Rethinking Canada. This season, the dark side of Canada’s national pastime.


Hosted by Arshy Mann

This season of COMMONS originally aired from May 24 through July 5, 2023.

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Bonus: Game Misconduct

In this bonus episode, COMMONS producer Jordan Cornish sits down with Jashvina Shah to talk about her book, Game Misconduct: Hockey's Toxic Culture and How to Fix It. 
September 6, 2023

Bonus: Overtime

In this bonus episode, COMMONS producer Jordan Cornish sits down with host Arshy Mann to discuss our recent season on hockey. 
August 2, 2023

HOCKEY #7 – Blood on the Ice

Fighting was just his job. But it would end up taking everything from him.
July 5, 2023

HOCKEY #6 – The Problem Hockey Won’t Name

The Hockey Canada scandal has become one of the biggest stories in the country. And now, hockey appears to be in the middle of a reckoning. But this isn’t the first time. There was another moment, just like this one.
June 28, 2023

HOCKEY #5 – The Boys from Brampton

Mike Danton was playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the St. Louis Blues. And at the same time, he was trying to hire a hitman to kill his agent, David Frost.
June 21, 2023

HOCKEY #4 – The Lonely End of the Rink

Hockey exacts a heavy toll on many boys and young men — on their minds and their bodies. And then they’re told not to talk about any of it outside the locker room.
June 14, 2023

HOCKEY #3 – Iced Out

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. 
June 7, 2023

HOCKEY #2 – The Birth of Black Hockey

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.
May 31, 2023
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