14 episodes

Hear socialist stand-up comic and middle-aged theology student Charlie Demers in conversation with activists, comedians, politicians, writers & artists every week on 'Full of Chit-Chat'!

Join the substack for exclusive access to new essays, book and film reviews and more at https://charliedemers.substack.com/people/14775259-charlie-demers

Demers is also the genre-promiscuous author of new mental health murder mystery 'Primary Obsessions' and the satirical crime novels 'Property Values' and 'Vancouver Special'. Order the new book at https://douglas-mcintyre.com/products/9781771622561

Full of Chit-Chat w/ Charlie Demer‪s‬ Well Reds

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Hear socialist stand-up comic and middle-aged theology student Charlie Demers in conversation with activists, comedians, politicians, writers & artists every week on 'Full of Chit-Chat'!

Join the substack for exclusive access to new essays, book and film reviews and more at https://charliedemers.substack.com/people/14775259-charlie-demers

Demers is also the genre-promiscuous author of new mental health murder mystery 'Primary Obsessions' and the satirical crime novels 'Property Values' and 'Vancouver Special'. Order the new book at https://douglas-mcintyre.com/products/9781771622561

    A Return to Simple Pleasures (w/ Jill Barber)

    A Return to Simple Pleasures (w/ Jill Barber)

    In the midst of a mostly-bad-news week, Charlie sits down with old pal and Juno-winning singer-songwriter (and superstar) Jill Barber to talk about career trajectory, how technology is changing the nature of performance in music and comedy & the enduring legacy of Billy Crystal.

    Hear Jill's 2020 french-language release Le Monde Est Beau at https://www.jillbarber.com/ and wherever you listen to music.

    Get early access to the show by stepping in the chit-chat and subscribing to Charlie's excellent Substack at https://charliedemers.substack.com/people/14775259-charlie-demers or find new episodes one week after release wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Legacy of a Longtime Left-wing Standard-bearer (w/ Svend Robinson)

    Legacy of a Longtime Left-wing Standard-bearer (w/ Svend Robinson)

    As you'll hear in the first moments of this conversation, Charlie grew up in a household where Svend Robinson was revered as the Burnaby Member of Parliament who got Mom’s disability payments from a recalcitrant federal bureaucracy, and over the decades Demers' esteem for the man has only grown.

    On episode 13 of Full of Chit-Chat they talk about his 25 years of experience as a parliamentarian, his post-MP life and activism since 2004 and much more.

    For more on the history of Svend's 1979-2004 politics career see https://www.ourcommons.ca/Members/en/svend-robinson(1417)

    Get early access to the show by stepping in the chit-chat and subscribing to Charlie's excellent Substack at https://charliedemers.substack.com/people/14775259-charlie-demers or find new episodes one week after release wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 59 min
    Hurry, Soft: Curlers and Cowards in So-called Canada

    Hurry, Soft: Curlers and Cowards in So-called Canada

    On ep12 local CB (Curling Boy) John Cullen saves the day from an audio perspective, catches Charlie up on Canada’s third-favourite sport & has a special message about the youth (spoiler: they are our future).

    Find our more about John's work at https://cullenthecomic.com

    Get early access to the show by stepping in the chit-chat and subscribing to Charlie's excellent Substack at https://charliedemers.substack.com/people/14775259-charlie-demers or find new episodes one week after release wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 57 min
    Family, Geography and Historical Amnesia in British Columbia (w/ Kai Nagata)

    Family, Geography and Historical Amnesia in British Columbia (w/ Kai Nagata)

    On a new episode two pals with 9 generations in Vancouver between them sit down for a conversation about geography, memory and family as Kai Nagata joins host Charlie Demers to talk about what it means to have deep roots in a place you’re not Indigenous to, the broad range of PNE-related memories & where to look for (& contribute to building) hope.

    For more about Kai go to https://kainagata.com/

    Get early access to the show by stepping in the chit-chat and subscribing to Charlie's excellent Substack at https://charliedemers.substack.com/people/14775259-charlie-demers or find new episodes one week after release wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 57 min
    Days of Rest and (Stevie) Wonder (w/ Dawn Pemberton)

    Days of Rest and (Stevie) Wonder (w/ Dawn Pemberton)

    On episode 10 Charlie sits down with the New Queen of Canadian Soul Dawn Pemberton for a conversation about music, almonds and the importance of rest in a challenging year. Plus: the show's very first live musical performance!

    Hear more of Dawn's work at https://dawnpemberton.ca/

    Get early access to the show by stepping in the chit-chat and subscribing to Charlie's excellent Substack at https://charliedemers.substack.com/people/14775259-charlie-demers

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Socialists Who Love People (w/ Leigh Phillips)

    Socialists Who Love People (w/ Leigh Phillips)

    On episode 9 of Full of Chit-Chat the spotlight falls on the man with the plan(ned economy) as host Charlie Demers welcomes author & science journalist Leigh Phillips for a conversation on vaccine rollout nightmares, the beauty of the scientific method & why if you’re going to be a socialist you should probably like people!

    Find Leigh's work at https://leighphillips.wordpress.com/

    Get early access to the show by stepping in the chit-chat and subscribing to Charlie's excellent Substack at https://charliedemers.substack.com/people/14775259-charlie-demers

    • 1 hr 2 min

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