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The Herle Burly podcast is a commotion of insights, arguments, opinions, and an impossibly loud laugh or two, hosted by David Herle.

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    • 4.2 • 17 Ratings

The Herle Burly podcast is a commotion of insights, arguments, opinions, and an impossibly loud laugh or two, hosted by David Herle.

    Tales of Trudeau with Paul Wells and Stephen Maher

    Tales of Trudeau with Paul Wells and Stephen Maher

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.We’re joined by two fine writers today, each of whom just launched books dealing with the same subject matter: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his rise and his rule.Stephen Maher has been writing about Canadian politics since 1989 as a columnist and reporter for Postmedia, iPolitics, and Maclean’s. He’s a multi-award-winner, and his latest book is called: “The Prince: The Turbulen...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    2024 UK "change" election with Andrew MacDougall

    2024 UK "change" election with Andrew MacDougall

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.Our guest today is a long-time friend of the pod, back for his third appearance, Andrew MacDougall!Andrew is the former Director of Communications for Prime Minister Harper. Now he lives in London, England where he’s a Director at Trafalgar Strategy, and writes about politics and current affairs, and appears frequently on TV, in all the best journalistic places. That includes his...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Kyla Ronellenfitsch: Data deep dive into Canadian political leaders and aspirants

    Kyla Ronellenfitsch: Data deep dive into Canadian political leaders and aspirants

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.This pod is a real treat for all you data nerds. With us today is pollster, data scientist, former Herle protégé and proud daughter of Humboldt, Saskatchewan … Kyla Ronellenfitsch!I mean, what can I tell you about Kyla the overachiever? She started her career with me at the Gandalf Group – I think she was about 11 years old at the time – and ended up leading the research for the ...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Tim Houston, 30th Premier of Nova Scotia

    Tim Houston, 30th Premier of Nova Scotia

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.Greetings you curious, you courageous Herle Burly-ites. The Honourable Tim Houston, 30th Premier of Nova Scotia is here!Premier Houston was first elected to the House of Assembly, representing Pictou East, in 2013 after a successful career in business. He was elected leader of the PC Party of Nova Scotia in 2018 and in 2021, running a masterful campaign, took down a popular Liber...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Geoff Meggs on all things NDP (BC & Nationally)

    Geoff Meggs on all things NDP (BC & Nationally)

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.You highly engaged politicos probably know that The Herle Burly’s first cousin, once removed, is Hotel Pacifico – your 5-star podcast destination for all things in B.C. politics – and part of the Air Quotes Media universe.Today, we’re bringing the 2 pods together – a little like a 60-minute shotgun wedding – because our guest is Geoff Meggs, who, along with Kate Hammer and Mike M...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Iddo Moed, Israeli Ambassador to Canada

    Iddo Moed, Israeli Ambassador to Canada

    The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.I’ll just say it: We’d be hard pressed to find a more relevant or newsworthy topic than what we’re going to talk about today. Israel. Hamas. And the war in Gaza. The rise of antisemitism. The protests on college campuses all over North America.With me to do that is Israeli Ambassador to Canada, Iddo Moed.Ambassador Moed has been in the post since August of last year. Immediately ...

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 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.

newsjunkie82 ,

Not bad but

When interviewing a politician, there is no accountability, no questions that require details and David just lets them speak their talking points.

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.

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