sport is going through a reckoning.

#886 News Tropes And Moral Panic

May 22, 2023

The newspapers of the past looked very different than they do today: openly partisan stories were published alongside reports about Martians and the diseases caused by jazz music. It was a different time – or was it?

#13 Les deux conservatismes

May 20, 2023

Des feux de forêt font rage en Alberta alors qu’une élection provinciale est en cours. Emilie discute de l’état du conservatisme en Alberta, mais aussi la nouvelle génération d’intellectuels conservateurs au Québec avec Frédéric Boily, auteur et professeur de sciences politiques au Campus Saint-Jean de l’Université de l’Alberta.