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Rank #1: Episode 69.69: Goodbye... for now???

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DON'T CRY BECAUSE IT'S OVER, SMILE BECAUSE IT HAPPENED

Jan 29 2019
8 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 69: Do NOT Click on #32 (feat. @drewfoundland)

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We celebrate a VERY nice episode with the return of Drew, who announces some VERY special news (the release of the ep is a tiny bit delayed because the announcement got pushed back, sorry!) We also talk about that terrifying, nauseating Buzzfeed list, the Muskrat Falls inquiry, Alberta's "oil" "crisis," the CUPW strike, high heels at work and the death of George Homework Bush. Many thanks as always to Andre Goulet for producing our show (check out his show, Unpacking the News) and Jason Vezina for making our hip, cool theme song (check out his work at @jvezina). And thanks to Ricochet for hosting our pod! Here's Drew's new home! http://theindependent.ca/ Here's Jason's Soundcloud: @jvezina Give us money here: patreon.com/newsyoucanuse And follow us on Twitter here: @newsucanyouse And forward complaints here: albertaadvantagepod@gmail.com

Dec 20 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #3: Episode 68: B.C.: Electoral Reform or Revolution? (feat. @vyassaran)

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Tannara and James chat about Ontario's rent control situation and activism updates from Winnipeg and Toronto before interviewing with friend & comrade Vyas Saran (@vyassaran on Twitter) about the B.C. electoral reform referendum and the Vancouver City Council election. The interview starts at the 29 minute mark if you want to skip ahead to that. Here are some links to Vyas' writings on the subject: https://www.policynote.ca/author/vyas-saran/ Many thanks as always to Andre Goulet for producing our show (check out his show, Unpacking the News) and Jason Vezina for making our hip, cool theme song (check out his work at @jvezina). And thanks to Ricochet for hosting our pod! Here's Jason's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jvezina Give us money here: patreon.com/newsyoucanuse And follow us on Twitter here: @newsucanyouse And forward complaints here: albertaadvantagepod@gmail.com

Nov 19 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 67: No Platform, No Poppy

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Canada's Troika of Tyranny chat CBC's unbelievably shoddy coverage of Jair Bolsonaro's win, Marge having never heard of the classic 1987 Stanley Kubrick movie "Full Metal Jacket," Canada's growing use of deportations, THAT Munk Debate, Steven Galloway's lawsuit against 20 people for posting about his assault and harassment of students, our Twitter Brands, abortion doulas, some strikes, and Tannara's controversial take about not wearing a poppy. We also wanted to acknowledge the horrific massacre in Pittsburgh, representing the largest act of anti-Semitic violence on American soil in history, but didn't have the words. Instead, here are some links to a few articles that address the attack. Solidarity with our Jewish comrades in this unbelievably tragic moment. The Pittsburgh Killer And Kroger’s Gunman Didn’t Just Kill. They Stole Our Memory — The Forward https://forward.com/opinion/413334/the-pittsburgh-killer-and-krogers-gunman-didnt-just-kill-they-stole-our/ How Trump’s immigrant bashing feeds white supremacists’ obsession with Jews — The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/11/01/how-trumps-immigrant-bashing-feeds-white-supremacists-obsession-with-jews/ Doubling Down After Pittsburgh — Jacobin https://jacobinmag.com/2018/10/squirrel-hill-synagogue-shooting-antisemitism-pittsburgh Pittsburgh Shooting Was Straight Out of White Power Movement — The Daily Beast https://www.thedailybeast.com/pittsburgh-shooting-was-straight-out-of-white-power-movement Many thanks as always to Andre Goulet for producing our show (check out his show, Unpacking the News) and Jason Vezina for making our hip, cool theme song (check out his work at @jvezina). And thanks to Ricochet for hosting our pod! Give us money here: patreon.com/newsyoucanuse And follow us on Twitter here: @newsucanyouse And forward complaints here: albertaadvantagepod@gmail.com

Nov 06 2018
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 66: Imperial Information Superhighway (feat. @DanjoKaz00ie)

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Mamma mia, it's Thanksgiving! Celebrate with your favourite pod. We chat Gritty, Tom Hardy's Oscar bait "Venom," Fight for $15 successes in Alberta and U.S., why exporting natural gas is bad, Paula Simons getting appointed to the Senate and P*ter N*gard having his mansion expropriated by the Supreme Court of the Bahamas. THEN we interview the marvelous Daniel Joseph (@DanjoKaz00ie on Twitter) about the new NAFTA (USMCA), cultural exemptions, video games, Canadian sovereignty and more. The interview starts at the 44 minute mark if you want to skip to that. The paper that Dan mentions is titled "Canadian Indie Games Between the Global and the Local," authored by Felan Parker and Jennifer Jenson and published in the Canadian Journal of Communication. Here are some links to Dan's excellent writings. "Two-Faced: The culture of platform capitalism" -- reallifemag.com/two-faced/ "What should socialists do about the internet?" -- thesparkjournal.tumblr.com/post/175356…he-internet "The Time Canada Wanted Its Own Internet Because It Thought the US Would Mess It Up" -- motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/…net-in-the-70s Many thanks as always to Andre Goulet for producing our show (check out his show, Unpacking the News) and Jason Vezina for making our hip, cool theme song (check out his work at @jvezina). And thanks to Ricochet for hosting our pod! Give us money here: patreon.com/newsyoucanuse And follow us on Twitter here: @newsucanyouse And forward complaints here: albertaadvantagepod@gmail.com

Oct 09 2018
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 65: Every Week Is Bleak

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WE'RE BACK. Sorry for going AWOL on you. Tannara and James started grad school and are already having their butts kicked by it. The crew discuss that, student walk-outs, the McDonalds strike, the Ghomeshi essay, pipeline drama, Winnipeg's spineless city council and more! Thanks as always to Andre Goulet (producer) and Jason Vezina (theme song writer). Hit us up on Twitter (@newsucanyouse) and Patreon (patreon.com/newsyoucanuse). And thanks to Ricochet for helping distribute the pod! Check out our podding comrades including Alberta Advantage, 49th Parahell, Well Reds and Unpacking the News! Here's the Canadaland piece that Marge mentions: http://www.canadalandshow.com/fact-checking-jian-ghomeshis-comeback-essay/

Sep 25 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 64: The Attack of the Cock-er Spaniels

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tannara goes to a liberal rally for democracy(!?), james rambles about the "hat" "incident," marge gives us an update about abortion signs, we muse about what it means that bernier & rempel are going full pepe, and we chat about a VERY creepy prof who uses phrases that should be banned from existence. also don't have sex with your students!!!! ugh. why do we have to keep saying this?! much better news is prison strikes, which we also touch on briefly. thank you so so much to andre goulet (our generous producer and host of "unpacking the news") and jason vezina (who crafted our groovy, hip & delicious theme song). here's a link to the theme song and jason's soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jvezina/nycutheme donate to our pod fund here! www.patreon.com/newsyoucanuse or follow us on twitter at @newsucanyouse thank you for listening!!! you "rock"!

Aug 22 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 63: 9/11 2: The Kingdom Strikes Back

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we apply the classic nycu analysis to owls, saudi arabia threatening to 9/11 the cn tower, doug ford cancelling the basic income pilot, a bizarre situation with a survivor in a shelter filing a human rights complaint because her roommate was a trans woman, the assassination attempt in venezuela, cbc's weirdass piece about "russian bots" and a quick update on toronto mayoral candidate kennifer jeesmaat. thank you so so much to andre goulet (our generous producer and host of "unpacking the news") and jason vezina (who crafted our groovy, hip & delicious theme song). here's a link to the theme song and jason's soundcloud: Jvezina – Nycutheme donate to our pod fund here! www.patreon.com/newsyoucanuse or follow us on twitter at @newsucanyouse

Aug 07 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 62: The Prairie Weather Underground

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the three russkiteers discuss all your favourite topics. weather. racism. gun violence. climate policy. vancouver transit. border "security." lots more. thank you always to Andre Goulet and Jason Vezina.

Jul 30 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #10: BONUS: The Podcast For Milk Lovers (feat. Mieke Ruth AKA @sex_marxist)

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BONUS EP. James chats with Mieke Ruth AKA @sex_marxist about NAFTA, supply management and other bourgeois b******t. Mieke is an undergraduate student in politics and economics at the University of Winnipeg, situated on occupied Anishinaabek territory and the birthplace of the Métis nation. They are passionate about making socialist economic and political ideas accessible to the public, and currently organize with the Revolutionary Student Movement, a pan-Canadian anti-colonial, anti-racist and proletarian feminist group which aims to engage secondary and post-secondary students in revolutionary organizing against their own oppression and exploitation. Here are links to readings that Mieke mentions in the ep. - Steve Keen on free trade fallacies: http://www.debtdeflation.com/blogs/2011/09/30/1000000-economists-can-be-wrong-the-free-trade-fallacies/ - Keen on Ricardo: https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2017/08/ricardos-vice-virtues-industrial-diversity/ - TripleCrisis piece on left and protectionism: http://triplecrisis.com/the-left-and-the-return-of-protectionism/ - Washington Post piece by Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker about good trade policy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2018/03/05/we-know-what-bad-trade-policy-looks-like-but-what-about-good-trade-policy/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c4c8cf4f0f36 as always, thank you so so much to andre goulet (our generous producer and host of "unpacking the news") and jason vezina (who crafted our groovy, hip & delicious theme song). give us $ at patreon.com/newsyoucanuse

Jul 12 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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