20 episodes

Professional unprofessional strategists Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and Zain Velji dissect the news of the day, pass judgment on strategy choices and lift back the curtain on how decisions are made. Described as "the least deliberate podcast of all time", "shockingly insightful" and "sports talk radio for politics". Not sponsored by Flair Airlines.
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The Strategists Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan, Zain Velji

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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Professional unprofessional strategists Stephen Carter, Corey Hogan and Zain Velji dissect the news of the day, pass judgment on strategy choices and lift back the curtain on how decisions are made. Described as "the least deliberate podcast of all time", "shockingly insightful" and "sports talk radio for politics". Not sponsored by Flair Airlines.
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    Episode 993: Unpopular is unpopular

    Episode 993: Unpopular is unpopular

    Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about next steps for the UCP - the party, the contenders, the cabinet members, the soon-to-be-former leader. Plus, the gang checks in on the Ontario election. What the hell happened (in Alberta, not Ontario)? How successfully is Jason Kenney "writing his own obituary" (in Alberta, not Ontario)? And is Stephen Carter the next kamikaze candidate (maybe both)? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 991: Ch-ch-ch-changes

    Episode 991: Ch-ch-ch-changes

    Corey Hogan and Eric Grenier give instant reaction to fresh UCP leadership results that saw Jason Kenney narrowly survive - only to resign his leadership. What comes next for the Alberta UCP? Should Jason Kenney stick around until his replacement is chosen? And why is a normal day in Alberta politics so much more interesting than an interesting day in Ontario politics? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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    • 32 min
    Episode 990: Fifty issues, ten personalities

    Episode 990: Fifty issues, ten personalities

    Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter watch the TVO Ontario leader's debate so you don't have to. What's our take on the state of the Ontario provincial election? Are the Liberals and NDP strategically misfiring? And what does it reveal about Stephen that he was so quick to assume David Herle was talking about him? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 988: Win by winning

    Episode 988: Win by winning

    Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter are subjected to Zain's "strategy scale" - grading an Ontario PC ad, Jason Kenney's punditry on the Conservative leadership race, bulk membership purchase accusations, Trudeau in Ukraine and more. Was Trudeau's visit to Ukraine a political win? Will accusations of bulk membership purchases change the UCP leadership review? And how good are good photos? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 986: Alberta A to Z

    Episode 986: Alberta A to Z

    Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter take on a grab-bag of political issues in Alberta that illustrate points around cabinet confidentiality, governments fighting "multi-front wars" and the dying days of mail-in ballot races. Should the public know what an official's advice to cabinet is? Will a big speech in the dying days of a mail-in ballot help you or hurt you? And is Corey drinking with the Pope again? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 985: Turnaround job

    Episode 985: Turnaround job

    Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter are asked to walk through how they would overhaul the public-facing parts of Jean Charest's leadership campaign before the gang turns their attention to increasing temperatures in the UCP leadership review. How should Charest overhaul his approach to events, media and message? Is there anything normal about political staff publicly attacking members of their own caucus? And why would The Strategists record on such a big day for Australian football? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps everybody in line.
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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

BigFanfromHHI ,

Best Cdn political podcast for Cdn expats.

Cory is informative, Carter entertaining and Zain somehow keeps them both on track.

Mom from HHI ,

Best podcast for Canadians living in U.S.

Insightful (Hogan)and entertaining (Carter). Great facilitator (Velji).

Brazilian1984 ,

Great show from a listener in the United States

I just discovered this podcast. I studied Canadian politics at a university in the United States and this podcast has increased my knowledge tremendously and I love the commentary you guys are not only informative but also very funny. You are the elixir that the world needs when it comes to learning about politics during these very uncertain times. Thanks for the great show up and keep up the great work you are doing you are truly making a difference!

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