This is Vancouver’s bona fide culture and politics podcast.
Hosted by Mo Amir, parse through the relevant issues with the city’s most colourful personalities.
With its heart on its sleeve and caution thrown to the wind, this is a podcast that is provocative, informative, and sometimes emotional.
This is VANCOLOUR
#95 - Sonia Furstenau (BC Green Party)
Sonia Furstenau is the leader of the BC Green Party and the BC Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cowichan Valley. She sits on six parliamentary committees including the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth.
She has been involved in grassroots advocacy as the National Administrator for Results Canada - a non-profit organization that works to end extreme poverty - and as a Director on the Board for Oikocredit - an international microcredit organization. She was also a volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby.
#94 - Andrea Woo (The Globe and Mail)
Andrea Woo is an award-winning journalist for Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her work focuses on substance use, the opioids crisis, mental health, drug policy, and broadly, other health issues, including COVID-19.
In the past, she has worked for publications including The Vancouver Sun, Metro Vancouver, The Georgia Straight, The Seattle Stranger, The Source, and XXL.
#93 - Richard Zussman (Global BC / Global News: BC 1)
Richard Zussman is the Legislative Journalist for Global BC based in Victoria, British Columbia.
Formerly with CITY TV in Edmonton and CBC BC as their Provincial Affairs Reporter, Richard is also the co-author of the book “A Matter of Confidence” — alongside Rob Shaw — about 2017’s confidence vote in the BC Legislature and the end of the BC Liberal dynasty.
#92 - Dr. Andrew Weaver
Dr. Andrew Weaver is the Member of Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for the riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head since 2013. From December 2015 to January 2020, he was the leader of the Green Party of British Columbia.
He is a Member of the Order of British Columbia, a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and a winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his role as a lead author in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate with a group that included former US Vice President, Al Gore. He has authored or coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed papers in a variety of academic journals.
#91 - Justin McElroy (CBC Vancouver)
Justin McElroy is the Municipal Affairs Reporter for CBC Vancouver, covering local political stories throughout British Columbia. His resumes includes working for NBC during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, The Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers, The Tyee, and Global News.
Also, check out Justin McElroy’s Colourful Call mini-episode on This is VANCOLOUR discussing the COVID-19 in British Columbia.
Photo credit: Steve Masuch
#90 - John Cullen (Blocked Party / The P.O.D. Kast)
John Cullen is a Vancouver-based comedian. His comedy album, “Most Likely To Be a Comedian” topped iTunes charts and regularly plays on SiriusXM radio. He has appeared at the Just For Laughs comedy festival and the Halifax Comedy Festival. He is also a contributor to CBC’s The Debaters. His latest album “Long Stories for No Reason” is slated for release in Fall 2020.
He hosts two podcasts “Blocked Party” with Stefan Heck and “The P.O.D.Kast” with Bryan Quinby.
John was first featured on This is VANCOLOUR in Episode #37.
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Mo’s interviews are always lots of fun while being well researched and packed full of interesting information. It’s a good day when you can learn while laughing. Keep up the good work!
Brilliant host; very engaging podcast!
Mo, stay the course, you’re killing it. You are a natural host and interviewer. You’re erudite, kind, diligent, professional, and eloquent. You are getting noticed, make no mistake about that, and it will continue and grow. Trust your instincts because yours are solid, authentic, and honestly earned. Fiona is absolutely right, keep your hopes up for the Trevor Linden interview (and Whitney Cummings)! Both would love it. Bravo!
Recently discovered this and I really enjoy this pod because of Mo’s perspectives and his enthusiasm.
Keep up the good work.