Covering Alberta and Canadian politics, current events, policy, and news. Hosted by Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean @mitchell_ab and Kathleen Smith @kikkiplanet
A conversation with Dr. Norlaine Thomas
Dr. Norlaine Thomas has a PhD in marketing and talks about how everything from fonts to colours to words are used to hide mis(and dis)information in political rhetoric.
Hosted by Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean and Kathleen Smith
The Eve of D-Day
Alberta gets a new premier tomorrow and we are both confident, and because of that confidence, extremely lacking in confidence. It makes sense if you're in Alberta. Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean and Kathleen Smith
A conversation with Dr. Angela Grace
Dr. Angela Grace joins Kathleen Smith and Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean to talk about partisanship and women in politics. It's going to piss some people off. Enjoy!
A conversation with Janet Brown
Alberta politics commentator and Principal of Janet Brown Opinion Research joins Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean and Kathleen Smith to talk about political participation, UCP leadership race, polling, and more!
Raging Against The Machines NSFW
Deirdre and Kathleen have some thoughts on the UCP leadership race and Alberta politics - this one isn't safe for work or those who get offended by some prolific use of the F-bomb. But I feel better ;)
From the archives: Vantage Point
In case you missed it: this episode with Troy Wason, former president of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, and Vitor Marciano, former Executive Director of the Wildrose Alliance Party and inner political advisor within the Wildrose Party, was recorded in March of 2019.
I asked them to tell me what was going on within the respective parties from May 5, 2015 until the merger in 2017.
Hosted by Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean
Well Informed Pundit Banter
Robby, Deidre, Mark and guests break down the politics of Alberta and Canada for your examination.
Maclean and Smith are marvellous.
Never miss an episode. Political punditry with an honesty and humanity most podcasts do not accomplish. Highly recommended!
I look forward to every episode! As an Albertan who wants to have a better understanding of politics and woman’s role in that, this show has been so educational! I also love how they talk about so many governed issues that effect women in the workplace, furthering education, childcare, etc. They hit the nail on the head!