Month: January 2018

Ep 70: #MeToo comes to Canadian politics

Pod Keep Our Land’s Erin Rennie joins us to talk about the spate of political resignations this week following different sexual misconduct allegations. Leaders of the Progressive Conservative parties in Ontario and Nova Scotia stepped down, as did Liberal federal cabinet minister Kent Hehr.

But first, we check in on the state of the BC Liberal leadership race as the last debate was held earlier this week and voting happens next weekend.

Plus our usual quick takes and this week’s #bestofbcpoli

This week’s music: Beautiful Day by Jess Vaira

#bestofbcpoli intro: For this is British Columbia by Greg and Rich

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Segment 1: More Enterprise than an episode of Star Trek

Segment 2: #MeToo comes to #cdnpoli
at 17m06s

Quick takes
at 39m27s

Best of #bcpoli
at 55m40s

Finally, apologies for the audio quality in the first two segments, the gain was a bit high on one of our mics. It gets better after the quick takes.

Ep 69: Minimum wage and War of Plates potpourri

UBC economics prof Kevin Milligan takes our questions on the minimum wage debates. Plus a potpourri of topics from spending in the Vancouver byelection to the latest survey of British Columbians thoughts on Site C and proportional representation to the ongoing War of Plates between Alberta and Saskatchewan. And we close off with our picks from the best of #bcpoli this week.

Make sure to share the best Tweets this week with #bestofbcpoli

One more new feature this week: We’re going to feature local musicians in our intro. This week we used Adam Bailie’s Let’s Go Shopping.

Also check out Locals Lounge Vancouver

If you want us to feature your music (or someone you know), email Ian at [email protected]!


Segment 1: Kevin Milligan and the $15 minimum wage

Quick takes
at 28m28s

Best of #bcpoli

Ep 68: Sunset for Mayor Moonbeam

Mayor Gregor Robertson announces he will not be seeking reelection this year, so this means more municipal coverage in 2018.

Meanwhile, Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer is probably hoping Senator Lynn Beyak would take an early retirement from the Senate as she continues to cause problems for him, even after being ejected from caucus for posting racist emails on her website.

In our quick takes, we look at the BCNDP’s decision to increase the homeowner grant threshold, what it means the Michael Lee allegedly signed up the most members in the BC Liberal Leadership race, the new No BC Proportional Representation Society, Bill Morneau’s good news from the ethics commissioner and the first signs we may lose NAFTA this year.

Finally, we end with a brand new segment: The best of #bcpoli where we highlight some of the best Tweets on our radar from the past week. Nominate future tweets with #bestofbcpoli

This week’s inro music: Vancouver by Ligia Oancea
Best of BC music from: Canada Geography Song


Segment 1: Gregor’s off to a happier planet

Segment 2: The Senate’s racist relative
at 17m14s

Quick takes
at 27m40s

Best of BC Poli
at 45m43s

The PolitiCoast Star Wars Holiday Special

Star Wars is known for its giant space battles and galactic storylines. In this holiday special, Ian & Scott are joined by Joe Fulgham to break down the politics and the military strategy & tactics of the Star Wars Universe. From the Galactic Republic and Clone Wars of the prequels to the Empire and Rebellion of the original trilogy to the New Republic, First Order and Resistance of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Spoilers for The Last Jedi abound!


Title theme is from Star Wars and copyright of Lucasfilms/Disney (used under fair dealing) and the outro is Princess Leia’s Life Day Song from the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Our full, unedited conversation is available for Patrons.