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Veteran journalist Paul Wells interviews the leaders and thinkers tackling the world's big problems — war and peace, democracy and dictatorship, making governments and communities work. Paul draws on decades of experience as a reporter and columnist at Macleans, the Toronto Star and elsewhere to bring you smart, intimate conversations with newsmakers and people who deserve a higher profile.

The Paul Wells Show is produced by Antica, in partnership with the National Arts Centre and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. It is published by the Toronto Star and iPolitics. Our founding partner is TELUS. Our title sponsor is Compass Rose.

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    • 4.7 • 30 Ratings

Veteran journalist Paul Wells interviews the leaders and thinkers tackling the world's big problems — war and peace, democracy and dictatorship, making governments and communities work. Paul draws on decades of experience as a reporter and columnist at Macleans, the Toronto Star and elsewhere to bring you smart, intimate conversations with newsmakers and people who deserve a higher profile.

The Paul Wells Show is produced by Antica, in partnership with the National Arts Centre and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. It is published by the Toronto Star and iPolitics. Our founding partner is TELUS. Our title sponsor is Compass Rose.

    Jason Kenney, the Man the Right Left Behind

    Jason Kenney, the Man the Right Left Behind

    Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reflects on his surprise resignation, after he lost the votes of nearly half of his party. He talks about how COVID hardened the divides in the conservative movement, how Donald Trump has influenced Canadian politics, and the future of conservatism in Canada.

    • 40 min
    How the Invasion has Changed Ukraine, and how it’s Changing Canada

    How the Invasion has Changed Ukraine, and how it’s Changing Canada

    Roman Waschuk spent more than three decades in Canada’s foreign service, beginning in Moscow in the final years of the Soviet Union, and ending as Canada’s Ambassador to Ukraine from 2014 to 2018. He is currently Ukraine’s Business Ombudsman, a role he began shortly before the Russian invasion.
    He talks to Paul about how the invasion has changed Ukraine, how it’s changing Canada, and how it might yet change Russia.
    The Paul Wells Show is produced by ANTICA, in partnership with the National Arts Centre and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. It is published by the Toronto Star and iPolitics. Our founding sponsor is TELUS and the title sponsor is Compass Rose.

    • 46 min
    Biden's Man In Ottawa

    Biden's Man In Ottawa

    "Until I came here, I'm not sure I understood the depth of the problem," says David L. Cohen, the new U.S. ambassador to Canada. Cohen is talking about the "breach of trust" between Canada and the United States in recent years, a mutual suspicion that skyrocketed during the Donald Trump presidency and hasn't recovered. Paul Wells talks to Cohen about restoring trust, working together on energy and climate, and how Cohen became the second-base coach for his son's T-ball league. 
     
    The Paul Wells Show is produced by ANTICA, in partnership with the National Arts Centre and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. It is published by the Toronto Star and iPolitics. Our founding sponsor is TELUS and the title sponsor is Compass Rose.

    • 40 min
    Introducing The Paul Wells Show

    Introducing The Paul Wells Show

    Welcome to The Paul Wells Show. Our first episode will be released in mid-September 2022.

    • 55 sec

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Maverick Canada ,

Interesting topics

Great podcast with interesting topics and guests. Paul is an intelligent, experienced journalist (and a fellow Mustang of the same vintage!!) whose style is comforting to listen to and whose ideas and discussions are thought-provoking. Love it!

FP reviewer ,

Highly Partisan

Rather than investigate the origins of strong criticism of Biden/Trudeau administrations, and the validity of such criticism, as Joe Rogan would do, host simply labels this criticism as "threats to democracy." Wells can do better than this.

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