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Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about Japan, video games, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo. Featuring the sultry voices of 8-4's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, Hiroko Minamoto, Justin "JJ" Epperson, Roy Blakely, Sarah Podzorski, and Graeme Howard.
 
Think if AVGN met Giant Bomb. Level 2 Gaming is a mix of a one really smart gamer Tom, and one guy who love just playing video games, Keegan. Together they make this weird combination of entertainment and knowledge. One day you may learn about the developer for a series and the next you may watch us drive off a cliff just to see what happens, you never really know. What I do know is if you like watching 2 dudes in a basement play video games then you should really check us out. We won't disa ...
 
Through both audio AND video episodes, the hosts of WASD dive into the most bizarre, original and innovative releases of the indie game scene. See also: WASD Podcast: ZOMBIE MINECRAFT SHOOTER SURVIVAL PORNO MAHJONG.
 
The gaming people who brought you A Winner Is You return in their new guise of GAMERTRON. New name, same good ol' fashioned video game chat. Join us weekly for what we've been playing, terrible fan fiction readings and quizzes, as well our special Top 10 and Game Club episodes every month. It's the ultimate podcast for the total gamer. Enjoy, and get in touch with us at twitter.com/UKGamertron or on Facebook at facebook.com/Gamertron
 
The Blackwater Novels are set in the 1930s along the Blackwater Swamp, near the fictional town of Turpentine, Georgia. Get in trouble with the twins when they shoot green tomatoes in a giant slingshot, and dynamite a toilet with a cherry bomb. Explore the magic and mystery of nature . . . hear the critters in the swamp, sleep in a treehouse, find a hidden grave, and sleep on an island by the embers of a campfire.
 
Hello and welcome to Earth Destruction Directive, a Daikaiju Podcast! I am your host, Luke Jaconetti, and I want to take you all on a trip into the wild, woolly, and sometimes wacky world of Japanese giant monsters! We're going to talk about all your favorites -- from Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah all the way down to Gappa and Yonggary, and everyone in between! Plus giant heroes like Ultraman and Super Robots like the Shogun Warriors! This is Earth Destruction Directive -- let's get sto ...
 
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.
 
So You Want to Be a Marine Biologist is your go-to resource if you've ever dreamed of exploring the ocean's depths, considered becoming a marine biologist, or want to learn more how to protect the world's oceans. This podcast dives into ocean science, conservation, sea stories, and explores ocean careers. Bring out your inner Jacques Cousteau, and discover the world beneath the waves.
 
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British historian Ben Macintyre's new book, "Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy," is the untold story of one of the Soviet Union's most successful operatives and of one of history's most successful female spies. Hiding in plain sight as a housewife in the English countryside during the Second World War, Ursula Burton was handling mission…
 
Here are some references from this week’s show: David Wasserman for the Cook Political Report: “What One Florida County Could Tell Us About a ‘Gray Revolt’ on Election Night” Rosemary Quigley’s Slate diary The Betsy-Tacy Treasury book series by Maud Hart Lovelace Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor The Anne of Green Gables book series …
 
As COVID-19 cases keep surging, the Ontario government continues to face criticism over its communication relating to the province's pandemic response. Concerns have also been raised over Premier Doug Ford's plan to scrap ranked ballots for municipalities. What might this move mean for democracy? And what is the public health message that's not get…
 
Last year, Bruce McArthur received a life sentence for each of the eight men who'd gone missing in Toronto's Church and Wellesley village, an LGBTQ community. From the first missing case to sentencing it took nine years to wrap this case. Why did it take so long to investigate, apprehend, charge, and sentence a serial killer in Toronto? Investigati…
 
Plenty of people from all corners of the world choose to come to Canada. But many Canadians also pick up and find a new path in foreign lands. What drives them and how do they come to view their homeland? We ask, Jeremy Howick, of Oxford University; Kirstine Stewart, member of the executive committee at the World Economic Forum, Andrea Bibbs, of Wa…
 
About three million Canadians live and work in other countries. And even though they're abroad for their own reasons, writer John Stackhouse argues that Canada would do well to make better use of them. He discusses his latest book, "Planet Canada: How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Fear is on the march. All over the world citizens have surrendered basic freedoms to the state in order to be protected from Covid-19. Good government has become not just important but a matter of life and death. But the assumption that Western governments have any advantage over the rest of the world is questionable: ask yourself, where would you …
 
Don’t go into the woods. Young lad like yourself’ll get eaten alive, so you will. It’s spooky season all round, so grab thy long noses and disembark thy flying brooms, for tis the season for podcasts about video games. Some games are discussed here, as is the next generation of consoles. Then something wonderful happens… but we won’t go into that h…
 
Jann Arden is known for many things. She's a popular and lauded singer-songwriter, a Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, a Member of the Order of Canada, and star and executive producer of the network TV show, Jann. She also became a beacon for people all over the world who recognized their own lives in her frank and emotional social media posts …
 
With Ontario in in the midst of a pandemic second wave, the economy is still in a fairly desperate condition. But that will have to change one day. To debate how to grow the economy in a post-pandemic world, we welcome Jim Stanford, director of the Centre for Future Work; Trevin Stratton, chief economist for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Armine…
 
A small number of superspreaders are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 infections. For example, in a contact-tracing effort involving over three million people in India, eight per cent of patients accounted for 60 per cent of the infections, while 70 per cent of the patients infected no one. What do scientists know about why superspreading h…
 
Building broadband infrastructure in remote and rural parts of Ontario is still challenging. As TVO's Ashley Okwuosa discovered while researching the issue, it's entirely due to the prohibitive expense. It also requires cooperation from multi-levels of government and private partners. She talks to Jeyan Jeganathan about what it takes to get online …
 
Our review of the week begins with the question, do Canada's provincial and federal politicians have enough power? Then, a look at the critical opioid situation in Ontario's northern communities. Nick Kristof discusses his new book, "Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope," co-written with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. Lady Black a.k.a. Barbara Amiel te…
 
Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Gabfest each week, and access to special bonus episodes throughout the year. Sign up now to listen and support our show. For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Emily, David, and John discuss Jeffrey Toobin’s suspension from The New Yorker. You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabf…
 
Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X - including siblings, classmates, friends, cellmates, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world. His goal was ambitious: to transform what wo…
 
The opioid crisis continues to ravage the country and province, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made a dreadful situation worse. The crisis is even more acutely felt in northern Ontario where the overdose death rate was more than double the provincial average in 2019, and the rate of opioid-related hospitalizations in the first quarter of 2020 for th…
 
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and New York Times columnist discusses his latest book, "Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope," co-written with his wife Sheryl WuDunn. Beginning in Kristof's hometown of Yamhill, Oregon, it examines a variety of issues, including unemployment, health care, substance-use disorder, and the prison system. Kristof…
 
From empty grocery shelves to more home cooking and baking, how has the pandemic affected the way Ontarians shop for food and what they eat. Will these changes be lasting? We ask Sylvain Charlebois, scientific director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University; Jackie Fraberts, owner operator of the family-run grocery store Fraberts Fresh Fo…
 
She's a divisive figure, and a target of much black ink. And at almost 80, Barbara Amiel has finally set her own pen to paper to set the record straight, and perhaps settle some scores. She talks to Steve Paikin about her memoir, "Friends and Enemies," her youth, her journalism career, her husband Conrad Black's legal trouble, and weighs in on the …
 
Dr. Chelsea Bennice, aka Octogirl, is a true field biologist and octopus researcher. Join us as Chelsea dives into the world of these tentacled creatures, their mating behaviors, and how she spent over 400 hours underwater studying them. Chelsea also shares some excellent tips for aspiring grad students, and how anyone can become involved in octopu…
 
Politicians generally tend to seek office with a motivation to do good work for their communities and constituents. Alex Marland, a professor of political science at Memorial University, joins us to discuss his new book "Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada," that examines one of the ways that hopeful ambition can hit a brick wall. See omnystudio.co…
 
There are 338 elected members of the Canadian parliament and 124 MPPs at Queen's Park. But how often do we hear from any the party leaders or a few top ministers? So, do we really need all those politicians? And as a democracy, what might replace them? To help us inquire into this, we welcome Garry Keller, vice president at StrategyCorp; Clifton va…
 
In the years just before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, people from across the political spectrum in Europe and America celebrated a great achievement, felt a common purpose and, very often, forged personal friendships. Yet over the following decades the euphoria evaporated, the common purpose and centre ground gradually disappeared, extrem…
 
In his new book, "Solved" former Toronto mayor David Miller puts forth the idea that cities around the world, and here in Ontario, are well-disposed to find solutions for climate change. In fact, many measures are already in place. A further step forward would be to embed carbon plans into city planning and city budgets. Le ading the charge would b…
 
Hamilton has a plan to tackle climate change, which is a good thing since last year it declared a climate emergency. But like many other cities around the world, how to make sure that plan includes issues of equity and accessibility can be tricky. In a city that has, over the years, dealt with loss of industry, reinvention, growth, gaps in equality…
 
Wherein: Adrienne and Steve discuss the retro beach magnificence that is The Incredible Casuals Scroll down to play Podcast Let's Go at Discogs Let's Go live at The Paradise Incredible Casuals Old Website The Beachcomber, Wellfleet Mass. That's That at Discogs Picnic Ape at Discogs Beach Blanket Bingo Trailer Endless Summer Trailer…
 
Wherein: Steve and A discuss the reggae tinged pop of iconoclast Grace Jones working with the Compass Point All-Stars Scroll down to play Podcast My Jamaican Guy at Discogs Living My Life At Discogs Grace Jones Website My Jamaican Guy Video Conan The Destroyer Trailer Wilhelmina Website Chris Blackwell at The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Compass Poin…
 
Parts of northern Ontario have been hard hit by the opioid crisis, with numbers of deaths rising during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social issues such as homelessness and poor access to services have exacerbated an already difficult situation. Northeastern Ontario Hub journalist Nick Dunne has spoken to people on the frontlines of this crisis in order t…
 
The Agenda's week in review begins looking back a half century to one of Canada's defining moments, and the actions taken to confront domestic terrorism, during the October Crisis. Then, historian Margaret MacMillan talks about how war has shaped humanity. We present a debate about the future of so-called Pearsonian diplomacy; and Joshna Maharaj ta…
 
How are people thinking about the U.S. presidential election? Erin Kelly of Advanced Symbolics Inc. discusses what her AI pollster is finding out about the latest developments in the race. Plus, "Margin of Error," a TVO Original documentary, looks at the advancement of artificial intelligence and polling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf…
 
Games of the Generation 2020 (part 2) Rope-Man Edition PART 2 of 2 Like Cicada Brood X, the GamePunchers Games of the Generation show has once again emerged from the soil of its 7-year slumber, crawled up a tree, and screamed for two weeks before fallen off dying. SEVEN. Seven actual years. This one’s a fat boy, weighing it at just over 3 hours. Jo…
 
Games of the Generation 2020 (part 1) Enlarged Prostate Edition PART 1 of 2 Like Cicada Brood X, the GamePunchers Games of the Generation show has once again emerged from the soil of its 7-year slumber, crawled up a tree, and screamed for two weeks before fallen off dying. SEVEN. Seven actual years. This one’s a fat boy, weighing it at just over 3 …
 
This week's podcast is from our friends at Intelligence Squared Germany who hosted a live debate in Berlin last week on whether the EU's 'Green Deal', a plan to deliver both economic growth and carbon neutrality, is really achievable. The debate was held in partnership with The European Council on Foreign Relations and featured Franziska Brantner o…
 
As the rules-based international order faces unprecedented threats, what's Canada - a country that has thrived in traditional multilateralism - to do? Is it time to for Canada to abandon its historical "Pearsonian approach" to world diplomacy and focus more on power? To provide context, we invite: Ben Rowswell, president of the Canadian Internation…
 
Renowned historian Margaret MacMillan reveals to Steve Paikin how war and its organized violence has touched every part of human society for thousands of years; shaping institutions, values, and ideas. It's the topic of her new book, "War: How Conflict Shaped Us." MacMillan explains why learning about the glory and tragedy of war is essential to un…
 
Toronto's Luminato presented virtual events in 2020, but what does the premium festival's future look like, especially with so much economic fallout from the pandemic? Steve Paikin talks to new artistic director, Celia Smith, about her vision for the festival, how to plan for its next edition under current pressures. See omnystudio.com/listener for…
 
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