Episode 85 – The pull of the US Empire on Canada
From climate change policy to Iran, 2020 has shown already that Canada is incapable of making its own decisions. In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the need for social movements to re-imagine Canadian sovereignty and untie ourselves from the United States.
Episode 84 – 2019 has sucked. Let’s make media in 2020
Sandy and Nora sign off for 2019 with a look-back at the year and how, as media continues to crumble, average people need to find ways to make their own media and tell their own stories. We are taking December off! We will be back with a new season starting in January 2020!
Episode 83 – hockey, whiteness and Canadian identity
Hockey is Canada and Canada is Hockey. This adage is seemingly lodged in the brains of a few too many people in Canada, making an adult discussion about misogyny and racism in sport an almost impossible discussion. Sandy and Nora break down how Don Cherry entered sainthood, Jessica Allen dodged being fired, and how the...
Episode 82 – Ok Boomer?
In this episode, Sandy and Nora break down the sentiment behind Ok Boomer and challenge people to think about how to make our campaigns and organizing work into multi-generational spaces that can bring people together and make our work stronger.
Episode 81 – Cancel culture is not a thing
Last week, the Toronto Public Library held an event that violated its own policy to not allow events that would have the effect of discriminating against someone based on gender identity or gender expression. In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the politics of so-called free speech, actual free speech and why people who...
Sandy and Nora stayed up very late to bring you a hot-off-the-press analysis of the only English-language federal election debate. You’ll hear why Jagmeet Singh won and why no...
In this episode, Nora and Sandy look at how climate change and gun violence are being used (or ignored) by the parties to seek support.
It feels like so long ago: Justin Trudeau in Blackface hit the election cycle like an atomic bomb. What did journalists miss? How bad was the coverage? And what...
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the Vancouver Sun’s decision to publish (and then unpublish) an opinion piece advocating full-score white nationalism, and the problems that politicians...
In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how progressives should orient themselves towards the federal election. Hint: drop the partisanship, get involved in a local campaign if the...