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Podcasting from the Gulag Arcipeligo of Soviet Canuckistan, otherwise known as beautiful Vancouver Island.

We are a left wing, socialist podcast based out of Victoria, BC. We discuss politics & current events in Canada and around the world.

Out of Left Field A Couple of Socialists with a Couple of Beers

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Podcasting from the Gulag Arcipeligo of Soviet Canuckistan, otherwise known as beautiful Vancouver Island.

We are a left wing, socialist podcast based out of Victoria, BC. We discuss politics & current events in Canada and around the world.

    Act Local feat. Jeremy Loveday

    Act Local feat. Jeremy Loveday

    Today we're joined by progressive Victoria city councilor Jeremy Loveday! We discuss the role that municipal politics plays in the broader context, the housing crisis that many cities across the world face, public transportation, bike lanes and more.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Kingdom of the Tide feat. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki

    Kingdom of the Tide feat. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki

    Special bonus episode! We're joined by marine biologist Sarika-Cullis Suzuki to discuss her upcoming documentary film The Kingdom of the Tide airing on CBC's The Nature of Things this Friday February 7th.

    The film explores the tidal ecosystem of both the west and east costs of Canada and the small, tiny creatures that inhabit them. We also talk about the environmentalist movement, climate change, activism, and how Ben still feels bad about slagging off the BC Eco-Socialists in the last episode.

    • 54 min
    Cautious Administrators: The BC NDP Story

    Cautious Administrators: The BC NDP Story

    Today the crew talks about BC politics and reviews the performance of the milquetoast BC NDP / Green Party government. We discuss their overall failure to deliver social democracy, dragging their feet on a $15/hour minimum wage, the LNG development up north that will annihilate our greenhouse gas emissions targets, the Unist'ot'en blockade and other protests, the implementation of ride sharing scabs in BC, their mistreatment of the BC Teachers Union, the legacy of the Dave Barrett government of the 1970's and more.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    No War With Iran feat. Derek Davison

    No War With Iran feat. Derek Davison

    With us today to talk about the recent brinkmanship between Iran and USA is Derek Davison, foreign policy analyst & publisher of the Foreign Exchanges newsletter. We discuss situation in the Middle East, the recent downing of a Boeing airliner with many Canadians on board, Trump's foreign policy and more.

    Read the full article here:
    https://fx.substack.com/p/well-that-escalated-quickly

    Big ups to Win Without War:
    https://winwithoutwar.org/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    10 Years of the Left

    10 Years of the Left

    In a very special episode to close out the decade, the Out of Left Field crew reviews the last 10 years of important & influential events, elections, protests and strikes on the left from around the world.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Pour One Out for Jezza feat. Mike Watson

    Pour One Out for Jezza feat. Mike Watson

    Every lost election feels like the end of the world, but this time felt particularly awful. With us to sort through this existential dread is friend of the show Mike Watson, author of recently released book Can the Left Learn to Meme

    https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/can-left-learn-meme

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

ALi^ce ,

Check it out

I'm hungry for more Canadian independent political chat shows and this is it. Or Canadian shows from leftists period- check it out its worth your while!:)

Chicky MacSmartyPants ,

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Funny, insightful and well produced for a relatively small podcast. Found this through a recommendation thread on the chapo subreddit and was not at all disappointed. There isn’t enough legit left wing commentary on Canadian politics (especially anything adjacent to dirtbag leftism) and this fills that niche wonderfully.

Spiral Ganglion ,

We Need More of This

This is Canada's answer to Chapo. I need about 10x as much of this sort of commentary in my life.

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