The Laughing Drum is a weekly satirical news and talk show that takes a sharply humorous look at Canadian and Indigenous politics, entertainment, arts and current events. In each episode, host Tim Fontaine uses actual news footage, field segments, interviews with guests and the Red Power Panel to dissect the issues facing Indigenous Peoples today.
It’s The Laughing Drum season finale!
In the season finale, The Laughing Drum looks at the literally never-ending saga of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, Quebec’s religious symbols law and Seattle’s non-Indigenous folks paying the rent. Plus, host Tim Fontaine bids farewell to the show!
Consulting white people, crappy polls and The State of Two-Spirit Folk
The Laughing Drum looks at Scarborough NIMBYism, white folk demanding consultation, crappy polls and the media who love them and a look at the State of Two-Spirit Folk.
Canadian media vs. genocide, Doug Ford's paid vacation and weighing boycotts
Canadian media vs. genocide, Doug Ford's paid vacation and weighing boycotts. Also, we bid farewell to panelist Sasha Mark. All that and more on this episode of The Laughing Drum.
Alberta land acknowledgements, banishing drug dealers and should we vote?
The Laughing Drum takes a deep into the newly elected United Conservative Party’s optional land acknowledgements, how two Manitoba First Nations are dealing with the opioid and meth epidemic and how do Indigenous people vote in this current political climate?
Media bailouts, Ontario’s disappearing Indigenous curriculum and Jody Wilson-Raybould’s future
Should media accept a $600-million bailout from the Liberals? What in the heck is going on in Ford’s Ontario? And now that we know Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are running as independents, what in the heck happens now? All that and more on this episode of The Laughing Drum.
Nazi and Confederate flags in Saskatchewan
Nazi and Confederate flags in Saskatchewan, A Canadian museum finally recognizes genocide and is Winnipeg sweeping the homeless under the rug? All that and more on The Laughing Drum this week.