The Daveberta Podcast
By Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman
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Alberta's best politics podcast, hosted by Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman, and produced by Adam Rozenhart.
||CleanEpisode 28: An Unconstitutional Dog Ate My Homework||The Friday night bombshell that hit Stephen Mandel and the Alberta Party, the likelihood of Premier Rachel Notley tabling a budget before calling the 2019 election and how much influence the anti-abortion group the Wilberforce Project actually has over.||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: When is Alberta’s next election? And will Don Iveson be the next Prime Minister of Canada?||In this episode of the Daveberta Podcast, we stare deep into our crystal ball to figure out when Premier Rachel Notley will call Alberta’s next election, dissect some of the key messages from the party leaders,||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Bighorn Country, Oil Refineries, and the Best of Alberta Politics||Controversy over the Bighorn Country proposal and Premier Rachel Notley’s oil refinery announcement are where we started the discussion in this episode. Dave and Ryan also delved into the latest nomination news,||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: We answer your Alberta Politics questions||We asked listeners to send us their Alberta politics questions and we dedicated our final episode of 2018 to answering them! We kicked off this episode with a game of “is it more likely,” where we discuss different potential scenarios in Alberta pol||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Oil, Pipelines and Alberta’s next election.||The First Minister’s Meeting, oil prices, and Premier Rachel Notley’s performance on the national stage are where we started the discussion in this episode. Dave and Ryan also delved into the latest nomination news and what 2019 holds for Alberta p||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Special guest Kristin Raworth||Kristin Raworth joined Dave and Ryan on the podcast this week as we discussed women in politics and how Alberta’s political parties are addressing harassment and sexual violence. We also delved into the latest political news about Alberta’s ne||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Special guest Jamil Jivani, author of Why Young Men||Jamil Jivani joined Dave and Ryan on the podcast this week as we discussed his new book, Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity, and delved into how Political Action Committees are shaping politics in our province and how they might impac.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Jumpin’ Joe Anglin, UCP Interruptions Bozai, and the NDP’s $15/hour minimum wage||Joe Anglin’s return to Alberta politics, what happens when a white nationalist, anti-immigration group shows up to a United Conservative Party pub night, and what happens now that the New Democratic Party government has implemented its promised $15 pe||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Five Months until Alberta’s Next Election||This week Dave and Ryan are joined by our friend Kate Kerber as we discuss how Rachel Notley‘s New Democratic Party government is doing and what the NDP might need to do to win the election in 2019. We also chat about the latest candidate nominatio||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Quashing Pipelines and Political Dreams||In this episode of the Daveberta Podcast, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman discuss the latest news in Alberta politics, including Premier Rachel Notley’s response to the quashing of approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline,||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Maximum Bern and The Disgruntled Politicians of Canada||In this episode of the Daveberta Podcast, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman discuss the what’s happening in Alberta politics, including the New Democratic Party convention on September 28, 29 and 30, 2018 in Red Deer and the Freedom Conservative Par||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Partisanship and the future of Alberta politics||This week on the Daveberta Podcast, guest hosts Erika Barootes, Janis Irwin and Natasha Soles chat with our producer Adam Rozenhart about their experiences in provincial politics and where they see Alberta politics moving in the near future.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Derek Fildebrandt introduces the Derek Fildebrandt Party||In this episode of the Daveberta Podcast, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman discuss whether Derek Fildebrandt‘s Freedom Conservative Party will be relevant in the next election, Rachel Notley‘s role at the recent Council of the Federation meeting||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Politicians pretending to be Cowboys. It’s Stampede Week in Calgary!||It is Calgary Stampede season, which means politicians from across Canada are flocking to Alberta’s largest city to show off their recently purchased plaid shirts and cowboy hats. In this episode of the Daveberta Podcast,||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Alberta Equalization, NDP Attack Ads, and Social Media Advice for Candidates||What does the renewal of the national Equalization formula mean for Alberta? What should Rachel Notley and Jason Kenney be doing this summer? What do we think about the New Democratic Party’s latest attack ad?||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Doug Ford’s big win, Andrew Scheer’s deal with the Cheese Mafia, and more.||In this episode of the Daveberta Podcast, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman discuss Doug Ford’s win in Ontario’s election, the NDP’s mid-campaign surge, and the Green Party’s surprising growth across Canada. We also tackle Andrew Scheer’s deal w||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Trans Mountain Pipeline deadline, NDP family conflict, and Horwath NDP vs. Ford Nation in Ontario’s Election||How are Canada’s political leaders are positioning themselves ahead of the Kinder Morgan corporation’s imposed May 31 pipeline deadline? What will federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau say when he visits Calgary this week?||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: UCP policy, NDP abortion clinic bubble zones, and turning off the oil taps to BC||The United Conservative Party‘s founding convention, the New Democratic Party‘s abortion clinic bubble zone and plans to turn off the oil and gas taps to British Columbia, are just some of the topics Dave Cournoyer (live from Halifax) and Ryan Has||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Week 300 of the Trans Mountain Pipeline debate, and predictions for Alberta’s 2019 Election.||This episode includes analysis from Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman about week 300 of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline dispute (including updates from Ryan, who was behind enemy lines in Vancouver) and the latest candidate nomination updates a.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Rachel Notley, Jason Kenney and 12 months until the next election||This episode includes exclusive interviews with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Official Opposition leader Jason Kenney. Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman asked both leaders a few questions they thought would provide a glimpse into the party building,||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: The Return of the Leg, Pipelines, and prep for the 2019 election||With Alberta’s Legislature back in session this week, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman deliver their takes on the hottest issues facing MLAs, including Premier Rachel Notley’s Pipeline motion and how Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bi||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: #MeToo, Women in Politics, Education and another old white male political leader||This week on the Daveberta Podcast, guest hosts Lianne Bell, Kyla Fisher and Janelle Morin discuss the #MeToo movement and how it has impacted them and the latest on Alberta’s political landscape, including Stephen Mandel’s win in the Alberta Part||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Alberta-BC Pipeline War, UCP loses 2 MLAs, and Alberta Party leadership race||We’re back! After a brief hiatus because Ryan was down south helping Make America Great Again, we are back with a new episode of The Daveberta Podcast. In this episode, Dave and Ryan discuss the ongoing dispute between Alberta Premier Rachel Notley an||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: #MeToo rocks Canadian politics, Kara Levis and the PST, goodbye Brad Wall, and more.||A look at how allegations of sexual misconduct have rocked Canadian politics, Alberta Party leadership candidate Kara Levis‘ sales tax idea, how a change in leadership could change Alberta-Saskatchewan relations,||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Alberta Party (again), leaked UCP policy, and predictions for 2018||The Alberta Party leadership race (it’s finally a race!), the United Conservative Party’s leaked policy document, predictions for 2018, and hot gossip from the Alberta Legislature are just some of the topics covered in the latest episode of The Dave||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Best of Alberta Politics 2017||In the latest episode of The Daveberta Podcast, Ryan and I discuss Kara Levis‘ entry into the Alberta Party leadership race, the results of the Calgary-Lougheed by-election, Conservative MPs being challenged for their nominations,||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Twitter Discourse, PACs, Election Reform and more.||The state of discourse in Alberta politics (and social media), Political Action Committees, election reforms, the Calgary-Lougheed by-election, and federal candidate nomination gossip are just some of the topics covered in the latest episode of The Dav||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Calgary-Lougheed by-election, Alberta Party leadership and more.||The Calgary-Lougheed by-election, the Alberta Party leadership race, a new ThinkHQ poll, Rachel Notley as Canada’s Pipeline Paladin, and changing electoral boundaries are just some of the topics covered in the latest episode of The Daveberta Podcast||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPilot Episode: Julie Payette and Jason Kenney||In a first of what we expect to be a regular feature, I have joined forces with conservative political commentator Ryan Hastman in launching the Daveberta Podcast. In our pilot episode, recorded on November 5, 2017,||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Disappointed to see Brother Dave giving this neoliberal UCP apologist “Ryan Hastman” a platform. Also, your submission to pro-capitalist “sponsors” makes me wonder if you even have the revolution in your heart anymore, comrade.
Smart, respectful and interactive
This podcast has taught me a lot about the inner workings of party politics and the historical antecedents that have brought us to today's political landscape. The hosts disagree on a lot of things, but maintain a mutual respect, and I love to hear their answers to listeners' questions.
Informative and interesting perspectives.