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    Episode 69.69: Goodbye... for now???

    Episode 69.69: Goodbye... for now???

    DON'T CRY BECAUSE IT'S OVER, SMILE BECAUSE IT HAPPENED

    • 8 min
    Episode 69: Do NOT Click on #32 (feat. @drewfoundland)

    Episode 69: Do NOT Click on #32 (feat. @drewfoundland)

    We celebrate a VERY nice episode with the return of Drew, who announces some VERY special news (the release of the ep is a tiny bit delayed because the announcement got pushed back, sorry!) We also talk about that terrifying, nauseating Buzzfeed list, the Muskrat Falls inquiry, Alberta's "oil" "crisis," the CUPW strike, high heels at work and the death of George Homework Bush.

    Many thanks as always to Andre Goulet for producing our show (check out his show, Unpacking the News) and Jason Vezina for making our hip, cool theme song (check out his work at @jvezina). And thanks to Ricochet for hosting our pod!

    Here's Drew's new home! http://theindependent.ca/
    Here's Jason's Soundcloud: @jvezina
    Give us money here: patreon.com/newsyoucanuse
    And follow us on Twitter here: @newsucanyouse
    And forward complaints here: albertaadvantagepod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 68: B.C.: Electoral Reform or Revolution? (feat. @vyassaran)

    Episode 68: B.C.: Electoral Reform or Revolution? (feat. @vyassaran)

    Tannara and James chat about Ontario's rent control situation and activism updates from Winnipeg and Toronto before interviewing with friend & comrade Vyas Saran (@vyassaran on Twitter) about the B.C. electoral reform referendum and the Vancouver City Council election. The interview starts at the 29 minute mark if you want to skip ahead to that.

    Here are some links to Vyas' writings on the subject: https://www.policynote.ca/author/vyas-saran/

    Many thanks as always to Andre Goulet for producing our show (check out his show, Unpacking the News) and Jason Vezina for making our hip, cool theme song (check out his work at @jvezina). And thanks to Ricochet for hosting our pod!

    Here's Jason's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jvezina
    Give us money here: patreon.com/newsyoucanuse
    And follow us on Twitter here: @newsucanyouse
    And forward complaints here: albertaadvantagepod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 67: No Platform, No Poppy

    Episode 67: No Platform, No Poppy

    Canada's Troika of Tyranny chat CBC's unbelievably shoddy coverage of Jair Bolsonaro's win, Marge having never heard of the classic 1987 Stanley Kubrick movie "Full Metal Jacket," Canada's growing use of deportations, THAT Munk Debate, Steven Galloway's lawsuit against 20 people for posting about his assault and harassment of students, our Twitter Brands, abortion doulas, some strikes, and Tannara's controversial take about not wearing a poppy. We also wanted to acknowledge the horrific massacre in Pittsburgh, representing the largest act of anti-Semitic violence on American soil in history, but didn't have the words. Instead, here are some links to a few articles that address the attack. Solidarity with our Jewish comrades in this unbelievably tragic moment.

    The Pittsburgh Killer And Kroger’s Gunman Didn’t Just Kill. They Stole Our Memory — The Forward https://forward.com/opinion/413334/the-pittsburgh-killer-and-krogers-gunman-didnt-just-kill-they-stole-our/

    How Trump’s immigrant bashing feeds white supremacists’ obsession with Jews — The Washington Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/11/01/how-trumps-immigrant-bashing-feeds-white-supremacists-obsession-with-jews/

    Doubling Down After Pittsburgh — Jacobin
    https://jacobinmag.com/2018/10/squirrel-hill-synagogue-shooting-antisemitism-pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh Shooting Was Straight Out of White Power Movement — The Daily Beast
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/pittsburgh-shooting-was-straight-out-of-white-power-movement

    Many thanks as always to Andre Goulet for producing our show (check out his show, Unpacking the News) and Jason Vezina for making our hip, cool theme song (check out his work at @jvezina). And thanks to Ricochet for hosting our pod!

    Give us money here: patreon.com/newsyoucanuse
    And follow us on Twitter here: @newsucanyouse
    And forward complaints here: albertaadvantagepod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 66: Imperial Information Superhighway (feat. @DanjoKaz00ie)

    Episode 66: Imperial Information Superhighway (feat. @DanjoKaz00ie)

    Mamma mia, it's Thanksgiving! Celebrate with your favourite pod. We chat Gritty, Tom Hardy's Oscar bait "Venom," Fight for $15 successes in Alberta and U.S., why exporting natural gas is bad, Paula Simons getting appointed to the Senate and P*ter N*gard having his mansion expropriated by the Supreme Court of the Bahamas.

    THEN we interview the marvelous Daniel Joseph (@DanjoKaz00ie on Twitter) about the new NAFTA (USMCA), cultural exemptions, video games, Canadian sovereignty and more. The interview starts at the 44 minute mark if you want to skip to that. The paper that Dan mentions is titled "Canadian Indie Games Between the Global and the Local," authored by Felan Parker and Jennifer Jenson and published in the Canadian Journal of Communication.

    Here are some links to Dan's excellent writings.

    "Two-Faced: The culture of platform capitalism" -- reallifemag.com/two-faced/

    "What should socialists do about the internet?" -- thesparkjournal.tumblr.com/post/175356…he-internet

    "The Time Canada Wanted Its Own Internet Because It Thought the US Would Mess It Up" -- motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/…net-in-the-70s

    Many thanks as always to Andre Goulet for producing our show (check out his show, Unpacking the News) and Jason Vezina for making our hip, cool theme song (check out his work at @jvezina). And thanks to Ricochet for hosting our pod!

    Give us money here: patreon.com/newsyoucanuse
    And follow us on Twitter here: @newsucanyouse
    And forward complaints here: albertaadvantagepod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 65: Every Week Is Bleak

    Episode 65: Every Week Is Bleak

    WE'RE BACK. Sorry for going AWOL on you. Tannara and James started grad school and are already having their butts kicked by it. The crew discuss that, student walk-outs, the McDonalds strike, the Ghomeshi essay, pipeline drama, Winnipeg's spineless city council and more! Thanks as always to Andre Goulet (producer) and Jason Vezina (theme song writer). Hit us up on Twitter (@newsucanyouse) and Patreon (patreon.com/newsyoucanuse). And thanks to Ricochet for helping distribute the pod! Check out our podding comrades including Alberta Advantage, 49th Parahell, Well Reds and Unpacking the News!

    Here's the Canadaland piece that Marge mentions: http://www.canadalandshow.com/fact-checking-jian-ghomeshis-comeback-essay/

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

emma+ariel ,

Audio's not great, but the conversation definitely is

I've been dying for a podcast on Canadian news with better analysis than the bland "what's the political effect of this" that permeates the CBC. So happy to hear conversation from group of thoughtful folks on the left. Informal, but informative.

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