Month: April 2017

Ep 31: Hulk Horgan Strikes Back

Special announcement! We have a live election night party coming up at Yagger’s in downtown Vancouver on May 9 at 7 PM. RSVP on Facebook.

Christy Clark, Andrew Weaver and John Horgan squared off in the televised debate. Who won and who lost? The Greens have released their full platform, how much does it cost and how does it compare? Trump launches a trade-war with Canada over softwood lumber, how will we fight back? And finally, Kevin O’Leary surprised everyone by quitting the Conservative leadership race. Is it now smooth sailing for Mad Max?

Segment 1: Lala Plans

Segment 2: The economist party platform

at 24:46

Segment 3: Trump gets hard on softwood

at 41:00

Segment 4: Dragon’s Done

at 52:11

Quick takes

at 1:03:34

Ep 30: No one puts Andrew in the corner

The first head-to-head-to-head debate of the 2017 BC Election happened yesterday and we’re here to break down who won, who lost, who hulked out and who politely raised his hand. Then, we touch on housing policy in Ontario and the surprise call for a UK election. In our last segment, we have an interview with Victoria Beacon-Hill Green Party candidate Kalen Harris that pulls back the curtain on how campaigns operate.

Segment 1: Talking over the talking points

Segment 2: Wynning the housing market

At 37:45

Segment 3: Anarchy in the UK

At 43:46

Bonus segment: Kalen Harris interview

At 56:50

Quick Takes

At 1:15:34

Ep 29: YPP and Libertarians and Economists Oh My!

A special midweek election bonus episode for you. Ian & Scott sat down on Sunday evening with the leaders of Your Political Party and the BC Libertarians. Then Ian sat down in Victoria with University of Victoria economist Lindsay Tedds to break down the economics of the platforms that have been released to date.


Your Political Party

BC Libertarian Party


Ep 28: Elections are not the time for serious issues

The BC Liberals and BC NDP have released their platforms but will they hold the weight of their supporters’ ambitions? The federal Liberals have released their draft cannabis act but is it more than a lot of hot smoke? And a clip from our interview with BC Greens Communications Coordinator Ryan Clayton. Make sure to check out This is Lotusland for the whole interview.

Segment 1: Two feet high and made of wood

Segment 2: Liberals reach new highs

Quick Takes

Ep 27: Teflon Clark and David Eby

The BC Ombudsperson released a report into the BC Government’s decision to fire eight key Ministry of Health employees in 2012. Will this scandal stick to Teflon Christy Clark?

Next, the provinces have finally agreed a free trade agreement with the federal government. Will Canada finally be a free market oasis?

Then we take a look at the politics around Trump’s decision to launch missiles at Syria this week.

Finally, as our special treat, we have about half our our interview with NDP MLA David Eby. Catch the full recording soon on a special crossover episode with This Is Lotusland.


Ian’s perfunctory socialist push-back on “Vimyism”

Segment 1 – Failing to make healthy decisions

Segment 2 – A deal 150 years in the making

Segment 3 – The Trumpire Strikes Back

Quick Takes

We’d actually recorded more quick takes but Ian’s phone stopped recording for the last 15 minutes so we cut it back significantly. Here are the stories we covered (plus some we planned to).