The Beaverton Weekly Report
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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.
||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|
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The Beaverton website is one of the funniest sites on the web, and it's great to see their brilliance and humour translated into podcast form. The panel guests are smart and clever, and Luke is an affable but informed host. I'm hooked.
Very excited for this new podcast from The Beaverton!