31 episodes

In this podcast, Paula Simons, an Independent senator from Alberta, sets out to debate and deconstruct some of the myths that define and bind her province.

Alberta Unbound Paula Simons

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    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

In this podcast, Paula Simons, an Independent senator from Alberta, sets out to debate and deconstruct some of the myths that define and bind her province.

    S3 Episode 1: The Equalizers I

    S3 Episode 1: The Equalizers I

    Everything you ever wanted to know about equalization, as Sen. Paula Simons hosts an expert town hall.

    • 37 min
    S3 Episode 3: North. South. East. West.

    S3 Episode 3: North. South. East. West.

    Sen. Paula Simons sits down with the history-making new mayors of Edmonton and Calgary.

    • 34 min
    S3 Episode 4: The Prairies Got Something to Say

    S3 Episode 4: The Prairies Got Something to Say

    Senator Simons

    • 33 min
    S2 Episode 1: Defying Prophecies

    S2 Episode 1: Defying Prophecies

    They said he’d never amount to anything. Indigenous MD Alika Lafontaine on beating odds and labels.

    • 26 min
    S2 Episode 2: Giving Social Credit

    S2 Episode 2: Giving Social Credit

    Political scientist Yasmeen Abu-Laban on multiculturalism’s forgotten Alberta roots.

    • 23 min
    S3 Episode 2: The Equalizers II

    S3 Episode 2: The Equalizers II

    Sen. Paula Simons continues the conversation with an expert panel on equalization, its past and future.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

snow bird from alberta ,

The unsinkable Edmonton Queen

Thanks for your interview with Darrin Haugen. I’ve been to his plays, been on his bus tour, and enjoyed his queer history walk in downtown Edmonton. Your podcast interview evoked a lot of great memories. Perfect in every way.

mmelindastee ,

Stellar

Loved it. Great guests, very thoughtful discussion.

DivaDeMortis ,

First episode thoughts

The example given where people are asked to draw the quintessential Albertans: this is likely an artifact of branding. I am concerned that this wasn’t even discussed other than one of the guests bringing up the Alberta mythology (good point). Specifically the person who spoke of the “study” should feel responsible to discuss the limitations of such a “study.”

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