Zod & Shapiro are Neil Waytowich and Ari Shapiro.
After many failed attempts earlier in the year, we’ve finally combined forces to address the chronic and existential imbalance of societal lies, government misinformation and political hypocrisy that’s permeated our world endlessly.
This episode is our Canadian Federal Leaders Debate special, which is bound to be as thrilling and worthwhile as Superman III; a highly underrated film that featured Richard Pryor, Superman fighting himself, and also predicted AI-based drone technological warfare that was used in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.
Think about that.
This show’s quotes and segments:
1:07 – Moderator Shachi Kurl tries to get to the bottom of why the leader of Canada decided to inexplicably call an early election during the fourth wave of a global pandemic.
10:01 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempts to defend his over-stated climate policy by throwing under-stated jabs at the left and right as they look on with incredulously smirky disbelief.
15:42 – Trudeau calls out Conservative opposition leader Erin O’Toole, who is still smirking from earlier, for wanting to honour indigenous people by raising all the flags across the country back to full-mast so we can move on as if it were a 24-hour news cycle in a world with eight second attention spans.
19:51 – O’Toole brings forth a succinctly reinforced financial plan that’s meant to stave off the pandemic with a groundbreaking recovery strategy that balances the budget, caps support spending, and acts like it’s 1998 and COVID-19 doesn’t actually exist.
25:20 – Green Party leader Annamie Paul calls out Trudeau’s feminist hypocrisy and ill-timed penchant for firing strong, powerful women capable of writing perfectly timed political literature.
30:11 – NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, who’s known for his illusionary targets and utopian ideals, skewers the leader of Canada for his illusionary targets and utopian ideals.
36:20 – Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet alerts his opponents that without increasing resources (transfer payments) and a higher yield of subsidized Canadian living (more transfer payments), mums and dads will suffer a most ignominious pandemic fate. And he’s not wrong.
Intro: Amanda Pikta – Music: “Superman Main Theme” by John Williams