Episodes

Episode 124 – white rage in Nova Scotia: terrorism or genocide?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about why taking action in support of Mi’kmaq fishers, and Indigenous struggles everywhere, is so critical. They also talk about seniority in the labour movement, and how eliminating seniority isn’t going to fix systemic racism in the workplace. Contest is closed but you can buy merch here still: ...

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Episode 123 – difficulty sleeping

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the Vice-Presidential debates, Ottawa Police thinking that they are soldiers in a war zone and what happens to Canada if the US is plunged into civil war? Thoughts that keep us up at night.

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Episode 121 – surfing the second wave. Of anxiety.

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the second wave — how it’s being talked about, how it’s not being covered, and how we need to reject individualist narratives about what will save us. We also talk about the tragic death of Joyce Echaquon in Joliette, and how medical racism needs to be combated...

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Episode 120 – throned speech

In this episode, Sandy and Nora decode the Liberal throne speech and — surprise — discover that it’s mostly hot air! They also talk about Breonna Taylor and what the decision to not investigate further means.

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Episode 119 – is white supremacy intensifying?

From saddling Black entrepreneurs with debt and calling it progress, to white settler fishers in Nova Scotia threatening Mi’kmaq fishers asserting their constitutionally-protected rights, to a white supremacist committing random murder in Toronto, Sandy and Nora ask: is white supremacy intensifying? It’s always bad but it seems like its … particularly bad right now?

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Episode 118 – pulling the forest fire alarm

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the inexplicable inaction from everyone with power to take the climate crisis seriously. It is an episode of rage and some jokes. But mostly rage.

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Episode 117 – white supremacy and racial frauds

In this episode, Sandy and Nora explore the phenomenon of white people claiming non-white identity: as a pursuit of power, as a colonial act and as it manipulates the politics of identity to maintain white supremacy.

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Episode 116 – do not wait for things to get worse

It has been a week. In this episode, Sandy and Nora walk through the month of news that happened this week and explain how, and why, there is urgency right now to take radical action.

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Episode 115 – Liberals having a proroguing good time

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about Bill Morneau’s resignation, Chrystia Freeland being a woman and how Justin Trudeau really hopes that Canadians will not pay close enough attention.   Episode transcripted (unedited): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z0-6Qj0mXnGofTLZGQhMnRV643_8fPOrtj8o5TvmVOk/edit?usp=sharing

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Episode 114 – being radical is reasonable

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how the idea of reasonableness is weaponized against radical, leftwing ideas. We need to resist this and expose how the radical ways in which to transform society are actually the reasonable option. In this episode, Sandy accidentally said Bernie when she meant Biden. See if you can...

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Episode 113 – where is the institutional left?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora warn that if the left in Canada – not-for-profits, labour unions and the NDP – don’t get involved in the radical, grassroots movements that are emerging, they may be relegated to the dustbin of history.

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Episode 112 – How do we know what we know?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how changing the way you think about the world can help you make better political predictions. By understanding how power operates, we can anticipate how power will react, and pivot our demands accordingly.

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