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Dig into Canadian politics from the best seats in the House with host Fatima Syed and our rotating roster of panelists from across the country - Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Jason Markusoff, Drew Brown, Emilie Nicolas, Jaskaran Sandhu, Murad Hemmadi, Leena Minifie, and Stuart Thomson. Stay on top of things through sharp commentary and incisive analysis. Drops every other Tuesday.
 
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Retelling of Slavic Fairytales and Myths, and an Explanation of How These Stories Help Us Better See and Live in the Real World - Is fiction dangerous? This podcast provides a spiritually and culturally enriching answer, beginning with a retelling ofa Slavic fairy tale or myth and proceeding to an analysis of the symbolic structure of that story.
 
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Whoops! Damn-near went a whole year with no Monkey King in it! What a tragedy that would've been! Thankfully, Grimoire Highwind has returned to us, to remind us all of the reason for the season Suggested talking points: Those Pesky Flying Kings, Squelch Into Some Pants, Doing Bad Things to Fake Horses, Deathjail: Jail From Life, Raging Battle Boner…
 
We are awash in life-lessons this week on WTFolklore, as we read The Special Platypus, an Australian tale that provides us with further intel into the interpersonal lives of the humble Platypod. We also learn about healthy boundaries, who does and doesn't need the approval of a titmouse, and just how much Weather.com thinks it's worth Suggested tal…
 
Support The Backbench at canadaland.com/join Prime Minister Trudeau celebrated Canada's role at COP26 - but what is there to celebrate really? And Conservatives MPs try to start a 'civil liberties caucus' while the Liberal caucus vote not to empower themselves. This week's contributors: Caroline Elliott, Emilie Nicolas, Riley Yesno Sponsors: Rotman…
 
This week on WTFolklore, we read The Charcoal Maker Who Became King, a Filipino tale. It's quite helpful in elucidating for us the qualities that birds and fairies each look for in a king. Either way, murder is usually involved. Suggested talking points: The Chilliest Open, Maslow's Hierarchy of Blankies, The Decrepit Age of 17, Frying Pan Induced …
 
It’s crowdfunding season at Canadaland! Please consider supporting us at canadaland.com/join Alberta thinks it made a "powerful" statement to Ottawa this week. And the Bank of Canada says inflation is persistent, which can also be perceived as good news if you look really hard. This week's contributors: Drew Brown, Murad Hemmadi, Jason Markusoff Li…
 
As the Tatar horde lords it over Kiev, Ilya slowly digs himself out of his prison. There is no one else left between Batu-khan and total domination. Batu decides to try to woo Ilya, instead of keeping him imprisoned. But Ilya will have none of it, and Batu orders him to be executed. At the place of execution in the field of Kulikovo, the rebirth of…
 
For the finale of What the Spooklore 2021, we head over to Korea to learn about hobgoblins, goblins, and additional haunted houses. We also attend a pretty rad Demon open house, with parkour and dogs and even brooms! (They're just brooms, though) Suggested talking points: Gossip Goblin, A Touch of Grime, The Prairie Community, Scooby-Dooby-Crooners…
 
Ilya Muromets's fateful words to Vladimir prove true. A massive army led by the terrifying Batu-Khan approaches Kiev, intent on destroying it and feasting in its streets. Vladimir, in his terror, agrees to let the Tatars into the city, in return for his life.But Ilya Muromets will have none of it. He attacks the army on his own, and almost defeats …
 
It’s crowdfunding season at Canadaland! Please consider supporting us at canadaland.com/join We invited former MPs on because it was supposed to be the first week of Parliament. It got pushed back, but we get into what the first days of Parliament are like and what issues this government will be inheriting anyway. This week's contributors: Former M…
 
After the untimely death of Sukhmann the young warrior, Ilya Muromets is furious with Vladimir of Kiev. He plans to take revenge on the prince, but Vladimir manages to pacify him for a short time. But the boyars of Kiev are at it again. Jealous of Ilya's preferred position in court, they slander Ilya Muromets to Prince Vladimir. The hot-headed prin…
 
What the Spooklore 2021 continues this week with two tales from Appalachia. We're reading about Tailypo and The Bell Witch, though we did give a decidedly meatier spin to that second one. Suggested talking points: Moss Planet, Monthly Finger Pruning, Autonomous O'Malley, Deep Bud, Beef Vs Machine, Ratsgiving, Beef Tokens If you'd like to support Ca…
 
What the Spooklore 2021 begins! We're not reading a singular story this week, but three tales about various haunted locations around New Orleans! Is there a surprise visit from our friend and yours the Spooktralizer? listen and find out! Suggested talking points: The Witchy Spectrum, Devil Seminars, Famously Sticky, The Scariest Ghost Story Dogs Te…
 
Trudeau drops the first apology of his third term and has us wondering how reconciliation can go beyond symbolic actions. And as the Two Michaels make it home, what have we learned from this whole saga? This week's contributors: Joanna Chiu, Stuart Thomson, Riley Yesno Links: Riley's piece on the spring federal budget More on what Land Back & Cash …
 
This week we're reading Dr. Know-All, which is Grimm Tale #98. Or it could've been the Griww brothers, accounts vary. We hypothesize it may have been the origin of the farce, as well as the evolutionary junction for humans towards crabs. Suggested talking points: Agents of the Nothing, Doct Rs Us, A Fatal Amount of Food, A Doctorate in General Awar…
 
This week, we bring you something different: an in-depth chat with a People’s Party of Canada supporter. Derek Taylor emailed Fatima after she called the party racist. He agreed to an interview. Derek gets into how he heard about the party, why he supports them, and the direction the party has taken since its creation in 2018. This is the extended …
 
This week we're reading The Devil and the Guachinango from the Philippines, and given that title, you'd probably never guess which of those characters we find more sympathetic. Who are we kidding, if you've listened to the previous 306 episodes you've probably got a good idea Suggested talking points: An Hit Wonder, The Urge, Devil-Sized Jars, Digg…
 
At the time of recording this episode, #elxn44 literally has yielded the same number of seats (give or take several seats) for all of our federal parties. Here's a coast-to-coast-to-coast chat on what this outcome suggests and where Canadian politics goes from here. This week's contributors: Drew Brown, Jason Markusoff, Leena Minifie, Jaskaran Sand…
 
This week we're reading The Fisherman, which, i'm sure you surmised, given the title of the episode. I mean, what else could an episode title like that imply?? Suggested talking points: A Definite Bean Through-line, Critters of an Unpleasant and Potentially Poisonous Variety, Mermaid Law, Lift Down Things Up for Eat?, Aphorisms for Venture Capitali…
 
What issues did the federal leaders not speak on throughout the campaign? We get into some of them. And a look into what pandemic debts and costed platforms tell us. This week’s contributors: Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Murad Hemmadi feat. Pam Palmater Links: Murad’s past Maclean’s piece on why the ethnic vote isn't real; The Institute of Fiscal Studi…
 
The show after Labour Day warrants a look at federal parties' commitments to workers and how they say they will grow our economy. And when it comes to climate change proposals, will voters respond to ambition or reality? This week's contributors: Caroline Elliott (Welcome!), Murad Hemmadi, and Jaskaran Sandhu UPDATE: The Green Party released their …
 
This week we're reading The Candy Cottage, which is some flagrant Fairy propaganda, if we've ever seen any (and we have) But first, did you know about the strange connection between Holes and Donnie Darko? You will, after the first twenty minutes of this week's show... Suggested talking points: Dance skills directly inverse to exuberance, Liminal H…
 
Liberals scramble to respond to the crisis in Afghanistan amid the first week of campaigning. And Trudeau says he wants life to be more affordable while also suggesting it's not his job. This week's contributors: Drew Brown, Jason Markusoff, and Jaskaran Sandhu Links: Kevin Newman's piece for The Line Noah Richler's piece for The Globe and Mail Sho…
 
This week we're reading Five Times Beautiful, a Grecian variant of Snow White, with a bit of Goldilocks and Cinderella peppered in for flavor. Also, please, we're begging everyone, just leave the Sun alone... Suggested talking points: Trapped Forever in the Pants Circle, Stan February, Who Would Think to Poison a Hat?, Ye Best Start Believing in th…
 
Subscribe to The White Saviors now! Series launch: August 23 Over 25 years, WE built a golden brand by inspiring children to rally around their charismatic leader. But behind the scenes, employees experienced a cult-like culture and a troubling blur of charitable and commercial activities. In the aftermath of a national scandal, thousands of donors…
 
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