11 episodes

Broad Perspectives was started by three women, where we get into the hot topics of the day, coming from different lenses and perspectives. We talk about pop culture, the economy, health, social issues and anything else that pops up in the media or news that interests us and deserves more attention. We are on a mission to build an informed community of people who also embrace a good debate, love continually learning and challenging their way of thinking.

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Broad Perspectives was started by three women, where we get into the hot topics of the day, coming from different lenses and perspectives. We talk about pop culture, the economy, health, social issues and anything else that pops up in the media or news that interests us and deserves more attention. We are on a mission to build an informed community of people who also embrace a good debate, love continually learning and challenging their way of thinking.

    A Broad Take On: MET Gala, Elon Musk, Johnny Depp Trial & More!

    A Broad Take On: MET Gala, Elon Musk, Johnny Depp Trial & More!

    This week, the Broads take a break from the more difficult conversations and topics to discuss all things in the pop culture realm as of late! Let's discuss the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial, the MET Gala, the Elon Musk Twitter buyout and more! 

    • 47 min
    A Broad Take On: Carbon Emissions - Lies, Laws, and Liability

    A Broad Take On: Carbon Emissions - Lies, Laws, and Liability

    This week, the Broads discuss individual and corporate environmental responsibility. We discuss environmental scandals involving major corporations, how corporations can be held accountable, how individuals can be held accountable on a day to day basis (by implementing easy/small changes) and much more. 

    References: 
    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200618-climate-change-who-is-to-blame-and-why-does-it-matter
    https://www.cdp.net/en/articles/media/new-report-shows-just-100-companies-are-source-of-over-70-of-emissions
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/30/climate-crimes-oil-and-gas-environment
    https://climate.selectra.com/en/environment/global-warming
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/climate/exxon-global-warming-science-study.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/16/climate/exxon-oil-disinformation-house-probe.html
    https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/10/12/17967738/climate-change-consumer-choices-green-renewable-energy
    https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/climate-change/pricing-pollution-how-it-will-work.html
    https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/climate-change/pricing-pollution-how-it-will-work/putting-price-on-carbon-pollution.html
    https://voxeu.org/article/mandatory-corporate-carbon-disclosures-and-path-net-zero
    https://www.envirocentre.ca/green-business-toolkit/carbon-accounting/
    https://treecanada.ca/reforestation-carbon-offsetting/grow-clean-air/carbon-calculator/
    https://ipolitics.ca/2021/10/19/securities-regulators-move-toward-climate-disclosure-significant/
    https://www.c2es.org/content/carbon-tax-basics/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxs6ZrxLvHg
    https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/oil-and-gas/our-insights/the-future-is-now-how-oil-and-gas-companies-can-decarbonize

    • 48 min
    A Broad Take On: Canadian Trucker Convoy

    A Broad Take On: Canadian Trucker Convoy

    This week, the Broads discuss conflict taking place in their own country - the Trucker Convoy. The Broads discuss the organizers of the convoy, legal ramifications, testimonies from Canadians living in the cities where the protests are taking place, and overall thoughts on how the protests will play out.
     
    Research:
    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/who-is-who-a-guide-to-the-major-players-in-the-trucker-convoy-protest-1.5776441
    https://www.nytimes.com/article/canada-trucker-protests.html
    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/who-is-who-a-guide-to-the-major-players-in-the-trucker-convoy-protest-1.5776441
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2022/03/03/trucker-convoys-have-roiled-politics-canada-us-why-thats-rare/
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-gofundme-president-tells-mps-convoy-fundraiser-was-unique/

    Podcast Research:
    The Journal: Neil Young, Joe Togan and Spotify’s Balancing act 
    Front burner: Records reveal dueling realities of trucker protests
    WSJ What’s News - Canada’s Trucker Protests Spread Beyond the Capital
    Front Burner - Thousands Protest  Covid-19 restrictions in Ottawa

    • 25 min
    A Broad Take On: Joe Rogan ft. Spotify

    A Broad Take On: Joe Rogan ft. Spotify

    This week, the Broads discuss all things Joe Rogan and Spotify drama. In particular, we look at conspiracy theories/controversial guests that Joe Rogan's interviewed on his show, and COVID-19 misinformation. We debate who exactly should be held accountable for this and how to police misinformation on media sources without promoting cancel culture.

    Research:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/02/neil-young-spotify-joe-rogan-musicians/621503/
    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/02/joe-rogan-podcast-transcripts/622053/
    https://globalnews.ca/news/8610512/givesendgo-fundraiser-trucker-convoy-frozen/
    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/who-is-who-a-guide-to-the-major-players-in-the-trucker-convoy-protest-1.5776441
    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/24/21080234/bernie-sanders-joe-rogan-experience-endorsement-controversy
    https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/1/27/21081876/joe-rogan-bernie-sanders-henry-kissinger
    https://time.com/6147548/spotify-joe-rogan-controversy-isnt-over/
    https://www.distractify.com/p/joe-rogan-political-view
    https://www.nytimes.com/article/canada-trucker-protests.html
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/02/06/spotify-joe-rogan-podcast-removed/
    Podcast Research: 
    Today Explained: Spotify’s Joe Rogan’s problem
    Front Burner: Why Spotify chose Joe Rogan over Neil Young
    The Daily: The Saga of Joe Rogan 
    The Journal: Neil Young, Joe Rogan and Spotify’s Balancing Act 
    Front Burner: Records reveal dueling realities of trucker protests
    WSJ What’s News - Canada’s Trucker Protests Spread Beyond the Capital
    Front Burner - Thousands Protest  Covid-19 restrictions in Ottawa

    • 42 min
    A Broad Take On: The Rise of the Four-Day Work Week

    A Broad Take On: The Rise of the Four-Day Work Week

    This week, the Broads discuss the concept of a four-day work week! The Broads outline the many benefits of a shortened work week (both from a mental health and productivity perspective), the corporations and governments that are adopting this structure, and how this proposal would work in practice. Is the four-day work week the future? Let's get into it!

    References:
    https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/four-day-workweek-gains-traction-congress-n1285703
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/23/business/dealbook/four-day-workweek.html
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2021/10/29/interest-and-excitement-about-the-adoption-of-a-four-day-workweek-is-picking-up-speed/?sh=dee26852c478
    https://hbr.org/2021/09/a-guide-to-implementing-the-4-day-workweek
    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57724779
    https://www.npr.org/2019/11/04/776163853/microsoft-japan-says-4-day-workweek-boosted-workers-productivity-by-40
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/four-day-work-week-covid-19-1.5617481

    • 43 min
    A Broad Take On: The Holiday Season

    A Broad Take On: The Holiday Season

    This week, the Broads discuss various different celebrations taking place this holiday season, including Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, Kwanzaa and some (very bizarre!) traditions surrounding Christmas.

    References:
    https://www.ywcaniagararegion.ca/9-holidays-celebrated-throughout-december-and-january/
    https://inspirationfeed.com/december-global-holidays/
    https://www.rd.com/list/history-of-christmas-traditions/
    https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas
    https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/dai-quo/smr08/2014/smr08_194_2014-eng.htm
    5 facts about Christmas in America | Pew Research Center
    https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas-trees
    https://www.history.com/news/why-do-we-kiss-under-the-mistletoe

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

kitty68681010 ,

Refreshing

This podcast is so refreshing!
The relevance of topics and the variety of factual opinions makes this my new favourite.
Looking forward to more episodes ladies 👍

aiep176 ,

So good!

Love Broad Perspectives! The episodes address current topics in a way that’s equally entertaining, educational, and thought provoking. I look genuinely forward to every episode!

nickxiang3 ,

Fun and informative

Not a podcast person per se but found this one to be light, fun, and informative. Great listen; keep up the good work!

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