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Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
 
Comedian and beauty expert Jackie Johnson explores the self care space while laughing, yelling, singing, and keeping things cruelty free. Jackie gabs with celebs, makeup artists, indie brand owners, and fellow funny folks about what beauty and self care mean to them (as well as what’s in their bags!). Grab your neck cream and join her as she takes the seriousness, mystery, and intimidation out of this robust topic.
 
Ghostpuncher Corps is a tabletop roleplaying podcast in which Dungeon Mistress Lilith takes three adventurers through the comic world of Ghostpuncher. Petua, the neurotic warlock played by Amanda. Elektra, the synth bard played by Sydney. Mikey, the feral, pug-face t-shirt wearing druid played by Cassidy. These three are tasked by Lucifer herself to track down escaped souls and return them to Hell by any means necessary.
 
A collection of eight horror stories created by New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler, author of INFECTED, CONTAGIOUS and ANCESTOR. This eBook-only title features seven tales from Scott's six years of free audiobook podcasts, plus the brand-new novella "Hunter Hunterson & Sons.” Scott still gives away his audio stories -- for free -- every week at scottsigler.com Stories in BLOOD IS RED: Number One with a Bullet In the high-stakes world of the National Football League, a wasted d ...
 
First published in 1885, After London, or Wild England is considered to be one of the earliest instances of post-apocalyptic fiction, describing the effects of an unspecified catastrophe that dramatically changes the face of England and its population. Divided into two parts, the first depicts the fall of civilization, as society reverts to its more primitive roots, while the second part is set years after the apocalyptic event and examines the evident changes in both natural scenery and soc ...
 
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Writer, author and activist Judy Rebick joins Steve Paikin to discuss the documentary, "Judy Versus Capitalism". The film chronicles Rebick's career as an activist for women's rights and abortion access, as well as her mental health challenges. The film screened at the Rendezvous With Madness Festival. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform…
 
Conspiracy theories involving child abduction and human trafficking have been spread by the QAnon movement, but anti-trafficking groups warn these theories do real harm to victims. What's motivating people to believe in these baseless conspiracy theories? Joining us to explore the issue are Rhonelle Bruder, founder and director of Project iRISE, Ju…
 
Snatched Friday is here! This is the episode all about holiday gift ideas as well as the best Black Friday deals on woman-owned and indie brands. We have sexy toothpaste, olive oil that will up your game, bath and body bundles, skincare refrigerators, and CBD that your parents need! There are lots of gift guides out there, so thank you for supporti…
 
Long-term care homes have been some of the hardest hit places by COVID-19 in this province. Considering the lessons from the first wave, why is that still happening? The Agenda discusses the current state of virus control in long-term care homes with Sharleen Stewart, president of SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents more than 60,000 frontlin…
 
Last April, and again this fall, the Ontario government pledged to put an "iron ring" of protection around seniors in long-term care in Ontario. But as the second wave forces lockdowns and rising hospitalizations, that responsibility falls to Merrilee Fullerton, minister of long-term care. She talks to Steve Paikin about the challenges the province…
 
Cats might be cute, but too many feral cats can wreak havoc on the ecosystem. Cornwall, Ont., found that out the hard way when their stray and feral cat population began to take over their streets. Aaron Hancox highlights this problem is his new TVO Original documentary, "Running Wild: The Cats of Cornwall." He talks to Steve Paikin, along with two…
 
Scientists estimate polar bears might be extinct by 2100. But how much of this is because of anthropogenic climate change? Explorer and best-selling author James Raffan discusses this and his latest book, "Ice Walker: A Polar Bear's Journey Through the Fragile Arctic." Raffan was recently named by Canadian Geographic as one of the ,90 most influent…
 
Gratitude: what’s the deal? Does it really make us happier? Even when the world seems terrible? Or is being appreciative a bunch of hokey flim-flam? Author Neil Pasricha started a blog of 1000 Awesome Things in 2008 and it led him down rabbit holes looking into the science of gratitude and how to better survive some really tough times. Learn about …
 
Beyond the obvious problems with economic inequality for people trying to make ends meet, such gaps can also seed serious political problems. And as some recent polling indicates, this can undermine confidence in both democracy and capitalism. We explore this topic with guests: Michael Veall, professor of economics at McMaster University; Shannon L…
 
For much of the 20th century, the dynamism and productivity of American capitalism was the envy of the world. It yielded a buoyant middle class and opportunities for every strata of society to do better than their parents had done. That seems no longer to be the case. Roger Martin is a leading global thinker in business management, and his new book…
 
The Agenda this week invited three best-selling authors to discuss why their pandemic stories resonate with readers. Then, we considered the state of modern Iraq; tracked the flight of snowbirds in a COVID-winter; assessed whether Ontario's Progressive Conservatives have become too moderate for their base; and heard how local libraries are lending …
 
The award-winning author and journalist discusses her new audio series, "Seven Truths," which looks at the place of Indigenous people in Canada and the lessons that can be drawn from the Seven Grandfather Teachings that guide Anishinaabe life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By TVO | Steve Paikin
 
Since 2019. municipalities across Ontario have been required to have integrity commissioners to ensure accountability from councillors and civic board members. Hamilton-Niagara Hub journalist Justin Chandler provides some reporting on how that's been working in the area he covers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
During winter, many Canadians - often retirees - flock to the southern U.S. for destinations such as Arizona and Florida. This year though, the Canada-U.S. border remains closed to non-essential travel. Should those who are at a higher risk of contracting the virus leave the confines of Ontario while both countries experiencing rising COVID-19 numb…
 
For the first time ever, the longest undefended border in the world is ostensibly closed. That's of course because of COVID-19. But the last few years have seen other disruptions in the relationship between the U.S. and Canada. And for Great Lakes provinces and states, that's not generally the preferred state of affairs. To discuss, we invite Juan …
 
Influencer Noor Elkhaldi is passionate about guiding women to make smart buying purchases. Hear all about how she creates a no-makeup makeup look, the best retinol and under eye patches, and how her hijab enhances her sense of style. Plus, a killer bedtime regimen and painting a chicken’s toenails. For a list of everything mentioned in this episode…
 
Elektra finds her way. SFX used in this episode: california night time suburb ambience distant traffic - memusa Car_Start_Drive_1 - Duesenbert Car_StartDriveAway - kbnevel Music used in this episode: Ghosts 1 - Nine Inch Nails All songs and sounds used in this episode are used non-commercially with attribution. Support Ghostpuncher and Ghostpuncher…
 
We examine the legacy of the Iraq war, including the humanitarian toll, the effect on regional stability, and lessons learned, as outlined in a new documentary, "Once Upon a Time in Iraq." With guests: Louisa Lovelock, Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post; University of Waterloo's Bessma Momani; and Waleed Nesyif, contributor to the documen…
 
Ardi Imseis, a member of the United Nations group of eminent experts on Yemen; and journalist Shannon Gormley discuss the origins, geopolitics, and humanitarian toll of the ongoing civil war in Yemen. And also whether Canada's global reputation as peacekeeper and human rights warrior has been tainted by a recent UN report that included it on a list…
 
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