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We live in a confusing world… so if you’ve ever stopped and asked yourself WHY something matters, we’re here to help. Every week Adam Toy and Dave McIvor will ask one big question and uncover the answer to help you truly understand what’s going on around you.

They'll try to get to the bottom of the issue by chatting with experts, journalists and even folks directly involved.

They may not have all the answers to climate change, world politics or the economy BUT you can join them on this weekly expedition as we get you some straight answers.

This Is Why airs on Corus Radio stations across Canada:
980 CKNW | Sunday | 7 – 7:30pm PT
770 CHQR | Sunday | 5 – 5:30am MT, 5 – 5:30pm MT
630 CHED | Sunday | 4 – 4:30pm MT
680 CJOB | Saturday | 9 – 9:30pm CT
900 CHML | Sunday | 5:30 -6:00pm ET

This Is Why Global News / Curiouscast

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    • 4.1 • 195 Ratings

We live in a confusing world… so if you’ve ever stopped and asked yourself WHY something matters, we’re here to help. Every week Adam Toy and Dave McIvor will ask one big question and uncover the answer to help you truly understand what’s going on around you.

They'll try to get to the bottom of the issue by chatting with experts, journalists and even folks directly involved.

They may not have all the answers to climate change, world politics or the economy BUT you can join them on this weekly expedition as we get you some straight answers.

This Is Why airs on Corus Radio stations across Canada:
980 CKNW | Sunday | 7 – 7:30pm PT
770 CHQR | Sunday | 5 – 5:30am MT, 5 – 5:30pm MT
630 CHED | Sunday | 4 – 4:30pm MT
680 CJOB | Saturday | 9 – 9:30pm CT
900 CHML | Sunday | 5:30 -6:00pm ET

    Waiting for Kid's Shots

    Waiting for Kid's Shots

    Just about anyone in Canada who is older than 11 years old who wanted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 has been able to. And that leaves children unvaccinated and unprotected.

    On this episode of This Is Why, we look at the process the vaccines are going through to be approved for children.

    Contact:

    Adam Toy - @Adam_Toy on Twitter

    Dave McIvor - @dmcivor770 on Twitter

    This is Why - @ThisIsWhy on Twitter

    Email us - thisiswhy@globalnews.ca

    Guests:


    Dr. Karina Top, pediatric infectious disease physician and a vaccine researcher at the Canadian Center for Vaccinology in Halifax

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    Vaccine Benefits

    Vaccine Benefits

    Governments have tried a variety of incentives to entice people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. But the more effective approach has been to add sticks to carrots.

    On this episode of This Is Why, we look at what approaches worked better to get a population vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Contact:

    Adam Toy - @Adam_Toy on Twitter

    Dave McIvor - @dmcivor770 on Twitter

    This is Why - @ThisIsWhy on Twitter

    Email us - thisiswhy@globalnews.ca

    Guests:


    Amy Kaler, professor of sociology, University of Alberta

    Episode Resources:
    "Nobody wins when Alberta plays games with COVID vaccines" column

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    What's driving emissions?

    What's driving emissions?

    If Canada is to achieve its Paris climate goals, the country has to address what's driving growth in emissions. And driving is one of the problems.

    On this episode of This Is Why, we look at the unique challenges transportation in a spread out country like Canada presents to decarbonization.

    Contact:

    Adam Toy - @Adam_Toy on Twitter

    Dave McIvor - @dmcivor770 on Twitter

    This is Why - @ThisIsWhy on Twitter

    Email us - thisiswhy@globalnews.ca

    Guests:


    Josipa Petrunic, president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    Canada's biggest emitter

    Canada's biggest emitter

    Oil and gas is the largest greenhouse emitter of Canadian industry. But given its place in the economy, politicians and policy makers are weighing how it fits in with the country's emission goals.

    On this episode of This Is Why, we look at what provincial and federal governments could and have done to address Canada's biggest emitter.

    Contact:

    Adam Toy - @Adam_Toy on Twitter

    Dave McIvor - @dmcivor770 on Twitter

    This is Why - @ThisIsWhy on Twitter

    Email us - thisiswhy@globalnews.ca

    Guests:
    Chris Severson-Baker, Alberta director of the Pembina Institute

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    Decarbonizing the grid

    Decarbonizing the grid

    Electricity generation is one of the largest contributor to worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. And while Canada is among the leaders in renewable electricity, there's still room for improvement.

    On this episode of This Is Why, we look at what steps are left for decarbonization of the electricity grid in the country.

    Contact:

    Adam Toy - @Adam_Toy on Twitter

    Dave McIvor - @dmcivor770 on Twitter

    This is Why - @ThisIsWhy on Twitter

    Email us - thisiswhy@globalnews.ca

    Guests:
    Blake Shaffer, assistant professor of economics at the University of Calgary

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    The Delta Difference

    The Delta Difference

    The Delta variant has become a new foe in the fight against COVID-19.

    On this episode of This Is Why, we look at how the variant has changed the pandemic.

    Contact:

    Adam Toy - @Adam_Toy on Twitter

    Dave McIvor - @dmcivor770 on Twitter

    This is Why - @ThisIsWhy on Twitter

    Email us - thisiswhy@globalnews.ca

    Guests:
    Dr. Daniel Gregson, infectious diseases physician and a medical microbiologist and associate professor in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

Peachy🍑Jess ,

Music is bad

I like the personal stories, but if there is a possibility to list sources in the description, please do! Make it the most traceable possible and please stop with the dramatic music.
However, other than that the stories told and the questions asked were really well presented.

Rating App Sucks Also ,

Nope

I tried to listen but could not get passed the annoying background music. I want to be informed not entertained. I note that the music issue has been stated by others yet you choose to keep the music but not the listener. Maybe you don’t care because you are subsidized by the government.I will be unsubscribing.

LAMStack ,

Very biased

I know that all sources and new outlets are subject to some level of bias but this podcast (in my opinion) doesn’t try hard enough to look at all sides of a story. Also uses useless stats quite often

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