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Back-room strategist and pollster, David Herle, is joined on the podcast by journalists, politicians, sports figures, musicians and opinion leaders.

The Herle Burly Air Quotes Media

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    • 4.2 • 15 Ratings

Back-room strategist and pollster, David Herle, is joined on the podcast by journalists, politicians, sports figures, musicians and opinion leaders.

    Tim Gitzel

    Tim Gitzel

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.

    Today on The Herle Burly we have another proud son of Saskatchewan and current resident of Saskatoon, Tim Gitzel. Tim has been the CEO of Cameco—the world’s largest, publicly traded uranium company—for over a decade now. In 2015, Cameco accounted for 18% of the planet’s production of uranium.

    A lawyer by training, Tim currently sits on the boards of the World Nuclear Association, Washington’s Nuclear Energy Institute and the Business Council of Canada. He was named one of the 100 Alumni of Influence from the University of Saskatchewan and he’s a recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal.

    We’re going to talk about the history of nuclear in Canada and the role it can play in the fight against climate change. What are the newest technologies? What are the risks? And how are these risks and the issues surrounding waste being addressed?

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    • 56 min
    Anne McLellan & Lisa Raitt

    Anne McLellan & Lisa Raitt

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.

    Alright, today on the pod, we have a two-fer! I’m pretty chuffed that former MPs and Cabinet Ministers Lisa Raitt and Anne McLellan are here.

    Ms. Raitt is currently Vice-Chair of Global Investment Banking for CIBC and you’ll remember her well as Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party as well as serving as Minister of Natural Resources, Labour and Transport for Prime Minister Harper.

    Ms. McLellan is Canadian and International Strategic Planning Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP. She served in Parliament as Deputy Prime Minister under Paul Martin, as well as Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and earlier, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Justice and Minister of Health.

    Today they’re both here in their capacities as Co-Chairs of The Coalition for a Better Future, which supports nothing less than a complete rethink and re-imagination of what we can achieve as a country. A raising of our sights – to embrace a transformative vision for inclusive, sustainable economic growth and opportunity. Particularly relevant now amidst slow to stagnating economic growth as we try to recover from COVID.

    So, we’re going to talk about all of that today. What policy gaps are they trying to fill here? Specifically, what are they proposing? And what are implications to a progressive policy agenda in this country?

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Dr. Jean Clinton

    Dr. Jean Clinton

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.

    Alright, today on the show, a fantastic guest and a timely conversation with Dr. Jean Clinton. Dr. Clinton was a close adviser to Kathleen Wynne’s government on reforms to publicly funded education in Ontario. She’s a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences at McMaster and a specialist in child psychiatry. Her area of expertise is in the development of young minds, with a special interest in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play in that.

    So, given that we’re recording this episode just a few days before in-person classes resume in Ontario, we’re going to talk about these last 2 years of restrictions, school closures and online learning and what it’s all done to kids.

    What signs should parents look for that children are struggling? How do they make it better? What does a return to physical school look, and feel, like? And what makes for a better public education system, post-pandemic?

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Elly Alboim

    Elly Alboim

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.

    Today on the show, a man who’s played significant roles in my personal and political life as my friend, colleague, conscience, mentor, and teacher … Elly Alboim.

    If you don’t know Elly, here are the professional facts. He was a journalist for the CBC for 23 years becoming Parliamentary Bureau Chief for Television News and National Political Editor for the network.  He has advised government, and industry, on some of the most important issues of our time: the environment, finance, health and human resources, justice and many more. He was a senior advisor to Paul Martin during his time as Finance Minister and Prime Minister as well as serving on election steering committees for Mr. Martin and Premier Kathleen Wynne. Today, he’s a Principal at Earnscliffe Strategies where he leads Strategic Communications. As if all of that isn’t enough, Elly is also a tenured Associate Professor of Journalism at Carleton University, specializing in television news and political reporting.

    Elly was described as wise when he was still too young to be wise, but he always has been. I seek his counsel on most things. He’s somebody you ought to know and once you listen to this episode you'll soon see why. I’m so pleased to welcome Elly to The Herle Burly.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Best Of: The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

    Best Of: The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.

    *Originally aired: May 25, 2021

    The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney is our special guest for this *repeat episode* of the podcast. 18th Prime Minister of Canada. Architect of the largest electoral victory in Canadian history. The first Conservative Prime Minister in over 100 years to win successive majority governments. One of the greatest political nights of my life was sitting around a chair listening to Brian Mulroney talk about his life in politics. It’s an extraordinary life. He’s an extraordinary raconteur. And we’re just going to replicate that today as we have a chat about politics and life.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Anita Anand

    Anita Anand

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.

    Today we're joined by the Honourable Anita Anand, Canada's Minister of National Defence. You'll know her best as the Minister of Public Services and Procurement who acquired for Canada our vast supplies of vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other supplies of personal protective equipment after our national stockpiles had been allowed to run low. As Minister of National Defence she recently issued a formal apology to victims of military sexual misconduct. Prior to entering federal politics in the 2019 federal election, she was a professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law specializing in corporate governance and the regulation of capital markets.

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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

srhasting1 ,

Don’t spill your rum and coke

Irreverent and yet biting political insight with some really amazing guests. I mean who else gets Francis Donald and Brian Mulroney on the same show? At least once an episode one of the three regulars say something that results in whatever I am drinking ending up on the floor. Funny and yet insightful and brutally true - a land where the politically correct pods fear to tread.

mritche ,

Great show but some gross ads hurt credibility

I regularly listen to Hurly Burly and appreciate the different viewpoints. David clearly has his priors, but long as you’re aware of that (ditto with some of his guests, who aren’t always politically aligned with him), you’ll do well to listen. This is mostly politics with very little policy, so keep that in mind and look elsewhere for that. The constant barrage of cloying, disingenuous telecom ads is the only real issue I have. I’m totally cool with podcast advertising in general; creators need to monetize. But we all know who listens to this podcast and we all know how captured Canada’s regulatory environment is when it comes to telecoms. It feels like nearly every time I tune in, I receive a distasteful reminder that companies like Telus are buying the opportunity to whisper talking points into the ears of Canada’s most politically engaged. These are borderline political ads and where/how they’re presented is too close to an endorsement for comfort. This damages the host’s credibility. Please, avoid ads which are thinly veiled but direct appeals to party staffers and regulators. Or at least run ANY ads but telecom brand ads. Sell me bookkeeping software or mattresses, or tell me how proud I should be to drink Canadian macrobrews and eat Ontario cheese. But if I hear one more “this podcast was brought to you by digital connectivity, that’s why Telus cares about Indigenous communities” placement I’m either going to scream, take this podcast out of my regular rotation, or both, I just can’t take it.

prkanderson ,

Like listening to deep cuts from your favorite band

I love this wide ranging podcast about music, politics, and culture. Herle is smart and funny, and he sets the table for his guests to roll deep on storytelling and sharing their insights. It’s like listening to a playlist of deep cuts from your favorite band. Its at once familiar and also brings surprising new depths to things you thought you already knew.

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