20 episodes

Unmaking Saskatchewan is a proudly anticapitalist and anticolonial podcast series on how the province of Saskatchewan was made - and how it can be unmade. This series examines how this province's history impacts its present, and how we might be able to change its future.

Hosted by alex birrell (@abirlios), a queer settler, sometimes journalist, writer, and anti-capitalist from southern Saskatchewan.

Support the show and find transcripts at https://www.patreon.com/unmakingsaskatchewan.

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Unmaking Saskatchewan is a proudly anticapitalist and anticolonial podcast series on how the province of Saskatchewan was made - and how it can be unmade. This series examines how this province's history impacts its present, and how we might be able to change its future.

Hosted by alex birrell (@abirlios), a queer settler, sometimes journalist, writer, and anti-capitalist from southern Saskatchewan.

Support the show and find transcripts at https://www.patreon.com/unmakingsaskatchewan.

    Devine Punishment: The Cost of Electing Conservatives (w/ Simon Enoch)

    Devine Punishment: The Cost of Electing Conservatives (w/ Simon Enoch)

    In 1982 Saskatchewan elected the second Conservative government in the province's history. By the time the dust settled nine years later the province is $12 billion in debt, 12 members of the Devine government are convicted of fraud, and the Progressive Conservatives cease to exist as a political force in Saskatchewan ever again. Alex talks with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Saskatchewan director Simon Enoch about the Devine era and its legacy, which haunts the province to this day.

    Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/unmakingsaskatchewan.

    • 45 min
    The Church Must Gather: Anticipating the Rise of the Canadian Christian Right

    The Church Must Gather: Anticipating the Rise of the Canadian Christian Right

    Evangelical Christians have impacted the social and political fabric of Saskatchewan for over a century, from fur-trade era missionaries to the temperance movement to the anti-trans "parent's rights" legislation. At the same time, the movement in Canada has tended towards moderation in comparison to their counterparts in the U.S. This episode examines the history of evangelicals in Saskatchewan and Canada and how the rise of Trump and the COVID era has put new energy into Canada's Christian right.

    Sources:

    This U.S.-based ‘hate group’ is using a shadowy network of lawyers and doctors to infiltrate Canada


    How Canadian evangelicalism is reinventing purity culture as ‘pro-women’


    Canada’s marginal ‘Christian right’


    Trinity Western loses fight for Christian law school as court rules limits on religious freedom 'reasonable'

    Exorcism at Sask. children's Bible camp could be criminal, say experts

    Fact Sheet: Public Opinion on Abortion

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Inside Saskatchewan's Evangelical Movement (w/ Dallas Verity)

    Inside Saskatchewan's Evangelical Movement (w/ Dallas Verity)

    The evangelical movement is becoming increasingly salient in Saskatchewan politics, most recently with the passage of the anti-trans "parents' rights" legislation passed in fall 2023, legislation that had substantial backing from evangelical churches and organizations. Alex talks with Dallas Verity, a Regina resident who was raised in the church and worked as a youth pastor before leaving the church after coming to question its reactionary doctrines.

    Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/unmakingsaskatchewan.

    • 44 min
    The Saskatchewan United Party

    The Saskatchewan United Party

    The Sask United Party was registered as a political party in Saskatchewan in November 2022 and since then they've espoused a deeply fascist politic. SUP leader, Nadine Wilson, left the Sask Party caucus in September 2021 after lying about being vaccinated. The party ran its first candidate, oil executive and Evangelical Christian Jon Hromek, in the Lumsden Morse byelection in August 2023. On this episode Alex digs into Wilson and Hromek and unpacks the party's constitution, platform, and propaganda.

    Find us on Patreon at patreon.com/unmakingsaskatchewan.

    • 59 min
    John Gormley is a Hack (w/ Jeremy Davis)

    John Gormley is a Hack (w/ Jeremy Davis)

    More like GONE Gormley. On November 24th conservative hack and area goblin John Gormley will go off the airwaves for good after a quarter century of bloviating from the Rawlco studio. Jeremy Davis joins Alex to talk about Gormley’s legacy. Rest in piss, John!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    LIVE AT BRIARPATCH'S 50TH - Is Fascism on the Rise in Saskatchewan?

    LIVE AT BRIARPATCH'S 50TH - Is Fascism on the Rise in Saskatchewan?

    From the anti-trans "parents' rights" bill to the rise of the Sask United Party, the province is moving aggressively to the right. People are increasingly using the term fascism to describe what they're seeing. But fascism is a specific type of right wing politics, and it's not a term to be used lightly. So Alex dug in to the political philosophy of fascism to figure out whether the fash in Sask are really ascendant.


    Sources:

    The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton
    The Nature of Fascism by Roger Griffin
    How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley

    • 50 min

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