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Local Alberta Podcast about provincial and local politics and issues. Not journalists.

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Local Alberta Podcast about provincial and local politics and issues. Not journalists.

    Episode 6.32 - Alberta Party Leader Lindsay Amantea!

    Episode 6.32 - Alberta Party Leader Lindsay Amantea!

    It's time for a conversation with new Alberta Party leader, Lindsay Amantea!

    With more than a few pundits and political scientists making it clear that they believe Alberta is now inexorably a two party state, you have to wonder why the Alberta Party and it's leader believe that they have a place in the political conversation, and we pose exactly that question (and a whole lot more) in this upbeat and humorous conversation!

    Don't forget, we now have merch that's available at www.abpoli.ca, including a spring lineup!

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our Patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab.

    If you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating, and don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Threads!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 6.31 - Bills 18 & 20 with Dr. Lisa Young!

    Episode 6.31 - Bills 18 & 20 with Dr. Lisa Young!

    Welcome to Episode 6.31, an in depth deep dive on Bills 18 & 20 with Political Scientist Dr. Lisa Young!

    In this conversation that is quite the ride, we hear from Dr. Young on what Bills 18 & 20 do and also what the implications are for the province of Alberta in both the short term and the long term, including an important call to action!

    Don't forget, we now have merch that's available at www.abpoli.ca, including a spring lineup!

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our Patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab.

    If you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating, and don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Threads!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 6.30 - NDP Leadership Candidate Gil McGowan!

    Episode 6.30 - NDP Leadership Candidate Gil McGowan!

    It's our final interview of the NDP Leadership race, and we're sitting down with non other than Gil McGowan!

    In this conversation, we get Gil's thoughts on the economy, healthcare, the future of the NDP and a whole lot more, including his reaction to Bill 20 and the UCP's chronic overreach!

    Don't forget, we now have merch that's available at www.abpoli.ca, including a spring lineup!

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our Patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab.

    If you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating, and don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Threads!

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Episode 6.29 April 28, 2024 Speakers Corner!

    Episode 6.29 April 28, 2024 Speakers Corner!

    Here's the Speakers Corner from our April 28th show!
    Don't forget, we now have merch that's available at www.abpoli.ca, including a spring lineup!

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our Patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab.

    If you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating, and don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Threads!

    • 45 min
    Episode 6.29 - April 28, 2024 Alberta Politics Roundup!

    Episode 6.29 - April 28, 2024 Alberta Politics Roundup!

    Time for another Alberta Politics roundup!

    On this episode we take a look at the saga of the anonymous letter to the UCP alleging conflict of interest in the halls of Edmonton CIty Hall, Danielle Smiths 2nd (!) $2 million COVID panel, the recent appointment of one of Danielle Smith's mentors to the Alberta Energy Regulator before we do a deep dive on what some are arguing is the most Un democratic and even authoritarian piece of legislation to come out of the Smith government yet, Bill 20!

    Plus a whole lot more!

    Don't forget, we now have merch that's available at www.abpoli.ca, including a spring lineup!

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our Patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab.

    If you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating, and don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Threads!

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 6.28 - How Polarized IS Alberta? with Dr Jared Wesley!

    Episode 6.28 - How Polarized IS Alberta? with Dr Jared Wesley!

    Dr Wesley is a political scientists and professor at the Univeristy of Alberta who specializes in taking a look at not only how Albertans see themselves, but also how they believe other Albertans see the world around them as well!

    Dr. Wesley does these investigations through his organization, Common Ground and recently he and his team completed some important research taking a deeper look at not only how Albertans view some of the big issues facing our province but also how they believe other Albertans feel about those issues as well, and he joins us to share those results and their implications!

    Not only that, but we also get into Bill 18, what it potentially means for the future of research and democracy in Alberta and perhaps most importantly, Dr. Wesley shares what Albertans need to be doing to move the needle in meaningful ways!

    Don't forget, we now have merch that's available at www.abpoli.ca, including a cold weather lineup!

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our Patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab.

    If you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating, and don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Threads!

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Albertan born and raised ,

The best podcast!

Nate is the best! My favourite podcast for Alberta politics.

Galleries Fan ,

This is definitely a podcast

Also a YouTube channel. And a twitter account. About politics.

starmediaguy ,

Great reporting

Finally, some sensible journalism about the nuthouse that is Alberta politics.

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