March 16, 2022
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Wag the Doug
#38 The Third Annual(ish) Douggie Awards
It’s once again that time of year when the stars of Ontario politics come out to — well, not shine, exactly, so much as drably absorb a depressing fluorescent glow. The 3rd Douggie Awards honour the terrible and hilarious developments of the past 12 months or so that made us laugh ’til we cried or cry 'til we laughed. Allison and Jonathan hand out the prizes, and all signs point to a triumphant night for The Power of the Doug.
Allison Smith
Co-host, Wag the Doug
Jonathan Goldsbie
News Editor
Kevin Sexton
Producer
Kieran Oudshoorn
Managing Editor, Podcasts

Additional music credits:

Isolation Swing by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/61465 Ft: SmoJos

The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode

The Day We Went To Tesco’s by Radioontheshelf (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Radioontheshelf/61451 Ft: Old Dog Ross

Two Swords by _ghost (c) copyright 2010 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/26146 Ft: rocavaco, redhair

Sleazy Trombone Intro by Camel7695

This episode is sponsored by Skipper Otto, Oxio, Rotman’s Risk Management Program, and How’d You Like That Movie.

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