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
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 #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
HOCKEY #1 – The Best Game You Can Name
Hockey is a hell of a lot of fun. But right now, the sport is going through a reckoning.
May 24, 2023
Introducing our new season… Hockey
Love it or hate it, hockey is inescapable in Canada. But the sport has a dark side.
May 10, 2023
#803 Hockey Blight In Canada
The dam has broken on hockey's toxic culture. And a new BC Supreme Court ruling threatens confidential sources. Laura Robinson co-hosts.
August 4, 2022
CORRUPTION #8 – Hockey’s Hall of Shame
Canada is hockey crazy. But at the heart of the sport is a system of unpaid labour that scars some boys for life. And the teams and leagues are doing whatever it takes to make sure things stay exactly the way they are.