24 episodes

Join comedian Charlie Demers (author of Property Values, The Horrors and Vancouver Special) for a monthly podcast engaging with fiction and non-fiction books of interest to the left. Find us on Twitter @Well_Reds and online at ricochet.media.

'Well Reds' broadcasts out of Vancouver (Coast Salish Territories), Canada.
Produced by André Goulet and mastered by Chris Hernandez at Studio Petit Palais in Montréal (Mohawk and Algonquin Territories), Québec.

Well Reds: A Left Book Podcast Well Reds

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    • 4.8, 6 Ratings

Join comedian Charlie Demers (author of Property Values, The Horrors and Vancouver Special) for a monthly podcast engaging with fiction and non-fiction books of interest to the left. Find us on Twitter @Well_Reds and online at ricochet.media.

'Well Reds' broadcasts out of Vancouver (Coast Salish Territories), Canada.
Produced by André Goulet and mastered by Chris Hernandez at Studio Petit Palais in Montréal (Mohawk and Algonquin Territories), Québec.

    Ep21 The Well Reds Holiday Special: End of Year Reflections

    Ep21 The Well Reds Holiday Special: End of Year Reflections

    On the December episode of the Well Reds podcast, it's a group effort as host Charlie Demers welcomes a galaxy of international stars to help him say "until next time"!

    As we prepare to step away from the mic for a break, thanks to the thousands of listeners who've helped to make this show a success over the last 20 months. We'll be back. See you in 2019!

    You can find Charlie's crime and comedy caper 'Property Values' from our sponsor Galiano Island books at galianoislandbooks.com and pick up his Juno-nominated comedy album 'Fatherland' wherever you find your music!

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    • 37 min
    Ep20 'A New Hope for Mexico' w/ journalist Dawn Paley

    Ep20 'A New Hope for Mexico' w/ journalist Dawn Paley

    On the November episode of the Well Reds podcast, host Charlie Demers welcomes journalist and academic Dawn Paley (author of 'Drug War Capitalism' from AK Press) for a wide-ranging conversation on Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador's 'A New Hope for Mexico' available now from Counterpoint Press.

    Follow Dawn on Twitter at @dawn_ and pick up 'A New Hope for Mexico' and Charlie's own crime and comedy caper 'Property Values' from our sponsor Galiano Island books at galianoislandbooks.com

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Well Reds: October Apologia

    Well Reds: October Apologia

    On a spooky October mini episode of the Well Reds podcast, hair-raising host Charlie 'Drag Me To Hell' Demers is very sorry for the delay.

    Look for Charlie's chilling conversation with returning guest 'Sinister' Samir Gandesha (Director at Simon Fraser University Institute of the Humanities) on Chantal Mouffe's 'For a Left Populism' later this month.

    Catch Charlie on the 'Politics and Podcasts' panel at the 2018 Vancouver Podcast Festival this Thursday, November 8th:

    https://www.vanpodfest.ca/event/thursday-politics-and-podcasts

    • 10 min
    Ep19 'The Chapo Guide to Revolution' w/ writer Vyas Saran

    Ep19 'The Chapo Guide to Revolution' w/ writer Vyas Saran

    On the September episode of the Well Reds podcast, host Charlie Demers welcomes writer and policy researcher Vyas Saran (Maclean's, Vancouver Sun, policynote.ca) for a conversation on 'The Chapo Guide to Revolution: a Manifesto Against Logic, Facts and Reason' published by Simon & Shuster.

    Follow Vyas on Twitter at @vyassaran and pick up the 'The Chapo Guide to Revolution' and Charlie's own 'Property Values' from our sponsor Galiano Island books at galianoislandbooks.com

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Ep18: Eva Dolan's 'This is How it Ends' w/ noir author Sam Wiebe

    Ep18: Eva Dolan's 'This is How it Ends' w/ noir author Sam Wiebe

    On the August episode of the Well Reds podcast, host Charlie Demers welcomes returning guest and noir writer Sam Wiebe (author of 'Cut You Down', 'Invisible Dead') for a conversation on Eva Dolan's tale of community activism, mystery and possible murder 'This is How it Ends', published by Bloombury USA.

    Pick up the 'This is How it Ends', 'Cut You Down', 'Invisible Dead' and Charlie's own 'Property Values' from our sponsor Galiano Island books at galianoislandbooks.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep17: Asad Haider's 'Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump' w/ writer Am Johal

    Ep17: Asad Haider's 'Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump' w/ writer Am Johal

    On the July episode of the Well Reds podcast, host Charlie Demers is joined by Am Johal, Director of Simon Fraser University's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and co-author of 'Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale' (w/ Matt Hearn and Joe Sacco) for a few-holds-barred conversation on Asad Haider's 'Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump' out now from Verso Books.

    Pick up the 'Mistaken Identity' from our sponsor Galiano Island books at galianoislandbooks.com

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

J0NLL ,

Super smart, legitimately funny

Is it comedy? Literary criticism? Left political philosophy? A squinty glimpse into the weeds of BC politics? It sure is! Not every episode is equally compelling, but at its best it is as good as anything out there on any of these topics. I hope it keeps going, and takes up some more widely read texts.

beezus71 ,

This podcast is so great!

I had no idea Charlie is a lefty! This is a great, smart, and funny podcast. It's Canadian as hell, but good for the rest of us too. I wish Derrick would come back, maybe someday? Anyway, listen!

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