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We’ve all been there. Circa 2012: You’re just going about your life when you realize that […]
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Zod & Shapiro are Neil Waytowich (@WaytowichNeil) and Ari Shapiro (@ari_shapiro)
They’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.
We welcome our shared glorious followers, recent admirers, and fellow soothsayers interested in our philosophical musings on life, the universe and everything.
This episode is our Canadian Federal Leaders Debate special which is bound to be as thrilling and worthwhile as Superman III, a film that had Richard Pryor in it and also predicted drone technological warfare and artificial intelligence.
This show’s quotes and segments:
1:07 – Moderator Shachi Kurl tries to get to the bottom of why Prime Minister Trudeau 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 using under-stated grade school analogies similar to that of your common neighbourhood bully.
15:42 – Trudeau calls out conservative opposition leader Erin O’Toole for wanting to honour indigenous people by raising all the flags across the country back to full-mast and watches him glare back with a “pot calling the kettle black” kind of look.
19:51 – CPC leader Erin 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 acts like it’s 1998.
25:20 – Green Party leader Annamie Paul calls out Trudeau’s feminist hypocrisy and ill-timed penchant for firing strong, powerful women armed who write 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.
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Zod & Shapiro are Neil Waytowich and Ari Shapiro. After many failed attempts earlier in […]
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Jawn Jang and Ari Shapiro bring you another episode of “Eastern Connection: Views from Ontario” — on this show latest show we discussed the tragic legacy of the Canadian residential school system with the recent discovery in Kamloops, British Columbia of the remains of 215 indigenous children in an unmarked grave. We also covered the trials and tribulations of the Doug Ford government as they continue to baffle observers while pivoting and waffling their way with parents, educators and children across the province.
(Recorded on June 4th, 2021)
Be sure to check out The Weekend Shift on Global News Radio 980 CKNW in Vancouver to enjoy a podcast experience that’s as real and authentic as you’ll find out there. Politics, sports, philosophy; no stone left unturned when it comes to exploring the established facts and genuine emotions of the world around us.
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Whiskey & Cream for April 7th, 2021.
Host: Ari Shapiro
0:34-11:21: “Peanuts, crackerjacks and COVID-19”
Major League Baseball has returned…and with a mighty vengeance. First, it was all about bringing back a 162-game extravaganza season in the midst of the worst that a pandemic has to offer. Then, it involved confronting the state of Georgia and rescinding an All-Star game promise that’s drawn the ire of Trump loyalists everywhere. And finally, they went along with having the Texas Rangers host their home opener in a brand new billion dollar facility with over 40,000 humans all eating, drinking, and potentially superspreading themselves into baseball oblivion.
Laura Armstrong (@lauraarmy) is a beat writer with the Toronto Star covering the Blue Jays and their seasonal travails. In her eyes, the city of Toronto has much to look forward to when it comes to competitive and worthwhile baseball around these parts. But in welcoming the return of peanuts, crackerjacks and the chance to one day root for the home team in person, she’s also willing to confront certain gruesome realities that simply can’t be ignored – including the profound risks taken by big business in pursuit of pandemic profits.
12:48-17:45: “On fire and passing the generational torch”
Here’s the thing about the subject of voter suppression that seems be getting lost between the battle lines of left versus right: at the end of the day, it’s all about democracy. It’s really as simple and elegant as that. Now, you can go ahead and choose to debate the merits of how and why the United States chooses to tackle the grim reality of gerrymandering and the brutally unfair district demarcation that’s transpired across the union for decades, but in the final analysis it really comes down to empowering people and having them succeed through elected officials who care more about their actual dignity than the almighty dollar.
Aaron Parnas (@AaronParnas) is lawyer, writer, podcaster and social influencer based out of Florida. His work with the MeidasTouch political action committee has galvanized his passion for reaching the largest possible audience when it comes to pursuing his agenda for fairness and justice in modern day America. Stuck between the conservative nature of the Gen-Y demographic and the predisposed liberal tendencies of the average Millennial, his thoughts on the passing of the proverbial torch from one besieged generation to another are as frank as they are indelible.
19:23-25:43: “One shift, one period, one breath at a time”
The NHL is doing many things right in the quest to keep their audiences happy during times of trouble. But a deeper look reveals that all that glitters isn’t necessary gold. Minor league hockey franchises all over North America are folding left, right (and pardon the pun), centre, while recent virus outbreaks like the one that subdued the entire Vancouver Canucks team is a stark reminder that, in some ways, the worst is yet to come. And that means hockey will need to demonstrate the kind of leadership and resolve that’s kept it ahead literally ahead of the game when it comes to running a business for themselves, their players, and most of all: their fans.
Eric Engels (@EricEngels) is a writer, radio host and senior hockey columnist with Rogers Sportsnet. As someone who professionally and personally covers the Montreal Canadiens and has dedicated most of his adult life as an authority on the sport of hockey, his opinion on the manner and method to which Gary Bettman and the league have battled the coronavirus is one balanced equally between a healthy sense of optimism and an idealistic desire to see things improve without sacrificing the integrity of the game he so dearly admires.
26:05-39:28: “And now for something completely different…”
Between Justin Trudeau and Doug Ford, it’s become almost a picture of banality to hear the average Canadian sounding off on the nature of the job that our elected leaders are doing as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. The predictable criticism and fatalistic scorn of traditional red and blue pylons debating their ideological views at a time when some human beings are sleeping in makeshift tent in downtown Vancouver and Toronto is beyond surrealistic; as is the simultaneous realization of having to reconcile a mind-boggling reliance on outsourced and incompetent vaccine rollouts along with dubious lockdown strategies in the struggle to keep our fragile population healthy and safe.
Abhijeet Manay (@AbhijeetMonet) is the deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario. For him, the battle of moving forward from dystopian times has little to do with human ideology and everything to do with our connection to nature. Slowly but surely, the growing trend of citizens more concerned with their children’s future rather than the need for instant gratification is essentially the reason why his party is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds thus begging the question: can the Greens find a way to cut through the hot air of political hypocrisy and evolve into a mobilizing force that can one day offer the country something more than the usual string of false promises and smug excuses?
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