64 episodes

A weekly show about news and politics that is making a safe space for your questionable takes. hosted by Vicky Mochama.

Safe Space Vicky Mochama

    • News
    • 4.1, 130 Ratings

A weekly show about news and politics that is making a safe space for your questionable takes. hosted by Vicky Mochama.

    Buying An (Affordable) House and How To Feel (Again)

    Buying An (Affordable) House and How To Feel (Again)

    Vice News reporter Steven Zhou returns to the podcast for a conversation with Financial Post reporter and host of the Down to Business podcast Emily Jackson. The panel tackles the big tricky question of housing affordability: do election promises matter? Will they solve the problem and is there even a point to home ownership? 

    • 27 min
    Canada's Hot Corny Dad and The Case Against Halloween

    Canada's Hot Corny Dad and The Case Against Halloween

    Co-host of Black Tea Melayna Williams and co-host of the Critics vs. Fans podcast Mike Sholars drop by the studio to recap the blackface scandal, the week that was and to answer who is corniest: Justin Trudeau or Chance the Rapper?

    • 27 min
    An Ally in Blackface and the Power Rangers of Policy

    An Ally in Blackface and the Power Rangers of Policy

    It's the first episode of the fifth season and the heady first weeks of the election! Macleans journalist Anne Kingston, Broadbent Institute policy analyst Brittany Andrew Amofah and Yellowhead Institute research fellow Courtney Skye are on the panel to talk through Justin Trudeau's blackface past, the questions on women's minds and the end of humility. 

    • 33 min
    Climate Change, Fake News and Kangaroos

    Climate Change, Fake News and Kangaroos

    In an all-star fourth season finale recorded live at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, the panel takes on climate change, climate strikes and the Green New Deal with former environment commissioner Dianne Saxe, NDP candidate Matthew Greene and National Observer investigative reporter Fatima Syed. Buzzfeed News' Jane Lytvynenko quizzes Vicky and Ishmael on all the disinformation that isn't fit to print. Anne T. Donahue and Sarah Hagi ... well, they do their thing. 

    • 39 min
    A Green Season and Bringing Common Sense to Periods

    A Green Season and Bringing Common Sense to Periods

    Author and commentator David Moscrop and investigative journalist for the National Observer Fatima Syed join the panel to discuss climate change, the future of the Green Party and why Canada might need a nuclear bomb. 

    • 32 min
    Drake The Saviour and Our Best Takes, Live

    Drake The Saviour and Our Best Takes, Live

    Listen to an unaired conversation about Drake and the role he plays in politics with writer Sarah Hagi and Globe and Mail columnist Denise Balkissoon. Also: we're doing a live show this month so listen to our best takes from the last live show with Sandy Hudson, Sarah Hagi and Lido Pimienta.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

Megan Lockhart -HLA ,

Great for women!

This was great to understand the buying process more :) thanks for a great show!

Novaon3 ,

Based on her Column alone..

I used to read Vicky’s column in the paper but fell off that train when Star’s format changed up. I’m sure this it even wittier.

Reading some reviews, I can tell the very basic phrase like “crying white girl” is offensive only to people who can’t confront facts that racism and prejudice affect lives in ways white folks haven’t experienced. So they should try not to take it personal and open their mind.

clare alyce ,

bad takes!

glad you're back for another season! plz get into the smoldering landfill fire that is BC politics

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