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Back-room strategist and pollster, David Herle, is joined on the podcast by journalists, politicians, sports figures, musicians and opinion leaders.

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Back-room strategist and pollster, David Herle, is joined on the podcast by journalists, politicians, sports figures, musicians and opinion leaders.

    Best Of: George Will

    Best Of: George Will

    *Podcast originally aired: June 2019*

    Today on the pod … political commentator, Pulitzer Prize winner, and the man whom the Wall Street Journal called “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America” … George Will.

    Mr. Will has been the authority on American conservatism for nearly 50 years. Now he’s out with a new book, called “The Conservative Sensibility”.

    We’re going to talk about the book and the state of conservatism today in the United States, as well as The Republican Party, President Trump and issues from income inequality to climate change.

    Be sure to purchase a copy of his new book at your nearest Indigo Books: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-conservative-sensibility/9781549148682-item.html?ikwid=george+will&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0 

    • 31 min
    David Pepper: Laboratories of Autocracy

    David Pepper: Laboratories of Autocracy

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.

    Herle Burly-ites, our guest today can accurately be described as a political renaissance man. His name is David Pepper. David Pepper is a Yale educated lawyer.  He’s a former politician, serving on city council in Cincinnati, and as a member of Hamilton County, Ohio, Board of Commissioners. He’s the former Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, stepping down after the 2020 elections. And, get this, he’s also an author, hailed as “one of the best political-thriller writers on the scene” for his fiction. Bill Clinton … yes, Bill Clinton … gushed about his latest novel, “The Voter File”. We’ll explore a little about David’s backstory. But, all of that is not really why we wanted to talk to him here today. His latest book is a work of non-fiction called, “Laboratories of Autocracy”. In it, David argues that the greatest threat to American democracy is not the “Big Lie”, or January 6th and the limo-lunging behaviours of Donald Trump. It’s not the antics of federal politicians like Marjorie Taylor Green and Jim Jordan. Rather, his thesis is that it’s the anonymous, often corrupt politicians operating in statehouse after statehouse across the country, who pose the greatest dangers to democracy. Politicians who hack away daily at the core principles and place American democracy at its greatest peril since the Jim Crow era. We’ll talk about all of that and David’s thoughts in the book about how America can fight back.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

    François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.

    Herle Burly-ites, Francois-Phillipe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry is with us today. Minister Minister Champagne was first elected as a Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice—Champlain in 2015. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Minister of International Trade. He is a businessman, lawyer, and international trade specialist with a special focus on the fields of energy, engineering, and innovation. Minister Champagne holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Montréal and a Master of Laws in American law from Case Western Reserve University. He also studied public and private international law at The Hague Academy in the Netherlands. But today we’re going to talk about growth and jobs on the program. The future of auto manufacturing in this country. Energy transition. The impact of AI. And the importance, and the future, of broadband technology.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Elamin Abdelmahmoud

    Elamin Abdelmahmoud

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.

    We’ve got a helluva pod for you today, because Elamin Abdelmahmoud is here. Elamin is big in the podcast and pop culture world with his own CBC show, Pop Chat. He’s a culture writer at BuzzFeed News and was founding co-host – with Rosie Barton – of the CBC Politics podcast, Party Lines, as well as panelist on the CBC At Issue Panel. And he has a new book, “Son of Elsewhere”  a reflection on Blackness, faith, language, pop culture, and the challenges and rewards of finding your way in the world. Today we’re going to get deeper insights into his book, country book, and of course, politics.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Kory Teneycke, 2022 Ontario PC Campaign Manager

    Kory Teneycke, 2022 Ontario PC Campaign Manager

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.

    On the pod today is the prime architect of Doug Ford’s landslide re-election in Ontario: Kory Teneycke. You all know Mr. Teneycke, a good Saskatchewan boy, former comms director to Prime Minister Harper and campaign manager for Doug Ford in both the 2018 and 2022 elections. Cast your mind back over 2 years ago and recall the fix Mr. Ford seemed to be in. His popularity was rock bottom. So, what changed? We’ll dive deep into the details of the winning strategy with Kory and we’ll also ask him about what surprised him about the other campaigns.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Jean Charest

    Jean Charest

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.

    Jean Charest is with us on The Herle Burly! I’m not going to do a bio here. You all know Mr. Charest, his political backstory, and his contributions to our national and regional lives in Canada, which continue to this day. Instead, today is mostly going to be a contemporary conversation. We’re going to talk about what he’s trying to accomplish running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. What his concerns are. Where he sees the future of the Party. What he thinks about our current Prime Minister, as well as his competition in the ongoing leadership race, and what he’d do differently if he were leading the country.

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
784 Ratings

784 Ratings

kamahoney662 ,

Herle Burley

Lively and informative conversation- well worth your listening time! Dave asks insightful questions and allows for essay length answers. You might not always agree but you will have a better formed opinion .

Jaz_2k1 ,

Just discovered and loving it

Hello to my new favorite Canadian podcast i discovered curse of politics and this recently and I've been binge listening ever this! Love the thoughtful conversations you do, especially the ones with former prime ministers, I’d love to hear more old war stories and i know you guys were martin guys but any chance of a interview with jean chretien?

Hitmysteps ,

Herle Burly Junkie

Surprisingly addictive and the highlight of my workweek walks, along with The Curse of Politics. The interviews feel like a conversation, by the end you understand the guest better and didn’t just listen to an hour of talking points. I am continually impressed by the caliber of guests on the show and the thoughtful questions by David.

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