33 episodes

North Untapped is a podcast that digs deeper into topics covered in articles written by Maple contributors, other Canadian journalists, public figures and activists. We explore Canadian politics, foreign policy, imperialism, history and more from an unapologetically socialist perspective. Support our work: https://www.readthemaple.com/subscribe-options/

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North Untapped is a podcast that digs deeper into topics covered in articles written by Maple contributors, other Canadian journalists, public figures and activists. We explore Canadian politics, foreign policy, imperialism, history and more from an unapologetically socialist perspective. Support our work: https://www.readthemaple.com/subscribe-options/

    Canada's response to Israel's latest attack on Gaza w/Michael Bueckert

    Canada's response to Israel's latest attack on Gaza w/Michael Bueckert

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    This week, we spoke to Michael Bueckert, vice president of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East about Israel's recent attack on Gaza, and the Canadian government's non-response. We also talk about the roots of the current situation in Palestine, and how Canada helps Israel act with impunity.

    Follow Michael on Twitter: @mbueckert

    Follow CJPME: @CJPME

    Check out Advocating for Palestine in Canada.

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

    • 40 min
    Understanding Canadian 'peacekeeping' w/Mitchell Thompson

    Understanding Canadian 'peacekeeping' w/Mitchell Thompson

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    In this week's episode, we spoke to journalist Mitchell Thompson about his recent articles exploring the complex history of Canadian peacekeeping and examples of bloody interventions that are far out of step with rhetoric that pitches peacekeeping as a benign alternative to war.

    Read Mitchell's articles:

    https://www.readthemaple.com/the-bloody-history-of-canadian-peacekeeping/

    https://www.readthemaple.com/canadas-modern-day-peacekeeping-is-war-making-by-another-name/

     Follow Mitchell on Twitter: @thompsonian_m

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

    • 30 min
    Why Silicon Valley won't fix transportation w/Paris Marx

    Why Silicon Valley won't fix transportation w/Paris Marx

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    This week, we spoke to Paris Marx about their new book, titled Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation. Paris' book argues that big tech companies are offering a future for transportation built on false promises that will not deliver an equitable version of auto-mobility simply by upgrading it with new technologies.

    Buy the book here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3995-road-to-nowhere

    Subscribe to Paris' podcast, Tech Won't Save Us: https://techwontsave.us/

    Follow Paris on Twitter: @parismarx

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

    • 36 min
    Rogers outage and telecom oligopoly w/Matt Hatfield

    Rogers outage and telecom oligopoly w/Matt Hatfield

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    This week, we spoke to Matt Hatfield, the campaigns director at OpenMedia, about the Rogers outage, the telecom giant's plan to takeover Shaw, and the failures of Canada's telecom oligopoly.

    Learn more about OpenMedia: https://openmedia.org/about

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

    • 35 min
    Horgan steps down. What next for the BC NDP? w/Derrick O'Keefe

    Horgan steps down. What next for the BC NDP? w/Derrick O'Keefe

    Support The Maple by subscribing to our daily newsletter for as little as $7 per month.

    This week, we spoke to Vancouver-based activist, commentator and Ricochet Media co-founder Derrick O'Keefe about BC Premier John Horgan's resignation, his government's track record, the history of the BC NDP, and who might run to be the party's new leader.

    Follow Derrick on Twitter: @derrickokeefe.

    Check out Ricochet Media: https://ricochet.media/en

    Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    A history of abortion rights in Canada

    A history of abortion rights in Canada

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    A read out of one our favourite recent articles titled 'A History of Abortion Rights in Canada and Their Future,' by Jasmyne Eastmond. The article was read out by The Maple's managing editor, Alex Cosh.

    Read the original article here.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

PCwoodrow ,

Compelling listening

I just found out about this podcast and listened to an episode to check it out—and then listened to three more. Such a relief to hear thorough discussion of issues as they affect human beings, as opposed to the typical horse-race style of media commentary focusing solely on how they affect a political party’s electoral chances. I KNEW journalism could be done differently and better, and you proved it. What a relief. Thank you.

Malloonkai ,

Good show

Only listened to one show (with Dimitri Lascaris) but it was far from the “worst podcast ever,” whatever that ludicrous comment was meant to mean. Alex Cosh is a first-rate podcast host and a thoughtful interviewer…

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Worst content ever

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