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A daily discussion about news, politics, and pop culture, hosted by Ryan Jespersen from Edmonton, Alberta. Real Talk streams live, weekday mornings at 8:30am MT at <a href=https://ryanjespersen.com/> ryanjespersen.com</a>.

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A daily discussion about news, politics, and pop culture, hosted by Ryan Jespersen from Edmonton, Alberta. Real Talk streams live, weekday mornings at 8:30am MT at <a href=https://ryanjespersen.com/> ryanjespersen.com</a>.

    Man Duped into Signing Poilievre Petition: Fires Up Flamethrower!

    Man Duped into Signing Poilievre Petition: Fires Up Flamethrower!

    Rob's choked about being duped into signing a petition, Stephen and Robyn have spicy takes on fighting in hockey, and Deaner wants you to GET OUT OF THE PASSING LANE. Real Talkers fire up their Flamethrowers courtesy the DQs of Northwest Edmonton and Sherwood Park. If you find yourself in need of a summer fix, look no further: The new Picnic Peach Cobbler Blizzard Treat is here to dazzle your taste buds! Visit a DQ in Palisades, Namao, Newcastle, Westmount, or Baseline Road today!
    FIRE UP YOUR FLAMETHROWER: talk@ryanjespersen.com

    • 4 min
    Founders Round Table: "What's the Best Advice You've Ever Received?"

    Founders Round Table: "What's the Best Advice You've Ever Received?"

    It's one thing to have a million (or billion) dollar idea. It's another thing to turn that idea into a legitimate business. So, what's the secret to a successful startup? We talk inspiration, team building, problem solving, and growth strategies in a special Founders edition of the Real Talk Round Table. 
    2:31 | My Fertility Labs CEO Sarah Harper, Elev Homes co-founder Jean Bruce Koua, and Gummy Nutrition Lab CEO Jolene Ali tells us how they went from idea to startup, how they're getting past early hurdles, and the best advice they've ever received. 
    LEARN MORE ABOUT EDMONTON UNLIMITED: https://edmontonunlimited.com/
    MY FERTILITY LABS: https://www.myfertilitylabs.com/GUMMY NUTRITION LAB: https://www.gummynutritionlab.com/ELEV HOMES: https://www.elevhomes.ca/
    55:45 | Forget Pride...Erika has no shame! We take a look at a particularly fiery moment between Cheryl Oates and Erika Barootes on the newest episode of The Discourse as they discuss Pride organizations banning the United Conservative Party. 
    CHECK OUT THE DISCOURSE: https://rtrj.info/052324Discourse
    1:01:00 | The Real Talk Golf Classic presented by CWB Wealth is close to selling out! We'd love for you to join us Thursday, June 20 at The Ranch G&CC for Edmonton's Best Golf Tournament in support of the Real Talk Julie Rohr Scholarship. 
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    1:04:34 | Rob's choked about being duped into signing a petition, Stephen and Robyn have spicy takes on fighting in hockey, and Deaner wants you to GET OUT OF THE PASSING LANE. Real Talkers fire up their Flamethrowers courtesy the DQs of Northwest Edmonton and Sherwood Park! If you find yourself in need of a summer fix, look no further: The new Picnic Peach Cobbler Blizzard Treat is here to dazzle your taste buds!
    FIRE UP YOUR FLAMETHROWER: talk@ryanjespersen.com 
    FOLLOW US ON TIKTOK, TWITTER, & INSTAGRAM: @realtalkrj 
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    The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Majority of Canadians Want Fighting Banned from Hockey

    Majority of Canadians Want Fighting Banned from Hockey

    Full disclosure: Ryan feels strongly that fighting is an important part of hockey. But, there are several compelling arguments to ban fighting from the game. We know more about short- and long-term effects of repeated blows to the head. We've lost several former NHL heavyweights to suicide, while many more suffer long-term effects of CTE. Maybe it's not surprising a majority of Canadians polled (including self-identified "true hockey fans") would take fighting out of the game for good. 
    5:25 | Mario Canseco gets into the nitty gritty of Research Co's polling on fighting in hockey. 
    READ MORE: https://researchco.ca/2024/05/17/canada-hockey-2/
    31:00 | Where do you stand on toppling statues of controversial figures in Canadian history? Mario takes us into their polling on this polarizing topic. 
    READ MORE: https://researchco.ca/2024/05/03/statue-toppling-canada/
    55:20 | Real Talker Gilles wants to know how Ryan reconciles his views on fighting in hockey and his approach to parenting. 
    TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: talk@ryanjespersen.com 
    59:22 | Have you seen the new portrait of Princess Kate? How about that one of King Charles? Ryan and Johnny take a look. 
    1:03:45 | Real Talker Sheryl's note about our NorthwestFest Filmmakers' Round Table is one of Ryan's favourite emails of the year. Find out why!
    WATCH THAT FILMMAKERS ROUND TABLE: rtrj.info/050324NWF
    GOLFERS: The Real Talk Golf Classic presented by CWB Wealth is close to selling out! We'd love for you to join us Thursday, June 20 at The Ranch G&CC for Edmonton's Best Golf Tournament in support of the Real Talk Julie Rohr Scholarship. 
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    The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Alberta's Disappearing Advantage

    Alberta's Disappearing Advantage

    Is the "Alberta Advantage" disappearing? For decades, the province has boasted higher wages, lower unemployment, and a lower cost of living than the rest of Canada. But the numbers show a troubling trend. We investigate what's behind it, and what the future could look like, in this episode of Real Talk. 
    3:03 | Why is Alberta's minimum wage the lowest in the country? Why aren't private sector workers sharing in their employers' record profits? Is Alberta inherently anti-union? Economist Dr. Jim Stanford takes us into his report, "Alberta's Disappearing Advantage". 
    READ THE REPORT: https://afl.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Alberta-Disappearing-Advantage-Jim-Stanford.pdf
    42:15 | It's the perfect time of year to spot wildlife in Jasper! We feature some amazing options to tour, hike, or paddle your way to the perfect photograph in #MyJasper Memories presented by our friends at Tourism Jasper. 
    BOOK YOUR JASPER GETAWAY: https://www.jasper.travel/
    44:48 | Can Justin Trudeau possibly regain ground he's lost to Pierre Poilievre? What do the Alberta NDP's new membership numbers mean for its leadership race? Could Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe lose his job? What the heck is going on in B.C. politics? And, is Quebec really trending toward another referendum? 338Canada's Philippe Fournier joins us from Montreal. 
    CHECK OUT PHILIPPE'S SUBSTACK: https://www.338canada.ca/
    1:23:05 | We're celebrating 10,000 followers on our RealTalkRJ TikTok! Ryan and Johnny revisit our recent post about a political mixer aimed at "youth" aged 14-25. 
    SGT. KERRY SHIMA ON REAL TALK: https://rtrj.info/070422Shima
    GOLFERS: The Real Talk Golf Classic presented by CWB Wealth is close to selling out! We'd love for you to join us Thursday, June 20 at The Ranch G&CC for Edmonton's Best Golf Tournament in support of the Real Talk Julie Rohr Scholarship. 
    REGISTER TODAY: https://ryanjespersen.com/real-talk-g...
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    The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Should Speaker Greg Fergus Resign?

    Should Speaker Greg Fergus Resign?

    Is this strike three for House Speaker Greg Fergus? The Opposition Conservatives are crying foul after yet another partisan display from the Liberal MP serving in what's supposed to be a non-partisan role. Ryan and Charles Adler debate whether or not it's time for Fergus to go (13:30). But first...
    3:30 | How bad are the optics around a political "youth mixer" aimed at 14-25 year olds? (Just kidding..they're SUPER BAD). Ryan, Chuck, and Johnny talk about a now-cancelled event planned in Clive, Alberta. We get into the Fergus flare-up (13:30) before touching on the question everybody's asking: can the Edmonton Oilers beat the Dallas Stars (22:20)? Later in the show, Ryan asks Charles if the death of Iran's president and a potential International Criminal Court date for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu could advance peace in the Middle East (37:00). We wrap with an update on serial killer Robert Pickton (39:50). 
    47:00 | Who doesn't love a good reunion story? Shout out to Real Talker Brinley for passing along a feel-good story out of Australia. It's perfect for Positive Reflections presented by Kuby Renewable Energy! 
    SUBMIT YOUR POSITIVE REFLECTION: talk@ryanjespersen.com 
    GET A FREE SOLAR QUOTE TODAY: https://kubyenergy.ca/
    GOLFERS: The Real Talk Golf Classic presented by CWB Wealth is close to selling out! We'd love for you to join us Thursday, June 20 at The Ranch G&CC for Edmonton's Best Golf Tournament in support of the Real Talk Julie Rohr Scholarship. 
    REGISTER TODAY: https://ryanjespersen.com/real-talk-g...
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    The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates

    • 51 min
    "Jespo and His Slimy Old Tricks!"

    "Jespo and His Slimy Old Tricks!"

    KP says police were right to break up campus demonstrations, Jeff says Charles Adler's out to lunch on Jerry Seinfeld, Dave calls out Jespo for "slimy old tricks," Todd has a message for The Discourse host Erika Barootes, Ron says the Liberals have themselves to blame for poor polling, and Rene says Pierre Poilievre and Gil McGowan have something in common. It's The Flamethrower presented by the DQs of Northwest Edmonton and Sherwood Park!
    FIRE UP YOUR FLAMETHROWER: talk@ryanjespersen.comWhen you visit the Dairy Queens in Palisades, Namao, Newcastle, Westmount, and Baseline Road, make sure you tell 'em Real Talk sent you!

    • 9 min

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