The Beaverton Weekly Report
By The Beaverton
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Every week Beaverton editor-in-chief Luke Gordon Field assembles some of the country's best comedians and writers to talk, mock and riff their way through the news of the week. Then he puts their knowledge to the test in a very important quiz where the winner gets absolute nothing. Part panel show, part interview, the Beaverton Weekly Report is an hilarious look at what's going on in the world around us. It'll be just like watching CNN, only funnier and with fewer erectile dysfunction ads.
||ExplicitDecember 5, 2018: Trans activists make absurd demand to be treated like human beings||Luke and the Panel (Lora Campbell, Chanty Marostica and Lucia Linares Leon) do a deep dive on gender identity issues. They discuss how the trans and non-binary communities are dealing with attacks from Doug Ford, Donald Trump, faux allies and even...||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNovember 28, 2018: Doug Ford demands Green Party apologize for letting Oshawa GM Plant close||Luke and the Panel (Andrew Ivimey, Jon Blair, Todd Van Allen) talk about people getting screwed over! Specifically the people of Oshawa getting screwed over by GM (1:00), Paul Manafort maybe getting screwed over by Julian Assange by way of Robert...||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNovember 21, 2018: St. Michael's principal promises to restore school to acceptable levels of toxic masculinity||Luke and the Panel (Callum Wratten, Dave Barclay and Ryan Dillon) figure out what is wrong with the NDP, the Conservatives and Canada's private school system! They also discuss the Ontario PC's war on trans people and the french community, and of...||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNovember 8, 2018: The Beaverton will pay whatever it takes to not see Tony Clement's dick||Luke and the Panel (Michael Balazo, Kristy LaPointe and Ian MacIntyre) try not to get overwhelmed by how much news there is. They start by recapping the midterm elections and CNN's coverage (1:45), then move on to Trump firing everyone's favourite...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOctober 31, 2018: New CBC article ranks top 5 murderous dictatorships that can help grow your RSP||Luke and the Panel (Dave Atkinson, Aaron Hagey-MacKay and Andrew Ivimey) refuse to let the news get them down. They talk Trump’s influence over the mail bomber (2:30) and the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter (11:30), plus his attempt to use an executive..||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOctober 24, 2018: Analysts not sure rebate cheques and keeping humanity alive will convince Canadians to support carbon tax||Luke and the Panel (Alex Huntley, Alice Moran, Diana McCallum) talk elections! The Canadian municipal elections went mostly as expected with Tory being re-elected (1:30), but also contained some highs: goodbye Mammoliti and @norm and some lows:...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOctober 17, 2018: Local man willing to do anything that doesn't affect his daily life to stop climate change||Luke and the Panel (Rebecca Reeds, Craig Fay and Andrew Ivimey) ask the important question: you ever listen to a podcast ON WEED? They talk the media hype over weed legalization (2:00), the vastly different rules/regulations governing legal weed in...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOctober 10, 2018: Doug Ford ends opposition to Carbon Tax after reading all 2,500 pages of UN Climate Change Report||Luke and the Panel (Nour Hadidi, Courtney Gilmour and Ryan Dillon) talk about how we're all going to die! They break down why the most recent UN Climate Change Report is a warning that can't be ignored (2:00), but will be (12:00). They also discuss...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOctober 3, 2018: Conservatives: 'If we had re-negotiated NAFTA we would have capitulated immediately but also gotten Canada everything we wanted'||Luke and the Panel (Jocelyn Geddie, Dave Barclay, Jen MacIntyre) make jokes about complicated international trade agreements! They break down why 'USMCA' is a terrible acronym (1:30), the Conservatives suddenly pretending they wanted to play hardball...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeptember 26, 2018: Justin Trudeau campaigns for Security Council seat by wearing traditional United Nations outfit||Luke and the Panel (Miguel Rivas, Alessandra Vite and Callum Wratten) are excited to talk about the news and do fun Australian accents. They do a deep dive into the Brett Kavanaugh scandal, recapping the twitter storm when Ronan Farrow dropped the...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeptember 19, 2018: Sexual predators about to be most represented minority group on U.S. Supreme Court||Luke and the Panel (Craig Fay, Diana McCallum, Aaron Hagey-MacKay) have no shortage of ridiculous stories to discuss this week. They get into the fact that People's Party of Canada sounds like the name of a communist country (2:30), debate whether...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeptember 12, 2018: 'Doug is doing the right thing' says man who would lose his s**t if Trudeau invoked the Notwithstanding Clause||Our award winning* podcast returns! Luke explains the reason for the longer than expected hiatus and updates everyone on what's been going on these past 10 months. Then he and the Panel (Kat Angus, Andrew Ivimey, Ian MacIntyre) kick off season 2 with...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOctober 25, 2017: Brave Senator who endorsed, voted for Trump praised for running away from situation he created as fast as possible||Luke and the Panel (Alex Huntley, Craig Fay and Marilla Wex) discuss the Liberals conveniently timed budget update, the 'who gives a s**t' Bill Morneau scandal, Quebec's attempt to walk back the Niqab Ban, Donald Trump's SECOND feud with the family...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOctober 18, 2017: Liberals announce plan to just let every Canadian choose their own tax rate||Luke and the Panel (Ryan Dillon, Rebecca Reeds and Scott Montgomery) talk about Quebec's new Niqab ban, Quebec's distinct Islamophobia, the Liberals 'choose your own adventure' approach to business taxes, the latest in the NAFTA negotiations, and how...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOctober 11, 2017: After interviewing Jagmeet about Air India CBC promises to question Catholic Andrew Scheer about the IRA||Luke is joined by comedians Andrew Ivimey and Freddie Rivas as well as writer Tom Conway. Together they discuss the CBC's dog whistling Jagmeet Singh interview (3:00), why people who don't look like what white Canadians think a Canadian looks like...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOctober 4, 2017: To avoid politicizing tragedy, Republicans offer to debate gun control once America goes a week without a violent gun homicide||Luke and the Panel (Aisha Brown, Tim Rabnett and Aaron Hagey-MacKay) discuss the absurdity of the 'don't politicize this issue' point after the tragedy in Las Vegas (2:30), why some Americans believe gun control laws won't work (8:00), the fact that...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeptember 25, 2017: Live from JFL42 with Kyle Kinane, Ali Siddiq and D.J. Mausner||Luke is live at the JFL42 Comedy Festival with an all-star panel of Kyle Kinane, Ali Siddiq and D.J. Mausner. Together they discuss what visitors think when they visit Toronto (2:00), Trump's strategy of disinviting people who weren't coming to the...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeptember 20, 2017: Nation offers to spend nights, weekends working on Mueller's Trump investigation if it will speed things up||Luke and the Panel (Ian MacIntyre and Nour Hadidi) discuss the #Rocketman speech (2:00), detail why Donald Trump is like an embarrassing mom (5:30), pray for Mueller and his investigative team (9:00), consider how Manafort could be the Wee-Bey of this..||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeptember 13, 2017: Report: Every day that Ted Cruz does not like a porn tweet now feels boring by comparison||Luke and the Panel (Andrew Ivimey, Cathryn Naiker and Sebastian Fazio) break down why the Ted Cruz porn story is the greatest news story of the year so far (2:00), debunk the 'unnamed staffer' excuse (6:30), detail the levels of dumbness of the racist..||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeptember 7, 2017: Ben Affleck announces new film about how the CIA rescued gay men from Chechnya||Luke and panelists Jocelyn Geddie, Leonard Chan and Carol Zoccoli discuss how Trudeau finally acted like the progressive icon American media think he is by rescuing gay Chechens (2:00), plot the Ben Affleck movie about this that gives credit to the...||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAugust 30, 2017: Ontario to rename all John A. MacDonald schools John A. Scotiabank Elementary||Luke is joined by Miguel Rivas, Andrew Barr and Nile Seguin. They get into the furor over how the Maple Leafs will now play in a building named after a different corporation (3:00), the campaign to remove John A. MacDonald's name from school (9:45),...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAugust 23, 2017: Local man would be more worried about Trump's promise to terminate NAFTA if Trump had ever kept a single promise||Luke is joined by writers Anthony Bothelo and Joel Buxton as well as stand up Tracy Hamilton. They discuss the childlike wonder with which Donald Trump stared at the eclipse (2:30), how the war in Afghanistan will never end (6:00), why Donald Trump's...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAugust 16, 2017: Charlottesville Nazis immediately surrender following the 2017 Battle of the Bulge: internet shaming||Luke is joined by stand-up comedians Amanda Day, Joe Vu and Thomas Calnan for a valiant attempt to understand Charlottesville and Donald Trump's reaction. Specifically they discuss how dumb it is to protest the removal of confederate statues (2:00),...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAugust 9, 2017: Local man prepares for coming nuclear apocalypse by downloading new podcast episodes||Luke is joined by Jordan Foisy, Alexander Saxton and Lauren Messervey for this final podcast before the nuclear apocalypse. They discuss how North Korea went from global joke to our worst nightmare (4:30), why we should be afraid of Tommy Wiseau...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAugust 2, 2017||Luke is joined by Andrew Ivimey, Ned Petrie and Samuel Smith. Together they ask the question we are all wondering: Four hosts of the National? Four? (3:00). But also: will this turn into a Fleetwood Mac during Rumors situation (7:00)? And in a year...||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJuly 26, 2017||Luke and the Panel (Kevin Dowse and Wendy Litner) break down why the Russia-Trump story is like watching Lost (2:00), speculate on why Donald Trump keeps asking people if he can pardon himself (8:00), question whether Eric Trump could be the real...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJuly 19, 2017||Luke is joined by Pat Smith, Kristy LaPointe and Tom Conway for a look at how the US really doesn't care about Canadian news. They talk about how little the facts in the Omar Khadr case are being discussed (3:30), treating the case like a bad...||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJuly 12, 2017||Luke is joined by Alex Huntley, Jess Beaulieu and Aisha Brown for a deep dive on the Donald Trump Jr. scandal. They break down how this is like hearing The Beatles for the first time (2:00), the absurdity of Jr.'s 'adopting Russian babies' defence...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJuly 5, 2017||Luke and the Panel (Jon Blair, Alice Moran and Dave Barclay) discuss Trudeau's Canada Day 150 faux pas (2:00), why Alberta is so mad all the time (6:00), how the Proud Boys movement is giving rise to Ashamed Moms (11:00), the latest round of...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJune 14, 2017||Luke and the Panel break down how the GOP lets Donald Trump distract everyone while they pass horrific laws.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJune 7, 2017||This week Luke is joined by comedians Rhiannon Archer and Dena Jackson as well as writer Pat Dussault. The four of them wonder whether Andrew Scheer's Tory win is going to become the plot for a lame sequel to the Florida Recount (2:00), discuss how...||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMay 31, 2017||Luke is joined by podcaster Todd Van Allen, writer Eric Turkienicz and Second Jen creator/star Amanda Joy. They discuss the question on everyone's minds: who the f**k is Andrew Scheer (3:00)? But also: how great it feels to see Kellie Leitch lose so...||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMay 24, 2017||Beaverton editor-in-chief Luke Gordon Field is joined by Beaverton anchor Miguel Rivas, writer Tristan Bradley and comedian/podcaster Cathryn Naiker to talk about the best and worst news of the week. They tackle Donald Trump's 'an idiot abroad' tour...||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMay 18, 2017||Beaverton editor-in-chief Luke Gordon Field is joined by stand-up comedian Nour Hadidi, improviser Diana Frances and Beaverton editor Aaron Hagey-Mackay to talk about the insanity of the past week. They dive right in on the Trump-Russia scandal...||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMay 11, 2017 - Part 3||Beaverton editor-in-chief welcomes Buzzfeed staff writer Kat Angus and comedian/television writer Ian MacIntyre to discuss the burning tire fire that is America. They get into the Republicans desire to kill poor people (3:00), the sexual assault as...||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMay 11, 2017 - Part 2||Beaverton editor-in-chief Luke Gordon Field welcomes actress Kristy LaPointe, writer Alexander Saxton and the Beaverton's foreign correspondent Marilla Wex to discuss international news. Together they riff on the U.K. election (4:00), the fallout from..||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMay 11, 2017 - Part 1||Beaverton editor-in-chief Luke Gordon Field welcomes an all-star panel made up of stand-up comedian Andrew Ivimey, podcaster Jocelyn Geddie and television writer Jacob Duarte Spiel. Together they tackle the B.C. election (3:00), Kevin O'Leary dropping..||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun and informing
Worth a listen for Canadians and beyond!
NOT ENOUGH EDMONTON
AMAZING BUT NEEDS MORE EDMONTON
There has been an increase in EDMONTON. I already gave 5 out of 5 stars so now I rate this 6 stars.
The Kingston of Podcasts!
I always feel much more informed after listening to The Beaverton. The panelists are so insightful and articulate, presenting thoughtful anaysis about the most important issues of the week.
Also, I really appreciate how much The Beaverton cares about my health and the effort put into making each episode a great workout - the number of calories I burn while doubling over in laughter far exceeds any other podcast I listen to.