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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.

Real Talk Ryan Jespersen

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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.

    Trash Talk - September 23, 2021

    Trash Talk - September 23, 2021

    Ryan rolls out the best rants of the week, as submitted to talk@ryanjespersen.com. Buckle up for another edition of Trash Talk, presented by Local Waste.

    • 6 min
    September 23, 2021 - Blake Desjarlais, Mike Lake, Randy Boissonnault; EV vs. Synthetic Fuels

    September 23, 2021 - Blake Desjarlais, Mike Lake, Randy Boissonnault; EV vs. Synthetic Fuels

    8:15 | #Elxn44 Winners' Circle
    Ryan is joined by newcomer NDP Blake Desjarlais, who flipped the riding of Edmonton-Griesbach, six-time election victor Conservative Mike Lake from Wetaskiwin-Edmonton, and Edmonton-Centre's Liberal MP-elect Randy Boissonnault.


    46:30 | The #RealTalkRoundTable compares electric vehicles against synthetic fuels (aka e-fuels) with Top Gear magazine's Paul Horrell, University of Windsor's Dr. Nick Eaves, and Electric Vehicle Association in Alberta's Andrew Bell.


    1:42:52 | #EatYourWords | Ryan invites conservative pundit Rona Ambrose to rethink her defence of Alberta premier Jason Kenney's pandemic response, during Monday's election night coverage.
    Presented by Prairie Catering


    2:01:09 | Real Talkers blow off some steam with #TrashTalk.
    Presented by Local Waste

    • 2 hrs 8 min
    September 22, 2021 - Michael Keefer; Jason Markusoff on Alberta Politics; UN calls for AI Moratorium

    September 22, 2021 - Michael Keefer; Jason Markusoff on Alberta Politics; UN calls for AI Moratorium

    1:27 | Ryan explores the reasons for and reactions to the "cabinet shuffle" in the provincial government where the Alberta’s health minister Tyler Shandro with labour and immigration minister Jason Copping swapped roles.


    36:03 | #MyJasper Memories | Ryan shares Real Talkers' photos and experiences from the national park.
    Presented by Tourism Jasper 


    41:32 | Guelph University Professor Emeritus Michael Keefer unpacks his essay “Knowing and Not Knowing: Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Israel and Palestine” being included in the forthcoming book "Advocating for Palestine in Canada".


    1:09:33 | The award-winning feature writer and columnist for Maclean’s magazine, Jason Markusoff discusses the Alberta government cabinet shuffle, its underpinnings and the ultimate fate of the premier, Jason Kenney.


    1:35:20 | Princeton University data researcher Amy Winecoff and legal expert on artificial intelligence Ryan Calo analyze the United Nations' call for an AI moratorium and what concerns are overblown and which are justified.

    • 2 hrs 13 min
    September 21, 2021- Elxn44: Supriya Dwivedi; Fawcett vs. Boessenkool; Duane Bratt & Melissa Caouette

    September 21, 2021- Elxn44: Supriya Dwivedi; Fawcett vs. Boessenkool; Duane Bratt & Melissa Caouette

    Federal Election 2021Analysis


    6:40 | Political analyst Supriya Dwivedi gives an overview of the results in the 2021 Canadian election.


    37:08 | National Observer columnist Max Fawcett and political analyst Ken Boessenkool square off from different spots on the political spectrum to debate the big wins and losses in the election and where parties need to go next.


    1:21:30 | Ryan reviews Real Talkers responses to our Question of the Week around return to school during the second pandemic autumn and fourth wave of COVID. 
    Presented in collaboration with our strategic partner Y Station.


    1:38:05 | Mount Royal University political scientist Duane Bratt and western Canadian public policy expert Melissa Caouette explore the implications for the prairies and municipal governments, following the federal election.

    • 2 hrs 28 min
    September 20, 2021 - Federal Election Comedy; Giller Prize-winning Author Ian Williams

    September 20, 2021 - Federal Election Comedy; Giller Prize-winning Author Ian Williams

    4:48 | Ryan runs down Alberta's flawed Restrictions Exemption Program documentation, which can be easily altered to create fake vaccine passports.


    37:20 | Comedians Adrienne Fish, Howie Miller, and Derek Seguin riff on today's federal election.


    1:41:38 | Giller Prize-winning author, Ian Williams, shares about penning his new book, Disorientation. The collection of essays, released on September 21, 2021, explores his own experience as a Black man moving through the world. 


    2:11:40 | We look at the lighter side of life with Positive Reflections, presented by Kuby Energy.

    • 2 hrs 16 min
    Trash Talk - September 17, 2021

    Trash Talk - September 17, 2021

    Ryan rolls out the best rants of the week, as submitted to talk@ryanjespersen.com. Buckle up for another edition of Trash Talk, presented by Local Waste.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
535 Ratings

535 Ratings

Trapped in bad game ,

Finally a podcast that explores all viewpoints

A must listen every day! Whether you are in Edmonton or not, this podcast explores all viewpoints, allows for open commentary and is just an engaged and empathetic forum of fine people wanting to make a difference. If you care, this is a show that does too.

Rogue10canada ,

Actual real conversation

Finally a place to hear the whole story of topics that affect all of us. Great interviewer, knowledgeable experts, great topics, great banter. Not only will You will always learn something important everyday, you’ll feel something everyday.

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Accurate Podcast Name

Every effort is made to keep true to the title of the podcast, REAL Talk.
They are great at inviting people on the show that can speak to all sides of an issue, which can sometimes be uncomfortable, but is so necessary. Thank you for creating a great show!

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