Monthly archives

/Thread Episode 17: Ford/Kavanaugh Hearings, Payette as Governor General, and Covering Polarizing People

“It’s the polarization that terrifies me. It’s the idea that democrats and republicans can’t do anything together in the United States anymore. This is a really vivid and highly intimate look into what polarization can do to human beings and to due process.” Host Sarah Turnbull chats with National Post reporter Marie-Danielle Smith and author, political commentator, […]

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Quality Content Episode 10: The Millennial Challenge, with Caro Loutfi and Jeremy Heimans

“There’s a lot to learn from these new decentralized movements. They don’t look like institutions, they don’t have formal structured leadership, but they do have many leaders and their capacity to change norms can be immense.” Caro Loutfi, executive director of Apathy Is Boring, and Jeremy Heimans, CEO of Purpose, join host Sarah Turnbull at […]

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Wonk with Mike Episode 17: Stand Up and Run, with Jessica Post

“A lot of what we’re having to do to win is express the hard work and commitment to skills-based and trade-based education that many of these candidates have.” Host Mike Moffatt speaks to Jessica Post, executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee at the Global Progress Summit in Montréal about regaining the support of […]

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Photos from the Global Progress 2018 Summit

Matt Brown Marije Laffeber Tim Dixon Jessica Post Amund Vik Caro Loutfi AJ Stokes Chuka Umunna, MP Anna Gainey Sandro Gozi Lia Quartapelle, MP John Podesta Ben Scott Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Lodewijk Asscher, MP June Sarpong Scott Brison, MP Robert Greenhill James Orbinski Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez 

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/Thread Episode 16: Floor-crossing, Muppet sexuality, and Kavanaugh…on a train

On this very special mobile edition of /Thread, host Sarah Turnbull and guests Mike Moffatt and Aaron Reynolds talk about now Conservative MP Leona Alleslev’s floor-crossing, the Twitter uproar over Bert and Ernie’s sexuality, and conspiracy theories about Brett Kavanaugh’s doppelgänger. Recorded live on VIA Rail train 34, travelling from Ottawa to Montréal. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Google Play

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Wonk with Mike Episode 16: Data Obesity, with Dr. Hal Varian

“So much capital is intangible…today, the most valuable capital is the knowledge in your employee’s head or in the organizational structure. What that means is that kind of capital can sometimes be missed by national counts.” Dr. Hal Varian, Google’s Chief Economist and architect of the AdWords platform, joins host Mike Moffatt to chat about […]

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/Thread Episode 15: Notwithstanding motivations, Max’s new party, and pot at the border

“Can the constitution withstand political actors who don’t respect it?” Host Sarah Turnbull is joined by Mike Moffatt and Aaron Reynolds for a look back at the week that was. Topics include: understanding Premier Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause, with special guest Vanessa MacDonnell; Max Bernier’s political party branding; and pot regulations at the […]

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