Episodes

Episode 154 – How can we move power when power seems unmovable?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora examine how power in Canada can be chipped it, confronted and forced into action. All it takes is creativity and a refusal to accept things the way that they are. Episode transcript here.

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Episode 153 – Residential School reckoning

In this episode, Sandy and Nora examine how Residential Schools should be understood as a fundamental part of forming modern Canada, and discuss ways in which settlers can demand justice from their politicians. Residential school survivors who need support can call the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419. Episode transcript.

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Episode 152 – The Objectivity Myth

In this episode, Sandy and Nora explore the myth of objectivity, and how it’s used to justify media coverage that erases and marginalizes people. Episode transcript here.

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Episode 151 – Canada and the world

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about what is happening in Colombia, Tigray and Palestine, and ask why don’t Canadians have more information about global affairs? Plus Nora talks about Quebec Solidaire censuring it’s anti-racism/decolonial collective and Sandy goes on a bit more about bots.   Episode transcript here.

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Episode 150 – TRIPS waver, CEWS grift and getting real about vaccine passports

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about COVID-19 — again — and how the world that politicians want us to think we’re living in is not the world we are living in. Episode transcript here.

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Episode 149 – Fighting to save higher education

In this episode, Sandy and Nora explain the crisis at Laurentian University, university funding under attack and also mention the CAUT’s censure of the University of Toronto. Episode transcript.

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Episode 148 – The Liberals and their Trolls

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the CERB, the vaccine and how Liberal Trolls are on the attack against online against Liberal critics. Episode transcript here.

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Episode 147 – Worst Case Ontario (and AB, BC…)

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the chaos of the Third Wave, about how police will not fix anything and why these politicians would rather see people in ICU than stop the spread of COVID-19. Episode transcript.

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Episode 146 – NDP Convention and the Third Wave

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the bad and the bad from the NDP Convention 2021 and try to find some encouraging words in the face of the rising Third Wave. Transcription here.

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Episode 145 – How to confront power

In this episode, Sandy and Nora explore how average people can fore politicians into action, even when it feels impossible and politicians, immovable.   Transcript available here.

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Episode 144 – a femicide crisis

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about femicide in Canada and how political inaction isn’t because there is a lack of understanding or of resources, but because politicians literally do not care that women are being killed. Plus, we talk about a boat that is no longer stuck in the Suez. Update to the...

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Episode 143 – anti-mask fascism

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the rise of anti-Asian racism, the connection between the anti-mask movement and how Canada’s mainstream media has written about China since the start of the pandemic. We also take a short tour of the latest Liberal scheme: the NDP’s student debt promise. Episode transcript.

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