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The 2020 Network, presented by Interac, is a single-subscribe podcast channel home to multiple shows dedicated to the #cdnpoli nerd in us all. The network features smart, curious, and entertaining conversations that go deeper than the headlines. Produced in-house at the Canada 2020 studios.

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    • 4.8 • 88 Ratings

The 2020 Network, presented by Interac, is a single-subscribe podcast channel home to multiple shows dedicated to the #cdnpoli nerd in us all. The network features smart, curious, and entertaining conversations that go deeper than the headlines. Produced in-house at the Canada 2020 studios.

    Introducing the 2020 Network

    Introducing the 2020 Network

    Mike Moffat and Alex Paterson introduce The 2020 Network, presented by Interac. The 2020 Network is a new podcast channel for all things Canadian politics, policy and national affairs. Produced at the Canada 2020 Studios in Ottawa, the 2020 Network serves up new shows each week that dig deep into the big ideas shifting and shaping the political conversation in Canada. Home to shows like "Wonk With Mike", "Explain Like I'm Five", "/Thread" and more, the 2020 Network is for the #cdnpoli nerd in us all. This is the next step in the evolution of our podcast channel. Subscribe today.

    Open to Debate: Can democracy survive in the United States of America?

    Open to Debate: Can democracy survive in the United States of America?

    Democracy is in decline in the United States of America. While President Trump is hastening that decline, he is neither the initial nor the sole cause of it. Indeed, prior to Trump’s election, the Economist, in its Democracy Index, downgraded the USA from “Full Democracy” to “Flawed Democracy,” citing the concerns that would help give rise to the 45th president.
    Stretching back to the 18th century, the United States has routinely faced democratic crises, but this time may be different. The country now faces the confluence and overlapping of several types of threat, leaving us to ask: Can democracy survive in the United States of America?
    On this episode of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with Dr. Robert C. Lieberman, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and co-author, along with Dr. Suzanne Mettler, of Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy.

    • 42 min
    Re-Introducing Open to Debate, hosted by David Moscrop

    Re-Introducing Open to Debate, hosted by David Moscrop

    For over a year, Open to Debate has brought you smart, witty and thoughtful political conversations on current affairs, to help make sense of today's politics and policy, in Canada and around the world. At its core, Open to Debate is a space for agreeable disagreement, driven by the belief that honest, meaningful and vigorous discussion are essential to democracy.

    Open to Debate returns this fall. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Open to Debate: What does accountability look like in the era of social media?

    Open to Debate: What does accountability look like in the era of social media?

    Social media has opened up opportunities for sharing, networking, self-expression, and collaboration that were previously difficult, if not impossible for many. In plenty of ways, it has pluralized and democratized communication.
    While social media offers opportunities, it also comes with risks and costs. At times, it becomes an utter wasteland: a haven for harassment  and a steward of violence. One way to manage such behaviour online is by holding people to account for their speech and actions. But how should that be done? And by whom? Or, more to the point: What does accountability look like in the era of social media?
    On this episode of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with Julie Lalonde. She is an internationally recognized women's rights advocate, public educator, and the author of Resilience is Futile: The Life and Death of Julie Lalonde.

    • 48 min
    Open to Debate: Can we build resilience in a crisis?

    Open to Debate: Can we build resilience in a crisis?

    The year 2020 will be, for many, the most difficult year of their life. And yet, there will still be difficult years ahead. We are living through a pandemic. We are facing structural shifts in the global order. We are witnessing the decline of democracy, or at least its stagnation. We are grappling with climate change.
    The struggles we face are shaped by factors we control, and factors we cannot control. Managing and solving big problems requires structural changes and action from those in positions of authority. However, we may not be without personal psychological tools to help us manage our lives day-to-day. One such implement is resilience -- a capacity to resist and to recover that can be developed, sharpened, and put to good use. The question is: Can we build resilience in a crisis?
    On this episode of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with Komal Minhas, interviewer, entrepreneur, and resilience educator. She also hosts a podcast, which you can find on her website at komal.com.

    • 49 min
    Open to Debate: Can History be Erased?

    Open to Debate: Can History be Erased?

    In the United States, the United Kingdom, and around the world, protestors are defacing and toppling statues of figures whose legacy of deeds include oppression, violence, and death. While these monuments purport to celebrate these individuals for other reasons, the mere presence of such tributes speaks to a particular construction and understanding of history.
    In Canada, John A. Macdonald has been the focus of those who point out that his role in Indigenous genocide renders him unfit for monumental veneration. Those who come to the first prime minister’s defence argue we shouldn’t “erase” history. But whose history would that be? And, moreover, as we ask in this episode: Can history be erased?
    On this episode of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with Jim Daschuk, historian, assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina, and author of Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

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Kind of disappointed the host didn’t ask more in-depth questions in response to some of the information handed out by the guest. Too one sided for me.

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I was looking for this type of podcast, covering Canadian topics, I’m looking forward to diving a bit deeper.

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