Covering Alberta and Canadian politics, current events, policy, and news. Hosted by Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean @mitchell_ab and Kathleen Smith @kikkiplanet
Bigfoot, Buffalo, and Bumbles: The Jason Kenney Poetry Project
Authors Dr. Jackie Seidel from the University of Calgary and Dr. Darlene St. Georges from the University of Lethbridge join Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean to talk about their collaboration, released this fall. Visit https://www.jasonkenneypoetryproject.com/ to view, download, or purchase a copy.
Hot Boy Summer Girls
Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean and Kathleen Smith welcome Abby Vandenberghe and Stephanie Wolfe from the wildly popular Jason Kenney's Hot Boy Summer musical - it's sold out but they've opened a second run from December 9 to 16 - get your tickets! https://www.grindstonetheatre.ca/jasonkenneyhotboysummer/
Moms vs the Pandemic
Moms vs a pandemic seemed apropos - we're doing our best and we all just want the kids to pick their sh*t up.
Sarah Biggs, Liz Buchanan, and Katie O'Byrne join Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean to let off some steam and have a few laughs.
Fuck the UCP
Fuck the UCP.
Also, download the track. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFUeGcVDVDQ
Author and Educator Lisa Bush joins Kathleen Smith and Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean to review gender expectations, norms, and how those in power, particularly in the Alberta government today, are exploiting those expectations today. All roads lead to politics, my friend.
Living the Lie
Dr. Caroline Hodes from the University of Lethbridge and Dr. Crystal Fraser from the University of Alberta join Kathleen Smith and Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean to talk about racism, responsibility, colonialism, and having tough conversations about what it means to be Canadian.
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!