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Canadian politics for people who hate punditry.
||CleanEpisode 16 - Canada's Comatose Corporate Media Ft. Ethan Cox||If you can't tell, I'm very proud of this episode's title.This week I talk to Ricochet co-founder Ethan Cox about Canada's media bailout and what it means for our journalists, pundits and media companies. We discuss the horrible state of Can...||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 - Debunking Misinformation About the UN Migration Compact Ft. Sharry Aiken||Lots of misinformation is flying around about the United Nations Global Migration Compact that was passed this week. Immigration and refugee lawyer Sharry Aiken joins the show again (our first repeat guest!) to break down the facts and debunk far-ri...||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 — Sweet, Sweet Bailout Cash||In this episode of Family Compact, Taylor & Geoff discuss Andrew Scheer's tinfoil-hatted theorizing about the UN Migration Compact, beg our new masters in Ottawa for some media bailout cash, and break down the state of the 2019 Federal election ...||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 — Stephen Harper's Bad Populism Take||Just Taylor on this one, as Geoff languishes in a Budapest prison (probably). I dig into Stephen Harper's interview with Ben Shapiro on the difference between right-wing and left-wing populism. No surprise that I don't share his view that Bernie San...||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 — Hatefest Canada 2018 Ft. Bernie Farber||No Taylor this week, just Geoff. We got our schedules mixed up and the 6-hour timezone difference is killer.Geoff speaks with media commentator, activist and Anti-Hate Canada Chairperson Bernie Farber about the history of anti-Semitism in Ca...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 — Tribal Warfare Ft. Mollie Anderson||We discuss the national incoming pollution tax & dividend plan, Doug Ford's heroic war on ISIS driver's licenses, and the "tribalism" scare that's sweeping the discourse. Then Mollie Anderson, national director of a Put a Price On It Can...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 — Never Trust TripAdvisor||On episode 10 of Family Compact...The Toronto Sun spread fake news about a Toronto hotel sheltering refugees. We look at what happened, and how right wing media spreads misinformation to achieve its political goals. Geoff wrote a pie...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 — Climate Blues||Just the sad boys for this one, folks. We talk about the latest update on our progress towards global climate meltdown (we're getting there). Then we dig into the Toronto Star's ongoing investigation of right-wing extremism (they're violent). Finall...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 — Why Your Boss Loves Doug Ford Ft. Sheila Block||Geoff & Taylor discuss the unholy alliance of Doug Ford and the business lobby to repeal Bill 148, Ontario's most recent worker protection legislation. Taylor digs into the issue in an interview with Sheila Block, senior economist at the Canadian Ce...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus excerpt: Episode 7 - Humans of Basic Income w/ Jessie Golem||in this bonus excerpt from our members-only episode, available in full to our Cable members, Geoff talks to Humans of...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 — The Ford Report||Well, here comes the hammer. Doug Ford's busy laying the groundwork to take a chainsaw to Ontario's welfare state and public services. We discuss how this process is unfolding and what his first lines of attack could be. Then in a new segmen...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 — Haters Gonna Hate||Have you heard the name Marrisa Shen? If not, you will soon, because the right wing media machine is going to talk about the death of this young woman ad nauseam for the next 12 months. We talk about why that is, and how right wing media is weaponiz...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 — Notwithstand By Me||Woo, Ford Nation baby, where the laws are made up and the courts don't matter. We discuss Doug Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause, and how norms and unwritten rules won't save us. Other topics on this episode: The relation...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 — Right Wing Psychopaths||On episode 3 of Family Compact Taylor & Geoff try to understand why so many mass shooters JUST HAPPEN to obsessively consume right wing media. Then we chat about the Bannon-Frum debate of the century. Plus, we take target practice with Terence Corco...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 — ConservaCon||Taylor & Geoff discuss what happened at last weekend's Conservative Convention and their courageous stand against... giving citizenship to people born here? Then Geoff sits down with Buzzfeed Canada writer and author Scaachi Koul to discuss her clos...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 — The Hash Anniversary||The very first episode of Family Compact, a new Canadian politics podcast from The Cable. This week we talk about Maxime Bernier giving the hogs at r/JordanPeterson their very own party, the Conservative Party's warm embrace of white nationalism, and D.||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Really felt this
This was a podcast that I really felt. As a member of the band The National I like cool stuff. And this? Was cool stuff. Great hosts and banter. Can’t wait to recommend them at our next concert.