Best Canadian Politics podcasts (Updated July 2018; image)
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A politics show for people who hate politics.
 
Get daily access to the movers and shakers when we interview the country's most influential figures, from politicians to writers to leaders from all parts of the country.
 
CBC Radio's The House takes you behind the scenes in the world of Canadian politics. Parliament may take a summer recess but the business of national politics never stops; nor does The House.
 
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
 
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The National's Rosemary Barton tackles the week's big political stories with Canada's leading political journalists, including Chantal Hébert and Andrew Coyne. A podcast that helps you understand the why behind the moves and decisions of your elected officials.
 
Every week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. Expect incisive analysis and commentary, as well as interviews with the biggest newsmakers of the last seven days.
 
Welcome to Sorry Not Sorry, the Canadian politics and culture podcast where we discuss issues important to Canadians in an attempt to bridge the gap in an ever-polarizing society.
 
CPAC Today in Politics starts each weekday in Canadian politics with the latest news headlines, a summary of topical opinions from columnists, editorialists and pundits and a preview of the day's events and activities. Hosted by veteran writer and broadcaster Mark Sutcliffe, CPAC Today in Politics provides you with the information you need to understand what's driving public policy and political decision-making and tells you what to watch for in the day ahead. This podcast is only available ...
 
The Boys in Short Pants is Canada's newish political podcast, taking a second look at the goings-on of Canadian politics.
 
Canadian Patriot Podcast bringing together Canadians to discuss firearms, self reliance, and liberty
 
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This week on The House, guest host David Cochrane talks to the country's premiers about interprovincial trade, the carbon tax and pharmacare. We also sit down with Canada's ambassador to the U.S. to break down what could be the next blow to relations between the two countries.
 
Author and community organizer Jamil Jivani talks to Nam Kiwanuka about his book, "Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity," which aims to offer a better understanding of what leads young men to violence.
 
Returning guest David Moscrop joins the Boys for a discussion of the big ol' Cabinet shuffle and a recent court ruling that might end up being Canada's Citizens United. Maybe.
 
Canada's ambassador to the U.S. hopes NAFTA talks will resume in the next few weeks. Plus: P&P convenes the Premiers' League with former premiers Christy Clark and Darrell Dexter.
 
Raising sons in the 21st century is complicated. The rules, and roles, for boys are far less clear than ever before. In her new book, journalist Rachel Giese explores what it's like for boys to grow up in a culture that expects them to behave like boys, and then penalizes them for it. She joins Nam Kiwanuka to discuss what she learned while res ...…
 
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on his alliance with Doug Ford to fight the federal carbon tax plan. Plus: Ontario's Economic Development minister on the message he's bringing to Washington.
 
This week Gavin leads the panel with Better Andrew, Matt and Tim. Intro Hello to all you patriots out there in podcast land and welcome to Episode 142 of Canadian Patriot Podcast, the number one LIVE podcast in Canada. Recorded Monday July 16th, 2018. Gavin - business owner, gun enthusiast, hunter, atheist & CCFR Field Officer for the GTA Bette ...…
 
"Mad Blood Stirring" by Daemon Fairless shines a light on the reasons that violence might be appealing to men - reasons that arise from both nature and nurture. The Globe and Mail's Ian Brown described it as "alarming a read as it is compelling." Fairless talks to Nam Kiwanuka about his interviews with murderers and rapists, sports fans, and pr ...…
 
P&P gives you all the analysis of the Prime Minister's summer cabinet shuffle. Plus: the new Minister of Border Security Bill Blair, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on the carbon tax, and Trump's latest word mix-up.
 
Walk down any street, enter almost any public building, and experience history all around. It's probably not what textbook history will tell you, but one that ordinary people are documenting and sharing. Nam Kiwanuka welcomes Kaitlin Wainwright, director of programming at Heritage Toronto, and Morgan Cameron Ross, a musician who documents his p ...…
 
On The House midweek podcast, the CBC's Vassy Kapelos and Chris Hall break down the new moves within the federal cabinet with guest host David Cochrane. We also ask New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, who's hosting this week's meeting of the country's premiers, for his thoughts on the changes.
 
Donald Trump says he misspoke when he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue of U.S. election meddling. He said the misunderstanding is down to his use of a double negative...we'll ask the Power Panel if anyone's buying it. Ontario's new P.C. government has launched an inquiry into the previous government's spending. Doug Ford ...…
 
Former Toronto mayor David Crombie discusses the post-war housing boom and how cities such as Toronto expanded beyond traditional suburbs.
 
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki for a high-stakes, high-drama summit. Brookings Institution's Dr. Alina Polyakova gives P&P the political analysis, then Finland's ambassador to Canada explains why his country hosted the meeting. Plus: MPs on why they're holding emergency immigration meetings this summer, and the Power Panel dis ...…
 
This week on The House, another international summit turned into yet another opportunity for the disruptor-in-chief to strike. This time, U.S. president Donald Trump's targets were his NATO allies, including Canada. What does it mean for the future of the organization? We talk to retired U.S. Lt. General Ben Hodges and former Conservative Defen ...…
 
Living with a neurological condition can be a tremendous burden to patients and their caregivers. When the condition is ALS - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - it is a death sentence. The Agenda in the Summer welcomes author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova to discuss her latest book, "Every Note Played," in which she shines a light on the science, ...…
 
Ontario refuses to sign a joint communique on immigration, and the fallout between Immigration Min. Ahmed Hussen and his provincial counterpart Lisa MacLeod is explosive. P&P has all the analysis from Katie Simpson and the Power Panel. Plus: Pod Save America's Dan Pfeiffer looks ahead to the Democrats' road map for 2020, and PEI's Environment M ...…
 
It took Ontario explorer Mario Rigby more than two years to walk, paddle, and sail 12,000 kilometres across Africa; from South Africa to Egypt. By the time he saw the peaks of the pyramids, the 32-year-old had traipsed through eight countries, been shot at, jailed, attacked by snakes, and had nearly drowned. He also came across a unique brand o ...…
 
Donald Trump reaffirmed U.S. commitment to NATO today. Former NATO supreme allied commander James Stavridis tells Power & Politics that it's crisis averted...for now. Plus, Doug Ford's government laid out its agenda in a throne speech today. But was it more notable for what it didn't include? Our Ontario panel weighs in.…
 
This week Gavin leads the panel with Tim, Matt, and Dave. Hello to all you patriots out there in podcast land and welcome to Episode 141 of Canadian Patriot Podcast, the number one LIVE podcast in Canada. Recorded Monday July 9th, 2018. Gavin - business owner, gun enthusiast, hunter, atheist & CCFR Field Officer for the GTA Tim - Sport shooter, ...…
 
Tom Wilson, a prolific songwriter and three-time Juno award-winning musician from Hamilton has played in bands from Junkhouse to Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and Lee Harvey Osmond. He's had success, but it hasn't always been easy. Wilson talks to Nam Kiwanuka about his life in and out of music, as chronicled in his book, "Beautiful Scars: Steelt ...…
 
This week on the midweek podcast, we ask Derek Chollet, a former U.S. senior defence advisor, how President Donald Trump's approach could influence this week's NATO meeting, and what Canada should prepare for.
 
Donald Trump berates NATO allies on defence spending at the leaders' summit. Will his pressure tactics make the alliance stronger, or drive it apart? Former Canadian and US ambassadors to NATO Yves Brodeur and Ivo Daalder are here. Plus, Doug Ford's government announces they're reverting to the 1998 sex-ed curriculum, and the Hydro One CEO and ...…
 
Musicians are among the hardest-hit by digital disruption; online streaming and the freemium model have meant lower income. Blockbuster musicians have survived just fine, but what about session players, or songwriters-artists who can't fill arenas, but in the past would have made a living with radio play and gigs at clubs across the country? Na ...…
 
Did governments see the Greyhound cuts coming, and could they have stopped it? P&P talks to the beleaguered bus company's regional vice president for Western Canada. Plus, a British Conservative MP gives us the inside scoop on the Brexit chaos inside Theresa May's government, and the Power Panel - with help from polls go-to guru Eric Grenier - ...…
 
Former Toronto mayor David Crombie talks to Nam Kiwanuka about how cities such as Toronto were built in the post-War era and why the capacity to build this way no onger exists.
 
Northeastern Ontario hub journalist Claude Sharma travelled to Manitoulin Island to visit one of Canada's few dark sky preserves to find out why people have a longing to look to the skies.
 
Prime Minister Trudeau extends Canada's military mission in Latvia - is it an effort to appease Donald Trump's complaints on defence spending ahead of the NATO summit? MPs debate. Plus, former senior counsel to Canada on CETA Christophe Bondy fills us in from London on the latest Brexit blow as some of Theresa May's top ministers resign in protest.…
 
The Boys are back, and discuss asylum and the Safe Third Country Agreement, Doug Ford, the Prime Minister's music festival mishaps, and the potential of a cabinet shuffle.
 
This week on The House, the former U.S. Representative to NATO, Douglas Lute, looks ahead at a potential explosive meeting of NATO leaders next week. Then, we discuss Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of an allegation of inappropriate behaviour that dates back almost two decades.
 
When Aida Edemariam sat down to write "The Wife's Tale," a memoir about her paternal grandmother, she found an incredible story that went past the bonds of familial love and recounted the turbulent history of Ethiopia at the beginning of the 20th century. The Agenda in the Summer welcomes Edemariam, also a senior features writer and editor at T ...…
 
A Quebec center for countering radicalization says the number of hate crime reports it received in 2017 was twenty times higher than 2015. What's behind the troubling trend? The center's research manager is here to discuss. Plus, a new report suggest that if Canada responded to a Trump auto tariff, the results would be catastrophic. We talk to ...…
 
A mix of celebrity journalism, foreign affairs reporting, and fashion pushed Vanity Fair to the top due to the vision and drive of its editor-in-chief, Tina Brown. She went on to recreate that success with the iconic New Yorker, and co-founded digital upstart the Daily Beast. She recounts those first years in the business in her new memoir, "Va ...…
 
Ontario's new PC government said today that the federal government is 100 per cent to blame for the refugee housing crisis gripping Toronto. Ontario says Ottawa should therefore foot 100% of the bills. We ask Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to respond. Dozens more Canadian troops are departing for the peacekeeping mission in Mali. How do you ...…
 
While Tina Brown has been described as a "red Porsche" and "a gold-dust fairy" she considers herself a "magazine romantic." At 25 she was named editor-in-chief of Tatler magazine in the U.K., before crossing the pond to revive Vanity Fair in America in the early 1980s. She talks to Nam Kiwanuka about those early days, missing England, the 1991 ...…
 
Mexico has elected a populist free trade sceptic as its new president. What does Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's big win mean for the fate of NAFTA? Mexico's Ambassador to Canada is here to discuss. Ontario's new PC government has announced several reversals and delays on everything from ticket resale laws to the previous government's prescriptio ...…
 
On The House midweek podcast, guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Hugo Perezcano, a former counsel on international trade to Mexico's Ministry of Economy, about how the outcome of the Mexican election will impact NAFTA talks and what that could mean for Canada.
 
Secrecy, lust, love, scandal, and intergenerational change all make an appearance in Alan Hollinghurst's new novel. "The Sparsholt Affair" is a sweeping story that explores how a father's secrets from the past can affect the life of his son. The Man Booker Prize-winning author talks to Nam Kiwanuka about the novel and his life as a writer.…
 
Former Mexican Congressman Agustin Barrios Gomez looks ahead to how Mexico's new president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will approach NAFTA and trilateral trade. Plus: Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. have officially kicked in. Is America feeling the impact yet? We check in with the Detroit business community.…
 
It's been quite an election season for Ontario these past couple of months and brace yourself - we are set to go back to the polls on October 22. This time, the people of this province will get to elect the leaders who will run our cities and towns and our public school systems. We here at the Agenda in the Summer will be taking a special look ...…
 
Many cottages - also known as camps in northern Ontario - are on leased First Nations land. And as Ontario Hubs journalist Adam McDowell explains, when these leases run out, difficult decisions have to be made.
 
This week Andrew is away, so Gavin, Tim, Marty, and Benny get together and drive the crazy train. This week in non-fake news the panel covers Jordan Peterson, and Trudeau's sunglasses. Liberal riding chair Mark Elyas picks a fight with gun owners. Water balloon fight ends with fine, Trudeau's Indian vacation cost $1.5M. The RCMP jump the gun on ...…
 
This week on The House, with retaliatory tariffs running into the billions of dollars being levied on a wide range of American goods in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, we ask Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland about her plan to settle the trade dispute with the United States. We also have a feature conversation with the ...…
 
Anishinaabe culture is traditionally passed through generations with songs and stories. But when the Canadian government introduced the Indian Act in 1876 and created residential schools, Indigenous people were barred from practicing their religion and culture, leaving a gap in these oral stories. Southwestern Ontario Hubs journalist Mary Baxte ...…
 
It's been almost two decades since a Progressive Conservative leader was elected with a majority mandate and took the oath of office as premier of Ontario. In 1999, it was Mike Harris. Today, it was Doug Ford, who campaigned as his slogan said: "for the people." Now, with his cabinet sworn in earlier today, and the first strands of policy in vi ...…
 
Canada's international trade minister Francois-Philippe Champagne explains what will happen once the retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. kick in on July 1. Plus: Doug Ford's transition team chair discusses the new cabinet, priorities and next steps for the PC government, and the P&P Ontario panel weighs in on today's big stories.…
 
They may be two buttoned-down corporate lawyer types. But away from the office, Julian Porter and Stephen Grant are massive art lovers. They've now written their second book about their first love called "149 Paintings You Really Need to See in North America," and the legal dynamic duo takes Steve Paikin through a handful of them.…
 
It has been a long, winding, and sometimes strange journey for how marijuana is viewed in Canada since it was made illegal in 1923. "It has been known to turn quiet, respectable youths into raving murderers, seeking victims to satisfy their delusions," said the Globe and Mail in 1937. The Agenda examines 95 years of pot prohibition and the mass ...…
 
Earlier this month, the U.S. slapped Canada with tariffs on steel and aluminum. Tomorrow, Canada will reveal exactly how it will strike back. But as the government looks to protect this country - could it also be hurting it? We talk to two representatives from the construction industry who are concerned about the government's plan. Plus, we'll ...…
 
The Agenda welcomes author and history teacher J.D.M. Stewart to discuss his book, "Being Prime Minister," which opens the door of 24 Sussex and reveals the personal stories of Canada's 23 prime ministers.
 
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