Best Canadian Politics podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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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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COMMONS
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A politics show for people who hate politics.
 
Most readers of Stephen Leacock's works are familiar with his witty and humorous writings, but few may be aware that he was also a gifted teacher, political ideologue, economist and fiction writer. Though he wrote six books on Canadian history, none of them attained the status of a standard text on the subject and were regarded more as opinion pieces without much academic foundation. Yet, the Chronicles of Canada series by Stephen Leacock remains an interesting and entertaining read. In this ...
 
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.
 
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PolitiCoast
Weekly
 
A Canadian politics podcast from the West Coast.
 
Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.
 
Canadian Bacon is a podcast that rounds up the biggest stories and events of the week. We explore movie news, pop culture and politics. Every episode we will showcase a new movie trailer.
 
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The View Up Here
Weekly
 
Let's talk about Canadian politics. Not the spin, not the talking points, not the partisan bluster. Let's talk about the reality of this "democracy"
 
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Dogma Debate
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Los Angeles comedian, David Smalley, discusses religion and politics with preachers, pastors, comedians, and people of different world views.
 
NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.
 
Welcome to The 'X' Zone Radio Show.... a place where Fact is Fiction and Fiction is Reality where Canadian broadcaster and media personality, the host, creator and executive producer, Rob McConnell has been at the helm of this Internationally syndicated terrestrial radio and satellite programming since 1990 and broadcasting/producing TV programming, commercials, and specials since 1981.Topics that are discussed with those that Rob interviews from around the world include:11:11, 2012, 666: Th ...
 
CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
 
This lengthy political essay by noted Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock was written while he was professor of political economy at McGill University. He argues for a middle ground between individualism/capitalism and pure socialism. Listeners in the early 21st century may find this 90-year old essay oddly topical.
 
A critical but mostly overlooked aspect of both contemporary and historical political violence is the role diaspora communities have played in the planning, organization, financing, and execution of acts of terror. Members of the American Irish, Canadian Sikh, Swiss Tamil and Australian Croat diasporas—to provide just a sample—have all been powerful agents in the terrorist activities perpetrated in the name of their national and religious communities. The Diaspora Politics and Transnational ...
 
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Safe Space
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A weekly show about news and politics that is making a safe space for your questionable takes. hosted by Vicky Mochama.
 
Colombia Calling is your first stop for everything you ever wanted to know about Colombia. Interviewing experts in the travel industry, dealing with security issues and explaining the cultural nuances of this newly fashionable destination, Colombia Calling is hosted by Anglo Canadian expat Richard McColl.
 
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Red Ice Radio
Weekly
 
Headquartered in Sweden and North America, Red Ice Radio is a talk radio program hosted by Henrik Palmgren, predominately focusing on issues concerning European survival. Henrik interviews authors, researchers and commentators for two hours, three times a week. The second hour is available for members. The show is independent, commercial free and supported by members, available on demand directly from redice.tv.
 
Known as the Canadian Mark Twain, Stephen Leacock was a humorist whose gentle parodies and spoofs still evoke a smile and a chuckle more than a hundred years after they were first published. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town was published in 1912. Set in the fictional town of Mariposa in Canada, which is peopled by a delightful assortment of characters, the book has proved to be an enduring classic in the humor genre. Readers around the world continue to enjoy these little stories about the ...
 
On every show, Jeff and Kevin dive deep in to a topic or two from different perspectives. Jeff will have the Canadian take on the issue and Kevin will have a take from point of view from the United States.
 
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Danielle Smith
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Danielle Smith's background as former leader of the Wildrose Party makes her ideally suited to deliver this unique show that is much more than just politics.
 
Live from Denver, Colorado Eddie Jason & Chris is a weekly podcast delivering current events, hot topics and interviews with musicians and newsmakers. You never know what you'll get with EJC, but we can not confidently assure you that it will be entertaining. Get a weekly dose of EJC and subscribe now and leave a review! Join the show live on idobi Radio every Monday night at 8pm ET. www.idobi.com www.ejcshow.com www.facebook.com/EJCshow @EJCshow on Twitter
 
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Danielle Smith
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Danielle Smith's background as former leader of the Wildrose Party makes her ideally suited to deliver this unique show that is much more than just politics.
 
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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Wrecked By Tech
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A weekly Canadian tech conversation with professional nerds Riley, Marc, and Dan. If you're a tech geek in Canada, you've come to the right place.
 
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.
 
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
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CANADALAND
Weekly+
 
Media criticism.
 
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
Fresh, new, provocative programs from the digital realm. Radio One's Podcast Playlist kicks it off on terrestrial with a sampling of some of the most intriguing of what the internet has to offer.
 
The show offers a new outlook on news with the help of award-winning journalist Lynda Steele. We’ve got more than just your daily news updates. Steele will report on the biggest headlines of the day while offering conversational insight into the issues making waves in Metro Vancouver.
 
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RNZ: Nine To Noon
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From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
 
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The Rebel Media
Daily
 
TheRebel.media is different because of how you, our supporters, participate in shaping everything we do.Through a mix of online engagement, commenting, advocacy, and events, we don’t just report the news, we participate in it.And now our audience can listen for FREE to the audio podcast versions of Premium Content shows on The Rebel!Subscribe to our podcast to listen to the daily Ezra Levant Show, the Gunn Show with Sheila Gunn Reid, and Rebel Roundup with David Menzies. And if you like the ...
 
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Radio Boston
Daily+
 
Provocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston
 
This is where I discuss Canadian politics. P.K.
 
The Real News Network Audio On-Demand
 
A show examining Canadian politics.
 
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Nosepicking
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In a world where sports is being consumed more and more through podcast media, and being delivered by the big networks, Northern Exposure will bring you my unique and independent Northern spin on the Canadian Sports scene without the bias and politics of a National Network.
 
Join TV writer, actor, and New York Times best-selling author Gaby Dunn (aka America's Deadbeat Sweetheart) for season three of Bad With Money. After two seasons of reckoning with her own financial identity, Gaby's ready to give the American financial system an identity crisis. Every week, Gaby brings a queer, feminist, unabashedly radical point of view to conversations with celebrities, journalists, politicians, authors, activists, and fellow deadbeats. If you're sick of podcast "experts" g ...
 
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ARC ENERGY IDEAS
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Join Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest from the ARC Energy Research Institute as they explore trends that influence the energy business, including financial, political, environmental, technological, social and economic forces.
 
Creating Utopia is here to explore the ideas that will help create a better world. I spent years travelling the world advocating for children in extreme poverty, and have since come to recognize that solutions to the worlds largest issues exist today. We've been waiting for action and change for a long time now, and this platform is designed to allow us to come together and create a society where we all have the ability to contribute in a positive way.
 
Join host, Rob Breakenridge, as he offers his unique perspective on the most talked-about stories of the day every weekday afternoon.
 
Welcome to The The One Show Show! Each week, broadcaster and writer Jon Holmes is joined by a special guest to review the past seven days of the BBC's flagship fluff-fest The One Show in forensic detail. Cue the awful theme-tune trumpets!
 
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Cold Ones Podcast
Weekly
 
Delivering a clever spin on what you need to know concerning Saskatchewan
 
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RNZ: Nine To Noon
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From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
 
The Stephens (Stevens?) talk about political news, political trends, political people, screw-ups & scandals with humour, honesty & uncommon-sense insights!Stephen Lautens is a lawyer, businessman & political commentator (@stephenlautens). Steven Kerzner is a veteran TV & radio producer & personality (@stevenjkerzner).
 
A podcast for people who use English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in their work environment and want to improve their overall language skills. In each episode, hosts Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan, and Samantha Vega discuss Business news making headlines around the world. Through their discussions, Skip, Dez and Samantha introduce English vocabulary & phrases related to business, review grammar, and identify cultural differences found in International business situations. An excellen ...
 
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Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt was the world’s most famous hostage and in a massive surge of good luck, the Director of, "2320 Days in the Jungle," a documentary about Ingrid Betancourt made by award-winning director Angus Macqueen is in Mompós at the same time as Colombia Calling and tells us a little bit about the making o ...…
 
Robert Muller turns his report into the Department of Justice… and now, all hell breaks loose. The Muller Report: Let’s See It
 
Mandatory rehabilitation for children and young people with serious substance abuse problems is being debated in both South Australia and Victoria.
 
The fallout over a sting operation revealing senior One Nation staff sought political donations from the US National Rifle Association, politicians race to condemn the party, but it's efforts are mocked by one gun enthusiast; And plastic straws, coffee cups and takeaway containers - some councils have banned them. So how’s that working? PM gets ...…
 
Political leaders across the board have been swift to condemn One Nation over the stunning revelations that they attempted to get millions of dollars in funding from the powerful US gun lobby, the lobby responsible for stymying gun law reform in America, the NRA.
 
The journalism at the heart of this story involved hidden cameras and years of maintaining a fictional pro-gun front. What about the ethics of that? PM asks Peter Charley the executive producer of Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit, responsible for the documentary, "How to Sell A Massacre".
 
So what are local gun enthusiasts making of the latest One Nation controversy and particularly the party's attempt to solicit a political donation from the NRA? PM speaks to Bill Paterson chairman of Field and Gun Australia.
 
Labor announced today it'll try and replace the minimum wage with a "living wage". It's the latest effort from the Opposition to keep the pressure up on the Government over slow wages growth and the impact that's having on low income families.
 
While Thailand's long-awaited election has delivered confusion about a return to democracy, Australia's nearer neighbour Indonesia is doing much better in the democracy stakes. It's conducting a mammoth election in less than three weeks. Politics Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar joins PM to discuss what Indonesians care about most at this coming poll.…
 
Patience is "Day to Day" so it's just Zach and Wellsy. They dive into Zach being a liability and all the injuries his had in his day. They than get into patio drinking, March Madness and few other short stories. They finish up with "Hot Takes" and the final "March Madness" of the month. Enjoy!
 
An increasingly popular response to the global impacts of single use plastic - like shopping bags and drinking straws - has been to ban them in a bid to rein in their devastating effects on marine life and water ways. But as a recent rubbish audit in Darwin has found, bans aren't always easy to implement.…
 
The great Jamie East (broadcaster, writer and forever the beloved Mr Holy Moly) join Jon Holmes and Marc Haynes to march against the One Show, and then be ignored by the country's press. This week: an awful boy entrepreneur, some made-up superheroes, Matt laughs at vegetarianism, and we belatedly tell Terry Wogan off for bullying James Harries. ...…
 
GWILDA WIYAKA, is the award winning author of So, We’re Still Here. Now What? Spiritual Evolution and Personal Empowerment in a New Era (First Runner Up, Coalition of Visionary Resources Award, Alternative Science Division), and her latest book, The Science of Magic Book of Mysteries Volume 1.Considered to be an expert on the modern day applica ...…
 
DR. BERNARD BEITMAN, MD, author Connecting with Coincidence: The New Science for Using Synchronicity and Serendipity in Your Life, is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Univers ...…
 
The long-anticipated Mueller Report found no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign Talking to former Liberal Justice Minister and Attorney General Anne McLellan Bureau Chief of Star Vancouver newsroom of the Toronto Star Joanna Chiu on her shocking experience seeing harassment on a plane A review of Amber Alert Etiquette New data from ...…
 
Eric has a plant growing out of his sink. Everyone is worried about it. Is there more to this mystery?
 
Many of these residents feel the shop should not be given a license from the City of Vancouver to operate legally. They have many complaints, including people lighting up the minute they stop out of the shop. Guest: Ritu Vinluan - Robinson Tower Resident
 
The Ezra Levant Show (March 25, 2019) — Hey, do you ever think the Canadian media would ever support a Canadian investigation like this — with that kind of staff and budget and power and independence — into Justin Trudeau and his SNC-Lavalin collusion? GUEST Joel PollakBy The Rebel.
 
In the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s latest Housing Market Insight report it shows that previously released data was off by as much as two to three times the actual rate of non-resident participation in home ownership. CMHC's new data shows the numbers are actually 11.2% foreign owned for metro Vancouver! Which is over 1 in 10! Gu ...…
 
The new federal budget outlined new measures to help with housing affordability, one of top concerns of Canadians going into the fall election. The Agenda evaluates how the plan will affect first-time home buyers.
 
The Ontario government recently unveiled some major changes to the way health care will be delivered in the province. The Agenda welcomes Dr. Bob Bell and Michael Decter, two former Ontario deputy ministers of health, to provide historical context to the overhaul, as well as their opinions on its viability.…
 
The new federal budget outlined new measures to help with housing affordability, one of top concerns of Canadians going into the fall election. The Agenda evaluates how the plan will affect first-time home buyers.
 
The Ontario government recently unveiled some major changes to the way health care will be delivered in the province. The Agenda welcomes Dr. Bob Bell and Michael Decter, two former Ontario deputy ministers of health, to provide historical context to the overhaul, as well as their opinions on its viability.…
 
This follows an Amber Alert that went out Tuesday afternoon which ended in finding a 5-year-old girl safe. When is there ever an excuse to call 911 to complain about ANYTHING? It is not a complaint line. Also, Amber Alerts are used to locate missing children - something you would think we could all get behind. MISSING CHILDREN!!!…
 
After overhearing an inappropriate conversation on an airplane between a female teenager and a male in his thirties, female passengers reported the incident to the flight attendants while male passengers did not Guest: Joanna Chiu - Bureau Chief of Star Vancouver newsroom of the Toronto Star
 
Media commentator Gavin Ellis talks to Kathryn about the how the news media will refer to the Christchurch mosques murder accused, in light of the Prime Minister saying he will be nameless as far as she is concerned. Also, changes at the Whanganui Chronicle. The paper will still have an editor, but the person won't be called an editor and will ...…
 
Media commentator Gavin Ellis talks to Kathryn about the how the news media will refer to the Christchurch mosques murder accused, in light of the Prime Minister saying he will be nameless as far as she is concerned. Also, changes at the Whanganui Chronicle. The paper will still have an editor, but the person won't be called an editor and will ...…
 
An Alberta judge in Edmonton decided today Khadr’s 8-year sentence, imposed in 2010, has expired. The former Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of killing an American soldier in Afghanistan in 2002 has completed his sentence and is now as free as any other Canadian citizen. Scott Newark, Adjunct Professor in the TRSS Program in the School of Crimi ...…
 
David Stratton is an Australian based film critic, he has served as President of the International Critics Jury for the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals, and he's a former critic for international film industry magazine Variety. He has now written a book - 101 marvellous movies you may have missed. He speaks to Kathryn about how he chose which ...…
 
David Stratton is an Australian based film critic, he has served as President of the International Critics Jury for the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals, and he's a former critic for international film industry magazine Variety. He has now written a book - 101 marvellous movies you may have missed. He speaks to Kathryn about how he chose which ...…
 
Donald Trump is clean as a whistle…or is he? We dive into the dirt of the Mueller Report with Ken White, Contributing Writer at the The Atlantic; Attorney - Brown, White & Osborn LLP in Los Angeles; and Former federal prosecutor.
 
Anne McLellan will be looking at whether the roles of attorney general and minister of justice should be split in light of the accusations by former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould of a “consistent and sustained effort” by senior government officials including Trudeau to pressure her into helping SNC-Lavalin escape a criminal trial. Guest ...…
 
Business commentator Rod Oram talks to Kathryn about what has contributed to Fonterra's poor half-year results. Also, Yili, China's largest dairy company, offers to buy Westland co-op.
 
Business commentator Rod Oram talks to Kathryn about what has contributed to Fonterra's poor half-year results. Also, Yili, China's largest dairy company, offers to buy Westland co-op.
 
Prime Minister Trudeau is in town - announcing a bunch of stuff and patting himself on the back for the 2019 Budget. We’re expecting LNG legislation today. This will be the tax framework and Weaver says he won't support it..so there needs to be Liberal support. Which is tricky because they want the government to fall but LNG is their baby. Tomo ...…
 
Mark von Schellwitz, VP Western Canada with Restaurants Canada, joins Rob to discuss some of the concerns the restaurant industry has in Alberta, after a recent study showed one-third of restaurateurs have considered closing their doors due to the current labour legislation.
 
Quentin Johnson has been reading Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History by John Julius Norwich.
 
Quentin Johnson has been reading Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History by John Julius Norwich.
 
Calls: what do you make of the findings from the Mueller Report?
 
Lynda opens the show! U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s conclusion that U.S. President Donald Trump did not obstruct justice, revealed publicly on Sunday in a letter to lawmakers, reflects inherent difficulties in proving such an obstruction case, legal experts said. While Mueller stopped short of determining whether Trump obstructed justice ...…
 
Gendered brains: a sexist myth, or a fact of life? Gina Rippon is an emeritus professor of cognitive neuroimaging from Birmingham's University of Aston - and she says we are merely in the foothills of what we can learn about the brain. She believes the differences in our brains come from what we are exposed to and the the lives we live, not our ...…
 
Gendered brains: a sexist myth, or a fact of life? Gina Rippon is an emeritus professor of cognitive neuroimaging from Birmingham's University of Aston - and she says we are merely in the foothills of what we can learn about the brain. She believes the differences in our brains come from what we are exposed to and the the lives we live, not our ...…
 
Susan Milligan reports from Washington DC on Donald Trump being cleared of conspiring with Russia over the US 2016 election. The President is accusing his enemies of doing evil and treasonous things, and has said that no other president should have to be investigated over a false narrative. The Mueller report has stopped short of exonerating Pr ...…
 
Susan Milligan reports from Washington DC on Donald Trump being cleared of conspiring with Russia over the US 2016 election. The President is accusing his enemies of doing evil and treasonous things, and has said that no other president should have to be investigated over a false narrative. The Mueller report has stopped short of exonerating Pr ...…
 
The Christchurch terror attacks have forced changes to Wellington street festival CubaDupa. Wellington mayor Justin Lester joins Kathryn to detail how the popular street festival will work - off the street.
 
The Christchurch terror attacks have forced changes to Wellington street festival CubaDupa. Wellington mayor Justin Lester joins Kathryn to detail how the popular street festival will work - off the street.
 
Prof. Adolph Reed and Jacqueline Luqman discuss the ways in which the issue of reparations has become a 2020 campaign issue; should Bernie support reparations?
 
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