11 episodes

Knowing the headlines isn’t enough. Stay informed by cutting through the noise and focusing on what matters most.

Seriously with Supriya and Ryan Relay

    • News
    • 4.6 • 32 Ratings

Knowing the headlines isn’t enough. Stay informed by cutting through the noise and focusing on what matters most.

    September 28, 2022 - Threats Close To Home; Mask-Free Flights; The Libs & Hurricanes

    September 28, 2022 - Threats Close To Home; Mask-Free Flights; The Libs & Hurricanes

    Pierre Poilievre spoke out this week after a group led by Diagolon founder Jeremy Mackenzie joked about sexually assaulting the Conservative leader's wife. What took Poilievre so long to see the light re: this group of "dirtbags" and "losers" (Pierre's words, not ours)? Why didn't he take their inflammatory statements and threats seriously before it got personal? Will this change the tone of CPC messaging moving forward?


    As of October 1, travellers in Canada won't be required to wear masks on planes and trains. The Prime Minister says his government will "continue to follow the science," but are they? If it's a move based on public sentiment (polling), why not just say so?


    "How come (the carbon tax) didn't prevent Hurricane Fiona?" That from Saskatchewan MP Rosemarie Falk, who gives us a LOT to work with.
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    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.

    • 30 min
    September 21, 2022 - To Sing Or Not To Sing; COVID Mission Accomplished; Skating Down A Rabbit Hole

    September 21, 2022 - To Sing Or Not To Sing; COVID Mission Accomplished; Skating Down A Rabbit Hole

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was "caught" on camera, singing Queen in a hotel lobby a couple days before Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. Is the anger around this story founded on anything rational? Do his critics have a point?


    American President Joe Biden declares, "The pandemic is over." Is it? What sort of impact does a statement like this have, coming from the most powerful person on the planet?


    Olympic gold medalist and former national sporting icon Jamie Sale appears to have officially lost the plot (if you follow her on social media, you know). Alberta cabinet minister Kaycee Madu praises law-breaking border blockers. What the hell is going on with influential people who should know better?


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    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.

    • 30 min
    September 14, 2022 - It’s Poilievre’s Party Now; GOP Civil War

    September 14, 2022 - It’s Poilievre’s Party Now; GOP Civil War

    A resounding win for new Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre, who's already putting his stamp all over the party. Unconventional talking points about affordable housing, a spat with national political correspondent David Akin: what can we glean from Poilievre's first few days in the role?

    Plus, Senator Lindsey Graham wants to ban abortions after 15 weeks. The announcement, just two months out from midterm elections, is being described as a declaration of Civil War within the GOP. What good could possibly come out of this for the Republican Party?


    Let us know what you think about what you're hearing on the show! Email Seriously anytime via talk@seriouslypod.com, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts. Find all the details at seriouslypod.com.

    Seriously is grateful for the support of our title sponsor We Know Training.

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    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.

     

     

     

    • 28 min
    September 7, 2022 - Fall Reset. Democracy...Right? Take That, Diptheria!

    September 7, 2022 - Fall Reset. Democracy...Right? Take That, Diptheria!

    A nation is in shock following a stabbing spree in central Saskatchewan. Supriya and Ryan open this week's show reflecting on some of the longer-term implications of this horrific tragedy.


    Summer's over for the most part (sorry). That means political parties are buckling up for a new session. How will the new-look Conservatives roll out under Pierre Poilievre (we presume)? How will the governing Liberals navigate a more abrasive, biting Opposition leader?


    US President Joe Biden drew criticism for taking a "pro-democracy" stance in a recent speech. How many red flags should we be waving? Could (or is) Canada be traveling down that same path, where an unwavering commitment to democratic principles is no longer a given?


    And, in an effort to steal support from perceived frontrunner Danielle Smith, UCP leadership hopeful Brian Jean promises no mandatory vaccines in Alberta if he's elected Premier. What percentage of the general population could possibly support such an anti-science stance?


    Let us know what you think about what you're hearing on the show! Email Seriously anytime via talk@seriouslypod.com, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts. Find all the details at seriouslypod.com.


    Seriously is grateful for the support of our title sponsor We Know Training.
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    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.

    • 30 min
    August 31, 2022 - Online Rage, Offline Impact: Why So Angry, Bro?

    August 31, 2022 - Online Rage, Offline Impact: Why So Angry, Bro?

    You can feel Elliot McDavid's anger as he storms toward Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland in the lobby of Grande Prairie City Hall. By now, everybody's seen the video of the Alberta man demanding the Liberal finance minister "get the fuck out of Alberta," but what do we plan to do about it? How did we get to this point of rage-driven politics, and how do we get out of it?


    Why are Canadians so angry, anyway? Are we more angsty than we were even a few years ago? What does this mean for discourse moving forward? Where do politicians and media need to take this trend? Is it even possible to build bridges anymore?
    Plus, comedian Chris Rock was doing so well in managing The Slap Heard 'Round the World. Up until recently, that is. That story's in this week's edition of "Seriously?!"


    Let us know what you think about what you're hearing on the show! Email Seriously anytime via talk@seriouslypod.com, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts. Find all the details at seriouslypod.com.
    Seriously is grateful for the support of our title sponsor We Know Training.
    CHECK THEM OUT: https://weknowtraining.ca/


    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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 30 min
    August 24, 2022 - Big German Energy, 58 Shades of Grey, Stateside Demands

    August 24, 2022 - Big German Energy, 58 Shades of Grey, Stateside Demands

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spells it out - they want Canada's green hydrogen. What does that mean for pipeline conversations in Canada? And how much longer can Quebec simply say "no" to a project clearly in the national economic interest?


    Veteran news anchor Lisa LaFlamme is unceremoniously dismissed as CTV's national anchor: who cooked up the corporate strategy on this one? How could any reasonably intelligent executive think it'd be wise to shuffle her off to the gallows in such callous fashion?


    Republican Elise Stefanik "demands" Canada lose its ArriveCAN app. We've got a few demands for our southern neighbours, too...


    Let us know what you think about what you're hearing on the show! Email Seriously anytime via talk@seriouslypod.com, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts. Find all the details at seriouslypod.com.


    Seriously is grateful for the support of our title sponsor We Know Training.
    CHECK THEM OUT: https://weknowtraining.ca/


    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.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Snack_10 ,

Very Very Good

I very much enjoy the pod!!! Gives you the update news stories in a Quick, to the point, unbiased delivery. And does not rely on outlandish shock jock hyperbole to stay relevant.

Shyra33 ,

Cutting through the noise

It’s a super refreshing podcast that breaks down the news and offers so fresh perspectives. Loving tuning in every Wednesday. Also a great mix of Canadian news and world news.

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Awesome first pod!

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