Escape Velocity Radio was a monthly podcast hosted by Chris Hannah and Derek Hogue which journeyed into the depths of ethics, politics, culture, music, science, philosophy, professional hockey and the very nature of reality itself.
Episode 29: Escaped Velocity Radio
Well dear listeners, this is it – the final episode of Escape Velocity Radio (for the foreseeable future anyway). And it’s not even a real episode. It’s about one-tenth of an episode – and even then it barely got made. But we felt that at the very least we owed you 6 more minutes top-drawer† podcasting before we closed this chapter, so here it is. Thanks for listening and for all the support, and we’ll see you on the other side. † assessment of quality has not been verified by an independent third-party
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Episode 28: Canadian Museum for Human Rights review; Winnipeg’s colonialism problem; G7 Radio 006
After celebrating Winnipeg’s triumphant victory as Canada’s most racist city, we look at the disconnect between viewing racism as bigoted acts by individuals and seeing it as a colonial system which operates beyond any individual person’s attitudes or actions. We then buckle in for the thrill ride that is the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, offering our official review of Canada’s newest national museum: from the wings of the white dove, through the bodegas of despair, and up to the tip of the flume ride and back. Lastly, on G7 Radio, we look at Rhythm Activism’s strange and amazing 1998 album Jesus Was Gay.
Welcome to Winnipeg: Where Canada's racism problem is at its worstWheeler Vs. MacLeans MagazineCanadian Museum for Human RightsNorman NawrockiEpisode Music
Rhythm Activism – Down in the MinesRhythm Activism – In the Darkest Hour
Episode 27: Critical feedback; extra-judicial police murder; Interstellar and human triumphalism
This month we get into the copious feedback we received from last episode, specifically reflecting on the dissonance between our discussion of sexual assault and two of our past G7 releases. Next we look at the recent spate of highly-publicized police killings of black men in the United States, and wonder aloud what might be more effective in preventing such extra-judicial murder: police body cameras, or a fundamental power shift in race, policing, and justice? Then we make the mistake of once again trying to review a Hollywood movie with Interstellar, but end up on a tangent about our obsession with science fiction and space travel, human triumphalism, alien saviourism, and the barf scene in Team America. Lastly, in the fourth installment of G7 Radio, we discuss I Spy’s 1998 discography Perversity Is Spreading … It’s About Time!
ConsentEd - What Is Consent?ConsentEd - Misrepresentation of Sexual AssaultProject MENDRestorative Justice OnlineOperation Ghetto Storm Annual ReportDo Police Body Cameras Actually Work?Why is no-one talking about American-on-American crime?Black Lives MatterInterstellarWanderersThe Fermi ParadoxAvoiding "Sagan Syndrome"Reasonable VeganEpisode Music
Dead Prez – I Have A Dream, TooI Spy – Appliances and Cars
Episode 26: Jian Ghomeshi, consent, assault, and justice with Melissa Martin; G7 Radio 003
In the wake of widespread allegations detailing disgraced CBC Radio personality Jian Ghomeshi’s long history of violent sexual assaults, Winnipeg-based writer and journalist Melissa Martin (@DoubleEmMartin) joins us in the basement. We discuss her experience being introduced to the “open secret” of Ghomeshi’s unsettling behaviour towards women; how that kind of open secret is mirrored more broadly in society; why the criminal justice system is not the right model for dealing with sexual assault; and how our twisted and deficient views on consent and sexuality allow abusers like Jian to believe they’ve done nothing wrong. Then to lighten the mood, we bring you the third installment of G7 Radio, this time featuring The Weakerthans’ debut album “Fallow”.
Jian Ghomeshi: 8 women accuse former CBC host of violence, sexual abuse or harassmentThe week that was: How Jian Ghomeshi news unfoldedJian Ghomeshi's Facebook postDo You Know About JianI Didn't Report Because Fuck YouFor battered NFL wives, a message from the cops and the league: Keep quietSorry, we haven't reached a 'watershed' on violence against womenEpisode Music
The Weakerthans – LeashThe Weakerthans – Letter of Resignation
Episode 25: Ryan McMahon on comedy, decolonization, and podcasting; G7 Radio 002
Boo! It’s October, which means another terrifying Halloween episode! This month we visit the home of Anishinaabe/Metis comedian and podcaster Ryan McMahon (@RMComedy) – which, like most homes in North America, is probably built on a haunted ancient Indian burial ground. We chat with Ryan about his stand-up comedy and his Red Man Laughing podcast; how Idle No More has influenced his work; the history of colonization in Canada; and how we might work towards a more just and sustainable future. Then, on the second installment of G7 Radio, we discuss Consolidated’s artistically-advanced yet commercially-untenable 1997 album “Dropped”.
Ryan McMahonRed Man Laughing Live on CBCDancing On Our Turtle's BackIndian & CowboyConsolidated - "Dropped"Consolidated - "Business of Punishment"Episode Music
Tanya Tagaq – UjaConsolidated – Schnitzel BoyConsolidated – Fractured FairytalesConsolidated – Shell
Episode 24: Tropes vs Women in video games, museums vs human rights in Canada, G7 Radio 001
This month we delve (very-shallowly) into our personal video game histories in order to reveal just how little we know about games and gaming, then discuss Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency and Tropes vs Women in Video Games projects. We then touch on the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights and how it may or may not be of any value to anybody anywhere currently facing human rights abuses, and see how it compares to the nearby Museum of Canadian Human Rights Abuses. Lastly we break ground on a new segment called G7 Radio, where we step back through time and discuss the records we released while running G7 Welcoming Committee Records. This month: …But Alive’s Bis Jetzt Ging Alles Gut.
Feminist FrequencyCanadian Museum of Human RightsFirst Nations launch human rights violations museum on CMHR groundsG7 Welcoming Committee Records...But AliveKettcarGrand Hotel van CleefEpisode Music
...But Alive – Zeit, An Gott Zu Denken...But Alive – Ausverkauf Vs. Ghettoromantik...But Alive – Korrekt III (Das Letzte Kapitel)
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This podcast makes my heart sing. Kudos to the dudes for the critical feedback and coverage of sexual assault in Canada, as well as your wicked interview with Ryan McMahon. It is refreshing, enlightening, and soul-nourishing to hear you. Keep on keepin' on, fellas.
Look forward to this every month!
This is my favorite podcast.
Honestly, it's inspiring to listen to this show every week.