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Fresh from the birthplace of the CCF! Commentary and analysis on local and provincial politics from a left perspective.

Alberta Advantage Podcast Team Advantage

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Fresh from the birthplace of the CCF! Commentary and analysis on local and provincial politics from a left perspective.

    Sous les pavés: Student radicalism from the '60s to today

    Sous les pavés: Student radicalism from the '60s to today

    Gaza solidarity encampments on university campuses in the U.S. and Canada are experiencing violent police crackdowns. How do the student movements of the past inform what's going on now? Team Advantage digs into the history of student radicalism and speaks to encampment supporters about their experiences with police.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    COVID-19 in 2024

    COVID-19 in 2024

    What can we learn about the ongoing pandemic and how it's been handled? How's the whole global public health infrastructure, campaign for clean air, and renewed push for workplace going? Does this bode well for future pandemics and crises, and how can we learn from what's happened so far to shape our future demands?

    • 42 min
    Zionism Sucks

    Zionism Sucks

    Israel is on a genocidal rampage through Gaza. Team Advantage, joined by intrepid independent journalist Jeremy Appel, examine the historical roots and basic assumptions that underlie Zionism, and discuss a few light topics, like discourse-policing, denouncing Hamas, antisemitism, and settler-colonialism.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Why does Canada love Ukrainian Nazis?

    Why does Canada love Ukrainian Nazis?

    In late September 2023, Canadian Parliament clapped for "Ukrainian hero" Yaroslav Hunka, who fought with the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician), a unit in the Nazi German military. 
    Why did Canada let so many Ukrainian Nazis into the country after WW2, and how did this wave of right-wing Ukrainian nationalist shape Canada's Ukrainian diaspora? Team Advantage digs into the working-class origins of Ukrainians in Canada, Canada's efforts at post-war anticommunism, and the Canadian government's careful management of "multiculturalism."

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Wildfire Season Concludes

    Wildfire Season Concludes

    The area burned by wildfires in Canada this year exceeded 18 million hectares and burned 1,740 megatonnes of CO2, roughly three times Canada's human-made emissions from 2022. As fire season winds down, Team Advantage examines this new, fun, half-year-long weather phenomenon, and considers the role of fossil fuels and the end of "cheap nature." 

    Further reading:
    John Vaillant - Fire Weather
    Edward Struzik - Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future
    Alex Callinicos - The New Age of Catastrophe
    Jason Moore - Capitalism in the Web of Life 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Notley Loses Again! Alberta's 2023 Election

    Notley Loses Again! Alberta's 2023 Election

    Support this podcast! Rachel Notley led the Alberta NDP to their second major electoral defeat in Alberta's latest general election. What does this election say about Albertans and our political culture? How might we make basic social democratic values popular? How should we organize as we anticipate Premier Danielle Smith? And what's next for the Alberta NDP? 

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
301 Ratings

301 Ratings

cats788 ,

Must listen

Essential listen for anyone interested in leftist politics. Probably my favourite podcast. Hosts are very knowledgeable and funny. The episode on small businesses and zionism were life changing!

MariusPippin ,

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

½ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 10 chicken wings oil for deep frying ¼ cup butter ¼ cup hot sauce 1 dash ground black pepper 1 dash garlic powder In a small bowl mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Place chicken wings in a large nonporous glass dish or bowl and sprinkle flour mixture over them until they are evenly coated. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). The oil should be just enough to cover wings entirely, an inch or so deep. Combine the butter, hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat and reserve for serving. Fry coated wings in hot oil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until parts of wings begin to turn brown. Remove from heat, place wings in serving bowl, add hot sauce mixture and stir together. Serve.

Clearbrook4 ,

Good discourse

Much needed social democratic and "left-wing" media from the Canadian prairies, where such content is often drowned out by the neoliberal and libertarian hegemony.

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