Episodes

Episode 236 – What’s wrong with public broadcasting?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora ask: what is the point of public broadcasting, and how should CBC respond to attacks against it levelled by Pierre Poilievre? Probably not by quoting and featuring him extensively!

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SN on Vacation — Nora x Pam Palmater

In this episode, Nora talks with Pam Palmater about writing, activism and life.

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Episode 235 – Whose budget is it anyway?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the federal budget: the winners, the losers, the cringe, the military spending, the laughter. Plus, they talk about CSIS agents sniffing around on campus and Canada’s deadly border policies.

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Control and censorship in the digital age

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how we need public interventions into the digital realm before companies like Meta and Google lock everything away from average people.

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Episode 233 – The police sphincter of information

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how police turn on and turn off the information tap however they want, leaving communities in the dark on what’s going on. They look at the Edmonton police shooting and how police downplayed certain aspects to ensure that coverage was exactly how they wanted it to be.

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Episode 232 – Singh vs. Weston, Cooper vs. Joly

In this episode, Sandy and Nora deconstruct Jagmeet Singh’s stunt with Galen Weston plus we ask: is it sexist to mock a Liberal?

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Episode 231 – Building capacity and being OK with failure

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how difficult it can be to start something from scratch, especially when large, institutional NGO decide to throw money at people who have never experienced the pressures of creating something from scratch with lots of money. Plus, they talk about layoffs at Global News and a self-driving...

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Episode 230 – China and the new (old) Red Scare

In this episode, Sandy and Nora dissect the allegations made about Chinese interference in Canadian elections, and talk about the fallout that Chinese Canadians and visitors will experience. Plus, they discuss crime reporting and how inadequate it is when it’s hived off from other stories from other jurisdictions.

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Episode 229 – Baby, you can call me AI

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about AI — what we should be excited by and what we should absolutely not at all be excited by.   Image is AI generated from: https://creator.nightcafe.studio/creation/D6fBfapAO3LNMy0S7Inx

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Episode 228 – A week of politics!

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the boring to the exciting: from healthcare transfer payments to the US gleefully shooting missiles into the sky to kill aliens. Consider donating to these charities to help folks in Turkey and Syria: UNHCR Canada List of groups from Canada Helps

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Episode 227 – Liberals love to coopt everything

In this episode, Sandy and Nora discuss the habit of the Trudeau Liberals to coopt and defang activist movements and important days of commemoration to bolster their brand. Here is the article on policing mentioned in the episode.

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Episode 226 – Can we stop pretending policing has ever not sucked?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about policing, again, and there is only two ways to believe that police are helpful: either you’ve never had any contact with police, or you depend on police repression to protect your wealth.

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