The 2020 Network

Home to Wonk With Mike, Explain Like I'm Five, Quality Content, /Thread and more

by Canada 2020. Posted June 5, 2018

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A new podcast network for all things Canadian politics, policy, government, media and big ideas. Produced in-house at Canada 2020, Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think-tank. Subscribe today.

The 2020 Network, presented by Interac, is a single-subscribe podcast channel home to multiple shows dedicated to the #cdnpoli nerd in us all. Produced by Canada 2020, the 2020 Network shows feature smart, insightful and engaging conversation, interviews and storytelling that go deeper than the headlines. You can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, including:

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Our Shows

Wonk with Mike

Hosted by Canada 2020’s Mike Moffatt, Wonk with Mike is a weekly deep-dive into the world of economics, statistics, and the nitty-gritty, number-crunching world of policy development in Canada. With regular appearances from the #cdnecon Twitter crowd, Wonk With Mike gives context to the numbers behind Canada’s biggest policy challenges.

Explain like I’m Five

ELI5 is a new podcast out of The 2020 Network hosted by @effinbirds’ Aaron Reynolds. ELI5 asks participants to take a weighty and complex topic and “explain it like I’m five.” From cryptocurrencies, to gun law in Canada, to machine learning, to pharmacare and more, ELI5 is fun, informative show for a Canadian audience.

Quality Content

Hosted by Alex Paterson, Quality Content spends time with the people shaping Canadian culture through music, art, activism, politics, and much more. These are leaders you may already know and others you should get to know. Quality Content is your home for good conversation with them all.


Our weekly wrap-up chat show. Anything and everything from the week in politics, policy, lifestyle, and entertainment are put on the table. Hosted by Sarah Turnbull, and featuring a recurring cast of press gallery pundits, think-tank friends, and more, /Thread sums up the week that was through a humorous and insightful lens.

2020 Live

Can’t be in the room for a Canada 2020 Live event? We’ve got you covered. This podcast houses some of our favourite moments from conference archives captured and cut for your feeds. It’s the next best thing to being there.