87 episodes

Professional unprofessional strategists Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and Zain Velji dissect the news of the day, pass judgment on strategy choices and lift back the curtain on how decisions are made. Described as "the least deliberate podcast of all time", "shockingly insightful" and "sports talk radio for politics". Not sponsored by Flair Airlines. Get Thursday episodes and bonus content on Patreon

The Strategists Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan, Zain Velji

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    • 4.8 • 743 Ratings

Professional unprofessional strategists Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and Zain Velji dissect the news of the day, pass judgment on strategy choices and lift back the curtain on how decisions are made. Described as "the least deliberate podcast of all time", "shockingly insightful" and "sports talk radio for politics". Not sponsored by Flair Airlines. Get Thursday episodes and bonus content on Patreon

    Episode 1289: Sell me this budget

    Episode 1289: Sell me this budget

    Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about candidates bragging about almost joining other parties before discussing Alberta's Budget - the sneaky austerity, how it's framed and the downstream consequences. Are there any good reasons for candidates to talk publicly about almost joining other parties? Did Danielle Smith get away with framing austerity as investment? Or is this budget all about "two unrelated facts"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 1288: Immaculate contraception

    Episode 1288: Immaculate contraception

    Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss the national pharmacare/national "pharmacare"/"national" pharmacare proposal as well as cultural voting blocs and Pierre Poilievre's stance on transgender rights. Is pharmacare a win for Jagmeet Singh? Has Pierre Poilievre fallen into a polling trap? And how does one book voyage on the "Noah's Ark of Drugs"? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 1286: The only poll that counts

    Episode 1286: The only poll that counts

    Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter and Pollara Chief Strategy Officer Dan Arnold go over a 1500-person poll of Albertans on the Alberta NDP leadership race, trying to answer the question on everybody's mind: what it means for the Zain Velji for Leader campaign. How well known are the candidates with the general public? What does their membership sales universe look like? And can Zain's DGAF attitude catch fire in the race? Zain Velji (not to be confused with Zain Velji for Leader), as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 1284: Tattoos and email services

    Episode 1284: Tattoos and email services

    Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss recall efforts (using a petition to oust Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek) and leadership launches (using the Alberta NDP hopefuls). Is it time to "recall the recall"? Do air wars matter in leadership contests - or is it all about ground game? And will Kelce and Swift endorse one of the three NDP leadership hopefuls at the conclusion of Superbowl LVIII? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    You The People Article 2: Abandon all hope, ye who podcast

    You The People Article 2: Abandon all hope, ye who podcast

    Stephen Carter and Corey Hogan return to discuss the South Carolina Primary, the law applying to Presidents and an overly compliant Congress. Join them on a thirty-minute journey as they fret about the state of American democracy, which Corey promises they will do only once every four episodes.
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    • 32 min
    Episode 1283: You don't pick your family

    Episode 1283: You don't pick your family

    Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter discuss the targeting of staff and advisors through the Liberals' new attacks on Jenni Byrne before talking about impending Alberta NDP campaign launches. Should Pierre Poilievre be held to account for the work of Jenni Byrne and Associates? How much do campaign launches matter? And did everybody appreciate the chill new vibe? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
743 Ratings

743 Ratings

PL Hobbs ,

Fun!

AND. The next person to say “particular” loses a testicle.

LBAB10 ,

Sometimes interesting, sometimes grating

At its best this show is an excellent and entertaining analysis of politics in Canada. Other times it’s 3 guys who use the podcast as a soapbox and still think that “lol straight white men” is a clever punchline. Not something I take offense to, as I’m 1/3 of those things so no accusations of fragility please

J.R. Statton ,

The Halifax Explosion was an inside job

Before you commit to this podcast, ask yourself: is this really something I want to hitch my wagon to?

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