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A daily discussion about news, politics, and pop culture, hosted by Ryan Jespersen from Edmonton, Alberta. Real Talk streams live, weekday mornings at 8:30am MT at ryanjespersen.com.

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    • 4.7 • 604 Ratings

A daily discussion about news, politics, and pop culture, hosted by Ryan Jespersen from Edmonton, Alberta. Real Talk streams live, weekday mornings at 8:30am MT at ryanjespersen.com.

    September 26, 2022 - COVID Travel Restrictions Lifted: Charles Adler; Cancer Care Delays: Andrea Woo

    September 26, 2022 - COVID Travel Restrictions Lifted: Charles Adler; Cancer Care Delays: Andrea Woo

    0:57 | Starting October 1, travellers will no longer be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or use the ArriveCAN app to enter Canada. Ryan kicks off the show with an early look at his unofficial, unscientific Twitter poll on non-mandatory mask use "in transit". CHECK OUT THE POLL: https://twitter.com/ryanjespersen/status/1574401471801856006 14:13 | Emmy Award-winning talk radio legend Charles Adler tells us whether or not he'll continue to mask up on planes, and how he arrived at his decision. Chuck also chimes in on the stories making news over the weekend, including Pierre Poilievre clapping back at derogatory comments aimed at his family, W. Brett Wilson's bizarre obsession with the Prime Minister, and CBC anchor Ginella Massa's statement about women wearing (or not wearing) hijabs in Canada. 37:52 | Cancer patients in BC have the longest wait times for care in the country. Journalist Andrea Woo tells us why, expanding on her excellent reporting for The Globe and Mail. READ ANDREA'S RECENT WORK: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-british-columbia-cancer-care-staff-shortages/ 58:57 | Brian Jean wants to "axe taxes" as Alberta's next premier. But where's he been for the last month or so? We take a look at an...interesting video posted by the former Wildrose Party leader with about a week to go in the UCP leadership campaign. 1:05:05 | Not every Positive Reflection has a happy ending. Sometimes, we feature stories of people making the most of a tragic circumstance. That's the case in this week's edition, presented by Kuby Energy. GET YOUR FREE SOLAR QUOTE: https://kubyenergy.ca/ SUBMIT YOUR POSITIVE REFLECTION: talk@ryanjespersen.com WEBSITE: https://ryanjespersen.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RealTalkRJ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/RealTalkRJ/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@realtalkrj PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/ryanjespersen The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Trash Talk - September 23, 2022

    Trash Talk - September 23, 2022

    Audience member Catalina's email about the "Mushy Middle" lit a fire under a whole bunch of Real Talkers, including a few featured in this week's edition of Trash Talk. We couldn't help ourselves - we had to include Flames coach Darryl Sutter, too.

     

    Trash Talk is presented by Local Environmental Services.

    KEEP IT LOCAL: https://localenvironmental.ca/

     

    SUBMIT YOUR TRASH TALK: talk@ryanjespersen.com

    • 6 min
    September 23, 2022 - Supriya Dwivedi: Journo Dale vs. the CPC; Climate Change Real Talk Round Table

    September 23, 2022 - Supriya Dwivedi: Journo Dale vs. the CPC; Climate Change Real Talk Round Table

    0:24 | Does Dale Smith owe Garnett Genuis an apology? Ryan kicks off the show with a look at a tweet from the independent journalist that went viral after CPC leader Pierre Poilievre accused "Journo Dale" of threatening his MP. 

    8:27 | Supriya Dwivedi chimes in on the story, including thoughts on the role the Parliamentary Press Gallery plays (or should play) in this brouhaha. Is the relationship between politicians (Conservatives in particular) and the national media about to get even worse? This is one of the spiciest exchanges Supriya and Ryan have ever had - make sure you check it out! 

    36:01 | How is the UK winning the race against climate change? Science journalist Anne Shibata Casselman and Caroline Brouillette, national policy director at Climate Action Network Canada, form this week's Real Talk Round Table. Why has Canada failed to make meaningful progress on emissions reductions? What do the next few years look like - politically, economically, and otherwise?

    CHECK OUT ANNE'S PIECE IN THE WALRUS: https://thewalrus.ca/uk-climate-change/

    CHECK OUT CAROLINE'S PIECE IN POLICY OPTIONS: https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/july-2022/canada-cop27-course-correct/

    1:10:34 | Audience member Catalina's email about the "Mushy Middle" lit a fire under a whole bunch of Real Talkers, including a few featured in this week's edition of Trash Talk. We couldn't help ourselves - we had to include Flames coach Darryl Sutter, too. Trash Talk is presented by Local Environmental Services.

    KEEP IT LOCAL: https://localenvironmental.ca/

    SUBMIT YOUR TRASH TALK: talk@ryanjespersen.com

    WEBSITE: https://ryanjespersen.com/
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RealTalkRJ
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/RealTalkRJ/
    TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@realtalkrj

    The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    September 22, 2022 - Dr Duane Bratt re: Minister Madu, Michelle Rempel Garner & Trump; Daughters Day

    September 22, 2022 - Dr Duane Bratt re: Minister Madu, Michelle Rempel Garner & Trump; Daughters Day

    0:25 | How bad is the damage to Alberta's reputation when a cabinet minister praises the "Freedom" convoy? Today's show opens with a deep dive into Kaycee Madu's comments about COVID restrictions and those who fought them. 

    6:31 | Dr. Duane Bratt, political scientist out of Mount Royal University, explains why Minister Madu's comments may be bad for the province, but good for Kaycee's career. We analyze MP Michelle Rempel Garner's unignorable disdain for colleague Garnet Genius channeling Freddy Mercury (ish) in the House of Commons, and former President Donald Trump's claim he "thought about" declassifying documents, thus, declassified them. 

    DIG INTO DR. BRATT'S WORK: https://www.amazon.ca/Books-Duane-Bratt/s?rh=n%3A916520%2Cp_27%3ADuane+Bratt

    45:18 | Daughters Day celebrates the achievements of women in Alberta. We check in with chair Dr. Vivian Abboud and award recipient Delmy Garcia-Hoyt to learn more about the challenges facing immigrants to Canada, women living in poverty, and more. 

    CHECK OUT DAUGHTERS DAY: https://daughters-day.com/

    1:00:28 | An email from Real Talker "Catalina" got many of us thinking - including panelists Charles Adler, Erica Ifill, and Mo Amir - when she asked who else belonged to the political "mushy middle". Erica and Mo were particularly critical of the premise of Catalina's email during their September 21 panel on Real Talk, prompting a reply from the author...which Ryan reads in this episode. We're all about furthering the discussion on Real Talk. Thanks to Catalina for following up, and keeping us thinking! 

    EMAIL THE SHOW: talk@ryanjespersen.com

    WEBSITE: https://ryanjespersen.com/
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RealTalkRJ
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    TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@realtalkrj

    The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    September 21, 2022 - Erica Ifill & Mo Amir on PMJT at the Piano, The Mushy Middle, & Minister Madu

    September 21, 2022 - Erica Ifill & Mo Amir on PMJT at the Piano, The Mushy Middle, & Minister Madu

    1:17 | Do you need to brace for World War III? Vladimir Putin says he's "not bluffing" about using nukes. We open with a look at this developing story on the Russian President's plan in Ukraine. Plus, what would you do with $1.34B? That's the conversation two anonymous Americans are having after the third-largest lottery windfall in US history.

    15:53 | The Unofficial Opposition Real Talk Round Table is back! Erica Ifill and Mo Amir have a chemistry you can't manufacture. Don't miss their takes on the Prime Minister at the piano, the "Mushy Middle" of the political spectrum, married couples seeking elected office together, and Alberta cabinet minister Kaycee Madu's expressed support of the "Freedom" convoy. 

    READ ERICA'S PIECE ON THE QUEEN: https://www.hilltimes.com/2022/09/21/the-queen-is-gone-and-im-glad-her-reign-is-over/383458

    CHECK OUT MO'S SHOW: https://www.cheknews.ca/shows/this-is-vancolour/

    1:10:20 | It's a perfect time of year to visit beautiful Jasper, Alberta! This week's #MyJasper Memories lays out some wonderful options for seasonal experiences like (heated jacket) motorcycle/sidecar tours, Indigenous Fireside Storytelling, and Jasper Food Tours.

    PLAN YOUR OWN #MYJASPER MEMORIES: https://www.jasper.travel/

    1:13:30 | We get into the Real Talk mailbag to hear from Carolyn and Ron (in what we promise will be the last we discuss Justin Trudeau singing Queen...unless there are new developments).

    EMAIL THE SHOW: talk@ryanjespersen.com

    WEBSITE: https://ryanjespersen.com/
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RealTalkRJ
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/RealTalkRJ/
    TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@realtalkrj

    The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    September 20, 2022 - Travis Toews’ Plan To Be Premier; Int’l Week of Happiness at Work; Leading Edge

    September 20, 2022 - Travis Toews’ Plan To Be Premier; Int’l Week of Happiness at Work; Leading Edge

    0:40 | Canada's Prime Minister was singing karaoke at a hotel bar a couple nights before the Queen's funeral: do you care? Ryan and John review some of the more prominent criticism of PM Trudeau's "down time," and check on what Real Talkers have to say about it.

    15:14 | Are you happy at your job? It's International Week of Happiness at Work. Talent recruiter David Bolton explains what Canadians care about most at their jobs, and how trends have changed over the years. 

    CHECK OUT WHAT DAVID'S TEAM DOES AT ROBERT HALF: https://www.roberthalf.ca/en

    32:26 | Travis Toews wants to be Alberta's next premier. The former finance minister lays out his plan for party unity, Alberta's future in Canada, a provincial pension plan, re-indexing income tax and social supports (including AISH), and addressing the opioid crisis.

    CHECK OUT THE TOEWS CAMPAIGN: https://www.toewsforalberta.ca/

    58:54 | Researchers at the University of Alberta Telerobotic and Biorobotic Systems Group are literally changing lives. Combining AI, machine learning, and exoskeleton technology earns them the spotlight in this week's edition of The Leading Edge presented by Leading Edge Physiotherapy.

    LIFE SHOULDN'T HURT: https://leadingedgephysio.com/

    WEBSITE: https://ryanjespersen.com/
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RealTalkRJ
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/RealTalkRJ/
    TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@realtalkrj

    The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
604 Ratings

604 Ratings

lolau68 ,

breathe of fresh air

An amazing breadth of diverse topics. Keep it going, knowledge is power; where else can you stay current, hear in depth first person dialogue and still get the feeling you’ve been sitting around the kitchen table with some great conversationalists

Albertatess ,

Amazing podcast!!

Listen to every episode every week and I am always learning something new.

Fresh perspective, not average takes, and fair representation of different people and different ideas.

Exactly what we need in Alberta, Canada , and the world right now!

JTCVG78157 ,

Real talk

Excellent pod for Alberta. Thank you for keeping it real, absolutely love what you and Johnny are doing with the pod. Keep it goin fella’s!

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